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QUA L I T Y, C O N C I S E – T H E F U T U R E O F I N D E PE N D E N T JOU R NA L I S M
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
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» 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
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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.
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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
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UNITED STATES
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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.
i@inews.co.uk
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.
Come rain or shine, they will be spending
today reflecting on where they were on
that terrible night when a terrorist attacked
this beautiful city they call home, as well as
paying a silent tribute to all those who died
or were injured.
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NEWS
HEALTH
Eggs ‘could reduce risk of
stroke and heart attack’
By Paul Gallagher
HEALTH CORRESPONDENT
Going to work on an egg not only
helps you to be your best all day, as
the famous 1950s ad campaign said,
but it may also reduce the risk of
heart disease and strokes, according
to researchers.
A study of more than 400,000 people in China found that people who
ate about five eggs a week had an
11 per cent lower risk of cardiovas-
cular disease (CVD) compared with
those who avoided eggs. Stroke risk
reduced by 26 per cent.
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.
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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.”
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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
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Motorbikes in
flying tribute
By Jane Clinton
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.”
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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.”
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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.”
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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.”
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Babies ‘raised
free of germs is
major cause of
killer leukaemia’
By John von Radowitz
EDUCATION
By Alison Kershaw and Ian Jones
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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.”
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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)
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
DOUGLAS JOHNSTONE
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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.”
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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
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‘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-
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Indonesia joined other Asian
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The coalition of campaigners, which is known as Dog
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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
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VENEZUELA
US dismisses Maduro’s election win as a ‘sham’
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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
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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.
He also accused Mr Maduro’s
government of rationing
food parcels “selectively”
to manipulate hungry
citizens’ votes. AP
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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.
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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,
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power plant
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By Vladimir Soldatkin
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Protection for
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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. For all the people
who are happy today, there will be
some who won’t be,” he said. AP
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have billowed into the sky over
Hawaii as molten rock from
Kilauea volcano poured into
the ocean.
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
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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
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Trump dominates debate
ahead of presidential poll
IN MEXICO CITY
SOUTH AFRICA
i TUESDAY
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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
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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.
A fishing boat came upon the
vessel with 27 people aboard,
including migrants from Senegal,
Nigeria, Guinea, Sierra Leone
and Cape Verde, along with two
Brazilians, authorities said. Some
suffered dehydration. REUTERS
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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
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‘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
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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…
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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.
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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.
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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. This could either
be a compelling “documentary
event” or it might simply make you
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Derbyshire (S). 11.00 BBC
Newsroom Live (S). 12.00
Daily Politics (S). 1.00 The
Super League Show (S).
1.45 Going Back, Giving
Back (R) (S). 2.30 Ray Mears
Goes Walkabout (R) (S).
3.30 Victorian Farm (R) (S).
4.30 Street Auction (R) (S).
5.15 Antiques Road Trip
(R) (S).
6.00 Good Morning
Britain (S). 8.30 Lorraine
(S). 9.25 The Jeremy Kyle
Show (S). 10.30 This
Morning (S). 12.30 Loose
Women (S). 1.30 ITV News;
Weather (S). 1.55 ITV
Regional News; Weather
(S). 2.00 Judge Rinder’s
Crime Stories (S). 3.00
Dickinson’s Real Deal
(R) (S). 3.59 ITV Regional
Weather (S). 4.00 Tipping
Point (S). 5.00 The Chase
(S).
6.00 Countdown (R) (S).
6.45 3rd Rock From The
Sun (R) (S). 7.10 3rd Rock
From The Sun (R) (S). 7.35
3rd Rock From The Sun
(R) (S). 8.00 Everybody
Loves Raymond (R) (S).
8.30 Everybody Loves
Raymond (R) (S). 9.05
Frasier (R) (S). 9.35 Frasier
(R) (S). 10.05 Ramsay’s
Kitchen Nightmares USA
(R) (S). 11.00 Undercover
Boss USA (R) (S). 12.00
Channel 4 News Summary
(S). 12.05 Coast Vs Country
(R) (S). 1.05 Posh Pawn (R)
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3.00 A Place In The Sun:
Winter Sun (R) (S). 4.00
The £100k Drop (S). 5.00
Four In A Bed (R) (S). 5.30
Buy It Now (S).
