60 p 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 Break-up of Britain is real danger, warns Davidson P9 Abramovich must explain his billions to get back in UK ‘Goodbye, we are leaving this world now’ Grenfell inquiry begins by remembering those who died P5 P6 Meltdown on the railways TUESDAY 22 MAY 2018 Number 2,337 8 reasons octopuses are out of this world P26 email@example.com @theipaper theipaper theipaper » Hundreds of trains delayed or cancelled after biggest timetable change in decades causes chaos across the country » Frustrated commuters react with fury on social media as watchdog admits that passengers had endured a ‘torrid time’ » Disruption expected to continue for days, warn rail operators P7 New charge for British woman in Iranian prison All theatres great and small Most unusual stages in Britain P13 P36 PLUS MARK WALLACE P15 I TV P28 VOTED THE WOR LD’S LEADI NG ALL-I N C LUSIVE RESORTS I PUZZLES P44 Emery for Arsenal: ex-PSG coach to take over P54 I STEVE BUNCE ON TYSON FURY P48 22 YEAR S I N A ROW AT THE WOR LD TRAVE L AWARDS SALE NOT TO BE EXTENDED HURRY SALE ENDS TONIGHT 0800 742 742 Sandals Barbados, St. Lawrence Gap - Barbados sandals.co.uk l Travel Agent l In-store SW3 6RT T&C’s apply. Visit sandals.co.uk The News Matrix WILDLIFE What is scarily unique about this nuclear power plant in Russia? See p.23 The day at a glance TUESDAY 22 MAY Quote of the day To be willing to die for an idea is to set a rather high price on conjecture ANATOLE FRANCE Birthdays Katie Price, model, 40; Novak Djokovic, tennis player, 31; Naomi Campbell (below), model, 48; Morrissey, singer, 59; David Schneider, comedy actor, 55; Baron Campbell of Pittenweem, politician, 77 Tuesday 22 May 1455 In the ﬁrst battle of the War of the Roses, the Yorkists defeat King Henry VI’s Lancastrian forces at St Albans. Many Lancastrian nobles perished, and the king was forced to submit to the rule of his cousin, Richard of York. Subscribe to i at i-subscription.co.uk index Crossword.............22 TV & Radio...........28 Nature.......................33 Business.................40 Puzzles.....................44 Weather...................47 Sir David Attenborough has proposed there is evidence animals and birds have “an aesthetic sense” as he delivered the Charleston-EFG John Maynard Keynes Prize lecture. The Blue Planet star said: “Birds appreciate beauty, complexity or colour, just as much as we do.” CRIME POISONING DEFENCE MEDIA London stabbing deaths rise to 66 Salisbury site out of government control ‘£2.9bn hole’ in Trident budget Royal wedding had 29 million US viewers The number of deaths from violent incidents in London rose to 66 so far this year last night after a man was stabbed to death in a fashionable part of Islington. The victim, who has not yet been named, died in Upper Street, opposite the Town Hall after being stabbed in broad daylight. One of the key sites at the centre of the Skripal poisoning case has been handed back from Government control. The Maltings in Salisbury city centre has yet to reopen following the nerve agent attack, but Defra announced it had handed control of the area to the Salisbury Recovery Co-ordinating Group. The Ministry of Defence is facing a £2.9bn hole in its programme to maintain and renew Britain’s Trident nuclear deterrent, a spending watchdog has warned. The National Audit Ofﬁce said the MoD is set to spend £50.9bn over the next 10 years on designing, producing and maintaining the submarines. More than 29 million people in the US watched the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. The ceremony was shown live on 15 networks in the actress’s home country, according to Nielsen Social. There were also around seven million interactions on Facebook and Twitter about the event. ENVIRONMENT ENTERTAINMENT ITALY JAPAN Consent sought for horizontal fracking Obamas to make shows for Netflix Candidate for prime minister is named 156 claims of sexual misconduct in media Cuadrilla has applied to the Government for consent to frack the UK’s ﬁrst horizontal shale gas well. The well at Preston New Road in west Lancashire would lead to drilling through the Lower Bowland shale at a depth of 2,700 metres. Greg Clark, the Business Secretary, must give the go-ahead. Barack and Michelle Obama have signed a production deal with Netﬂix. According to a statement from the streaming service, the former US President and his wife have agreed to produce ﬁlms and programmes that may include scripted series, unscripted series, documentaries and features. Italy’s Five-Star Movement and League parties have sought the backing of the President for a technocrat prime minister to lead a Eurosceptic government whose plans to increase public spending are worrying markets. The law professor Giuseppe Conte, 54, of Florence University, is their choice. A survey of women working for Japanese newspapers and TV has found 156 cases of alleged sexual misconduct, about one-third of which involved politicians, ofﬁcials and law enforcers. It was prompted by a recent case of alleged sexual mistreatment of a journalist by a ﬁnance ministry ofﬁcial. TOURISM The List Wordiest members of the Royal Family The number of words in the “about” section of the individual royals on the official Royal Family website makes for surprising reading. Here are the top 20: Anniversaries Attenborough: birds can enjoy beauty 1 Duke of Kent (inset) 1,248 words 2 Duke of Sussex 1,246 3 Prince of Wales 1,174 4 Countess of Wessex 915 5 Duke of Cambridge 877 6 Duchess of Cambridge 783 7 Earl of Wessex 731 8 Duke of York 691 9 Princess Alexandra 644 10 Duchess of Gloucester 612 11 Duke of Edinburgh 607 12 Princess Charlotte 605 13 Prince George 580 14 Duchess of Sussex 532 15 Princess Royal 444 16 The Queen 438 17 Duke of Gloucester 373 18 Duchess of Kent 352 19 Duchess of Cornwall 305 20 Prince and Princess Michael of Kent 216 Newspapers support recycling The recycled paper content of UK newspapers in 2017 was 64.6% Wheel of fortune 140 METRES 130 Newcastle could get its own version of the London Eye after plans were unveiled for a new observation wheel dubbed the “Whey Eye”. Developers say the wheel, which at 460ft would be 16ft taller than its rival in the capital, will create up to 550 jobs and bring more than £100m investment to the city. The plans were announced by the World Wheel Company, with a detailed planning application to be submitted later this year. The Whey Eye 140m World’s tallest Ferris wheels (metres) 120 167.6 High Roller, Las Vegas, USA 110 165 Singapore Flyer, Singapore 100 160 Star of Nanchang, Nanchang, China 90 145 Bailang River Bridge 80 The London Eye Ferris Wheel, Shandong, China 135 London Eye, London, UK 70 60 135m 50 40 30 20 The Tyne Bridge 69m 10 550 number of jobs developers say it will create £100m the amount of investment in Newcastle developers say it will bring 800,000 number of visitors developers hope to attract within its first year 30 mins the planned duration of people’s ‘flight’ round the wheel SOURCE: WORLD WHEEL COMPANY ©Published by Johnston Publications Limited, 2 Cavendish Square, London W1G 0PU, and printed at Trinity Mirror Printing, St Albans Road, Watford; Hollinwood Avenue, Oldham; and Cardonald Park, Glasgow. Also printed at Carn Web, Carn Industrial Estate, Portadown. Back issues available from Historic Newspapers, 0844 770 7684. Tuesday 22 May 2018. Registered as a newspaper with the Post Ofﬁce. Select journalism in i is copyright independent.co.uk and copyright Evening Standard, beyond those accredited as such. NEWS 2-27 VOICES 14-18 ThePage3Profile TV 28-29 IQ 30-39 BUSINESS SPORT 40-43 48-55 UNITED STATES 3 i TUESDAY 22 MAY 2018 Letter from the Northern Correspondent REBECCA MORRICE, KIDNEY DONOR Record price makes fishermen well-eeled Dean Kirby A friend in need… Paul Duncan was certainly that when he had kidney failure. Luckily for him, his former girlfriend, Rebecca Morrice (both pictured), donated her kidney to him and saved his life. Fishermen in Maine are celebrating as the price for baby eels has reached a record high – $2,400 (£1,700) per pound. The elvers are caught every spring and sold to Asian aquaculture companies as seed stock. So far this season more than $20m worth of the eels have been sold. Manchester, a year on Clearly a good friend She is. Rebecca’s decision came after Paul, 30, from Torphins, Aberdeenshire, who has cystic ﬁbrosis, had a rapid decline in his kidney function and had to start dialysis in 2016. He had to give up work and went from being ﬁt to struggling up the stairs. When doctors agreed Paul could be listed for transplant, six people came forward to get tested as potential donors. Rebecca, whom he had met through work in 2010, was a match. PEOPLE Hawkins forgets TV partner by gardening Good Morning Britain presenter Charlotte Hawkins has said she turns to gardening after a stressful morning with co-star Piers Morgan. The former Strictly Come Dancing contestant said: “When you sit next to Piers Morgan in the mornings, you need to get some peace and quiet outside in the garden.” What was Paul’s reaction? “I was concerned about her doing this huge thing for me – through both worry for her and also in case the risks involved in the surgery meant the kidney would be wasted,” said Paul. How did she respond to the news she was a match? Rebecca, who is a ﬁeld service engineer for an oil company, said: “One of my great friends was in need, and I kept thinking, what if it was one of my family? For that reason, it was probably one of the easiest decisions I ever made.” When did the transplant take place? On 20 December at the Royal Inﬁrmary of Edinburgh. Paul was discharged on New Year’s Day and is about to return to his job as a personal trainer. Rebecca, 30, is also back to full ﬁtness. Is there any difference in success rates with living kidney donors and kidneys donated from the deceased? SOCIETY LGBT praise for ‘gay’ comment by Pope Yes, a successful kidney transplant from a living donor is the best treatment option for people with end-stage kidney disease, and a healthy person can lead a normal life with one working kidney. Over the past 10 years, more than 500 people in Scotland have become living kidney donors. There are more than 400 people waiting for a kidney transplant in Scotland. What is the take-up of living kidney donations in the UK? While the ﬁgures for Scotland are good, in March it was reported that the UK has seen living kidney donations dip to an eight-year low. NHS Blood and Transplant said that 261 people died last year in the UK waiting for a kidney. Currently, there are around 6,298 people on the transplant waiting list, including 4,960 people waiting for a kidney. In the UK the average wait for a deceased donor kidney is two years. So, Paul is highlighting the importance of living donations? Yes, through speaking about Rebecca’s selﬂess act. “Rebecca saved my life,” he said. “Nothing I could ever do could repay her enough. What she did was quite simply amazing.” For living kidney organ donation in Scotland, visit livingdonationscotland.org For general information on organ donation go to organdonation.nhs.uk Pope Francis’s reported comments to a gay man that “God made you like this” have been embraced by the LGBT community. Juan Carlos Cruz, the main whistleblower in Chile’s clerical sex abuse scandal, said Pope Francis had told him: “The Pope loves you this way. God made you like this and he loves you.” FRANCE Bardot calls for end to battery hen eggs Brigitte Bardot and Sophie Marceau are leading a campaign for mandatory cameras in slaughterhouses and a ban on the sale of eggs from caged hens. The actresses are backing 13 animal rights groups and calling on French MPs to support amendments on slaughterhouses and caged hens. firstname.lastname@example.org On 22 May last year, the sun beat down and the streets of a typically rainy Manchester were as warm and pleasant as Mediterranean holiday resorts. The main topic of conversation in Mancunian homes was whether United would win the Europa League ﬁnal and, perhaps at a push, of the looming general election. Around 14,000 young music fans were also making excited plans to see the US singer Ariana Grande at Manchester Arena – many of them relishing the freedom of attending their ﬁrst ever pop concert. I had left the city early that day to follow the election campaign trail to Merseyside and then North Wales – driving down the A55 coast road later with the car windows down and music blaring as the sun began to slip towards the Irish Sea. But in the cool of that night I found myself hurrying back to Manchester – confusing the night porter at my hotel near Bangor by checking out without sleeping in my bed – as it became clear that my home city was under attack (pages 8 and 27). Incredulous, with tears in my eyes, I listened on the car radio to the ﬁrst of many eyewitnesses describing how they had ﬂed from the explosion that killed 22 people at the concert. Today will be an impossible day for the families of those who died when terrorist Salman Abedi blew up a homemade bomb at the Arena exactly one year ago, as it will be for more than 800 people who suffered physical and psychological injuries. It will also be a harrowing day for the emergency responders who ran towards the danger, the NHS hospital staff who battled to save lives, the police ofﬁcers who are still investigating the bombing, and for all those who were at that Ariana Grande concert. But it will also be a hard day too for each and every one of the 2.8 million people who live and work in Greater Manchester – and who were touched so deeply by the events last year. 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There was also a 12 per cent reduction in the risk of coronary heart disease in those consuming an estimated 5.32 eggs a week compared to those eating around two. Eggs are a prominent source of dietary cholesterol, but they also contain high-quality protein, many vitamins, and bioactive components such as phospholipids and caroten- EXERCISE Active commute cuts chance of stroke By Ella Pickover Having an active commute to work, whether on foot or on a bike, can signiﬁcantly reduce a person’s chance of dying from heart disease, a study suggests. Irrespective of other levels of physical activity, people who are more active on their way to the ofﬁce are less likely to have cardiovascular disease (CVD) – such as heart attacks or strokes. And they are even less likely to die from CVD compared to those who mostly drive to work. Researchers from the University of Cambridge, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Imperial College London examined data on 358,799 people aged 37 to 73 whose details are held as part of the UK Biobank study. oids, which promote better health. At the start of the study, carried out by Peking University Health Science Centre and published in the journal Heart, 13 per cent said they had an egg a day while 9 per cent said they never or rarely ate them. The group were followed up around nine years later, with daily egg consumption found to be linked to a lower risk of cardiovascular disease overall. An egg a day also reduced the chance of dying from a haemorrhagic stroke and CVD by 28 and 18 per cent respectively, the study found. Tim Chico, professor of cardiovascular medicine at the University of Sheffield, said: “It is important to stress that this does not prove that eating eggs protects against these diseases, as there may be other differences between the people eating more eggs that cause these differences.” Tom Sanders, professor emeritus of nutrition and dietetics at King’s College London, said the study had limitations as the people who consumed eggs regularly were “much more afﬂuent than those who avoided them”. Blooming marvellous A spectacular display of gladioli was on show as the Queen visited RHS Chelsea Flower Show in London yesterday. While she was there she visited RHS NEWS 2-27 VOICES 14-18 TV 28-29 IQ 30-39 BUSINESS SPORT 40-43 48-55 i TUESDAY 22 MAY 2018 PEOPLE Russians in the spotlight Abramovich has to prove funds legal to get visa By Nigel Morris POLITICAL EDITOR Feel Good Garden, which celebrates 70 years of the National Health Service. The show opens to the public today. REUTERS Roman Abramovich will be required to open his books to prove his vast wealth has been lawfully obtained before his British visa is renewed. The billionaire Chelsea football club owner is one of hundreds of Russians who have been caught up in a government crackdown on oligarchs with close links to the Kremlin, UK sources indicated. His fortune, which is estimated at more than £9.3bn, faces new scrutiny as checks are tightened amid icy relations between London and Moscow following the poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury. Downing Street also confirmed that checks at private airfields favoured by wealthy travellers had been stepped up since the attack. Abramovich, who once gave President Vladimir Putin the gift of a £25m superyacht, has left Britain after his visa expired and has been waiting three weeks for new travel documents to be issued. Simultaneously, 700 “tier one” visas currently held by wealthy Russians are being “rigorously and properly” re-examined to ensure their UK funds were acquired legally. The visas, which run for 40 months, are aimed at tycoons who can invest at least £2m in Britain. After the Kremlin protested that its businesses were facing “unfair and unfriendly” treatment in the UK, Britain retorted that its argument was with the Russian government and not its people. Mr Abramovich, who was named Britain’s 13th wealthiest person this month, has transformed Chelsea’s fortunes since acquiring the west London club in 2003. He was not present at Wembley Stadium on Saturday to see his team win the FA Cup. The 51-year-old tycoon owns 5 The Chelsea owner missed his side’s FA Cup ﬁnal win at the weekend houses around the world, including a mansion in Kensington, has large private yachts and invests in art. Downing Street declined to comment on Mr Abramovich’s case, but said visas could be turned down where there were reasonable grounds to suggest funds were obtained unlawfully. Applicants have to go through money laundering checks and prove they are in control of their funds. Responding to questions about Mr Abramovich, the Kremlin said: “Our business is encountering manifestations of unfair and unfriendly treatment in the UK.” Eugene Shvidler A long-standing friend of Roman Abramovich and director of Mr Abramovich’s London-based steel and mining company Evraz. He owns properties in Belgravia and Aspen, as well as a vineyard in France. Vladimir Makhlai An 80-year old engineer who ran the world’s largest ammonia producer until retiring seven years ago. Has lived in London since 2006 after arriving in the UK seeking asylum. Yelena Baturina (inset) Became Russia’s wealthiest woman after accumulating a fortune in construction. She owns an estate in Hampshire, as well as homes in London, Moscow, Spain and Austria. Irina Malandina The second ex-wife of Roman Abramovich received a £155m divorce settlement from him, including a 1,500-acre West Sussex estate worth £18m. Andrey Andreev Moscow-born billionaire who founded a string of internet business including the online dating site Badoo. 6 NEWS INQUIRY TESTIMONIES By Jack Hardy and Jemma Crew Family man and rising star among those remembered Haunting final words of a dying dad among tributes to Grenfell victims The ﬁnal recorded words of a father killed in the Grenfell Tower ﬁre and a picture of its youngest victim were shared by grieving relatives as the inquiry into the disaster began. Two weeks of tributes from friends and families of the blaze’s 72 victims are taking place before Sir Martin Moore-Bick’s inquiry begins hearing evidence next month. Almost one year on, the bereaved laid bare the human cost of the tragedy in a series of “pen portraits”, reducing many in attendance at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel, in south Kensington, London, to tears. Sir Martin, a retired Court of Appeal judge, said at the hearing’s outset: “When we die, we live on in the memories of those who knew and loved us. It is fitting therefore that the opening hearings... should be dedicated to the memory of those who died.” The stillborn baby Logan Gomes, considered the youngest victim of the 14 June inferno last year, was the ﬁrst to be commemorated. His family had escaped from the 21st ﬂoor of the west London block. Raw grief was written across the face of his father, Marcio Gomes, as he paid tribute, often pausing to contain his distress. Most upsettingly, a picture of the infant’s body, swaddled in a blanket and held by his mother, was shown on a screen. Mr Gomes said: “He might not be here physically but he will always be here in our hearts, and will be forever. I know he’s here, with God, right next to me, giving me strength and courage to take this forward.” The voice of a man trapped in the tower was also aired for the ﬁrst time, in one of several moments that the counsel to the inquiry, Bernard Richmond QC, warned could be painful. Mohamed Amied Neda, a father of one who ﬂed persecution at the hands of the Taliban to ﬁnd a new home in Britain, was honoured by his brother, wife and son. A picture was painted of a diligent, hard-working family man, who rose from being a pizza delivery driver to By Jack Hardy Marcio and Andreia Gomes (second and third from left), parents of Logan Gomes, arriving for the hearing REUTERS the head of his own chauffeur company – a character so popular that one of his customers, whom he met only once, contacted the family from the Netherlands to express his condolences after the ﬁre. Mr Neda’s final recorded words, sent to loved ones as he was trapped in the burning block, were played to the room. The 57-year-old, also known as Saber, was heard saying: “Goodbye, we are leaving this world now, goodbye.” Each pen portrait was applauded by those gathered at the hearing. The inquiry began with a 72-second silence, one for each victim. The commemorations are taking place at the south Kensington hotel so it is closer to the Grenfell community. The rest of phase one of the inquiry will take place at Holborn Bars in central London. Inquiry What is at stake and who is involved? Why was a public inquiry launched? Widespread anger followed the disaster as it became clear residents had long warned the building was blighted by ﬁre safety risks. The spread of the blaze was apparently accelerated by the material used in a recent £8.6m refurbishment. Theresa May appointed Sir Martin Moore-Bick, a retired Court of Appeal judge, to head a public inquiry. The inquiry aims to “establish the facts and will make recommendations as to the action needed to prevent a similar tragedy happening again”. What will the inquiry be examining? Phase one will examine the immediate causes of the ﬁre and how it came to spread with such deadly effect. This strand of the inquiry has been given priority so an interim report can be published as a matter of urgency, in the hope it will highlight any major safety issues which need to be addressed. The second stage will look at the cultural issues underlying the ﬁre’s causes. Who will be involved? A total of 533 individuals have received core participant status in the inquiry, including all the survivors, plus 29 organisations, 12 public bodies, 23 commercial organisations and ﬁve trade unions. Core participants are afforded access to key evidence, the right to make statements at certain hearings, to suggest lines of questioning to the counsel and to question witnesses through their lawyers. What could the ramiﬁcations of the inquiry be? Sir Martin has made clear that he will not “shrink” from making ﬁndings that could form the backbone of a criminal or civil case. He will send his recommendations to Mrs May once the inquiry is over. Denis Murphy, a 56-year-old father who died in Grenfell Tower, was described as a selﬂess family man whose “cheeky smile” stayed with all he met. His family, including son Peter, stood shoulder-to-shoulder on stage as sister Anne-Marie Murphy read a statement about his life. In 1984, he moved to Grenfell Tower with his wife, Tracey, who gave birth to Peter in 1989. Ms Murphy said: “He was the linchpin to our family and touched the lives of so many people.” Two empty chairs will be at one family’s table for every celebration in memory of a mother and daughter who died in the ﬁre. Mary Mendy, 54 (inset), who lived on the 20th ﬂoor with her daughter, Khadija Saye, was found on the 13th ﬂoor after trying to escape. Solicitors read a statement on behalf of Ms Mendy’s sister, Betty, and her niece, Marion Telfer, who said the pair would always have a place in their hearts. Tottenham MP David Lammy, a friend of Ms Saye, 24, and a vocal campaigner for survivors and bereaved families since the ﬁre, joined Betty on stage as the tributes were read out. The young artist was on the cusp of a major career breakthrough when she died, with her photographs on show in Venice as part of a collection on the theme of diaspora. The son of 69-year-old Joseph Daniels spent mere seconds on stage, delivering a short, powerful message about the ﬁre. Introduced only as Sam, he speciﬁcally requested no applause after his tribute. “The events of that night took his life and all traces of his existence from this world,” he said. “He stood no chance of getting out and this should never have happened.” RESPONSE 72 families still living in emergency accommodation By Sarah Newey A Grenfell campaign group has said that victims have been “denied the ability to start rebuilding their lives”, as 72 families made homeless by the fire are still living in emergency accommodation. Justice 4 Grenfell, a community campaign group, told i that it was “atrocious” that so many families were still in temporary accommoda- tion almost a year after the tragedy which killed 72 people. Although the majority of families have accepted offers of permanent housing, only a third of those who lived in Grenfell Tower and neighbouring Grenfell Walk have moved into their new homes. According to Grenfell Support, 63 households remain in temporary housing, and 72 families are still in hotel-based emergency accommo- dation. This is despite the promise made by the Government that all families would be moved into permanent accommodation within a year of the disaster. A spokesman for Justice 4 Grenfell told i: “It is atrocious that more hasn’t been done to rehouse these people who through no fault of their own were forced out of their homes and lost everything. “Even though promise after promise has been made to them by local and national government, still some are having to live in hotels with their children. The Government should be doing all it can to ensure that the rehousing process, overseen by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, is top priority.” Elizabeth Campbell (inset), leader of Kensington and Chelsea Council, said: “We have staff doing everything they can to rehouse families as quickly as possible and support them in rebuilding their lives.” When asked by the BBC’s World at One when families would be rehoused, she said: “I would hope by the summer, but I’m not making any promises.” NEWS 2-27 VOICES 14-18 TV 28-29 IQ 30-39 BUSINESS SPORT 40-43 48-55 Half-a-million pellets found on Scottish beach Second World War parachute regiment veteran Fred Glover, 92, stands on the airstrip at Imperial War Museum Duxford, near Cambridge, with a limited edition Royal Enﬁeld “Classic 500cc Pegasus” motorbike. It is a tribute to the “Flying Flea” Mr Glover and his regiment rode after the motorbikes were air-dropped behind enemy lines to help them get about faster. PA By Tom Bawden ENVIRONMENT CORRESPONDENT TRANSPORT Hundreds of trains delayed and cancelled amid reorganisation Commuters faced rail chaos yesterday after hundreds of trains were delayed or cancelled following the biggest timetable shake-up in decades. Seven times more alterations than normal were made to schedules due to the launch of new services which caused disruption across dozens of routes throughout the country. According to Northern, a shortage of train drivers was to blame for problems affecting destinations including Manchester, Liverpool and Newcastle. By late afternoon, 222 of its services yesterday had been cancelled – 13 per cent of its schedule. The Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, described the situation as “appalling” and called on Transport Secretary Chris Grayling (inset) “to intervene”. In a tweet he said: “I have asked for an urgent meeting with the Transport Secretary this week to discuss the Northern Rail chaos.” A spokesman for Northern apologised and admitted it had been a “difficult morning” for some passengers, particularly on routes around north Manchester extending to Blackpool. Around 90 per cent of Northern’s timetable has changed and an extra 1,300 trains per week are being introduced. G ovia Thameslink Railway (GTR) – which comprises Southern, Thameslink, Great Northern and Gatwick Express – experienced 160 cancellations (7 per cent of the schedule) and 213 delays (12 per cent) by yesterday afternoon. A spokesman insisted that the network had “coped well under difficult circumstances” and that more than 350 extra timetabled services had been introduced this week. The Aslef union said not enough timetable terminating most of them at Blackfriars.” One commuter wrote: “Wanted to live tweet how bad my #Thameslink journey was this morning but I couldn’t move my arms for over an hour.” Another tweeted to Thameslink: “Why have you introduced a new timetable with no new services to/ from Hendon? Two trains cancelled at rush hour this morning. Shambles.” A Great Northern passenger tweeted: “I organised my life around your new timetable – job, childcare, parking – to ﬁnd the 8.57am train from Biggleswade into London doesn’t exist. I am now waiting one hour for another to get into work. Can you explain to my employer? Can you rearrange my childcare?” Another passenger wrote: “Thameslink and Southern playing Russian roulette with people’s careers and their personal lives while charging extortionate prices for season tickets, yet can’t get it together after months of planning.” Passengers vent anger Rail passengers who endured delays as a result of the timetable overhaul took to social media to vent their frustration at what was described as a “total shambles”. One Twitter user posted to Northern Rail: “Total shambles – ﬁrst day of new timetables and it’s even worse than before – if that’s even possible! Your service is shameful!!” Another wrote: “Thameslink, barely a direct train an hour from Catford to Farringdon, and that’s even if they were running. Demonstrably a worse 7 ENVIRONMENT Motorbikes in flying tribute By Jane Clinton i TUESDAY 22 MAY 2018 The shake-up of the timetable, affecting four million schedules, is designed to increase frequency and reliability. Many of the changes are a result of £7bn invested in the Thameslink programme. drivers have been trained on new routes and rolling stock. An ofﬁcial said the