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QUA L I T Y, C O N C I S E – T H E F U T U R E O F I N D E PE N D E N T JOU R NA L I S M
The party’s over
Forget the honeymoon,
Meghan’s royal duties
start tomorrow
PLUS What really
happened at the
after-party; the
clean-up operation
& Jane
Merrick
P6-8 & 18
MONDAY
21 MAY 2018
Number 2,336
LIFE
How I beat
my fear of
leaving the
house
P33
P33
May
declares
high-tech
war on
cancer
» Artificial intelligence to help prevent
22,000 deaths a year by 2033, says PM
» More than 50,000 people with cancer could be
diagnosed earlier – chronic diseases will also be targeted
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» Emerging technologies could bring five extra
years of healthy, independent life by 2035
PLUS THE CANNABIS PLANT CHEMICAL
THAT COULD HELP SMOKERS QUIT
Manic Monday?
Simon Calder
on a day of rail
chaos ahead
P13
Ian Birrell
The rebirth
of the Tories?
P15
Cyclist escapes
cougar attack
P20
What new data
laws mean for
you P26
SPORT
The beautiful
game
Conte: show me
the money if you
want good football
P56
P4-5
PLUS I’VE BEEN HAVING AN AFFAIR FOR 3 YEARS BUT WON’T LEAVE MY HUSBAND
P26
I MEDIA
P41
The
News
Matrix
POLITICS
How is a
toxic invasion
causing misery
in a seaside
town?
See p.19
The day at
a glance
MONDAY
21
MAY
Quote of the day
The greatest of faults,
I should say, is to be
conscious of none
THOMAS CARLYLE
MPs shocked at £1.7m
pay of mobility boss
MPs have attacked as “totally
unacceptable” the £1.7m pay packet
of the boss of a business supplying
cars to the disabled. The Work and
Pension and Treasury committees
found that Mike Betts, of Motability
Operations, enjoyed a 78 per cent
pay increase over nine years.
RELIGION
ENVIRONMENT
DIPLOMACY
ARGENTINA
Pope appeals for
peace in Holy Land
Wildfire spreads
on Arthur’s Seat
Taiwan angered by
exclusion by WHO
Johnson lays wreath
for Falklands’ dead
Pope Francis says “gestures of
dialogue and reconciliation” are
needed for the Holy Land and all
the Middle East. He also told the
audience in St Peter’s Square
yesterday he had “united himself
spiritually” to a prayer vigil on
Saturday in Jerusalem. Earlier, he
prayed for peace in Gaza.
Around 30 firefighters tackled
a large wildfire which spread
across Arthur’s Seat in the heart
of Edinburgh. Six appliances and
around 30 crew members fought
the blaze which started after
grass caught fire near the summit
of the famous hill. There were
no casualties.
Taiwan’s health minister says the
island feels “angry” it was not invited
to the World Health Organisation
assembly in Geneva. Chen ShihChung attributed the exclusion to
tensions between China and Taiwan.
China has barred Taiwan from the
assembly since Taiwan elected a
pro-independence president in 2016.
Boris Johnson, the Foreign
Secretary, visited a Falklands
War memorial in Buenos Aires
yesterday and laid a wreath in
honour of the dead. An Argentine
minister will lay a wreath at St
Paul’s Cathedral next month to
reciprocate the gesture, as part of
efforts to improve relations. PAGE 9
COASTGUARD
SPAIN
ECONOMY
MACEDONIA
German mine found
on beach detonated
Hashish smuggling
ring broken up
Insolvent retailers
up by 7 per cent
Opposition against
state’s name change
A live German sea mine from the
Second World War washed up on the
Sussex coast has been towed out to
sea and blown up. The 6ft long metal
device, thought to weigh 1,000kg,
was found on a beach near Bognor
Regis at the weekend. The Maritime
and Coastguard Agency said the
mine was “safely detonated”.
Spanish authorities have broken up
an alleged drug ring that smuggled
hashish from Morocco to Europe.
The interior minister Juan Ignacio
Zoido said yesterday police arrested
12 alleged smugglers and confiscated
£200,000. The arrests mark the
second major drugs bust in the
province of Cadiz this month.
The number of retailers entering
insolvency has increased by 7 per
cent to more than 1,000 in the past
year, a study shows. The jump from
999 to 1,071 shows how firms are
continuing to suffer from high costs,
said the law firm RPC. The shift
in sales from the high street to the
internet is also to blame, it says.
Macedonia’s main opposition party,
the nationalist VMRO-DPMNE, said
it was against changing the country’s
name to Republic of Ilinden
Macedonia, undermining prospects
for a solution of a dispute with
Greece. Athens disputes the state’s
name, saying it implies a claim over
its province of the same name.
Birthdays
Leo Sayer, singer, 70;
Tom Daley, diver, 24;
Mr T, actor, 66;
Noel Fielding, comedian,
45; Kano, rapper, 33;
Mark Cavendish, cyclist
(below), 33
Anniversaries
Saturday 21 May 1927
The US pilot Charles
Lindbergh lands at
Le Bourget in Paris,
completing the first solo,
non-stop transatlantic
flight. His monoplane, The
Spirit of St Louis, had lifted
off from New York 33.5
hours before.
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Crossword.............22
TV & Radio...........28
The 10 Best...........35
Business.................40
Puzzles.....................44
Weather...................46
A music fund to support independent artists has helped to create more than
160 albums and generated some £13m. The Momentum Music Fund, set up by
the PRS Foundation and Arts Council England in 2013, provides grants of
between £5,000 and £15,000 to musicians based anywhere in the UK.
CULTURE
The List
Getting music
careers spinning
The plane truth
about flight delays
Here is the average delay for all
departures from 25 of the UK’s
busiest airports in 2017, according
to analysis of Civil Aviation
Authority data.
1. London Luton 19.7 minutes
2. London Gatwick 18.9
3. Jersey 18.7
4. Durham Tees Valley 18.6
5. Birmingham 18.2
6. Bristol 17.6
7. Belfast International 16.7
= Manchester 16.7
= London Stansted 16.7
10. Aberdeen 16.1
11. Edinburgh 15.8
12. Cardiff 15.7
13. Glasgow 15.0
14. Doncaster Sheffield 14.3
15. Liverpool 14.0
16. London Southend 13.5
= Southampton 13.5
18. East Midlands
International 13.3
19. Newcastle 12.8
20. Bournemouth 12.3
21. Exeter 11.9
22. London City 11.6
23. Belfast City 11.3
= Leeds Bradford 11.3
25. London Heathrow 11.0
Newspapers support recycling
The recycled paper content of UK
newspapers in 2017 was 64.6%
273
160
Number of artists
and bands funded
since the scheme
started in 2013
new albums
created with
the fund’s
help
26% Altenative/Indie
16% Dance/Electric
3% Jazz
4% World/Folk/Blues
7% Singer/Songwriter
9% Rock
8% Pop
180
£2.58m
UK tours supported
over
generated for the
British music industry
Hop/Rap/
R&B/Soul
27% Hip
Genres of
funded artists
1,000
tour dates
£13m
3,896
applications received,
with a 7% success rate
49%
91%
awarded to
successful applicants
the proportion of grantees from
Black, Asian and Minority
Ethnic backgrounds
of artists say their
streaming stats
have improved
GRAPHIC: PHILLIP HARRIS. SOURCE: PRS FOUNDATION
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NEWS
2-27
VOICES
14-18
TV
28-29
IQ
30-38
ThePage3Profile
CRIME
KAMI RITA, NEPALESE SHERPA
‘Peace Duck’ statue
thrown into river
A 4ft duck sculpture that was part
of an art trail to raise money for
charity has been vandalised. The
“Peace Duck” was torn from a plinth
in Ironbridge, Shropshire, at the
weekend and thrown into the river
Severn, where it was rescued by
canoeists. A £300 reward is offered
for information on the culprits.
UNITED STATES
‘Melanie’ Trump
out of hospital
President Donald Trump has
welcomed his wife Melania home
from hospital in a tweet that
misspells her name. “Great to have
our incredible First Lady back
home in the White House. Melanie
is feeling and doing really well.” Mrs
Trump spent five days in hospital for
an unspecified kidney procedure.
NATURE
Tree lovers join
forces to save oaks
Who has got high hopes?
Kami Rita is a Sherpa guide who
set a world record last week after
conquering Mount Everest for the
22nd time. He first scaled the world’s
highest mountain aged 24 and has
repeated the feat almost every year
since. Before setting out on his latest
ascent, he said that he aimed to climb
Everest at least 25 times, although he
is now 48, making him a veteran in
Sherpa guide terms.
Over the hill?
Well he certainly doesn’t seem to
have peaked! After flying back to
Kathmandu by helicopter, Rita told
the assembled press that he’s not
ready to retire. “I will continue to
climb,” he said. “I have not reached my
retirement age and, until I retire, I will
continue to be a guide on Everest.”
Rita previously shared the record for
climbing the 8,848m peak with two
other Sherpa guides, both of whom
have retired, making Rita’s legacy
secure for now.
Isn’t it dangerous?
It is, and Rita knows that only too well.
He was at Everest Base Camp when
an avalanche struck in 2014, killing
16 Sherpa guides, including five from
his team. And the next year, an earth-
quake triggered another avalanche
that ripped through Base Camp,
killing 19 people. He escaped only
because his team’s tents were set up
that year on the far side of Base Camp.
Why does he keep doing it then?
For Rita, mountaineering is in the
blood. His father was among the
first professional guides after Nepal
opened to foreign trekkers and mountaineers in 1950. And his brother has
scaled Everest 17 times. In fact, most
of his male relatives have reached the
top at least once. They’re living the
high life, you could say.
Russell Parton
3
i MONDAY
21 MAY 2018
BUSINESS SPORT
40-43
47-56
A campaign to protect the UK’s oak
trees from pests and diseases will
be launched at the Chelsea Flower
Show. The Action Oak Partnership –
made up of charities, environmental
organisations and landowners –
aims to raise £15m for research and
monitoring to help safeguard the
UK’s 121 million oaks.
NATURE
‘Jurassic Park’ expert
shows off red T. rex
The Montana palaeontologist who
consulted with Steven Spielberg
on the Jurassic Park movies is
developing a 3D hologram exhibit to
showcase the latest theories on what
dinosaurs looked like. Jack Horner’s
travelling exhibits, featuring a bright
red feathered Tyrannosaurus rex,
will launch next spring.
Letter from the
Assistant Editor
Andrew Johnson
i@inews.co.uk
What Britain can
achieve, with a will
Even for a republican like me, it’s
hard not to look at the events of
Saturday and feel a certain sense
of… could it be pride?
The royal wedding was an
example to the world of what
Britain can be at its best. The sun
shining on a late spring day as an
emotionally intelligent prince
brings his ancient family bang
up to date – and a little into the
future – with his American mixedrace bride. A wedding that saw the
usual establishment stuffiness
blown away with its dose of black
culture, the sermon from the
Chicago Episcopal Bishop Michael
Curry and the moving rendition
of “Stand By Me” by the Kingdom
Choir, led by Karen Gibson.
This is what Britain should be
about. Open, progressive, without
losing a sense of its tradition.
All of this – from the dress
to the cake, to the guest list and
the private fireworks display –
in just six months. The couple
announced their engagement
in November.
It’s amazing what Britain can
do when it puts its mind to it.
Today, we will see the other side of
Britain. The country at its worst.
The Grenfell Tower inquiry will
open in London with tributes
from friends and family members
to their lost loved ones (see page
10). Almost a year on and many
survivors are still living in hotels
and B&Bs, despite pledges at the
time to rehouse them within three
weeks. And only last week did
Theresa May announce that the
Government will fund the £400m
removal of dangerous cladding
throughout the country.
If we can throw a mega-party
with six months’ notice, it surely
shouldn’t take more than a year
to rehouse victims of one of the
country’s most appalling, and
preventable, tragedies.
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NEWS
HEALTH
Tea leaves could brew up an alternative way to curb cancer cells
By Tom Bawden
SCIENCE CORRESPONDENT
Tiny particles from tea leaves may
be an effective way to curb cancer, a
study has suggested.
Researchers found these “nanoparticles” significantly inhibited the
growth of lung cancer cells, destroying up to 80 per cent of them.
They made the discovery while
they were testing out a new method
of producing a type of nanoparticle
called quantum dots – semi-conductive particles which are 4,000 times
thinner than a human hair.
They are valuable in healthcare
because they mimic a reaction of the
human immune system, raising the
possibility they could boost or even
replace antibiotics.
“Our research confirmed previous
evidence that tea leaf extract can be
a non-toxic alternative to making
quantum dots using chemicals,” said
Dr Sudhagar Pitchaimuthu of Swansea University, lead researcher on
the project, reported in the journal
Applied Nano Materials.
“The real surprise was that the
dots actively inhibited the growth of
the lung cancer cells. We hadn’t been
expecting this,” Dr Pitchaimuthu
said. Quantum dots represent a
“very promising” avenue.
Tea leaves contain a wide vari-
ety of compounds, including
polyphenols, amino acids,
vitamins and antioxidants. The researchers
mixed tea leaf extract
with cadmium sulphate
and sodium sulphide
and allowed the solution
to incubate, which causes quantum dots to form.
They then applied the dots
to lung cancer cells.
Quantum dots can be made
chemically, but it is complicated and expensive and
has toxic side effects.
The research team was
exploring a non-toxic
plant-based alternative
method of producing
the dots,.
“The next step is to
scale up our operation,”Dr
Pitchaimuthu said.
COVER STORY
Technology ‘can
save thousands
from cancer’
By Richard Vaughan
Artificial intelligence is to transform
cancer diagnosis in the UK, saving
around 22,000 lives a year by 2033,
under plans to be announced by
Theresa May today.
In a speech in Macclesfield the
Prime Minister will throw down the
gauntlet to the health service, cancer charities and the tech sector to
demand they seize the opportunities
that AI can offer.
Her comments will form the first in
a series of speeches planned by the
Government in the run-up to the 70th
anniversary of the NHS in July.
Downing Street believes the use of
emerging technologies could mean
that at least 50,000 people every year
with prostate, ovarian, lung or bowel
cancer will be identified earlier than
they are today.
Such technology could be used to
cross-reference people’s genes, habits and medical records with national
data, to allow doctors to make earlier
referrals for a variety of cancers. AI
could also be used to check retinal
scans when people have eye tests,
which can help to predict the future
risk of heart attacks and strokes.
The PM is expected to say that “the
development of smart technologies
to analyse great quantities of data
quickly and with a higher degree of
accuracy than is possible by human
beings opens up a whole new field of
medical research”.
The plans set out by Mrs May form
part of the Government’s Industrial
Strategy. Downing Street is hopeful
Theresa May hopes AI can save lives
and create jobs in cancer diagnosis PA
that such technology will spawn an
entirely new sector of AI in healthcare, which could lead to the creation
of thousands of jobs.
Sir Harpal Kumar, the chief executive of Cancer Research, said: “We
estimate that if this infrastructure
enabled us to reduce late diagnosis by half in the next 15 years, then
for just four types of cancers – lung,
bowel, prostate and ovary – 22,000
fewer people each year would die
within five years of their diagnosis.”
Simon Gillespie, chief executive of
the British Heart Foundation, added:
“There is promising evidence that
using artificial intelligence to analyse
MRI scans could spot early signs of
heart disease.” Mrs May will also announce a pledge to ensure “five more
years of people’s lives will be healthy,
independent and active” by 2035.
Trust me, I’m a robot The AI revolution
Theresa May will commit to a “data
revolution” in the NHS to allow
artificial intelligence to spot cancers
and other ailments such as heart
disease and strokes much earlier.
Ministers have already ploughed
£210m into the development of AI as
the Government aims to become a
world leader in such technology.
The Prime Minister also wants
to ensure that five more years
of people’s lives are healthy and
active, by harnessing technological
innovations to support people
to remain in work for longer and
improve public health and social care.
The proposals form part of the
Government’s Industrial Strategy,
which is underpinned by four “grand
challenges” where the UK intends to
be a world leader, namely: artificial
intelligence and the data economy;
clean growth; healthy ageing; and the
future of mobility.
NEWS
2-27
VOICES
14-18
TV
28-29
IQ
30-38
BUSINESS SPORT
40-43
47-56
i MONDAY
21 MAY 2018
5
ENVIRONMENT
Take action
against school
run polluters
By Richard Vaughan
EDUCATION CORRESPONDENT
Transport Secretary Chris Grayling
must take urgent action such as supporting schools to ban parents from
driving to the school gates in a bid to
reduce air pollution and congestion,
campaigners have warned.
Charity Living Streets has called
on the Government to do more to
improve children’s walk to school,
including working with councils and
schools to stop cars pulling up to the
school gates.
A survey, carried out by pollsters
Opinium on behalf of the charity,
showed that two-fifths of primary
school parents were concerned
about air pollution around their
child’s school.
It comes just days after the UK
was referred to the European Court
of Justice for failing to tackle illegal
levels of air pollution.
Studies have shown that Britain’s
air problem is leading to around
40,000 premature deaths every year.
According to the National Travel
Survey, just 53 per cent of children in
England get to school on foot, while
37 per cent are driven.
Good day, sunshine…
The Grand Union Canal in
London provides a good spot
for a jog yesterday morning.
Temperatures in the city
are expected to rise to 22°C
today, with Edinburgh
expected to enjoy 20°C.
PETER DEJONG/AP
Weather, page 46
SCIENCE
HEALTH
Chemical in cannabis plant could
help smokers to kick addiction
Mother seeks to
renew scripts
for epileptic son
By Michael McHugh
By Tom Bawden
SCIENCE CORRESPONDENT
A chemical found in cannabis plants
– that is safe to ingest and doesn’t
make you high – could hold the key
to giving up smoking, scientists
have claimed.
Researchers have discovered
that taking cannabidiol (CBD) completely disables some of the most
fundamental triggers for relapse in
smokers who have quit – cues that
they strongly associate with cigarettes, such as friends smoking or
particular settings.
This study, published in the journal Addiction, builds on previous
research which found that smokers
Valentina Lorenzetti, of
the Australian Catholic
University in Melbourne, added:
“This research is exciting and
very innovative.”
who used a CBD inhaler whenever
they felt like smoking cut their cigarette consumption by 40 per cent
over the course of a week.
Both studies, led by University
College London, were small-scale
and the researchers caution that
much bigger groups are needed to
confirm the results.
But experts say they still offer significant hope that CBD could play a
HEALTH
‘Strong impetus’ for cannabidiol trials
By Tom Bawden
Cannabis plants could potentially
be used as effective treatments for
alcohol, cocaine and a range of other
“substance-use disorders” as well as
smoking, researchers said.
The same “mechanism” which
is raising hopes that cannabidiol
(CBD) may help smokers to quit
could also help addicts of other
drugs, scientists have suggested.
“These findings provide a strong
impetus for clinical trials of cannabidiol for addictive behaviours,
and pinpoint a key therapeutic mechanism through which it
may act,” said Dr Tom Freeman,
senior academic fellow at King’s
College London.
Cannabis, pain killers and heroin
are among the other substance-use
disorders CBD may help. In a study
on rodents, CBD was found to lessen
the neurodegeneration caused by alcohol abuse.
fundamental role in an effective way
to quit smoking – with a treatment
potentially becoming available in as
little as five years.
“These findings suggest that cannabidiol has promise as a treatment
for tobacco addiction,” said Dr Tom
Freeman, of King’s College London, who worked on the study with
UCL researchers.
“It might be particularly effective when abstinent smokers are
exposed to cues that trigger relapse,
such as when they are with a friend
who lights a cigarette, or in a particular place they associate with smoking,” he added.
The findings have been
welcomed by experts in
the field who were not
involved in the projects.
“ Ta ke n toge ther,
these studies suggest
CBD could play a key
role in helping people
to give up smoking,” said
Professor Yasmin Hurd, director of the Addiction Institute at
the Mount Sinai hospital network in
New York.
Dr Amir Englund, of King’s College London, added: “These findings
are exciting as they suggest CBD
may interfere with some of the underlying mechanisms behind tobacco addiction and could potentially be
a treatment for people who are trying to quit.”
‘Happy chemical’
Cannabidiol (CBD) boosts levels of
the “happy chemical” anandamide.
Beyond boosting moods and
reducing anxiety, little is known
about how anandamide has the
effects that it does.
Although scientists welcomed
the finding they cautioned that
much more research is needed to
confirm whether cannabidiol may
be an effective treatment for giving
up smoking. They point out that it
didn’t reduce craving or withdrawal
symptoms in smokers in
the experiments.
But CBD could still
prove an effective
treatment for smokers
who are impacted by
smoking cues above any
other trigger for relapse,
while it could form part
of a broader, catch-all
cessation programme,
scientists say.
The researchers will also conduct
further tests with larger doses to
see whether that reduces craving
or withdrawal. Craving is best
characterised as a gut feeling that
you really want something while
withdrawal symptoms manifest
themselves in irritability, increased
heart rate and anxiety. Both are
major triggers for a relapse.
The mother of a severely epileptic
boy who was the UK’s first patient to
receive marijuana legally on the NHS
will lobby MPs this week after the
Government halted his prescription.
Billy Caldwell, 11, from Castlederg
in County Tyrone, has a form of the
condition meaning he cannot get help
through medication or diet.
He suffered up to 100 seizures a
day until 2016 when he began treatment with cannabis oil in the US,
where medical marijuana is legal.
Billy became the first
person in the UK to receive legal cannabis
after his local GP,
Brendan O’Hare,
b e ga n w r i t i n g
prescriptions.
The doctor was
summoned to a
meeting with Home
Office officials recently and told to desist.
Billy’s mother, Charlotte
(inset), is meeting MPs and speaking
at a conference on medicinal cannabis use in London this week.
SDLP Foyle Stormont Assembly
member Mark Durkan said: “I am
appalled that the Home Office have
reacted so heavy handedly to a very
sensitive and high profile case. It has
been clear from the start that Billy’s
GP has issued this treatment in good
faith to save a young boy’s life.”
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NEWS
VOLUNTEERS
Giant chocolate coin and shortbread in goodie bags
By Andy Johnson
“Public champions” invited to
watch the royal wedding from
the grounds of Windsor Castle
did not go home empty-handed.
More than 2,640 members of
the public attended and listened
to the service from inside the
castle grounds. They included
1,200 people invited because
they had demonstrated strong
leadership in their communities.
The contents of the “goodie
bags” given to the volunteers
and charity workers included
a giant chocolate coin, a tin of
shortbread biscuits, a fridge
magnet and a voucher for 20 per
cent off in the castle shop, as well
as a bottle of Windsor Castle
water to help in the heat, and a
royal wedding programme.
The gift card read: “Thank you
for sharing the wedding day
of HRH Prince Harry and
Meghan Markle.”
Many of the recipients took
to social media to showcase the
contents. Royal photographer
James Whatling, who tweeted a
photo of the bag, said: “A lovely
touch for the guests in the castle
for todays’s royal wedding,
complete with... a huge Harry
and Meghan chocolate coin.”
CELEBRATIONS
The party’s over:
honeymoon on
hold as duty calls
By Russell Parton
The newly-married Duke and Duchess of Sussex left Windsor Castle
yesterday as the weekend’s wedding
celebrations drew to a close.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
now begin life as a married couple
after tying the knot in a spectacular ceremony that captivated the nation and marked a
new era for the royals.
Fo l l o w i n g a s t a rstudded ceremony and
lunchtime reception on
Saturday, the newlyweds
spent the evening partying with 200 of their closest
friends and family.
Former actress Meghan became
the first mixed-race member of the
Royal Family in what many see as
a sign of the changing face of the
monarchy.
Details of the honeymoon have yet
to be confirmed, although the couple
are said to be considering spending a
few days in Ireland beforehand.
Botswana is one possible honeymoon destination as it offers stunning wildlife, breathtaking scenery
and, importantly, privacy from prying eyes.
It is also a place Harry
knows well, having reportedly whisked Meghan there for her 36th
birthday last year.
The Duchess said she
wants to “hit the ground
running” as a royal, and
the couple’s first official engagement is tomorrow, at a garden party at Buckingham Palace to
mark Prince Charles’s 70th birthday
in November.
Harry gave his wife an emeraldcut aquamarine ring (inset) which
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Dirty burgers,
house music and
a When Harry Met
Meghan cocktail
By Rob Hastings
The Duke and
Duchess of Sussex
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belonged to his late mother Diana,
Princess of Wales.
And like Diana, the Duchess of Sussex take a keen interest in charitable
and humanitarian causes, details of
which were revealed hours after the
ceremony on her own web page on
the Royal Family’s official website .
The page details how Meghan devotes her time to supporting charities and organisations including the
global forum One Young World and
UN Women. It includes a quote from
a speech she made on International
Women’s Day in New York City in
2015 when she said: “I’m proud to be
a woman and a feminist.”
It also discloses how she has volunteered in soup kitchens throughout her life and arranged for leftover
meals from the television legal drama
series Suits, in which she starred as
Rachel Zane, to be donated to homeless shelters in Toronto.
“These early experiences helped
to shape her lifelong commitment
to causes such as social justice and
women’s empowerment,” it states.
The Royal Family
tweeted: “Thank you to
everyone who came to Windsor
and those who followed from
around the UK... and the world.
Congratulations to the Duke and
Duchess of Sussex.”
BROADCASTING
BBC beats ITV in ratings war
as 13 million viewers tune in
By Sherna Noah
The royal wedding was a
hit with TV viewers –
smashing records for the
year so far.
Prince Harry and
Meghan’s big day was
watched by a peak of
13.1 million, just after
1pm, on BBC1, making
it the biggest peak
figure so far in 2018, the
broadcaster said. Its coverage,
led by Kirsty Young (inset), Huw
Edwards and Dermot O’Leary,
beat ITV’s, which peaked at 3.6
million around an hour later
at 2pm. The combined average
audience, for BBC and ITV, was
around 11 million.
The Duke and Duchess
of Cambridge’s wedding
in 2011 enjoyed a higher
combined audience of
17.6 million, according
to consolidated
figures, but that
number included people
watching on catch-up.
The BBC’s coverage of
Saturday’s wedding attracted
an average of 8.7 million viewers
between 9am and 2pm.
Winchester
Cathedral
screened the
ceremony GETTY
Never mind the exchange of vows.
Forget the lunchtime reception. It
was the evening party – with James
Corden (inset) as compère and Sam
Totolee on the decks – that was the
most exclusive of Saturday’s royal
wedding celebrations.
After a break of a few hours following lunch, 200 guests were
back for a black-tie wedding
dinner at Frogmore House.
The new Duke of Sussex drove the Duchess
to the venue in a Jaguar
E-Type, converted to
run on electricity and
with the numberplate
E190518 to mark their
wedding date.
The guests began to arrive at the house, located in
Windsor Great Park, at 7pm. Many
arrived on a double-decker bus
from Coworth Park hotel in Ascot,
where Prince Harry and his brother
had stayed before the wedding.
Journalists were not invited, but
reporters devoured any details to
emerge from the gathering, where
the light meal of organic canapés
apparently ran until around 10pm.
Prince William, who had already
given an address earlier in the day
as his brother’s best man, gave a
more “naughty” speech this time
around, according to Mail Online, and there was also said to be
a “risqué” joint effort delivered by
Prince Harry’s friend from Eton
days, Tom Inskip (a banker known
as “Skippy”), and property agent
Tom van Straubenzee, whom
Prince Harry knows from their
days at Ludgrove prep school.
The Duchess also said a few
words, to thank the Royal Family
for welcoming her.
The website reported that
candyfloss and “dirty burgers” were served as
midnight snacks, and
a cocktail, When
Harry Met Meghan, made with
ginger and rum,
was served.
The newlyweds’
first dance was to
Whitney Houston’s
“I Wanna Dance With
Somebody (Who Loves
Me)”, The Daily Telegraph reported. House music is thought to have
been the soundtrack of choice, courtesy of Totolee, who played at Pippa
Middleton’s wedding last year. Fireworks lit up the night sky before the
couple retired to Windsor Castle.
Tennis star Serena
Williams has revealed
she wore trainers underneath
her floral Valentino dress for the
evening reception. She wore a
stunning Versace dress for the
wedding itself.
THE DRESSES
McCartney ‘honoured to
have designed evening gown’
By Tony Jones
Prince Harry thanked his wife’s
wedding dress designer for
making sure Meghan was an
“absolutely stunning” bride.
British designer Clare
Waight Keller, who was
spotted arranging the
Duchess of Sussex’s
veil and train just
before she entered
St George’s Chapel,
said soon after the
ceremony Harry
rushed up to praise
her efforts.
She said: “He came
straight up to me and said,
‘Oh my God, thank you, she looks
absolutely stunning.’”
Asked about the moment
Meghan was able to look at
herself dressed and ready in
the mirror on Saturday morning,
Ms Waight Keller said: “She
was just glowing. She was
absolutely radiant.”
Meghan’s hairstylist Serge
Normant said it was “dreamy”
to work with Meghan, creating
a bun that was “messy, in a
controlled way”.
After the wedding
the Duchess of Sussex
changed into a
white halterneck
evening gown by
Stella McCartney.
“I am so honoured
to have been chosen
to make her evening
gown and represent
British design,” the
British designer told Women’s
Wear Daily. Ms McCartney
also designed the dresses worn
by Meghan’s mother, Doria
Ragland, Amal Clooney and
Oprah Winfrey.
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CHARITY
Parade of the bin
lorries in Windsor
clean-up operation
Duchess leaves
flowers at war
memorial
By Rob Hastings
After the wedding procession came
the parade of bin lorries. Windsor’s efforts to restore normality to its streets
after Saturday’s celebrations began
early yesterday morning, as rubbish
collectors moved in to clear up the litter left by 120,000 well-wishers.
As the world’s media began to depart, together with the caterers, the
temporary security infrastructure
that helped 3,000 police oversee the
event also began to be dismantled
while most people in the town were
still asleep. Tents, barriers and scaffolding all had to removed.
With the newly appointed Duke
As royal fans waited for
a glimpse of Harry and
Meghan yesterday morning, they
instead saw the Queen in a Range
Rover being driven past the
entrance of Windsor Farm shop.
and Duchess of Sussex deciding to
spend their first night as a married
couple at Windsor Castle, however,
the Berkshire town was still busy with
officers watching over events yesterday morning.
Thames Valley Police had been
ridiculed for a tweet in advance of the
ceremony asking well-wishers not
to throw confetti “at any time during the day” because it could create
a “potential security risk”. But the
force’s point that it would also be “a
bit of a pain to clean up” was far more
understandable.
Naziq Hussain, the manager of
Esquires Coffee on the High Street,
was impressed by how quickly things
were returning to normal when he arrived at work yesterday morning.
“This morning it seems like a pretty
average Sunday, except for the TV
crews,” he said. “The place is really
tidy; you wouldn’t think anything happened. The clean-up operation began
very soon afterwards. It’s very well
planned and executed.”
By Helen William
Dog walkers make their way down the Long Walk in Windsor yesterday
morning, as the clean-up continues following the royal wedding PA
The Duchess of Sussex has followed
the royal tradition of having her wedding bouquet left at the grave of the
Unknown Warrior.
The resting place at Westminster
Abbey holds the remains of a First
World War soldier who has come to
symbolise the nation’s war dead.
In 1923 the late Queen Mother
began the long-standing tradition
when her posy was left at the grave
following her wedding to the Duke of
York, later George VI.
Other flowers that graced the royal
wedding have been shared out to different charities.
Former embroiderer Pauline
Clayton, 89, a patient at St Joseph’s
Hospice in Hackney, east London,
described the gift from the Duke and
Duchess of Sussex as “lovely”.
Hospice officials discovered by
chance that Ms Clayton used to work
for the Queen’s dressmaker, Sir Norman Hartnell, when they chatted to
her after the royal wedding.
The hospice was among a number
of charities which received some of
the white garden roses, peonies and
foxgloves from Windsor.
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Ministers ‘put UK
security at risk by
tolerating dirty
Russia cash’
By Nigel Morris
POLITICAL EDITOR
Ministers have been accused by MPs
of jeopardising Britain’s security and
international reputation by “turning
a blind eye” to the flow of Russian
“dirty money” through the City.
In a report by the all-party Foreign
Affairs Select Committee, Theresa
May’s Government was charged
with allowing cronies of President
Vladimir Putin (inset) to continue
“business as usual” despite her strong
language after the Salisbury attack.
The MPs said oligarchs with
links to the Kremlin were
still laundering their corruptly acquired money
in London – and using
those assets to undermine Western values
of democracy and the
rule of law. They warned
that “turning a blind eye”
to ill-gotten gains hidden in
the City risked sending the signal
that the UK was not serious about
confronting Russian aggression.