6.00 Milkshake! 9.15 The
Wright Stuff (S). 11.15
Can’t Pay? We’ll Take
It Away! (R) (S). 12.10
5 News Lunchtime (S).
12.15 GPs: Behind Closed
Doors (R) (S). 1.10 Access
(R) (S). 1.15 Home And
Away (S). 1.45 Neighbours
(S). 2.15 Celebrity 5 Go
Motorhoming (R) (S). 3.15
FILM: Fatal Performance
(George Erschbamer 2013)
Thriller, starring Nicholle
Tom (S). 5.00 Manchester
Remembers: 5 News At 5
(S). 5.30 Neighbours (R) (S).
6.00 BBC News At
Six; Weather (S).
6.30 BBC Regional
News; Weather
(S).
6.00 Eggheads Quiz
show, hosted by
Jeremy Vine (R)
(S).
6.30 Great British
Railway
Journeys (R) (S).
6.00 ITV Regional
News; Weather
(S).
6.30 ITV News;
Weather (S).
6.00 The Simpsons
(R) (S).
6.30 Hollyoaks Adam
tries to warn
Maxine about
Glenn (R) (S).
6.00 Home And Away
Justin heads off
to deliver the
ransom (R) (S).
6.30 Manchester
Remembers: 5
News Tonight
7pm
7.00 The One Show
(S).
7.30 EastEnders
Mick finds a
badly injured
Keegan (S).
7.00 Back To The
Land With
Kate Humble
Producers of
knitting wool
and mushrooms
(S).
7.00 Emmerdale
Gabby and
Jacob are led
astray (S).
7.00 Channel 4 News
7.55 The Political
Slot The Liberal
Democrats’
view on tackling
violent crime
(S).
7.00 MotoGP
Highlights The
Grand Prix of
France (S).
7.00 Beyond 100
Days; Weather
(S).
7.30 Iolo’s
Snowdonia (S).
8pm
8.00 Holby City
Healthy
competition
turns sour when
Meena and
Nicky treat the
same patient (S).
8.00 RHS Chelsea
Flower Show
2018 Monty
Don and Joe
Swift discuss
who won gold
(S).
8.00 Love Your
Garden: NHS
Special A garden
for the Royal
Manchester
Children’s
Hospital (S).
8.00 Amazing Spaces
Special: 24 Hour
Build George
Clarke and a
skilled team
try to build a
lakeside cabin.
8.00 Intercity 125:
The Train That
Saved Britain’s
Railway Part
two of two (S).
8.00 Tomorrow’s
Worlds: The
Unearthly
History Of
Science Fiction
(S).
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9.00 The Split
Hannah is
confronted
with painful
questions about
her marriage (S).
9.00 Manchester:
The Night Of
The Bomb A
retelling of the
2017 terrorist
attack (S).
9.00 A&E Live
Davina McCall
experiences
the drama of
a major A&E
department as
it happens (S).
9.00 Trains From
Hell: Caught On
Camera What
can go wrong
both on and off
the train tracks
(S).
9.00 The Yorkshire
Vet: A Labour
Of Love Peter
Wright tries to
save a newborn
calf (S).
9.00 The Vikings
Uncovered Part
one of two. Dan
Snow searches
for evidence of
Vikings in North
America (S).
10pm
10.00BBC News At
Ten (S).
10.30 BBC Regional
News (S).
10.45 MisFITS Like Us
New series (S).
10.00Later Live –
With Jools
Holland
Performances
by Bjork (S).
10.30 Newsnight (S).
10.00ITV News (S).
10.30 ITV Regional
News (S).
10.45 Heathrow:
Britain’s
Busiest Airport
(R) (S).
10.00Mo Salah:
A Football
Fairy Tale
Documentary
charting the rise
of the Liverpool
footballer (S).
10.00The Sex
Business:
Working
From Home
Documentary
(S).
10.30 Secret
Knowledge:
Hogarth – One
Man And His
Pug (S).
11.30 Reggie Yates’
Extreme South
Africa: Knife
Crime ER (R) (S).