union had asked the company to start training drivers last summer, but it only started in February. Anthony Smith, chief executive of passenger watchdog Transport Focus, said some Northern passengers “had a torrid time”. He added: “Passengers will be pleased to see plenty of staff on the ground, but this is no substitute for sticking to the basic promise of the railways: running the trains on time.” GTR’s new timetable was developed to tackle existing issues by extending stop times at busier stations and increasing turnaround times at destination stations. Some passengers in a number of locations, however, have complained that they are being served with fewer or slower services, including in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Kent, East Sussex and Surrey. Business, page 41 Beach cleaners picked up close to half-a-million tiny plastic pellets in just two hours on a single stretch of beach along the Firth of Forth. Eight volunteers collected 450,000 “nurdles” on the shore of North Queensferry in Fife. The exercise was part of a much broader beach clean over three days last month, which involved 85 nurdle hunts around the country. The lentil-sized pellets – intended for products ranging from throwaway bottles to mobile phones and shoe soles – were found on more than 90 per cent of the beaches the volunteers visited. In 43 per cent of cases, they found more than 100 nurdles in what were often quite short visits. “It is shocking to see how prevalent nurdles are across the UK coastline. While parts of industry have cleaned up their act, it is clear the status quo cannot resolve this issue,” said Alasdair Neilson from Fidra, the charity that ran the Great Nurdle Hunt. Douglas Chapman, MP for Dunfermline and West Fife, said: “It shows just how big this problem is to ﬁnd so many at a single location.” ENTERTAINMENT Packham: ‘I want to feed hungry foxes roadkill’ By Adam Sherwin ARTS AND MEDIA CORRESPONDENT Springwatch star Chris Packham has revealed that he keeps roadkill in his freezer to feed to foxes. Packham (inset) told Radio Times: “A large number haven’t got any rabbits to eat… Now I can help them: I’ve got an enormous quantity of roadkill in a large freezer, I’m going to defrost it and feed it to them.” The presenter rejects the view that urban foxes can be a “menace.” He said: “The single greatest joy of my summer is when the local fox cubs turn up in the garden. They’re so beautiful and to watch them play is just amazing.” Packham spoke as the Springwatch team prepares to return to the National Trust’s Sherborne Park Estate in the Cotswolds, to spend another three weeks among the wildlife. The presenter recently won acclaim for his BBC documentary, Aspergers and Me. 8 NEWS MEMORIAL POLITICS Manchester to remember victims of terror attack By Dean Kirby NORTHERN CORRESPONDENT Manchester will fall silent today as it is joined by the rest of the UK in remembering the 22 people who died in a terror attack one year ago. A national one-minute silence will be held as part of a series of events to mark the anniversary of the suicide bombing of the Manchester Arena by terrorist Salman Abedi, which left more than 800 people with physical and deep psychological injuries. The Duke of Cambridge and the Prime Minister Theresa May will be among those at a service of remembrance in Manchester Cathedral along with families of the victims, the injured and ﬁrst responders who saved lives at the scene. Members of the public will watch the invitation-only service from nearby Cathedral Gardens. It will also be screened at York Minster, Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral and Glasgow Cathedral. Bercow: I said stupid but do not apologise By Richard Wheeler and Jon Vale Later, more than 3,000 singers from local choirs will join forces to share the spirit of solidarity at the Manchester Together With One Voice event in the city’s Albert Square from 7.30pm to 9pm. Among those performing will be the Manchester Survivors Choir, a group made up of people who were at the Arena on the night of the Ariana Grande concert, and Parrs Wood High School’s Harmony Group, whose post-attack tribute went viral. A 30-minute communal singalong finale promises to be the highlight of the concert, with songs including Ariana Grande’s “One Last Time”, “Don’t Look Back In Anger” by Oasis and “Never Forget” by Take That. At 10.31pm, bells will ring across the city centre to mark the moment when the attack took place 12 months ago. Well-wishers have been encouraged to share messages on the Trees of Hope trail in the city. News features, page 27 John Bercow (inset) is alleged to have called Andrea Leadsom ‘stupid’ PA John Bercow has acknowledged using the word “stupid” in a Commons spat with the Government, amid claims it was aimed at a senior female minister. The Speaker said his use of the adjective “simply summed up how I felt” about how business in the Commons had been conducted after time for debate on Grenfell Tower was shortened by a ministerial statement. Mr Bercow added he would not have the “slightest doubt” about the Commons Leader Andrea Leadsom’s political ability and personal character. He was alleged to have branded Ms Leadsom a “stupid woman” and “f****** useless” in an aside in the chamber on 16 May. But Mr Bercow offered no apology. The row came amid mounting pressure and scrutiny on Mr Bercow, who has faced calls to resign over allegations of bullying staff who worked for him. He has denied the claims. NEWS 2-27 VOICES 14-18 TV 28-29 IQ 30-39 BUSINESS SPORT 40-43 48-55 i TUESDAY 22 MAY 2018 9 The Duke and Duchess of Sussex pose for ofﬁcial photographs in the Green Drawing Room at Windsor Castle after their wedding on Saturday, with the Queen and Prince Philip, Prince Charles and Camilla, and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, as well the bride’s mother, Doria Ragland, and the couple’s 10 pageboys and ﬂower girls ALEXI LUBOMIRSKI/PA ROYAL FAMILY Palace releases new wedding pictures By Jane Clinton The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have released three ofﬁcial photographs from their wedding in their ﬁrst week as a married couple. In one group photograph, the couple, as well as their parents, the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh and close members of their families pose formally in Windsor Castle’s Green Drawing Room. The two other images are an intimate portrait of the couple sitting on the East Terrace steps of Windsor Castle and a more relaxed photograph of the couple with their 10 bridesmaids and page boys including Princess Charlotte and Prince George. A Kensington Palace spokesman said: “Their Royal Highnesses are delighted with these official portraits taken by Alexi Lubomirski and are happy to be able to share them.” Despite 110,000 people descending on Windsor, police said crime during the royal wedding was “sig- nificantly lower” than an average Saturday in the town, with just two arrests. There was also good news for the cellist, Sheku Kanneh-Mason, who played for the couple. The 19-year-old from Nottingham landed the No 1 spot in the US iTunes chart with his album Inspiration and made it to No 7 in the UK iTunes chart. Meanwhile, the Duchess of Sussex’s new role was hinted at on her ofﬁcial webpage. Little was made of Meghan Markle’s 15-year acting career; instead, the proﬁle emphasised her work on “social justice” and “women’s empowerment”. Her nephew Tyler Dooley, 25, was let off by police after taking a four-inch knife into a bar in Kingston upon Thames just hours after the royal wedding. He was celebrating there. My view, page 15 POLITICS Brexit is threat to Union, warns Davidson By Chris Green SCOTLAND EDITOR The future of the United Kingdom is under threat from the “real and present” danger of a second referendum on Scottish independence, Ruth Davidson has said. The Scottish Conservative leader said Brexit had weakened the bonds of the Union and that some Scots now only supported staying in the UK out of “necessity” rather than for emotional reasons. In a direct warning to Theresa May, she said the Government must be wary of tipping the balance in favour of Scottish independence through its approach to leaving the EU. Ms Davidson (inset) was speaking in London at an event on the future of the Union ahead of the publication of a major SNP report which will reopen the debate around Scottish independence. The 400-page document produced by the party’s Growth Commission will be launched on Friday, and is expected to set out the possible economic policies of an independent Scotland. Nicola Sturgeon has said that while she will not decide on the timing of another referendum until autumn, the report will “restart” the debate around independence and the opportunities it may hold. Ms Davidson predicted that any future vote would be won by the No side again, with a majority of Scots “unpersuaded, unconvinced and unimpressed” by the arguments for independence. But she also cautioned against “complacency” from the UK Government, warning that some Scots had been pushed towards supporting independence by Brexit. “For all that independence seems to have lost momentum and may feel like yesterday’s battle, it is still real and present,” she said. “The Union continues to be under threat. Those of us who want to protect it should not therefore downplay the challenge we face.” Calling for “more Union” rather than “more devolution”, she urged the Government to be less Londoncentric and make its economic and cultural institutions more accessible to Scots. “Too many people feel that the Union is something projected on to them. Spreading its beneﬁts around more evenly will ensure it is something they own; something they want to belong to,” she added. Ms Sturgeon said the Growth Commission report would be “frank about the challenges” that Scotland might face if it did vote to become independent. The First Minister said its findings would not be “sugar coated” – a charge previously levelled at the white paper the SNP government launched ahead of 2014’s referendum. Environment Secretary Michael Gove has suggested Brexit has weakened demands for Scottish independence: “Brexit has strengthened unionist currency in our politics, not weakened it.” 10 NEWS ENVIRONMENT Trade talks can be fun Gove pledges to halve those living with air pollution By Tom Bawden ENVIRONMENT CORRESPONDENT The Government has promised to halve the number of people living in areas of dangerously high air pollution by 2025. But the eagerly awaited plan to clean up Britain’s air was sharply criticised for lacking the concrete and ambitious actions needed to fulﬁl that promise – with Green Party coleader Caroline Lucas saying it was like “taking a water pistol to the air pollution wildﬁre”. Under the proposals, laws will be introduced giving local government new powers to improve air quality. There will also be a ban on the most polluting domestic coal and wood burners which produce a signiﬁcant proportion of the most damaging type of pollution – tiny “particulates”. Air pollution contributes to an estimated 40,000 early deaths a year and the Government is looking to reduce the health toll signiﬁcantly – in part by dramatically reducing the number of people living in areas that breach the World Health Organisation’s air pollution safety limit within seven years. Two-thirds of the British population currently live in such areas. “Air pollution is making people ill, shortening lives and damaging our economy and environment. This is why today we are launching this clean air strategy,” said Environment Secretary Michael Gove. Jeremy Hunt, the Health Secretary, added: “Our health service can only go so far in treating the conditions that dirty air can contribute to, and we have a responsibility to stop this issue at source.” But Ms Lucas said the government plan was inadequate. “The details of this plan look underwhelming. It fails to back up bold claims with any cash, meaning that hard-pressed councils will struggle to implement them. Even worse, though, is the utter failure of the Government to stand up to the motor lobby.” Boris Johnson enjoys a laugh as he stands shoulder to shoulder with his peers. The Foreign Secretary posed for a photo at a meeting of foreign ministers of the G20 countries in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Mr Johnson later told how Latin America is “desperate” to build business links with the UK after Brexit when it can forge its own trade deals. REUTERS POLITICS Tory members will not get a cheeky Nando’s By Karl McDonald Nando’s has ruled out doing a deal with the Conservative Party to give new party members discounts at its restaurants. The party is attempting to match Labour’s gains in membership, and it was reported over the weekend that the high street chicken restaurant could be held out as a carrot. However, a spokesman for Nando’s told i: “As a brand we have no political afﬁliations and we are not considering this.” Labour now has more than 550,000 members, compared with the Conservatives’ 124,000 activists. It was suggested the party’s £25-a-year membership card could become a discount card with money off food, clothes and other purchases, The Times reported. Labour saw the humour in the situation, with a spokesman telling i: “The desperate Tories offering a Nando’s discount scheme was a peri peri stupid idea.” NEWS 2-27 VOICES 14-18 TV 28-29 IQ 30-39 BUSINESS SPORT 40-43 48-55 i TUESDAY 22 MAY 2018 11 CONSERVATIVES May reassures Eurosceptics on temporary Brexit ‘backstop’ plan By Nigel Morris POLITICAL EDITOR Theresa May has reassured Tory Eurosceptics that any post-Brexit customs deal with the European Union would only be in place for a limited period. She made the commitment in response to claims that Britain could remain tied to the bloc for many years under her “backstop” proposal to align the UK with the EU’s customs union. Cabinet ministers signed up last week to her alignment plan which is aimed at preventing the imposition of a hard border on the island of Ireland until the technology is in place to keep trade ﬂowing smoothly across the frontier. Mrs May has stressed that it is a fall-back plan, but the move has dismayed Brexiteers anxious for the UK to make a clean break with the EU as quickly as possible. Speaking during a visit to Cheshire, she said: “What we’re proposing is an alternative backstop proposal, but nobody wants this to be the solution that is achieved. If it is necessary it will be in a very limited set of circumstances for a limited time.” Earlier Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson issued a veiled warning that the backstop scheme should not be a “betrayal” of the referendum vote. And Environment Secretary Michael Gove said: “The whole point about the backstop is that it’s intended not to be implemented, but it’s there just in case.” Meanwhile, Tony Blair has claimed that Labour will pay a “heavy price” at the ballot box for Jeremy Corbyn’s “closet Euroscepticism”. He argued that the party’s current position on Brexit was contradictory and faced the “worst of both worlds” because it satisﬁed neither side of the argument. Leave voters were unhappy with its plan to be in a customs union, while Remain supporters were “losing faith in Labour as a route to avoid Brexit”. He added: “The Labour Party will pay a heavy price for the leadership’s closet Euroscepticism. The tragedy is the price the country will pay for Labour’s failure to lead.” The former Prime Minister renewed his call for Labour to commit itself to a referendum on any deal struck by Mrs May. Speaking in Westminster last night, Sir Nick Clegg claimed that Brexiteers had “forfeited their right to be heard” because they had failed to manage the Brexit process. He argued that Brexit should be delayed for a year because at the moment Britain was rushing “headlong towards the negotiating buffers”. A “backstop” option keeping the UK aligned with the EU’s customs union after Brexit safeguards stability, pro-Remain parties in Northern Ireland have said. May: AI will save lives Theresa May also announced plans to transform cancer diagnosis in the UK and save 22,000 lives a year in the UK, as she spoke on science and the Government’s Industrial Strategy at Jodrell Bank in Cheshire. Mrs May insisted that the health service, charities and the tech sector seize the opportunities artiﬁcial intelligence (AI) has to offer. REUTERS POLITICS Devolution ‘vital for regions as No 10 focused on EU split’ By Dave Higgens Regional devolution is vital because the Government and Whitehall are so “obsessed with Brexit” they are “incapable of doing anything else”, business and community leaders from the north of England were told. Professor Anand Menon, director of research organisation UK in a Changing Europe, told the first Brexit North summit in Leeds: “One of the most compelling reasons in a post-Brexit scenario, as far as I’m concerned, is that Whitehall and Westminster are not able to cope. “Brexit is such a massive challenge to central Government that, actually, you have to divorce some powers now otherwise things that needs doing – transport amongst them – are not going to get done. “Our Government is completely obsessed with Brexit and incapable of doing anything else.” SOCIETY BREXIT Gove: Brexit has led to warmer welcome for migrants UK will pay to be part of EU’s nuclear project By Shaun Connolly Brexit has meant people in Britain give a warmer welcome to migrants than before the referendum, Michael Gove has claimed. The Environment Secretary said the Leave vote had dealt a blow to the “identity politics” put forward by parties like the SNP and Ukip. The prominent Leave campaigner told a Policy Exchange conference on unionism in London: “Another feature of unionism, the explicit embrace of diversity has strengthened since Brexit. “Britain has become more welcoming to migration since the Brexit vote as opinion research has conﬁrmed. “The act of taking back control has allowed British citizens to show that they can be more welcoming to new arrivals if allowed to be rather than required to be. And now Britain is one of those EU nations with the warmest attitude towards migration, mirroring the attitudes in sister countries across the globe such as Canada and New Zealand.” By Richard Vaughan The UK is prepared to pay for access to both the European Union’s nuclear research programme Euratom and the multibillion-pound research fund Horizon2020 post-Brexit. He told the gathering of politicians, academics and business leaders: “Brexit, whatever form it takes, will end up making our country less prosperous than it would have been if we’d stayed within the single market and the customs union, at least in the short to medium term.” The discussion about Brexit’s effect on the north of England was held against a backdrop of ﬁerce debate about the future of devolution for Yorkshire. Eighteen out of 20 local authorities have a backed a call for a solution encompassing the whole of the Yorkshire and Humber region, but Shefﬁeld and Rotherham have held out for a Shefﬁeld City Region deal. The Prime Minister said it was vital to maintain “a deep science partnership” with the EU. Giving a speech at Jodrell Bank in Macclesﬁeld, Cheshire, she said: “It is in the mutual interest of the UK and the EU that we should do so. Of course such an association would involve an appropriate UK ﬁnancial contribution.” An amendment to the EU (withdrawal) Bill ensures that the UK should not withdraw from Euratom until a replacement deal is in place. LABOUR Livingstone quits party amid anti-Semitism claim By Gavin Cordon Ken Livingstone has resigned from the Labour Party, saying the issues around his suspension for anti-Semitism had become a “distraction”. In a statement, the former London Mayor, who was suspended in 2016 for claiming Hitler supported Zionism in the 1930s, said he was leaving with “great sadness”. He said that he continued to reject the allegation that he had brought the party into disrepute and insisted he was in no way guilty of anti-Semitism. “After much consideration, I have decided to resign from the Labour Party,” he said. “The ongoing issues around my suspension from the Labour Party have become a distraction from the key political issue of our time – which is to replace a Tory Government overseeing falling living standards and spiralling pov- erty, while starving our schools and the NHS of the vital resources they need.” The Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said: “Ken Livingstone’s resignation is sad after such a long and vital contribution to London and progressive politics, but was the right thing to do.” Ken Livingstone said he had become a ‘distraction’ PA An utterly irresistible offer. 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May not reflect real driving results. NEWS NEWS 2-27 VOICES 14-18 TV 28-29 IQ 30-39 BUSINESS SPORT 40-43 48-55 DIPLOMACY ‘New charge’ for Zaghari-Ratcliffe in Iran ramps up pressure on Johnson By David Wilcock A British woman jailed in Iran after being convicted of spying has been told to expect another conviction after appearing in court over a new “invented” charge, her husband said. Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who was arrested and jailed in 2016, appeared in court on Saturday accused of spreading propaganda against Tehran’s hardline Islamist regime. The 39-year-old British-Iranian dual national, from Hampstead, north London, is serving a ﬁve-year sentence over allegations, which she denies, of plotting to overthrow the Tehran government. Her husband, Richard Ratcliffe, said the mother of one had again denied committing any crime, and appealed for clemency and freedom so that she might be able to have a second child. But Mr Ratcliffe said: “She was told by Judge Salavati to expect that she will be convicted.” Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who works for the Thomson Reuters Foundation, the charitable arm of the news agency, was arrested at Tehran Airport in April 2016. She was with her then baby daughter, Gabriella, at the time. She was jailed for five years but has consistently denied the charges against her, insisting that the trip was a holiday to introduce her daughter to her Iranian family. Her time in Tehran’s Evin prison, which included a period in solitary conﬁnement, has left her with mental and physical health problems. The new charge came despite telephone talks between Theresa Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, pictured with her daughter, Gabriella, has been in jail in Iran for two years GETTY May and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in which Mrs May called for British prisoners, including Ms Zaghari-Ratcliffe, to be released on humanitarian grounds. Kerry Moscogiuri, Amnesty International UK’s campaigns director, said: “We urge the UK Government – including the Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson – to now signiﬁcantly escalate their response to Nazanin’s plight.” The Free Nazanin Campaign said that on Sunday Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe had been able to telephone the British ambassador to Iran for the ﬁrst time in more than two years. It said: “She updated him on her case and situation, and requested that he try to visit. “Nazanin discussed both with the judge and the ambassador a request for her to be released on furlough [temporary release] for Gabriella’s birthday next month.” Downing Street said officials were seeking further information from Tehran. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said: “Not a day that goes by in which we are not working on every single one of the incredibly sad consular cases that we have.” Students from North East are a rarity on degree courses Students from the North East are far outnumbered on many degree courses – including prestigious subjects such as medicine and maths. 13 HEALTH Babies ‘raised free of germs is major cause of killer leukaemia’ By John von Radowitz EDUCATION By Alison Kershaw and Ian Jones i TUESDAY 22 MAY 2018 An analysis of UCAS data shows that in general 21 per cent of all students taking up degree places last autumn were from London, while just 4 per cent were from the North East of England. But while some of this can be put down to variations in the population, the difference is markedly larger in some subject areas, including medicine and dentistry, business and mathematical sciences. A Department for Education spokeswoman said: “The Office for Students has introduced a programme giving £120m to 29 projects in areas where there are low levels of people going on to higher education.” An over-sterile, germ-free environment in the ﬁrst year of life is one of the major causal factors behind childhood leukaemia, a study suggests. Coupled with unlucky genetics, it can leave a child vulnerable to common infections such as ﬂu triggering the disease, says a leading expert. Professor Mel Greaves, from the Institute of Cancer Research in London, claims the most common form of childhood leukaemia – acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) – could be prevented by “priming” infants’ immune systems by exposing them to harmless bugs. If the theory is backed by more evidence, a preventative treatment – likely with probiotic bacterial supplements – could be trialled in the next ﬁve years. The research, published in the journal Nature Reviews Cancer, is based on a compilation of more than 30 years of work around the world investigating the disease. Speaking at a press brieﬁng in London, Prof Greaves said: “The research strongly suggests that ALL has a clear biological cause, and is triggered by a variety of infections in predisposed children whose immune systems have not been properly primed.” Professor Charles Swanton, chief clinician at Cancer Research UK, said: “Childhood leukaemia is rare and it’s currently not known what or if there is anything that can be done to prevent it by either medical professionals or parents.” He continued: “We want to assure any parents of a child who has or has had leukaemia, that there’s nothing that we know of that could have been done to prevent their illness.” Across This Saturday, in your Grape escape Wine country tours and vineyard visits with a twist – in Britain, Europe and further afield No 2337 Solution, page 48 1 Spacecraft from German provinces (6) 3 Buck Rogers initially following pretty girl with one (6) 4 Man unsettled in Armagh? (6) Down 1 Deity and associate upheld by devoted follower (6) 2 Horse butchery on the up (3,3) 14 @theipaper facebook.com/theipaper email@example.com Please include a contact address with all correspondence TheOpinionMatrix COMMENT FROM HOME AND ABROAD MEGHAN MARKLE JOHN BERCOW RUSSIAN DIRTY MONEY IRISH VOTE ON ABORTION GRENFELL INQUIRY ‘HANDMAID’S TALE’ 2 The royals need to stay neutral He may be rude, but he’s no misogynist This is no time to go easy on Putin Referendum is dividing the nation A new route to justice and reconciliation New series borders on ‘torture porn’ TheNewYorkTimes The Telegraph Daily Mirror The Irish Sun The Guardian Den of Geek I told myself I would watch a couple of minutes and move on. In the end, I couldn’t help but get swept away. Maybe I had avoided the spectacle because I thought it might be too much to hope that others could fall in love with her, too. But they did. Thank you, Meghan Markle – we needed that. (Mara Gay) Daily Mail Meghan must be careful that her enthusiasm for these causes doesn’t allow her to be pulled into the political fray. To survive, the monarchy must remain scrupulously neutral. (Editorial) Quote of the day They’ve had ample time to sort this mess out. And they’ve failed Sir Nick Clegg The former deputy prime minister on the Brexiteers Personally, I do not think she is stupid, and it was a needlessly rude remark, but was it really misogyny? My dictionary deﬁnes misogyny as a hatred of women, and surely the fact that John Bercow called one woman stupid is not much evidence of that. Would there have been such a fuss had he complained about a “stupid man”? (Lord Tebbit) The Spectator The big question: will this be the end of it? There is little to no goodwill among the Tory benches towards him – and on the Labour side, it’s running out fast. (Katy Balls) Theresa May resisted Labour pressure to impose economic sanctions on Russian human rights abusers before the Skripal affair. Now she has nowhere to hide if she continues letting Moscow power brokers launder their dirty money in London. (Editorial) The Times Britain welcomes overseas investment and will depend on it increasingly after Brexit. Investors are innocent until proven guilty. But relations with Russia are at a nadir and there is a clear pattern of disruption by the Kremlin through tame oligarchs. (Editorial) From both sides, there seems to be a “you’re either with us or against us” attitude. A lot has been made of the vitriol between both sides, yet the most worrying thing to emerge out of this is people surrounding themselves only with those who agree with them. (Keith Ward) Irish Times There’s a missing element in this debate about sex and parenthood, and that’s the behaviour we expect from Irish men. So far, it’s been about the level of trust we have in Irish girls and women, as if us men were above reproach. (Richie Sadlier) Warning signs of disaster seem to have been missed on this Government’s watch. An ideological compass can be a guide to action. But it pointed in the wrong direction over Grenfell. Public safety needs rules that are prescriptive. Lives will be lost if ministers get this wrong. (Editorial) The ﬁrst season of The Handmaid’s Tale was so expert in sustaining tension that it was half TV show, half Pilates regime. It was a mettletesting endurance event – 10 episodes of breath-held dread. I didn’t so much look forward to the show’s return as feel the need to go into training for it. (Louisa Mellor) EveningStandard Sometimes the show’s litany of sadism begins to look dangerously like torture porn. There’s a paradox, too, in the way that a series which has been championed as a feminist call to arms is almost entirely taken up with depicting crimes against women. (Adam Sweeting) Past inquiries into disasters did bring a sort of justice. But along the way, the relatives of those involved felt overlooked. The Grenfell inquiry is doing things in a different and better way. (Editorial) The Arts Desk LifeInBrief WILL ALSOP ARCHITECT Will Alsop, who has died aged 70, was an architect who dared to be different. Employing bold forms and bright colours, he created distinctive architectural designs, buildings which stood out from the grey concrete blocks around them. “Architects are the only profession that actually deal in joy and delight – all the others deal in doom and gloom,” Alsop once said. At Peckham Library, Alsop’s futuristic building design took form around an upended “L” shape, with its upper part supported on steel stilts, spaced seemingly at random. The outside, covered in pre-patinated copper, glows a vivid pale blue. Opened in 2000, the project won him the Stirling Prize. In his Hamburg Ferry Terminal, completed in 1993, massive ofﬁce modules sit atop precast A-shaped columns which reference the proﬁle of the port’s cranes. Although the materials are simple the result is an elegant and functional landmark. Alsop was born in 1947, the son of Brenda and Francis Alsop, an accountant. He joined the foundation course at Northampton Art School, where he was inﬂuenced by Henry Bird, his drawing tutor. Alsop recalled: “He gave me a brick, told me to draw it and promptly left the room. I proceeded to draw it with all its shadows. On his return he went into a rage and chastised me for destroying the vision with shading, shouting: ‘What is wrong with a simple line?’ “He insisted that I redo the drawing with line only so that I could begin to see the brick and its proportions. I drew that brick for two three-hour sessions per week, line only, for three months. Eventually, he admitted that I had mastered the brick and I was allowed to progress on to the tin can.” He was admitted to the Architectural Association School of Architecture, graduating in 1973. After several years of working for others, he founded Alsop and Lyall, partnering with his former classmate, John Lyall. Their ﬁrst project was modest – a design for a swimming pool at Sheringham in Norfolk. However, their Cardiff Bay Visitor Centre, nicknamed “the Tube”, brought their ﬁrm to prominence through its audacity and simplicity of its form. Taking the shape of a disposable cigarette lighter and constructed from plastic-coated fabric over steel ribs, it was shortlisted for Riba’s Building of the Year Award. Only intended to last ﬁve years, it has now been dismantled. In 1995, he was appointed professor of architecture at the technical university of Vienna and later took a similar role at the University for the Creative Arts’s Canterbury School of Architecture. He was elected to the Royal Academy in 2000 and made an Ofﬁcer of the Order of the British Empire the same year. He continued to paint. In 2009, he even announced that he would retire from architecture in favour of painting. Yet he soon returned to establish a new ﬁrm, aLL, in 2011, based in Hackney. THE INDEPENDENT Born 12 December 1947 Died 12 May 2018 Marcus Williamson NEWS 2-27 VOICES 14-18 TV 28-29 IQ 30-39 BUSINESS SPORT 40-43 48-55 i TUESDAY 22 MAY 2018 15 MyView MarkWallace Royals 1, republicans 0 The nation was enthralled by Harry and Meghan’s wedding O n Saturday, the nation found itself on the horns of a dilemma. What to do: tune in to watch the royal wedding, with its combination of romance, pageantry and a thousand years of history, or attend the Republic International Convention, a once-in-a-fortnight opportunity to witness Emma Dent-Coad MP rant semi-coherently about something she half understands? Sadly, there was no chance to enjoy both sets of festivities. Presumably due to inconsiderate timing on the part of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, we were forced to choose one or the other, setting the scene for a nail-biting contest. Harry and Meghan secured a crowd estimated at more than 100,000 people, plus a UK television audience of 18 million. While there don’t appear to be any ofﬁcial estimates of the turnout for the republican jamboree, photographs on Twitter show an audience of at least 70 people, including the speakers. One-nil to the House of Windsor. “We are not yet a nation of republicans,” conceded Graham Smith, of the anti-monarchy campaign group, Republic. That’s a strong contender for understatement of the year – it’s hard to think of a cause that has been so consistently unsuccessful than the perennial campaign to abolish the royals. Decades of effort, and acres of media coverage wildly out of proportion to the popularity of the position, has produced – at best – no noticeable rise in British republicanism. The position reliably languishes at somewhere between 10 and 20 per cent in the opinion polls. Even Republic’s own opinion polling ahead of the wedding reads as an unsuccessful ﬁshing trip for a favourable headline. Do you like the Queen? Sixty per cent yes, 9 per cent no. Has she done memorable things? Seventy per cent yes, 18 per cent no. If the monarchy ended after her reign, would you feel happy or disappointed? Fifty-ﬁve per cent disappointed, 16 per cent happy. While respondents were split on their opinion of Prince Charles, they still took the view, by 69-15, that the succession shouldn’t be Parliament’s decision – quite a resounding endorsement for An ofﬁcial wedding photograph of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex which was released yesterday PA the fundamental principle of hereditary monarchy. There are various reasons for the endurance of the crown and its wearers. For a start, the nation’s wise decision to chop off the head of Charles I 360-odd years ago has proved to be an understandably enduring lesson about the limits of the role. Republicans who argue that it would be an outrage for The greatest boon for the monarchist cause is the miserable tone of republicanism 21st-century Britain to be governed by hereditary monarchs are completely correct – but, given that the Queen wields no such power, such bluster loses its sting. It’s also true that the royals have upped their communications game in recent years. The new generation have a more instinctive understanding of how the modern world works, and the advisers to each Windsor couple strike a far better balance between privacy and openness than their predecessors did back in the 1990s. But perhaps the greatest boon to the monarchist cause is the miserable tone which appears to be inherent to republicanism. Grumbling appears to be the heart and soul of the movement. When the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee ﬂotilla made its way down the river Thames in 2012, massive crowds braved the all-day pouring rain to show their appreciation for a remarkable woman and her lifetime of public service. Republic chose to hold a riverside protest, complaining about the whole event. At Labour’s conference last year, Dent-Coad, the newly elected MP for Kensington, issued various untrue criticisms of Prince Harry’s military service in Afghanistan, which were subsequently described by the former head of Apache operational training as “slander” founded in “ignorance”. She has yet to apologise, instead complaining that newspapers misreported her remarks. It says it all that such a dire track record apparently qualiﬁed her to headline Republic’s conference on Saturday. She tastelessly used Prince Harry’s wedding day to claim his mother would have disapproved of the event. Don’t expect an opinion poll bounce for republicanism any time soon. If republicans are unable to learn the lessons of their own failure, however, other political campaigners should do so. This is a case study in what happens when you found a campaign on pure and unmitigated miserablism, and pitch it against a living institution which people are rather fond of. The contrast between Saturday’s events could not be more stark. Sour-faced moaners went up against a young couple in love, deploying Powerpoint slides in a dull conference hall against the combination of optimism, modernity and heritage summed up in a joyful wedding service. In a contest between lovers and moaners, it should be no surprise who won hearts and minds, and thereby won the day. Anyone planning their own campaign – for any party, idea, or issue – would do well to consider which role they are writing for themselves. Mark Wallace is executive editor of ConservativeHome firstname.lastname@example.org 16 @theipaper facebook.com/theipaper email@example.com Please include a contact address with all correspondence @ Blame Grayling, not Virgin Jonn Elledge (i, 21 May) is only partially right about the railways. Virgin Trains East Coast (VTEC) did overbid for the ﬁrst three years of the contract, and Stagecoach put in more than £80m to maintain the scheduled premium payments. For the later years, Network Rail (NR) promised upgrades, to allow VTEC to run a more intensive service. NR is not doing this, so VTEC was entitled to ask for renegotiation of the contract. Mr Grayling has chosen a different solution. NR is a nationalised company under Mr Grayling’s department, therefore he is responsible for this bit of the mess. STEVE LAURIE FULBOURN, CAMBRIDGE Your View TWEETS AND EMAILS There is no love in hunting ® Photography: David Venni / Chilli Media The wedding was a masterpiece of theatrical artistry in the most beautiful setting. The weather was perfect. The dress was beautifully cut and the veil looked gorgeous. Meghan is very pretty. The pageboys were delightful. The American preacher was sincere, if a bit embarrassing for restrained English tastes. But, sorry – Prince Harry has killed far too many wild animals and birds for pleasure for me to accept that he is, in Andrew Johnson’s words, “emotionally intelligent”. Neither can I accept that Meghan is especially idealistic and modern, if she can love someone who does that repellent and cruel kind of thing. PENNY LITTLE GREAT HASELEY, OXFORDSHIRE Waiting until 66 for my pension – and, in this part of the world, my bus pass – there is no reason why I would vote Conservative. I am indeed comfortable with my world, in the words of Ian Birrell (i, 21 May), but they will have to reach out to more people than the under-50s if they are to increase their support. E JEWELL NORFOLK A brilliant day... for some What a curmudgeon, Simon Kelner! You missed a wonderful, uplifting occasion – Bishop Michael’s passionate address “Love and ﬁre” and the Gospel Choir with “Stand by Me”. We watched the whole event live on TV – and the highlights the next morning. JOY GODFREY ILKLEY, WEST YORKSHIRE Lots of fanfare and no evidence I note the fanfare announcement about hi-tech war on cancer (i, 21 May). There was a fanfare announcement in November last year about additional funds for the development of more social housing. The minister of state for housing and planning stated that the Community Housing Fund, amounting to £240m, would be relaunched in January 2018. We are still waiting. It seems easy to make these grandiose statements but they appear to be meaningless in real terms – or have I become cynical? GERALDINE BATHE HOLLESLEY, SUFFOLK Drones are dangerous For some time now, I have been concerned Geothermal energy could be harnessed in place of fracking GETTY about the availability of drones. Clearly, they are brilliant technology and have a multitude of uses. However, after seeing a clip of Israeli drones dropping tear gas canisters on to Palestinian protesters in Gaza, my concern was heightened. Over the past weekend, there were three major occasions; the royal wedding, and the FA and SFA cup ﬁnals. Such events could have easily become targets of weaponised drones, which, in the hands of terrorists, could be launched with impunity from some distance away. BOB GOUGH AYR, SOUTH AYRSHIRE Why do we need to frack at all? I cannot understand the need for fracking. To frack, they need to drill boreholes half a mile into the Earth. The boreholes could be used to extract geothermal energy instead. This makes a lot more sense: minimal pollution, sustainable, and little or no public outcry. Many years ago, I worked in Southampton building two hotels which were heated by geothermal energy. Extinct collieries could be used for the same purpose. RAY HARDWICK LEEDS A toddler could do ‘art’ like this I was a little bemused when reading Hettie Judah’s eulogising review of Chantal Joffe’s exhibition at the Lowry (i, 21 May). Amongst all her gushing descriptions of Joffe’s work, she somehow fails to point out that Joffe cannot actually paint! I taught art at secondary level and on the evidence of what I see here, I know that these childish daubs would have even failed to pass GCSE art. Am I missing something? ANDREW SUTTON SOMERSET How will Tories attract me? As a Waspi (Women Against State Pension Inequality) Remainer who has just discovered that my occupational pension is less than it would have been had I fully retired in 2016, In praise of 1962 I suspect your ﬁlm reviewer Geoffrey Macnab is well under 50, as he has no idea what he is talking about when he says, “In 1962, Britain is a nation very ill at ease” (i, 18 May). I can assure him Britain in 1962 was a lot more at ease than Britain in 2018, politically, inter-generationally and economically. You cannot judge a society based on one ﬁlm about a couple of uppermiddle-class toffs. Yes, there was a lot less sexual awareness then. But was it such a bad thing that young people were more naive? Already it appears there is a backswing among millennials and they are going back to seeing restraint from sexual self-indulgence as a virtue. 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Nielsen GB ScanTrack Total Coverage Unit Sales 52 w/e 2 December 2017. ARTS TRAVEL Lonely Planet’s Best in Europe list of desirable destinations Thandie Newton on her leading ‘Star Wars’ role NEWS 2-27 People VOICES 14-18 TV 28-29 IQ 30-39 BUSINESS SPORT 40-43 48-55 i TUESDAY 22 MAY 2018 17 By Jessica Barrett and Laura Martin firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter: @jess_barrett Gyllenhaal ‘tired of sex scenes’ Sex might help sell a show, but Maggie Gyllenhaal’s getting a bit fed up with it all. And it’s ﬁlming non-stop trysts in her latest TV show, The Deuce, about the rise of the porn industry in ’70s New York, that’s pushed her to the edge. The actress (inset), who plays sex worker Eileen “Candy” Merrill, said: “There’s so much transactional sex. I was a part of so many scenes where I would meet an actor who had one scene, we would have a sex scene, and then they would leave. “And it felt very much like what Candy’s doing – it was like a transaction and then you’re on to the next thing. I did get a little tired of it by the end of The Deuce. And I think part of that is how Candy felt.” She is moving on from sex to politics with her next project, a comedy based on the true story of Mary Matalin, who ran George Bush’s presidential campaign. Clarkson puts shootings at top of agenda It’s normally a light-hearted night of pop music at America’s Billboard Music Awards, but two stars used their time in the spotlight on Sunday to comment on important current issues. In a highly emotive opening speech, host Kelly Clarkson (right) broke down several times talking about last week’s Santa Fe school shooting. She said: “They asked me to start with a moment of silence. But I’m so sick of moments of silence – why don’t we do a moment of change? Why don’t we change what’s happening? Because it’s horrible. “Mamas and daddies should be able to send their kids to school, to church, to movie theatres, to clubs – you should be able to live your life without that fear. We need to do better.” Meanwhile, Janet Jackson highlighted the #MeToo movement when she picked up her Icon award. She said: “I believe that, for all of our challenges, we live at a glorious moment in history. “At long last, women have made it clear that we will no longer be controlled, manipulated or abused.” She added in her speech: “I stand with those women and with those men equally outraged by discrimination, who support us in heart and mind.” Palin journeys to North Korea Michael Palin has swapped one totalitarian state for another. After popping up in The Death of Stalin, he has recently been in North Korea ﬁlming a new travel series. The Channel 5 show – which took two years of planning and airs later this year – is set to feature rarely seen locations and will see Palin asking natives for their thoughts on Kim Jong-un’s meeting with South Korea’s Moon Jae-in last month. “To visit North Korea was an opportunity I couldn’t turn down,” the intrepid traveller said. “It is so often in the news, yet it remains a complete mystery to most of us.” 18 @theipaper facebook.com/theipaper email@example.com Please include a contact address with all correspondence Disability can embarrass even the politically ‘woke’ SOCIETY Jenny Eclair I recently read an article about an actor whose non-verbal and severely physically disabled son was forced to leave the theatre where his father was performing, because the audience couldn’t cope with the boy’s “noises”. As a human being, I felt incensed on behalf of both the child and his dad, but as a performer and audience member – if I’m totally honest – I also felt a teeny bit of sympathy for the old biddy who did the “shushing”, resulting in the boy having to leave the theatre. Not much, I grant you, but a tad. Morally, the biddy was in the wrong – we are all chasing a fairer, more inclusive future. But I sympathise because she presumably had no idea that the boy in question was disabled, and assumed instead that he was a teenage troublemaker. Sadly, the profoundly disabled continue to sometimes leave even those who consider themselves politically woke feeling “embarrassed”. And we need to talk about this uncomfortable truth. I remember going to see a play in the West End. The woman next to me was wearing what I believe was a hearing loop, which seemed to amplify the sound of the performance via her hearing aid. The thing seemed go in and out of frequency, and at times, it was like sitting next to a badly tuned transistor. But you know what? I’m pretty hard of hearing myself – and who knows, in 20 years’ time, I could well be in the same situation. I shut my trap and put my scarf over the ear that was closer to her. During a recent Grumpy Old Women gig, a member of our Reading audience began making “noises”. Instantly, I knew they weren’t drunken shrieks – this was Tourette’s or something similar. It actually didn’t bother me. I know the show well enough not to be put off my stride. But I could sense a tension in the crowd – a palpable feeling of, “Oh no, oh God, what’s going to happen next?” Not much, as it happens. The person made a few more noises, but I like to think they were sounds of enjoyment. The next thing I knew, it was the interval. The answer to true theatre accessibility (apart from lowering ticket prices, which is the biggest barrier that we all face) is to hold “relaxed” performances where all people can enjoy performances without fear of disapproval. Many smaller theatre spaces around the country do offer these special nights. I remember going to see a show my daughter had written a couple of years ago – it was a monologue, and the actor had invited a friend with Tourette’s. Throughout the 60-minute show, she shouted the words “biscuit” and “hedgehog” at frequent intervals. I have to admit, I tensed up a bit. The young hipster audience, on the other hand, barely batted an eyelid; they knew what was going on and they could cope. We are getting better – people are more educated – but it’s not all plain sailing. When we got back on stage in Reading after the interval, our “noisy” audience member had gone. In a way, I hope they left because they hated it, rather than because they were made to feel uncomfortable and unwanted. KELNER’S VIEW and modernise the service has resulted in chaos. Even the company itself couldn’t conﬁrm how many cancellations it made on Sunday, the day a new timetable for 3,000 trains came into force. Govia blamed the problems on “operational incidents”, but this appears to be code for not having enough drivers, while a company spokesman said the introduction of the new timetable posed a “signiﬁcant logistical challenge”. No one doubts that, but why not sort it out before going public? It’s a national pastime to moan about our trains, and I have some sympathy with rail users elsewhere in the country whose views may have been articulated by one angry Yorkshire man on Twitter yesterday: “Self-pitying middle-class London commuters: you’ve had £7bn spent on your Thameslink route and all you can do is whinge that some train times have changed. Come and try the 30-year-old junk trains and bus shelter stations we’re stuck with.” Nevertheless, only days after the East Coast Main Line was returned to public ownership, it is understandable that a cock-up of this proportion would leave people questioning again the future of private rail. The private sector doesn’t always know best, and a company which exists to create wealth will always be judged sternly. So when Govia talks of the “beneﬁts” of its overhaul, we are right to ask: who actually beneﬁts? In this area at least, Corbyn may be on the right track. Simon Kelner Corbyn’s rail policy may be on track A t the very same time that John McDonnell, the shadow Chancellor, was on national television laying down his plans for a socialist nirvana in Britain, thousands of ordinary people were standing on railway platforms in the south-east of England tacitly agreeing with him, or at least sympathising with one aspect of his vision. A pet policy of Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party is to take our national railway system back under state control, and as passengers waited at stations from East Grinstead to Maidstone East for trains that never arrived, they were probably thinking that privatisation of our railways wasn’t such a good idea after all. A company called Govia – an unfortunate political echo – is responsible for the Thameslink service across London and the south-east commuter belt, and the overhaul of their network to improve THE INDEPENDENT NEWS NEWS 2-27 VOICES 14-18 TV 28-29 IQ 30-39 BUSINESS SPORT 40-43 48-55 i TUESDAY 22 MAY 2018 19 ASTRONOMY ‘Interstellar immigrant’ asteroid found By Jane Clinton An asteroid orbiting Jupiter is the first object identified as having moved in permanently from another solar system. Given the identiﬁcation (514107) 2015 BZ509, the “interstellar immigrant” was pinpointed because it is orbiting Jupiter but in the opposite direction to other objects in the solar system. Scientists had always known it to be a bizarre object but now they have worked out why. “If 2015 BZ509 were a native of our system, it should have had the same original direction as all of the other planets and asteroids, inherited from the cloud of gas and dust that formed them,” said Dr Fathi Namouni, lead author of the study for the Royal Astronomical Society. The researchers ran simulations to trace the location of the asteroid right back to the birth of our solar system 4.5 million years ago when the era of planet formation ended. It showed that the asteroid always moved in a retrograde orbit so could not have been there originally and must have been captured from another system. The findings, published in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: Letters, could shed light on how our solar system, our planets and perhaps even life itself were formed. It could also offer answers to whether the ingredients of life were brought to Earth on another visitor from elsewhere in the universe. This asteroid is, however, not the ﬁrst alien matter to have been discussed in recent months. The mysterious rock known as Oumuamua came to public attention when it arrived in our own solar system in 2017. But while it was only a visitor, the asteroid close to Jupiter is a long-term resident. “Asteroid immigration from other star systems occurs because the Sun initially formed in a tightly packed star cluster, where every star had its own system of planets and asteroids,” said Dr Helena Morais, a member of the research team. “The close proximity of the stars, aided by the gravitational forces of the planets, help these systems attract, remove and capture asteroids from one another.” Oumuamua is a needleshaped asteroid given the Hawaiian word for “scout”. It is thought to have come from a two-star system. MEDIA Hugh takes the plunge Hugh Grant and girlfriend Anna Eberstein are set to marry later this month after six years together. The Four Weddings star will tie the knot for the ﬁrst time at the age of 57 when he weds his Swedish partner, 39, near his London home. Wedding banns for the couple were reportedly posted at the Kensington and Chelsea register ofﬁce over the weekend. INDONESIA Fresh inquiries into Russian ‘Stop eating dog and cat meat’ TV programmes in Britain torched alive to remove their By Conrad Duncan By Lucy Mapstone Broadcasting watchdog Ofcom has opened three new investigations into a Kremlin-backed TV channel following the Salisbury poisoning case. This brings the number of open investigations into RT, formerly Russia Today, to 11. An Ofcom spokeswoman said it is looking into “the due impartiality of news and current affairs programmes broadcast [on RT]”. One of the new investigations regards a segment on current affairs programme Crosstalk, and the others will assess two news broadcasts, which aired in April and May. The regulator will look into whether each of these three broadcasts offered sufﬁcient balance for viewers on each topic. A spokeswoman for RT said: “We note the new investigations by Ofcom, and will work with the regulator through its processes.” Stars including Ricky Gervais and Simon Cowell have urged Indonesia’s President to ban what they say is a brutal trade in dog and cat meat for human consumption. The appeal comes after Humane Society International and Indonesian campaigners in January exposed markets on the island of Sulawesi where dogs were bludgeoned by the thousands and blow- In Saturday’s GARDENING Guy Barter’s jobs for the weekend From sowing coriander seeds and runner beans to planting fuschias Money off when you scoff Get 2for1 main meals for a whole year with a FREE Dine membership (worth £49.99) when you buy car, home, van, bike or pet insurance through us.* 21 for Mains hair in front of onlookers including children. An open letter to President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo said if Indonesia joined other Asian nations that have already banned the trade, it would help the country’s reputation. The coalition of campaigners, which is known as Dog Meat Free Indonesia, also warned of health risks posed by the food due to its potential to spread rabies. *T&Cs and Limits apply NEWS NEWS 2-27 VOICES 14-18 TV 28-29 IQ 30-39 BUSINESS SPORT 40-43 48-55 21 i TUESDAY 22 MAY 2018 UNITED STATES Trumps wants inquiry into CIA investigation By Jonathan Lemire IN WASHINTON President Donald Trump has said he will “demand” that the US Justice Department opens an investigation into whether the FBI inﬁltrated his presidential campaign. The order came hours before Mr Trump’s legal team said Special Counsel Robert Mueller had indicated his investigation into the President could be concluded by September. Mr Trump tweeted: “I hereby demand, and will do so officially tomorrow, that the Department of Justice look into whether or not the FBI/DOJ infiltrated or surveilled the Trump Campaign for Political Purposes – and if any such demands or requests were made by people within the Obama Administration!” Mr Trump’s pressure on the Justice Department came amid a White House strategy to combat the threat posed by Mr Mueller’s ongoing investigation into potential ties between Russia and the Trump campaign. Mr Trump’s latest counterattack against the security services appears to have been in part prompted by a New York Times report that the Mueller team is looking at claims that Middle Eastern nationals, including citizens of Saudi Arabia and Israel, offered assistance to his 2016 election campaign. The President’s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, said that Mr Mueller recently shared a timetable that suggested that its probe could end by 1 September if Mr Trump were to be interviewed in July. Mr Giuliani said he did not want a repeat of what happened in 2016, when FBI director James Comey announced in the campaign’s final days that he was reopening the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use ‘Strongest sanctions in history’ Warning for Iran Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said the US is about to hit Iran with “the strongest sanctions in history”. In a speech in Washington, America’s most senior diplomat said Iran would be “battling to keep its economy alive” after the penalties took effect. Mr Pompeo’s speech came after President Donald Trump earlier this month infuriated Britain, France and Germany by withdrawing from the 2015 deal brokered by President Barack Obama. The agreement saw world powers give Tehran relief from sanctions in return for the country shelving plans to build a nuclear bomb. Mr Pompeo (inset) said the US planned to follow through with threats to punish European companies if they continue doing business with Iran that is allowed under the deal but would now violate fresh US sanctions. “I know our allies in Europe may try to keep the old nuclear deal going. That is their decision,” he said. “They know where we stand.” AP of a private email server, a decision Democrats believe cost Ms Clinton the race. Mr Giuliani, the former mayor of New York, also said that Mr Mueller’s team indicated that the entire CHINA By David Stanway IN SHANGHAI China launched a relay satellite yesterday that is designed to establish a communication link between Earth and a planned lunar probe that will explore the dark side of the Moon. The China National Space Administration said the satellite was launched early yesterday on a Long March-4C rocket from the Xichang launch centre in the south-west of the country. Zhang Lihua, manager of the relay satellite project, said it was a key step towards China’s goal of exploring the far side of the Moon. The administration said the satellite, known as “Queqiao”, or “Magpie Bridge”, will settle in an orbit about 283,000 miles from Earth – the ﬁrst communication satellite to operate in that region of the solar system. China aims to become a major space power by 2030. It is planning to launch construction of its own manned space station next year. It is thought to be in competition with India and Japan to send a rocket to the Moon. REUTERS How to play Place 1 – 9 once in the grid, obeying the sums between pairs of squares 12 15 11 13 7 6 AP VENEZUELA US dismisses Maduro’s election win as a ‘sham’ By Josh Lederman Solution: minurl.co.uk/i 11 probe could end by September, not just its investigation into potential obstruction of justice. “This would be the culmination of the investigation into the President,” Mr Giuliani said. It is not certain if Trump will be interviewed by Mr Mueller’s team, but the President has publicly said he would do so. Mr Giuliani said a decision on that would not be made until after Mr Trump’s summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore, which is scheduled for 12 June. AP Supporters of President Nicolas Maduro celebrating at the presidential palace in Caracas on Sunday. Mr Maduro won nearly 68 per cent of the vote First step for dark side of Moon probe One-minute Wijuko Mr Trump’s comments follow days of carping about the investigation, which he has deemed a “witch hunt” and which, he says, has yielded no evidence of collusion between his campaign and Russia. IN WASHINGTON The Trump administration has dismissed Venezuela’s presidential election as a “sham”, vowing to take quick action to ramp up economic and diplomatic pressure on President Nicolas Maduro’s government. Vice-President Mike Pence asserted that it had been “neither free nor fair”. He called it a “fake process” whose result was illegitimate. He insisted that Mr Maduro allow humanitarian aid into the country, where widespread food shortages and hyperinﬂation have helped fuel the social crisis and opposition to Mr Maduro’s government. It was unclear what steps the US would immediately take to increase pressure. But a senior US ofﬁcial said on Sunday that the Trump administration might follow through on recent threats by imposing oil sanctions. Mr Maduro won nearly 68 per cent of the vote, according to Venezuela’s Election Council, with more than 92 per cent of polling stations accounted for. That was a more than 40-point lead over his closest challenger, Henri Falcon. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo issued allegations about how the election had been marred by government interference, including stiﬂing of the press, a “stacked” election council and silencing of dissent. 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Full terms and conditions can be found on page 45 The Palestinian president’s condition has undergone a “clear improvement” after he was taken to hospital with a fever, a politician has said. Mahmoud Abbas was taken to hospital on Sunday with a fever, just days after undergoing ear surgery. The 83-year-old has endured a series of health scares which have revived anxiety over a potentially chaotic, and even bloody, succession battle that could further weaken the Palestinian cause. Ahmad Tibi, an Arab politician in Israel’s parliament with close ties to Mr Abbas, said he could be discharged as early as today. Palestinian ofﬁcials had said on Sunday that Mr Abbas has pneumonia and was on a respirator, receiving antibiotics intravenously. Mr Abbas has a long history of health issues, ranging from heart trouble to a bout with prostate cancer a decade ago. Two years ago, he underwent an emergency heart procedure after suffering exhaustion and chest pains. NEWS 2-27 VOICES 14-18 TV 28-29 IQ 30-39 BUSINESS SPORT 40-43 48-55 RUSSIA IN MOSCOW Russia’s ﬁrst ﬂoating nuclear power plant arrived in the Arctic port of Murmansk over the weekend in preparation for its maiden mission, providing electricity to an isolated Russian town across the Bering Strait from Alaska. The state company behind the plant, called the “Akademik Lomonosov”, says it could pioneer a new power source for remote regions of the planet. Green campaigners, however, have expressed alarm over the risk of nuclear accidents. Greenpeace has dubbed it the “nuclear Titanic”. Russian state nuclear company Rosatom says the nuclear power units can help the environment by reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Rosatom, which developed the ﬂoating power plant, said that it docked the unit in Murmansk on Saturday, having been towed from St Petersburg. In Murmansk, it will take on board a supply of nuclear fuel. It will then will be towed to the town of Pevek in the Far Eastern region of Chukotka, which is separated from Alaska by the 53 miles wide Bering Strait. It will start operations there next year. The plant will replace a coal-ﬁred power plant and an aging nuclear power plant, and will supply 50,000 people with electricity in Chukotka. Rosatom has long planned to launch the sea-borne power units, which, with their mobile, small capacity plants, are best suited to remote regions. The small plants were designed to make it possible to supply electricity to hard-to-reach areas of Russia. They can operate nonstop without the need for refuelling for three to ﬁve years. Environmental protection groups, 23 AUSTRALIA Floating nuclear power plant arrives in Arctic By Vladimir Soldatkin i TUESDAY 22 MAY 2018 Protection for wild horses angers scientists By Rod McGuirk IN CANBERRA The Akademik Lomonosov is being towed to the port city of Murmansk AFP including Greenpeace, have sent a letter to Rosatom boss Alexei Likhachyov demanding strict adherence to safety standards and saying they were watching the facility’s development “with great concern”. “Rosatom has said that the plant ‘is designed with the great margin of safety that exceeds all possible threats and makes nuclear reactors invincible for tsunamis and other natural disasters’. Remember the last time a ship was called ‘unsinkable’?” Jan Haverkamp, nuclear expert for Greenpeace Central and Eastern Europe, said. “Nothing is invincible. The problem is that this nuclear Titanic has been constructed without any independent experts checking it. In Chernobyl, there was a similar lack of oversight.” REUTERS An Australian state government has decided to legally protect rather than kill thousands of wild horses, infuriating scientists who argue the feral species is doing severe environmental damage to the Snowy Mountains alpine region. New South Wales deputy premier John Barilaro said yesterday that his government had struck a balanced response to concerns about the impact of the horses, known as brumbies, on Kosciuszko National Park. A 2016 government report had recommended that the herd of 6,000 be reduced to 600 in the 2,700 square miles of mountainous wilderness that includes Australia’s highest mainland peak, Mount Kosciuszko, and the nation’s most popular ski ﬁelds. Mr Barilaro said legislation would be introduced to state parliament this week that will recognise the heritage value of the brumbies to the park. But brumbies will be relocated from environmentally sensitive areas. “There is no clear answer. 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Authorities have warned the public to stay away from the toxic steam cloud, which is formed by a chemical reaction when lava touches seawater. Further upslope, lava continued to gush out of large cracks in the ground that formed in residential neighbourhoods in a rural part of the Big Island. The molten rock formed rivers that bisected forests and TV 28-29 IQ 30-39 BUSINESS SPORT 40-43 48-55 The South African government has agreed a three-year wage deal with public sector unions, granting modest salary increases only slightly above inﬂation in an attempt to tame its large budget deﬁcit. Under the deal, the government will increase salaries of public sector employees by up to 7 per cent in the ﬁrst year. In the second and third years the government will provide hikes of up to projected inﬂation plus 1 per cent. The salary increases are well below the 12 per cent initially demanded by unions and will be seen as a victory for the President Cyril Ramaphosa. REUTERS diplomatic action”, the spokesman of President Rodrigo Duterte said yesterday. China’s air force said bombers had landed and taken off from islands in the South China Sea as part of training exercises last week, drawing angry reactions from opposition politicians in Manila. The US also sent ships to the disputed areas. “We express our serious concerns anew on its impact on efforts to maintain peace and stability in the region,” a spokesman said at the presidential palace. REUTERS farms as it meandered towards the coast. The rate of sulphur dioxide gas shooting from the ground ﬁssures tripled, leading Hawaii County to repeat warnings about air quality. And winds carried clouds of ash from two eruptions at the volcano’s summit towards the south-west. Joseph Kekedi, an orchid grower who lives and works about three miles from where lava dropped into the sea, said luckily the ﬂow did not head towards him. At one point, it was about a mile from his property in the coastal community of Kapoho. He said residents cannot do much but be ready to get out of the way. “Here’s nature reminding us again who’s boss,” Mr Kekedi added. AP Caleb Jones 25 Trump dominates debate ahead of presidential poll IN MEXICO CITY SOUTH AFRICA i TUESDAY 22 MAY 2018 MEXICO By Maria Verza Nipah virus kills Public sector three people wage deal done Ofﬁcials say that the feared Nipah virus has killed at least three people in southern India, and medical teams have been dispatched to the area amid reports that up to six other people could have died from the disease and others are sick. Nipah was ﬁrst identiﬁed during a 1998 outbreak in Malaysia, and can also be spread through human-tohuman contact. There is no vaccine for the virus, which can cause fevers, convulsions and vomiting. It has a mortality rate of up to 75 per cent. AP VOICES 14-18 Mexico’s turbulent relationship with the US government under President Donald Trump dominated the country’s second presidential debate, ahead of an election in July. The debate in the border city of Tijuana on Sunday focused on issues of foreign policy, immigration and border security. The relationship with the US came up repeatedly in questions from the moderators and from Tijuana citizens in the audience. All of the candidates insisted the relationship must be based on mutual respect. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (on far right) is in the lead AP They were asked about Mexicans taken to the US as children by their parents who years later face the possibility of deportation, about reinte- grating Mexicans deported from the US and about whether Mexico should seal its southern border at the behest of the US to block Central Americans from migrating north. Polls indicate that the leftist candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has a comfortable lead over the remaining three candidates. Many have questioned how confrontational he would be as president with Mr Trump, but his answers about the US-Mexico relationship on Sunday were often the most moderate. “I want a relationship of friendship, but not of subordination,” Mr Lopez Obrador said. Carrying on the tradition Women dressed in the traditional clothes of the Sorbs carry the statue of Virgin Mary during a church procession in Rosenthal, Germany. Historically on Whit Monday the Catholic faithful among Sorbs, a Slavic minority near the German-Polish border, celebrate mass in the small village. AP/ JENS MEYER ISRAEL Theatre director boycotts festival in Jerusalem A Portuguese theatre director has cancelled his attendance at a major cultural festival opening in Jerusalem this week over Israel’s treatment of the Palestinians. Tiago Rodrigues said he was dropping out of the Israel Festival so that his work will not “condone and promote a government that deliberately violates human rights”. In a Facebook post, he said he was joining a global cultural boycott of Israel that has seen some artists and musicians refuse to perform in Israel. Rodrigues, who is also an actor and playwright, said he rejected the fact that the festival was not openly critical of Israel’s treatment of the Palestinians, and that it was working in cooperation with Israeli government ministries. The annual Israel Festival, which hosts Israeli and international performers, said it was disappointed by Rodrigues’s decision. REUTERS SYRIA SRI LANKA BRAZIL Army resumes attack on Isis Heavy rains leave five dead African migrants rescued off coast Syrian government forces have resumed their offensive against Isis in the south of Damascus. It is understood a truce had been in place to evacuate women, children and the elderly on Sunday night from the city’s Hajar al-Aswad area. Shortly before noon yesterday, when the truce was supposed to end, government war planes struck Isis-held areas as Syrian troops began advancing in the remaining Isis zones. Heavy rain and lightning strikes across Sri Lanka have left at least ﬁve people dead and displaced more than 1,000. Disaster Management Centre ofﬁcials said yesterday that lightning killed three people and landslides killed two others. Many parts of the country have had heavy rains since Sunday, prompting landslide warnings. Meteorology officials also warned of oncoming thunderstorms and strong winds. AP A boat with two dozen migrants from West Africa was rescued off the coast of northern Brazil, ofﬁcials from the state of Maranhao said, after reportedly being at sea for ﬁve weeks. 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REUTERS By Conrad Duncan 26 NEWS The power of W eight: why the octopus is so unusual NATURE As a study explores the species’ otherness, Tom Bawden offers up some fascinating facts 8 days half-bo from onard ly £ 7 9 9 pp Western Crete Departures up to October 2018 Your tour includes... ✓ Explore the old Venetian port of Chania, one of the most picturesque harbours in the eastern Mediterranean ✓ Sample Cretan cuisine, acknowledged as some of the best in the country and famed for its organic olive oil, herbs, wine and seafood ✓ Stroll through Crete’s beautiful Botanical Park ✓ Wonder at the ancient Minoan palace of Knossos, part of Europe’s oldest civilisation ✓ Visit Heraklion’s acclaimed archaeological museum with a local guide ✓ Enjoy some of the best walks on the island and admire the incredible mountain views and unspoilt villages ✓ Return flights from a selection of regional airports, plus hotel transfers ✓ Seven nights in three-star accommodation, plus breakfast and dinner ✓ The services of our experienced and insightful tour manager throughout Prices are based on two people sharing and are correct at time of print. Single supplements may apply. This holiday is operated by and subject to booking conditions of Riviera Travel, ABTA V4744 ATOL 3430 protected. Subject to availability. Additional entrance cost may apply. Images used in conjunction with Riviera Travel. For further information please write to Riviera Travel, New Manor, 328 Wetmore Road, Burton upon Trent, Staffs, DE14 1SP. For more information or to book, please call: 01283 523447 www.ipariviera.co.uk ABTA No. V4744 ith extraordinary traits such as the ability to change colour in a ﬂash and to squirt ink at foes – not to mention their otherworldly appearance – you could be forgiven for mistaking octopuses as aliens. Which is exactly what happened last week when a group of 33 scientists published a study in a well-respected scientiﬁc journal declaring that they really were extraterrestrial beings. They suggested that the Cambrian expansion, a sudden burst of life that occurred around 540 million years ago and paved the way for octopuses to evolve, was the result of alien intervention from a comet. Speciﬁcally, the researchers proposed that extraterrestrial viruses deposited by the giant rock infected a population of primitive squid and caused them to evolve into octopuses. The research was widely dismissed but – true or not – you can certainly see where they are coming from. Octopuses may just be the weirdest creatures on the planet. Here are eight of the reasons why they are so extraordinary. 1. They have three hearts Two of them concern themselves entirely with the job of moving blood beyond its gills, while the third one concentrates on the organs. The “organ heart” actually stops beating when the octopus swims, which is why they tend to prefer crawling to swimming, which they ﬁnd far more tiring. 2. Their tentacles have a mind of their own Two-thirds of an octopus’s brain cells are in its arms, meaning that their limbs are essentially selfgoverning. So while the central control room of the octopus’s head might be thinking about navigating, the “arm brain” can concentrate on opening the tasty shellﬁsh the tentacles have just caught. Even when the tentacles are cut off they can carry on regardless for a while, with one experiment ﬁnding the dismembered limbs to be jerking in pain when researchers pinched them. 3. They can squirt ink They do this in part to envelop themselves in a dark cloud making it much harder for predators to ﬁnd them. But the ink also contains a chemical called tyrosinase which temporarily blinds attackers and messes with their sense of smell and taste. 4. They have the ability to see with their skin Octopuses do have eyes and, while they are thought to be colour blind, they don’t have blind spots which means they can see everything that is going on in their environment. They also have “polarised” vision meaning that they can see polarised light – the third property of light, along with colour and brightness. This tells them the orientation in which light waves are oscillating and allows the octopus to navigate by using polarisation patterns in the sky. But there’s more. Octopuses can also see with their skin. This contains the pigment proteins found in eyes, making it responsive to light. This probably allows them to detect changes in brightness rather than forming any kind of a detailed image. 5. They are really smart In his History of Animals, way back in 350BC, Aristotle wrote that: “The octopus is a stupid creature, for it will approach a man’s hand if it be lowered in the water.” But while the heavyweight Greek philosopher was right about many things – and is almost certainly more intelligent than an octopus himself – marine history has judged him to be wide of the mark on this one. A common octopus brain has 500 million neurons, giving them a similar “smartness” level of a dog or even a three-year old child. FINANCE How to teach your children the value of money As well as saving it, Gill Fielding explains why it’s important for them to understand and enjoy it A ll young children start off liking money: the shape, the feel, the brightness – after all it’s just like treasure – so the best way to engage them with money is to keep that magic alive as long as you can. Encourage your children to play with money – to hide it, count it; and if they do want to spend it, encourage them to spend it with a ﬂourish and a purpose. What that does is to encourage the child to think about the spending and how to do it, and in the main the more they think about it, the less they’ll do it. When you make the spending a really signiﬁcant thing, it stops the outﬂow of money being a casual exercise. Encourage your child to understand that money will grow if it’s properly “planted”. Put NEWS 2-27 Two-thirds of an octopus’s brain cells are in its arms AFP/GETTY VOICES 14-18 TV 28-29 IQ 30-39 BUSINESS SPORT 40-43 48-55 i TUESDAY 22 MAY 2018 27 ANNIVERSARY ‘It was the stories that we heard that night that really affected us’ A radiographer who treated several Manchester Arena victims recalls the horror in A&E. By Dean Kirby A They are among a very small club of animals that can use tools – scientists have observed them stacking discarded coconut shells up on the sea ﬂoor to make them into makeshift homes. In another sign of intelligence, researchers found that Billye, the giant female Paciﬁc octopus, was able to unlock the top of a childproof pill bottle to access her snack in just ﬁve minutes. They have also been known to navigate mazes to get to food. 7. They are masters of camouflage Octopuses have extraordinary blending-in abilities which allow them to change both their colour and texture to make them look like a rock or piece of seaweed . As such they often mimic speciﬁc objects rather than adopting the more general pattern of the surroundings. And they can do this in an instant. An octopus can change the colour of its entire body in just three-tenths of a second. 6. They are poisonous While all octopus species are thought to contain some venom – made from bacteria living inside them – in most cases this isn’t enough to harm humans, though it can certainly stun some marine wildlife. However, a bite from a small blue-ringed octopus is so nasty that it can paralyse a human adult in a matter of minutes. 8. They have blue blood To enable them to withstand deep-sea conditions, the octopus has evolved a copper rather than iron-based blood – which means that it is blue rather than red. The copper component makes it more efﬁcient at transporting oxygen when the water temperature is very low and there is not much oxygen around. some money in a savings pot for them and then pay them interest (at a reasonably high rate) with a ﬂourish. Make it into a game, see if they can guess how much interest they’ll get. That should encourage most children to save. In our family, we had a 50/50 rule that any birthday money or larger sums were split 50 per cent into savings and 50 per cent into spending. Encourage your child to enjoy playing with money and play money games (there’s a reason Monopoly remains a favourite game even today). If they spend all their money, play a “what if” game, saying, “If you hadn’t spent that money, it would now be worth more”, and show them how much it could have been with added interest. Finally, ensure that your child feels OK about money: it isn’t dirty or bad, and it allows them to have better and more ﬂexible choices. Gill Fielding is a ﬁnancial expert who appeared on Channel 4’s ‘Secret Millionaire’, founded the charity Money Mum and is the author of a new book ‘Solving the Financial Success Puzzle’ manda Martin had just gone to bed after a full day at work when news of the Manchester terror attack began to break, one year ago today. The lead radiographer at the Royal Bolton Hospital was awoken by the sound of her house phone ringing before her son walked into the room and whispered: “Mum, something’s happened at Manchester Arena.” The phone call was from Amanda’s colleagues at the hospital, 13 miles from Manchester city centre, telling her that they were being placed on standby for a major incident. Suicide bomber Salman Abedi had exploded an improvised explosive device at an Ariana Grande concert only minutes earlier – killing 22 people and leaving more than 800 others with physical and psychological injuries. “I put on my uniform and went into work,” says Amanda, 53. “It was quite calm. We started to prepare the department. When I was told exactly what had happened, I was incredibly shocked. I thought: ‘Oh my God, what are we going to be facing tonight?’ “In the brieﬁng room, I told the radiographers to remember that we were all good at our jobs and that we had to just get on with it. Then we waited for the ﬁrst patient to arrive.” Back at Manchester Arena, ambulance crews and police ofﬁcers were treating the survivors of the attack, who had suffered horriﬁc injuries in scenes described by some of those ﬁrst responders as a “war zone”. Abedi’s bomb contained nearly 2,000 metal nuts designed to cause maximum damage as they hit Grande’s young fans. Wounded survivors soon began to arrive at hospitals across the region including the Royal Bolton, where the radiographers were among the teams of medical staff waiting. “The ﬁrst patient came to us on a stretcher,” says Amanda. “When the ﬁrst X-ray image came up and we saw the metal nuts inside the patient’s body, my colleague and I just looked at each other. “I remember saying, ‘This doesn’t happen in Manchester. It just doesn’t happen’. We both comforted the lady. “Patients were coming straight out of ambulances and into the X-ray department. It was our job to look for the injuries and make sure we were taking images in the correct places. That went on for ﬁve or six hours. At different points in the night, each of us would Amanda Martin with the Pride of Britain award given to emergency workers in Greater Manchester for their efforts after the Manchester Arena attack feel like we were dropping, but we looked after each other and helped each other along so that we could keep doing our jobs.” Amanda says one of the hardest parts of that night was not the patients’ horriﬁc injuries, which NHS staff are trained to deal with as part of their lifesaving work. It was the stories that the patients were telling them about what had happened to them and their loved ones. “On a normal shift, we sometimes chat to our patients about ordinary things. But we decided that night not to ask any questions and just be guided by what the patients were saying. Some didn’t know if their loved ones were still alive. We couldn’t tell them that everything would be all right.” Some patients were full of the adrenaline of survival and wanted to talk. Others were stunned into silence by the shock of what had happened to them. They included people who had lost a relative or who had just found out their loved ones had been seriously injured, as well as some whose children were still missing. “It was the stories that we heard that night that really affected us. There was a woman who discovered her children were missing and a man who had just found out his wife and child had been injured. “When you are dealing with a serious car crash or even a train crash, you know it’s usually an accident, but this was different. It was the thought that somebody I remember saying to my colleague, ‘This doesn’t happen in Manchester. It just doesn’t happen’ came to our city and did this to people. That was the hardest thing to get over.” That night, Amanda and her team of seven radiographers dealt with 17 patients brought by ambulances from the scene, as well as some who made their own way to the hospital. One patient walked in ﬁve days later with a wounded arm saying he had not wanted to go to A&E that night because he had not wanted to bother the staff as he knew they would be busy. “It was only when I got home that the tears ﬁnally came,” Amanda says, reﬂecting on the most difﬁcult shift of her entire working life. “All of us said the same. We’d had to stay in professional mode all that time. I tried to go to sleep when I got home, but was thinking about the patients. I was thinking, ‘I hope that lady is OK. I hope she has been reunited with her loved ones’. “Then my son came into the bedroom and put his arms around me. He just sat there holding me in his arms and didn’t say anything as I cried. Later on I sat in the back garden in silence. I couldn’t watch the news on television or listen to the radio.” The radiographers at the Royal Bolton had to revisit the injured survivors of the attack over several weeks – taking further X-rays as they underwent treatment. “We’ve had really good support from the NHS,” Amanda says, “and we’ve all supported each other. We still shed a tear when something reminds us of that night. “Today is about the relatives of those who died and those left with serious injuries. Many people and families will never be the same again. As NHS staff, we will never forget that night and it will be with us for the rest of our lives.” Television Tuesday 22 May CRITIC’S CHOICE GERARD GILBERT PICK OF THE DAY Manchester: The Night Of The Bomb 9pm, BBC2 The ﬁrst anniversary of last May’s suicide-bomb attack at Ariana Grande’s concert in Manchester that left 22 people dead is marked by a vivid documentary in which some young and remarkably measured survivors of the atrocity tell their stories accompanied by footage of the concert and its harrowing aftermath. One girl remembers being trampled in the blind stampede that ensued while another recalls looking down to ﬁnd her ﬁngers dangling off – and these were some of the luckier ones after 22-year-old Mancunian Salman Abedi had detonated his home-made explosive. And loosely on this subject… === Love Your Garden: NHS Special 8pm, ITV Many of the young victims of the Manchester Arena bombing were treated at the nearby Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, the destination for Alan Titchmarsh and team as they set about turning a patch of land the size of a football pitch into a garden ﬁt for the thousands of youngsters who pass through the hospital each year. === The Split 9pm, BBC1 After the home truths of last week’s dinner party, this is a classically quiet penultimate instalment (episode ﬁve of a six-episode series almost invariably involves a lull) of Abi Morgan’s otherwise incidentpacked divorce-lawyer drama as Hannah (Nicola Walker) absorbs the fact that her husband’s name is on the leaked dating site, Nina (Annabel Scholey) wakes up with a hangover and in bed with her client Rex (Mathew Baynton), and Rose goes to explain to the vicar that, due to circumstances (ie. where she put her hand and all that), the wedding is off. === A&E Live 9pm, ITV Continuing ITV’s week-long celebration of the NHS, Davina McCall will be hanging out at Leeds General Inﬁrmary and hopefully not getting in the way. 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Actress Harriet Walter sets off in his footsteps. === Later Live – With Jools Holland 10pm, BBC2 Björk makes her ﬁrst television appearance in eight years, Alan Titchmarsh in ‘Love Your Garden’ 8pm, ITV Björk performs after a lengthy break from UK telly in ‘Later Live – With Jools Holland’ 10pm, BBC2 Hannah is facing a ‘Split’ of her own 9pm, BBC1 6.50 FILM: The Three Musketeers (Paul WS Anderson 2011) Adventure, starring Logan Lerman (S). 6.00 The Planet’s Funniest Animals (S). 6.20 Totally Bonkers Guinness World Records (S). 6.45 Totally Bonkers Guinness World Records (S). 7.10 Who’s Doing The Dishes? (S). 7.55 Emmerdale (S). 8.25 Coronation Street (S). 9.25 The Ellen DeGeneres Show (S). 10.20 The Bachelor (S). 12.15 Emmerdale (S). 12.45 Coronation Street (S). 1.45 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 Comical clips (S). 7.00 You’ve Been Framed! Gold Comical clips (S). 7.30 You’ve Been Framed! Gold (S). 8.00 Two And A Half Men Alan asks Lyndsey to choose between him and Larry (S). 8.30 Superstore (S). 9.00 FILM: Pulp Fiction (Quentin Tarantino 1994) Crime drama, starring John Travolta Jackson (S). 9.00 FILM: Fast & Furious 5 (Justin Lin 2011) Adventure, with Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson (S). 11.40 Family Guy Peter, Joe, Brian and Quagmire have their memories erased (S). 12.00 FILM: No One Lives (Ryuhei Kitamura 2012) Horror, starring Luke Evans (S). 1.40 FILM: Storage 24 (Johannes Roberts 2012) Sci-ﬁ horror, starring Noel Clarke (S). 3.30 Close 12.10 Family Guy (S). 12.35 American Dad! (S). 1.05 American Dad! (S). 1.35 Celebrity Juice (S). 2.15 Teleshopping 5.45 ITV2 Nightscreen NEWS 2-27 performing songs incorporating ﬂutes and birdsong from her lush and airy latest album Utopia. She’s joined by The Breeders, led by sisters Kelley and Kim Deal (ex of Pixies), a West African all-female group glorying in the name Les Amazones d’Afrique, and neo-soul artist (and daughter of Taj) Deva Mahal. The extended version can be seen this coming Sunday. FILM CHOICE LAURENCE PHELAN === Mo Salah: A Football Fairy Tale 10pm, Channel 4 Ahead of this Saturday’s Champions League ﬁnal, this proﬁle (unavailable for preview) charts the rise and rise of Liverpool’s free-scoring Egyptian striker whose goals have put him in contention for football’s highest accolade, the Ballon d’Or. VOICES 14-18 TV 28-29 IQ 30-39 FILM OF THE DAY === 10pm, Sky Cinema Classics (John Badham, 1977) The ﬁlm that made disco a faddish global phenomenon is, despite all the ﬂashing lights, Bee Gees songs and polyester, far grittier and more soulful than you may remember. Indeed, some of the more melodramatic plot points – the teen pregnancy and abortion, the gang rape and death by misadventure – are the result of a ﬁlm straining too hard for edgy contemporary realism. It already has everything it needs in Tony Manero (John Travolta, left), a brash, none-too-bright but hugely charismatic working-class Brooklyn 19-year-old who lives for the weekend, when he can escape the limited horizons of his day-to-day life. 10.50pm, Horror Channel (William Eubank, 2014) A neat and stylish indie sci-ﬁ reworking of various alien-abduction tropes and the Twilight Zone episode “People Are Alike All Over,” which keeps its characters in the dark and its audience intrigued longer than should be possible. Saturday Night Fever The Signal === Midnight Cowboy 12.05am, Sky Cinema Classics (John Schlesinger, 1969) The streets of New York are mean and dirty and paved with broken dreams in this Oscar-winning tale about the friendship between Jon Voight’s dumb Texan gigolo and Dustin Hoffman’s grifter – a luckless but loveable pair. 