Ministers were challenged to display
“stronger political leadership” by giving law enforcement agencies more
resources to tackle the problem.
In their report, they said the
amount of Russian cash in the UK
was relatively small, but added: “The
damage this money can do to UK foreign policy interests, by corrupting
our friends, weakening our alliances,
and eroding trust in our institutions
is, however, potentially enormous.
“The Government cannot afford
to turn a blind eye as kleptocrats and
human rights abusers use the City
of London to launder their ill-gotten
funds and to circumvent sanctions,
putting that money directly into the
hands of regimes that would harm
the UK, its interests and its allies.”
The MPs called for the Government to impose sanctions on more
individuals with Kremlin connections
by using the powers in the pipeline in
a new anti-money laundering Bill.
It will allow the prosecution of Russian nationals responsible for human
rights violations.
As evidence of the Government’s
hands-off attitude, the committee
pointed to the London flotation of
an energy company part-owned by
a Russian state bank which has been
sanctioned by the US and EU.
Shortly after the Salisbury attack,
the Russian embassy in London
tweeted “business as usual”
after a Russian energy
multinational completed
a £500m sale.
Tom Tugendhat, the
committee’s chairman,
said: “The UK must be
clear that the corruption
stemming from the Kremlin is no longer welcome in our
markets and we will act. We must be
united in our efforts to match rhetoric with action – in the City, through
policy and among allies in the US, G7
and EU.”
The committee called on the Government to work with allies to identify and sanction individuals and
entities used by the Kremlin in carrying out its “acts of aggression” – including disinformation campaigns,
the destabilisation of neighbouring
states and foreign assassinations.
The report also called on
ministers to investigate
“gaps” in the sanctions which
allowed the Russian government
and individuals linked to President Putin to continue to raise
funds in the City.
Boris Johnson and
an orphan monkey
at an animal
rescue centre in
Peru PA
DIPLOMACY
Johnson to honour Argentine dead from Falklands War
By Andrew Woodcock
Boris Johnson is to lay a wreath at
a memorial to the Argentine dead
of the Falklands war as he visits the
South American country on the second leg of a trade tour.
The Foreign Secretary will visit
the Monumento a los caidos en
Malvinas (the Monument to the
Fallen in the Falklands) in Argentina’s capital, Buenos Aires.
The monument is in memory of
the 649 Argentine troops who died
in the conflict after Argentina invaded the British territories in 1982 .
Mr Johnson will become the first
foreign secretary to visit Argentina
since 1993 as he attends a meeting
of G20 foreign ministers in Buenos
Aires today.
Mr Johnson kicked off his Latin
American tour in Peru, where he
announced a £177m UK-funded
programme to encourage carbon reduction in four of the
region’s countries.
CONSERVATIVES
Party ‘must widen appeal or lose power’
By Sam Lister
The Conservative Party will be “finished for at least a generation” if it
does not broaden its appeal, a group
of Tories has warned.
In a stark assessment, a Tory MP
and a former adviser to Theresa
May said few young people or black
and minority ethnic voters were
backing the party.
Launching a new think-tank
called Onward, Neil O’Brien and
Will Tanner said the Conservative
Party would “forfeit its political relevance” if it failed to act.
The Environment Secretary, Michael Gove,
who is backing the new
group, said: “The Conservative Party is at its
best when it appeals
beyond its core vote
and puts forward a reforming, forward-looking
agenda that responds to the
concerns of the entire nation.”
Mr Tanner, the director of On-
ward and former deputy head of
the No 10 Policy Unit, said: “The
Conservative Party will not
win from its ideological
fringes. It can only regain a serious majority by putting forward
a positive agenda in the
mainstream of public
opinion and appealing to
as broad a range of people
as possible.”
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PEOPLE
Across
Abramovich returns to
Russia after UK visa ‘delayed’
By Nigel Morris
Roman Abramovich, the Russian
owner of Chelsea football club, has
not yet had his visa renewed by
the Home Office after it expired
last month.
The billionaire, who has been
named by the White House as a
crony of Russian President Vladimir
Putin, was not at Wembley stadium
to see his team lift the FA Cup on
Saturday. Mr Abramovich returned
to Moscow last month after his investor visa ran out, according to
two friends quoted by the Financial
Times. A third associate said his request for a new visa had not been
denied, but the UK authorities were
taking longer than usual to renew it
without explaining the delay.
Mr Abramovich, 51, made his fortune in oil, along with stakes in the
airline Aeroflot and an aluminium
company. The tycoon transformed
Chelsea’s fortunes by heavily investing in the London club after
he bought it in 2003. His name appeared on the Trump administration’s so-called “Putin list” of 96
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“oligarchs” and 114 Russian politicians who had close links to the Russian President, but the US has not
yet imposed any sanctions on them.
Mr Abramovich’s spokesman and
the Home Office did not comment.
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Grenfell victim
tributes to mark
start of hearings
I may ask my partner to
marry me, says Mandelson
By Jemma Crew
Two weeks of tributes remembering Grenfell Tower fire victims will
be heard by the public inquiry into
the disaster as its first phase begins.
Almost one year on, bereaved
family and friends will paint a picture of the loved ones they lost in
front of the retired judge chairing
the inquiry, Sir Martin Moore-Bick.
Seventy-one people died in the
fire that swept through Grenfell
Tower in west London on 14 June
last year. Starting the hearings this
way will ensure that “we will never
lose sight of who our work is for and
why we are doing it”, said the inquiry’s lead counsel Richard Millett.
Nicholas Burton will be able to
pay tribute to his wife, Maria Del
Pilar Burton, 74, who died in January after seven months in hospital
following the fire. Mrs Burton had
suffered from long-term health conditions prior to the disaster.
The commemorations follow a
week of significant victories for
Grenfell United, the main campaign group representing survivors and the bereaved. Their wish
for a diverse panel to sit alongside
Sir Martin was granted by Theresa
May after months of campaigning
and a petition backed by more than
150,000 supporters.
Panel members will be appointed
for the second phase of the inquiry,
due to start later this year, so as not
to delay the first part. The Government also promised to consult on
banning flammable cladding.
The commemorations are taking
place at the Millennium Gloucester
Hotel in south Kensington, close to
the Grenfell community.
The rest of phase one of the
inquiry will take place at
Holborn Bars in central London,
where several procedural hearings have already taken place.
By Nigel Morris
POLITICAL EDITOR
Lord Mandelson said that any
wedding would be ‘very private’
Peter Mandelson has said he feels inspired by the royal wedding to ask his
long-term partner to marry him.
Lord Mandelson has always been
reluctant to discuss his relationship
with the Brazilian-born Reinaldo
Avila da Silva, who took British citizenship in 2005.
However, he told ITV One’s Peston
on Sunday: “People all over the country are going to feel inspired. They
are all going to want to run out and
get married now.
“Even I am now wondering
whether I should finally tie the knot
with my partner after 20 years of
living together.”
Asked whether they would now get
married, he said: “I’m now thinking
about it. We need a discussion about
this.” The Labour peer insisted that
any wedding ceremony would be
“very private, very personal” and
added: “Honestly, it made me so
happy yesterday.”
Teased that his partner might turn
him down, he replied that rejection
would be “almost unimaginable”.
However, he said later in the programme that he had “almost gone
further” than he should have done
and that getting married was not a
“unilateral decision”.
POLITICS
New Labour peer once called for Lords to be abolished
By Russell Parton
A Labour peer was accused of “hypocrisy” after it emerged she had called
for the House of Lords to be abolished.
Pauline Bryan said she wanted
to see a “federal republic of Britain:
abolish the monarchy and the House
of Lords” ahead of the 2015 election,
according to The Mail on Sunday. But
Ms Bryan was among the three peers
appointed by the Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn last week.
Tory MP Andrew Percy said: “It
beggars belief that just two years
since Ms Bryan called for the Lords to
be consigned to the dustbin of political history, she is scrambling to get in
there.” A Labour source dismissed the
criticisms, saying Ms Bryan meant
she wanted to replace the Lords with
an elected upper chamber.
Theresa May was also criticised
for appointing nine new Tory peers
after Brexit defeats in the Lords. Labour peer Lord Adonis accused her of
“packing” the Lords with loyal peers.
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Satellites at risk
in ‘intensifying
threats’ in space
Gardening experts are
teaming up with the NHS
to promote the positive
impact horticulture
can have on people’s
mental health.
The Royal Horticultural
Society has already pledged
its Feel Good Garden at this
year’s Chelsea Flower Show
will live on at a Camden and
Islington Mental Health
Trust site in London to help
patients and staff.
Now the RHS has said its
gardens from the next two
years of the central London
show will also be given to
NHS patients.
The Chelsea Flower Show
previews today for invited
guests and opens to the
public tomorrow. It runs
until Saturday.
By Harriet Line
Britain must be ready to counter the
“intensifying threats” emerging in
space, Gavin Williamson has said, as
he announced the UK’s first Defence
Space Strategy.
The Defence Secretary is to boost
the number of personnel working in
the defence space sector by a fifth
over five years to more than 600. The
RAF Air Command will be responsible for “command and control” of UK
military space operations.
The strategy will include plans
to protect UK operations against
“emerging space-based threats”, such
as the jamming of satellites used for
broadcasting and navigation. It will
also review the UK’s current contribution to the European Union’s Galileo
space-based navigation programme
and any potential alternatives.
TECHNOLOGY
Social media sites ‘should make
parents prove age of children’
By Nigel Morris
POLITICAL EDITOR
Parents could soon be required by
Facebook and other social media
platforms to verify that their children are aged 13 before they can use
the websites.
The move was backed by the Culture Secretary, Matt Hancock, who
is also considering imposing limits
on teenagers’ online browsing time
in moves to tackle the “Wild West elements” of the internet.
Setting out details of the Government’s Internet Safety Strategy, he
said the intensive use of social media
by children meant this is “one of the
hardest times to be a parent”.
Mr Hancock said: “This new technology has come and made changes
to childhood that we couldn’t have
dreamed of when we were growing
up even just a generation ago.”
He disclosed that he was considering introducing a scheme which
would require parents to confirm
a young user’s age. At the moment,
youngsters only have to tick a box to
confirm they are old enough.
“Parental controls don’t work unless they have a strong backstop be-
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Digital minister abused
The digital minister has revealed that
she has received abuse online and
reported it to the police.
Margot James, appearing on
Sky News’s Ridge on Sunday, was
asked whether she had ever reported
online abuse to the police, and she
said that she had.
Ms James said: “It’s not just of
parliamentarians, it’s any woman
in public life, and some of our
famous broadcasters have had the
most terrible abuse online which is
completely unacceptable.”
Matt Hancock
said out of 14
social media
companies
invited to
talks, only four
attended ITV
On Saturday,
in your
Alexandra Shulman
The former editor of Vogue on
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hind them,” Mr Hancock told ITV’s
Peston on Sunday.
Asked if the Government could legislate to force social media companies
to limit the time young people spend
online, he replied: “Yes, and whether
you do that through parental controls or through absolute limits is an
open question.”
He said there would be “broad consultation” on the moves.
Mr Hancock also signalled his support for multimillion pound penalties
for social networks that breached
codes of conduct. He said they could
be fined up to four per cent of global turnover under the new Data
Protection Bill.
The minister also revealed that
14 social media companies had been
invited to talks with him but just
four attended.
“Digital technology is overwhelmingly a force for good across the world
and we must always champion innovation,” he said. “At the same time,
we have to address the Wild West
elements of the internet.
“We support technology companies to start up and grow, and we
want to work with them to keep our
citizens safe.”
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Rail shake-up
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commuter chaos
By Dave Higgens
and Russell Parton
A train operator has apologised
for disruption caused to passengers after the largest timetable
change across Britain for decades
was introduced.
Commuters are braced for further chaos this morning following
the biggest shake-up to rail timetables in decades that has already
been dubbed a “complete and
utter shambles”.
Every train run by the UK’s busiest franchise, Govia Thameslink
Railway (GTR) – which consists
of Southern, Thameslink, Great
Northern and Gatwick Express –
was rescheduled from yesterday.
More than four million trains
across Britain are to be rescheduled, in changes designed to allow
400 extra trains to run each day.
Govia Thameslink has warned
up to one million rail journeys a day
will be affected.
But some passengers were left
frustrated and confused by cancelled services. “The start to the
‘improved’ new timetable is utter
chaos,” said would-be passenger @
Ellis_Create on Twitter. “All trains
cancelled, been waiting hours.”
Great Northern, which runs
trains north-east out of London to
places including Cambridge and Peterborough, said on its Twitter feed:
“A reduced Great Northern service
is expected until the end of the day.
“A short-term amended timetable is in place across the Great
Northern network. This is resulting
in a reduced service operating with
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O
n the day in September
1830 that Britain
got its first intercity
passenger service,
a former cabinet
minister got himself killed by a
train. Like several other dignitaries
on the inaugural service from
Liverpool to Manchester, William
Huskisson disembarked at Parkside
station, to stretch his legs. Unlike
them, though, he failed to get
out of the path of Stephenson’s
trains being cancelled or revised.
Disruption is expected until the end
of the day.”
A GTR spokesman said: “We are
introducing the biggest change to
rail timetables in a generation and,
as we have been informing passengers, we expect some disruption to
services in the initial stages.
“This is a significant logistical
challenge as we make changes
across more than 3,000 daily services. We apologise to customers for
any inconvenience caused during
the initial stages of the timetable
change. The improvements we are
making will lead to a significant
boost in capacity with a 13 per cent
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Lovely view – shame about all the cancellations
he panorama from
Platform 1 of Blackfriars
station, straddling
the Thames in central
London, is one of the finest in
Europe: a vista encompassing St
Paul’s cathedral, Tower Bridge,
the Shard and Tate Modern –
complete with a low-tide beach
where children played in the
afternoon sun. For passengers
waiting for one of the many
cancelled trains yesterday
afternoon, the view was some
consolation. But the failures on
the first day of a revolutionary
new timetable did not augur well
for commuters heading into the
capital this morning.
Timetables have been
completely rewritten on the
Southern, Gatwick Express,
Thameslink and Great Northern
networks. They represent one in
four of all rail journeys in the UK.
One aim is to embrace
hundreds of new services
converging on Blackfriars from
south London, Surrey, Sussex and
Kent, and threading through the
central core to St Pancras and
onwards to Hertfordshire and
Cambridgeshire. The other: to
increase resilience and reliability.
“Passengers will see huge
benefits as a result of the changes
with space into London for an
extra 50,000 passengers in the
morning peak,’ says the overall
operator, Govia Thameslink
Railway. “Rail passengers will
benefit from enhanced frequency,
reliability and connectivity.”
After many years and £7bn of
Rocket. He died the next day.
It’s hard, sometimes, not to see
Huskisson’s fate as a metaphor. In
the two centuries since his death,
the British railways have killed
surprisingly few cabinet ministers,
but they have humiliated many.
Despite a political career lasting
nearly 30 years, Ernest Marples
will forever be known to history as
the man who closed nearly a third
of the national rail network when he
implemented the “Beeching axe” in
the early 1960s.
In the 1990s, Stephen Byers was a
Blairite rising star – but the collapse
of Railtrack and the deaths of seven
people in the Potters Bar rail crash
in 2002 forced him to resign from
the Cabinet before he hit 50.
Will Chris Grayling, the current
Transport Secretary, fare any
better? On the one hand, despite a
record of gaffes, Grayling remains
surprisingly unknown to the public.
On the other, he’s facing crises on
two fronts. The first came last week,
when he was forced to announce the
nationalisation of the East Coast
Main Line. Its current operator, a
joint venture between Stagecoach
and Virgin Trains, had paid too
much for its eight-year contract,
and, realising it was on course for
a loss, pulled out just three years
in. Until 2020, at least, trains
from London to Leeds, Newcastle
and Edinburgh will be run by the
public sector.
It would be unfair to pin this mess
on Grayling: the contract pre-dates
his tenure. The blame should
lie with the firms that got
their sums wrong. But
it does mean that a
minister from the Tory
right has been forced
into implementing one
of Jeremy Corbyn’s pet
policies. At the very least,
it makes it harder to claim
that Labour’s rail nationalisation
plan poses any serious threat.
Both Grayling (inset) and the
private operators are likely to
run into more problems with
yesterday’s largest timetable
change ever attempted on the
network. Govia Thameslink – which
operates under the Southern,
Thameslink and Great Northern
brands – has changed the time of
every train in its vast network.
In theory, this is good: the
changes are necessary to
accommodate extra trains through
central London, as the 20-year
Thameslink Programme begins to
come to fruition. But commuters
who show up for their regular train
this morning and find it no longer
exists may not see things that way.
Worse, while the network
as a whole will get more
trains, some stations
will see cuts. If today
brings news footage of
platforms rammed with
angry commuters, it is
probable there will be
footage of Chris Grayling
looking shamefaced, too
– which is odd, in its way,
because, as with the East Coast
mess, it isn’t really his fault.
More than that, one of the Major
government’s implicit rationales
for rail privatisation was to ensure
ministers didn’t carry the can every
time there were leaves on the line.
That clearly hasn’t worked –
partly because the government is
still responsible, through Network
Rail, for the infrastructure.
Since privatisation hasn’t allowed
ministers to evade responsibility,
Simon Calder
T
investment on the Thameslink
corridor running north-south
through central London, dozens
of stations are getting new,
direct links to the other side of
the capital, such as Brighton to
Cambridge and Peterborough
to Horsham.
But these trains were among
the dozens of cancellations. Most
of the axed services were blamed
on an “operational incident”.
Attempts by stranded passengers
to discover what exactly that
term meant were defeated.
THE INDEPENDENT
A Tory minister
has been forced to
implement one of
Corbyn’s policies
would Labour’s proposed
renationalisation make sense? It’d
certainly be popular: some of the
more outlandish ticket prices have
seen to that.
But it’s not clear it would solve
anything. Many rail franchises are
not hugely profitable, so it wouldn’t
free up much cash. And, measured
by the steady increase in passenger
numbers, privatisation has been a
success. Lower ticket prices might
just lead to overcrowding and less
money to invest in adding capacity.
Yet the fate of the East Coast line
is a reminder that more publicly
operated railways won’t be the end
of the world, either. And ministers
could be forgiven for thinking that
if they’re going to get the blame
regardless, they really might as well
have control, too.
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FUTURE OF
MONARCHY
MICHAEL
CURRY
‘GAMMON’ AS
AN INSULT
ABORTION
VOTE
HUGH
GRANT
EAST COAST
TRAIN LINE
Markle
sparkle good
for the royals
US bishop
almost stole
the show
Another
word bites
the dust
Ireland’s
momentous
decision
‘Ageing’ actor
says he gets
better parts
Government
takes over
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The Spectator
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The Observer
Sunday Times
Sunday Mirror
If ever there was a
wedding to symbolise
modern, multicultural,
multiracial Britain, this
was it. It is a measure
of just how far the
Royal Family has
come since 1997 and
Diana’s death, when
they seemed aloof and
remote. The future
of the monarchy was
genuinely in question.
(Editorial)
Sunday Telegraph
The soap-operatic
story of Harry and
Meghan’s marriage
made an important
point about the
evolutionary nature
of the monarchy. In the
past, outsiders fitted
in with the style of the
Windsors. Now the
Windsors fit in with
them. (Simon Heffer)
The preacher Michael
Curry milked his
moment in the pulpit
with a relentlessly
repetitive call to love
that went on… and on…
and on, and clearly
tickled some royals so
much they looked fit to
burst. (Jane Moore)
Mail on Sunday
He came, he preached,
and he reduced most
of the congregation
to a state of nearuncontrollable giggles.
It is difficult to know
who cracked first, but
it looked suspiciously
like Camilla, her hat
bobbing up and down.
Did it matter? Not
a jot. This was a day
when stiff upper lips
were being left at the
chapel door.
(Sam Taylor)
James Haskell
Not even the royal
wedding could
turn the rugby
player’s thoughts
to fatherhood
with fiancée
Chloe Madeley
Sunday Herald
Last week, we lost
the word gammon. It
was relegated to the
dictionary of hate,
used only by trolls
and particularly angry
Corbynites. It was
sad to see it go as it
slipp-ed into the bin of
disgraced words, into
which snowflake, slug,
cuckold and melt had
already disappeared.
(Vicky Allan)
The referendum is a
fractious vote, dividing
families and friends,
as the two sides thrash
out a subject that was
long hidden. Even as
Ireland has leapt into
modernity, women
have been left in the
past in some ways,
absorbing the shame of
old stigmas.
(Maureen Dowd)
Politico.eu
Irish citizens were the
first in the world to
legalise gay marriage
by popular vote. But
deep reservations
about allowing
women to end their
pregnancies show
that Ireland’s march
toward the European
mainstream is
not inexorable.
(Sarah Wheaton)
“I’ve always tried to
take whatever was
the most entertaining
thing – and getting
older and uglier has
made the parts more
varied,”says Hugh
Grant – pulling off the
rare and remarkable
feat of being a man
who is considered to be
improving with age, if
you can imagine such
a thing.
(Rebecca Nicholson)
Sunday Express
While his days as
a floppy-haired,
bumbling Lothario
may be over, I sincerely
hope Hugh Grant signs
up for more comedy
roles. By thoroughly
sending himself up,
he stole the show in
Paddington 2.
(Camilla Tominey)
Since Virgin and
Stagecoach took over
the East Coast line in
2015 we have been
promised the world.
And got nothing – bar
late trains, 40-year-old
rolling stock,
extortionate prices
and an ever-declining
service. (Rod Liddle)
The People
It’s a choice Transport
Secretary Chris
Grayling will have
taken through
gritted teeth. It’s an
admission Labour’s
manifesto promise
to renationalise
the network is
the way forward.
Renationalisation is
one of the party’s most
popular policies and
this is just the start.
(Keir Mudie)
LifeInBrief
Quote of
the day
Babies? I’d
rather have
a Ferrari
Lower middle-class
or working-class
white men, usually of
middle age, possessed
of points of view
that make the wellconnected haughty
youths of the Corbyn
machine dry-heave
in horror; these men
are “gammons”.
(Brendan O’Neill)
SAM NZIMA PHOTOGRAPHER
Sam Nzima, the South African
photographer who took a seminal
image of the apartheid era, has died
at the age of 83. The photograph, of a
black school student carrying a fatally
wounded fellow pupil away from police
gunfire during the Soweto uprising on
16 June 1976, went around the world
but it brought with it danger for Nzima.
The picture – of 16-year-old Mbuyisa
Makhubu carrying the crumpled body
of 13-year-old Hector Pieterson, as
Pieterson’s sister reacts in horror –
galvanised international public opinion
against apartheid, the system of racial
discrimination that ended in 1994.
“Sam Nzima was one of a kind,”
said South African President Cyril
Ramaphosa. “His camera captured the
full brutality of apartheid oppression
on the nation’s psyche and history.”
South Africa’s ruling party, the
African National Congress, said the
image “caused the world to come to
terms with the evil of the apartheid
system”, adding: “This came at a price to
Nzima, who was subjected to countless
acts of intimidation.”
Harassed by the apartheid regime,
Nzima resigned from The World
newspaper, which first published the
image, and left Johannesburg for his
hometown Lillydale, where he was
placed under house arrest for 19
months. The newspaper was closed by
the government in 1978.
Nzima said that for many years
he regretted taking the photograph
because it destroyed his career in
journalism. But in later years it
was a cause of great pride when
he saw his work’s lasting influence
and in 1998, after a long legal battle,
he gained the copyright for the
much-reproduced image.
Nzima was born in Lillydale in
north-eastern South Africa, where his
father was a farm labourer for a white
landowner. His interest in photography
was sparked by one of his teachers, and
he bought a camera and started taking
photographs in the Kruger National
Park. Later, while working as a hotel
waiter, he met the photographer Patrick
Rikotso, who helped him to learn his
trade. In 1968, Nzima was hired as a
full-time photojournalist by The World.
After moving back to his home town,
Mzima became involved in politics
and he served on the councils of the
Lillydale municipality and of the
Bohlabela district. In his later years he
taught photography at a local college.
Nzima’s famous photograph was
included in Time magazine’s 100
most influential images of all time,
“Suddenly the world could no longer
ignore apartheid,” the magazine
wrote. ”The seeds of international
opposition that would eventually
topple the racist system had been
planted by a photograph.” It now
forms the centrepiece of the Hector
Pieterson Memorial and Museum in
Soweto, which shows the history of the
students’ uprising.
In 2011, Nzima was awarded South
Africa’s Order of Ikhamanga, which
honours South Africans who excel in
the arts, culture and journalism.
Born 8 August 1934
Died 12 May 2018
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The rebirth of the Tories?
The Royal Family has rebranded – but Conservative modernisers will struggle
T
he royal wedding
was unexpectedly
significant in that it
showed the rebranding
of an inherently
conservative
institution. A likeable prince
prodded the palace towards the
modern world after falling in love
with a mixed-race woman and
demanding that the celebration
of their union reflect their shared
lives. Black faces were in the
pulpit and the pews, not simply
serving drinks at the reception.
The weekend seemed to reveal
acceptance of a messy world, with
all its mashed-up cultures and
relationships crossing borders.
What savage irony that this
followed so soon after the Windrush
scandal, which showed with terrible
force how the Conservative Party
managed to place itself on the
wrong side of the diversity debate.
The bureaucratic bullying and
wrongful deportations were a
legacy of a determination to look
tough on immigration, regardless of
the damage done to their brand by
flirting with bigotry. The focus was
only on shoring up the right flank
against Ukip nationalists and their
fellow travellers in the Tory ranks.
The enforcer was Theresa May, a
woman who made her name telling
Tories they were seen as the nasty
party and must “reach out to all
areas of our society”. Yet, first as
Home Secretary imposing a hostile
environment on undocumented
migrants, then as Prime Minister
forcing through Brexit and
banging on about borders, she
has reinforced the sense that
her party does not want voters
who embrace diversity, inclusion
and openness. Never forget that
insulting jibe about “citizens of the
world” who “don’t understand what
citizenship means”.
This is a woman who thinks it is
smart politics to keep the grammar
school debate alive: another
reactionary signal to voters. Yet as
the Tory party continues its tragic
pivot towards Ukip’s dark terrain, a
group of younger activists and MPs
are trying to kick-start the concept
of party modernisation that flared
briefly under David Cameron before
stalling under his successor. Today
they launch Onward, a campaigning
think-tank seeking to renew the
party, with speeches in the House
of Commons from Michael Gove,
a Brexiteer, and Ruth Davidson,
a Remainer, reflecting efforts to
straddle current divisions.
Those involved – who include
It will take far
more than a few
smart policies
to fix the party’s
existential
problems
The guests at Harry
and Meghan’s wedding
reflected the modern
world – unlike the
Conservative Party
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some of the smartest brains and
most interesting MPs in the party –
aim to broaden appeal by reaching
out to younger, working-class
and ethnic minority voters. They
accept that, in Tory terms, young
means under 50, based on electoral
patterns that show such a sharp
age divide in Britain. They plan to
unleash a barrage of policy papers,
starting with housing, training
and childcare, that are aimed at
struggling young families and
workers worried about job security.
This is noble stuff, not least
when the reactionary forces of the
hard left are setting so much of the
agenda under Jeremy Corbyn with
his revived 1970s socialism. The
centre-left has disappeared from
the field of play, while the right has
lost faith in core beliefs following the
2008 banking collapse. “The crash
generation simply don’t trust the
motivation of the right,” Davidson
wrote at the weekend. “A bolder
narrative about the benefits of our
free society and a bit more practical
delivery is required.”
The arrival of Onward follows
that of Freer, promoted by Chief
Secretary to the Treasury Liz Truss
to push bolder and libertarian
ideas. This group argues that
millennials are less left-wing than
thought, fertile ground for Tories
offering social freedoms as well as
economic liberalism. Meanwhile
Bright Blue, an energetic liberal
Tory think-tank, has just issued a
booklet, Burning Injustices, on issues
that blight Britain, such as drug
abuse, mental health failures and
racial discrimination.
It is good to see this bubbling
cauldron of ideas on the centreright, combating the success of
Corbynism in shifting perceptions
on issues such as state control,
tuition fees and unfettered
spending. It marks belated
acceptance that revival of the nasty
party has corroded support among
chunks of the electorate – which
could be lethal if Labour had a
leader less repellent to moderates.
Yet it will take far more than a
few smart retail policies to fix the
party’s existential problems – and
the challenge is so profound that it
is hard to see MPs having the guts
to confront it while in government.
For many voters simply will
not listen to ideas coming from
the Tories, such is their intense
loathing for the party behind
Brexit – especially while it is led
by a woman who symbolises
hostility to foreigners and global
citizens. These people embrace
diversity, free movement and
multiculturalism with an outwardlooking view of the world, and so
despise the petty nationalism of the
Conservatives. Politics has become
a battle about identity and values –
and the Tories stand opposed to the
most deep-rooted cultural beliefs of
growing groups of voters.
Nothing illustrates this gulf
better than Brexit, which ripped
open festering wounds in our
society to satisfy the ambitions of
a few selfish politicians. The great
divide was visible in the last general
election, with Labour winning
among voters aged under 47 and
Tory support slipping among ethnic
minorities and in metropolitan
areas. It could be seen again in
recent local elections, with Tory
gains largely in Leave areas and
losses in Remain regions. “The
Conservative Party now finds itself
supported by a predominantly
pro-Leave electorate,’’ concluded
pollster John Curtice.
Ukip may have disappeared but
its ghost still torments the Tories.
Party strategists will want to
speed up the pivot towards the less
affluent, less educated and more
insecure voters to win the next
election. Yet every day, they shift
closer to disaster by restricting
appeal to dwindling sections of
the electorate.
For all the bold new ideas and
barnstorming think-tanks, the big
problem is a brand that is toxic to
many voters comfortable with their
world. We have just seen the Royal
Family adapt to modernity. Yet the
Conservatives still think they can
fight the future.
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Nigel Morris’s article
about the Prime Minister
being accused of
cynicism for appointing
extra Tories peers after a
Brexit defeat (i, 19 May)
is very telling. Theresa
May routinely claims
powers that she does not
have and this is becoming
quite worrying.
She failed to win the
last general election,
but still claimed the
Leave vote was binding.
She also persuaded the
DUP MPs to support her
party in the Commons by
promising policies which
benefited Northern
Ireland, but not England,
Scotland or Wales.
We need a written
constitution.
BRIAN BEAN
RICHMOND, SURREY
Royals should
share wealth
You quote David Haigh of
Brand Finance as saying
that the royal wedding
will boost the economy
by a modest amount,
because people will
spend more (i,19 May). It
is, of course, his job to say
that sort of thing.
But just imagine, for a
moment, that the wealth
of the Royal Family were
to be spread among
people struggling to
get by on the minimum
wage (or less). What
a wonderful boost
to the economy that
would produce.
DAVID MINOR
DUFFIELD,
DERBYSHIRE
informality to this royal
wedding, I was expecting
some cans to be attached
to Meghan and Harry’s
drive-away car.
PETER WEST
What an absolute joy it
was to see the Right Rev
Michael Curry deliver
such an impassioned
address at the royal
wedding. I am neither a
royalist nor a believer,
but his sincere words
about the power of
love and humanity
might make me change
my mind.
The reactions of the
Royal Family, unused
to such exuberance
from a man of the cloth,
were priceless.
ANN NEE
LONDON
Ring of truth on
wedding bands
The opinion is expressed
that wedding rings for
men only began to be
worn during the Second
World War (i, 19 May).
Not so. My father (who
married in 1930), an
uncle who married
earlier than that, and one
of my grandfathers who
married before 1900 all
wore wedding rings.
LAURA LESLEY
STEYNING, WEST
SUSSEX
Spot on about
‘Today’ show
A common
touch too far?
Having just read Daisy
Waugh’s column (“A
recipe to wake up
happier every day”, 19
May), I went straight
upstairs and retuned
my radio alarm to Radio
3. Bliss!
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Catholic church
has lost control
Seaside trips are
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the 65,000 listeners the
Today programme has
lost that Daisy Waugh
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isn’t true
My memory might not be
what it was but if I recall
correctly the betting
industry were doing
very well before they
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betting machines. To
suggest that jobs are on
the line is spurious.
CHARLES HARBEN
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i was wrong
The story on Page 4 of Thursday’s
issue (What we eat ‘affects how large
our brains are’) said that participants
in the study with a good diet “had an
Internet radio
is fabulous
Here’s how to sidestep
the whole FM/DAB
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countless others can
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I understand that the
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poisonous substances,
and seismic activity,
triggered by the fracking,
is still possible.
ROSIE JARRETT
NOTTINGHAM
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agree with a woman’s
right to abortion, the
upcoming referendum
in Ireland, once regarded
as particularly devout,
shows just how much
the country has been
almost transformed
from the days when
the Catholic Church
exercised both political
power and strong
social influence.