11.15 Love In The
Countryside (R)
(S).
11.15 Car Crash
Britain
Documentary
looking at
crashes, miracle
escapes and bad
driving (R) (S).
11.00 24 Hours In
Police Custody
The body of a
woman is found
abandoned
in overgrown
grassland (R) (S).
11.00 Celebrity
Botched Up
Bodies (R) (S).
11.00 Mud, Sweat
And Tractors:
The Story Of
Agriculture
Man’s
relationship
with the land (S).
12.30 BBC News (S).
12.15 Sign Zone: Britain’s
Best Home Cook (R) (S).
1.15 Sign Zone: Secret
Agent Selection: WW2 (R)
(S). 2.15 This Is BBC Two (S).
12.10 Jackpot247 3.00
Loose Women (R). 3.45
ITV Nightscreen 5.05 The
Jeremy Kyle Show (R) (S).
12.30 Flight HS13 (S). 1.20
Manchester: A Year Of
Hate Crime (R) (S). 2.10 Our
Wildest Dreams (R) (S). 3.05
Gok’s Fill Your House For
Free (R) (S). 4.00 Best Laid
Plans (R). 4.55 Kirstie’s Fill
Your House For Free (R) (S).
12.05 My Mum’s Hotter
Than Me! (R) (S). 12.55
SuperCasino 3.10 Bad
Tenants, Rogue Landlords
(R) (S). 4.00 Get Your Tatts
Out: Kavos Ink (R) (S). 4.45
House Doctor (R) (S). 5.10
Great Artists (R) (S).
12.00 Clydebuilt: The
Ships That Made The
Commonwealth (S). 1.00
Timeshift: Bouffants,
Beehives And Bobs – The
Hairstyles That Shaped
Britain (S). 2.00 The Vikings
Uncovered (S). 3.30 Close
Daytime
6.00 Breakfast (S). 9.15
Ill Gotten Gains (S).
10.00 Homes Under
The Hammer (S). 11.00
Neighbourhood Blues
(S). 11.45 Close Calls: On
Camera (S). 12.15 Bargain
Hunt (R) (S). 1.00 BBC
News At One; Weather (S).
1.30 BBC Regional News;
Weather (S). 1.45 Doctors
(S). 2.15 The Doctor Blake
Mysteries (S). 3.15 Escape
To The Country (R) (S). 3.45
RHS Chelsea Flower Show
2018 (S). 4.30 Hardball (S).
5.15 Pointless (S).
6pm
11pm
Late
further appreciate the editing on
Channel 4’s 24 Hours In A&E.
===
Tate Britain’s Great Art Walks
9pm, Sky Arts
Victorian painter Walter Sickert is
possibly better known these days for
being named as the real Jack the
Ripper – crime novelist Patricia
Cornwall’s wild theory based on one
of his nude portraits – whereas
Sickert was, in fact, one of our most
important British artists of the
Impressionist era. 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.
Radio
BBC Radio 1
6.00 Classic Coronation
Street (S). 6.25 Classic
Coronation Street (S).
6.55 Heartbeat (S). 8.00
The Royal (S). 9.00 Judge
Judy (S). 9.30 Judge Judy
(S). 10.00 Judge Judy (S).
10.25 A Touch Of Frost (S).
12.30 The Royal (S). 1.35
Heartbeat (S). 2.40 Classic
Coronation Street (S). 3.15
Classic Coronation Street
(S). 3.45 On The Buses (S).
4.20 On The Buses (S).
4.50 You’re Only Young
Twice (S). 5.25 George And
Mildred (S). 5.55 Heartbeat
(S).
6.00 Hollyoaks (S). 6.30
Hollyoaks (S). 7.00 Couples
Come Dine With Me (S).
8.00 New Girl (S). 8.30 New
Girl (S). 9.00 2 Broke Girls
(S). 9.30 2 Broke Girls (S).
10.00 Black-ish (S). 10.30
Black-ish (S). 11.00 How I
Met Your Mother (S). 11.30
How I Met Your Mother
(S). 12.00 The Goldbergs
(S). 12.30 The Goldbergs
(S). 1.00 The Big Bang
Theory (S). 1.30 The Big
Bang Theory (S). 2.00 How
I Met Your Mother (S). 2.30
How I Met Your Mother (S).