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Second of the week’s tributes to the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. 10.00 Smooth Classics 1am Sam Pittis Absolute Radio 6am Richie Firth 10.00 Leona Graham 1pm Andy Bush 4.00 Pete Donaldson 7.00 Danielle Perry 10.00 Ben Burrell 1am Chris Martin Heart 6am Jamie And Emma 9.00 Toby Anstis 1pm Matt Wilkinson 4.00 JK And Lucy 7.00 Sian Welby 10.00 Kat Shoob 1am Simon Beale 4.00 Jenni Falconer TalkSPORT 6am The Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast With Ray Parlour 10.00 Jim White 1pm Hawksbee And Jacobs 4.00 Danny Kelly And Darren Gough 7.00 Kick-off 10.00 Sports Bar 1am Extra Time With Adam Catterall littc ches that The gglitches make us human Nature A wing and a prayer After a breakdown, one writer found comfort in the beauty of birds Page 33 Arts All the world’s a stage From al fresco settings to a railway arch in Leeds, here are the ﬁnest theatres Page 36 Our bodies are all home to many fascinating design ﬂaws, explains NathanHLents E volution by natural selection is supposed to improve life forms, as they adapt to best fit the demands of their environment. But even over millions of years, the results of evolution still prove to be far from perfect, especially when it comes to the human body. In fact, because human ancestors were evolving so darn fast over the past few million years, we may be one of the most ﬂawed species of all. Some of the failings are amusing, but not all of our little quirks are laughing matters. There are many conditions and diseases that are caused, or at least made much worse, by shoddy “design”. The new field of evolutionary medicine has emerged on the back our increasing awareness that understanding our past can help us be healthy in the present. But be warned, not all of our glitches have easy ﬁxes. THE COMMON COLD Have you ever noticed that, while adults often get three or four head colds each year and children get more than twice that, our pets almost never do? The frequency with which we get colds and sinus infections really is off the charts compared to other animals. Some of this can be explained by our very high population density, but it can’t just be that or else we’d expect to see the same thing in farm animals. One of the biggest problems is in our nasal sinuses, large cavities with sticky walls through which air must pass before it heads to the lungs. These are important for warming and humidifying the air, while trapping particulates and infectious agents in the sticky goo called mucus. With the help of small hair-like structures called cilia, mucus circulates through the cavities and eventually dumps into our throats to be sent to our stomachs, which neutralises any invaders with acid. Humans have two speciﬁc design quirks in our nasal passages that give bacteria and viruses a head start in establishing an infection. For one thing, the drainage tubes that carry the mucus from our nasal sinuses are pretty skinny compared to other mammals. This means that they get clogged much more easily. Secondly, the drain spout for our largest two sinuses – the maxillary sinuses behind our cheek bones – is located at the top of the chamber. That means the cilia have to work against gravity to ensure proper drainage. When a brewing infection causes the mucus to get thicker and more viscous, the sticky mucus pools at the bottom of the cavity with nowhere to go. (A tip: lying down periodically can sometimes restore mucus ﬂow and provide temporary symptom relief.) TEENAGERS AND RISKY BEHAVIOUR It’s a cliché: youth is wasted on the young. But like many clichés, it’s based on a central truth. Young people engage in very risky behaviours, and the older we get, the more cautious we become. On the face of it, this doesn’t seem to make evolutionary sense. After all, young people have all of their reproductive potential ahead of them, while older people have already made whatever contribution they will to the future gene pool. Th e key to u n d erst an di n g why young people, particularly males, are prone to risk-taking lies in the phenomenon known as “costly signalling”. The many social, sexually reproducing species on earth have developed countless schemes of mate selection, often involving either direct male-male competition or female choice. Part of what it takes to attract a mate is advertising one’s ﬁtness, but in this context ﬁtness doesn’t mean physical fitness, although that can certainly be part of it. Fitness is reproductive success, the production of many offspring who are themselves successful. This advertising of fitness can sometimes morph into animals ba- NEWS 2-27 sically showing off, to say: “Look how impressive I am. I can endure this very costly experience and still survive.” This is the logic behind the enormous tail of the peacock, the hourslong concerts of songbirds – and human teenagers drag racing, nude streaking, smoking cigarettes and trying drugs. The most frustrating part is how often it actually works in attracting mates. OBESITY Weight struggle, obesity, and diabetes are now at epidemic levels in most developed countries. Although our increasingly sedentary lifestyles certainly don’t help, the real culprit in our losing struggle with weight management is our total helplessness in resisting the omnipresent buffet of calorie-packed foods surrounding us. For basically all of our evolutionary history, securing food was a major effort and abundance was rare. Our physiology – and our psychology – is battle-armed against scarcity and starvation, leaving us ill-prepared for a world of plenty. Natural selection never rewarded us for willpower so we simply don’t have much of it. Making matters worse, there is a substantial mismatch between the food we are adapted to eat and what we do actually consume. In sub-Saharan Africa during the Pleistocene epoch, our ancestors ate a wide variety of nutritious food, but you won’t ﬁnd much of it on modern menus. While occasional windfalls of meat were undoubtedly important, our forebears ate mostly leaves, roots, worms, and scavenged bone marrow. Fruit was important as well, but the tiny, ﬁbrous, bitter fruits of that time bear little resemblance to the plump and sweet modern cultivars. The same is true for root plants, such as potatoes, turnips, and carrots, and other staples such as corn and beans. The foods that are now the base of almost all diets globally – the cereals – weren’t a major source of our nutrition in the deep past. While it’s hard to imagine life without wheat, oats, barley, corn, or rice, these were rarely eaten until the age of agriculture 30-SECOND BRIEFING FAULTY BODIES The human body has kept old ﬂaws and developed new ones during the course of history, despite evolution. For example, the legacy of our development as a species over thousands of years means that the chromosomes carrying our genetic information still contain thousands of viral “carcasses”, the remnants of infections that our ancient ancestors had to ﬁght. Meanwhile, humans have lost the ability to create some micro nutrients. While many animals synthesise Vitamin C in their livers, us human beings have to absorb it through our diet. Rather than undermining the theory of evolution, the curious ﬂaws in our bodies highlight its limits, and indicate that our bodies are not the result of intelligent design. Ten per cent of couples have difﬁculty conceiving VOICES 14-18 TV 28-29 between 10,000 and 15,000 years ago. Why is this a problem? Well, 75 per cent of the world’s food now comes from plant varieties that are packed with a speciﬁc nutrient that we are not built to live well on: carbohydrates. It is becoming increasingly clear that our bodies utilise sugar and other carbohydrates in a way that promotes the storage of excess energy as fat, sustains hunger even when overfed, and leads to poor sugar metabolism generally. While farming clearly ushered in our modern era, it may also have heralded the most unhealthy aspects of our relationship with food. SPRAINED ANKLES The human ankle is kind of a mess. There are seven bones in there, in addition to the two lower leg bones and the ﬁve of the foot. That’s 14 bones all coming together in a very tight space. While redundancy is sometimes a good thing, all those bones require attachments to each other via ligaments and each attachment is a possible place for a sprain. The evolution from quadrupedal to bipedal posture happened extremely rapidly and our joints, while certainly functional, do not show the optimisation that a more gradual transition might have allowed. Poor adaptation is also seen in our vertebral columns, leading to slipped discs, and in our knees, leading to torn anterior cruciate ligaments. We make matters worse when we lace up our feet in snug, supportive shoes and construct our environment with smooth surfaces. This leaves our ankles weak in all the wrong places and unable to bear the sudden twists and turns that are inevitable for an upright walker. As the barefoot marathon runners have shown us, shoes may do more harm than good. INFERTILITY Given how important reproduction is for the survival of the species, it would be reasonable to suppose that this would be the one area in which we do pretty well. Yet infertility is so rampant in humans that more than 10 per cent of couples have difﬁculty conceiving. There are myriad possible causes, from low sperm count to endometriosis, but there are strange design quirks as well. For example, sperm cells crank their tails in right-hand corkscrews and are unable to turn left. This means that they swim about aimlessly, which is one reason why we must start with hundreds of millions of sperm in order for just one to make the relatively long journey to the fallopian tubes. Those tubes, by the way, are not even physically attached to the ovaries – so some eggs are squirted pointlessly into a woman’s abdomen. Those quirks are found in all mammals, but humans have unique reproductive issues as well. Somewhere between a third and a half of all conceived embryos fail to implant. While almost half of those have a chromosomal abnormality and wouldn’t IQ 30-39 BUSINESS SPORT 40-43 48-55 have survived long anyway, in the other half, there is nothing wrong with the embryo as far as we can tell. Then, even when we can conceive and maintain a pregnancy, the biggest danger still awaits. 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NEWS 2-27 VOICES 14-18 TV 28-29 IQ 30-39 BUSINESS SPORT 40-43 48-55 i TUESDAY 22 MAY 2018 33 Nature Saved by the birds Joe Harkness, silhouetted above and inset, ﬁnds birdwatching keeps him connected and grounded; top: a wheatear; left: a ﬁeldfare; bottom: a wood pigeon BIRDTHERAPY Connecting with the natural world helped JoeHarknessto recover from a mental breakdown and accept the person he truly was I n 2013, I suffered a breakdown, and it nearly broke me. Looking back, I believe there was probably something mentally askew with me from my mid-teens, but it took until my mid-twenties for it to fully surface. I’d masked it, abusing alcohol and Class A drugs in order to create a full-frontal façade of disgusting arrogance. The reality was that inside, I was screaming out to be able to shrink away and be who I really was – but I had to break in order to rebuild. After the breakdown, I embarked on a therapeutic journey. The NHS support was less than inspiring. The waiting list for funded counselling was months, and the stress workshops I was offered were ﬂatly delivered. Antidepressant medication was the ﬁller for my cracked mind – lifting my mood and suppressing my negative cyclic thoughts, albeit artiﬁcially. However, the one thing that seemed to work consistently was being outside in nature, walking, relaxing and taking in my surroundings. I discovered birdwatching by happy accident. In my childhood I’d observed birds with my grandad – I strongly remember him showing me great crested grebes, regally diving on Salhouse Broad, Norfolk. I remember him pointing out kestrels to me, hovering by the roadside as we drove by. He’d planted a seed in me. A seed that lay dormant for many years. The profound moment when I realised that birds could really help me came in the form of a pair of common buzzards, mewing to each other above a treeline and filling me with hope and joy. Soon afterwards, I spent a day with my grandad at Hickling Broad, a wildlife reserve in the heart of the Broads national park. We saw and shared some wonderful birds that day – a bittern, great white egret and a spoonbill – all larger-than- Joe’s tips for well-birding Get to know the birds in your garden or any nearby outdoor space and notice how they behave and interact. I call this your “bird community”. The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) has excellent advice on what to feed birds. Take time to notice the intricacies of feather patterns and markings. Some of the most beautifully underrated birds are around us every day. Try not to focus on just seeing birds – try to hear them too. There is so much pleasure in identifying a bird by its call or song. Consider ﬁnding yourself a local birdwatching patch. The consistency and security that visiting a regular patch provides can also help you to connect with yourself and with nature in general. Engage in citizen science. The RSPB and British Trust for Ornithology’s national garden birdwatching initiatives are a superb starting point. Allow yourself to become immersed in your surroundings and accept the whole feeling of being outdoors. Breathe slowly and sharpen your senses. Birdwatching shares many similarities with the concept of mindfulness meditation. I love to absorb the outdoor sights, smells and sounds – it’s never just a bird life and all lingering in the memory. I longed to feel this again and to experience the wonder of such famed and scarce avifauna. Then I saw beauty closer to home. I was taking part in the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds’ Big Garden Birdwatch when a dunnock paraded conﬁdently on the lawn in front of me – how had I never noticed such beauty before? Soon, every birdwatching experience made me feel more connected and grounded. I found that writing about these experiences also helped me and so I began a blog about birds, and eventually started writing a book. I had been prone to obsessive and compulsive behaviours in my home and work life – but I found that keeping bird records became a great way to ease these, and make me feel more focused and relaxed. Blogging about birds on social media – and joining local birdwatching networks – soon led to me forming connections with other, like-minded people. But there was another, more spiritual connection – with the land itself. I found this by adopting a local birdwatching “patch”. A patch is the birdwatching term for a place you visit regularly and call your own. In doing so, you become attuned to nature’s calendars – seasonal nuances, bird migration movements and the changing colours of the outdoors. This helped me to understand myself more, accepting my own place in the rhythm of the world – accepting me again. In my research for the book, I came across the Five Ways to Wellbeing model, developed by the New Economics Foundation. This outlines ﬁve things that you can bring into your life to promote positive wellbeing, namely: to connect, be active, learn, give and take notice. I immediately saw the correlation between birdwatching and these five areas, coining the term “ﬁve ways to wellbirding”. It all began to make perfect sense and the “ﬁve ways” formed their own chapters in the book. It isn’t all about “watching” birds, though. Birdwatching is a multisensory experience and when I discovered this, it made my outdoor experiences even more uplifting. I love to absorb the sights, smells and sounds when I engage in the hobby – it’s never just a bird. My favourite multisensory moments happen at my local heath. Coconut-scented gorse wafting over the barren landscape; a descending, ﬂuting melody tumbles into my ears. I look up. The sun temporarily blinds me, so I raise my hand – there it is, the bird singing so sweetly: a woodlark. My favourite springtime singer. Yes, there are still dark moments – but birdwatching has brought me so many others – ﬁlled with light – and birds. I share my story to spread the word about how birdwatching has helped me and in the hope that it can, perhaps, help other people too. You certainly don’t have to have expensive birdwatching equipment and access to vast green spaces in order to access birds. They really are all around us, all the time. Just remember to look up and around, not down at a phone or the ground. 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DVD/BLU-RAY The Post CERTIFICATE 12, 116 MINS Steven Spielberg directs Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks in this thrilling drama about how The Washington Post came to publish the Pentagon Papers (leaked documents revealing the US government’s lies about the Vietnam war). I have seen performances in a theatre-on-wheels, an old Welsh steelworks, and a Victorian gentlemen’s toilet. I have helped cook a meal for an audience in the open air. I have can-canned on stage in a desolate industrial estate and danced in the rain to Katy Perry’s “Roar” on an ancient Roman ruin. I have spent all night in an abandoned playhouse, hunting for ghosts – and ﬁnding them. Britain has some of the most remarkable and unusual theatres in the world. In 2016, I decided to setouttovisitthem.Iwantedtoget off the beaten track and discover stages in unlikely settings, with fascinating histories or that have thrived against the odds. Twenty Theatres to See Before You Die is an account of the adventure I had, and a love letter to this country’s most special performance venues. My passion for theatres began early in life. As a child at the Theatre Royal Bath, I’d fallen in love with the plush red curtains and gilt ornamentation; the itch of velvet on the back of my legs and that special smell of dust that’s stayed too long in the dark. Later, I became intoxicated with the hubs of the leftﬁeld performance scene, spending my summers hanging out at Edinburgh Fringe venues like Summerhall, an old veterinary college still replete with jars of animal parts pickled in formaldehyde. In London it was the giddy goings-on at Battersea Arts Centre and the Shunt Vaults that beguiled me, and I spent hours and hours getting lost in immersive performances that invited audiences to delve into the nooks and crannies of the buildings where they took place. M o r e r e c e n t l y I ’d b e e n working as executive director of Camden People’s Theatre: a humble off-West End venue in an old pub, where nonetheless I’d experienced the remarkable – artists transforming our tiny stage with cardboard boxes and gaffer tape, creating a whole new universe. I felt certain that places like this were important. In a society that was – in the wake of the vote to leave the EU – in a state of ﬂux, these venues dedicated to the business of sharing stories seemed to matter more than ever. Still, it was easy to feel jaded, sometimes, when so much of my day job revolved around stressing about box-ofﬁce ﬁgures and ﬁxing leaking toilets. Easy to feel cynical, too, about the lack of diversity on Britain’s stages; high ticket prices that seemed to mark theatres as the preserve of the privileged and not relevant to the lives of ordinary people at all. So I decided to get out on the road. I wanted to remind myself what had made me fall in love with Britain’s theatres in the first place; to find out what makes a great theatre; and why theatres continue to play such an important role in the lives of so many, in spite of the ongoing My trip reminded me of the crucial role theatres have played in this country’s life Britain’s most extraordinary theatres Disused railway arches, a Victorian town hall and a striking clifftop setting have all become memorable drama venues. By Amber Massie-Blomﬁeld threat from funding cuts, reduced arts education and a culture of instant online gratiﬁcation. My trip took me all the way from the tip of Cornwall to the Isle of Mull. I eschewed the glitter of London’s West End, instead favouring the offbeat places unlikely to make headlines or attract stars. There was the theatre started in a cow byre on a remote island; the footings of an Elizabethan playhouse, concealed in the basement of an 1980s tower block. I visited a private Victorian auditorium where Percy Bysshe Shelley’s heart is purported to have been kept in a silk-lined box; a playing space with a ﬂoor fashioned from red Devonshire earth. By the end of my journey, I’d visited 20 remarkable theatres. My trip reminded me of the crucial role theatres have played in the life of this country for nearly two millennia. What moved me more than anything was how many people were willing to give so much to keep the doors of these theatres open, often at great personal cost. It showed me that the values of creativity, free expression and community – embodied in the theatre – still underpin our society. And that has given me reason to feel hopeful. ‘Twenty Theatres to See Before You Die’ by Amber MassieBlomﬁeld is published on Friday (Penned in the Margins, £14.99) BATTERSEA ARTS CENTRE, LONDON When BAC’s Grand Hall went up in ﬂames in March 2015, many mourned the loss of this special place that held memories, not only of performances, but of weddings, baptisms, political rallies and other community events. BAC wasn’t built as a theatre; it started life as Battersea’s town hall in 1893, and has continued to operate as a local meeting point, with ceilidhs and Slimming World meetings running alongside experimental arts. Thankfully, most of the building survived the ﬁre – you can still admire original features like the mosaic ﬂoors and the carved ﬁgures of “Prudence” and “Justice”. The reconstructed Grand Hall will open its doors in October with Bryony Kimmings’ I’m a Phoenix Bitch. A ﬁtting tribute to the survival of one of Britain’s best loved contemporary theatres – and a Battersea icon. THE ROMAN THEATRE AT VERULAMIUM The oldest visible theatre site in the UK, built in around 140AD, is on the outskirts of St Albans, in the remains of the Roman city of Verulamium. At one time up to 2,000 spectators ﬂocked here to see the popular Greek and Latin plays of the period, as well as bullﬁghts and sword ﬁghts. But by the fourth century it had fallen into disuse – it became the town’s rubbish dump. It was excavated in the 1930s, and today, you can see the ruins of the stage, the dressing rooms and the seating banks. Standing on this site where people were attending performances nearly two millennia ago is a potent reminder of the continuing power of theatre. NEWS 2-27 VOICES 14-18 TV 28-29 IQ 30-39 BUSINESS SPORT 40-43 48-55 i TUESDAY 22 MAY 2018 37 Last night’s g television MICHAEL DAY THE MINACK, PORTHCURNO The Minack is surely the most spectacular theatre in the UK: an open-air auditorium carved from a Cornish cliffside, with far-reaching views of the Atlantic - audiences have reported spotting dolphins and basking sharks during performances. It looks like a remnant from a forgotten past race, but it was actually built in the early 1930s, almost single-handed, by Rowena Cade, a sprightly amateur drama enthusiast. When the theatre was taken over as a lookout by the army in the Second World War, it was largely destroyed. Stone by stone, Cade rebuilt it. In spite of mixed fortunes for the Minack over the years, she kept faith with her creation to the last, making improvements until the very end of her life. CONTACT, MANCHESTER This is a topsy-turvy space full of brightly coloured mezzanines and high-spec performance spaces, and all the decisions are led by young people – from the shows presented, to the design of the posters outside. This is not a typical night out at the theatre. You’re as likely to encounter beatboxers staging an impromptu gig as a group of young producers debating politics. SLUNGLOW’S HUB, LEEDS Slunglow’s HUB is in the unlikeliest of settings – a strand of ﬁve disused railway arches in Holbeck, Leeds – but that’s exactly what is so delightful about it. Make your way from the station across an unprepossessing industrial estate, and you’ll ﬁnd yourself in a magical place ﬁlled with curios. Slunglow treats their visitors as valued guests. Artists are able to stay here in a dormitory while they develop shows. Geezer Jamie’s word salad is enough to put anyone off their food » Jamie’s Quick and Easy Food Channel 4, 8pm » Robbie’s War: the Rise and Fall of a Playboy Billionaire BBC2, 9pm I t’s been said that we spend more time watching food on television that we do eating. And it goes without saying we spend more time ogling food porn on the gogglebox that we do actually preparing it ourselves. Is that such bad thing? Probably, if all this visual consumption means that we’re only left with time to make beans on toast or pop something in the microwave. There’s not much evidence we’re taking careful notes and striding purposefully into the kitchen immediately after. A study last year of 1,000 British adults found that fewer than a third who regularly tuned into food shows put what they’d watched into practice. Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver wants to change all that with Jamie’s Quick and Easy Food, now in its second series. It’s just a pity Jamie the geezer is so annoying. He began last night’s opening episode by shoving his grinning mug right up to the camera, and making hand gestures like a singer from a boy band. He talks in CAPITAL LETTERS. “I wanna get you all cooking, using KILLER ingredient combos.” The programme’s selling point is simplicity: the chef demonstrating as many dishes as possible that require just ﬁve main ingredients and an minimum of effort. Still, the producers could probably have cut a third of the running time – or found time for a Pruning Oliver’s many adjectives would have cut the running time by about a third THEATRE BY THE LAKE, KESWICK Theatre by the Lake is set on the edge of the Lake District’s Derwent Water, with Cat Bells mountain in the distance. The venue is the successor to “the Blue Box’”– a theatre-on-wheels that travelled the country in the wake of the Second World War. The company of artists that ran it led a communal life, sharing the workload. When the Blue Box was declared unroadworthy in 1975, it ended up in Keswick – and stayed here for more than 20 years, until it was replaced by a permanent building. The spirit still inﬂuences what happens here today: plays are performed by a repertory company that spends six months living and working together. TARA, LONDON There’s something utterly transporting about this beautiful, diminutive theatre in London’s Earlsﬁeld. Step through the old Indian double doors that adorn its Edwardian terraced frontage, and you’ll ﬁnd a playing space with a red earth ﬂoor. It also has a hidden courtyard, ﬁlled with ﬂowers and tea lights – a ﬁne spot for a pre-show glass of wine on a sunny evening. The home of Tara Arts, a theatre company created in the wake of the racially motivated murder of Gurdip Singh Chaggar in 1976, Tara Theatre is dedicated to connecting cultures: a place set apart from the hustle and bustle of the city, yet linked to the diversity of the community that surrounds it. couple more recipes – if they had pruned some of Oliver’s adjectives. The ﬁrst simple dish is a “superluxurious, outrageously easy family supper”. “It’s gonna BLOW your mind,” the chef declared modestly of his pesto chicken. I found myself yearning for the spaced-out kitchen capers on Planet Nigella in Notting Hill. She could certainly get away with saying “supper”. By the end, our adjectivally promiscuous chef had run out of superlatives, so he began doubling up. To be fair, though, the “mightily, mightily, beautiful, beautiful” watermelon granita did look good. If he ever managed to present an easy and effective recipe of chocolate granita (probably the Only a third of viewers cook any of the recipes Jamie Oliver prepares hardest granita to make), I might forgive him some of the hot air that came with it. He might be down to his last few million but the subject of Robbie’s War, the London-based property tycoon, Robbie Tchenguiz, probably doesn’t worry about what he’s having for dinner, with various Michelin-starred canteens just a short cab ride from his £20m London home. Tchenguiz, who ﬂed his native Iran when the mullahs took over in 1979, was once one of Britain’s super rich – until he lost most of it in the 2008 ﬁnancial crash and was arrested as part of a botched fraud investigation. This documentary showed him ﬁghting to save his a home and his business empire. Ahead of last night’s broadcast, Tchenguiz watched the programme and declared that it “sensationalised all aspects of my personal life while giving an imprecise and inaccurate view of my legal battle”. You could forgive the BBC for not wanting to leave out the piquant details. Tchenguiz and his brother Vincent were notorious playboys, dated supermodels and held yacht parties in St Tropez. Despite his current predicament his Polish girlfriend, model and Instagram addict Julia Dybowska, has stuck bravely by him in the Kensington pad, while his estranged ex-wife lives downstairs with the kids. But if this was an supposed to be a serious investigation into a major fraud scandal, you might say the BBC was having its cake and eating it. Twitter: @theipaper 38 Arts Set in the Fifties, Olga Busuioc plays Cio-Cio San, ariving in America as part of the war brides scheme ROBBIE JACK Arts reviews OPERA Madama Butterfly/ Der Rosenkavalier GLYNDEBOURNE FESTIVAL OPERA, LEWES HHHHH/HHHHH Annilese Miskimmon’s production of Madama Butterﬂy, with which Glyndebourne has opened its season, began life as a touring production two years ago, and like most touring productions it works on one all-purpose set, whose DANCE Elizabeth BARBICAN, LONDON HHHHH The Royal Ballet’s Elizabeth has both a magniﬁcent central performance and a trivial view of its subject. Zenaida Yanowsky is superb as the Tudor queen in Will Tuckett’s dance drama, which blends Elizabethan text, new music and dance. She adds real depth and complexity to a work that struggles to look beyond Elizabeth’s relationships with men: the Virgin Queen in terms of her sex life. Elizabeth uses a small cast to depict and comment on its heroine, while the dancing tends to illustrate the speech, which in turn reports incidents rather than enacting them. It’s an arms’-length approach, though Elizabeth is given longer solos, more space to create an independent character. What’s strange