In spite of the image
that religious leaders
try to project, their
public authority has
plummeted and with
that their ability to
control and influence
the belief systems of the
next generation.
EMILIE LAMPLOUGH
TROWBRIDGE,
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By Jessica Barrett and Laura Martin
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Twitter: @jess_barrett
Time to let
sleeping songs
lie, Taylor?
Kylie’s 50th:
I won’t do an
Elton John
Taylor Swift might want to steer
clear of cover versions for a while.
Last month, she released her
reworking of “September” to a very
muted reception. And it turns out,
the co-writer of the Earth, Wind &
Fire song wasn’t a fan either.
Speaking at a performance
in Detroit this weekend,
songwriter Allee Willis
said that Swift’s take
on the dancefloor
favourite was “as
lethargic as a drunk
turtle dozing under
a sunflower after
ingesting a bottle of
Valium”. Willis also
revealed that she had been
given a heads up that Swift would
be doing the cover: “But she just cut a
very calm and somewhat boring take
of one of the peppiest, happiest, most
popular songs in history.”
That’s the real crime here: how
offensive her inoffensive version is.
Forget the royal wedding: Kylie
Minogue’s 50th is the party we all
want an invitation to.
The singer turns 50 next week, and
is planning a suitably decadent bash
in London to celebrate.
She said: “I’m having a bit of an
extravaganza. It’s really unlike me.
I sort of shy away from that kind of
thing, aside from if it’s for work and
on stage, then count me in.
“I’ll wear a simple dress. I have
people I know and love coming to
party, so compared to some big dos
it’s going to seem quite modest but
not by my standards.”
She was quick to add that next
weekend’s event wouldn’t be all
tiaras and tantrums, like other
superstars turning the big 5-0: “I’m
not doing an Elton John, when he
arrived as Louis XVI in the back of
a truck.”
Why not? Marie Antoinette would
be such a strong look to start off
your fifties.
The church
of Beyoncé?
Is Beyoncé planning on turning
the Beyhive into an actual
religious following?
The singer has reportedly just
splashed out £630,000 on an
100-year-old church in New Orleans
– and it turns out it’s not even the
first sacred venue she’s purchased.
In 2015, Beyoncé is said to have
bought a Presbyterian church in
the Garden District of the same city
for £1.9m. There is speculation that
she is hoping to turn either into a
recording studio, but if she does
choose a more religious purpose she
wouldn’t be short of converts.
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The Queen and the preacher have much in common
ROYAL WEDDING
Jane
Merrick
Y
ou didn’t have to be a
monarchist to enjoy
watching the Duke and
Duchess of Sussex get
married. And you didn’t have to be
particularly religious to be swept
along by the message of Most Rev
Michael B Curry’s address in St
George’s Chapel – that “there is
power in love”. The Rev Curry
was the breakout star of the royal
wedding, capturing the mood of
the day, his loquacious speech as
unbridled as the joy felt at Windsor
and by those watching at home.
Britain gets few occasions to join
together in national celebration,
so when we do, we really indulge
ourselves. Why was Saturday’s
wedding so particularly affecting, so
joyous? It was the reflection of how
many of us wish to see our society –
open, progressive and multicultural
– even if the reality so often falls
short. And, ultimately, it was the
happiness of a couple after adversity;
each remembering their own missing
parent; each unable to hide their love
for the other. As the Rev Curry (inset)
said, quoting the Song of Solomon,
“love is as strong as death”.
The bishop’s charismatic
style had many of the
royals giggling, except
the Queen, who sat
seemingly stony-faced
as he went over his
allotted time. I doubt,
however, that the
monarch disapproved
of Rev Curry’s speech
– rather, she probably
disapproved of the childish
giggling from the pews around her.
Because the Queen and Rev Curry
have more in common than you think:
in their own way, they have a gift
for speaking for a nation when the
momentousness demands it.
Saturday was a moment for many
of us to celebrate love and to forget,
temporarily, the turmoil of Brexit. We
are also about to embark on a period
of national solemnity as we mark
one year on from a period of terrible
tragedy, starting tomorrow with
the anniversary of the Manchester
Arena bombing, then, next month,
the London Bridge and Finsbury
Park terrorist attacks and the
Grenfell Tower fire. One of the most
affecting moments of those dark
few weeks was the Queen, normally
the embodiment of the British stiff
upper lip, chatting naturally and with
empathy to young fans of Ariana
Grande, injured by the Manchester
bombing, in their hospital beds.
After 9/11, when the world
struggled to contain the enormity
of such wanton destruction and loss
of life, the Queen sent this
message to the people of
New York: “Grief is the
price we pay for love.”
It was a message
that could have been
delivered from Rev
Curry’s pulpit.
Occasions of
national joy, and sorrow,
often magnify our own
personal experience of those
emotions. Our empathy is what
makes us human. It is what makes us
openly mourn after a terrorist attack
or tragedy like Grenfell, to want to
throw the arms of the nation around
those affected.
Similarly, Harry and Meghan’s
was a royal wedding like no other,
more powerful than those great state
occasions like Charles and Diana’s
and William and Kate’s, because it
was shot through with things we
recognise in ourselves – humanity,
fallibility, and love.
And two elders watching in the
chapel, the Queen and the Rev Curry,
recognised this too. As the Rev Curry
said, love is as strong as death.
WELLBEING
Being older should indeed be
about living: embracing a breadth
of eclectic experiences. But being
British often means being pigeonholed: lad or hippie; royalist or
republican. Being none of the above,
I have escaped the royal wedding
nonsense; the utter shambles of our
calamitous Brexit negotiations and
the impending apocalyptic stress
of Fulham’s Wembley play-off final
to embark upon my first ever yoga
retreat. Yes, I did write that. The
things we do for (new) love. Do I
even know myself? And that, dear
reader, is the point.
As we have all become older
(certainly), wiser (perhaps), and
way more sensitive to intimations of
mortality, we seek both to prolong
our lives, ignoring Koku’s lesson, but
to do so more happily: to actually
“live”, not merely “exist”. It helps
of course not to be crushed by the
burden of absolute poverty. Instead,
as we age, we seek a greater selfawareness and inner peace: that
elusive combination of health and
happiness that is the holy grail of
our age.
We have to believe life is more
than merely “existing” – if only for
our own sanity. So, beyond family
and love – that which I already know
gives meaning – I now want to
explore that which I would have once
mocked for fear of the unknown.
Hence, yoga on beautiful Ithaki,
trying to learn how to breathe
properly. It should come in handy at
Wembley this week. Until then, don’t
be like Koku: live a little. Om!
Stefano
Hatfield
We need
to live, not
merely exist
I
can’t get the words of Koku
Istambulova out of my head.
Koku, this week revealed to be
the oldest living human ever, is
a Chechen from a remote village,
where she now approaches her
129th birthday. But it’s her claims to
have been “miserable every single
day” of her life and that “long life is
a punishment from God” that have
really bothered me.
Koku got me thinking about how
so many of us just “exist” rather
than truly live. Yes, she survived the
Russian Revolution, two world wars,
two Chechen wars, deportation
to both Siberia and Kazakhstan
and a multitude of hardships that
the average millennial could not
even dream of, but to her, that’s
merely surviving.
She claims her longevity is just
God’s work, and I am pretty sure she
has never heard of Pilates or yoga.
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‘I was frightened
the bookies
could sue me’
By Sherna Noah
Prue Leith says she worried
Channel 4 would get sued after
she accidentally revealed the
winner of The Great British
Bake Off last year.
The cookery writer, 78,
sparked one of TV’s biggest
blunders when she tweeted
Sophie Faldo’s name before
the final.
She said: “A few tweeters
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EDUCATION
Drama college scraps grades to
reduce stress of first-year students
By Russell Parton
Students at Cardiff ’s Royal
Welsh College of Music and
Drama are not being given their
first year academic marks in a
bid to reduce stress.
The idea is to help boost students’ wellbeing as they transition into higher education on
courses for acting and design.
Bosses at the drama school,
whose alumni include Anthony
Hopkins and Rob Brydon, said
past groups had focused on
where marks placed them, rather than developing themselves
and their skills.
Brian Weir, student experience director, said: “Potentially
these young adults have had 10
to 12 years of training and school
experience that was all based on
giving a value to what they were
doing through a number.
“We thought we would trial
taking that away and saying,
‘We’re not interested in what
you perceive to be the value of a
grade, we’re interested in striking up a relationship with you
that’s about your progression as
an individual, not that we think
that is worth 62 or 73’.”
The feedback, Mr Weir said,
has been very positive. “We have
already found that removing the
grading makes the student much
more receptive to concentrating on their personal progress,”
he said. “We wanted to ease
that transition from school to
higher education, and work
with the students in partnership, while encouraging them to
take responsibility for their own
progress.” He added that the
move “has a mental wellbeing
perspective in mind”.
The academic grade is still
available upon request, though
Mr Weir said only a few had
asked for their marks so far. It
will be reviewed later this year
and if successful, rolled out to
other courses.
Lloyd Pearce, student union
president, said the decision was
taken following input from tutors
and students. “Students were focusing on the figures and where
it put them compared to others
in their cohort, rather than the
feedback geared towards their
personal development,” he said.
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By Russell Parton
Parts of Budleigh Salterton in
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following an invasion of toxic
caterpillars that can cause skin
irritations and headaches.
Despite the infestation town
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East Devon district councillor Alan Dent says they have
been causing problems in the
town for two weeks after first
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GREECE
Mountain biker killed by cougar
while mauled companion escapes
Mayor attacked
by far-right
extremists
By Costas Kantouris
By Oz Katerji
Two friends on a morning mountain bike ride east of Seattle were
attacked by a cougar, which killed
one of the men and left the other
seriously injured in what authorities
described as a rare occurrence.
The cougar was later found up a
tree near the dead man’s body, where
agents for the state’s Fish and Wildlife police shot and killed it hours
after the attack on Saturday.
The names of the men were not
immediately released.
The injured man was in a “satisfactory” condition in hospital. Authorities said the cougar initially attacked
him before running away.
Moments later, it returned and
killed the other man.
“He jumped the first victim and
attacked him,” said Sergeant Ryan
Abbott, of the King County Sheriff’s
Office. “The second victim turned
and started to run away.
“The cougar saw that and went
after the second victim. The first victim saw his friend being pulled by the
cougar. He got on his bike and started
to bike away.”
IN THESSALONIKI
Killer cat Puma facts
n Cougars, also known as
mountain lions or pumas, are a
protected species.
n The cougar is the fourth-largest
cat species worldwide and the
second-largest cat species in North
America, after the jaguar.
n Adult females weigh up to 64kg and
males weigh as much as 100kg.
n Cougars attack prey by ambush but
usually only attack humans if they
feel threatened.
n Fatal cougar attacks on humans are
extremely rare in North America.
n Unlike most big cats, cougars
cannot roar.
n Each year, Washington state allows
250 cougars to be hunted and killed in
50 designated zones.
Fatal cougar attacks on humans are extremely rare in North America AFP/GETTY
The injured man rode for about
two miles (3km) before he reached
mobile coverage and was able to call
the emergency services.
When rescuers arrived, it took
them about 30 minutes to locate the
second victim, who was dead with
the cougar standing on top of him,
Sgt Abbott said. “The deputies shot
at him and spooked him, and he ran
off,” he added.
Several hours later, wildlife officers found the cougar up a tree and
killed it. While it was being hunted,
rescuers had to wait to retrieve the
dead man’s body. AP
Rich Beausoleil,
Washington state’s bear
and cougar specialist, said it was
only the second fatality in the
state in the past 94 years. “But it’s
one too many,” he said.
The mayor of Greece’s second-largest
city suffered head, back and leg injuries when he was attacked by nationalist extremists.
Yiannis Boutaris (inset), 75, was attending a flag-lowering ceremony on
Saturday in commemoration
of the Pontic Genocide, the
killing of ethnic Greeks
by the Turks during
the First World War
and the subsequent
Greek-Turkish war,
according to Thessaloniki council president
Calypso Goula.
Mr Goula, who was also
at the event, said up to a dozen
people approached Mr Boutaris and
told him to leave, before attacking
him with bottles. The mayor is known
for his strong anti-nationalist stance.
According to Mr Goula, the mayor
was kicked in the head and legs after
he fell down. “It was a nightmare,” Mr
Boutaris was quoted as saying.
Other politicians were said to have
been booed earlier during a church
service commemorating victims. AP
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Trade war ‘on
hold’ after talks
with China
By Martin Crutsinger and
Paul Wiseman
IN WASHINGTON DC
The United States and China have
agreed to take measures to “substantially reduce” America’s massive trade deficit with China, but
the Trump administration failed
to get the Chinese to commit to a
specific figure.
Still, the Washington talks, which
began on Thursday and ended
on Saturday, may have
helped to ease tensions
between the world’s two
biggest economic powers. In recent months,
the two have threatened
to impose punitive tariffs
on billions of dollars in
each other’s exports.
In a joint statement, Beijing committed to “significantly
increase” its purchases of American
goods and services, saying the increase would “meet the growing consumption needs of the Chinese people
and the need for high-quality economic development”.
The two countries also agreed on
“meaningful increases” in US agriculture and energy exports and
greater efforts to increase trade in
Last month, the US
administration proposed
tariffs on $50bn of Chinese
imports such as electronics
and machinery in protest over
allegations of intellectual
property theft.
manufactured goods and services.
The US said it would send a team to
China to work out the details.
The statement, however, provided no indication of how much
China might boost its purchases
of American products. Lawrence
Kudlow, head of the National Economic Council, said on Friday that a
reduction in the trade gap of at least
$200bn (£148bn) by 2020 was a “good
number”. Last year, the US had a
record deficit with China
in merchandise trade of
$375bn, the largest with
any nation.
The talks, which
followed a high-level
meeting last month in
Beijing, were led on the
Chinese side by Vice Premier Liu He, and on the US
side by Treasury Secretary
Steven Mnuchin (inset).
Mr Mnuchin said afterwards the
two countries were “putting the
trade war on hold” and as the talks
had produced meaningful progress.
He told Fox News Sunday that the
Trump administration has agreed to
put on hold punitive tariffs on up to
$150bn in Chinese products.
At the time, China had promised to
retaliate, in a move that threatened
a trade war between the world’s two
biggest economies.
Mr Trump campaigned in 2016 on
a pledge to get tough on China and
other US trading partners.
He views the trade deficit with
China as evidence that Beijing is engaged in abusive trading practices
and had outmanoeuvred previous
administrations. AP
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HAWAII
Volcano claims first casualty as lava shatters man’s leg
By Terray Sylvester
IN PAHOA
A stream of lava blocked
a highway on Hawaii’s Big
Island yesterday that serves
as an escape route for coastal
residents, while the first known
serious injury was reported
from explosive eruptions of the
Kilauea volcano.
A homeowner in Noni Farms
Road who had been standing on a
third-floor balcony was
hit by a lava spatter, shattering
his shin and foot, according to
Janet Snyder, a spokeswoman
for the mayor of the county
of Hawaii.
Lava spatters “can weigh as
much as a refrigerator and even
small pieces of spatter can kill”,
she added. No other information
was immediately available.
As magma destroyed four more
homes, molten rock from two
huge cracks merged into a single
stream, threatening to block
other escape routes and touching
off brush fires.
The erupting lava, which
can reach a blistering 1,093°C,
crossed Highway 137 shortly
before midnight local time,
according to Hawaii’s Civil
Defence Agency. REUTERS
UNITED STATES
REACTION
CUBA
‘My daughter had spurned
Texas shooting suspect’
Republican
calls for teachers
to be armed
Havana crash operator
was subject of complaints
By Alina Polianskaya
The mother of a student killed in a
school shooting in Texas said her
daughter had rejected the advances
of the suspected killer, Dimitrios
Pagourtzis, for four months prior to
the attack.
She said 16-year-old Shana
Fisher was among the first
to be killed in the shooting
at Santa Fe High School,
which left eight students
and two teachers dead,
and more injured.
Sadie Rodriguez told the
Los Angeles Times in private
messages that her daughter had
embarrassed the 17-year-old suspect
in class by finally standing up to him
after putting up with his “aggressive”
advances for months.
“A week later, he opens fire on eve-
ryone he didn’t like,” she said. “Shana
being the first one.”
Multiple reports said the gunman focused on the art class where
Shana had been, and many said he
was taunting victims. Ms Rodriguez
could not independently be reached
for comment.
If the allegations prove
to be true, it would be the
second school shooting in
recent months driven by
such rejection.
In March, a 17-year-old
Maryland high-school student used his father’s gun to
shoot and seriously wound a
female student with whom he had
been in a recently ended relationship,
police said.
Pagourtzis (inset) confessed to the
shooting on Saturday, according to
police. THE INDEPENDENT
By Paul Weber and Juan Lozano
By Michael Weissenstein
and Bert Wilkinson
IN SANTA FE
IN HAVANA
The Lieutenant-Governor of Texas,
Dan Patrick, has suggested fortifying
the nation’s school buildings in the
wake of the attack by a 17-year-old
student which killed 10 people at a
high school near Houston.
Mr Patrick, a Republican, blamed
a “culture of violence” and said
more needed to be done to keep
gunmen away from students, such
as restricting school entrances and
arming teachers.
The first funeral for a shooting victim took place yesterday. Services for
Pakistani exchange student Sabika
Sheikh, 17, were held in a mosque in
suburban Houston.
Her body is to be returned to her
family in Karachi. AP
The Mexican charter company
whose 39-year-old plane crashed in
Havana had been the subject of two
serious complaints about its crews’
performance over the past decade,
according to authorities in Guyana
and a retired pilot for Cuba’s national airline.
Mexico’s government said
yesterday that its National Civil
Aviation Authority would carry
out an operational audit of Damojh airlines to see if its “current
operating conditions continue
meeting regulations”.
The body will also help to collect
information for the investigation
into Friday’s crash in Cuba that left
110 dead.
The Boeing 737 that crashed was
barred from Guyanese airspace last
year after authorities there discovered that its crew had been allowing
dangerous overloading of luggage
on flights to Cuba, the Guyanese
civil aviation director said.
The aircraft and crew were being
“wet leased” from the Mexico Citybased firm Damojh by EasySky, a
Honduras-based low-cost airline.
Cuba’s national carrier, Cubana
de Aviacion, was also renting the
aircraft and crew under a similar
arrangement.
The aircraft, heading for the eastern Cuban city of Holguin, veered
on take-off and crashed into a field
just after noon on Friday, according
to Mexican aviation authorities.
A Damojh employee in Mexico City declined to comment on
the matter. AP
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A 30-minute workout, two to
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the stiffening of middle-sized
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Elite women cross
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Simplyhealth Great
Manchester Run, which
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yesterday.
Ethiopian runner
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he says. “It has quite a metallic
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were already about 60 injured
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the UK will fall silent at
2.30pm, to remember
the 22 people who
died in the Manchester Arena
terror attack a year ago. The
one-minute silence marks
the anniversary of the suicide
bombing by terrorist Salman
Abedi, which killed 22 people and
left more than 800 physically and
psychologically injured.
Richard Evans, an advanced
paramedic, had just finished
a 10-hour shift when the 999
calls began to come in. Mr
Evans, 34, was the seventh
paramedic to arrive at
the music venue.
As people fled,
Mr Evans and other
rescuers went in not
knowing whether the
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9 nights bed and breakfast at our selected hotels
1 brunch, 6 lunches, 1 evening snack, 1 cold evening buffet, and 2 dinners
Return private charter flight from Santiago to La Serena and coach transfer to the eclipse site
Eclipse experience with glass of bubbly plus pre and post eclipse presentations with Pete
Lawrence and Will Gater
Excursions to Cusco Planetarium, Sacred Valley of Urubamba, Pisac, Maras, Moray,
Ollantaytambo, Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu, the Andes Mountains, Casablanca Valley
(with winery visit and tasting), Valparaíso & Pailalen Observatory
Tour accompanied throughout by astronomer Pete Lawrence
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Panorama
Around the
world in
10 stories
Pope to pick 14
new cardinals
Ebola vaccine
to be deployed
The Pope said yesterday he
would elevate 14 churchmen
from five continents to the
rank of cardinal, picking
candidates who work with the
poor or where Catholics are
in a minority – and putting his
stamp on the group that will
elect his successor.
Making the announcement
during his weekly Sunday
address, the Pope said the
new cardinals came from
Italy, Spain, Portugal, Poland,
Iraq, Pakistan, Japan,
Madagascar, Peru, Mexico
and Bolivia. REUTERS
The Democratic Republic of Congo
will begin administering an experimental Ebola vaccine today in
Mbandaka, the north-western city
of 1.2 million where the deadly disease has infected some residents, the
health minister announced.
“The vaccination campaign begins
tomorrow, in Mbandaka, capital of
the province. It will target, first, the
health staff, the contacts of the sick
and the contacts of the contacts,” Oly
Ilunga said.
The death toll of the current Ebola
outbreak has risen to 26.
The campaign will target 600 people, said Mr Ilunga. AP
By Karolos Grohmann
IN BERLIN
Two German internationals
of Turkish descent met
Germany’s President, FrankWalter Steinmeier, and football
bosses at the weekend in a
bid to defuse a political row
after they were pictured with
Turkey’s President.
The photos, taken in London
last week and published by the
ruling AK Party, show Mesut
Özil and Ilkay Gündogan smiling
next to Recep Tayyip Erdogan
and giving him shirts from their
English clubs – Arsenal and
Manchester City. Gündogan’s
bore the words: “With respect
for my president.”
He later said it was not their
intention to make a political
statement or be drawn into
campaigning for Turkey’s
elections next month. REUTERS
On the roof of Berlin’s
cathedral, bees are buzzing.
Uwe Marth, a beekeeper,
pulls out a honeycomb from a
hive – home to perhaps 30,000
bees – that he tends beside
the dome of the neo-baroque
landmark, a tourist magnet in
the German capital.
On a warm but windy May
day, the insects have been busy
feeding on chestnut blossom,
the trees of the Unter den
Linden boulevard and flowers
on nearby rooftops.
The hive on the riverside
Protestant cathedral is one
of more than 15 on prominent
Berlin buildings. They are
the brainchild of “Berlin
Is Buzzing!” – an initiative
launched in 2010 by Corinna
Hoelzer, a biologist, and
her husband.
Inspired by an amateur
beekeeper who established
a bee colony on the roof of
a Paris opera house in the
1980s, Ms Hoelzer sought to
draw attention to the plight
of bees and other insects
with prominently placed
honeybee colonies.
Yesterday was the first
World Bee Day – an idea
approved by the UN last year
and initiated by beekeepers
in Slovenia.
Last week, Angela Merkel,
the German Chancellor,
urged people “to think about
biodiversity and do something
good for bees”, to mark
the day. AP
Geir Moulson
i MONDAY
21 MAY 2018
25
Maduro seeks fresh term
amid opposition boycott
The Venezuelan President, Nicolás
Maduro, was seeking a six-year
term yesterday in a vote condemned by foes as the “coronation”
of a dictator and likely to bring fresh
foreign sanctions.
With the mainstream opposition
boycotting the election, two of his
most popular rivals barred from
standing and state institutions in loyalists’ hands, the 55-year-old former
bus driver is expected to win despite
his unpopularity.
That could trigger oil sanctions
from the US government, and more
Mr Maduro is likely to win the vote
despite his unpopularity REUTERS
censure from the European Union
and Latin America. Mr Maduro says
he is battling an “imperialist” plot
to crush socialism and take over
the Opec nation’s oil wealth. But opponents say the leftist leader has
destroyed Venezuela’s economy and
ruthlessly crushed dissent.
Mr Maduro’s main challenger is
former state governor Henri Falcon,
who predicts an upset on the back of
some polls showing him ahead and
widespread fury among Venezuela’s
30 million people at the collapse of
their economy.
Most analysts believe, however,
that Mr Falcon has only a slim chance
given anticipated abstention, the opposition split over his breaking the
boycott, the vote-winning power of
state handouts, and Mr Maduro’s allies on the election board. REUTERS
Putting
on a brave
face
Students with their
faces painted with HIV
and Aids awarenesss
messages at the
International Aids
Candlelight Memorial,
in Chandigarh, India,
yesterday. The latest
figures from the World
Health Organisation
show 36.7 million
people worldwide
were living with the
virus in 2016.
AJAY VERMA/REUTERS
SYRIA
Damascus denies deal to let Isis fighters escape
A ceasefire between Syrian government forces and Isis militants in the
southern districts of Damascus has
held for 24 hours amid reports that
some of the fighters have been allowed to leave, a war monitoring
group said yesterday. The official
state news agency and government
officials deny reaching a deal to allow
the militants to evacuate Yarmouk
and adjacent areas.
State-run Al-Ikhbariya TV said
pro-regime forces plan to drive
the militants from their remaining
strongholds in the area.
The Syrian Observatory for
Human Rights, which is based in the
UK, said buses carrying Isis fighters
left the Palestinian refugee camp of
Yarmouk and the adjacent al-Tadamon district overnight.
A video circulating on social media
showed lines of buses waiting in the
camp with engines on. AP
SPAIN
WEST BANK
INDIA
Madrid to retain
rule in Catalonia
President back
in hospital
Maoist bomb
kills six officers
Spain’s prime minister,
Mariano Rajoy, plans to maintain
central government control
over Catalonia after the regional
leader, Quim Torra, nominated
imprisoned and exiled politicians
to join his cabinet, El Pais
said yesterday.
The inclusion of politicians
awaiting trial for their part
in its independence drive was
denounced as a provocation by
Madrid. REUTERS
The Palestinian President, Mahmoud
Abbas, is back in hospital in the West
Bank owing to complications after
minor surgery last week, an official
said yesterday.
It was the third time Mr Abbas,
82, had been admitted to hospital
in a week. He underwent minor ear
surgery last Tuesday and was hospitalised again briefly overnight on
Saturday, but was readmitted on
doctors’ advice because of a high
temperature. REUTERS
At least six police officials were
killed and another was critically
injured yesterday when Maoist
rebels targeted their vehicle with
a bomb in eastern India.
The rebels allegedly
detonated a land mine as the
police vehicle drove over the
device in Dantewada district
of Chhattisgarh state, said DM
Awasthi, the chief of counterinsurgency operations in the
state. AP
IN BEIRUT
Berlin
BUSINESS SPORT
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VENEZUELA
By Bassem Mroue
Postcard
From...
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IN CARACAS
DRC
Footballers seek
to defuse row
over Erdogan
TV
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By Andrew Cawthorne
VATICAN
GERMANY
VOICES
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26
NEWS
PEOPLE
Why I’ve
been having
an affair but
won’t leave
my husband
A 45-year-old tells Claudia Tanner
how cheating improved her life
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Classical Spain
Seville, Córdoba & Granada
Departures up to November 2018
Andalucía is one of the most beautiful corners of Europe, where the
excesses of modern life do not seem to have taken root and travellers are
welcomed as honoured guests.
Your tour includes...
Visit to medieval Ronda, one of Spain’s most spectacularly situated cities
Visit Granada’s stunning Alhambra
In Seville, sample traditional and delicious tapas
Visit to Córdoba with a guided tour of the Mezquita, probably the most
beautiful mosque ever constructed – entrance included
Return flights from a selection of UK airports, plus all hotel transfers
Six nights in three-star superior and four-star accommodation,
with breakfast
The services of our experienced and insightful
tour manager throughout
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I
won’t sugarcoat it: I married
Paul at 32 and I regret it. I can
be honest with myself about
why I did it now: I married
him in a panic because I
was afraid I would miss out on
having children.
Our sex life was OK to start
with, but it soon fizzled out. I think
he’s just someone who isn’t that
into physical intimacy – he would
rather get some sleep.
Our love was never a burning
passion. Romance was never really
there either. There was no big
proposal as such. After a couple of
years together, I said: “Hadn’t we
better get married?” and he said:
“Yeah, OK.” Still, I told myself, he
was a catch. Everyone likes him.
He’s one of those guys who will do
anything for anyone. I suppose I
felt time was running out and as
I desperately wanted children I
thought, “you’ll do”. He is reliable
and would make a good father.
Paul had said he wanted
children too, but when I look
back now his heart was never in
it. When I hadn’t got pregnant
by 38 I went to the doctor and
discovered I had fibroids, which
made it difficult for me to conceive
naturally. I had an operation to
remove them but there were
complications. I was devastated.
We started IVF and I fell
pregnant on the second round,
but miscarried. My hopes and
dreams were suddenly smashed
into smithereens. Paul didn’t even
come with me to the hospital or
comfort me.
We had one more round of
treatment to try, yet by then we
were barely having sex.
My chances of having a child
were slim enough. This was my
last shot and he didn’t really care.
We tried to adopt unsuccessfully.
After that sex stopped completely,
and we haven’t slept together in
the four years since. Now there’s
little affection: no cuddling, no “I
love you”. I know there was some
at the start, but it was so long ago I
can’t remember what it felt like.
I didn’t go looking for an affair.
There was a guy I worked with
who had a partner, a child and
one on the way. That didn’t stop
him flirting with me and I enjoyed
getting attention. But I was
determined nothing could happen
– I didn’t want to ruin his marriage.
He carried on pursuing me
until I eventually caved in. I didn’t
realise how long I had craved to
be held, kissed and touched. To
be told I was sexy and beautiful. It
was pure bliss.
But then the passion turned
sour and my exciting escape from
my humdrum existence with
Paul turned into a nightmare. We
ended up having blazing rows in
the office. It was the worst mistake
of my life: colleagues noticed, it
messed with my head and ruined
my career. Yet it left me with a
nagging, inescapable feeling: I’ve
done it once, I’ll do it again. Next
time, I knew I needed to use my
head more. Having an affair makes
me feel alive.
I saw an advert pop up
somewhere for Ashley Madison.
I knew signing up was a serious
step: this was actually planning an
affair. But this way I figured I could
be in more control of it.
I started talking to Steve and
CONSUMER
Stopping that email deluge
has just become a lot easier
What the new data regulations mean for you – and for
the companies that breach them. Katie Grant reports
I
f your inbox fills up faster
than you can empty it, with
“helpful” notifications about
special offers from firms you
gave your email address to
years ago, you may have noticed
a recent flurry of correspondence
from companies stressing how
important your privacy is to them.
This is because the General Data
Protection Regulation (GDPR) is
on its way very soon, meaning all
contact – or spam mail to most
people – could be severed.
From the hair salon you
frequented back when you were
determined to replicate the
style of Lady Gaga (inset), to the
recipe-sharing site you stumbled
across during series one of The
Great British Bake Off, they all
know it could be curtains for
your relationship.
All this friendly chit-chat
builds up to one big demand:
please consent to us bombarding
you with unsolicited marketing
and collecting your personal
information. The beefed-up
legislation will come into effect on
Friday, replacing the 1995 Data
Protection Directive.
The legislation, approved last
year by the EU Parliament after
four years of debate, was designed
to “protect and empower” all EU
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‘I no longer care
about the lack of
affection, because I’m
getting those needs
met now’ AFP/GETTY
it was soon clear he had done this
many times before. When we met
for a drink in a country pub, I felt
a little nervous. But he instantly
made me feel relaxed.
He laid out his rules: he was
never going to leave his wife.
“Think of it like this,” he told me,
“this is not going to last forever.”
I’m sure he’s right. Steve is
eight years older than me. I wasn’t
immediately bowled over by his
looks, but there was something
about him. We began meeting up
around once a week – my husband
works weekends and his wife
worked away regularly, so it was
easy. The sex is the best I’ve ever
had. He knows my body like no one
else ever has. I feel alive again and
healed when I’m with him. He also
listens to my problems and does
his best to help me. If I’m honest
with myself, I am in love with him. I
would never tell him this, however.
Steve doesn’t always have time
for me, and I have to accept that.
His wife now works away less
and so we see less of each other.
Sometimes a month or two will
citizens, giving them more control
over their data and how it is used.
It will transform the way
organisations across the EU
approach data privacy and
the penalties they will
be subjected to for
misusing data. As
things stand, when
you buy goods and
services online,
the organisations
you make
purchases from,
or simply browse,
may collect
information about
you. This can include
your name, address
and date of birth, your
workplace, relationship status
and online viewing habits.
Once the GDPR is introduced,
organisations must have your
clear consent to collect your data.
Critically, the request for consent
must be in an intelligible and
easily accessible form using clear
language. It must also be as easy to
withdraw consent as to give it.
Notification will become
mandatory when a data
breach is likely to “result
in a risk for the rights
and freedoms of
individuals”. Those
affected must be
notified within
72 hours of the
organisation
first being made
aware of it.