3.00 New Girl (S). 3.30 New
Girl (S). 4.00 Black-ish (S).
4.30 Black-ish (S). 5.00
The Goldbergs (S). 5.30 The
Goldbergs (S).
8.55 Food Unwrapped (S).
9.30 A Place In The Sun:
Winter Sun (S). 10.30 A
Place In The Sun: Winter
Sun (S). 11.35 Four In A
Bed (S). 12.05 Four In A
Bed (S). 12.35 Four In A
Bed (S). 1.05 Four In A Bed
(S). 1.40 Four In A Bed (S).
2.10 Come Dine With Me
(S). 2.40 Come Dine With
Me (S). 3.15 Come Dine
With Me (S). 3.50 Come
Dine With Me (S). 4.20
Come Dine With Me (S).
4.50 A Place In The Sun:
Winter Sun (S). 5.55 A New
Life In The Sun (S).
6.00 RSPCA Animal
Rescue (R) (S). 6.30 RSPCA
Animal Rescue (R) (S). 7.00
Monkey Life (R) (S). 7.30
Monkey Life (R) (S). 8.00
Monkey Business (R) (S).
8.30 Monkey Business (R)
(S). 9.00 Motorway Patrol
(R) (S). 9.30 Motorway
Patrol (R) (S). 10.00
Highway Patrol (R) (S).
10.30 Highway Patrol (R)
(S). 11.00 Sanctuary (R) (S).
12.00 NCIS: Los Angeles (R)
(S). 1.00 Hawaii Five-0 (R)
(S). 2.00 Hawaii Five-0 (R)
(S). 3.00 NCIS: Los Angeles
(R) (S). 4.00 Stargate SG-1
(R) (S). 5.00 The Simpsons
(R) (S). 5.30 Futurama
(R) (S).
6.00 Richard E Grant’s
Hotel Secrets (R) (S). 7.00
Fish Town (R) (S). 8.00
Urban Secrets (R) (S). 9.00
The West Wing (S). 10.00
The West Wing (S). 11.00
House (R) (S). 12.00 House
(R) (S). 1.00 Without A
Trace (S). 2.00 Blue Bloods
(R) (S). 3.00 The West Wing
(R) (S). 4.00 The West Wing
(R) (S). 5.00 House (R) (S).
6.30am The Radio 1 Breakfast
Show With Nick Grimshaw
10.00 Clara Amfo 12.45pm
Newsbeat 1.00 Scott Mills 4.00
Greg James 5.45 Newsbeat
6.00 Greg James 7.00 Annie
Mac 9.00 The 8th With Charlie
Sloth 11.00 Huw Stephens 1am
Annie Nightingale 3.00 Radio 1
Comedy – Unexpected Fluids
4.00 Radio 1’s Early Breakfast
Show With Adele Roberts
BBC Radio 1Xtra
6am Dotty 10.00 Ace 12.45pm
Newsbeat 1.00 Yasmin Evans
4.00 MistaJam 5.45 Newsbeat
6.00 MistaJam 7.00 DJ Target
9.02 The 8th With Charlie Sloth
11.00 Jamz Supernova 1am
Annie Nightingale Presents
3.00 1Xtra Playlists 4.00 Jamz
Supernova
BBC Radio 2
6.00 The Big Bang
Theory (S).
6.30 The Big Bang
Theory Raj tries
to date Lucy
and Emily at
the same time.
6.55 The Secret Life
Of The Zoo (S).
7.00 Murder, She
Wrote One
of Jessica’s
students
is wrongly
arrested for
murder (S).
7.00 Hollyoaks
Darren, Mandy,
Luke and Nancy
make plans for
a party at The
Hutch (S).
7.30 Black-ish (S).
7.55 Grand Designs
An intrepid pair
want to build
a Kiwi-style
hill house in
Worcestershire
(S).
8.00 Midsomer
Murders Guests
at a sparkling
wine launch
party fall victim
to poisoning (S).
8.00 The Big Bang
Theory (S).