is how resolutely the piece leaves out everything but the monarch’s personal life. In 90 minutes, there’s time to tell us, many times, that Elizabeth loved little dogs, but not to mention the Spanish Armada. Ignoring politics is weird because Elizabeth couldn’t. ZOE ANDERSON THE INDEPENDENT unfussy realism perfectly suits Miskimmon’s directorial approach, which is entirely successful. She has updated the story to the early Fifties, and set it in the context of the American war brides scheme, whereby American servicemen who married abroad could bring their wives home Thus, newsreel footage of ships going past the Statue of Liberty periodically appears on a grainy screen which Cio-Cio San (Olga Busuioc) watches like a home movie. The Moldavian soprano communicates iron determination THEATRE THE INDEPENDENT Jill Halfpenny plays Rachel Watson, the boozy, suburban commuter, in this stripped-down production The Girl on the Train WEST YORKSHIRE PLAYHOUSE, LEEDS HHHHH First a publishing sensation then a hit ﬁlm, now Paula Hawkins’ blood-on-the-tracks thriller is a stage play set to depart on an all-stops national tour. Both writers and director have done a good job in dramatically reshaping the tense narrative with some decent jokes added for good measure. Told entirely from the perspective of boozy suburban commuter Rachel Watson, much of the 2015 original baggage has been dispensed with. Gone are the viewpoints of missing Megan (Florence Hall) and love interloper Anna (Sarah Ovens) who are consigned to the fringes of the action. Rachel, by contrast, is more wisecracking super sleuth here than a woman clinging by a thread to her sanity. Jill Halfpenny as the eponymous passenger stands out against a disappointingly stilted series of performances from the rest of cast – although there is much more ﬂuidity in the second act. The mystery unravels with almost indecent ease in the ﬁnal scenes as the themes of male to realise her American dream. Her Pinkerton (Joshua Guerrero) makes a convincing foil. The casting is effective. Busuioc communicates by turns vulnerability, fury, and digniﬁed acceptance of her fate, though her singing has power rather than beauty. The supporting characters conjure up an entirely believable clash of cultures. And in her direction Miskimmon doesn’t put a foot wrong: this is the most sensitive and satisfying retelling of the tale I have seen in years. And if you want an additional reason to catch this show, there is one - in Omer Meir Wellber’s conducting, thanks to which the musical story unfolds in all its breath-taking beauty. One could not similarly commend Robin Ticciati’s conducting of Der Rosenkavalier the following evening; the overture in particular was horribly scrambled. The American mezzo Kate Lindsey was Octavian and an entirely credible lover. Rachel Willis-Sorensen made a youthful and vocally powerful Marschallin; Brindley Sherratt worked heroically to extract laughs with his Baron Ochs; Elizabeth Sutphen was effective in the role of the ingénue Sophie. But the only scene where Strauss was allowed to cast his mysterious spell untrammelled was the duet in which the Marschallin ruminates on time and the death of love. Almost every other scene was brought to the point of collapse by the weight of the unfunny sight-gags laid on. Madama Butterly, to 18 July; Der Rosenkavalier, to 26 June (01273 815 000) MICHAEL CHURCH RICHARD DAVENPORT VISUAL ARTS A Pre-Raphaelite Collection Unveiled: the Cecil French Bequest WATTS GALLERY ARTISTS’ VILLAGE, COMPTON The “forgotten” collection of Cecil French, a passionate advocate of the later Victorians and of those 20th century British artists who were not seduced by French Impressionism and PostImpressionism. Important works by Frederic Leighton, Lawrence Alma-Tadema, John William Waterhouse, Edward Burne-Jones and Albert Moore are among the paintings and drawings on display. (01483 810235) to 3 Jun Ocean Liners: Speed & Style V&A, LONDON SW7 This exhibition, the most comprehensive ever about international ocean liners, is bookended by two ships: Brunel’s groundbreaking Great Eastern of 1859 and the Queen Elizabeth II of 1969. Between these two vessels a whole transport culture is on display, from posters for the liners to archive ﬁlm clips, showing how the golden age of ocean travel helped shape the modern world. (020 7942 2000) to 17 Jun FILM On Chesil Beach 15, DOMINIC COOKE, 110 MINS Ian McEwan’s novella provides the source material for this nuanced and well-observed study of bad sex, in which tiny accidents and misunderstandings threaten to scupper a marriage almost before it has started. Saoirse Ronan and Billy Howle star as the newlyweds at a seaside hotel at the beginning of their honeymoon in 1962. Nationwide release Filmworker 15, TONY ZIERRA, 94 MINS A documentary telling the poignant story of Leon Vitali, a young actor who had a prominent role in Stanley Kubrick’s Barry Lyndon and then became Kubrick’s most fervent disciple for the next 25 years, before being shunted aside after the director’s death. Limited release A Cambodian Spring 15, CHRIS KELLY, 126 MINS The director took nine years to complete this remarkable ﬁlm about land-rights protests and political skullduggery in Cambodia. The subject matter may seem of marginal interest for a Western audience, but the documentary works as investigative journalism and also as a universal story about a community trying to save itself from destruction. Limited release COMEDY Jon Richardson VARIOUS VENUES violence, isolation and resilience are brought together in a brilliant and blinding climax. But the negatives fail to derail the compelling passage of the story told against an outstanding minimalist set design which mimics the grim compartmentalisation of so much of our modern life. To 9 June (0113 213 7700), then touring JONATHAN BROWN Testy, cardigan-wearing grump Jon Richardson gets great comic mileage out of his early-onset fogeyish tendencies in Old Man. Norwich Theatre Royal (01603 630000) tonight; Theatre Royal, Nottingham (0115 989 5555) Wed i TUESDAY 22 MAY 2018 Arts agenda THE CULTURAL HIGHLIGHTS YOU HAVE TO SEE DANCE Rambert SADLER’S WELLS, LONDON EC1 Kim Brandstrup’s new Life Is a Dream is Rambert’s ﬁrst evening-length work this century. Set to music by Lutoslawski, it’s an otherworldly tale of revenge, reconciliation and longing for the outside world. (020 7863 8000) to Sat POP Car Seat Headrest VARIOUS VENUES Will Toledo broke out of Bandcamp with 2016’s Teens of Denial, a wordy, wired album of wise-ass wisdoms lashed to jittery US indie-punk. If you missed his early output, this year’s re-recording of 2011’s Twin Fantasy should bring you up to speed with his wry, dry and winningly ramshackle talent. SWX, Bristol (alttickets.com) tonight; Roundhouse, London NW1 (roundhouse.org.uk) Wed Gaz Coombes VARIOUS VENUES He was young, he was free, but the Supergrass singer is more free-thinking than ever on his third solo album, World’s Strongest Man, which sets explorations of anxiety and depression to deep, warm and emotionally textured art-rock backdrops. Trinity, Bristol (seetickets.com) tonight; Palladium, London W1 (gigsandtours.com) Wed Phoebe Bridgers VARIOUS VENUES This LA singer-songwriter’s debut album dazzles: between its shivery melancholy, lyrical precision and melodic grace, Stranger in the Alps wrings something sublime from its sorrows. Leaf, Liverpool (seetickets.com) tonight; Islington Assembly Hall, London N1 (myticket.co.uk) Wed JAZZ A Change Is Gonna Come: Music for Human Rights BRIGHTON DOME Carleen Anderson, Nikki Yeoh, Speech Debelle and Nubya Garcia raise their voices for equality and civil rights as they perform reinterpretations of iconic songs from the 1960s struggle to today, alongside new compositions. (01273 709709) tonight THEATRE Art BIRMINGHAM HIPPODROME Matthew Warchus’s production of Yasmina Reza’s Art is a beautifully structured portrait of midlife crisis, starring Nigel Havers, 39 In Saturday’s Denis Lawson and Stephen Tompkinson as three men whose friendship threatens to fall apart when one of them spends a huge amount of money on an abstract painting. (arttheplay.com) to Sat SPORT The Writer ALMEIDA THEATRE, LONDON N1 Champions League final Gender, power and the dangers of treating art as product are the subjects in Ella Hickson’s new play, which has a tricksy, self-deconstructing format that jerks us into rethinking each of the previous scenes. Sam West and Romola Garai star. (020 7359 4404) to Sat Can Liverpool upset the odds to win a sixth European Cup when they take on Real Madrid in Kiev? WORLD MUSIC Os Mutantes VARIOUS VENUES Classic Brazilian psychedelia from the groundbreaking band who reformed in 2006 and are now a six-piece led by Sergio Dias, with English singer-songwriter Carly Bryant a recent recruit. Brudenell Social Club, Leeds (0113 275 2411) tonight; Jazz Café, London NW1 (020 7485 6834) Wed CLASSICAL La Nuova Musica WIGMORE HALL, LONDON W1 David Bates directs an all-Bach evening, framing two double concertos (for oboe and violin and for two violins) with two solo cantatas (BWV 54 and 170) sung by countertenor Tim Mead. (020 7935 2141) tonight 7.30pm Travel Offer NLS3233856_v3 7 Days By Air £ Britten Sinfonia only 1520pp BARBICAN HALL, LONDON EC2 Thomas Adès marks the halfway point of his Beethoven Symphony cycle by conducting Nos 4 and 5 (tonight) and the Pastoral Sixth (Thur). (0845 120 7550) tonight and Thur 7.30pm If you only see one thing today Oberammergau Passion Play Munich & the Austrian Tyrol Departing Monday 22 Jun From Heathrow (LHR) Price Includes... 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Business Business Editor Elizabeth Anderson +4420 7361 5718 email@example.com EMPLOYMENT May urged to intervene in Sainsbury’s pay dispute By Helen Cahill Theresa May has come under pressure to intervene in a dispute between Sainsbury’s and its shop ﬂoor workers over the supermarket’s plans to overhaul staff contracts. A group of high-profile MPs has written to the Prime Minister, urging her to face down the grocery chain’s chief executive Mike Coupe and force him to “ensure that no staff will face a pay cut”. Sainsbury’s is scrapping paid breaks and premium pay on Sunday for thousands of staff. W h i l e t h e s u p e r m a rke t i s simultaneously increasing basic pay, it is thought that 13,000 workers will lose out to the tune of £3,000 per year as a result of the changes. Penned by Labour’s Siobhain McDonagh MP and backed by the likes of Labour’s David Lammy, Frank Field and shadow Business Secretary Rebecca Long Bailey, and Tory Robert Halfon, the letter describes Sainsbury’s actions as “deplorable”. The letter reads: “We are completely dismayed that a company of Sainsbury’s reputation would use an increase in basic pay as a smokescreen for a whole array of deplorable decisions that will hit hardest their most dedicated, loyal and long-term staff. “Under the proposed changes, all Earlier this month, Sainsbury’s revealed plans to cut £100m of staff perks to boost basic pay rates to £9.20 an hour - an 8 per cent annual increase in salary. employees will lose their paid breaks, there will be widespread cuts to premium pay including a shortening of nightshift premium hours and a scrapping of Sunday premium pay, and shop floor staff will no longer receive bonuses. “However, the scrapping of the bonus scheme will not affect the CEO, Mike Coupe, or his fellow management team.” The letter has received the support of around 100 MPs and represents a major test for Mrs May, who last year backtracked on a promise to put company workers on boards. Simon Roberts, retail and operations director for Sainsbury’s, said that he thought the letter failed to reﬂect “how the vast majority of our colleagues are feeling”. “We have conducted meaningful consultation with around 100 Labour MP Siobhain McDonagh described Sainsbury’s as ‘deplorable’ colleague representatives and have made a number of changes to our original proposals based on their feedback.” In Prime Minister’s Questions last week, Mrs May was asked whether she saw the contract changes as an “insult”. Mrs May said she would look at the issue, but that “these are commercial decisions that are taken by the employer and by Sainsbury’s”. GLOBALISATION ‘Tightening of borders is big threat to businesses’ By Laurie Havelock Quote of the day Be yourself. Don’t worry about creating a work persona or thinking you’ve got to conform. People want to know the real you. Liv Garﬁeld Career advice from the CEO of water company Severn Trent All mod cons for historic single malt The 30 Second Briefing BP’S AGM Oil and gas multinational BP held its AGM in Manchester yesterday, ﬁelding questions from investors and setting out its strategy for the near future The meeting was held 180 miles away from the group’s London headquarters in what represented a break in 100 years of tradition. Whisky drinkers will raise a glass to spirts maker Edrington today after they unveiled a new £140m distillery on Speyside dedicated to The Macallan, a single malt whisky that traces its history back to 1824. Why the move up North? The FTSE 100-listed company said that the change in venue was in recognition of the fact that around 40 per cent of its shareholders are based north of Birmingham, as well a symbol of the ties it holds with supply chain ﬁrms and researchers at Manchester University. Sounds innocent enough... But some investors and campaigners say that the move away from London was a cynical one, designed to dissuade climate activists from storming the AGM. BP has also scheduled the meeting to take place just one day before oil rival Royal Dutch Shell’s – held today in The Hague, The new facility is part of a larger £500m investment into the brand that includes more sherry-cask barrels and a new visitor experience on the Easter Elchies estate located between Inverness and Aberdeen. where shareholder pressure is also expected – to prevent activists from attending both without ﬂying, which most would not be able to do in good conscience. Activists? Surely they just want to unlock shareholder value? Perhaps – but investors including those from AXA and Fidelity alongside advocacy group Share Action were hoping to encourage BP to report on its carbon emissions and curb executive pay. Were they successful? Arguably not: even after a series of probing questions, BP’s shareholders voted 96.45 per cent in favour of its remuneration report. A group of CEOs from some of the UK’s largest businesses have warned that international trade disputes and the “rise of protectionism” pose the greatest threat to future financial growth, a study found. According to a survey of 150 UK CEOs conducted by KPMG, 64 per cent said that a return to territorialism was the single greatest threat to the future health of their business. More than half of 1,150 international CEOs also polled by the ﬁrm agreed. Though protectionist political shifts can serve in the short term to protect jobs and industries while boosting local economies, KPMG’s UK chairman Bill Michael said there is a widespread feeling that “globalisation is not working for broader society”. “Many governments and businesses are still grappling with unforeseen developments, such as Brexit and the rise of economic nationalism, which are having a seismic impact on their decision-making,” he added. “If world trade doors continue to close, there will be an inevitable impact on global growth.” KPMG’s study also found that 34 per cent of CEOs think that advances in technology will pose a risk to their business, thanks to changing consumer behaviour and the proliferation of new market players. Despite this, 72 per cent of respondents said their corporate boards had put “unreasonable” pressure on teams to deliver digital transformation projects ahead of their stated completion time. NEWS 2-27 VOICES 14-18 TV 28-29 AVIATION Ryanair issues warning on costs after profits take off By Caitlin Morrison Ryanair has reported record annual proﬁts but warned that higher costs due to increased pay for pilots would hit the balance sheet over the course of this year. The group’s proﬁts went by 10 per cent in the year to 13 March, up to €1.45bn (£1.27bn) from €1.32bn the previous year, while revenue rose 8 per cent to €7.15bn from €6.65bn. The number of passengers – referred to as “guests” in the results statement – increased by 9 per cent to hit 130 million, compared with 120 million in the previous period. The company said its average fare fell by 3 per cent last year to €39.40. Its chief executive Michael O’Leary said the firm was pleased with its proﬁt growth and unchanged margin of 20 per cent. He said this was achieved “despite a 3 per cent cut in airfares, during a year of overcapacity in Europe, leading to a weaker fare environment, rising fuel prices, and the recovery from our September 2017 rostering management failure”. Last autumn, Ryanair was forced to cancel around 20,000 flights due to crew shortages, caused by a combination of: allocating a calendar month of annual leave to more than half its pilots between September and December; “mismanaged Ryanair raised pilots’ pay after last year’s cancellation of thousands of ﬂights GETTY blockages” in the training of 200 new recruits; and a failure to address the transition to a different “ﬂight-time limitations” cycle. The issue triggered pay rises for pilots amid growing discontent about the airline’s treatment of crew. Ryanair said pay increases would cause costs excluding fuel to rise 6 per cent, while higher oil prices will add €400m to the fuel bill, meaning total costs will go up 9 per cent. This will lead to a drop in proﬁts of up to £1.18bn, the company estimates. Mr O’Leary said the group’s outlook for the current financial year was “on the pessimistic side of cautious” and that the company remains concerned about the impact of a hard Brexit. THE INDEPENDENT Following the good news, Ryanair’s stock price took off and at the close of trading had grown by 5 per cent to reach €16.27 (1428p) INDUSTRY Two-thirds of Carillion workers found jobs By Ben Chapman Work has been found for 64 per cent of Carillion workers, while 12 per cent have been made redundant so far, the Official Receiver, which is handling the construction company’s liquidation, said. Outlook JAMES MOORE Rail ‘meltdown’ exposed folly of privatisation I t’s been described by rail unions as “Meltdown Monday”. If you wanttoknowwhynationalisation is now such a popular policy in the polls you only need to look at the disruption unhappy customers of Govia Thameslink Railway, the UK’s biggest franchise, have been going The Official Receiver said 11,637 jobs have been saved after 19 staff moved on to employment with new suppliers this week. Two more have been made redundant, taking the total to 2,303 people since Carillion collapsed in January under a huge debt pile. The news comes on the heels of a damning parliamentary report which calls for the big four accountancy firms to be broken up following failings exposed by Carillion’s collapse, which MPs described as a “story of recklessness, hubris and greed”. THE INDEPENDENT through over the last couple of days. The background is the introduction of a new timetable. It was billed as the biggest overhaul to services in the UK, with almost nothing left unchanged. That was always going to be a recipe for disaster given the way these things inevitably work out in the UK, and so it has proved. Dozens of trains were cancelled after the shake up began on Sunday, and the disruption continued as commuters headed out to work yesterday morning. It’s pushed even those used to shabby services at an inﬂated price to boiling point. That could be seen in the veritable blizzard of angry tweets about what has been going on. We can’t respond to all of you, say the feeds of ThamesLink, Great Northern & Southern, we’re experiencing high volumes of trafﬁc. I’ll just bet you are. The idea of the shake up is to improve efﬁciency and thus increase capacity, creating much-needed space for an extra 50,000 passengers at peak times. That’s laudable given the way some services pack ’em in like sardines. At this point it is fair to raise one question: would any of this be any better under a resurrected British Rail? Those who remember that institution would urge against looking back into the past through rose-tinted spectacles. To counter that I would raise another question: It was always going to be a recipe for disaster given the way these things work out in the UK, and so it has proved how could it possibly get any worse than what we had yesterday? Truly? Even before this, Southern Rail was a byword for dysfunction. Just last week the East Coast Rail franchise was taken into state hands for the second time in a decade. It’s worth remembering that it worked IQ 30-39 BUSINESS SPORT 40-43 48-55 i TUESDAY 22 MAY 2018 COURTS Barclays fraud charges over $3bn Qatar loan thrown out By Caitlin Morrison A court has dismissed charges brought by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) against Barclays. The case concerns a loan of more than $3bn (£2.2bn) the bank provided to Qatar in 2008. The SFO alleges that Barclays committed fraud as it believes that loan it gave Qatar is linked to a £12bn loan the bank accepted from Qatar Holdings, a state-owned investment company, which it used to avoid having to be bailed out by the Government during the ﬁnancial crisis. The Crown Court has dismissed charges against Barclays plc of two offences of conspiring with certain former senior ofﬁcers and employees of Barclays to commit f ra u d by fa l s e l y representing two advisory services agreements entered into with Qatar Holding.Charges of unlawful financial assistance against both Barclays plc and Barclays Bank plc were also dismissed. However, the SFO is likely to make an application to a high court judged to reinstate the charges. Barclays boss Jes Staley was recently ﬁned more than £600,000 by ﬁnancial regulators for his attempts to uncover the identity of a whistleblower at the bank. Mr Staley tried to ﬁnd out who wrote two anonymous letters raising concerns about a senior bank employee, which were sent to the bank’s board and a senior executive in June 2016. The FCA’s Mark Steward said in May: “Given the crucial role of the chief executive, the standard of due skill, care and diligence is more demanding than for other employees.” THE INDEPENDENT rather well the last time it was nationalised. It was only government dogma that saw it reprivatised. Under a different system it might be possible to address the fact that no one ever seems to be held to account for the foul-ups that occur, or the fact that the same mistakes get repeated. It’s also hard to imagine a staterun system being able to get away with telling staff not to let disabled passengers on a train if that would delay it, as a GTR staff manual did. There is no such thing as a right to ride. In many cases you aren’t able to ride at all if you have a mobility impairment. In a rich industrialised nation that’s a disgrace. As a result of all this, the calls to tear it all up and start afresh are only going to get louder. You do rather wonder how much more evidence is it going to take to ram home the point that when it comes to rail, privatisation has hit the buffers. THE INDEPENDENT 41 From the business pages France braced for major strike action France 24 France is preparing for a busy week of strike action this week: today, nine public sector unions representing 5.7 million civil servants are set to protest reforms to their working terms – including salary cuts – while SNCF rail workers will kick off another two-day strike tomorrow. Railway union leaders head to Prime Minister Edouard Philippe’s ofﬁce on Friday for a new round of talks. Porsche ‘tried to cheat emissions’ Der Spiegel Sports carmaker Porsche has been ordered by Germany’s vehicle regulator to recall 60,000 cars with diesel engines after discovering they were ﬁtted with software designed to cheat emissions tests. The move, which is expected to be mirrored by watchdogs in other countries, affects 53,000 Macans and 6,800 Cayennes, the ﬁrm’s ﬂagship SUV model. Hospital chiefs quit in fidicuary row The Times of India Three directors on the board at Fortis Healthcare, one of India’s largest hospital chains, have quit after two of its largest shareholders claimed they had neglected their ﬁduciary duty and corporate governance. Fortis’s shareholders will vote later today on whether to accept ﬁve bids to buy whole or part of the cash-strapped company. Spanish exports to UK fall by 6% El País Exports of Spanish goods to Britain fell by 6 per cent last year, according to a Bank of Spain report, as Brexit uncertainty saw the pound suffer losses against the Euro. 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Researchers from the University of Sussex and Denmark’s University of Aarhus said that “dismissive and deceptive” dealerships would tell customers that electric cars could ruin them ﬁnancially. Marks & Spencer is expected to announce a raft of store closures, before reporting its annual results tomorrow. Though the retailer has already shut a number of stores this year, it could close 40 more of its larger outlets by the end of the year to improve the performance of its ailing clothing division. FASHION RETAIL Online boom for luxury retailer £10m loan puzzles group’s investors Matchesfashion.com, the luxury retailer, has announced a 33 per cent rise in sales to reach £293m for 2017, thanks to growth in international sales and the widening inﬂuence of the online luxury market. Last year, founders Tom and Ruth Chapman sold a majority stake in the company to Apax partners for £800m. Shareholders in Bargain Booze-owner Conviviality were left in the dark over a £10m emergency loan signed off by the group’s management just months before its collapse. CEO Diana Hunter, and chief ﬁnancial ofﬁcer Mark Moran signed off on the funding in November but said the move was “too small” to announce. RETAIL FINANCE Dr Martens snaps up Kidston chief IHS Markit closes in on Ipreo deal Cath Kidston’s chief executive Kenny Wilson is leaving the retailer to join British bootmaker Dr Martens. Mr Wilson, who has been with Cath Kidston since 2011, is credited with expanding its overseas business and doubling sales from £60m to £130m, installing 220 stores around the globe. IHS Markit is set to buy Ipreo, a fast-growing data provider, for $1.86bn (£1.39bn) from Blackstone and Goldman Sachs as part of a broad reboot for its ﬁnancial services unit. Founded in 2006, Ipreo supplies banks and companies with market data to help them to raise capital. SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT Debt of over-65s to reach £86bn University could reject fossil fuels New research from the Centre for Economics and Business Research commissioned by equity release lender more 2 life estimates that over-65s in the UK will have amassed a record £86bn of debt in 2018, up from £78bn in 2017, and is on track to reach £142bn by 2027. Cambridge University’s £6.3bn endowment fund is expected to deliver a verdict on whether it will divest from fossil fuels this week. The university’s governing council was urged by a letter from the Divestment Working Group to stop backing oil and gas companies. the markets The FTSE 100 reached a record high during trading yesterday as it moved pased 7,840 points for the ﬁrst time ever. By market close it had reached 7,859.17 - a gain of 1.03 per cent or 80,38 points – thanks to only nine of its constituents ending the day lower. The biggest rises were recorded by 3I Group (up 3.79 per cent at 1026.5p) and Burberry (up 3.52 per cent at 2000p). *** The French CAC 40 ﬁnished up 0.41 per cent at 5637.51. The DAX in Frankfurt dropped 0.28 per cent, meanwhile, as the Ibex 35 also lost ground (down 0.45 per cent). NEWS 2-27 VOICES 14-18 TV 28-29 IQ 30-39 i TUESDAY 22 MAY 2018 BUSINESS SPORT 40-43 48-55 43 PROPERTY House prices hit record highs but sales fall By Caitlin Morrison House prices hit record highs in the past month, but the number of sales fell 5 per cent compared with this time last year, according to the latest Rightmove house price index. The national average asking price hit £308,075 in May, up 0.8 per cent from £305,732 in April, and seven out of 11 UK regions recorded their highest asking prices, with increases of more than 4 per cent in the East Midlands, West Midlands and Wales. However, Rightmove said the overall picture is “one of a less buoyant market”, both in terms of price growth and number of sales agreed. London continued its downward trend, with prices in the capital and the commuter belt showing the biggest decline. The number of year-to- date sales agreed in the South East was down 8.5 per cent compared with 2017, and dropped 6.9 per cent in London. Asking prices in the South East also fell, by 0.1 per cent, the ﬁrst time the region has recorded a decline since 2011. Miles Shipside, Rightmove director and housing market analyst, said this indicates that “the softening in the London market is now spread- ing to its commuter belt, while there are signs that inner London may be closer to a price recovery”. “In some of the more buoyant areas of the country the options to do so are more limited by a shortage of suitable properties on the market,” he added. 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Verandah did not look entirely straightforward at Wolverhampton – she made a slow start and hung right inside the ﬁnal furlong – but she at least was hardly defeated out of sight. Perhaps in need of the run on her ﬁrst spin for 256 days, the daughter of Medicean was a length and threequarters behind Adjutant at the line. Verandah is not without talent and her run in the Prestige Stakes at Goodwood last summer, when ﬁfth behind Guineas heroine Billesdon Brook, should not Royal be forgotten. Connoisseur Verandah must wins from 48 runs on the ﬂat carry top weight in and all-weather this seven-furlong fillies’ handicap and it is interesting that she has been equipped with a first-time tongue-tie, which might keep her mind more focused on the job in hand. Should that be the case, she might take some hauling back. Royal Connoisseur has a fine chance at Ayr when he rocks up for a seven-furlong handicap. Richard Fahey’s representative has not won since October 2016, but he served notice at Musselburgh on 4 May that his time is near. Royal Connoisseur ﬁnished fourth to Sureyoutoldme in a fair seven-furlong handicap, but it was the manner in which he came home that will have pleased his trainer more than anything. The gelded son of Art Connoisseur ran on promisingly and yet he has been relieved 1lb by the assessor. That means he is now 12lb lower than when he last visited the winner’s enclosure. Bid Adieu can save the best until last at Chepstow. The four-year-old gelding has shown promise since his transfer to Richard Hughes’ yard and looks a likely challenger for top honours in the concluding mile-anda-half handicap. 