You can already
get access to the
personal data a
company holds about
you but once the GDPR
is introduced there will be no
charge. However, as consumer
watchdog Which? points out, if a
request is deemed to be unfounded
or excessive, the controller of the
data may still charge a fee or refuse
to act on the request.
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go by until we can meet. There
are no romantic holidays abroad,
no grand presents for each other,
and when we do go out for a meal
or drink, we don’t kiss or cuddle.
I have no idea how he truly feels
about me. He wouldn’t say and I
wouldn’t ask – I don’t want to rock
the boat. For three years, he has
brought me happiness and I don’t
want to spoil it. All I know is she
sometimes suspects he cheats. I
try not to think about her.
I do love Paul, in a way. I’m not in
love with him and probably never
was. But I love him like family.
We’re more like brother and sister
than husband and wife.
We still have a laugh together.
We go away on nice holidays
and socialise with our friends. If
something needs doing around
the house, he’s on to it. He’s a nice
person, he’s just not able to meet all
my needs as a husband. Yet I can’t
imagine him not being in my life.
Since meeting Steve, I’m no
longer angry at Paul. I just don’t
care about the lack of sex and
affection because I’m getting those
needs met now.
I’ve been asked about whether
I’m scared to be alone. I certainly
worry about how I’d cope
financially if we split, although I
earn more than my husband and
own a bigger share of our house. I
suppose it’s about comfort. I have
security with Paul.
I’ve also been asked how I would
feel if I found out my husband
was cheating on me. I would feel
shocked, but I don’t think I’d feel
jealous. I might even be happy
for him. But I don’t dare suggest
an open marriage because I
don’t think he would react well
and I wouldn’t want him to
feel humiliated.
I’m still sad I married someone
not quite right for me in order to
have children, especially now it’s
clear that at 45 it’s never going to
happen. I know I wouldn’t have
used a website for having affairs if
I was a mother. But I try to look on
the bright side. I have my freedom.
I can spend my money and time
how I want. I think I’m on the way
to accepting it all.
All names have been changed
While it may once have seemed
like a good idea to hand over all
your vital stats to a dating website
for thrill-seekers in search of
“no strings attached” fun, there
may come a day when it becomes
prudent to close the door.
Under the GDPR, people
are entitled to have the “data
controller” erase their personal
data, cease further dissemination of
the data and potentially have third
parties stop processing that data.
Organisations found not complying
on or after its enforcement date
could face fines of up to 4 per cent
of turnover, or €20m (£17.5m),
whichever is greater.
Brexit, though, will throw
up some complications. UK
organisations that process
data about individuals selling
goods or services to other
EU countries will be required
to comply with the GDPR,
irrespective of whether we retain
the legislation post-Brexit.
IQ
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i MONDAY
21 MAY 2018
27
WORLD FOCUS
War for control of
Yemen spreads to
Unesco paradise
The island of Socotra has become an
unwilling pawn. By Bethan McKernan
M
onsoon season has
almost arrived on the
Socotra archipelago.
For the next two
months, the Arabian
Sea will be too dangerous to cross
and the isolated Yemeni island will
be almost completely cut off from
the outside world.
The only way on or off the Unescoprotected paradise will be via the
airstrip. It’s not clear, however,
whether any of the three flights a
week will run.
In the past two weeks, the Arab
coalition helping Yemen’s exiled
government fight Houthi rebels
on the mainland has ruptured in a
standoff over geopolitically strategic
Socotra. The island’s 60,000
inhabitants have taken to the streets
demanding either the removal of
the United Arab Emirates (UAE)
or the Yemeni government, or
independence from both.
The UAE brought tanks and
heavy artillery to the island for the
The presence of Saudi troops
on Socotra is alarming.
We should not trust
these agendas
first time, and expelled Yemeni
workers from the airstrip and port.
The Yemeni government, enraged
at the violation of its sovereignty,
responded by inviting a Saudi
delegation to act as peace broker.
The Saudis also brought troops,
which appear to have remained.
Yemen’s prime minister, Ahmed
Obeid bin Daghr, announced on May
14 that the “crisis on the island is
over” and that Yemen’s flag is “flying
above our sea and airports again”.
But in conversations with locals,
the picture on the ground looks
very different.
Our eyewitness report revealed
how since Yemen’s war began the
UAE has all but annexed Socotra,
building a military base, conducting
its own census and possibly even
planning to hold a Crimea-style
referendum. With Saudi Arabia
beginning to assert itself on the
island, the Emirates’ quiet ambitions
in this part of the world are now
being directly challenged.
A clever blend of Emirati hard and
soft power is rapidly changing life
for people in Socotra and southern
Yemen, as well as Somaliland,
Djibouti, Eritrea and Port Sudan –
all places which touch the Red Sea,
the world’s most important oil and
gas shipping channel.
Socotra now holds the key to the
future of the strained Arab coalition
– and the future of Yemen, a country
already coming apart at the seams.
Ahmed Obeid bin Daghr, Yemen’s
President, flew to Socotra to reassert
authority over the island AFP/GETTY
Mr bin Daghr flew to Socotra two
weeks ago for a rare visit designed to
reassert Yemen’s sovereignty over
the island. Instead, many sources
say the prime minister found himself
trapped there, subject to the whims
of the UAE, which rolled out tanks in
a show of military might.
The panicked Yemeni delegation
called the Saudis – the keystone
of the coalition and main financial
backer of the war against the
Iran-backed Houthis – to send a
mediation committee. Talks held
over several days, after Yemen
officially demanded the UAE scale
back its military presence, did not
go well, and on 13 May the Saudis
landed another plane – this time
carrying armed troops.
“The presence of Saudi troops is
alarming,” said Tawakkol Karman,
a Yemeni human rights activist and
Nobel Peace Prize laureate who
has been vocal about the situation
on Socotra. “We should not trust
these agendas.”
In a Facebook post sent from the
safety of the Saudi capital, Riyadh,
on Thursday, Mr bin Daghr said he
had finally returned home to the seat
of the exiled Yemeni cabinet and that
Socotra was safely in Yemeni hands
once more.
On the island itself, many
residents expressed relief that
the tensions of the past few weeks
appeared to have eased.
But Socotris are keenly aware
that their long-isolated paradise is
no longer safe from the vagaries of
Yemen’s war and the ambitions of
its players.
“Maybe this was always going to
happen,” said one anti-UAE activist
who has since left the island. “But I
am sad I have lived to see this and I
have no power to change it.”
THE INDEPENDENT
Television Monday 21 May
CRITIC’S
CHOICE
GERARD GILBERT
PICK OF THE DAY
===
8.30pm, ITV
All this week, ITV is celebrating the
70th anniversary of the NHS, with
a range of programmes featuring
Alan Titchmarsh and Davina McCall,
among others. It kicks off with this
ceremony, hosted by Paul O’Grady
(left) in the presence of Prince
William and the Duchess of
Cornwall. The inspirational figures
being honoured include the surgeon
who saved the first stabbing victim
of the London Bridge attack, a
70-year-old midwife and a victim of
the Manchester Arena bombing who
helped raise money for the unit that
saved her life. All that, plus Liverpool
FC manager Jürgen Klopp and
skipper Jordan Henderson giving a
heroic teenager a day to remember.
8pm, Channel 4
Return of the cookery series in
which Jamie Oliver prepares
dishes using just five ingredients
– oh, and “the most basic storecupboard essentials”. Oliver is in
characteristically bullish form,
everything he produces being
“stonking,” “delicious,” “gorgeous”
and “brilliant” (one of these days
he’ll shock us by saying a dish is “all
right… not bad”), but when he’s
not working his way through the
familiar repertoire of superlatives,
he does have an original turn of
phrase, describing his take on a
seafood pasta as “spaghetti vongole’s
eccentric uncle” or a comforting
sausage bake as being “like a day
in wearing jim-jams,” and I’ll
The NHS Heroes Awards
Jamie’s Quick & Easy Food
definitely be trying a few of these
recipes myself.
===
Robbie’s War: The Rise And Fall
Of A Playboy Billionaire
9pm, BBC2
Iranian-born London property
tycoon Robert Tchenguiz lost
billions during the financial crash
and this (unavailable for preview)
film follows the colourful
businessman as he fights to save his
house: the £20m mansion opposite
the Royal Albert Hall that he shares
with a girlfriend… and his ex-wife.
===
24 Hours In Police Custody
9pm, Channel 4
“One of the strangest people”
he’s come across is the reported
6.00 Flog It! Trade Secrets
(R) (S). 6.30 Ill Gotten Gains
(R) (S). 7.15 Royal Recipes:
Wedding Special (R) (S).
8.00 Sign Zone: Gardeners’
World (R) (S). 9.00 Victoria
Derbyshire (S). 11.00 BBC
Newsroom Live (S). 11.30
The Week In Parliament
(S). 12.00 Daily Politics
(S). 1.00 Perfection (R) (S).
1.45 Going Back, Giving
Back (R) (S). 2.30 Digging
For Britain (R) (S). 3.30
Victorian Farm (R) (S). 4.30
Street Auction (R) (S). 5.15
Antiques Road Trip (R) (S).
6.00 Good Morning
Britain (S). 8.30 Lorraine
(S). 9.25 The Jeremy Kyle
Show (S). 10.30 This
Morning (S). 12.30 Loose
Women (S). 1.30 ITV News;
Weather (S). 1.55 ITV
Regional News; Weather
(S). 2.00 Judge Rinder’s
Crime Stories (S). 3.00
Dickinson’s Real Deal
(R) (S). 3.59 ITV Regional
Weather (S). 4.00 Tipping
Point (S). 5.00 The Chase
(S).
6.00 Countdown (R) (S).
6.45 3rd Rock From The
Sun (R) (S). 7.10 3rd Rock
From The Sun (R) (S). 7.35
3rd Rock From The Sun
(R) (S). 8.00 Everybody
Loves Raymond (R) (S).
8.30 Everybody Loves
Raymond (R) (S). 9.05
Frasier (R) (S). 9.35 Frasier
(R) (S). 10.05 Ramsay’s
Kitchen Nightmares USA
(R) (S). 11.00 Undercover
Boss USA (R) (S). 12.00
Channel 4 News Summary
(S). 12.05 Coast Vs Country
(R) (S). 1.05 Posh Pawn (R)
(S). 2.10 Countdown (S).
3.00 A Place In The Sun:
Summer Sun (R) (S). 4.00
The £100k Drop (S). 5.00
Four In A Bed (R) (S). 5.30
Buy It Now (S).
6.00 Milkshake! 9.15
The Wright Stuff 11.15
Can’t Pay? We’ll Take It
Away! (R) (S). 12.10 5 News
Lunchtime (S). 12.15 The
Gadget Show (R) (S). 1.10
Access (S). 1.15 Home And
Away (S). 1.45 Neighbours
(S). 2.15 The Yorkshire Vet
Casebook (R) (S). 3.15 FILM:
Murder, She Baked: Just
Desserts (Kristoffer Tabori
2017) Premiere. Mystery,
starring Alison Sweeney
(S). 5.00 5 News At 5 (S).
5.30 Neighbours (R) (S).
6.00 BBC News At
Six; Weather (S).
6.30 BBC Regional
News; Weather
(S).
6.00 Eggheads Quiz
show, hosted by
Jeremy Vine (R)
(S).
6.30 Great British
Railway
Journeys (R) (S).
6.00 ITV Regional
News; Weather
(S).
6.30 ITV News;
Weather (S).
6.00 The Simpsons
Ned and Edna
tie the knot (R)
(S).
6.30 Hollyoaks (R) (S).
6.00 Home And Away
The Morgans
are divided
over paying the
ransom (R) (S).
6.30 5 News Tonight
(S).
7pm
7.00 The One Show
Presented by
Matt Baker and
Alex Jones (S).
7.30 RHS Chelsea
Flower Show
2018 (S).
7.00 Back To The
Land With
Kate Humble A
woman who set
up a gluten-free
bakery in Leeds
(S).
7.00 Emmerdale
Ross faces
a dangerous
dilemma (S).
7.30 Coronation
Street (S).
7.00 Channel 4 News
7.55 The Political
Slot The Green
Party’s view
on a four-day
working week
(S).
8pm
8.00 Grenfell: Who
Is To Blame? –
Panorama (S).
8.30 EastEnders
Keegan makes a
mistake he will
come to regret.
8.00 RHS Chelsea
Flower Show
2018 Including
highlights of the
Queen’s tour of
the show (S).
8.30 The NHS Heroes
Awards Marking
the 70th
anniversary of
the National
Health Service
(S).
9.00 Peter Kay’s Car
Share (R) (S).
9.30 Peter Kay’s Car
Share (R) (S).
9.00 Robbie’s
War: The Rise
And Fall Of
A Playboy
Billionaire (S).
10.00BBC News At
Ten (S).
10.30 BBC Regional
News (S).
10.45 Have I Got A Bit
More News For
You (S).
10.00QI With Jo
Brand, Clive
Anderson and
Jimmy Carr (R)
(S).
10.30 Newsnight (S).
11.30 The Graham
Norton Show
With Emilia
Clarke, Gloria
Estefan and
Leon Bridges (R)
(S).
12.20 BBC News (S).
Daytime
6.00 Breakfast (S). 9.15
Ill Gotten Gains (S).
10.00 Homes Under The
Hammer (R) (S). 11.00
Neighbourhood Blues
(S). 11.45 Close Calls: On
Camera (S). 12.15 Bargain
Hunt (S). 1.00 BBC News
At One; Weather (S). 1.30
BBC Regional News;
Weather (S). 1.45 Doctors
(S). 2.15 The Doctor Blake
Mysteries (S). 3.15 Escape
To The Country (S). 3.45
RHS Chelsea Flower Show
2018 (S). 4.30 Hardball (S).
5.15 Pointless (S).
6pm
9pm
10pm
11pm
Late
verdict of a detective interviewing
the prime suspect in the murder of
a woman discovered by a dog-walker
in scrubland. Her throat had been
slashed with a broken bottle and
neighbours reported hearing
arguments between the victim and
her partner, a controlling type
obsessed with running, who is taken
into custody after such a low key,
weirdly polite arrest that it can only
come from real life. This is the
seventh series of this excellent
observational documentary series
featuring Bedfordshire Police, and
it continues to surprise – not least
here when detectives start delving
into the relationship of the
accused and the dead woman,
42-year-old Sharon Fade. All was
not quite how it at first (and indeed
subsequently) appears.
‘Manchester: A Year
Of Hate Crime’
10.35pm, Channel 4
6.00 The Planet’s Funniest
Animals (S). 6.20 Totally
Bonkers Guinness World
Records (S). 6.45 Totally
Bonkers Guinness World
Records (S). 7.10 Who’s
Doing The Dishes? (S).
7.55 Emmerdale (S). 8.25
Coronation Street (S). 8.55
Coronation Street (S). 9.25
The Ellen DeGeneres Show
(S). 10.20 The Bachelor (S).
12.15 Emmerdale (S). 12.45
Coronation Street (S). 1.15
Coronation Street (S). 1.45
The Ellen DeGeneres Show
(S). 2.35 The Jeremy Kyle
Show (S). 3.45 The Jeremy
Kyle Show (S). 4.55 The
Jeremy Kyle Show (S).
6.00 You’ve Been
Framed! Gold
(S).
6.30 You’ve Been
Framed! Gold
(S).
Jamie Oliver keeps his
recipes minimal as he
presents ‘Jamie’s
Quick & Easy Food’
8pm, Channel 4
Robert Tchenguiz’s
story in ‘Robbie’s War’
9pm, BBC2
7.00 Aviva
Premiership
Rugby
Highlights
Action from
the semi-final
fixtures (S).
7.00 Beyond 100
Days; Weather
(S).
7.30 Civilisations
Stories: The
First Refugees
(S).
6.40 FILM: Fair Game
(Doug Liman
2010) Factbased thriller,
with Naomi
Watts and Sean
Penn (S).
7.00 You’ve Been
Framed! Gold
(S).
7.30 You’ve Been
Framed! Gold
(S).
8.00 Jamie’s Quick &
Easy Food New
series (S).
8.30 Tricks Of The
Restaurant
Trade (S).
8.00 Police
Interceptors
The helicopter
spots five
runners from a
crashed car (S).
8.00 Code-Breakers:
Bletchley Park’s
Lost Heroes (S).
8.50 Spy Interview
Special The
stars and
director of Spy
discuss the
movie.
8.00 Two And A Half
Men Lyndsey
upsets Alan (S).
8.30 Superstore (S).
9.00 24 Hours In
Police Custody
The body of a
woman is found
abandoned
in overgrown
grassland (S).
9.00 Paddington
Station 24/7
Easter brings
chaos to the
network (S).
9.00 Royal Wives
At War
Dramatised
documentary
looking at the
abdication crisis
of 1936 (S).
9.00 FILM: Spy
(Paul Feig
2015) Comedy
adventure,
starring Melissa
McCarthy (S).
9.00 Family Guy Last
in the series (S).
9.30 Family Guy
Peter and Chris
attend a fat
camp (S).
10.30 ITV News;
Weather (S).
10.35 Manchester:
A Year Of
Hate Crime
Documentary
(S).
10.00The Sex
Business: Porn
Stars New
series (S).
10.00Castles –
Britain’s
Fortified
History The
role of castles
in Britain’s
history (S).
11.15 Burma With
Simon Reeve
Part two of two.
Simon goes in
search of a rebel
army (R) (S).
11.00 ITV Regional
News (S).
11.15 On Assignment
(S).
11.50 Killer Women
With Piers
Morgan (R) (S).
11.35 Quadruplets
And Homeless
A family deal
with the news
they are having
quadruplets (R)
(S).
11.05 Criminals
Caught On
Camera (R) (S).
11.00 The Secret
Life Of The
Motorway
Examining
Britain’s
motorways (S).
11.20 FILM: Slow
West (John
Maclean 2015)
Western,
starring Kodi
Smit-McPhee
(S).
11.00 American
Dad! Francine
encourages
Stan to open up
emotionally (S).
11.30 American Dad!
(S).
12.15 Sign Zone: Police
Under Pressure (R) (S). 1.15
Sign Zone: Countryfile (R)
(S). 2.10 This Is BBC Two (S).
12.45 Jackpot247 3.00 The
Jeremy Kyle Show (R) (S).
3.50 ITV Nightscreen 5.05
The Jeremy Kyle Show
(R) (S).
12.35 The Secret Life Of
The Zoo (R) (S). 1.30 The
Supervet (R) (S). 2.25
Myanmar’s Killing Fields
(R) (S). 3.20 Gok’s Fill Your
House For Free (R) (S). 4.15
Best Laid Plans (R) (S). 5.10
Fifteen To One (R) (S).
12.05 America’s Toughest
Prisons (R) (S). 1.00
SuperCasino (S). 3.10
Secrets Of The World’s
Greatest Mountains (R)
(S). 4.00 Get Your Tatts
Out: Kavos Ink (R) (S). 4.45
House Doctor (R) (S).
12.00 Clydebuilt: The
Ships That Made The
Commonwealth (S). 1.00
Kew’s Forgotten Queen
(S). 2.00 Code-Breakers:
Bletchley Park’s Lost
Heroes (S). 3.00 Royal
Wives At War (S). 4.00 Close
1.00 FILM: Stuck In
Love (Josh Boone 2012)
Premiere. Romantic
drama, with Lily Collins
and Logan Lerman (S).
3.00 Close
12.00 The Cleveland Show
(S). 12.30 Two And A Half
Men (S). 12.55 Superstore
(S). 1.20 Through
The Keyhole (S). 2.25
Teleshopping 5.55 ITV2
Nightscreen
10.00Plebs Marcus
has a run-in
with the fire
brigade. Last in
the series (S).
10.30 Family Guy (S).
NEWS
2-27
===
Manchester: A Year Of
Hate Crime
10.35pm, Channel 4
“It would only take one major
incident and I think you’d see hate
crime go through the roof,” says an
officer patrolling the streets of
Manchester in this documentary
following six months in the policing
of the city’s multicultural
community. That major incident
duly arrives on 22 May with the
bombing of the Ariana Grande
concert – within hours an Oldham
mosque is fire-bombed while
physical assaults (spitting, punching
and smashing of car windows)
proliferate. As Manchester Mayor
Andy Burnham says, this is
exactly the reaction that the
terrorists hope for.
FILM
CHOICE
LAURENCE PHELAN
VOICES
14-18
TV
28-29
IQ
30-38
BUSINESS SPORT
40-43
47-56
FILM OF THE DAY
===
High Noon
The Bourne Ultimatum
4.30pm, Sky Cinema Classics
(Fred Zinnemann, 1952)
Moral inquiry and taut, real-time
drama combine in one of the finest
films about the Old West, in which
small-town marshal Gary Cooper (left)
endures a long, dark hour of the soul,
while anticipating one of cinema’s
most famous showdowns, with an old
foe who is due to arrive on the midday
train. It begins in media res, at about
11am. “There’s no time for a lesson in
civics,” says one character. And yet, as
the marshal searches in vain for some
men to deputise, and without using
a wasted or over-emphatic word, the
script charts all the subtle gradations
between pacifism, appeasement
and isolationism, and self-interest,
cynicism and cowardice.
9pm, ITV4
(Paul Greengrass, 2007)
A pesky journalist has been sniffing
around the story of the renegade
amnesiac former CIA assassin Jason
Bourne, which brings the latter out of
hiding and back into the firing line for
a third bout of snappy, visceral action.
===
Beyond The Valley Of The Dolls
12.25am, Talking Pictures
(Russ Meyer, 1970)
This non-sequel to the soapy trash
hit Valley Of The Dolls, written
by sexploitation auteur Meyer
and film critic Roger Ebert, is an
alternately comedic and violent,
camp and straight-faced psychedelic
freakout. Groovy.
Radio
BBC Radio 1
6.00 Classic Coronation
Street (S). 6.25 Classic
Coronation Street (S).
6.50 Heartbeat (S). 7.55
The Royal (S). 9.00 Judge
Judy (S). 9.25 Judge Judy
(S). 9.55 Judge Judy (S).
10.20 A Touch Of Frost (S).
12.30 The Royal (S). 1.35
Heartbeat (S). 2.40 Classic
Coronation Street (S). 3.15
Classic Coronation Street
(S). 3.45 On The Buses (S).
4.20 On The Buses (S).
4.50 You’re Only Young
Twice (S). 5.25 George And
Mildred (S). 5.55 Heartbeat
(S).
6.00 Hollyoaks (S). 6.30
Hollyoaks (S). 7.00 Couples
Come Dine With Me (S).
8.00 New Girl (S). 8.30 New
Girl (S). 9.00 2 Broke Girls
(S). 9.30 2 Broke Girls (S).
10.00 Black-ish (S). 10.30
Black-ish (S). 11.00 How I
Met Your Mother (S). 11.30
How I Met Your Mother
(S). 12.00 The Goldbergs
(S). 12.30 The Goldbergs
(S). 1.00 The Big Bang
Theory (S). 1.30 The Big
Bang Theory (S). 2.00 How
I Met Your Mother (S). 2.30
How I Met Your Mother (S).
3.00 New Girl (S). 3.30 New
Girl (S). 4.00 Black-ish (S).
4.30 Black-ish (S). 5.00
The Goldbergs (S). 5.30 The
Goldbergs (S).
8.55 Food Unwrapped (S).
9.30 A Place In The Sun:
Winter Sun (S). 10.30 A
Place In The Sun: Winter
Sun (S). 11.35 Four In A
Bed (S). 12.05 Four In A
Bed (S). 12.35 Four In A
Bed (S). 1.05 Four In A Bed
(S). 1.40 Four In A Bed (S).
2.10 Come Dine With Me
(S). 2.40 Come Dine With
Me (S). 3.15 Come Dine
With Me (S). 3.50 Come
Dine With Me (S). 4.20
Come Dine With Me (S).
4.50 A Place In The Sun:
Winter Sun (S). 5.55 A New
Life In The Sun (S).
6.00 Animal 999 (R) (S).
6.30 RSPCA Animal
Rescue (R) (S). 7.00
Meerkat Manor (R) (S). 7.30
Meerkat Manor (R) (S).
8.00 Monkey Business (R)
(S). 8.30 Monkey Business
(R) (S). 9.00 Motorway
Patrol (R) (S). 9.30
Motorway Patrol (R) (S).
10.00 Highway Patrol (R)
(S). 10.30 Highway Patrol
(R) (S). 11.00 Sanctuary
(R) (S). 12.00 NCIS: Los
Angeles (R) (S). 1.00 Hawaii
Five-0 (R) (S). 2.00 Hawaii
Five-0 (R) (S). 3.00 NCIS:
Los Angeles (R) (S). 4.00
Stargate SG-1 (R) (S). 5.00
The Simpsons (R) (S). 5.30
Futurama (R) (S).
6.00 Richard E Grant’s
Hotel Secrets (R) (S). 7.00
Fish Town (R) (S). 8.00
Urban Secrets (R) (S). 9.00
The West Wing (S). 10.00
The West Wing (S). 11.00
House (R) (S). 12.00 House
(R) (S). 1.00 Without A
Trace (S). 2.00 Richard E
Grant’s Hotel Secrets (R)
(S). 3.00 The West Wing (R)
(S). 4.00 The West Wing (R)
(S). 5.00 House (R) (S).
6.00 The Big Bang
Theory (S).
6.30 The Big Bang
Theory Amy
tries to find Raj
a date (S).
6.55 The Secret Life
Of The Zoo The
keepers try to
work out why
male red panda
Jung is losing
weight (S).
6.00 Futurama
Kif hopes to
impress Amy’s
parents (R) (S).
6.30 The Simpsons
(R) (S).
6.00 House A woman
contracts
African sleeping
sickness (R) (S).
7.00 Murder, She
Wrote A
Broadway star’s
manager is
killed (S).
7.00 Hollyoaks Adam
tries to warn
Maxine about
Glenn (S).
7.30 Black-ish (S).
7.55 Grand Designs
A couple
constructing
a private
hideaway in an
Essex woodland
(S).
7.00 The Simpsons
Marge is sent to
jail (R) (S).
7.30 The Simpsons
(R) (S).
7.00 CSI: Crime
Scene
Investigation
The team
suspects two
serial killers are
on the loose (R).
8.00 Lewis A
professor is
found dead
after her dating
video is leaked
onto a website
(S).
8.00 The Big Bang
Theory (S).
8.30 The Big Bang
Theory Amy
and Sheldon
prepare to tie
the knot (S).
8.00 Supergirl Kara
battles to keep
Ruby safe.
8.00 Blue Bloods The
Reagans suffer
a devastating
loss (R) (S).
9.00 FILM: Meet
The Parents
(Jay Roach
2000) Comedy,
starring Robert
De Niro and
Ben Stiller.
9.00 Westworld
Sci-fi drama,
starring Evan
Rachel Wood.
6.30am The Radio 1 Breakfast
Show With Nick Grimshaw
10.00 Clara Amfo 12.45pm
Newsbeat 1.00 Scott Mills 4.00
Greg James 5.45 Newsbeat
6.00 Greg James 7.00 Annie
Mac 9.00 The 8th With Charlie
Sloth 11.00 Huw Stephens 1am
Radio 1’s Drum & Bass Show
With Rene LaVice 3.00 Radio
1’s Specialist Chart With Phil
Taggart 4.00 Radio 1’s Early
Breakfast Show With Adele
Roberts
BBC Radio 1Xtra
6am Dotty 10.00 Ace 12.45pm
Newsbeat 1.00 Yasmin Evans
4.00 MistaJam 5.45 Newsbeat
6.00 MistaJam 7.00 DJ Target
9.02 The 8th With Charlie Sloth
11.00 Twin B 1am Radio 1’s
Drum & Bass Show With Rene
LaVice 3.00 1Xtra Playlists
4.00 Twin B
9.00 Made In Chelsea
Jamie is on
a mission to
impress Ell with
his athleticism
(S).
9.00 Building
Giants: Super
Skyscraper The
construction
of an 82-storey
skyscraper in
New York City.
10.00DCI Banks Part
one of two.
The victim of a
frenzied attack
is found in the
woods (S).
10.00Body Fixers
Daniel helps
a woman
who lost her
hair through
her cancer
treatment (S).
10.00The Tallest
Tower: Building
The Shard The
construction
of the London
skyscraper (S).
11.00 DCI Banks
Part two of
two. Banks is
suspicious of a
suicide note (S).
11.05 The Big Bang
Theory Sheldon
looks for a
way out of his
relationship (S).
11.35 The Big Bang
Theory (S).
11.05 24 Hours
In A&E An
85-year-old
woman faces
potentially
life-changing
injuries (S).
11.05 The Week That
Wasn’t Satirical
comedy show
(R).
11.35 The Russell
Howard Hour
(R) (S).
11.15 Real Time With
Bill Maher The
comedian and
guests discuss
the week’s
events (R).
12.05 A Touch Of Frost (S).
2.05 ITV3 Nightscreen 2.30
Teleshopping
12.05 First Dates (S). 1.10
Tattoo Fixers (S). 2.10
Body Fixers (S). 3.05 Made
In Chelsea (S). 4.00 First
Dates Abroad (S). 4.25 How
I Met Your Mother (S). 4.45
Couples Come Dine With
Me (S).
12.05 Ramsay’s Kitchen
Nightmares USA (S). 1.05
Building Giants: Super
Skyscraper (S). 2.10 Food
Unwrapped: Diets For
Summer (S). 3.15 8 Out
Of 10 Cats Uncut (S). 3.50
Close
12.30 Football’s Funniest
Moments (R) (S). 1.00 Ross
Kemp: Extreme World (R)
(S). 2.00 Hawaii Five-0 (R)
(S). 3.00 Jamestown (R) (S).
4.00 Highway Patrol (R) (S).
4.30 Highway Patrol (R) (S).
5.00 It’s Me Or The Dog (R).
12.25 The Circus: Inside
The Wildest Political
Show On Earth (R). 1.30
Westworld (R). 2.40 The
Sopranos (R) (S). 3.45
Anon: Special (R) (S). 4.10
The West Wing (R) (S). 5.05
The West Wing (R) (S).
10.10 West:Word
Lauren Laverne
and guests
discuss.
10.40 Last Week
Tonight With
John Oliver
BBC Radio 2
6.30am Chris Evans 9.30 Ken
Bruce 12noon Jeremy Vine
2.00 Jonathan Ross 5.00 Jo
Whiley & Simon Mayo 8.00
The Cerys Matthews Blues
Show 9.00 Jools Holland 10.00
Sara Cox 12mdn’t OJ Borg 3.00
Johnnie Walker’s Sounds Of
The 70s 5.00 Vanessa Feltz
BBC Radio 3
6.30am Breakfast. With Petroc
Trelawny. 9.00 Essential
Classics. 12noon Composer
Of The Week: Ravel. Donald
Macleod examines the life
and career of the French
composer. 1.00 News
1.02 Radio 3 Lunchtime
Concert. Sara Mingardo and
Francesca Biliotti perform
music by Monteverdi and
contemporaries. 2.00
Afternoon Concert. The
first of a week of concerts
from Sweden. 5.00 In Tune.
7.00 In Tune Mixtape. Music
by Beethoven, Stravinsky,
Gershwin, Mozart, Couperin
and Debussy. 7.30 Radio 3
In Concert. A performance
of Elgar’s The Dream of
Gerontius. 10.00 Music
Matters. 10.45 The Essay: The
Shopping News. 11.00 Jazz
Now. 12.30am Through The
Night.
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BBC iPlayer
David Attenborough explains
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The Windsors Royal
Wedding Special
All4
Harry lets Meghan organise his
stag do in an alt-reality comedy.
Wuthering Heights. By Emily
Bronte, adapted by Rachel
Joyce. 8.00 The Invention
Of The Netherlands. New
series. Misha Glenny explores
the history of the country.
8.30 Crossing Continents.
Claims that Israel is being less
welcoming to African Jews.
Last in the series. 9.00 Plastic
Fantastic. Mark Miodownik
explores peoples’ love-hate
relationship with plastic. 9.30
Start The Week. With Mariana
Mazzucato, Joshua Freeman
and Jane Commane. 10.00 The
World Tonight. With Ritula
Shah. 10.45 Book At Bedtime:
The Female Persuasion. By
Meg Wolitzer. 11.00 Word
Of Mouth. How talking and
listening can best be used to
help people in crisis. 11.30
Today In Parliament. The
start of the week’s business in
Westminster. 12mdn’t News
And Weather 12.30 Climate
Change And Me 12.48 Shipping
Forecast 1.00 As BBC World
Service 5.20 Shipping Forecast
5.30 News Briefing 5.43 Prayer
For The Day 5.45 Farming
Today 5.58 Tweet Of The Day
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9.45am Daily Service 12.01pm
Shipping Forecast 5.54
Shipping Forecast
BBC Radio 4 Extra
6am The Doomed Oasis 6.30
The Library Returns 7.00
Winston In Europe 7.30 Just
A Minute 8.00 Hancock’s
Half Hour 8.30 Flywheel,
Shyster And Flywheel 9.00
Quote – Unquote 9.30 Bangers
And Mash 10.00 Rebus – Set
In Darkness 11.00 Short
Rides In Fast Machines 11.15
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Let’s go outside
Author Laurie Canciani
on how she overcame her
debilitating agoraphobia
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here’s an easy way and a
hard way, the guide book
had warned. Standing
in the hamlet of Cocora,
eyeing a fork in the road,
I realise the guide hasn’t mentioned
which is which. I take a punt, and
turn right.