8.30 The Big Bang
Theory Sheldon
and Amy spend
their first night
together (S).
i TUESDAY
22 MAY 2018
BUSINESS SPORT
40-43
48-55
6.00 Futurama (R).
6.30 The Simpsons
Homer finds a
new friend in
a woman who
acts just like
him (R) (S).
6.00 House
The maverick
medic ignores
a patient’s
wishes (R) (S).
7.00 The Simpsons
Homer takes
the family to
Boston (R) (S).
7.30 The Simpsons
(R) (S).
7.00 CSI: Crime
Scene
Investigation
Part two of two.
A decomposed
body is found
in a bath (R) (S).
8.00 The Flash DeVoe
breaks into an
ARGUS facility.
8.00 Blue Bloods
Frank is left
reeling by a
second loss
(R) (S).
9.00 Gotham Bruce
Wayne meets
a former friend
(S).
9.00 My Floating
Home A duo
plan to convert
an amphibious
caravan into a
holiday getaway
vehicle (S).
9.00 Bulletproof
Bishop and Pike
get word that
a notorious
criminal has
shown up in
London.
9.00 FILM:
Fahrenheit 451
(Ramin Bahrani
2018) Sci-fi
thriller, starring
Michael B
Jordan.
10.00Scott & Bailey A
woman is found
dead in a hotel
room (S).
10.00Supernatural
Sam and Dean
head to a sleepy
old town to
investigate a
murder (S).
10.00Inside Out
Homes (S).
10.00The Blacklist
Red tracks
down the duffel
bag to Costa
Rica.
10.55 The Circus:
Inside The
Wildest
Political Show
On Earth
11.00 Scott & Bailey
An unconscious
baby is
admitted to
hospital (S).
11.00 The Big Bang
Theory (S).
11.30 The Big Bang
Theory The
friends cross
paths again with
Wil Wheaton.
11.05 8 Out Of 10
Cats Does
Countdown (S).
11.00 The Late Late
Show With
James Corden:
Best Of The
Week Highlights
of the talk show.
11.30 Westworld
Sci-fi drama,
starring Evan
Rachel Wood.
12.00 The Street (S).
1.20 The Street (S). 2.20
ITV3 Nightscreen 2.30
Teleshopping
12.00 First Dates (S).
1.05 Tattoo Fixers (S).
2.05 Gotham (S). 2.55
Supernatural (S). 3.40 2
Broke Girls (S). 4.00 How I
Met Your Mother (S). 4.25
Couples Come Dine With
Me (S).
12.10 Ramsay’s Kitchen
Nightmares USA (S). 1.10
My Floating Home (S). 2.10
Grand Designs (S). 3.15 8
Out Of 10 Cats Uncut (S).
3.50 Close
12.00 The Week That
Wasn’t (R). 12.30 A League
Of Their Own: Rally
Special (R) (S). 1.00 Ross
Kemp: Extreme World (R)
(S). 2.00 Most Shocking (R)
(S). 3.00 Jamestown (R) (S).
4.00 Highway Patrol (R) (S).
12.40 West:Word (R). 1.10
The Sopranos (R) (S). 2.15
High Maintenance (R) (S).
2.50 CSI: Crime Scene
Investigation (R) (S). 3.50
Anon: Special 4.20 The
West Wing (R) (S). 5.10
The West Wing (R) (S).
6.30am Chris Evans 9.30 Ken
Bruce 12noon Jeremy Vine
2.00 Jonathan Ross 5.00 Jo
Whiley & Simon Mayo 8.00
Jamie Cullum 9.00 Barry
Manilow – They Write The
Songs 10.00 Sara Cox 12mdn’t
OJ Borg 3.00 Sounds Of The
80s 5.00 Vanessa Feltz
BBC Radio 3
6.30am Breakfast. With Petroc
Trelawny. 9.00 Essential
Classics. Suzy Klein with the
best in classical music. 12noon
Composer Of The Week: Ravel.
Donald Macleod continues
the story of Ravel’s life and
music. 1.00 News 1.02 Radio 3
Lunchtime Concert. The first
of four concerts curated by
and featuring Michael Collins.