6 top tips BEST BET Verandah (3.25pm, Nottingham) NEXT BEST Royal Connoisseur (3.35, Ayr) AYR 4.10 GOOD TO FIRM CELEBRATE AT AWARD WINNING WESTERN HOUSE HOTEL HANDICAP (CLASS 4) £10,600 added 7f 1 -37300 MASHAM STAR (C)(D) M Johnston 4 9 8................... A Mullen 9 2 11/73- TIERCEL Rebecca Bastiman 5 9 7 ......................................P Makin 12 3 08-760 WAR DEPARTMENT (D) K Dalgleish 5 9 7..........C Beasley B 1 4 32118- JAY KAY (CD) K Burke 9 9 5................................................... J Haynes H 8 5 0-7200 ROARING FORTIES (D) Rebecca Bastiman 5 9 5...... J Hart B 10 6 689-04 SULTAN BAYBARS (D) D O’Meara 4 9 5.....Daniel Tudhope B 3 7 3232-3 HAJJAM (D)(BF) D O’Meara 4 9 4...........................................D Nolan 4 8 020-29 INNER CIRCLE (D) Roger Fell 4 9 2..............................Ben Curtis 6 9 16-884 ZEBULON Mrs R Carr 4 8 13............................................. J P Sullivan 7 10 070-50 KHELMAN (C)(D) R Fahey 8 8 11...Connor Murtagh (5) C 11 11 4612-8 KIRKHAM (D) Julie Camacho 5 8 8................................P Hanagan 5 12 8403-7 HIGHLY SPRUNG J L Eyre 5 8 7.........................................H Shaw (5) 2 BETTING: 4-1 Hajjam, 5-1 Sultan Baybars, 11-2 Jay Kay, 6-1 Masham Star, 7-1 Tiercel, 12-1 Inner Circle, Kirkham, Zebulon, 16-1 others. 4.45 CONFERENCES AT AYR RACECOURSE HANDICAP (CLASS 3) £12,500 added 6f 1 13168/ SARYSHAGANN D O’Meara 5 10 0 .................Daniel Tudhope 2 2 2360-0 RED PIKE (D) B Smart 7 9 12...............................................................G Lee 4 3 80-360 DARK DEFENDER (CD) K Dalgleish 5 9 11........R Scott (3) V 8 4 1/5-55 GOLDEN STEPS (D) J Goldie 7 9 9.......................Phil Dennis (3) 6 5 0-3467 AFANDEM (D) M Johnston 4 9 5.....................................A Mullen B 3 6 632114 PLOUGH BOY G Donnelly (IRE) 7 9 2........................Ben Curtis 5 7 /1060- DALTON (CD) Julie Camacho 4 8 12................ P Mulrennan C 1 8 189-10 BOBBY JOE LEG (D) Mrs R Carr 4 8 10................. J P Sullivan 7 BETTING: 7-2 Dark Defender, 4-1 Plough Boy, 5-1 Saryshagann, Red Pike, 6-1 Afandem, 8-1 Golden Steps, 10-1 Dalton, 14-1 Bobby Joe Leg. CHEPSTOW 3.45 GD TO FIRM-GD IN PLACES PICKWICK ON COURSE BOOKMAKERS HANDICAP (CLASS 4) £9,750 added 6f 1 2119-0 OPERATIVE (D) E De Giles 5 9 10........................................... A Kirby 5 2 229212 SATCHVILLE FLYER (CD) P Evans 7 9 10.......Fran Berry C 6 3 344-25 PRESTBURY PARK (D) M Johnston 3 9 10................F Norton 3 4 560-62 DANDYMAN PORT D Donovan (IRE) 4 9 8......D Probert C 4 5 414-04 PASTFACT (CD) M Saunders 4 9 6 ..................................... L Keniry 1 6 251224 BUNGEE JUMP (D) Grace Harris 3 9 3......................C Noble (5) 2 7 4621- GLOBAL TANGO (D) C Hills 3 9 3...........................................G Mosse 7 8 715- BOREAGH LASS (D) E De Giles 3 8 13 ....................C Shepherd 8 BETTING: 10-3 Global Tango, 9-2 Boreagh Lass, 5-1 Dandyman Port, 6-1 Prestbury Park, 13-2 Bungee Jump, 7-1 Satchville Flyer, 10-1 Operative, Pastfact. HEXHAM 8.00 GOOD PORT OF BLYTH HANDICAP HURDLE (CLASS 3) £13,300 added 2m 1 /329-1 CARD GAME (CD) Ruth Jefferson 9 11 12 ....A Blakemore (7) 2 5143-3 SPECTATOR (D) T Vaughan 7 11 4........................D G Noonan T,V 3 13137- ROCKALZARO (D) D McCain 6 10 13...................................B Hughes 4 1468-3 MR SNOOZY M Walford 9 10 11 .........................Miss E Todd (5) C 5 0P4-05 GREEN ZONE (D) Miss L Harrison 7 10 8.......................H Brooke 6 36352- RED OCHRE C Grant 5 10 6...................................................C Bewley (3) BETTING: 15-8 Card Game, 11-4 Spectator, 6-1 Mr Snoozy, 13-2 Green Zone, 7-1 Rockalzaro, 8-1 Red Ochre. NOTTINGHAM 3.25 GOOD TO FIRM READ SILVESTRE DE SOUSA AT 188BET FILLIES’ HANDICAP (CLASS 3) 3YO £15,000 added 1m 1 15-5 VERANDAH (BF) J Gosden 9 7.............................................R Havlin T 2 2 64-035 DADDIES GIRL (C) B Millman 9 2 .............................. J Watson (5) 6 3 1-1 CAIYA (D) Eve J-Houghton 8 9.......................................... S De Sousa 5 4 2441-4 FABULOUS RED E Dunlop 8 7..............................................P Mathers 1 5 761D82 LINE HOUSE K Burke 8 6 .................................................. P J McDonald 7 6 53-22 RASIMA (BF) R Varian 8 5.............................................David Egan (3) 4 7 941-41 ARABIAN JAZZ M Bell 8 2 .....................................Hayley Turner H 3 BETTING: 5-2 Verandah, 3-1 Rasima, 5-1 Caiya, 6-1 Arabian Jazz, 13-2 Fabulous Red, 10-1 Daddies Girl, 12-1 Line House. 4.00 188BET CASINO BRITISH STALLION STUDS EBF FILLIES’ HANDICAP (CLASS 4) 3YO £11,200 added 1m 2f 1 4114- AFFINA S Crisford 9 11..........................................................James Doyle 1 2 3209-9 BLANCHEFLEUR R Hannon 9 7................................... T Marquand 8 3 22-3 SEA YOUMZAIN (BF) M Johnston 9 2................P J McDonald 3 4 36-722 DOUBLE REFLECTION (BF) K Burke 9 2........................C Lee (3) 5 5 423-26 DANCE ME S Kirk 9 2.......................................................................O Murphy 2 6 -27275 POLAR LIGHT D Elsworth 8 9..............................David Egan (3) C 7 7 490-84 STORM JAZZ R Brisland 8 6..........................................N Garbutt (3) 4 8 659- MIDAS MAGGIE C Hills 8 6................................................... S De Sousa 6 BETTING: 11-4 Sea Youmzain, 3-1 Double Reflection, 9-2 Affina, 7-1 Dance Me, 15-2 Blanchefleur, 8-1 Midas Maggie, 12-1 Polar Light, 20-1 Storm Jazz. 4.35 BOXING Fury serious about following Foreman and Ali in history of great comebacks Foreman regained the world heavyweight title after 30 ﬁghts following his return in 1994 when he knocked out Michael Moorer with a savage but slow right. Foreman said on the eve of a ﬁght hen Muhammad in 1996: “I had to be reminded, I had Ali put an end to his to learn it all again.” exile from the ring Foreman ﬁnally limped away for in 1970 he met Jerry good in 1997 after a loss on points Quarry and had to to Shannon Briggs. Foreman’s ﬁght for every second to salvage his conversion to bible-wielding career with a bloody win. evangelist was then so total that he The former world heavyweight had no connection with the sport. champion had not defended his title Ali had simply circled the men since 1967 and looked a lot older, and getting rich and famous during his far more vulnerable version of the banishment, talking of their ﬂaws dazzling man from his ﬁrst reign. and promising savage retribution Ali had to adapt, had to ﬁnd ways for their impudence once the to gently mask the diminished authorities gave him back reﬂexes. In 1974 at dawn his right to ﬁght. in Zaire he regained the It is now Tyson world heavyweight title Fury’s time to return by stunning George to the ring as a Foreman. former heavyweight The number of The return was champion, a man ﬁghts it took George complete, the decline on his own mission Foreman to win the had started and the to claim a crown heavyweight title rest of his career was back from the men he after his comeback both brilliant to watch considers imposters. and difﬁcult at times to Fury last fought in stomach. November 2015 when he One night in 1977 Big George was was magical in a ﬂawless display visited by the demons of a beating as against Wladimir Klitschko that he lay semi-conscious in his dressing silenced 50,000 German fans. At room before being carted off to a the ﬁnal bell he raised his hands in hospital in a delirious state. ecstasy, gripping the three world Foreman quit that night and when title belts he had won and from that he returned to boxing 10 years later joyous moment he has hurtled from he was intentionally slower. calamity to calamity. Steve Bunce W 30 There is now something very serious in the eyes of Fury and he now looks like a man possessed with the good demons DOWNLOAD THE APP AT 188BET HANDICAP (CLASS 5) £7,211 added 2m 1 03588- AIRTON J Bethell 5 9 11................................................................J Crowley 6 2 44232- REALLY SUPER Miss Amy Murphy 4 9 9.......L De Souza H 1 3 234660 MAMBO DANCER (D) M Johnston 4 9 9....P J McDonald B 5 4 -14231 SERENITY NOW (D) B Ellison 10 9 9........Ben Robinson (5) 2 5 407-63 NORTHWEST FRONTIER (BF) R Fahey 4 9 7......T Hamilton B 4 6 124162 NAVAJO STAR (D) R Brisland 4 9 2....................J Watson (5) V 8 7 226438 BRIGADOON M Appleby 11 9 1....................................A Rawlinson 3 8 24-473 HALLSTATT (CD) J Mackie 12 8 12.................................T Eaves C,T 7 BETTING: 3-1 Navajo Star, 10-3 Northwest Frontier, 4-1 Hallstatt, 5-1 Serenity Now, 10-1 Airton, Mambo Dancer, 12-1 Really Super, 16-1 Brigadoon. Results service CARLISLE Good to firm 2.45 1. SEEN THE LYTE (Faye McManoman) 11-4; 2. Miss Dd 9-4 fav; 3. Magic Pulse 6-1. 6 ran. nk, hd. (N Tinkler). 3.45 1. ACLIMATISE (P J McDonald) 5-2 jt-fav; 2. Kupa River 14-1; 3. Destroyer 5-1. 8 ran. 5-2 jt-fav Raselasad (6th). 4l, 3/4l. (M Johnston). Placepot: £51.40. Quadpot: £17.00. Place 6: £27.51. Place 5: £19.27. REDCAR Good to firm 4.05 1. JUSTANOTHERBOTTLE (Ger O’Neill) 9-2; 2. Merry Banter 9-2; 3. Erissimus Maximus 7-2 fav. 8 ran. 1l, 11/4l. (D Carroll). Jackpot: Not won, pool of £3,944.38 carried over to Ayr. Placepot: £10.10. Quadpot: £6.30. Place 6: £8.54. Place 5: £7.21. TOWCESTER Good to firm-good in places 3.25 1. NO HIDING PLACE (N De Boinville) 6-4 jt-fav; 2. Our Kylie 12-1; 3. Tamarillo Grove 15-2. 5 ran. 6-4 jt-fav Starcrossed (4th). ns, 3l. (N Henderson). 3.55 1. RIDDLESTOWN (Mr J Andrews) 11-4; 2. Mercers Court 9-4 fav; 3. No Buts 9-1. 6 ran. 11/2l, 15l. (C Fryer). 4.25 1. TAKE TO HEART (N De Boinville) evens fav; 2. Reckless Behavior 3-1; 3. Royal Plaza 2-1. 3 ran. 13l, 11/4l. (N Henderson). Placepot: £23.80. Quadpot: £10.80. Place 6: £12.29. Place 5: £6.59. LEICESTER Good to firm 7.00 1. MAKING MIRACLES (J Fanning) 4-9 fav; 2. Mt Augustus 6-1; 3. Dawn Dancer 14-1. 4 ran. 41/2l, 8l. (M Johnston). WINDSOR Good to firm 6.15 1. COME ON LEICESTER (R L Moore) 4-9 fav; 2. Kadiz 11-2; 3. Implicit 9-1. 8 ran. 41/2l, 2l. (R Hannon). 6.45 1. MAIN EDITION (R L Moore) 2-1 jt-fav; 2. Satisfying 2-1 jt-fav; 3. Laxmi 11-1. 11 ran. 33/4l, shd. (M Johnston). Results Service CRICKET ROYAL LONDON ONE-DAY CUP - GROUP B Surrey v Hampshire, The Ageas Bowl: Surrey 262-7 (44 overs; D Elgar 91). Hampshire 226-6 (32.4 overs; R R Rossouw 90; R Clarke 4-48). Hampshire (2pts) beat Surrey by 4 wickets (D/L Method). GOLF USPGA TOUR AT&T BYRON NELSON, IRVING, TEXAS, FINAL RND: (USA unless stated, par 71): 261 A Wise 65 63 68 65; 264 M Leishman (Aus) 61 66 69 68. LPGA TOUR KINGSMILL CH’SHIP, VIRGINIA, USA, FINAL RND: (par 71): 199 A Jutanugarn (Thai) 66 67 66 (Jutanugarn won at the second extra play-off hole); N Hataoka (Japan) 66 66 67; I Gee Chun (S Kor) 65 66 68. x 8 x x 3 -9 4 x ÷ 1 x x + 9 36 6 120 9 - - 7 56 2 24 -2 WORD WHEEL 3 21 4 + x x x x x 2 x 8 6 192 5 41 + ÷ x - FIXTURES CRICKET ROYAL LONDON ONE-DAY CUP - GROUP B: Somerset v Sussex (Taunton, 11am). INDIAN PREMIER LGE.-PLAY-OFFS QUALIFIER 1, Sunrisers Hyderabad v Chennai Super Kings (Mumbai, 2.30pm). TENNIS FRENCH OPEN: ROLAND GARROS PARIS: QUALIFYING 1ST RD: J CLARKE (GB) bt R Ramanathan (India) 6-3; 5-7; 6-1. Puzzle solutions 5 ATP OPEN PARC AUVERGNE-RHONE-ALPES LYON: First round: C NORRIE (GB) bt J Hernandez-Fernandez (Dom Rep) 7-6 (7-5) 6-1. MOTOR RACING FIA WORLD TOURING CAR CUP, ZANDVOORT, NETHERLANDS: RACE 2: 1 A Comte (Fr) Peugeot 26m 47.210s. RACE 3: 1 J-K Vernay (Fr) Audi 26m 56.904s. STANDINGS: 1 Ehrlacher 146pts, 2 Y Muller (Fr) Hyundai 137, 3 R Huff (GB) Volkswagen 130. 1 16 x + 7 42 NINE-LETTER WORD haughtily OTHER WORDS glut, guilt, guilty, gut, guy, haughty, haul, hug, huh, hut, laugh, lug, tau, thug, tug, ugh, ugly CYCLING GIRO D’ITALIA (Trento to Rovereto, ITT, 34.2 km). READ DUNK ROAD PUNK ROAR PINK SOAR PINS SOUR FINS SOUL FIGS ZYGOLEX LEFT TO RIGHT: blaze; need; blast; spied; blare; speed; mare; mate; rate; horse; rage; gorse; stage; house; fury 4 5-CLUE CROSSWORD Across: 1 Länder, 3 Doll-a-R, 4 Graham* Down: 1 lap-dog<, 2 Red-Rum< YESTERDAY’S CODEWORD 2014 1 I 14 2 3 4 5 6 7 15 16 17 18 19 20 Q A R X Z W P S H M T J 8 9 10 11 12 13 21 22 23 24 25 26 E D N G U B L K V Y O F C NEWS 2-27 VOICES 14-18 TV 28-29 IQ 30-39 BUSINESS SPORT 40-43 48-55 i TUESDAY 22 MAY 2018 49 CYCLING Dumoulin plans to attack Yates’ lead as Giro d’Italia resumes By Lawrence Ostlere Tyson Fury watching Josh Warrington in action last Saturday GETTY He has admitted that he might permanently be stuck In Düsseldorf that November, like a recurring nightmare again and again. Fury has gained and lost over 100 pounds in fat, he has outraged many with some of the things he has said and done away from the ring. He has dealt with personal issues, talked openly of mental health anguish, had his name cleared of doping violations and spent his rocky exile on the very dangerous edges of excesses. He was ringside for Josh Warrington’s wonderful win at Elland Road on Saturday, pretty in pink, healthy, slim and looking once again like a ﬁghter. Fury has clearly got his head straight for what will be his only realistic chance of a return to boxing. There will be no false starts allowed in Fury’s boxing future. Fury ﬁghts in Manchester on 9 June, a homecoming in many ways and belated replacement for the world title ﬁght rematch he never had with Klitschko in 2016 as his belts were stripped away. He will will ﬁght Sefer Seferi, an Albanian, a perfect return after 31 months away; Seferi has lost just once in 24 ﬁghts, has stopped or knocked out 21 of his 23 opponents. There is now something very serious in the eyes of Fury, a man once held dumb captive to his own bad demons and he now looks like a man possessed with the good demons. He is most certainly welcome back. THE INDEPENDENT When the 2018 Giro d’Italia was unveiled in a Milan ceremony last November, most eyes in the room were drawn to the race’s bold start in Israel. But the reigning champion, Tom Dumoulin, was transﬁxed by something else: Stage 16 on 22 May, from Trento to Rovereto. Today’s 34km individual time trial will be just as significant as Dumoulin hoped. When the Giro resumes, following yesterday’s rest day, the Dutchman plans to ravage Simon Yates’ 2min 11sec overall lead. Dumoulin’s race strategy has been to win the opening stage (a short time trial in Jerusalem), sit on the wheel of mountaineers like Chris Froome and Thibaut Pinot, grab back the Maglia Rosa on stage 16 and cling on to Rome. What has snuck up on him is Yates’ unexpected brilliance. On Sunday’s stage 15, the Briton produced a fierce double-kick which ﬁrst dumped a weary Froome and then left a disconsolate Dumoulin gasping for air. Yates’ onslaught on the Costalissoio will have taken a toll on his rivals’ conﬁdence as well as their legs. After three stylish stage victories, the 25-year-old from Bury has elevated himself into a higher category of rider and he is now the favourite to lift the famous twisting trophy, with three summit-ﬁnishes to exploit which will test Dumoulin’s resolve. Yet Yates will face a gruelling examination from Dumoulin in the time trial; and Pinot and Domenico Pozzovivo in the Alpine mountains; and Froome, trailing by nearly ﬁve minutes, will not go down without a ﬁght. And so it comes down to who can cash in on their home bankers and who can limit the damage on tricky away days, playing to strengths and hiding weaknesses as one boxing glove is passed between them. How much time can Dumoulin win back today? Yates is likely to clock outside the top ﬁve times. For context, Dumoulin won his 2017 world time trial title (over 31km) by 57 seconds on a day when Froome – a talented time trialist – ﬁnished a hefty 1min 21sec back. A victory for Yates (left) would be the first British winner of a grand tour outside Team Sky – he rides for Australian team Mitchelton-Scott – although it would inevitably come with a footnote pointing to his positive test for the banned substance terbutaline in April 2016. His team, Orica-GreenEdge, took full responsibility for an administrative error and Yates was given a four-month ban for “non-intentional doping”. This compelling duel does at least bring some focus back to the racing following the controversies. Both the leading contenders forced to adapt outside their comfort zones over the ﬁnal week. First comes today’s time trial, and Dumoulin must now take control of the race over 34km from Trento to Rovereto, just as he imagined he would. THE INDEPENDENT RUGBY UNION Gustard named Quins head of rugby but leaves gap for England coach Jones to fill By Louis Dore England defence coach Paul Gustard has been announced as the new Harlequins head of rugby, leaving Eddie Jones with two big gaps to ﬁll in his backroom team with just 16 months until the World Cup. Quins agreed compensation terms with the RFU at the weekend and Gustard was unveiled yesterday. at Harlequins, it is understood that Gustard will work in tandem with a new general manager. Former Fiji sevens coach Ben Ryan could be one of the front runners. Harlequins’ chief executive David Ellis said: “We will be announcing the appointment of a new general manager in due course. The two leader- Who is Paul Gustard? The former Leicester Tigers, London Irish and Saracens ﬂanker pioneered the “wolfpack” defence in his early coaching days at Saracens, which is credited with laying the foundations for their period of European supremacy. He then became part of Jones’ England set-up after joining in 2015. Why did Harlequins want him? As part of a management reshufﬂe England’s defence coach Paul Gustard is to join Harlequins as head of rugby What does this mean for England – and who could replace Gustard? England coach Eddie Jones has just hired an attack consultant in Scott Wisemantel for the upcoming tour to South Africa, in response to a ship roles in the club’s new rugby bitterly disappointing Six Nations. operations structure is an important Gustard’s departure signals further step towards our long-term ambition upheaval for England, and heaps of taking Harlequins back to the very more pressure on Jones. While top of English and European rugby.” Gustard will remain working with Gustard is expected to bring a tighter the squad throughout the tour to defence which Harlequins have South Africa. sorely needed for a number Jones must now hire a of seasons. He said after new defence coach as his appointment was a matter of urgency, announced: “Opporwith not long to go tunities like this don’t until World Cup Number of months come along very preparations begin to go for England often. To be given in earnest. Wales’ to appoint two new the chance to lead a defence coach Shaun members of staff club as rich in talent, Edwards was linked and get ready for the heritage and support as with the Harlequins World Cup Harlequins is hugely exrole and is now believed citing. My relationship with to be among the candiEddie is strong and positive. He dates to succeed Gustard with has supported me in accepting this England. In addition, the Ospreys new role and I will continue to have a defence coach Brad Davis and Ali strong relationship with him on our Rogers have been touted as potentour to South Africa and beyond.” tial replacements. 16 Cipriani set for full-back role By Duncan Bech Danny Cipriani has been identiﬁed as a full-back in the England training squad selected ahead of Sunday’s clash with the Barbarians at Twickenham. Cipriani – has played the vast majority of his rugby at fly-half – features among the 35 players who will prepare for the annual non-cap international after Wasps were knocked out of the Premiership play-offs by Saracens on Saturday. He is present alongside club team-mates Nathan Hughes, Elliot Daly, Dan Robson and Joe Launchbury but intriguingly is listed as a contender for the No 15 jersey currently held by Mike Brown. Head coach Eddie Jones views the 30-year-old as an option at full-back but, when previously announcing his squad for next month’s tour to South Africa, had included him among the inside backs. 50 SPORT Tamsin Greenway CRICKET Women’s sport has had its successes – now it needs a fan base T he last few years have On a personal level, playing in front seen so many great of 6,000 people in the 2016 nailstories. From success biting Netball Superleague ﬁnal at the Olympics to at the Copper Box was miles away England’s Cricket from my ﬁrst Netball Supercup World Cup win to the amazing gold ﬁnal years ago in Blackpool, where medal England Netball took at the we played in front of 50 people – Commonwealth Games. I have had mostly our families! so many people, men and women, But there’s so much work to come up to me and say “wow that be done. Hundreds of thousands netball ﬁnal was incredible”. So of women play sport every week, many people were watching and but the crossover into following, following. Women’s sport has, at supporting and discussing it various moments, been part of the in a broader sense has yet to national conversation. be realised. The exposure that #ThisGirlCan, and other broadcasters like Sky Sports and campaigns like it, have driven organisations like the Women’s hundreds of thousands of women Sport Trust have given us has been to participate in sport. These are fantastic in driving awareness great steps, but I’m thinking: how and participation. And change can we translate these happens at a social level, moments of success through families and In my into getting people to through friends. It’s support women’s sport ﬁrst Netball all about building that more consistently? conversation. #ShowUp is Supercup ﬁnal That’s where about saying “come along years ago in #ShowUp comes in. support” to families, to Blackpool, we and We need to take the mothers and sons, fathers ﬁrst steps to creating a played in front and daughters, brothers of 50 people change in culture that and sisters, to experience places women’s sport things ﬁrst hand. – mostly our at the heart of people’s After just one hour families lives. My ﬁve-year-old attending a netball lives in a world where match, you can notice women’s sport is cool and she the difference the atmosphere loves it, but for her it’s the norm. has on people in changing their She supports netball and my team perspective. We have hundreds like others support men’s football. of schoolkids coming to watch That’s what this campaign is about: netball, and it’s fantastic to see the starting a shift in our culture by knock-on effect that can happen saying “go and watch your local when they go home and tell their team, follow them and support family and often causing families them” and hopefully developing to bring their kids back again. an environment in which people That’s why Sky are giving away engage with women’s sport in a more than 5000 tickets to women’s much deeper way. sports events this summer– it’s Women’s sport has been on an about getting people along to amazing journey. Sports across the these events to see what they’re board, from rugby to cricket to my like, to drive that conversation. sport, netball, have enjoyed record And a change in that culture, in viewing ﬁgures over the past year. getting people to follow more regularly, boosts engagement and participation among people of all ages. I was reading recently about the ways in which young girls become disengaged with sport. If they aren’t involved in an active way by the age of eight or nine they can lose interest in following sport altogether. This is about taking an initial step towards building a culture in which that happens less. We need to help more people to engage with women’s sport and support their kids in doing so. Women’s sport is on a journey and has made great strides but there’s so far to go. Things will not change overnight, but #ShowUp is hopefully a ﬁrst step in causing a shift in our culture. England’s Joanne Harten and Jade Clarke celebrate after winning gold at the Commonwealth Games Tamsin Greenway is an ambassador of the #ShowUp campaign. M ‘It’s been a massive blow not having cricket in Pakistan’ ickey Arthur is the last man you want to see in the opposition corner when you’re an England coach attempting to rejuvenate your side after a humbling winter. The South African, who will lead Pakistan in the opening Test of the summer at Lord’s this week, has an enviable record on English soil despite getting sacked by Australia here 16 days before the start of the Ashes in 2013. Arthur was the coach of South Africa when the tourists won their ﬁrst series in England in 40 years, in 2008. He then, against mighty odds, inspired Pakistan to come from behind to seal a memorable 2-2 series draw here in 2016, a tussle which saw Pakistan win the opening Test at Lord’s and the ﬁnal one of the summer at the Oval. To cap that, he wrote his name indelibly into Pakistan cricket folklore by helping his side to the ICC Champions Trophy here last summer. A trophy sealed with a sizeable thrashing of India, which further endeared him to Pakistan’s cricket-mad public. It is on Pakistan soil, though, that the country’s cricket has made the greatest strides during his time at the helm, with international sides gradually returning to play matches there after a hiatus of almost a decade. Little wonder that there is a feelgood factor around Arthur’s side at a time when English cricket is going through a lengthy period of introspection. “It has been a massive blow not having cricket in Pakistan,” says Arthur. “The players have not been able to perform on their home grounds in front of their friends and families and the young kids in Pakistan have not been able in the side and was instrumental in to identify with their role bringing through many of the models. They have not players who tormented been able to watch their England this winter. heroes play in the This Pakistan side ﬂesh, which is a huge is similarly bursting thing.” with youthful vim and Tests won by Arthur has a vigour, with players Pakistan against reputation for such as Imam-ul-Haq, England from a bringing through the nephew of the total of 81 matches, promising young legendary Inzamam, with 24 losses talent. Despite being helping to create a team pilloried during his time in Arthur’s image. That in charge of Australia, he is no easy task, as Trevor gave Steve Smith his ﬁrst settled run Bayliss, his opposite number in the Coach Mickey Arthur tells Richard Edwards how his side’s feelgood factor makes them dangerous opponents for England 20 England dressing room will tell you. Arthur believes, however, that an England side containing Ben Stokes will be inﬁnitely more dangerous than the rudderless side that stumbled through the Ashes tour. “Ben Stokes coming back into that side gives it so much more balance. They didn’t have that in the Ashes, England were always a bowler light or a batter light,” he says. “England didn’t win the crucial sessions in Australia. I looked at Joe Root and he had a lot of starts without getting a big score. Joe Root ENGLAND Surprised Buttler determined to make better impact in Test side By Charles Reynolds When England announced their squad for the ﬁrst Test of the summer, there was one name that stood out – Jos Buttler. New national selector Ed Smith was putting his stamp on the squad; here was a man with just six County Championship matches played since 2014. Buttler though has shown in white ball cricket that he is capable of being no ordinary man, and returning from a similarly sparkling turn at this season’s IPL, now he is ready to do the same with a red ball for England. “It was quite a lot of a surprise, really,” says Buttler speaking in the ECB’s ofﬁces at Lord’s. “It wasn’t particularly on my radar as an immediate thought a couple of weeks ago, so it’s a fantastic surprise and an incredible opportunity afforded to me. – it feels like another debut.” Buttler thought he might never get the chance to improve on an average of 31.36 from 18 Tests. “You always think maybe that race is run and will never happen again,” he says. “It’s not that you live with regrets but you deﬁnitely miss it. To You always think maybe that race is run. It’s not that you live with regrets but you deﬁnitely miss it NEWS 2-27 VOICES 14-18 TV 28-29 IQ 30-39 i TUESDAY 22 MAY 2018 BUSINESS SPORT 40-43 48-55 51 FOOTBALL Arthurrecord Mickey Arthur will lead his side at Lord’s where he has never lost a Test as coach GETTY South Africa (2005 to 2010) Led his side to a ﬁrst Test series win in 40 years in 2008 and a ﬁrst series win in Australia in 2008/09. Australia (2011 to 2013) Struggled to get the best out of a side going through a transitional period. “Homework gate” during Australia’s tour of India in 2013 eventually led to his removal prior to the Ashes. Pakistan (2016 to present) Sealed a 2-2 draw in his opening Test series against England and led Pakistan to success in the ICC Champions Trophy (below) in England, the following summer. Has taken his side to the top of the T20 ICC World Rankings. converts one of those scores and it puts England in a real good position to win. “I was impressed with Dawid Malan, I thought he did well out there. I thought he scrapped hard against the Australian attack.” Arthur will not be short of plans for England’s top order. His love affair with this country goes back to his late teens, when he came over to play for Coventry and North Warwick in the Birmingham League. Arthur spent three seasons in the Midlands and the experience has held him in the best possible stead here ever since. “I learnt a massive amount, I learnt a lot about patience and about bowlers hitting the right areas,” he says. “Every time you hit the right areas, you ask questions and if you’re asking questions then you’ve get that call the overriding emotion was excitement. Turning up here on England duty to play a Test match is unbelievable, it’s an awesome opportunity.” Buttler believes that Test cricket is still the ultimate and “always will be for players of my generation”, and cites the example of one-day star Kevin Pietersen as a player who was ultimately defined by his standout Test match innings. Arriving in great form the IPL, Buttler (right) could scarcely be seeing the ball better at the moment, and will go into Thursday’s Test further armed with the freedom to play his natural game. “In the conversations I’ve had with the selector and the captain, [my instructions are] to play in the way people watch me play in white-ball games,” says Buttler. “I’m not just going to go out there and try to slog, but I’m going to try to be positive and score runs, that’s what the game is about, whatever fashion you do that in. “There have been some great cricketers from all generations who’ve done it their own way and that’s what’s been asked of me really, to play in a way that suits me. “For me it’s about expressing myself, trusting my instincts and allowing that to ﬂourish rather than ﬁght it.” Ben Stokes coming back gives England so much more balance –they were always a bowler light or a batter light got a real chance of taking wickets.” That has been the premise that Stuart Broad and Jimmy Anderson have worked on for the past 10 years and will be the message he will hammer home to Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Abbas and the other bowlers as they prepare to walk out at Lord’s. The rest of the motivation for Pakistan is provided, Arthur believes, by