It’s only when I reach a rickety
rope bridge that I realise this might
be the hard way. Indiana Jones
knows it. Wile E Coyote knows it.
Rope bridges are terrifying, especially if you’re a novice hiker. Still, a
deep breath, a hop, skip and a jump,
and I’m over it, and on to a verdant
trail. In the distance, wreathed in
mist, wax palms pepper the landscape, reaching tall into the sky like
slender windmills.
The Cocora Valley is otherworldly.
Part of Los Nevados National Park,
in the Andean subtropical highlands
midway between Medellín, Cali and
Bogotá, it is one of the few natural
habitats for the Quindio palm, the
tallest palm tree in the world, reaching up to 60m. It has a mystical feel,
as if it was snatched from the imagination of Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
You have to work hard to glimpse
such beautiful vistas. The trail turns
and climbs steeply up a roaring waterfall. Health and safety precautions are scant, and, save for a few
guides leading horses along the
path, there isn’t much help. The rope
bridge is followed by five or six more,
each feeling more precarious than
the last, parts of the planks rotting
or missing.
Just when I think I’m hardening
up to the trail, I encounter two tree
trunks, slippery with moss, lashed
together over some rapids, a single
wire to hold on to. Turning back
doesn’t feel like an option. I gulp, say
a silent prayer, and step on to the log.
But it’s exhilarating. I climb
higher and higher, my clothes green
from clinging to slippery boulders,
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one shoe sodden from my failed
hopscotch skills. I encounter other
climbers along the way; we exchange
bewildered grins, issue warnings
about what lies ahead.
Another fork in the road, atop the
waterfall, leads to Acaime, a nature
reserve home to six different species of hummingbird. Here, weary
hikers can pause for traditional hot
chocolate with cheese (surprisingly
delicious), change their socks, and
sit and gaze at the flurry of hovering
birds doing battle for the nectarfilled vials outside the hostel.
Some stay overnight, but I press
on, my lungs and legs now burn-
The palms stretch
almost comically
high, crowns heavy
on slender stalks
ing with the thinning air and steep
climb. Visibility is low – I feel as if I’m
hiking through the cloud – but eventually, out of the haze, looms a house,
perched alone atop the mountain.
Finca la Montana is another chance
for walkers to seek refreshment or
sit for a while.
It’s a downhill route from here,
and mercifully a far easier one – a
wide road leads me down the mountain. I descend at a trot, when I notice some walkers up ahead veering
off the road on to a small grassy trail.
I follow, and just as there is a break
in the clouds, emerge right on to the
edge of the valley, among the majestic palms I had seen from a distance.
They are even more ethereal up
close, stretching almost comically
high, crowns heavy on such slender
stalks. The valley below is lush, and
almost luminous green. Photos don’t
come close to capturing the sheer
beauty, so I sit for a while on a damp
hillock and just drink it all in.
The trundle back to the starting
point is a pleasant one, traversing
palm-dotted farmland and marvelling at the landscape. Any visitor
who doesn’t fancy risking their skin
on a flooded waterfall could quite
happily get their money’s worth with
a short walk here, although I am glad
I went the hard way.
The hamlet of Cocora is a
20-minute drive from Salento,
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the multicoloured mountain town
smack bang in the middle of Colombia’s coffee triangle. Surprisingly,
Colombia’s coffee can be disappointing for tourists – milky and very
weak – but you are guaranteed to
get a good cup here. Backpackers
make a beeline for Cafe Jesus Martin, a funky little cafe serving a wide
range of coffee, including cold brew.
But a trip to the region isn’t complete without a visit to a coffee farm,
to see the process from start to finish. At Finca el Ocaso, a sustainable
coffee farm within walking distance
of the town, visitors can learn how
to hunt for ripe coffee “cherries”, see
the drying process and, of course,
taste the finished product and buy
some beans to take home.
Salento is a short stopover for
many visitors to Colombia, but it is
beguiling enough to encourage you
to stay for several days. At the pretty
Hotel el Jardin, all rooms lead on to
a walkway with accents of magenta
and royal blue overlooking the internal courtyard and the wax palms in
the distance. From the hotel, a steep
street leads to the large main square,
which feels like it has been set in
aspic since Spanish colonial days.
It is a pleasant place to linger over a
cold beer, with plenty of restaurants
and an arcade featuring handcrafted souvenirs and jewellery.
After a death-defying waterfall
scramble, a hearty meal is in order
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The speciality is river trout served
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black pudding, avocado and lemon.
The following day, the rain is falling hard, the palms now spectres
against the mist-covered hills. I am
thankful not to be scrambling up a
slippery waterfall, and order a second cup of coffee. But I already long
to return and make it to the top of
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Life
‘My fear was
holding me
hostage’
After bullying at school led to
agoraphobia, Laurie Canciani knew
she had to find a way of escaping
her home and her anxiety
F
ear was a decision my
mind made without my
approval. I had developed a condition that
became a constant companion, whose voice was sometimes much louder than my own,
and its name was agoraphobia.
This anxiety disorder, which
makes sufferers feel trapped, can
have many different forms. Some
people experience panic attacks
when they’re surrounded by large
groups of people; others feel nervous about travelling on public
transport. Some can function for
days on end and then suddenly
become worried about getting
lost on a route that they’ve taken
a hundred times before.
For me, it manifested itself in a
very specific way. I was 17, and I
realised that I hadn’t stepped foot
outside for almost a year.
I’ve always been a bit of an outsider. I was a lonely, shy, quiet kid
who would rather watch inappropriate horror movies than go
outside and play with friends. I
struggled with confidence, and by
the time I got to secondary school
I was bullied every day.
I tried to make myself as invisible as possible during those
times, but I soon discovered that
the more invisible I tried to be the
more others seemed to notice me.
The only thing that gave me
any comfort was counting down
the hours until I could go home,
walking away from the crowds of
kids to sit by myself, or locking
myself in the girls’ toilets at lunch
to read. I was living life inside my
own head too much – buried in my
notebook, or staring out of the
window. I could focus there for
hours until the school bell rang at
the end of every day. I stayed home
from school more and more, and
by the time I left school for good I
had very few prospects.
Even though I had left the classroom behind, the fear of being singled out by other kids stayed with
me. I began to feel self-conscious
every time I left the small, comfortable, first-floor council flat
where I now lived with my mother
and sister. I began to count my
steps from the front door to the
local supermarket and then back
again. I knew how long it would
take me to pick my items and return home. When I had to leave I
mapped out my entire journey on
pieces of paper that I carried in
my pocket.
I was young, but I still had hope.
I applied for jobs often, but I never
went for interviews because I was
worried about saying the wrong
thing. I often opted instead for
telephone interviews, just so I
could write the entire conversation down on paper and read it out
when they called. If I was asked
a question I hadn’t anticipated, I
often hung up. After a while, they
stopped calling.
I thought up more and more
reasons to stay at home. I watched
TV and I read and I searched the
internet and I stared out of the
window at other people and their
lives, wondering how they all managed to live so perfectly.
Any routine I had before ceased
to exist when I was out of school,
and before I knew it, my fear was
holding me hostage.
I didn’t realise how much control I had lost until I realised
how long it had been since I had
stepped foot outside. It had been
months, but when you’re no longer
a part of society time has a way of
abandoning you. I cried when I
realised how much time had gone
by, and suddenly my fear had
transformed into something else.
I was still afraid, but I was afraid
of who I was becoming. I didn’t
want to waste away, drowning in
my own sense of security.
Agoraphobia had kept me prisoner, but it was the fear of not
living that would give me back
my freedom.
I woke up early and, after a few
failed attempts, I opened the front
door. I was surprised by how easily I had done it. It really was as
simple as turning a key and pushing down the handle.
I stepped out, first making a
short journey and then a longer
one. I took walks at four in the
morning while it was dark and the
streets were empty. I walked from
the front door to the end of the
street every day.
I set myself goals and targets,
trying to remember to breathe.
Laurie Canciani:
‘Agoraphobia had
kept me prisoner,
but it was the fear
of not living that
would give me back
my freedom’
I opened the
front door. I
was surprised
by how easily
I had done it
Just keep breathing. I would tell
myself to get to the next lamppost,
and then the next.
I walked further every day until
my mind and heart stopped racing
and my breathing became more
relaxed. Eventually I managed to
break free of fear, and I was finally
a part of the world again.
Looking back I’m still as surprised as anybody by how far I’ve
come. I have friends, family and
a day job, and I rediscovered my
love of writing a few years ago,
which led to the publication of my
first novel, The Insomnia Museum.
I didn’t know until much later
that I was burning all the anxieties, fears, and anger of my youth
right on to the page as I wrote the
book. I was finally stripping away
my past, unravelling it like a knitted glove and stringing it back
together in words, sentences and
chapters until it took the shape of
a novel.
Writing can be like therapy. It
keeps my mind occupied and my
thoughts in check, providing me
with an escape very different than
the hard walls I needed when I
was 17.
Even though agoraphobia is
still very much a part of who I
am, manifesting sometimes in
small anxieties and worries, it
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‘The Insomnia Museum’ by Laurie
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Agoraphobia:
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A step-by-step approach
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relieve symptoms
Enrol yourself on
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programme
Consider more intensive
treatments, such as cognitive behavioural therapy
or medication.
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include taking regular
exercise, eating more
healthily, and avoiding
alcohol, drugs and drinks
that contain caffeine. Selfhelp techniques that can
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include staying where you
are, focusing on something
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always an act of trying
to do the impossible –
imagining your way into
somebody else,” says the
artist Chantal Joffe, seated in her
rag-strewn, warmly oil-scented studio
near the Regent’s Canal in Islington.
Against every wall are stacked
paintings of people, the abutting
edges of the canvases forming ridged,
mountainous landscapes. Complex,
thoughtful faces peep out at us from
every richly coloured surface.
Over the course of almost 30 years
of painting, the people Joffe has imagined her way into have ranged
from her close friend and fellow
artist Ishbel Myerscough, to porn
stars, to poets she loved – Anne
Sexton, Robert Lowell, Sylvia Plath
– to her daughter Esme and other
family members.
As a student in Glasgow in the
early 1990s I knew Joffe in passing.
She had already left the art school
then, and must have been en route
to postgraduate studies at the Royal
College of Art in London: even at that
stage she was known as considerable
talent, an artist of note. She and
Myerscough once painted me,
naked and in the bath. (Myerscough
recently unearthed a drawing from
our session – I look rather cross. I had
forgotten to put money in the meter
in time for the boiler to heat up, so
was sitting in a chilly puddle.)
Joffe and I last bumped into one
another 18 years ago in the maternity
ward of Saint Mary’s Paddington,
where her sister was in labour and I
was shortly to be. It seems apposite, in
retrospect: pregnancy, motherhood
and childbirth are central themes
of Joffe’s new exhibition and an
accompanying book, Personal Feeling
is the Main Thing.
Both stem from another act of
associative imagination – Joffe’s
attempt to inhabit another person
through painting them – in this case
the artist Paula Modersohn-Becker.
Little known outside Germany and,
until recently, overlooked, as is so
often the case with artists who blaze
a distinct trail, Modersohn-Becker
came to Joffe’s attention a few years
ago. Joffe experienced an immediate
affinity. “I found both her life and her
work intoxicating,” she says.
Born near Dresden in 1876,
Modersohn-Becker married an older
painter of whose young child she
became stepmother. Disillusioned by
marriage, she left the artists’ colony
she was living in and travelled to
Paris where she befriended the poet
Rainer Maria Rilke and his wife, the
sculptor Clara Westhoff. Her relish
for her work and new bohemian
life was tempered by the haunting
question of parenthood and the
idea that she should return to her
husband and try for a child with
him before it was too late. A nude
self-portrait from around this time
shows Modersohn-Becker as she
imagined she might look pregnant.
She painted nursing mothers and
small infants with an unsentimental
intimacy, but died of an embolism a
few weeks after the birth of her first,
so longed-for, baby.
“Paula was a revelation,” says
Joffe. “She was always painting
women and children before she had
a child, trying to imagine her way
As we grow
sexually invisible
to almost
everybody else,
I want to make
us visible
into that experience. I so recognised
her. Nobody had ever painted those
things before – there were endless
‘Madonna and Child’ paintings, but
no woman had ever thought their way
into that and what that was.”
Showing at The Lowry in Salford
as part of the Week 53 festival,
“Personal Feeling is the Main Thing”
includes a small selection of paintings
and drawings by Modersohn-Becker,
as well as a portrait by Joffe and
other works that fit into her universe.
“I suppose I wanted to work as
an homage and a pilgrimage and
hopefully to make people go away and
look at Paula’s work,” Joffe says. Here
are Joffe and Myserscough pregnant,
pictures of their children growing up,
and them growing older. A series of
large paintings sharing the title The
Squid and The Whale show Joffe, large
and naked but for her mumsy polka
dot knickers, seated on a bed beside
Esme, bright eyed and quizzical.
This familial, homely subject
matter may seem a far cry from the
tough pornography paintings Joffe
was making in the 90s, but, the
artist admits, perhaps less than one
might think. “At the time I thought
I was being quite conceptual and
modern and critical, I suppose. Then
when I look back I think I was just
quite interested in sex,” she says.
“I was quite an innocent person at
that point. I think painting is only
ever a reflection of your desires and
where you are in your life – so there
was sex, and then there were loads
of babies, and now there are old
middle-aged people!”
Joffe’s long friendship with
Myerscough was celebrated in a
double exhibition at the National
Portrait Gallery in 2015. They
continue to paint one another
regularly, and maintain a steady
dialogue of text messages from their
respective studios.
“I remember when I was young
realising that although it’s hard
getting older, your friends get older
as well and that makes it okay,”
Joffe says rather sweetly. “As we
grow sexually invisible to almost
everybody else, I want to make
us visible because we’re here and
we matter. We’re smart and we’re
interesting and we’re beautiful. I
know that sounds really sentimental,
but it isn’t.”
Earlier this year, Joffe’s curious
gaze was turned to the streets of
Whitechapel in London, where she
has been commissioned to create
an enormous new public artwork
for the Crossrail station. Inspired
by the glorious cast of characters
with whom she shared a bus ride to
her daughter’s school each morning,
Joffe created a set of imagined fellow
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television
JEFF ROBSON
A blackly comic
reminder of an age of
sexual repression
» A Very English Scandal BBC1, Sunday 9pm
» The Handmaid’s Tale Channel 4, Sunday 9pm
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travellers based on the communities
around Whitechapel. She worked
in paper collage – “drawing with
scissors” as she puts it – creating
expressive and dynamic figures that
will be realised, life-sized, in brightly
coloured metal on the station walls.
The driving force behind Joffe’s
tender but honest portrayal of
human life is the artist’s genuine
interest in her subjects. Fantasy,
she says, interests her little: if she’s
reading or watching a film she wants
to know about real people and their
lives, and this extends into what she
wants to see painted as well.
“ItseemedtometheolderIgot,that
there really was no point in painting if
I didn’t channel all those experiences
of life into it: that painting and life
couldn’t be unwoven,” she says. “You
have to paint what you want to see.
The older you get the less time there
is – you think ‘I have to paint this.’ You
can’t play around with other stuff.”
The exhibition ‘Personal Feeling is the Main Thing’ and the
accompanying book by Chantal Joffe (above left) features ‘SelfPortrait Pregnant (2)’, 2004 (top); ‘Esme with a Striped Blanket’,
2005 (above) and ‘Poppy, Esme, Oleanna, Gracie and Kate’, 2014
(bottom left) CHANTAL JOFFE/VICTORIA MIRO/THIERRY BAL
‘Chantal Joffe: Personal Feeling
Is the Main Thing’ is at The Lowry
in Salford until 2 September. The
accompanying book is available from
Elephant Publishing from June,
priced £35
vividly remember the Jeremy
Thorpe trial of 1979. Though I
was only 15, I could tell that as
well as offering everything the
tabloids could want (attempted
murder, homosexuality, blackmail
and conspiracy) it pulled away a
moth-eaten curtain covering the
worst aspects of British society –
hypocrisy, deference to authority
and a coyness about sexuality that
seems laughable today.
But the events that led to it form
an equally compelling story – and
BBC1’s new three-part drama A
Very English Scandal is retelling
it in fine style. Adapted by Russell
T Davies from John Preston’s
best-seller, directed by Stephen
Frears and starring Hugh Grant
and Ben Whishaw, it has a sheen
and attention to detail rivalling
The Crown. But there’s no cosy
nostalgia in this blackly comic
dissection of a repressed world and
its ruling class.
It opens in 1965, with Thorpe
(Grant) confiding in best friend
and fellow MP Peter Bessell (Alex
Jennings) that he’s in a spot of
bother regarding a previous fling
with Norman Josiffe (Whishaw),
a stable lad from a friend’s estate.
Homosexuality still being illegal,
Norman’s re-emergence – making
trouble and demanding money –
could halt his rapid rise through the
ranks of the Liberal Party.
Thorpe and Bessell’s attempts
to placate the needy, mercurial
Norman Scott (his name
The grubby
secrecy of the affair
was depicted in
unsparing detail
change was based on a typically
flamboyant claim to be a peer’s
illegitimate son), intercut with
flashbacks to the relationship
before it turned sour, gave the
episode an air of a Joe Orton farce.
Suitcases containing indiscreet
love letters and missing national
insurance cards acquired huge
significance, while the grubby
secrecy of the affair was depicted
in unsparing detail.
It was an all-too-rare reminder
of what a fantastic actor Grant can
be, perfectly capturing Thorpe’s
old school dandy charms. But
he also caught his coldness and
ruthlessness, calmly suggesting,
when Scott refuses to keep quiet,
that murder is the best solution.
Whishaw is equally compelling
and there are a host of prime
Hugh Grant captures Jeremy
Thorpe’s ruthlessness perfectly BBC
supporting turns. I’d like to see a
little more focus on some of them
(why, for instance, did Bessell feel
it his duty to constantly clear up
Thorpe’s mess?) but, on the whole,
highly recommended.
There was top-notch drama on
Channel 4 too, as The Handmaid’s
Tale returned. Writer Bruce Miller
is now expanding on the story of
“Offred” (Elisabeth Moss) – one
of the few fertile “handmaids” in a
future where global depopulation
has turned America into a
dictatorial theocracy – from
Margaret Atwood’s acclaimed
novel. But he’s stayed true to her
vision of latent male prejudice and
the doctrine of “freedom from…,
not freedom to…” taken to their
logical, horrific extremes.
It made for grim viewing as
Offred was punished for her
disobedience in refusing to stone
a “sinful” handmaid at the end of
the first series. She and her fellow
rebels’ psychological torture was
presided over once again by Aunt
Lydia (Ann Dowd) – a demonic
combination of over-zealous
Sunday School teacher and
Rosa Klebb-ish sadist.
I can see why some critics
have taken issue at its relentless
depiction of violence towards
women. But it also celebrates
Offred’s defiance – she remembers
her previous existence (as “June”)
– and the hope of resistance. I think
they’d do better directing their
anger towards the casual misogyny
of people who should know better
– such as university students and
US presidents – which makes this
particular nightmarish dystopia
seem horribly plausible.
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agenda
Arts
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THE CULTURAL HIGHLIGHTS
YOU HAVE TO SEE
VISUAL ARTS
FOLK & ROOTS
Rodin and the Art of
Ancient Greece
Kathryn Tickell and
the Darkening
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tunes and songs to life. Norwich
Playhouse (01603 766400) tonight;
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Michelle Terry
unveiled her
gender-blind
cast in ‘Hamlet’
TRISTRAM KENTON
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THEATRE
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SHAKESPEARE’S GLOBE, LONDON
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Here is what Michelle Terry has
been up to this week. She kicked
off her debut season as artistic
director at the Globe, following the
controversial departure of Emma
Rice. She unveiled to the critics
her new gender-blind ensemble of
12 actors who are presenting the
first two plays in rep. She rounded
things off by performing the role
of Hamlet. So no pressure, then.
Terry is fiercely intelligent
and funny and has a great wealth
of experience at playing Shakespeare. She intuitively understands how to release the stellar
power of the language. Mark
Rylance, the first and last actor
to hold the reins at this venue,
advised her to “lead from the
front”. This she has done.
But you have this set alongside
Terry’s keen democratic instincts
and her aversion to hierarchy.
The actors were brought in as
collaborators from the outset,
before the roles had even been
assigned. Though Federay Holmes
and Elle are credited with the
direction, there has clearly been
a lot of imaginative freedom.
The result is an As You Like It that
is both gloriously oddball and
wonderfully on the play’s wavelength. And a Hamlet that is a bit
flat, by comparison – despite
Terry’s compelling performance
as Clown Prince and the crosscast Shubham Saraf’s haunting
portrayal of Ophelia.
The production of As You Like It
spreads the kind of joy that only
the Globe, with its matchless sense
of inclusiveness, can generate.
This show is full of lovely things.
Jack Laskey plays Rosalind with a
thrilling emotional spontaneity,
clearly going out of her mind with
love for Bettrys Jones’s crosscast Orlando. Deaf actor Nadia
Nadarajah plays Rosalind’s cousin
Celia with great spirit and dash.
The closeness of their relationship
is beautifully conveyed through
special sign language.
Musically, James Maloney
serves both productions well.
There are one or two pulse-quickening sequences in this staging of
the great tragedy. Hamlet starts
to feign his antic disposition by
donning full clown make up and
a cream coat and tie. And then he
is pushed over the edge. There’s
formidable wit and pain in Terry’s
soliloquies but you never quite feel
soul-to-soul with this Hamlet.
The licence granted by the
clown’s costume could be mined
more for its subversive possibilities. The double bill may
be lopsided but Terry’s Globe
yammers with possibilities.
Until 26 August,
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month, and the Islington Assembly
Hall was packed to hear him play
favourites old and new.
However, even the most devoted
of Marr fans — and there were
plenty here in an audience with
a male/female ratio roughly
equivalent to that of a Fathers for
Justice convention — would have
to concede that the vast majority
of Marr’s solo output pales in
comparison with his work in
The Smiths.
When new single “The Tracers”
plays, it’s met with polite applause;
when “There Is A Light That Never
Goes Out” plays, the Islington
Assembly Hall transforms into
a church, such is the fervour of
the singalong.
Marr is not without some fine
tunes of his own. “Hi Hello” had an
earworm of a chorus and “Easy
Money” barrelled along on a classic
Marr lick. Moreover, there’s something undeniably likeable about
Marr, an enormous talent without
an enormous ego.
Perhaps for that reason, though,
he’s not a natural frontman.
Certainly, while his guitar-playing
is iconic, his voice is forgettable,
and he sang these songs without
Morrissey-levels of conviction.
His decision to punctuate the set
with Smiths classics was generous
— “How Soon Is Now” and “Please,
Please, Please Let Me Get What I
Want” were worth the admission
fee alone — but it also drew attention to the fact that people love
Marr more for what he’s done than
what he’s doing.
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Johnny Marr
ISLINGTON ASSEMBLY HALL,
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vote, his former Smiths bandmate
Johnny Marr has quietly gone
about building a solo career.
Having spent previous spells as
a guitarist for hire in The The,
Modest Mouse and The Cribs,
the 54-year-old now seems
increasingly comfortable front
and centre.
A hotly anticipated third album,
Saoirse Ronan and Billy Howle
star as newlyweds at a seaside
hotel at the beginning of their
honeymoon in 1962 in this
adaptation of Ian McEwan’s
novella. Nationwide release
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Man Booker International
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M&S set to unveil weak
figures as food sales suffer
By Ravender Sembhy
Marks & Spencer is expected to
unveil another troubling set of annual figures this week as the high
street giant’s food arm comes under
intense pressure.
City analysts forecast like-for-like
sales in food could have fallen by
as much as 1.1 per cent last year, although consensus estimates put the
figure as being down 0.2 per cent.
M&S is facing the triple problems
of declining consumer confidence,
moves towards online shopping and
rising costs associated with its high
street business.
The rise of Aldi and Lidl, Tesco’s
takeover of Booker, and Sainsbury’s
proposed merger with Asda have
piled extra pressure on a sector grappling with protracted problems.
Paul Rossington, an analyst for
HSBC, said: “We have previously
argued that focus on convenience/
food-to-go and a premium own-label
offer afforded M&S a defensible point
of differentiation.
“However, such has been the
increase in price competition,
and expected increase in competition on premium lines, the
M&S price premium now looks
increasingly stretched.”
He said self-inflicted mistakes also
undermined range and service.
M&S has said its food arm has “unKatie Bickerstaffe,
outgoing chief executive
of Dixons Carphone, is in talks
to join M&S as a non-executive
director as Mr Norman tries to
boost its retail expertise.
derperformed”, with its chief executive Steve Rowe saying he will slow
expansion of the Simply Food chain
as the group battles to restore its
high street fortunes.
The retailer’s troubled clothing
arm, which includes womenswear, is
on course to see like-for-like sales fall
by 1.1 per cent.
Graham Spooner, investment research analyst at the Share Centre,
said experts will be focused on the
food business. “There have been
some encouraging signs the new
management team on clothing is having some impact, but investors will be
watching sales.”
Wednesday’s results are also set to
show that underlying pre-tax profit
across the group fell 6 per cent to
£573m. Bottom-line profits are expected to rise substantially from
£176.4m in 2017 to £458m, according
M&S has announced store closures as
part of an efficiency drive AFP/GETTY
to HSBC, but last year’s figure was
dragged down by charges relating to
Mr Rowe’s overhaul.
The chief executive is seeking
to save costs as part of a five-year
turnaround plan also spearheaded
by the chairman Archie Norman,
who joined the retailer in September
last year. M&S has been announcing store closures and shutting
distribution centres as part of the
efficiency drive.
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A hard-headed approach to business.
Ruroc is a Gloucester-based firm
getting ahead in business thanks to
its sleek but safe helmets.
Mad hatters?
Far from it. From motorcycles to
snowboarding and other snow
sports, the helmets are catching
the eye and ringing the tills. They
are even worn by safety conscious
F1 pit crews including the McLaren
and Red Bull teams. The company
also makes an array of accessories,
including face masks and non-fog
snow goggles to mix and match.
A head for profits, then?
Most definitely. Its turnover was
£3.2m last year. Ruroc has more
than doubled its revenue since 2016,
when it was £1.5m.
Hats off for more success?
The company has received a £3m
boost from the Business Growth
Fund to finance expansion in China.
Helmets to be seen around town in?
That seems to be the case.
Max Parrot (above), a Canadian
snowboarder who is a three-time
X Games champion and Olympic
silver medallist, is a fan. During his
medal-winning Olympic run he
twice hit his head but the helmet
took the brunt of the force, enabling
him to finish.
Who is at the top of it all?
Businessman Dan Rees, 29,
who bought the company out
of administration in 2010. He
was running a late-night alcohol
delivery service in Gloucester
at the time when he spotted the
business opportunity.
The head of the Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banking Group (CYBG) has
said the group’s digital business could
overtake its high-street brands as it
leads an online push.
David Duffy, the chief executive,
said the lender’s digital brand, B, had
already secured more than 170,000
customers and £1.6bn deposits after
its digital-only current account
launched last year.
He said it was “certainly an option”
for B to eventually become bigger
than the traditional Clydesdale and
Yorkshire brands.
“We already have regional brands,
but B is geographically neutral
and more focused on millennials,”
he added
CYBG is considering a formal takeover of rival challenger Virgin Money,
having recently revealed talks over a
potential £1.6bn deal.
Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin
Money is also looking to become
a player in digital banking, having
spent £38.3m last year developing an
app-only offer, adding to the rationale
behind a tie-up between the two.
Virgin Money’s digital offering is
expected to launch in the second half
of the year.
Mr Duffy said: “There’s a bit of a
traditional view that big banks are
better than small banks, but the
world has changed dramatically.
We see scale as an opportunity, but
that’s not our primary goal.”
The digital capabilities of the challenger players are helping set them
apart from their larger counterparts,
he added.
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IAN BURRELL
The Sex Pistols, Diana and phone
hacking – a life working for Murdoch
S
o rich is his store of
anecdotes that Les Hinton
can boast that he watched
a Sex Pistols gig in the
unlikely company of Daily
Mail editor-in-chief Paul Dacre,
and that Diana, Princess of Wales
once called him in despair to ask:
“Can you help me, Mr Hinton? I’m a
damsel in distress.”
The veteran news executive tells
these tales in a new memoir that
also encompasses his many decades
of service to Rupert Murdoch, a
relationship that began when he
was a teenage copy boy and the
newspaper owner gave him a bank
note and asked: “Can you buy me
a ham sandwich, please?”
From that moment in 1960
through to 2011, when he quit News
Corp at around the time the phonehacking scandal brought down the
News of the World, Hinton worked
almost exclusively for Murdoch as
his closest aide. Few people know
Rupert better.
The Bootle Boy: An Untidy Life in
News sets out Hinton’s long career,
during which he became head of
Fox TV, executive chairman of News
International and then chief
executive of Dow Jones. It vividly
captures the rise and fall of the
press over 60 years. He writes of
Murdoch as “the world’s last
newspaper tycoon”, fighting against
the “digital vampire” of the internet.
But this is not an acolyte’s paean.
“He can be a difficult guy and he has
earned a lot of his enemies,” Hinton
tells me in a phone call. His book
describes how Murdoch reduced
editors to tears and one hid under
a desk. “With senior people who
displeased him, he could be savage,”
Hinton writes. Murdoch tried to
Danny
Rogers
on PR and
advertising
Media hubs
no longer
confined to
east London
Princess Diana and Johnny Rotten (inset) played a significant part in Les Hinton’s career AFP/GETTY
ban beards and suede shoes from
his newsrooms.
The mogul’s reputation instilled
fear. “He became such a titanic
figure, hugely famous and powerful
and criticised and feared, that
when people met him they would
be terrified,” Hinton says. “My
relationship with him had gone on
for so long – he made me tense but
I was never afraid of him.”
Such was the glamour of Fleet
Street in the post-war period that
Hinton chose a press career at
the age of 11. He read books on the
newspaper barons, Beaverbrook
and Northcliffe.
An adventure-filled childhood as
the son of a soldier took him across
the post-war empire. In Egypt, his
F
or the past decade the
popular caricature of
the male British media
type has been a bloke
with a beard working,
and living, in Shoreditch.
The creative economy’s
migration east was symbolised
by an uber-trendy warehouse,
The Tea Building, just east of
the City in E1, which since the
millennium has housed ad agency
Mother and the Shoreditch
House private members’ club.
A panoply of creative firms
have established themselves
around Old Street (rebranded
as “Silicon Roundabout”) while
Hackney, Bow and Stratford
were transformed by the
2012 Olympics.
mother ran through a minefield
to rescue him. In Eritrea, the
family fled bandits while his father
brandished a submachine gun.
Then the Hintons emigrated
to Australia, where the
teenage Les joined
Adelaide’s The News at
the age of 15 years and
three months.
He later worked at
The Sun in London
and was posted to
New York, where Paul
Dacre reported for the
Daily Express. The pair
became friends and teamed
up; they met Hunter S Thompson,
visited the hedonistic Studio 54
nightclub and followed the Pistols.
Dacre rated Sid Vicious “the most
nauseating human being in the
history of the planet”, the book
recounts. But Hinton went drinking
with Johnny Rotten and later
got the scoop on the death
of Vicious’s girlfriend,
Nancy Spungen,
in 1978.
He was promoted
to the “thick carpet”
of Murdoch’s
executive floors, and
senior roles brought
contact with politicians
and royalty. Princess
Diana’s plea to him was a
response to paparazzi harassment.
This son of a sergeant was known as
Murdoch’s “lieutenant”.
But last week there was an
indication that the media world
may be about to move back
westwards in London.
Publicis Media – which
includes the firms Zenith,
Starcom and Digitas – has
announced it is relocating all its
2,000 staff into the revamped
Television Centre in W12.
This iconic circular building
in White City was the heart of
the BBC, and the location for the
Blue Peter Garden, before the
Beeb moved to its gleaming new
edifice in W1A. Over the past
year however, Television Centre
has been transformed into a
future media mecca.