2.00 Afternoon Concert.
Emmanuelle Haim conducts
Handel. 5.00 In Tune. Music
and arts news. 7.00 In Tune
Mixtape. An eclectic non-stop
mix of music. 7.30 Radio 3 In
Concert. The Britten Sinfonia
live from the Barbican in
London. 10.00 Free Thinking
10.45 The Essay: The Shopping
News. Journalist Joanna
Robertson explores shoppers’
ulterior motives. 11.00 Late
Junction 12.30am Through
The Night
BBC Radio 4
6am Today 9.00 The Life
Scientific 9.30 One To One
9.45 Climate Change And
Me 10.00 Woman’s Hour
11.00 Plastic Fantastic 11.30
Instrument Makers 12noon
News 12.04 Witness 12.15
Call You And Yours 12.57
Weather 1.00 The World At
One 1.45 The Questionnaire
2.00 The Archers 2.15 Drama:
Julius Caesar 3.00 Short Cuts
3.30 Costing The Earth 4.00
Word Of Mouth 4.30 Great
Lives 5.00 PM 5.57 Weather
6.00 Six O’Clock News 6.30
Thanks A Lot, Milton Jones!
Milton becomes a pest control
expert. 7.00 The Archers. Pip
has a brainwave. 7.15 Front
Row. Arts programme. 7.45
Wuthering Heights. By Emily
Bronte, adapted by Rachel
Joyce. 8.00 File On 4. New
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ON DEMAND
Patrick Melrose
Sky/Now TV
Benedict Cumberbatch gives
a tour de force in this classy
adaptation’s opening episode.
Tap America
BBC iPlayer
Clarke Peters delves into the
history of tap dancing and finds
an Afro-American heritage.
Innocent
ITV Hub
This thriller makes a satisfying
four-hour binge as a convicted
wife murderer is released.
series. Investigating the former
Marian Vale mother and baby
home in Northern Ireland.
8.40 In Touch. News for people
who are blind or partially
sighted. 9.00 All In The Mind.
Psychology and psychiatric
issues. 9.30 The Life Scientific.
Dr Cat Hobaiter talks to Jim
Al-Khalili about her work. 10.00
The World Tonight. With Ritula
Shah. 10.45 Book At Bedtime:
The Female Persuasion. By
Meg Wolitzer. 11.00 Talking To
Strangers. Comic monologues
in which characters talk to
strangers. 11.30 Today In
Parliament. Political round-up.
12mdn’t News And Weather
12.30 Climate Change And Me
12.48 Shipping Forecast 1.00
As BBC World Service 5.20
Shipping Forecast 5.30 News
Briefing 5.43 Prayer For The
Day 5.45 Farming Today 5.58
Tweet Of The Day
BBC Radio 4 LW
8.30am Yesterday In
Parliament 9.45 Daily Service
12.01pm Shipping Forecast
5.54 Shipping Forecast
BBC Radio 4 Extra
6am The Doomed Oasis
6.30 Passing The Hat 7.00
Stockport, So Good They
Named It Once 7.30 Thanks
A Lot, Milton Jones! 8.00 As
Time Goes By 8.30 The Men
From The Ministry 9.00 The
News Quiz Extra 9.45 A Stuggy
Pren 10.00 Rebus – Set In
Darkness 11.00 Short Rides
In Fast Machines 11.15 Killing
Maestros 12noon As Time
Goes By 12.30 The Men From
The Ministry 1.00 The Doomed
Oasis 1.30 Passing The Hat
2.00 The Collected Works Of
AJ Fikry 2.15 Britain On The
Bottle: Alcohol And The State
2.30 Lady Audley’s Secret 2.45
Maggie And Me 3.00 Rebus
– Set In Darkness 4.00 The
Museum Of Curiosity 4.30 The
Wordsmiths At Gorsemere
5.00 Stockport, So Good They
Named It Once 5.30 Thanks A
Lot, Milton Jones! 6.00 2001
– A Space Odyssey 6.15 The
Book Of Strange New Things
6.30 The Palace Of Laughter
Pick
ofthe
day
Barry Manilow
– They Write
The Songs
9pm, BBC Radio 2
Barry Manilow
(above) presents a
special Broadway
edition celebrating
the songwriters
responsible for
some of the bestloved ditties ever
to grace the stage.