the ground itself. “Having the ﬁrst Test at Lord’s too is something that every cricketer, regardless of who you’re playing for, looks forward to. “It’s a place that brings the best out of players. Lord’s is just incredibly special and it’s somewhere that seems to bring the best of players and particularly touring teams. Some players only get to play there once in their career and these guys are all very determined to make a mark.” Arthur has never lost a Test at Lord’s as coach. England will hope the home comforts are all theirs when the action gets under way on Thursday. Buttler’s selection for England could have been much more divisive, yet there has been very little real opposition to his recall. It is testament to how freakish his talent is that even the hope that he can replicate it in Tests has all but silenced the grumbling fans. Buttler batting at No 7 is a fearsome prospect for any opposition, and with Pakistan the ﬁrst in the ﬁring line later this week, he is hoping to provide some fireworks at Lord’s. “I’m pretty sure I won’t be opening, trying to slog it in the first six overs but hopefully I can entertain.” THE INDEPENDENT Pellegrini set to earn close to £10m a year as West Ham manager By Ken Dyer West Ham are ready to pay Manuel Pellegrini around £10m a year if he agrees to become their manager. The Chilean was set for talks with co-owner David Sullivan yesterday and West Ham are conﬁdent they will be able to conﬁrm his appointment, on a three-year contract. The size of the salary West Ham are prepared to pay underlines their determination to land their man, following criticism last week, when they decided not to give David Moyes a new contract after he had kept them up. Pellegrini, 64, would immediately become one of the highest earners Manuel Pellegrini has just left among Premier League bosses, with only Pep Guardiola, of Manchester City, and Manchester Unit- along with Newcastle’s Rafa Benied manager Jose Mourinho paid tez. Shakhtar Donetsk head coach substantially more. Paulo Fonseca was interviewed by Former Villarreal, Real Madrid, Sullivan last week but was then Malaga and Manchester City man- offered a new contract with the ager Pellegrini had been earning Ukrainian club, which he signed. around £12m a year in charge of West Ham were always keen on Hebei Fortune but was keen on Benitez, whom they almost apreturning to Europe and pointed in 2015 following parted company with the the departure of Sam Chinese Super League Allardyce, before the club last week. Spaniard went to Pellegrini, it is unReal Madrid. derstood, will have Howeve r, t h ey Trophies won full control over focused their attenby Pellegrini at transfers, with Sultion to Pellegrini last Manchester City – livan, who had been week, when there the Premier League title and two League handling deals but was little sign of any Cups who came under presimminent conclusion to sure last season from talks between Benitez and fans criticising the club’s Newcastle over the future direcruitment process, taking a step rection of the club. back. Pe l l e g r i n i ’s p r o b a b l e Pellegrini, who left Manchester appointment could also lead to City in 2016 with the fifth-highest Manchester City’s midﬁelder Yaya win percentage in Premier League Touré following his former manhistory, was always high on West ager to East London. Ham’s list of potential managers, Touré, 35, is a free agent after 3 LEAGUE ONE Donald promises Black Cats ‘pretty hefty’ budget Ailing Sunderland can approach next season’s League One campaign debt free and with a “pretty hefty” transfer budget after Stewart Donald completed his takeover. Donald (right) said his level of investment in squad improvements for the as-yet-unnamed new manager will dwarf that of the Black Cats’ new third-tier rivals. . The Eastleigh chairman, who will relinquish his position with the National League club, said he hoped to have a successor to Chris Coleman within seven days. Donald told a press conference: “Looking at the numbers we have put through, the budget for Sunderland is going to be pretty hefty for League One. It’s going to be a lot more than any of the teams that got promoted last season had got. It’s going to be a good budget for Sunderland and I’m sure it’s a budget one or two Championship clubs would like.” Donald revealed he paid former owner Ellis Short £40m which also included Short paying off the club’s nine-ﬁgure debt. Donald and his business partner Charlie Methven confirmed they are not being backed by an international consortium, but would welcome further investment.. PA 52 SPORT CHAMPIONSHIP Moore hopes to inspire all young coaches By Sean Taylor Darren Moore hopes his appointment as West Brom head coach will be an inspiration to all young British managers and not just those from ethnic minority backgrounds. There are currently just three managers in the top four divisions from a Black, Asian and minority ethnic (Bame) group with Chris Hughton at Brighton and Keith Curle of Carlisle making up the number. Moore has been given the Baggies job following an impressive spell as caretaker manager after Alan Pardew was sacked in April. Moore said: “By me sitting here in the position and the role I’ve got, it’s an inspiration to all young British coaches. I’m in this role representing Bame coaches and young British coaches. “Hopefully, my role inspires them right the way through to grass roots football right through to the professional game. If it does that for individuals then I’m extremely proud.” Moore’s appointment comes too late to be witnessed by his good friend and pioneer for equal opportunities Cyrille Regis, who died in January. QUEENS PARK RANGERS McClaren’s ready to push for promotion Former England manager Steve McClaren is ready for the challenge of trying to take Queens Park Rangers back into the Premier League. McClaren, 57, has agreed a two-year contract at Loftus Road to replace Ian Holloway. “The biggest challenge will be taking this club forwards, I think it is recovering,” said McClaren (above). “I was here ﬁve years ago and it was a good three months for me working with Harry [Redknapp]. I believe this squad is very good. It is young, energetic, enthusiastic, has got attitude and can play football.” Football CHAMPIONS LEAGUE Liverpool target Tarkowski and Lascelles to bolster back line Goalkeeper Butland another wanted man as Reds plan for a busy summer By Miguel Delaney Liverpool targets Jürgen Klopp has identified two English defenders, Burnley’s James James Tarkowski (Burnley) Tarkowski and Newcastle United’s 6ft 1in stopper made his Jamaal Lascelles, as his summer cenname in lower leagues tre-half targets, as he seeks to bolster with Oldham and Brenthis Liverpool squad for next season. ford before joining The Champions League finalists Burnley in 2016. Has one want to bring in three to four players England cap. in the close-season window – including a goalkeeper, which will probably Jamaal Lascelles (Newcastle) be Stoke’s Jack Butland, and another 6ft 2in Magpies skipper is attacker – but centre-half is again a determined and strong priority position. in the tackle and has won Klopp and the Liverpool transfer England caps at many committee feel Tarkowski and Lasage-group levels but has celles both fit what they want, and yet to win a full cap. the club will try to buy one of them. Twenty-five-year-old Tarkowski is one of many players to have ex- ary though many fans feel he has celled in Sean Dyche’s system, while justiﬁed the enormous outlay by im24-year-old Lascalles has thrived at mediately bringing an authority and Newcastle United as they comforta- air of calm to a defence that was prebly maintained their Premier League viously lacking. status. Neither Tarkowski nor Lascelles Liverpool’s defence has been will cost that much but Livfrequently criticised this erpool may have to pay season, particularly in substantially more than the ﬁrst half of the camthe £25m Everton paid paign, with Croatian inBurnley for Michael ternational centre-half Keane, another young Premier League Dejan Lovren often English stopper, last goals conceded by seen as a particularly summer. Liverpool - the most weak link. One player who may of the top-four clubs However Lovren be leaving Anfield is seems certain to play in German midﬁeld Emre the Champions League Can, whose contract exfinal and the targeting of pires this summer and is another centre-half is not necesbeing courted by a number of sarily to replace him but to increase clubs, including Juventus. the depth of the squad, especially On Can’s links to Juventus, Klopp given how physically stretched they said yesterday: “No clue. Not imporhave been in the run up to Saturday’s tant in the moment to be honest. In ﬁnal. this moment he is 100 percent here Virgil van Dijk cost Liverpool an and that is the only thing I am intereyebrow-raising £75million in Janu- ested in.” THE INDEPENDENT 38 Can may make comeback in Kiev before taking his leave By Tim Rich Jürgen Klopp revealed that Emre Can, who has not played for Liverpool since March, may have a chance of making the squad for the Champions League ﬁnal. The 24-year-old midﬁelder has not appeared since suffering a back injury in the 5-0 win at Watford, which was expected to be his ﬁnal game for Liverpool. He is preparing to leave for Juventus on a free transfer after failing to agree a new contract.However, Can was taken to Liverpool’s training camp in Spain last week and took part in a training session at Anﬁeld yesterday. “Ten days ago I did not think he could do what he did today and in Marbella,” Klopp said. “It is good to have him back and he is desperate to be a part of it.” James Milner, who missed the ﬁnal game of the season with a muscle problem, also took part in the session and is expected to travel to Ukraine. Peter Krawietz, Klopp’s No 2 since the departure of Zelko Buvac, was to have taken the session but was too ill to attend. Attack is the only way for Klopp who urges his team to be brave Manchester City and Roma, but we did it. The moment we tried to As he began a week that could end defend the result, we were almost with him joining Bob Paisley, Joe out. In the moment when you think a Fagan and Rafa Benitez on the game is done, Roma scored twice.” list of men who have brought the In the next room from where European Cup back to Liverpool, Klopp is delivering his rallying Jürgen Klopp urged his players to call, the club’s television station is stay brave. replaying Liverpool’s ﬁve European They would attack Real Cup victories one after Madrid in Saturday’s the other. You would Champions League ﬁnal be pushed to call the in the same way they 1978 ﬁnal, played attacked Manchester on a roughed-up City and Roma in Wembley pitch The times Liverpool the quarter and against a modest have won the semi-ﬁnals that saw team from Bruges, an European Cup/ Liverpool score 12 example of the kind Champions League goals in four games. of extravagant football If, with the prize of Klopp is demanding. a sixth European Cup Of the ﬁve ﬁnals, only tantalisingly close, his in the ﬁrst, the 3-1 win over players opted for caution, they Borussia Mönchengladbach, and would fail. in the last, the miracle in Istanbul, “We will show the players why it did Liverpool thrust for the jugular. makes so much sense to be brave,” Given they were 3-0 down at half said the Liverpool manager. “It time in the Ataturk, they had no was not easy to be brave against choice but to attack. Liverpool’s ﬁrst By Tim Rich 5 NEWS 2-27 VOICES 14-18 TV 28-29 IQ 30-39 BUSINESS SPORT 40-43 48-55 i TUESDAY 22 MAY 2018 53 PREMIER LEAGUE Jurgen Klopp overseas the Liverpool squad during a stretching session at Anﬁeld yesterday GETTY Pogba’s ‘loose’ pledge to United leaves his future in question at the Parc des Princes held a special attraction, he said: “Honestly, Paul Pogba’s Manchester United no it doesn’t. I grew up with a father future remains open to question and a mother who were Marseille after the midfielder gave a non- supporters. Paris (PSG) was never committal account of his Old Traf- really part of my daily life. ford status. The £89m France “But later on, yes why not play international has had a tricky sec- at the Parc des Princes? It’s a great ond season back at United, and pitch and a nice stadium.” has been left out of the side Pogba (left) also discussed his or substituted early. On relationship with Mourinho, other occasions, United insisting the pair did not manager Jose Mourhave to have the perfect inho questioned his bond to work together. contributions, while He said: “There were links with a transfer times where I wasn’t refuse to go away. playing, I was on the Asked by French telbench. There was a lot evision station Canal+ if of talk, people thought it he would remain a United wasn’t working out. player, the 25-year-old “But a coach and a playwas less than forthcomer don’t have to be best People ing. “We are never sure friends, we don’t have to of anything but contrac- thought go to restaurants together. tually it’s sure, yes,” he it wasn’t I had a few little problems said. “I can never look working out too... football is sometimes far into the future. It all about the mental side. – but a coach also depends how it goes He put me on the bench and a player with the club, how things and I gave my response do not have work out.” on the pitch. I always give That may sound a to be best everything I’ve got.” loose commitment at friends Pogba also said Mourbest, contracts rarely inho helped him grow in being an issue when seniority by allowing him transfers suit all parties, but there to captain United in some matches. was no encouragement for Paris “He made me progress in leaderSt-Germain. As one of the few clubs ship,” he said. “I had the armband with the resources to attract Pogba, with Mourinho, it was the ﬁrst time and being his hometown club, they in a club, it’s important for me, it are routinely named as a possible makes me grow to be also a leader destination. But asked if turning out in the France team.” By Gareth Cox away game in the group stages of the Champions League, saw them travel to play Spartak Moscow, Russia’s most fervently supported club. In his press conference in a hotel by Sheremetyevo Airport, Klopp argued that Liverpool had to become, tighter, more disciplined if they were to go far in the competition. Their opening game had seen them dominate Sevilla at Anﬁeld and concede two soft goals that cost them two soft points. Liverpool’s attempt at greater discipline saw them draw 1-1 in Moscow against a Spartak side they would thrash 7-0 on Merseyside. When he captained Ian Botham, Mike Brearley always encouraged the all-rounder to keep swinging the bat, whatever the circumstances. He thought Botham a lesser player when trying to defend. It may be the same with Liverpool. “We have already learned a lot this season,” said Klopp. “If we had tried to play like Juventus, Bayern or Barcelona, we would have been out in the group stages. We have to be more lively. We do not have the If we had tried to play like Juventus, Barcelona or Bayern, we would have been out in the group stages experience of clubs like these, so we have to do more, to invest more. That can lead to mistakes but I do not think there is any alternative.” Klopp concedes Real Madrid are favourites. In Kiev, Zinedine Zidane’s side will attempt to become the ﬁrst club in the modern era to win the European Cup three times in a row. However, Klopp may be pushing at a creaking door. When Real Madrid reached the 1981 ﬁnal, which was lost to Alan Kennedy’s goal in Paris, they did so having conceded one goal in six games. Zidane’s side are luckier to have reached Kiev than Klopp’s. But for a reckless foul on Lucas Vasquez that triggered Gianluigi Buffon’s dismissal in the quarter-ﬁnal, they might have lost to Juventus. Bayern Munich were clearly the better team in both legs of the semi-ﬁnal. Klopp called Real an experienced team. Experienced is another way of saying ageing. Against Bayern, they looked slow and vulnerable. The stress of ﬁnding ﬂights to Kiev and paying for hotels that were £28 a night the week before the ﬁnal and at least £1,000 on the eve of the game, may have sapped some of the energy from Liverpool’s supporters but there is a conﬁdence in the city. A vast red banner depicting the ﬁve European Cups is draped over the frontage of the Arkles pub on Anﬁeld Road. Flags spring from houses in Anﬁeld and Walton some with the slogan: “Allez, Allez, Allez”, a nod to the epic quarter-ﬁnal against St Etienne in 1977. Everton’s equivalent of the Arkles is the Winslow Hotel on Goodison Road. The advert for its match-day party acknowledges that after a season of two managerial sackings, most Evertonians would rather be on the moon than Merseyside. However, they are urging Everton supporters to come along, especially if they are wearing white. There is a fear of what Salah (left), Mané and Firmino might do to Madrid. Back in the press conference, Klopp was happy to play the role of underdog. “Let us go and perform on a level which maybe people would say is not possible for us,” he said. “But we know it is possible. We have done all the things we need to do in Kiev plenty of times already in this Champions League campaign. Now we need to do it again.” WORLD CUP Morata’s woes go on as striker is left out of Spanish squad Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata has been left out of the Spain squad that will travel to the World Cup. The 25-year-old managed only 11 league goals for the Blues in the recently concluded season and only appeared as a last-minute substitute in Saturday’s FA Cup ﬁnal victory over Manchester United. United goalkeeper David de Gea, Chelsea defender Cesar Azpilicueta, Arsenal’s Nacho Monreal and David Silva of Manchester City are the Premier League players who have made Julen Lopetegui’s 23-man squad. Morata’s Chelsea team-mates Cesc Fabregas and Marcos Alonso also miss out on a ticket to Russia. Belgium midﬁelder Radja Nainggolan has announced his international retirement after being left out of their World Cup squad. England’s Group G opponents, managed by former Wigan and Everton coach Roberto Martinez, Alvaro Morata has scored 11 goals in the league for Chelsea this season named a 28-man squad yesterday, 15 of whom play their club football in England. Joining the expected big names such as Kevin De Bruyne, Eden Hazard, Vincent Kompany and Romelu Lukaku, are Michy Batshuayi, whose eye-catching loan from Chelsea to Borussia Dortmund was cut short by ankle ligament injury, Crystal Palace striker Christian Benteke and Nacer Chadli of relegated West Bromwich Albion. Nainggolan, 30, reacted to his snub by quitting. The Roma player wrote on Instagram: “Very reluctantly my international career comes to an end...” PA 54 SPORT Football PREMIER LEAGUE Arsenal pick Emery rather Sport Gunners set to appoint ex-PSG manager after deciding former midfielder lacked experience senal captain Patrick Vieira was also considered for the position, but the Gunners appeared close to bringing Arsenal are close to appointing Unai in Arteta, changing their minds at the Emery as their new manager. The last minute. north London club were thought Juventus manager Max Allegri to be on the verge of bringing in ruled himself out by deciding to stay Mikel Arteta, who has been work- at the Serie A club, who won the Italing with Pep Guardiola at Manches- ian title this year. Allegri wants to try ter City, but were impressed by to win the Champions League Emery after meeting him in with his Juve. London yesterday. Arteta (inset) was Emery has just left eventually seen as Paris Saint-Germain, too much of a risk, where he was replaced having no experiby Thomas Tuchel, ence as a manager Domestic league, cup and European having won the Ligue d e s p i t e i m p re s s trophies won by 1 title and six other ing at City alongside Unai Emery at French trophies. PSG Guardiola in a hugely Sevilla and PSG decided not to extend successful season. his tenure into a third year Emery faces the huge after he failed to make an task of replacing Wenger, impact in the Champions League who won three league titles and and his contract came to an seven FA Cups in more than end this summer. two decades. He had indicated his inThe Frenchman had terest in the Arsenal job. spoken in support of The Spaniard, 46, won Arteta last week. “Overthe Europa League three all he has the qualiyears in succession while ties but I don’t want to in charge at La Liga side influence that publicly,” Sevilla, and finished runWenger said. ner up in the Spanish Cup. “I believe it is important Arsenal chief executive Ivan they make their choice in an Gazidis led the hiring process, work- objective way and after they made ing with head of football relations that decision I will support him.” Raul Sanllehi and head of recruitEmery’s role, however, will differ ment Sven Mislintat, two ﬁgures he significantly from that of his predappointed last November. ecessor, with the decision making They were keen to appoint a spread out across several figures replacement for Wenger, who left the as opposed all going through the club after 22 years in charge at the manager. end of the season, before the World An announcement is expected by Cup kicks off next month. Former Ar- the end of the week. By Sam Cunningham FOOTBALL CORRESPONDENT 22.05.18 P50-51 CRICKET Buttler: Return to Test team feels like I’m having another debut P50 NETBALL Tamsin Greenway on the strides being made in women’s sport 10 There is a revolution at the Emirates – and Gazidis is leading the charge Sam Cunningham FOOTBALL CORRESPONDENT O P48-49 BOXING Steve Bunce hails the return of man on a mission Tyson Fury utside Arsenal’s London Colney training ground, a stone’s throw from the M25 and around the corner from the McDonald’s just off Junction 22, there is regularly a small group of people waiting for the players or manager to leave. They are usually supporters, some from abroad hoping to catch a glimpse of their heroes, or a grab quick selﬁe, others there for signatures on memorabilia to make a bit of money on eBay. These small gatherings can often be found outside a lot of Premier League club training grounds. At Arsenal the spot is a fairly unassuming place: a small concrete alleyway just wide enough to ﬁt the Range Rovers players so often drive, broken up with speed bumps; a wooden fence down one side and a line of bushes overhung by trees the other, separating the area from Watford’s training centre nextdoor; a handful of modest, terraced magnolia houses off to one side. There is a sign up warning that players are not allowed to stop — it is not their choice, it says — and that CCTV is in operation. This, nonetheless, does not work as a deterrent for many. Although they are not supposed to, sometimes the players stop, wind down a window and oblige. Other times they carry on their way. It depends if you catch them on the right day. More recently, Arsenal’s chief executive Ivan Gazidis has been Last summer, Darren Burgess was brought in as head of high performance, overseeing the medical and sports science department — an area Wenger would argue he revolutionised when he joined the club. Huss Fahmy was placed in spotted pausing for a moment and charge of contract negotiations the taking the time to sign autographs. same month. Begging the question: who are the Then in November, Sven Mislintat real stars of the show these days? came in as ahead of recruitment Who is in charge of your and Raul Sanllehi head of football club? No longer the football relations. Wenger manager, it seems. fought vigorously against Wenger There is a revolution was one of the a director of football, going on at the Emirates knowing it was diluting his remaining and the appointment of control, so Gazidis split the few with such role between two people Unai Emery as Arsène control and Wenger’s replacement, a and gave them slightly deal close to its conclusion, his departure different titles. Well played. will be the ﬁnal piece in Each appointment was will give the the power puzzle Gazidis another hand on Wenger’s real power has been working on for back, guiding him carefully to Gazidis the past 12 months, each towards Emirates exit, bit nestling into place now the pressure and urgency that the omniscient Frenchman is growing with each one, until that out of the way after 22 years. Arsenal ﬁnal shove last month. changed their minds about Mikel Many of Wenger’s disciples are Arteta at the last minute, when he following him, not far behind: rightturned out to be not as much of a Yes hand man Boro Primorac, head of Man as they were expecting. medical Colin Lewin, ﬁrst-team NEWS 2-27 VOICES 14-18 TV 28-29 than Arteta ‘gamble’ Unai Emery is set to be Arsenal’s ﬁrst new manager in 22 years GETTY coach Neil Banﬁeld, goalkeeper coach Gerry Peyton, ﬁtness coach Tony Colbert and equipment manager Paul Johnson. Out with Wenger’s men, in with Gazidis’s. In the Premier League, the traditional “English football manager” is dying out. And I don’t mean “English” football managers — they are seemingly invincible at mid-to-low level top-ﬂight sides — more the concept of a manager who takes care of everything: training, ﬁtness, picking the ﬁrst-team, transfers, deciding who gets new contracts. Wenger was one of the remaining few with such control and his departure will place the real power at Gazidis’s ofﬁce door. A business model which has long been used on the continent has gradually been adopted over here. Chief executive Ivan Gazidis is getting his own way at Arsenal GETTY Double FA Cup winner Cazorla to leave club after six-year spell Midfielder Santi Cazorla is leaving Arsenal after six years with the club. The Spaniard joined the Gunners from Malaga in 2012 and made 180 appearances, scoring 29 times. However, Cazorla, 33, has not played since October 2016 due to injury. He won the FA Cup twice with the north London club, scoring in the 2014 ﬁnal, against Hull at Wembley. “I am very sad to be leaving after so many great times,” Cazorla (below) said in a video posted on Arsenal’s ofﬁcial Twitter account. “I have loved my time with the club and I will always re m e m b e r t h e special moments we had together. “Our FA Cup win in 2014 is something we will never forget, it was a great moment for me and for the club. “I want to say thank you very much because you always give me a special support. I am very proud to be part of this club’s history and I want to wish you the best; I will miss you a lot.” Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis added: “Santi is always one of my favourite players to watch. “His natural ability with both feet, his speed of thought and movement were central to our best performances in recent years. He plays with a joy and freedom, which is very rare. We wish him well for the future and thank him for his important contribution to our club.” PA At Tottenham, Mauricio Pochettino frequently points out he is only the head coach. A version of the system has also caused friction at Chelsea, where Antonio Conte has been at war with Chelsea’s board over their signings. Just after they had been crowned Premier League champions last year, the Italian wanted two or three big names but his superiors instead took the approach of factoring in youth and value growth. That didn’t go so well “Arsène earned his position at this club over 22 years,” Gazidis said in the press conference called to discuss Wenger leaving, as he basked in the warmth of the cameras ﬁnally all pointing in his direction and repeatedly declined to clarify if he wanted Wenger to stay (clearly not, then). “I don’t think that there will be other managers if you look forward who will have the kind of authority at the top of the game at the biggest clubs.” So good luck to Emery. Clearly going forward, that kind of authority at the top of the game at the biggest clubs will be reserved for the chief executives and chairmen. Can we have an autograph? IQ 30-39 BUSINESS SPORT 40-43 48-55 The Sport Matrix The stories you need to know i TUESDAY 22 MAY 2018 55 FOOTBALL World Cup bidders put case to FA The two bids for the 2026 World Cup will try to win England’s vote on 31 May when they make presentations to the Football Association board at its next meeting. The contest between Morocco and a joint bid from Canada, Mexico and the United States is too close to call, providing Morocco’s bid passes the technical assessment and makes it onto the ballot paper for the vote in Moscow on 13 June. FOOTBALL TENNIS Holt signs deal to become wrestler Norrie into second round in France Former Norwich striker Grant Holt has signed a deal to become a professional wrestler, World Association of Wrestling has announced. Holt, 37, currently player-coach at National League side Barrow, has agreed a deal with the British professional wrestling promotion. WAW said Holt will appear in its Fightmare 3 Supershow in 2019, while BBC Radio Norfolk have also reported he is set to become a wrestler. British No 3 Cameron Norrie beat Jose Hernandez-Fernandez of the Dominican Republic 7-6, 6-1 in the ﬁrst round of the Lyon Open in France. The 21-year-old struggled with his serve at times in the ﬁrst set, he was far more solid in the second set as he clinched victory against the world No 266. The Briton, ranked 102 in the world, will now face German Maximilian Marterer who was a surprise 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 winner over Gaël Monﬁls. RUGBY LEAGUE Lenagan: I can’t imagine Wane going against Wigan Wigan chairman Ian Lenagan says he would be surprised if Shaun Wane goes on to coach against his hometown club. The 53-year-old Wane will end a 36-year association as player and coach at Wigan when he steps down at the end of the season. Wane (right), who began his playing career in 1982 and has become the club’s longest-serving coach of the Super League era, says the time is right to seek a new challenge but Lenagan does not expect that to be with a rival club. “The choice will be Shaun’s but I know he has immense love for Wigan,” Lenagan said. “Whilst it’s not beyond the realms of possibility, I would be surprised at that happening but you’ve got to allow for it. Maybe he will but I do not know where he’s going, if he is in fact going FOOTBALL Wigan set for new Hong Kong owners The Whelan family have conﬁrmed the proposed sale of their entire shareholding in Wigan to Hong Kong-based International Entertainment Corporation. The Latics secured promotion back to the Championship under Paul Cook, winning League One. The Whelan family have been the majority shareholders since 1995. anywhere, or whether he’s got a job or not. It’s the private business of Shaun Wane. He’s resigned as far as Wigan is concerned and we’ve accepted his resignation. We know he’s going to work extremely hard for the rest of the season.” Wane has made no secret of his desire to coach in Australia’s National Rugby League, although he has also been linked with a move to French Super League club Catalans Dragons, who have signed Sam Tomkins for 2019, and possibly a switch of codes. 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