ITV Studios and BBC
Worldwide have moved in. And,
last month, Soho House Group
opened its latest location, White
City House – a multimillionpound investment with multiple
floors, restaurants and bars, and
a nice pool on the roof.
In March a senior executive at
Soho House told me the scruffy
west London neighbourhoods
of Acton and Shepherd’s Bush
would soon be populated by
media professionals – thereby
justifying this glitzy venue,
which somewhat incongruously
rubs shoulders with the
deprivation of the White City
housing estate. Publicis’s
announcement suggests he may
well be right.
The bigger picture is that
the UK’s media sector is
The story reaches its
denouement in phone hacking.
Hinton was head of News
International when hacking was
first exposed and assured MPs it
was the work of a single News of the
World journalist, Clive Goodman.
He blames this error on denials by
the paper’s editor, Andy Coulson,
and a flawed investigation by
Lawrence Abramson, a lawyer.
Does Hinton feel responsibility for
the scandal? “Hindsight is a high
hill and the view from it is perfect.
I did everything at the time that
I thought that was right.”
Hacking was so catastrophic
for Murdoch’s company because
of the wider context, he argues.
“The circumstances in which that
happened created a combustion of
clashing interests that resulted in
the air catching fire.”
He cites a political climate
ignited by The Sun’s “ridiculous”
attacks on Gordon Brown and his
eyesight (Hinton has impaired
vision and his wife, Kath, worked for
Brown). “That created a massive
antagonism among a faction of
Labour towards the company.”
When the scope of the hacking
became understood there was a
“cycle of over-compensation” by the
publisher and the police, he says,
resulting in the unnecessary arrests
of many journalists.
But he doesn’t want to “diminish
the terrible offence of the hacking”,
he says. “There is no excuse and no
epithet that you could attach that
would be too strong.”
Even as a loyalist, the lifelong
newsman concedes that Murdoch’s
media rivals “got the story”.
Twitter: @iburrell
actually dispersing from
Soho and Shoreditch to a
number of hubs around the
country. Channel 4 will soon be
relocated somewhere in Greater
Manchester, not far from the
BBC in Salford.
Meanwhile, back in the
capital, King’s Cross is also a
burgeoning media mecca, with
Havas recently joining The
Guardian and Google in this wellconnected hub.
And with media firms
pursuing more gender equality
and diversity, the days of “the
Shoreditch twat” may finally be
coming to an end.
Danny Rogers is group editor-inchief of Brand Republic Group
42
BUSINESS
TECHNOLOGY
FINANCE
Rivals eye up
Iris takeover
Unpaid Scottish
invoices increase
Two investment firms are
competing to buy a stake in Iris,
a major provider of software
to GP surgeries across Britain,
in what is reported to rank as
the software industry’s biggest
ever UK takeover. Canada’s
Omers Private Equity, and
ICG, a London-listed group,
are competing in a deal which
values Iris at more than £1.2bn,
Sky News reported.
Businesses across Scotland
have around £32.2bn tied up in
working capital, according to
new analysis. The amount of
money in inventory or unpaid
invoices increased by 2 per cent
in the past year. Researchers
say this could be a positive sign
but, as it now accounts for 11.4
per cent of firms’ revenues,
many could be left ill-prepared
to respond to change.
WHAT THE SUNDAY PAPERS SAID
The
Business
Matrix
The day at
a glance
MPs to investigate
Asda merger
IT fiasco to cost
TSB £60m
MPs are preparing to trigger an
inquiry into Sainsbury’s merger
with Asda amid concerns
Britain’s farmers could face
unprecedented demands for
price cuts. MPs on the Food and
Rural Affairs Select Committee
say they will launch an inquiry.
The Competition and Markets
Authority has also announced
its own investigation.
TSB is set to take a £60m hit
as a result of its IT fiasco. The
bank faces a regulatory fine plus
increased costs from pledges to
raise interest rates on current
accounts and waive overdraft
fees following the IT disaster in
which customers were unable
to access their accounts. TSB
promised no customer would be
out of pocket as a result.
Ocado chief to get
£110m bonus
Importing power
‘an energy risk’
Tim Steiner, the chief executive
of Ocado, will collect a record
£110m bonus after the firm’s
value rocketed 40 per cent to
£5.3bn following its recent deal
with the US company Kroger,
the world’s third-biggest
retailer. Steiner, 48, will receive
more than £80m in Ocado
shares in a “golden handcuffs”
deal. The Sunday Times
Britain’s reliance on electricity
from Europe threatens energy
security and will import carbon
emissions, said Will Gardiner,
CEO of Drax Group, which
runs the UK’s biggest power
station. He said the growing
proportion of power from
abroad fails to deliver the aims
of the government’s industrial
strategy. The Observer
The Mail on Sunday
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THE WEEK AHEAD
Halfords to post
full-year profits
TalkTalk to take
hit for discounting
Bikes-to-car parts retailer
Halfords has indicated full-year
profits could be £71.4m when
they are announced tomorrow.
The figures are the first to
be presented by new chief
executive Graham Stapleton.
Sales have been growing but the
weak pound is making imported
stock more expensive.
TalkTalk is predicted to unveil
a two-thirds drop in profits on
Thursday after cutting prices
to retain customers. The cost
has been heavy, according to
analysts, with pre-tax profits
down to £50m. TalkTalk’s share
of the broadband market has
fallen to an estimated 16 per
cent from 22 per cent in 2010.
Ryanair wary of
growing costs
Bloomsbury
makes Potter pay
Ryanair are expected to point
to softer profits for 2019 due
to rising costs with its fullyear results today. Higher fuel
pricing and potential labour
difficulties with pilot unions
analysts are predicted. Its 2018
results are forecast to come in
at €6.96bn (£5.51bn), up 5 per
cent from its 2017 figures.
Harry Potter may yet weave
his magic for Bloomsbury, its
figures tomorrow could show.
The publisher has ploughed
a lot of its Potter profits into
academic books, resulting
in revenues “slightly ahead”
of expectations and profits
predicted to be “well ahead” of
expectations for the year.
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Analysis
Apple was worth
$916bn on Friday,
making it the world’s
most valuable firm
As Apple nears
trillion dollar mark
– what goes up
could come down
GETTY
Economy is undergoing a boom
driven by tech. By Hamish McRae
T
he dollar is back in
fashion, and some. After
a wobbly first quarter
it has climbed 6 per
cent, regaining all the
ground lost. US shares, too, have
done decently, with Apple – now
the most valuable company in the
world – close to the all-time high it
reached a few days ago.
And this has happened despite
the Federal Reserve indicating
that it will carry on increasing
interest rates, and the 10-year US
Treasury bond yield topping 3 per
cent. It is a boom, and we do not
need the President to remind us of
that. But booms come to an end.
My feeling is that the forthcoming
downturn is still some way away,
but I am intrigued by the wacky,
unpredictable nature of this boom
and things to look for that will tell
us about its future.
There is, for a start, the race to
become the world’s first trilliondollar company. It does very
much look like being Apple, worth
$916bn (£680bn) on Friday, but
chasing it are three other hi-tech
enterprises in the three-quarter
billion club, Amazon, Alphabet
(the parent company of Google)
and Microsoft. All were worth
between $740bn and $765bn
on Friday.
When looking for market
turning points there is usually
some signalling event. Since the
US share market is very much
a tech-driven one, unlike the
UK market which is heavy on
natural resources and finance,
the price of Apple might well
give such a signal. It is irrational
to see the trillion as the magic
number signalling a downturn,
but markets are not rational. The
turn in equities usually comes 18
months or so before the turn in the
real economy, so recession is still
some way off.
Next, there is the oil price. A
rise in the price signals some mix
of solid demand and constraints
on supply. True the price is not
as absolutely central to the world
economy as it was 10 or more
years ago, but it still matters a
lot. So oil at $100 a barrel? Not
impossible at all. The question
then will be who benefits and
who is hit. Actually the US, with
Canada and Norway, are the
biggest beneficiaries. In relative,
though not absolute, terms the UK
does quite well.
Higher-priced oil may turn
out to be part of a wider raw
material price boom. On its own
oil is unlikely to derail the world
economy. As part of a general
Any turn in equities
usually comes 18 months
or so before a turn in the
real economy
commodity boom it would be
destabilising. There are signs
of a rethink of the fundamental
values of raw materials in recent
weeks, though as yet agricultural
raw materials have yet to benefit
much. Rare minerals which have
special uses have shot up.
The other set of indicators to
look at are the hard data that tell
us about US economic activity
and people’s spending habits.
I’m interested in how many
passengers are passing through
US airports (pretty strong), and
new cars sales (pretty weak) both
of which are hard numbers rather
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Finally there will be the success
or otherwise of the US trade
offensive. Right now it looks pretty
effective, with China promising
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and Steven Mnuchin, the Treasury
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Games&Puzzles
daily recipe
Scandi-style beetroot, potato
and cucumber salad
Kakuro
Zygolex® In i every day
How to play Fill the white squares so that the total in each
across or down run of cells matches the total at the start
of that run. You must use the numbers from 1-9 only and
cannot repeat a number in a run. Solution: minurl.co.uk/i
Find the missing words by following the RHYME, LETTERS and MEANING links
– eg, a word that rhymes with ‘cheek’, has one letter different from ‘pear’ and
has the same meaning as mountain, would be ‘peak’. Full rules at zygolex.com.
Solution, page 48
RHYME LETTERS
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1 bunch of beetroot, approx 450g,
trimmed of leaves, left whole in
their skins
400g new or waxy salad potatoes
1 mini cucumber (or ½ standard
one), diced
1 apple, cored and diced
2 spring onions or 1 larger new season
bunched onion, finely sliced
2 large or 6 small gherkins, finely sliced
or diced if large
1 bunch of radishes, finely sliced
(optional)
2tbsp crème fraîche
2tbsp yogurt
2tbsp chopped dill
2tbsp chopped parsley
Salt & pepper
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Killer Sudoku No 1293
How to play Each row, column and 3 by 3 box must contain
each number (1 to 9) only once. The sum of all numbers
contained in a dotted area must match the number printed
in its top-left corner. No number can appear more than
once in a dotted area. Solution: minurl.co.uk/i
For a light supper, combine with boiled
eggs, rye bread and some green leaves.
Or make it part of a picnic.
Recipe taken from riverford.co.uk/recipes
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Tomorrow
Smoky quinoa-stuffed peppers
with sheep’s cheese
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How to play
Place the numbers
from 1-5 exactly
once in each row
and column. The
greater than and
less than signs
(‘>’ and ‘<’) indicate
where one cell is
greater/less than
the adjacent
cell indicated.
Solution:
minurl.co.uk/i
MOLE
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Boil the beetroot until tender, 30-45
minutes depending on size. (If they’re
really large, they can take up to an hour
or more.) Drain and leave until cool
enough to handle, then rub off the skins
(they should come away easily). Boil
the potatoes for 2-15 minutes, until
tender. Drain and leave to cool. Chop the
beetroot and potatoes into bite-sized
pieces. Put in a large bowl and add the
cucumber, apple, spring onion, gherkins
and radish, if using. In a small bowl, stir
together the crème fraîche, yogurt, dill
and parsley. Season with salt and pepper,
then gently mix into the vegetables.
POACHED
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How to play Place the numbers 1-9 once in each row, column
and bold-lined jigsaw region. Solution: minurl.co.uk/i
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Maths Puzzle
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How to play Fill the empty squares with
numbers that will make the across and
down calculations produce the results
shown in the grey squares. Each numeral
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calculations should be performed from
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How to play The numbers in the grid correspond to the letters of the alphabet.
Solve the puzzle and fill in the letters in the key as you discover them.
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word at the bottom
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column. Each row and column has two
blank cells. The letters at the edge of a row/
column indicate which of the letters is the
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Solution: minurl.co.uk/i
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Word Wheel
This is an open-ended puzzle. How many
words of three or more letters, each
including the letter at centre of the wheel,
can you make from this diagram? We’ve
found 52, including one nine-letter word.
Can you do better?
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Projection looks
good for Charlton
at Windsor today
form by claiming minor honours behind sprint sensation Harry Angel at
York, underlining the value of ProProjection has been on a steady jection’s effort.
climb up the ratings since finishHe tried to do it the hard way
ing third at Royal Ascot last
and will doubtless make a
year, but he can confirm
bit of progress for the
his black-type status
outing, while the quickwith victory in the Lister ground would cered feature at Windsor.
tainly appear to be a
The Weatherbys
factor in his favour,
Projection last ran
Hamilton Leisure
too. If The Tin Man
32 days ago, at a
Stakes looks an excelGroup Three race in
turns up at his very
Newmarket
lent opportunity for
best he will take all
Roger Charlton’s fivethe beating, but Proyear-old, after he fell just
jection can make his
short in Group Three comrace fitness tell.
pany on his initial outing this
Alwaysandforever starts life
season.
in the handicap sphere on what apBrando and Sir Dancealot fin- pears to be a very workable mark of
ished in front of him at Newmarket 87 for Luca Cumani.
that day and have since franked the
She finished third in a novice heat
top
tips
BEST BET
Projection
(7.45pm, Windsor)
By Anita Chambers
and Keith Hamer
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CARLISLE
GD TO FIRM-GD IN PLACES
SMARKETS BETTING EXCHANGE FILLIES’ HANDICAP
(CLASS 4) 3YO £12,600 added 5f
1
145-11 SEEN THE LYTE (D) N Tinkler 9 7.Faye McManoman (7) 3
2
52-117 MAGIC PULSE (D) D C Griffiths 9 5............................D Costello 6
3
202- PACO ESCOSTAR P Midgley 9 1.................Ben Robinson (5) 2
4
875-93 MISS DD I Jardine 8 11 ................................................P J McDonald H 1
5
-22414 CHERRY OAK (D)(BF) B Haslam 8 9 ..................................T Eaves 5
6
5286-0 DANGEROUS LADY T Easterby 8 8 .......................D Fentiman 4
- 6 declared BETTING: 6-4 Seen The Lyte, 4-1 Cherry Oak, 9-2 Miss Dd, 5-1 Paco
Escostar, 8-1 Magic Pulse, 14-1 Dangerous Lady.
SMARKETS BETTING EXCHANGE THURSBY HANDICAP
(CLASS 4) £12,200 added 1m
1
25512- RASELASAD Miss T Waggott 4 9 12..................................K Stott 5
2
31469- REGARDE MOI (D)(BF) M Barnes 10 9 7....Connor Murtagh (5) T 3
3
51098- PENSAX BOY (CD) D Loughnane 6 9 7............................T Eaves 1
4
21-552 ACLIMATISE (D) M Johnston 4 9 5 ....................P J McDonald 7
5
41498- DESTROYER (D) T Tate 5 9 4................................................A Mullen 2
6 6189-0 ETIKAAL G Tuer 4 9 4......................................................................P Makin 4
7
102-70 KUPA RIVER (D)(BF) Roger Fell 4 9 4............T Hamilton H 8
8
13127- DIAMONDS A DANCING (C)(D) D McCain 8 8 11.......Nathan Evans H 6
- 8 declared BETTING: 9-4 Aclimatise, 7-2 Raselasad, 4-1 Diamonds A Dancing, 11-2
Kupa River, 8-1 Destroyer, 14-1 Pensax Boy, 16-1 Regarde Moi, 20-1
Etikaal.
.
2.45
3.45
NEXT BEST
Alwaysandforever
(7.15, Windsor)
Eminent was found to have a heart problem after the odds-on favourite came
last in the Huxley Stakes in Chester last week. Forest Ranger (above) won GETTY
at Wetherby on her return, but her
most notable piece of form came
when running Coronet to half a
length back in 2016.
Clearly she is not of that calibre, although she should be good enough in
the Green Parlour Fillies’ Handicap.
Eminent is back on course for the
Prince of Wales’s Stakes at Royal
Ascot after being given a clean
bill of health after suffering from a
fibrillating heart when disappoint-
BETTING: 9-4 Zamjar, 5-1 Merry Banter, 11-2 Justanotherbottle, 6-1
Erissimus Maximus, Batten The Hatches, 10-1 Confessional, Monks
Stand, 14-1 Bashiba.
4.25
ing at Chester a week ago. Trainer
Martyn Meade was delighted to
report Eminent’s heartbeat went
back to normal when settling down
and that was borne out by the extensive tests the horse underwent.
“He’s fine. All the reports on his
heart and that sort of thing had gone
straight back to normal when he had
all the tests done,” said Meade.
“The conclusion is that it was a
one-off and we will continue with
TOTEPOOL CASHBACK CLUB AT TOTESPORT.COM
NOVICES’ CHASE (CLASS 4) £10,000 added 2m 6f
1
24619- RECKLESS BEHAVIOR Mrs C Bailey 6 10 12...........S Bowen
FORM VERDICT
2
23F63- ROYAL PLAZA Olly Murphy 7 10 12......................... R Johnson T
11704- TAKE TO HEART N Henderson 6 10 12...........N De Boinville
ZAMJAR is sure to be a warm order following two impressive victories 3
- 3 declared on the all-weather and has conditions to suit on his return to turf.
He is 6lb higher than his latest success at Chelmsford over this trip BETTING: 8-13 Take To Heart, 5-2 Royal Plaza, 5-1 Reckless Behavior.
but scored with enough in hand to suggest he can complete the hattrick. Merry Banter justified favouritism at Catterick a week ago and
GD TO FIRM-GD IN PLACES
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STAKES (PLUS 10) (CLASS 4) 2YO £7,400 added 5f
CLAIRES CHOICE P McBride 9 0.................................... D Probert 2
3 COME ON LEICESTER R Hannon 9 0.......................R L Moore 1
5 ELIEDEN Miss G Kelleway 9 0..........................................L Morris 10
0 FARUMP R Eddery 9 0.................................................................M Harley 4
1
1548-0 OUR KYLIE (D) B Ellison 6 12 3.............. Miss Becky Smith (5)
HANAKOTOBA S C Williams 9 0...............................C Shepherd 3
2
71- STARCROSSED (D) D Skelton 6 11 12............................H Skelton
IMPLICIT J Tate 9 0 ................................................................ James Doyle 9
3
48225- NO HIDING PLACE N Henderson 5 11 12......N De Boinville
26 KADIZ R Hughes 9 0.................................................................S W Kelly H 8
4
14025- RASASEE T Vaughan 5 11 8................................................H Reed (5) H
LUCKY CHARM C Wall 9 0......................................................T Queally 7
5
15007- TAMARILLO GROVE (D) Mrs S Leech 11 10 6..................................
MYSUSY H Spiller 9 0...........................................................K Shoemark 6
..............................................................................................................................James Best T
SUPERSTITION G L Moore 9 0...........................................H Crouch 5
- 5 declared - 10 declared BETTING: 11-8 Starcrossed, 2-1 No Hiding Place, 4-1 Rasasee, 10-1 Our BETTING: 6-4 Come On Leicester, 3-1 Kadiz, 6-1 Implicit, 10-1 Elieden,
Kylie, 14-1 Tamarillo Grove.
12-1 Mysusy, 16-1 Lucky Charm, Superstition, 20-1 others.
3.25
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CASTELO D Kubler 9 0 ............................................................G Downing 1
2
CRIMEAN QUEEN C Fellowes 9 0.........................S Donohoe H 7
GD TO FIRM-GD IN
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LAXMI B Meehan 9 0....................................................................H Bentley 8
4
MAIN
EDITION M Johnston 9 0 .................................. R L Moore 11
SHARNFORD TRACTORS HANDICAP (CLASS 4) 3YO
5
OONA
R Hannon 9 0 .............................................................. T Marquand 2
£10,000 added 1m 4f
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RING OUT THE BELLS C Hills 9 0.......................... James Doyle 9
BET TOTETRIFECTA AT TOTESPORT.COM HANDICAP
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5416-3 DUBAI EMPIRE J J Quinn 9 12..................................................A Kirby 3
7
4 SATISFYING R Hughes 9 0 .....................................................S W Kelly 5
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57 SESAME T Dascombe 9 0 .....................................................M Harley 10
3
225-22 MAKING MIRACLES M Johnston 9 6.........................J Fanning 4 1
P41P-3 BASSARABAD (D) T Vaughan 7 12 1....................R Johnson T,V 9
SHINING J Boyle 9 0.................................................................. P Cosgrave 6
4
-22343 DAWN DANCER A Balding 8 13................................ J Watson (5) 2 2
/2419- BETTER DAYS (D) N Twiston-Davies 7 12 1.... S Twiston-Davies 10
SUFFICIENT B Millman 9 0..................................................D Probert 4
- 4 declared 3 8PB66- READY TOKEN (D) C Longsdon 10 11 12.............A Coleman T 11
9 VENA D’AMORE D Ivory 9 0..............................................R Winston 3
BETTING: Evens Making Miracles, 7-2 Mt Augustus, 4-1 Dubai Empire, 4 0450-4 BY THE BOARDWALK (CD) K Bailey 10 11 11 ...................................
- 11 declared 5-1 Dawn Dancer.
...........................................................................................................................M Hamill (3) T BETTING: 11-4 Main Edition, 3-1 Satisfying, 4-1 Oona, 6-1 Ring Out The
5
7575-8 NO BUTS D Bridgwater 10 11 9..............................T Scudamore V Bells, 10-1 Laxmi, 12-1 Crimean Queen, 14-1 Sesame, 20-1 others.
6
P33P-2 RIDDLESTOWN (CD) C Fryer 11 11 8..........................................................
GOOD TO FIRM
BRITISH AIRWAYS FLYING WITH CONFIDENCE COURSE
.............................................................................................................Mr J Andrews (7) B
FILLIES’ HANDICAP (CLASS 3) £11,500 added 1m 3f
7
7P77-6 MERCERS COURT (D) N King 10 11 7 ......... Bryony Frost (3)
WATCH RACING UK IN STUNNING HD HANDICAP
- 7 declared 1
/4845- COLONIAL CLASSIC J Fanshawe 5 9 7................... D Muscutt 2
(CLASS 3) £15,000 added 5f
BETTING: 9-4 Riddlestown, 10-3 Bassarabad, 9-2 By The Boardwalk, 5-1 2
2/1-3 ALWAYSANDFOREVER L Cumani 4 9 4 .............R L Moore 1
1
433-90 JUSTANOTHERBOTTLE (CD)(BF) D Carroll 4 10 0..... Ger O’Neill (5) 1 Better Days, 6-1 Ready Token, 14-1 No Buts, 16-1 Mercers Court.
3
62155- DI ALTA (CD) Ed Walker 4 8 12......................................P Cosgrave 3
2
19-373 ERISSIMUS MAXIMUS (D) C Dwyer 4 9 12........S De Sousa B 2
- 3 declared FORM VERDICT
3
54120- BATTEN THE HATCHES (CD) T D Barron 4 9 12.......Ben Curtis B 8
BETTING: 10-11 Alwaysandforever, 15-8 Colonial Classic, 4-1 Di Alta.
4
54-211 ZAMJAR (D) R Cowell 4 9 9.................................Daniel Tudhope 3 RIDDLESTOWN is already a four-time course winner and, quickly
FORM VERDICT
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3434-6 CONFESSIONAL (D) T Easterby 11 9 7................... C Hardie E 5 bounced out off the same mark as when half a length second over track
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3300-0 BASHIBA (CD) N Tinkler 7 9 2..........................L Edmunds (3) T 4 and trip last week, he could take all the beating. Bassarabad was just Brighton maiden winner ALWAYSANDFOREVER returned from her
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811149 MONKS STAND (D) J Mackie 4 9 1.......................... B McHugh C 6 over a length, finishing third, in the aforementioned contest and should winter break with a good third at Wetherby, when just weakening late
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00-701 MERRY BANTER (D) P Midgley 4 9 1(6ex)..........P Mulrennan 7 be hot on his hooves again, while By The Boardwalk, Ready Token and on, and Luca Cumani’s four-year-old could be well treated on her
handicap debut off a mark of 87 having run the classy Coronet to half
- 8 declared Better Days add further spice to the race.
LEICESTER
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No Hiding Place drops in class after finishing fifth at Plumpton and
should go close, while Rasasee cannot be ruled out on his handicap
debut. The vote, however, goes to the less exposed STARCROSSED.
Dan Skelton’s charge took giant strides forward from his first to
second start over hurdles, winning going away at Huntingdon, and he
potentially looks a fair bit better than this opening mark of 117.
6.45
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the original plan of going to the
Prince of Wales’s. Obviously it was
a terrible shock at the time. It is
actually spot-on normal now. We’ll
give him a racecourse gallop before
and take him into that enclosed
environment.”
Eminent had been expected to run
a big race on his seasonal debut in the
Huxley Stakes, but finished last of the
five runners having been sent off the
8-13 favourite.
He had shown top-class form in
2017, winning at Group Two and
Group Three level as well as being
Group One-placed.
a length on her introduction. Colonial Classic signed off 2017 with a
respectable effort in Listed company and will relish a drop in grade
on her seasonal bow, so looks a bigger threat than C&D winner Di Alta.
WEATHERBYS HAMILTON LEISURE STAKES (LISTED)
(CLASS 1) £37,000 added 6f
GIFTED MASTER (D) H Palmer 5 9 8..................R L Moore B 4
D’BAI C Appleby 4 9 5...............................................James Doyle B,T 1
LANCELOT DU LAC (D0) D Ivory 8 9 5.............R Winston H 5
MAKZEEM (C) R Charlton 5 9 5......................................A Atzeni T 3
PROJECTION (CD) R Charlton 5 9 5......................K Shoemark 2
THE TIN MAN (CD) J Fanshawe 6 9 5.........................T Queally 7
TROPICS (CD) D Ivory 10 9 5...............................................J Duern H 6
- 7 declared BETTING: 11-10 The Tin Man, 6-1 Projection, 13-2 D’bai, 7-1 others.
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FORM VERDICT
THE TIN MAN is used to mixing it with the best sprinters around,
winning the Group 1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Ascot last summer, and
James Fanshawe’s speedster can make the most of this drop in class to
score on his seasonal debut, just as he did in this Listed contest in 2016.
Gifted Master and D’bai are his nearest rivals on official figures, both
rated just 4lb lower, but the biggest threat may be Projection, who ran
a good race in third behind Brando at Newmarket on his reappearance.
CALL STAR SPORTS ON 08000 521321 MAIDEN FILLIES’
STAKES (CLASS 5) £5,800 added 1m
UDZUNGWA FOREST H Candy 4 9 12................. H Bentley 12
AGROTERA Ed Walker 3 9 0............................................P Cosgrave 1
ALIZETI H Candy 3 9 0..................................................... K Shoemark 13
BELLA RAGAZZA H Morrison 3 9 0.........................R Winston 7
ELENORA DELIGHT M Botti 3 9 0..................................M Harley 9
FOUR WHITE SOCKS L Cumani 3 9 0...........................L Morris 5
GIVEPEACEACHANCE D Coakley 3 9 0...............T Queally 14
6- LADY MOMOKA R Varian 3 9 0............................................A Atzeni 6
2 MARGIE’S CHOICE J Gosden 3 9 0............................N Mackay 11
4-5 PRIVATE VIEW Sir M Stoute 3 9 0........................R L Moore 10
SOLAR ECHO M Meade 3 9 0 .........................................C Shepherd 8
2 SOLAR GOLD C Hills 3 9 0..............................................James Doyle 2
VAMPISH P McBride 3 9 0....................................................D Probert 4
VERDIGRIS C Cox 3 9 0..........................................................S Hitchcott 3
- 14 declared BETTING: 4-1 Agrotera, 9-2 Solar Gold, 5-1 Margie’s Choice, 6-1 Private
View, 7-1 Lady Momoka, 12-1 others.
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HANDICAP (CLASS 5) £7,021 added 1m 2f
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43208/ DIAMOND RIDGE T McCarthy 6 9 9...............................L Morris 1
2
512-42 DANGEROUS ENDS (D)(BF) B Johnson 4 9 7.....C Shepherd C 7
3
-38832 ESSENAITCH (CD) P Evans 5 9 7.........................................J F Egan 5
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1-0559 DAILY TRADER (D) P Evans 4 9 3....................Rossa Ryan (5) 4
5 60850- BIOTIC (CD) B Millman 7 8 13......................................................R Tate 3
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7647-3 KIRKLAND FOREVER (BF) Eve J-Houghton 4 8 9 .........D Probert 2
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322-89 JUNOESQUE J Gallagher 4 8 8.........................................J Haynes C 6
- 7 declared BETTING: 7-4 Dangerous Ends, 5-2 Essenaitch, 3-1 Kirkland Forever, 12-1
Biotic, 16-1 Daily Trader, Junoesque, 20-1 Diamond Ridge.
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MARKET RASEN
Good
2.10 1. L’INGANNO FELICE (Ross Chapman)
6-5 fav; 2. Mac Tottie 4-1; 3. Tayzar 7-4. 7 ran.
26l, 31/4l. (I Jardine). Tote: £2.60; £1.30, £1.90.
Exacta: £6.90. Trifecta: £13.60. CSF: £6.59.
2.45 1. BARON VON CHILL (H Skelton) 3-1
fav; 2. Russian Rascal 7-2; 3. Gran Maestro
18-1. 14 ran. 31/4l, 11/4l. (D Skelton). Tote: £2.70;
£1.10, £1.50, £8.70. Exacta: £12.40. Tricast:
£176.11. Trifecta: £396.00. CSF: £14.87. NR:
Buonarotti Boy.
3.20 1. GROW NASA GROW (R Winks) 7-2;
2. Elkstone evens fav; 3. Larkhall 11-2. 6 ran.
11/4l, 6l. (P Winks). Tote: £3.90; £1.90, £1.10.
Exacta: £11.20. Trifecta: £30.70. CSF: £7.85.
3.50 1. MIDNIGHT MAESTRO (T Bellamy)
9-2; 2. Wynford 6-1; 3. Sky Khan 8-1. 13
ran. 4-1 fav Equus Amadeus (5th). hd, 4l. (A
King). Tote: £6.00; £2.20, £1.50, £4.10. Exacta:
£31.10. Tricast: £220.39. Trifecta: £166.10.
CSF: £32.50.
4.20 1. ZAMPARELLI (H Skelton) 7-4 fav; 2.
Monbeg Charmer 4-1; 3. Lord Bryan 5-2. 6
ran. 11/4l, ns. (D Skelton). Tote: £2.20; £1.70,
£1.90. Exacta: £10.00. Trifecta: £20.80. CSF:
£9.90.
4.50 1. AGAMEMMON (P Brennan) 2-1 fav;
2. No Such Number 28-1; 3. Aunty Ann 7-1.
8 ran. 3/4l, 13/4l. (T R George). Tote: £2.60;
£1.20, £7.50, £1.80. Exacta: £61.10. Tricast:
£337.40. Trifecta: £466.90. CSF: £46.38. NR:
Amber Gambler.
5.25 1. FORGOT TO ASK (Mr N George) 11-10
fav; 2. Holryale 15-8; 3. Tarrona 10-1. 5 ran.
hd, 33l. (T R George). Tote: £2.10; £1.30, £1.20.
Exacta: £3.80. Trifecta: £14.60. CSF: £3.58.
Placepot: £23.20. Quadpot: £6.70.
Place 6: £23.80. Place 5: £14.01.
RIPON
Good to firm
1.50 1. AZOR AHAI (G Lee) 9-4 jt-fav; 2.
Desert Lantern 9-4 jt-fav; 3. Champagne
Mondays 28-1. 6 ran. nk, 17l. (M Channon).
Tote: £1.80; £1.10, £1.40. Exacta: £4.50. Trifecta: £40.30. CSF: £4.39. NRs: Coolagh Magic,
Sir Victor. Coolagh Magic was withdrawn.
Rule 4 applies to all bets, deduction 20p
in the pound.
2.20 1. ME BEFORE YOU (Daniel Tudhope)
8-1; 2. Erastus 7-1; 3. Revenge 5-1. 13 ran. 7-2
fav Sir Derrick (9th). 1l, 21/2l. (D O’Meara). Tote:
£10.70; £3.10, £2.20, £1.90. Exacta: £71.10. Tricast: £322.21. Trifecta: £218.60. CSF: £59.76.
NRs: Barney Bullet, Supermoss.
2.55 1. INDOMENEO (S De Sousa) 5-2 fav;
2. We Are The World 5-1; 3. Benadalid 6-1. 8
ran. nk, hd. (R Fahey). Tote: £2.70; £1.10, £1.90,
£1.60. Exacta: £17.80. Tricast: £65.92. Trifecta:
£96.00. CSF: £14.72. NR: Emerald Rocket.
3.30 1. GURKHA FRIEND (S De Sousa) 6-1; 2.