7.00 As Time Goes By 7.30
The Men From The Ministry
8.00 The Doomed Oasis 8.30
Passing The Hat 9.00 Short
Rides In Fast Machines 9.15
Killing Maestros 10.00 Comedy
Club: Thanks A Lot, Milton
Jones! 10.30 Comedy Club:
Tom Wrigglesworth’s HangUps 10.55 Comedy Club: The
Comedy Club Interview 11.00
Comedy Club: Lewis Macleod
Is Not Himself 11.30 Comedy
Club: 52 First Impressions
With David Quantick 12mdn’t
2001 – A Space Odyssey 12.15
The Book Of Strange New
Things 12.30 The Palace Of
Laughter 1.00 The Doomed
Oasis 1.30 Passing The Hat
2.00 The Collected Works Of
AJ Fikry 2.15 Britain On The
Bottle: Alcohol And The State
2.30 Lady Audley’s Secret 2.45
Maggie And Me 3.00 Rebus
– Set In Darkness 4.00 The
Museum Of Curiosity 4.30 The
Wordsmiths At Gorsemere
5.00 Stockport, So Good They
Named It Once 5.30 Thanks A
Lot, Milton Jones!
BBC 5 Live
6am 5 Live Breakfast 10.00
Anna Foster 1pm Afternoon
Edition 4.00 5 Live Drive 7.30
The City Remembers 8.00 5
Live News 9.00 5 Live Sport
10.30 Phil Williams 1am Up All
Night 5.00 Morning Reports
5.15 Wake Up To Money
BBC 6 Music
7am Shaun Keaveny 10.00
Lauren Laverne 1pm Mark
Radcliffe And Stuart Maconie
4.00 Steve Lamacq 7.00 Marc
Riley 9.00 Gideon Coe 12mdn’t
6 Music Recommends With
Tom Ravenscroft 1.00 Too
Late To Stop Now – The Van
Morrison Story 2.00 Classic
Irish Albums 2.30 6 Music Live
Hour 3.30 6 Music’s Jukebox
5.00 Chris Hawkins
Classic FM
6am More Music Breakfast
9.00 John Suchet 1pm AnneMarie Minhall 5.00 Classic FM
Drive 7.00 Smooth Classics
At Seven 8.00 The Full Works
Concert. 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
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Arts
All the world’s a stage
From al fresco settings to a
railway arch in Leeds, here
are the finest theatres
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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
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sticky walls through which air must
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These are important for warming
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With the help of small hair-like
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to our stomachs, which neutralises
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Humans have two specific design
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establishing an infection. For one
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the mucus from our nasal sinuses
are pretty skinny compared to other
mammals. This means that they get
clogged much more easily.
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largest two sinuses – the maxillary sinuses behind our cheek bones – is located at the top of the chamber. That
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gravity to ensure proper drainage.
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the mucus to get thicker and more
viscous, the sticky mucus pools at the
bottom of the cavity with nowhere to
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physical fitness, although that can
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of many offspring who are themselves successful.
This advertising of fitness can
sometimes morph into animals ba-
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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wrong places and unable to bear the
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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
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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.
While modern medicine has radically changed the risks associated
with childbirth, in the not-too-distant past, around 15 per cent of birth
events resulted in the death of the
baby, mother, or both.
There are several things that can
go wrong, but the main reason is that
our craniums are simply too large for
women’s pelvises.
Our pelvic girdle became narrower
as we adapted to upright walking, but
our craniums experienced an explosion of growth not long afterwards.
Pregnancy has shortened in an effort to compensate, leaving human
infants more helpless and vulnerable
than any other primate. It’s a deadly
balance that we walk.
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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.
For more information on Joe’s book go
to: unbound.com/books/bird-therapy/
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Men Without
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BY HARUKI MURAKAMI
A book of
piercing stories.
Murakami
writes in a calm,
clear way, and
suddenly you’re
very moved. In
one story two
guys work in
a Tokyo café; one asks the
other to go on a date with
his girlfriend. Their lives,
you feel, hinge on this one
moment. Beautifully done.
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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.
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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
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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,
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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
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Champions
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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?