Fayez 20-1; 3. Society Red 3-1. 7 ran. 13-8 fav
Trading Point (6th). 21/2l, 41/2l. (K McLintock).
Tote: £9.70; £3.40, £7.50. Exacta: £111.60.
Trifecta: £456.40. CSF: £101.01.
4.00 1. SANDRA’S SECRET (S De Sousa) 7-1;
2. Magical Dreamer 3-1 fav; 3. Crotchet 7-1.
9 ran. 23/4l, 31/4l. (J L Eyre). Tote: £6.00; £1.80,
£1.20, £3.00. Exacta: £27.60. Tricast: £154.24.
Trifecta: £244.70. CSF: £28.17.
4.30 1. TIGRE DU TERRE (S De Sousa) 1-9
fav; 2. Gift Of Raaj 7-2; 3. Bigdabog 40-1. 6 ran.
10l, 9l. (R Hannon). Tote: £1.10; £1.10, £1.10.
Exacta: £1.10. Trifecta: £5.30. CSF: £1.19. NRs:
Esme Kate, Mokhles.
5.00 1. DAPPER MAN (B Sanderson) 10-1; 2.
King Crimson 7-1; 3. Captain Lars 9-2. 9 ran.
7-2 jt-fav Gamesome (6th), 7-2 jt-fav Pearl
Noir (7th). ns, 6l. (Roger Fell). Tote: £13.60;
£2.50, £2.10, £2.40. Exacta: £97.30. Tricast:
£363.89. Trifecta: £365.20. CSF: £79.13. NR:
Shesthedream.
Jackpot: £7,193.20.
Placepot: £157.60. Quadpot: £46.80.
Place 6: £85.32. Place 5: £73.23.
STRATFORD
Good-good to firm in places
2.00 1. THE DRONE (S Twiston-Davies) 8-1;
2. Henry’s Joy 11-10 fav; 3. Flynnvincible 6-5.
3 ran. 3l, nk. (A Hales). Tote: £5.40; Exacta:
£14.30. Trifecta: £8.00. CSF: £16.02. NR:
Merry Milan.
2.35 1. MODELIGO (S Sheppard) 15-2; 2.
Mercian King 7-1; 3. Box Office 4-1 fav. 10
ran. 3l, 4l. (M Sheppard). Tote: £6.20; £1.80,
£3.30, £1.60. Exacta: £55.10. Tricast: £238.68.
Trifecta: £296.10. CSF: £57.39.
3.10 1. MISS ADVENTURE (R Johnson) 1-3
fav; 2. Geni Johnson 10-1; 3. Quimba 5-1. 7 ran.
33l, 3l. (P W Middleton). Tote: £1.20; £1.02,
£3.40. Exacta: £4.10. Trifecta: £13.00. CSF:
£4.66. NR: Ede’s The Business.
3.40 1. GENEROUS CHIEF (Bryony Frost)
6-1; 2. Join The Clan 11-4; 3. Fingerontheswitch 7-4 fav. 6 ran. 31/4l, 6l. (G McPherson).
Tote: £6.20; £2.60, £1.80. Exacta: £25.70.
Tricast: £36.78. Trifecta: £46.20. CSF: £22.00.
NRs: Bodega, Champagne Chaser.
4.10 1. MR MAFIA (H Stock) 4-1; 2. The
Mad Well 33-1; 3. Gaelic Flow 11-1. 10 ran.
evens fav The Flame (Pulled Up). 41/2l, 4l.
(M Keighley). Tote: £3.30; £1.50, £5.60, £2.80.
Exacta: £127.70. Tricast: £1325.35. Trifecta:
£607.90. CSF: £117.92.
4.40 1. ALLELU ALLELUIA (A Coleman) 7-1;
2. Celestial Magic 11-2; 3. Sea’s Aria 25-1. 8
ran. 7-2 fav Floresco (4th). 6l, 23/4l. (Jonjo
O’Neill). Tote: £5.40; £1.70, £2.40, £6.30.
Exacta: £33.50. Tricast: £904.96. Trifecta:
£311.10. CSF: £44.68.
5.10 1. STRIKE IN MILAN (T Scudamore) 5-2;
2. Magical Miss 6-1; 3. Rapper 4-1. 7 ran. 13-8
fav The Wolf (4th). 31/2l, 2l. (T R George). Tote:
£2.80; £1.10, £3.30. Exacta: £14.90. Trifecta:
£51.00. CSF: £16.04. NR: Burning Bright.
Placepot: £3,666.80. Quadpot: £78.10.
Place 6: £1,004.10. Place 5: £104.84.
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SPORT
CRICKET
Paceman Wood out to
prove he’s up to the Test
England’s fastest is firing again, wites Richard Edwards
W
hen Mark Wood
first broke into the
England side in the
summer of 2015, his
imaginary horse
became the stuff of legend.
Now, after two injury ravaged
years, he needs to his ensure that
his own hasn’t bolted.
Blessed with the kind of speed so
sorely lacking in a one-paced winter
that left England playing a hopeless
game of catch-up against Australia,
Wood has long been viewed as his
country’s X-Factor bowler.
The only issue for England is
that he has struggled to be fit long
enough to learn his lines at Test
level.
Since making his debut at Lords
against New Zealand in May 2015,
Wood has still only played 11 Tests.
Considering eight of those came
within six months of that debut,
it’s little wonder that some have
questioned whether the apparent
fragility of the 27-year-old will
prevent him from truly making his
mark in the longest format.
It’s an indication of England’s
keenness to have him in the side for
the first Test of the summer, that
Wood opted to fly home early from
the Indian Premier League (IPL)
to put his name into the hat for
selection.
A career best 6 for 46 against
England’s quicks
Mark Wood
Clocked 95mph at Trent Bridge
in an ODI against Pakistan back in
2016.
Chris Woakes
England’s quickest bowler during
the Ashes at 85.6mph.
Stuart Broad
Averaged 84.2mph during the
Ashes.
Jimmy Anderson – Bowled at an
average speed of 83mph Down
Under this winter.
Derbyshire last week, when he
tore into the home side’s batting,
suggests that he’s not only fit but
also ready to finally begin to repay
the faith shown in him by England.
“To be honest, I’ve got a lot to
prove to the selectors, coaches,
media, the fans because I’m a guy
people probably had high hopes for
and I’ve not done it consistently
enough,” he says. “An average of 40
is pretty average to be honest.”
Wood is not the kind of player
to go big on sugar-coating and his
honesty off the pitch is reflected in
the traits he shows as a bowler on it.
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hit; buy; like;
decay; strike; bay;
stroke; coke; cove;
pet; stove; wet;
stole; pen; oven
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petite, pettier, pie, pier, pine, preen, prettier, printer,
rein, rent, renter, repent, repine, reprint, retire,
ripe, ripen, riper, rite, tee, teen, ten, tenet, tent, tern,
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FOOTBALL
EMIRATES FA CUP FINAL
Chelsea (1).....................1 Man Utd (0).................0
Hazard 22 (pen)
Att 87,647
THE WILLIAM HILL SCOTTISH CUP
FINAL
Celtic (2).......................... 2 Motherwell (0)........0
McGregor 11
Att 49,967
Ntcham 25
LADBROKES SCOTTISH PREMIERSHIP
PLAY-OFF FINAL SECOND LEG
Partick (0).....................0 Livingston (0)...........1
Jacobs 46
Att 7,122
Livingston win 3-1 on aggregate.
FA TROPHY FINAL
Brackley (0).................1 Bromley (1).................1
Johnson 90 (og)
Bugiel 19
Att 31,430
AET: Score after 90 mins 1-1.
Brackley win 5-4 on penalties.
FA VASE FINAL
Stockton Town 0 Thatcham Town 1.
WELSH PREMIER LEAGUE EUROPA
LEAGUE PLAY-OFF FINAL
Cefn Druids 1 Cardiff Met Uni 0.
BASKETBALL
NBA EASTERN CONFERENCE PLAYOFF FINAL: Cleveland 116 Boston 86
(Boston Celtics lead series 2-1).
Across: 1 S-hovel, 3 La-Test, 4 Rat-if-Y
Down: 1 S-a-ilo-r, 2 La-s-tly*
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match side [for the final Test of the
winter in Christchurch] was a big
plus point.
“I think I did okay, I got 50, my
first one, which I was absolutely
buzzing with. I didn’t get a huge
amount of wickets in the game but I
actually thought I stuck to the plan
which the captain wanted.
“I was trying to prove [my fitness
for the Ashes] in nets but, in a way,
it was a bit of a blessing that I didn’t
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He admits that he should
probably not have played in two of
his 11 Tests, going through the pain
barrier to play at Lords against
Australia in 2015 and South Africa
at Trent Bridge last summer.
Combined figures of 1 for 260 in
those two matches suggests that
he’s right. Remove those figures
from his Test record and his
average comes down to a far more
respectable 33.
Still a way behind Jimmy
Anderson and Stuart Broad, who
go into this summer with 941 Test
scalps between them, but not as far
behind as some may think.
Wood bowled with serious pace
during the one-day series that
followed the Ashes, shaking up
David Warner in the opening match
at the MCG.
After Wood’s opening ball
whistled past his ears, the
Australian opener at least knew
that he was in a contest.
So how does Wood sum up his
winter? “Positive in some ways
and not so good in others,” he says.
“Obviously to win two one-day
series, it was pretty good to be part
of that team. In the New Zealand
one-day series I didn’t bowl
particularly well but I thought I
bowled really well in the Australia
one day series.
“Then to get back in the Test
P K
R A D F U G O Y V
CRICKET
ROYAL LONDON ONE-DAY CUP GROUP A
Lancashire v Durham, Emirates Old
Trafford: Lancashire 314-7 (50.0 overs; A
L Davies 147, K K Jennings 73). Durham
122 (31.1 overs). Lancashire (2pts) beat
Durham by 192 runs.
Northamptonshire v Nottinghamshire,
Welbeck: Northamptonshire 339-9 (50.0
overs; J J Cobb 78, A G Wakely 72, A M
Rossington 50). Nottinghamshire 290
(46.2 overs; S J Mullaney 71). Northants
(2pts) beat Nottinghamshire by 49 runs.
Yorkshire v Warwickshire, Emerald
Headingley: Yorkshire 247-9 (50.0
overs; C A Pujara 73; J S Patel 4-33).
Warwickshire 248-5 (45.4 overs; S R
Hain 102no, I J L Trott 50). Warwickshire
(2pts) beat Yorkshire by 5 wickets.
GROUP B
Essex v Gloucestershire, Bristol:
Essex 287-7 (50.0 overs; Ashar Zaidi
82, R S Bopara 50; C J Liddle 4-57).
Gloucestershire 289-6 (48.1 overs;
G H Roderick 87no, G T Hankins 77).
Gloucestershire (2pts) beat Essex by 4
wickets.
Middlesex v Kent, Radlett: Middlesex
313-9 (50.0 overs; P R Stirling 125, E J
G Morgan 50). Kent 243 (43.5 overs; H
G Kuhn 90; T G Helm 4-49). Middlesex
(2pts) beat Kent by 70 runs.
Somerset v Glamorgan, Taunton:
Somerset 372-7 (50.0 overs; J C Hildreth
159, P D Trego 56). Glamorgan 289 (46.0
overs; C A Ingram 85). Somerset (2pts)
beat Glamorgan by 83 runs.
TOUR MATCH
Pakistan v Leicestershire, Grace Road:
Pakistan 321-9dec. (89.5 overs; Azhar
Azhar Ali 73, Fakhar Zaman 71, Usman
Salahuddin 69no). Leicestershire
226-6 (75.0 overs; Ateeq Javid 54).
Leicestershire drew with Pakistan.
CYCLING
TOUR OF CALIFORNIA, Stage 7,
Sacramento - 143km: 1 F Gaviria
(Col) Quick-Step Floors 3hrs 07mins
39secs; 9 D McLay (GB) EF Education
First-Drapac p/b Cannondale; 21 A Yates
(GB) Mitchelton-Scott both at same
time. Overall: 1 E Bernal (Col) Team Sky
25hrs 34mins 19secs; 4 A Yates (GB)
Mitchelton-Scott at 2mins 16secs.
GIRO D’ITALIA, Stage 15, Tolmezzo
- Sappada 176km: 1 S Yates (GB)
Mitchelton-Scott 4hrs 37mins 56secs,
2 M A Lopez (Col) Astana Pro Team at
41s; 3 T Dumoulin (Neth) Team Sunweb;
4 D Pozzovivo (It) Bahrain-Merida; 5 R
Carapaz (Ec) Movistar Team; 6 T Pinot
(Fr) Groupama-FDJ all at same time.
Overall: 1 S Yates (GB) Mitchelton-Scott
65hrs 57mins 37secs; 2 T Dumoulin
(Neth) Team Sunweb at 2mins 11secs; 3
D Pozzovivo (It) Bahrain-Merida at 2m
28s; 4 T Pinot (Fr) Groupama-FDJ at 2m
37s; 5 M A Lopez (Col) Astana Pro Team
at 4m 27s; 6 R Carapaz (Ec) Movistar
Team at same time, 7 C Froome (GB)
Team Sky at 4m 52s.
GOLF
EUROPEAN TOUR BELGIAN KNOCKOUT,
ANTWERP, BELGIUM, Quarter-Finals:
J Heath (GB) bt N Colsaerts (Bel) 32-33;
B Hebert (Fr) bt M Lorenzo-Vera 34-35;
A Otaegui (Sp) bt J Campillo (Sp) 34-36;
D Drysdale (GB) bt V Perez (Fr) 41-43.
Semi-Finals: B Hebert (Fr) bt J Heath
(GB) 32-33; A Otaegui (Sp) bt D Drysdale
(GB) 32-36. Final: A Otaegui (Sp) bt B
Hebert (Fr) 32-34.
USPGA AT&T BYRON NELSON,
IRVING, TEXAS, Third Round (USA
unless stated): 196 A Wise65 63 68; M
Leishman(Aus)61 66 69; 200 K Na 66 65
69; M Jones (Aus) 67 65 68; 201 B Gay 67
62 72; J Walker 64 67 70; 202 R Blaum 66
69 67; J.J. Spaun 64 69 69; K Tway 67 65
70; K Mitchell 65 68 69; 203 J Dahmen 67
68 68; S Stefani 68 66 69; D Fathauer 70
67 66; S Kang (S Kor) 68 68 67; B Grace
(SA) 66 68 69; M Piller 69 63 71; C Howell III 69 69 65; N Lindheim 66 69 68.
ICE HOCKEY
NHL EASTERN CONFERENCE PLAYOFF FINAL: Tampa Bay 3 Washington 2
(Tampa Bay lead series 3-2).
MOTORCYCLING
MOTOGP RD 5, FRENCH GRAND PRIX,
LE MANS, FRANCE, MotoGP: 1 M
Marquez (Sp) Honda 41mins 49.773secs;
2 D Petrucci (It) Ducati 41:52.083; 3 V
Rossi (It) Yamaha 41:55.123; 4 J Miller
(Aus) Ducati 41:56.087; 5 D Pedrosa (Sp)
Honda 41:57.192; 6 J Lorenzo (Sp) Ducati
42:00.128. Overall: 1 M Marquez (Sp)
Honda 95pts; 2 M Vinales (Sp) Yamaha
59; 3 J Zarco (Fr) Yamaha 58; 4 V Rossi
(It) Yamaha 56; 5 D Petrucci (It) Ducati
54; 6 Jack Miller (Aus) Ducati 49..
RUGBY LEAGUE
BETFRED SUPER LEAGUE
Castleford (22) ....38 Leeds (0)....................10
Castleford: Tries: Hitchcox, Foster,
Moors, Shenton, Milner, Holmes. Goals:
Ellis (7).
Leeds: Tries: Oledzki, Ferres. Goals:
Watkins.
Widnes (18)........... 18 St Helens (22)........38
Widnes: Tries: Whitley, W. Albert,
Keinhorst. Goals: Marsh (3).
St Helens: Tries: Richardson, Percival,
Grace (2), Barba, Morgan (2). Goals:
Richardson (5).
Wigan (16)...............38 Warrington (10) 10
Wigan: Tries: Powell, S. Tomkins,
Bateman, Williams, L. Marshall, Davies.
Goals: S. Tomkins (7).
Warrington: Tries: Livett, Ratchford.
Goals: Goodwin.
Yesterday
Hull K R (10)..........22 Hull (24) ....................34
Hull K R: Tries: Moss (3), Lee. Goals:
Shaw (3).
Hull: Tries: Taylor, Shaul (2), Harris,
Logan, Connor. Goals: Connor (5).
Salford (6)...............12 Catalans D (10) ....26
Salford: Tries: Hauraki, Griffin. Goals:
Lui (2).
Catalans Dragons: Tries: Garcia, Bousquet, Broughton (3). Goals: Gigot (3).
Wakefield (6)...........22 Huddersfield (19)..25
Wakefield: Tries: Ashurst, Jones-Bishop
(2), Lyne. Goals: Finn (3).
Huddersfield: Tries: Murphy, O’Brien,
Mamo, McIntosh. Goals: Brough (4).
Drop Goals: Brough.
P W D L F
A Pts
St Helens
15 13 0 2 492 182 26
Wigan
14 12 0 2 415 186 24
Warrington 15 10 0 5 329 251 20
Hull
15 9 0 6 374 307 18
Castleford
13 9 0 4 278 238 18
Leeds
14 7 1 6 262 272 15
Wakefield
14 6 0 8 288 291 12
Salford
15 5 0 10 238 344 10
Huddersfield 15 4 1 10 221 457 9
Catalans D
14 4 0 10 205 357 8
Widnes
14 3 0 11 257 353 6
Hull K R
14 3 0 11 255 376 6
BETFRED CHAMPIONSHIP
Featherstone 20 Leigh 42; Toronto Wolfpack 43 Toulouse 30. Yesterday: Batley
23 Rochdale 14; Halifax 22 Dewsbury
22; London Broncos 46 Sheffield 12;
Swinton 22 Barrow 22.
BETFRED CHAMPIONSHIP 1
London Skolars 26 Whitehaven 44;
West Wales 0 Oldham 74. Yesterday:
Coventry 4 Workington 52; Doncaster
16 Hunslet 35; North Wales Crusaders
28 Keighley 46; York 90 Hemel Stags 0.
RUGBY UNION
AVIVA PREMIERSHIP SEMI-FINAL S
Exeter (16)..............36 Newcastle (0)...........5
Exeter: Tries: White, Woodburn,
Armand. Conversions: J. Simmonds (2),
Steenson. Penalties: J. Simmonds (5).
Newcastle: Tries: Tait.
Saracens (23)........57 Wasps (5)..................33
Saracens: Tries: Lozowski, Koch, Wyles,
Farrell, Itoje, Spencer. Conversions:
Farrell (6). Penalties: Farrell (5).
Wasps: Tries: le Roux (2), CooperWoolley, Young, Wade. Conversions:
Gopperth (2), Cipriani (2).
GUINNESS PRO14 SEMI-FINAL
Leinster (10) ........ 16 Munster (3) ............15
Leinster: Tries: Conan. Conversions: R.
Byrne. Penalties: R. Byrne (2), Carbery.
Munster: Tries: Earls, Grobler. Conversions: Keatley. Penalties: Hanrahan.
GUINNESS PRO14 CHAMPIONS CUP
PLAY OFF
Yesterday
Ulster (8)..................35 Ospreys (7).............. 17
Ulster: Tries: Gilroy (2), Treadwell,
Stockdale. Conversions: Cooney (3).
Penalties: Cooney (3).
Ospreys: Tries: Wyn Jones, Hassler,
Biggar. Conversions: Biggar.
TENNIS
ATP & WTA INTERNAZIONALI BNL
D’ITALIA, ROME, ITALY: Men’s Semifinals: (1) R NADAL (Sp) bt (11) N DJOKOVIC (Serb) 7-6 (7-4) 6-3; (2) A ZVEREV
(Ger) bt (4) M CILIC (Croa) 7-6 (15-13) 7-5.
Final: NADAL bt ZVEREV 6-1 1-6 6-3.
Women’s Semi-finals: (1) S HALEP
(Rom) bt M Sharapova (Rus) 4-6 6-1 6-4;
(4) E SVITOLINA (Ukr) bt A Kontaveit
(Est) 6-4 6-3. Final: SVITOLINA bt
HALEP (Rom) 6-0 6-4.
TODAY’S FIXTURES
CRICKET
ROYAL LONDON ONE-DAY CUP - GROUP
B: Hampshire v Surrey (The Ageas
Bowl, 2pm).
NETBALL
NETBALL SUPERLEAGUE:Team Bath v
Team Northumbria.
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ve got a lot to prove. I’m
a guy people probably had
high hopes for and I’ve not
done it consistently enough
[play] because it meant that when
the one-day series came around I
was absolutely chomping at the bit,
I was focused and ready to go. In
terms of my one-day cricket that
was a huge plus point for me.”
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It’s in the Test arena that Wood,
ultimately, would like be to be judged
and for the moment at least, the jury
is out.
It’s said in all sports that a
player’s value to the side can rise
expondentially when the team is
losing and they’re on the side-lines.
That’s certainly the case with
Wood, with plenty pining for his
pace and aggression as England’s
attack were plastered all round
Australia by the likes of Steve Smith
and Shaun and Mitch Marsh.
Chris Woakes, in particular,
endured a tough winter on pitches
that offered little assistance to
those below the express pace
demonstrated by Mitchell Starc, Pat
Cummins and John Hazlewood.
The selection of Jos Buttler and
Dom Bess – both men of the West
Country – would suggest that the
new approach shown by the team’s
new national selector, Ed Smith,
will be mirrored by an attack-first
mindset on the field of play.
Picking an attack shorn of a
spearhead like Wood would appear
unlikely as this new brave era
begins.
At the age of 27, Wood will be
acutely aware that time is no longer
on his side.
It’s now up to him to show that the
imaginary horse he brought to the
Test side back in 2015 is ready to be
unleashed once more.
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COUNTY CRICKET
Davies century helps Lancs
hand Durham heavy defeat
By Gareth Cox
Opener Alex Davies made Lancashire’s second-highest individual
score in List A cricket as his side
thrashed Durham by 192 runs in their
Royal London One-Day Cup match at
Old Trafford.
Davies hit 147 in his team’s 314
for seven in 50 overs – with Keaton
Jennings scoring 73 against his old
county – and that proved to be far too
many for Durham’s batsmen who replied with 122 all out in 31.1 overs.
It was Davies’ first one-day century
and a knock only bettered by Australian Andrew Crook’s 162 not out
against Minor Counties side Buckinghamshire at Wormsley in 2005.
James Hildreth’s career-best oneday score of 159 propelled Somerset
to an 83-run victory over Glamorgan.
It was the 33-year-old’s seventh
List A hundred. His brilliant 125-ball
innings at Taunton featured eight
sixes and 13 fours, helping his side
post 372 for seven. In reply, the visitors made 289 all out, Colin Ingram
James Hildreth
smashed a
career-best
one-day score of
159 for Somerset
yesterday
top-scoring with 85 off 70 balls. Paul
Stirling equalled his highest score in
the One-Day Cup as Middlesex overcame Kent by 70 runs at Radlett. The
Ireland international hit a dazzling
125 from 115 deliveries, laying the
foundations for his side to post 313 for
nine. Despite a spirited knock of 90
from Heino Kuhn, the visitors were
bowled out for 243 in the 44th over.
Jeetan Patel starred with four
for 33 before Sam Hain hit a superb unbeaten 102 as Warwickshire
secured their first win of this season’s
competition against Yorkshire at
Headingley.
The home side finished with 247 for
nine, while the Bears sealed victory
with 25 balls to spare.
Half-centuries from Josh Cobb,
Alex Wakely and Adam Rossington,
backed up by some slow left-arm
guile from Graeme White, helped
Northamptonshire to a 49-run victory
over Nottinghamshire.
Gareth Roderick posted a superb
unbeaten 87 as Gloucestershire beat
Essex by four wickets in Bristol.
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How Ali saved Motty’s lovely
night from dying of schmaltz
H
ave you heard the one
about Muhammad Ali
acting as summariser
alongside John Motson?
Where the boxer
deserted his microphone duties and
stripped to the waist to shadow-box
Joe Bugner at Albert Hall? No, it
is not a feverish dream brought on
by an excess of cheese and funny
cigarettes. This actually happened.
The episode was revealed in the
retrospective documentary Motty:
The Man Behind the Sheepskin,
broadcast on BBC2 on Saturday as
part of an entire evening’s tribute
to the commentator, who is retiring
after over 50 years in the game.
Perhaps it was because it was
broadcast at the end of a day filled
with schmaltz – and that was just the
FA Cup final – but the Motty evening
was dissolving into a nostalgia-fest
over-egged with niceness, until the
Ali story rescued it. Rod Stewart,
Elton John, Gary Lineker and Noel
Gallagher had all shared their
When the
thoughts on him, while we had
relived (again) the famous Ronnie
bell rang for
Radford goal that launched Motson’s the second
TV career.
round,
But then Motson, in the midst of
Muhammad
a walk-through of memorabilia in
his man-cave, pointed to a photo of handed me
himself and Ali. “There’s a picture of the mic; we
me commentating with Muhammad only had the
Ali at the Albert Hall, back when I one...
Armchair
Fan
Matt Butler
enjoys the tale
of the boxing
legend and the
commentator
was in radio in 1974. He did a great
summary of what had happened and
how he thought Bugner was far, far
too good for this guy.
“And when they rang the bell
for the second round, Muhammad
handed me the mic because we had
only one between us.
“Then within the first 10 seconds
of the second round, Joe demolished
[Alberto] Lovell and he was on the
canvas and so I said ‘oh, drama here,
dah de dah... and here’s Muhammad
Ali with his thoughts’. And he was
gone.”
It was a great anecdote. And the
documentary was riveting from
that point. We heard from his wife
Anne, who compiles compendiums
of stats every season, his son Freddie
–and a chilling recounting of the
Hillsborough disaster. It was a tribute
fit for a master of the microphone.
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Talking Points
RUGBY LEAGUE
What we can take away
from the weekend
EDITED BY TEDDY CUTLER
1
A gripping stage win that proved
Froome is extraordinary but mortal
2
Roland Garros can be the testing
ground for the Djokovic revival
On the terrible slopes of the mighty
Monte Zoncolan Chris Froome
(below) took a stage victory that,
paradoxically, may have shown
his growing weakness. In
years past, on a climb as hard
as this, Froome would have
put more than a handful of
seconds into Simon Yates
and the time-trialler
Tom Dumoulin. Now
I’ll probably look very
stupid when Froome
wins the Giro d’Italia
next weekend but this
was a great, mortal
performance.
Signs, maybe faint but growing
stronger, that Novak Djokovic
2.0 can be a reasonable facsimile
of the original. Djokovic tested
Rafael Nadal on clay at the Italian
Open semi-final on Saturday,
especially in a first-set tiebreak. Sure, Djokovic tired
and withered in the second
set. But the top seeds at
the French Open, apart
from Nadal, look as weak
as they have been for a
generation at least. Could
Roland Garros’s red dust
be the setting for Djokovic’s
second coming?
3
4
Rugby union’s nationality rules are
far too complicated to explain in a
synopsis, let alone debate. Perhaps
we can agree, though, that Brad
Shields (below) shouldn’t be going
to South Africa with England on
safety concerns alone? Shields is
coming from Super Rugby straight
to England duty and then into a
Premiership season with Wasps.
Rather his body than
mine.
Something will have gone seriously
wrong if Egan Bernal doesn’t
end his professional cycling
career with multiple Grand Tour
victories. On Saturday the Sky
rider completed a dominant
victory in the Tour of California,
a minute and 25 seconds ahead of
Tejay van Garderen, a wily veteran
of major stage races. At 21, the
Colombian Bernal already looks
almost the complete bike racer.
5
6
If ever a football club deserved a
day out in the sun it’s Coventry
City. A decade under the leadership
of hedge fund Sisu dumped the
Sky Blues into League Two but a
4-1 victory over Notts County on
Friday sent them to Wembley, one
game from promotion. That should
not obscure the obvious: that hedge
funds shouldn’t be allowed to run
football clubs.
Hey, if Parma can do it, maybe
Coventry can too. Two decades
on from the glory of winning Uefa
Cups and the like, Parma returned
to Serie A by beating Spezia
2-0. It was their third successive
promotion after bankruptcy in
2015. The famous yellow and blue
shirts will be a welcome sight in
Italy’s top division once again next
season.
Surely even a New Zealander turned
Englishman deserves a break
Wembley-bound – but Coventry’s is
still a cautionary tale for football
Brilliant Bernal looks every inch a
cycling superstar of the future
Parma prove redemption is possible
for the once-mighty fallen
7
8
Tony Pulis (below) was gracious
and right when he said third and
fourth, Fulham and Villa, deserved
to meet in the play-off final. So why
not tinker with the format a little?
I like the idea that fifth plays sixth,
with the winner playing fourth
for the right to meet third at
Wembley. It really is time to
stop ignoring the yawning
points differentials
between third and sixth.
On Saturday the Vegas Golden
Knights, a new franchise cobbled
together from no-longer-wanted
bit-parts of supposedly better ice
hockey teams, beat the Winnipeg
Jets for the third time in four
games to move within a victory
of the Stanley Cup Finals.
Clichés about togetherness
and chips on shoulders no
longer cover the thrilling
strangeness of it all.
Shake-up idea that could make the
play-off promotion system fairer
Knights riding out boldy towards
a real fairytale ending
Hull’s Jamie Shaul celebrates scoring his second try against Hull KR at St James’ Park yesterday PA
Sublime Connor helps Hull
win seventh derby in row
By James O’Brien and Ian Laybourn
AT ST JAMES’ PARK
Hull moved back into Super League’s
top four with a 34-22 victory over Hull
KR as the depleted rivals brought
down the curtain on Magic Weekend.
With both sides shorn of a host of
key men, Jake Connor delivered a
sublime performance at St James’
Park to inspire his team to a seventh
straight derby win.
Scott Taylor claimed Hull’s opener
and Jamie Shaul crossed twice before the break, while young scrumhalf Liam Harris marked his debut
against his former club with a try.
Kieran Moss scored Hull KR’s two
first-half tries and completed his hattrick to breathe life into the contest.
But Jack Logan and Connor went
over to seal Hull’s victory, although it
was Tommy Lee who scored the final
try of Magic Weekend, which was
attended by 64,319 fans across the
two days.
Huddersfield interim coach Chris
Thorman gave himself a mark of six
out of 10 as he prepares to hand over went into the event languishing at the
a winning team to new head coach foot of the table and were in danger of
Simon Woolford.
being cut adrift of the top eight.
The Wallsend-born Thorman beBut they delivered a solid performcame the first Geordie to coach a ance on the big occasion in Newcasteam at the Magic Weekend and was tle to move to within two points of
able to bask in the glory of a
eighth-placed Salford.
25-22 victory over WakeThe game was in the balfield, with Aaron Murance at 10-6 before Jodie
phy producing a man
Broughton’s secondof the match performhalf hat-trick ended
ance for the Giants.
Salford’s challenge.
Minutes it took for
“It’s a nice feeling,”
McNamara said:
Jodie Broughton to
Thorman said. “I
“We’re
all chasing Salscore a hat-trick for
was born a mile down
ford right now so it’s
Catalans yesterday
the road and for any
a good result and puts
Geordie to come here,
everyone back in the mix.
in whatever sport, and win
“I’ve been out of the
in this sporting cathedral is
country in Australia and New
pretty special.
Zealand for the last three or four
“I’ll give myself six out of 10, could Magics and I forgot how good it was.
do better,” he added. “With all the I really do think it’s incredible.
injuries we picked up, we’ve done as
“There are fans from every club,
well as we could have expected.”
plenty of noise and it’s not as partisan
Steve McNamara felt the weekend one way or the other.
brought the best out of Catalans Drag“We really enjoyed it and it makes
ons as his side earned a crucial 26-12 you hungry for more occasions
victory over Salford. The Dragons like this.”
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CYCLING
Yates a big step closer
to Giro glory as he
makes Dumoulin suffer
By Lawrence Ostlere
Simon Yates produced a
sensational solo attack to win
stage 15 and extend his Giro
d’Italia lead over Tom Dumoulin.
On a day when Chris Froome lost
a significant chunk of time, the
race has the look of a straight fight
between last year’s champion,
Dumoulin, and Britain’s Yates
who is delivering the performance
of his career so far.
Yates attacked twice in the final
20km, first to shed Froome and his
Team Sky allies, and then again
to drop Dumoulin, Thibaut Pinot
and the other leading general
classification contenders, and
pushed hard all the way to the
finish in Sappada. In keeping with
the calm way he has raced, the
25-year-old barely celebrated as
he crossed the line to clinch his
third stage of the tour.
After Monday’s rest day comes
the moment for Dumoulin to
strike back and cut his 2min 11sec
deficit, possibly even taking the
Maglia Rosa in a 34km individual
time trial which suits him
perfectly. But the Giro will end
with three summit-finishes from
Thursday to Saturday which
will decide the race before the
finale in Rome, and they are the
sort of stages on which Yates has
repeatedly thrived – and where
Dumoulin can be made to suffer.
“It was a bit of instinct,” said
Yates of his double attack. “It was
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Vunipola to be
treated with kid
gloves in interests
of club and nation
his back stretching his troublesome
hamstrings near the end of the first
half of the semi-final spectacular at
The careful rehabilitation of Billy Allianz Park.
Vunipola as an invaluable force for
Vunipola’s carrying and intuitive
Saracens and England continued link play has been missed by England
in his club’s thumping Premiership since his most recent cap in March
play-off win over Wasps but
2017, though he remains slated
there is no guarantee the
to make his Test comeback
mighty No 8 will apin South Africa next
pear in this Saturday’s
month.
league-title decider
In the meantime he
against Exeter Chiefs
has accumulated just
at Twickenham.
288 minutes on the
Number of minutes’
Billy Vunipola has
Vunipola has enfield for his club this
played this season
dured a horrendous
season, partly due to a
couple of years of inbroken arm in January.
juries and operations,
Saracens’ England
and was withdrawn at
hooker Jamie George said:
half-time of Saracens’ six“To have someone of Billy’s
try, 57-33 win over Wasps to give him calibre in the starting line-up gives
the best chance of a big finish to the everyone a huge boost. Our attack is
domestic season.
based around momentum, and when
Sarries’ head coach Mark McCall you have individuals like that who
said he is likely to spare Vunipola can come on to the ball and make
from training today and tomorrow, dents in defences, it’s pretty enjoyafter concerns were evident among able to be part of.
the attending medics when the
“He is a very level-headed bloke
Tongan-born colossus was flat on and when times are tough, if we concede or we not getting it quite right,
he often says the right thing.”
While McCall would only say of Vunipola: “I think he has a chance to be
fit [for the final],” almost everything
else for Saracens appears fully in
the groove, after recently-appointed
England captain Owen Farrell kicked
a play-off record 27 points against
Wasps, comprising six conversions,
five penalties and no misses.
England boss Eddie Jones last
week observed how team-mates
would be “frightened” of failing to
please Farrell as their skipper.
And George, who has played alongside the 26-year-old fly-half since
Billy Vunipola has treatment during
their early teens, gave his insight:
Saturday’s semi-final against Wasps
“The guy’s incredible; he just keeps
Win in Rome
puts Nadal back
at world No 1
By Hugh Godwin
RUGBY UNION CORRESPONDENT
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getting better and better. The more
leadership and responsibility he is
given, the better he gets, the more he
rises to it.
“The standards he sets are impeccable and you’ve got to work your
way up to him. When he was coming
into the team as a 20-year-old, bossing people around, he had a certain
way about him, but he is much more
understanding [now] of the people he
is talking to and he is getting the best
out of people which is what you want
from a leader.
“He doesn’t mind if you drop a
ball but if you haven’t worked hard
enough to get back to come on to the
ball, he has got such a clever rugby
brain that he knows if the mistake is
from a skill error. An effort error is
what he’ll give you a little look for.”
George revealed he will be helping
organise Farrell’s stag party, the
week after returning from South
Africa, and it coincides with a similar affair for rested England captain
Dylan Hartley. “Two rival stag dos
and we’ve got to out-do them on the
fancy dress front,” George said.
First is the Premiership final,
in which the rapid recycling of
Saracens’ forwards is set to be met
like-for-like by Exeter’s belligerent
pack.
The reigning champions from
Devon reached their third successive
Twickenham grand final with tries by
Nic White, Olly Woodburn and Don
Armand, and 19 points from the boot
of fly-half Joe Simmonds in the 36-5
win over Newcastle Falcons at Sandy
Park.
Rafael Nadal will return to
the world No 1 spot today
after he took full advantage
of a weather delay to beat
defending champion Alexander
Zverev in a rollercoaster final
of the Italian Open.
Nadal was a break down in
the decider when rain forced a
second stoppage of the match,
with Zverev having won nine of
the previous 12 games.
And when play resumed after
a delay of 50 minutes, Nadal
(right) immediately broke back
and won four games
in succession to
seal a 6-1, 1-6,
6-3 victory and
his eighth title
in Rome.
Zverev,
21, who had
lost all four
of his previous
meetings with
Nadal, recovered
from losing six games in
succession in the opening set
to race into a 5-0 lead in the
second. Nadal breathed a sigh
of relief after getting a game on
the board to avoid a first bagel
on clay since 2007.
After serving out for the
set, Zverev broke in the
opening game of the decider
and was ahead 3-2 when a
lengthy stoppage for rain –
the first had lasted only a few
minutes – ultimately swung
the momentum of the contest
firmly in Nadal’s favour.
Nadal was full of praise for
his opponent and said: “It was a
very difficult match and I wish
you [Zverev] all the best for the
next couple of years.”
BOXING
Fury confirms
his comeback
opponent
By Declan Warrington
really hard from the very bottom.
Four riders dropped out during
I still felt good so I chose my
the day as the repercussions
moment to go. They responded the of Saturday’s brutal Zoncolan
first time. I gave everything
club made themselves
the second time and
clear. A couple of early
managed to get away.
breaks were foiled
“I really gave
before a small group
everything. It’s a
including Yates and
good gap, but he
Dumoulin burst
Simon Yates has
can get two minutes
away from Froome
a
2min
11
sec
lead
out of me in the TT.
and his Team Sky
over nearest rival
It could vanish in
domestiques on the
and defending
35km, so we’ll see.”
penultimate descent.
champion Tom
The 176km route
Yates then showed
Dumoulin
from Tolmezzo to
his determination to
Sappada, close to the
keep hold of the Maglia
Austrian border, offered
Rosa, knowing that he will
plenty of chances to attack
almost certainly lose significant
and counter-attack with four
time to Dumoulin on Tuesday’s
relatively short but sharp
time trial, by digging in to heave
categorised climbs.
himself clear of the Dutch rider
2.11
Race leader Simon Yates was calm as
he clinched his third stage of the tour
and the handful of clingers on.
As Yates powered into the
distance, Dumoulin slipped away,
the pain kicking in, but last year’s
champion showed strength to
rejoin them in the final kilometres
to limit the damage, crossing the
line around half a minute behind
Yates.
Froome came in more than a
minute later, struggling after
his exertions in winning on the
Zoncolan. He is now seventh,
nearly five minutes behind Yates,
and his hopes of holding all three
Grand Tours at once seem remote.
Instead the final week is set to be a
fascinating head-to-head between
Yates and Dumoulin, with all eyes
on tomorrow’s crucial time trial.
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Tyson Fury will launch his
comeback against Albania’s
Sefer Seferi. The former IBF,
WBA and WBO heavyweight
champion returns to the ring
at the Manchester Arena on 9
June after an absence of more
than two and a half years, and in
Seferi fights an opponent who is a
career cruiserweight.
Seferi, 39, has lost only once,
at heavyweight against Manuel
Charr in September 2016, and he
has fought four times since Fury
defeated Wladimir Klitschko 10
months earlier.
He therefore represents the
type of opponent Fury and his
new promoter Frank Warren
have targeted since next month’s
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Southgate wants Liverpool
victory for England’s sake
By Mark Mann-Bryans
Gareth Southgate hopes Liverpool
lift the Champions League trophy on
Saturday as he believes it would give
his England squad a boost before the
World Cup.
At least two of that squad should
be in the Reds team to face reigning
champions Real Madrid in Kiev.
Jordan Henderson will follow in
the gilded footsteps of former Liverpool greats Phil Thompson, Emlyn
Hughes, Graeme Souness and
Steven Gerrard if he gets to raise
the European Cup trophy, and he remains a strong candidate to captain
England in Russia.
Trent Alexander-Arnold, the uncapped teenage full-back called up
Jordan
Henderson
could lift the
European Cup
with Liverpool
and captain
England at the
World Cup
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SCOTTISH CUP FINAL: CELTIC 2-0 MOTHERWELL
by Southgate for the World Cup, want them in those big-match
is likely to end an impressive cam- environments.
paign by starting the European final.
“You want them to experience
And Adam Lallana, who is
winning things because then
on England’s standby list,
they know what it has
could also be involved
taken, the commitment
at the end of a season
and the mindset that is
of injury setbacks.
needed, and that hur“We want our
dles can be overcome.
Premier League
players to be playing
They have gained
appearances
made
in those big matches
belief from being in
by Trent Alexanderand the experience
those performances.
Arnold since his
for the likes of Hend“So I think it is a
debut in December
erson, Alex Oxladegreat thing for English
2016
Chamberlain, Lallana
football, Liverpool repreand Trent in the last few
sent England in that final. I
months of playing in those matches know that won’t be seen universally
that matter,” Southgate said.
by all supporters but why would we
“It was the same for the Spurs want Real Madrid to win? I can’t
boys and the Man City boys – you understand any of the logic in that,
really.”
Southgate says he is yet to decide
who will captain his side when England’s World Cup gets under way
against Tunisia on 18 June. But he
praised Henderson for overcoming
criticism from some quarters to establish himself for club and country.
“It was a huge task to fill the shoes
of Steven Gerrard, not only because
of the calibre of player but because
he was a local lad,” Southgate
added. “To take on that challenge
is one thing and to slowly establish
yourself in the team and then play
with the authority he has in the big
matches – and to a degree win the
supporters over – is a huge credit.
“He is an impressive character,
extremely focused, very resilient,
very mature.”
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squad on
racism alert
Sessegnon’s next international
steps under the microscope
England’s players will be
briefed on how to deal with
racist abuse at this summer’s
World Cup finals in Russia.
Football Association protocol
is for players to report any
suspected abuse from fans to
a match official immediately.
And England manager Gareth
Southgate revealed: “We work
with our players on how we will
support each other if anything
like that was to happen.
“We really hope it is a
situation that doesn’t emerge.
The most important thing is
that we are able to support
our players if something does
happen and they understand
how their team-mates and our
staff are going to go about that.
“There are some sessions
we will do with them about
that. As a federation I think we
would be strong in pushing for
the right solutions.”
Fifa started disciplinary
proceedings against the
Russian Football Union for
alleged racist chanting aimed
at French players when the two
countries played in March. PA
Ryan Sessegnon’s England future
will be assessed after the summer,
according to his Under-21s coach
Aidy Boothroyd.
The winger, who turned 18 on Friday, has been omitted from the World
Cup squad and the Under-21s’ plans
for the Toulon Tournament.
He has scored 16 goals for
Fulham this season, with
the Cottagers chasing
a Premier League
return as they face
Aston Villa in the
Championship playoff final on Saturday.
That match put
him out of the picture
for Toulon, with England facing China the
same day, but senior manager Gareth Southgate has admitted Sessegnon is in his future plans.
However, he will be handled with
care and Boothroyd insists Sessegnon (above) will not be rushed. He
said: “It’s about where we put him
and also where we think he can get to.
“Those are the conversations we
have about individual players every
three or four months. The next one is
after the summer when we have an
By Nick Mashiter
audit. So we’ll look at Ryan and look
at where we picture him. In terms of
England, he’s got one Under-21 cap.
He did OK, didn’t pull up any trees
but we know he’s a wonderful player
who will thrive at Fulham and certainly with us.
“He’s an exceptional talent. He’s
going to have to get the biggest sideboard known to man for all his
awards. But the thing which
excites me about him is
he’s so focused about
what he wants to do.”
Others have also
shone this season
but are yet to earn
Under-21 honours.
They include Manchester City’s Phil
Foden, Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho and
Chelsea’s Mason Mount, who
has impressed on loan at Vitesse.
Trent Alexander-Arnold has graduated to earn a World Cup call-up this
summer. “[If] these guys keep doing
what they are doing, they are going
past the Under-21s,” added Boothroyd.
“There’s a time to keep them together and a time to push on. We
don’t bring players up to be on the
bench. If they are playing and thriving they will get moved up.”
It’s no cracker,
but Celtic duly
complete their
historic treble
Rodgers’ men rise all too easily to
Brown’s Anglo-Saxon rallying cry
By Alan Pattullo
There have been better Scottish
Cup finals, many dripping with more
drama and intrigue, but there has
never been one signifying such sustained excellence.
Hampden got dressed for the occasion. All it needed was a game
befitting the creation of these Celtic
immortals. It was never that, sadly.
It was better than the English Cup
final, though that’s a low bar these
days. It was better, probably, than No-
vember’s Scottish League Cup final,
when Motherwell were hit by a quickfire double from Celtic shortly after
half-time and had defender Cédric
Kipré sent off with over 30 minutes
still to go.
Brendan Rodgers (right) saw his
side struck twice a lot earlier this
time. But with Motherwell keeping
the full complement of players on the
pitch – against the odds, some would
say, as some full-blooded tackles flew
in – there remained the possibility,
however slim, that Stephen Robin-
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Ex-England skipper Stoney
in line for Old Trafford post
Casey Stoney has been backed
to be an “amazing” manager
of Manchester United’s new
women’s team.
United are expected to
be announced this week
as members of the
inaugural FA Women’s
Championship, the
second tier of a
restructured league.
And former England
captain Stoney (right)
appears poised to step
into the role of firstteam boss – which is likely
to mean leaving her role as
assistant to England Women
manager Phil Neville.
Neville’s sister, the England
netball coach Tracey Neville,
backed Stoney to be a big hit as a
first-time manager. She tweeted:
“Congratulations @CaseyStoney
you will do an amazing job. What
a good choice of club as well.”
Stoney retired from playing in
February after a career in which
she won 130 England caps and
a host of club honours,
leaving Liverpool
Ladies to join the
new-look England
coaching staff.
Until announcing
in March that they
planned to launch a
side, United had been
criticised for being the
only Premier League club
without a senior women’s team.
Sports minister Tracey
Crouch said United had
“finally dragged themselves into
the 21st century” by taking that
decision. PA
SCOTLAND
Livingston go up as Partick
get that sinking feeling
By Will Jackson
Celtic parade their
three trophies at
Scott Brown’s
testimonial
yesterday GETTY
son’s side could mount a comeback.
Substitute Gaël Bigirimana caused
the crossbar to shudder with a fierce
free-kick 10 minutes from the end.
Had that gone in it might – might –
have become very interesting.
But in truth, Motherwell lacked the
quality to overcome a Celtic side with
the scent of history in their nostrils.
Scott Brown’s rallying cry from the
depths of the huddle seemed more
shot through with intensity than
ever. Footage would later emerge of
the captain – whose testimonial game
yesterday was a 2-2 draw between
Celtic and the Republic of Ireland –
imploring his team-mates: “No matter what, we win this f*cking game!”
A shock never looked likely. The
champions’ star players were on
form. Moussa Dembélé was a constant menace to the Motherwell
back line while Brown did the simple
things well and also launched some
probing, ambitious passes forward.
Kieran Tierney was clearly identified
as a danger man and drew a series of
fouls and Callum McGregor exposed
the negligence of his absence from
player of the year nomination lists.
McGregor put Celtic on their way
after just 11 minutes with a neat
finish into the corner with his supposed “wrong” foot, the right, after
intercepting an attempted clearing
header from Tom Aldred.
Olivier Ntcham doubled the lead
14 minutes later after Dembélé’s neat
lay-off. The finish was again unerringly accurate.
If Tom Rogic had shown such precision when the ball broke to him just
outside the six-yard box it could have
been the signal for a rout.
Bigirimana,
o n fo r C a rl
M c H u g h
early in the
second half,
was a chief
reason for
Motherwell’s
brighter performance after
the interval.
The moment that will
haunt Motherwell fans
came when Chris Cadden fell to the ground
after being impeded
by Dedryck Boyata as
he burst through on
goal. The offence was
just outside the area, so
no penalty. With Tierney on
hand it was deemed by referee Kevin Clancy not to be an
obvious goalscoring chance,
so no red card either.
Bigirimana managed to get
his free-kick effort up and over
the wall, which was positioned
by goalkeeper Craig Gordon towards
the other side of the goal, but could
not direct it into the top corner. The
ball smashed off the bar and rebounded back into play.
With Celtic now on the cusp of history, the banners came out: “Celtic
Stands With All Palestinians. End
Genocide. End Zionism.”
More relevantly, Bertie
Auld, perched in the south
stand, was given an ovation by the Celtic fans. It’s
true their current heroes
might lack the romance
of the Lisbon Lions.
H o w e v e r, l i ke
the team of 1967,
they are navigating uncharted
territory.
Even those
who withhold
admiration
on account
of
the
financial
g u l f
between
Celtic and
their domestic
opponents
cannot deny
Rodgers’
allconquering side a
measure of greatness.
Livingston clinched promotion
to the Scottish Premiership after
beating Partick Thistle 3-1 on aggregate in the play-off final.
The victory ended a 12-year absence from the top flight of Scottish football after beating the
Jags 1-0 in the second leg to send
Alan Archibald’s side down to the
Championship.
It is a second promotion in as
many years for David Hopkin, whose
side backed up their 2-1 win at the
Tony Macarnoi Arena on Thursday.
Keaghan Jacobs scored his second goal of the tie to all-but seal it
early in the second half and Conor
Sammon missed a late penalty that
would have given the hosts a slim
chance. Hopkin said. “I said before
the game that we knew it would be a
tough ask to come here and hold out
for a draw, and it proved that way
but I have to give great credit to my
players for the whole season.
“To go and win over two legs
at Dundee United and then at
Partick Thistle is a magnificent
achievement.”
Archibald insisted he would make
no immediate decision on his own
future at Firhill, but added: “I feel
responsible. I’ve been involved with
the club for 20 years and I feel for the
fans; I know how bad it is for them.
“When I took the job that was
my biggest gamble because I have
such a good relationship with them
and you can ruin it when things like
this happen.”
WOMEN’S SUPER LEAGUE
Departing Aluko ensures
Chelsea finish unbeaten
Eni Aluko inspired a dramatic
comeback as Chelsea Ladies
completed the Women’s Super
League season unbeaten.
The Blues’ undefeated record
was under serious threat as
goals from Jess Clarke
and Niamh Charles put
opponents Liverpool
2-0 up after only nine
minutes.
But Aluko, making
her final appearance
for the Blues before
moving on in the
summer, pulled one back
with 20 minutes to play
before creating the visitors’
equaliser for Ji So-yun.
Ji then curled home a superb
winner with six minutes
remaining to wrap up a thrilling
3-2 victory for the champions.
It was an emotional day for
me, but I needed to make sure
I ended on a high with my own
personal performance,” Aluko
(below) said.
Manchester City secured
second spot, and a
place in next season’s
Champions League,
with a 3-0 win at home
to Everton.
Jill Scott opened
the scoring with a fine
strike from the edge
of the area and hit the
third on the hour after
Nikita Parris had doubled the
lead.
Danielle Van De Donk scored
twice for Arsenal in a 6-1
thrashing of Bristol City. The
Gunners needed City to slip up to
snatch second. PA
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Aimless, shapeless – final verdict
Second-half rally can’t disguise huge
flaws in manager’s cautious approach
football calendar it has thus come
to fashion perceptions of United’s
campaign.
United did admittedly rally in the
second half, but it has similarly been
a theme of the season that they needOne of many problems for Jose Mour- ed to go behind before going forward,
inho is that Saturday’s defeat wasn’t and when that happens it’s always
just a final, but a final say on his season going to cost you at some point.
at Old Trafford. The FA Cup did have
Much more relevant to the general
genuine modern meaning. It ended up health and future of the team was
being something of a referendum on how uninspiring they looked in the
Manchester United’s campaign.
first half. With no Romelu Lukaku
Now all of the supposed progress – or, perhaps most relevantly with
from finishing second appears to Mourinho, no big striker to base his
have evaporated. What will instead attack around – there was no patremain in the memory from 2017-18 tern. It was shapeless, aimless.
is a mostly turgid display at WemAfterwards though clearly frusbley that was a fair reflection of trated by Lukaku’s reluctance to play
how Mourinho’s United side had (“How can I convince a player that
performed in the preceding nine is not ready to play?”), Mourinho
months.
seemed relatively content with his
Throughout a campaign that has side’s display. “Every defeat hurts,
seen statistical improvement, there but for me personally the ones that
was always the undercurrent that hurt less is when you give everything
United were underperforming; that and you go without any regrets,”
something was not quite right with he said. “I prefer to lose like today
the side given the flatness of the than lose like we did at, for example,
football on offer. And there
Newcastle.”
was always the feeling that
Typical of United’s
this was going to eventumalaise, and not for
ally cost them – which
the first time, was
it did, against Sevilla
the performance of
in the Champions
Alexis Sanchez –
Manchester
League.
who some saw as an
United’s spending
But to give Mourininspired signing just
on players since
ho his due the resolve
four months ago. “His
Jose Mourinho
he instilled in his side
performances,
well
arrived in 2016
meant they often overthey have to improve,”
came their lack of style to
Paul Scholes, who knew a
grind out key results. This
thing about making it count
resilience was seen in five succes- at Wembley, told a watching TV ausive games against the rest of the big dience. “They can’t get any worse to
six, as they won them all, and came be honest with you.
back from behind in two – including
“I think the next few games of next
in this competition, in the semi-finals season are vital to him. He needs to
against Tottenham, and against this get fans believing again and believing
opposition, in their 2-1 league win they are going to get close to [Manover Chelsea at Old Trafford.
chester] City. They need a big player.
All could have been set up for “Paul Pogba does not win you games
the ultimate vindication of the sea- on his own. [Eden] Hazard does.
son on Saturday – except this time Alexis Sanchez doesn’t, he’s shown
there was no response. Inevitably that since January. They thought he
perhaps, the negative side of his ap- could, but what we’ve seen...
proach came to the fore: the flatness
“They need two magical players.
of Mourinho’s football was more in- I think they’ve got really good playfluential than the resolve and on one ers, they haven’t got a Hazard, [Crisof the more important days of the tiano] Ronaldo, [Lionel] Messi, and
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RUGBY UNION
Ashton in Baa-Baas
to face England
Chris Ashton will line up against
England for the Barbarians at
Twickenham next Sunday. The freescoring wing has been released by
Toulon after the French club were
knocked out of the Top 14 play-offs
on Friday night. Ashton has racked
up a record 24 tries in his first
campaign in France, but remains
unavailable to England while he
plies his club trade overseas. The
in-form 31-year-old won the last of
his 39 caps in New Zealand in 2014.
Jose Mourinho (left) and
Antonio Conte present
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I know many teams haven’t, but the
difference between the two was the
quality in Hazard, we saw that in big
games. United don’t have that.”
The danger for United is the
flatness seems to remain the case
regardless of who he signs, regardless of what else happens. Mourinho
still has enough other qualities to
ensure his men overcome the challenge they’re presented with – but
Mourinho’s squad still
looks like it needs as much
work as it did when he came
in in the summer of 2016
only just. But this is now the issue.
“Just enough” can’t be enough for
United any longer. That’s not what
Mourinho was signed for, that’s not
what he’s defined himself by, regardless of any complaints about City’s
expenditure.
And the problem is that United
probably need a City summer to get
to that level, with that pointing to
one of the main differences between
the clubs. With both Mourinho and
Pep Guardiola two years into their
jobs, the Catalan’s idea for his team
is now so fully formed that every
signing – even those that don’t work
out – has a logical role in the squad.
They are obvious pieces. They are an
TENNIS
Svitolina beats Halep in Rome final
Elina Svitolina continued her
impressive record in finals
by thrashing world No 1
Simona Halep to retain
her Italian Open title.
Svitolina (right)
raced through the
opening set in just 19
minutes on her way to
a 6-0, 6-4 victory – an
eighth straight final
victory taking her overall
record to 12-2.
The 23-year-old Ukrainian said:
“It’s amazing that I could come and
defend my title here. It’s really
something very special for me.”
On this form Svitolina,
the world No 4, will be
among the favourites for
the French Open later this
month, but she said: “I will
try to take one match at a
time – it’s very important in
a Grand Slam. We’ll see how
it goes, but definitely I’m going
to enjoy [going to] Roland Garros
on a high note.”
obviously working team, with such a
defined idea – their manager’s ideal.
That is not the case for United.
Two years in, and Mourinho feels no
closer to his ideal. It’s hard to even
know what that ideal is. The squad
still looks like it needs as much work
as it did when Mourinho came in in
the summer of 2016.
It won’t lead to any referendum on
his future. He retains the full backing of the board, and executive vicechairman Ed Woodward. He will get
full backing in the summer.
Mourinho has all the say, even if
the final say of this season is not a
positive. United need a lot of work to
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Torres ends Atletico
career with a double
Fernando Torres scored twice on his
final appearance for Atletico Madrid
during a 2-2 draw against Eibar.
Torres, 34, netted in each half at
the Wanda Metropolitano as Diego
Simeone’s men finished second in
LaLiga. It was the striker’s second
spell at Atletico having also played
for Liverpool, Chelsea and AC Milan.
The Spaniard has been linked with
a move to Newcastle and team up
once again with his former Liverpool
manager Rafa Benitez.
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Conte: ‘if you want us
to play better, we must
change many players’
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Matic: We need more experience in squad
By Peter Rutzler
Nemanja Matic believes
Manchester United must recruit
more players with “experience”
this summer in order to compete
for titles next season.
United tasted defeat at
Wembley on Saturday in the
FA Cup final but they have still
enjoyed their best campaign since
Sir Alex Ferguson left the club
in 2013, finishing on 81 points – a
tally high enough to have won the
ATHLETICS
‘Tired’ Farah wins in
Manchester 10km
Mo Farah followed up his thirdplace finish at last month’s London
Marathon with a win in the 10km
Great Manchester Run. Farah
raced past Uganda’s Moses Kipsiro
in the final 100 metres to finish
in 28 minutes, 27 seconds, a time
43 seconds outside his personal
best for the distance on the road.
“I was pretty tired,” Farah said
afterwards. “Having competed in
the marathon not so long ago, today
was hard work.”
title two years ago. But the Red
Devils were still 19 points adrift
of eventual winners Manchester
City and, after Saturday’s 1-0
defeat to Chelsea, they ended the
season without a trophy.
“We need a few good players,
with some experience to bring
some more qualities to our
team,” said Matic. “After that,
we can fight for the title and the
Champions League. When you
don’t win one year the next year
there’s always more pressure,
that’s normal when you play for a
club like Manchester United.”
United lost out on Saturday
after Phil Jones scythed down
Eden Hazard in the box and the
Belgian made no mistake from the
spot to score the winner.
Matic, though, refused to
criticise his team-mate. He said:
“Everyone can make a mistake.
Sometimes I make mistakes.
But this is football. He has to
forget and be focused for the
next challenge.”
BOXING
Warrington in no rush for Frampton
Josh Warrington would have no
qualms about travelling to
Belfast to take on Carl
Frampton but the new
IBF featherweight
champion is doubtful a
bout can be arranged
for this summer.
Warrington (right),
who defeated Lee
Selby at Elland Road in
a shock split decision, said:
“Windsor Park might be a little
bit too soon. I wouldn’t mind going
back to the Leeds Arena, defend the
title and then possibly see about
fighting Carl after that.
“About two weeks ago I
passed Carl and I saw that
he’d picked Selby to win
so I said, ‘Listen, Selby’s
having it and after that
we’ll have a chat and I
wouldn’t mind coming to
Windsor Park and fighting
you.’ The Leeds fans love an
away day – a Leeds fan invasion
into Belfast.”
year’s champions achieved only fifth
place in the Premier League, meaning they will miss out on Champions
League football next season.
And Cahill (below) acknowledged
that the team had to deliver in the
Cup final following their sub-standard showing in the league.
“I felt the pressure before the
game,” he said. “I felt like we really
had to win this game to try and save
the season.
“When I say that I don’t mean to
save it and then all of sudden [the
season] is a massive success. But at
the same time it’s an FA Cup, and
we’ve won a trophy this season,
which a number of teams haven’t
and is very difficult to do.”
The win appears to have emboldened Conte in an increasingly tense
stand-off with Chelsea. The Italian
shows no sign of backing down from
his stance over the club’s lack of investment in its playing staff, and
he appeared to suggest that Chelsea’s negative playing style – which
brought victory over Manchester
United at Wembley – on the one
hand proves his ability as a manager
to triumph against the odds, but is
also a clear indication of the need to
“change” a number of the starting 11, implying his current
side is not good enough to
play expansively.
When asked how he
could improve his relationship with his employers, Conte said: “It’s
not simple to answer this
question. For sure, when
you decide to take a coach like
me, you must know who you are taking. I cannot change my personality,
I cannot change my idea of football.
I can find the right way to win this
trophy. If you ask me if we can play
better then, yes, we can play better –
but after this game. Now the real situation of this club is this: we have to
Willian cover-up
Chelsea midfielder Willian took
an unsubtle swipe at manager
Antonio Conte on social media
yesterday. Willian, who has
found himself out of the side
following a reported rift with
Conte, posted a picture of Chelsea celebrating Saturday’s FA
Cup final win but covered up the
Italian with several trophy emojis. The Brazilian has been linked
with a move to Cup final opponents Manchester United.
play strong defensively if you want
to win a trophy or to get a place in
the Champions League.
“Maybe we missed the Champions League this season because we
tried to play very open and in this
moment you cannot do this. A
great team doesn’t concede
three goals or four goals
against Watford. If you
want change we can
change our idea, but
you must change many
players. Understand”
Conte gave no indication when he might sit
down to discuss his future,
saying it would be a “private conversation”. He has a year left on his
contract. Should owner Roman
Abramovich opt to change the manager,hewouldhaveto pay Conte£9m
in compensation.
Abramovich visa hitch, p9
MOTOGP
RUGBY LEAGUE
Marquez at full
throttle in Le Mans
New York could host
Magic Weekend
Marc Marquez extended his
MotoGP lead with victory in the
French Grand Prix at Le Mans.
Honda rider Marquez now leads
by 36 points after a victory which
looked in little doubt once his two
main rivals, Andrea Dovizioso and
Johann Zarco, had crashed out of
the race. Marquez picked off leader
Jorge Lorenzo on the 10th lap and
went on to claim a routine victory
ahead of Danilo Petrucci with
Valentino Rossi third.
The Rugby Football League have
confirmed that New York is under
consideration to host next year’s
Magic Weekend. The annual
Super League event has just been
held for the fourth time in a row
in Newcastle. When asked if New
York was one of the options for a
new host city, RFL Chief operating
officer Ralph Rimmer said: “Yes, we
have lots of offers. Newcastle is a
really good venue, but it could well
move at some point.”
Paceman Wood
admits he has it
all to prove in
Test cricket
Nadal
back at
No 1 after
victory
in Rome
» Interview, p48-49
» Report, p51
Sport
Giro hero Yates closes in on Italian glory
» Report, 50-51
21.05.18
P53
FOOTBALL
Stoney in line
to become first
Old Trafford
women’s coach
Simon Yates is cheered on
by spectators on his way to
victory in yesterday’s 15th
stage of the Giro d’Italia GETTY
P51
RUGBY UNION
Wasps taking
no risks with
injury-ravaged
Vunipola
Cahill tells Chelsea to
end doubts over Conte
By Peter Rutzler
P50
RUGBY LEAGUE
Hull FC take
the derby-day
honours at
St James’ Park
Gary Cahill has urged the Chelsea
hierarchy to end the uncertainty
over the future of manager Antonio
Conte, adding that the lack of clarity
is being felt in the dressing room.
Conte called himself a “serial winner” after securing an eighth FA
Cup triumph for the Blues – his second major trophy in as many years
in west London – and challenged his
employers to back him after a season mired in transfer complaints
and unrest.
The former Juventus coach is
widely expected to leave Stamford
Bridge despite Saturday’s success.
Club captain Cahill, however, would
like to see matters resolved quickly.
“Certainly I feel a sense of uncertainty. I think that’s obvious to every-
body in the last few months,” he said.
“What I can say is that us as players
have no impact on that situation. I’m
sure if I was a guessing man they will
have spoken, between the club and
the manager. Let’s see.
“I’m sure the manager will make
the best decision for himself and his
family and I’m sure the club will [do]
what they feel [is right].”
When asked what Chelsea need to
do to progress this summer, Cahill
added: “We probably need the uncertainty to be put to bed and whatever is going to happen to happen.
Today is about celebrating the FA
Cup. It’s out of our hands.”
The Cup adds gloss to what has
otherwise been a disappointing
campaign for the Blues, in which last
» Continued on p55
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