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Classic Brazilian psychedelia from
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English singer-songwriter Carly
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tonight; Jazz Café, London NW1
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David Bates directs an all-Bach
evening, framing two double
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cantatas (BWV 54 and 170) sung
by countertenor Tim Mead.
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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
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VOICES
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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. The growth of Spanish
companies exporting to the
UK also came to a halt in 2017,
falling by 0.8 percent, in a
display of how Brexit is already
affecting Spain’s foreign trade.
Exports from Spain to the EU
grew by 8 per cent.
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M&S could close
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Sales of electric vehicles are not
as high as they could be due to
poor practice at car dealerships
across Europe, a study has
revealed. 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
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clothing division.
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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.
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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
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Debt of over-65s
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University could
reject fossil fuels
New research from the Centre
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Research commissioned by
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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).
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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).
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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.
Brian Murphy, head of lending for
the Mortgage Advice Bureau, said
the reported data indicates “a wid-
ening gulf between the expectations
of vendors and the affordability of
buyers”. THE INDEPENDENT
Prices in Ealing, Harrow
and Hammersmith
and Fulham fell most steeply,
dropping 3.8 per cent, 3.5 per cent
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How to play Fill the white squares so that the total in each
across or down run of cells matches the total at the start
of that run. You must use the numbers from 1-9 only and
cannot repeat a number in a run. Solution: minurl.co.uk/i
Find the missing words by following the RHYME, LETTERS and MEANING links
– eg, a word that rhymes with ‘cheek’, has one letter different from ‘pear’ and
has the same meaning as mountain, would be ‘peak’. Full rules at zygolex.com.
Solution, page 48
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How to play
Place the numbers
from 1-5 exactly
once in each row
and column. The
greater than and
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where one cell is
greater/less than
the adjacent
cell indicated.
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Killer Sudoku No 1294
How to play Each row, column and 3 by 3 box must contain
each number (1 to 9) only once. The sum of all numbers
contained in a dotted area must match the number printed
in its top-left corner. No number can appear more than
once in a dotted area. Solution: minurl.co.uk/i
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Heat the oven to 200˚C/Gas 6. Put the
peppers in a baking dish, toss with a
little oil to coat, and season with salt
and pepper. Roast in the oven for about
20–30 minutes, depending on size, while
you make the filling.
Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a mediumsized, heavy-bottomed saucepan. Add the
onion. Fry on a low heat for 10 minutes,
stirring now and then to stop it catching.
Meanwhile, rinse the quinoa well in
a sieve under cold water. After the 10
minutes, add the garlic and quinoa to
the onion. Cook, stirring, for 2 minutes.
Add the smoked paprika, tomatoes and
half a tinful of water. Season with salt
and pepper.
Bring the pan to a low boil, then cook
for 15 minutes, stirring regularly. Keep a
good eye on the liquid and the heat; you
want the quinoa to absorb the liquid so
you’re left at the end with a risotto-like
consistency, but not for the pan to boil
dry – add a splash more water if needed.
Once the quinoa has cooked, remove
from the heat. Take the peppers out of the
oven, fill their cavities with the quinoa
mixture and return them to the oven for
5 minutes to warm through.
Remove the dish from the oven. Divide
the peppers between serving plates,
crumble over some of the cheese and
scatter over the parsley.
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SERVES 2
2 large or 3 smaller red peppers, cut in
half lengthways, seeds and membranes
removed
3tbsp sunflower or light olive oil, for
roasting and frying
1 onion, finely chopped
100g quinoa
1 garlic clove, finely chopped or crushed
¼–½tsp smoked paprika, depending on
how much you like it
1 x 400g tin chopped tomatoes, or use
ripe, diced fresh tomatoes, peeled, if
you prefer
150g vegetarian sheep’s cheese
Small bunch of parsley, finely chopped
Salt and pepper
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12 Incompetent, 17 Acerbic, 19 Torso, 21 Defer, 22 Eternal, 23 Rollers, 24 Pet.
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4 Drone (3)
7 Adverse reaction
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8 Close by (4)
9 Six (4,1,5)
12 Arrive (4,2)
14 Artificial (6)
15 Resolute (10)
18 Abominable
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19 Herb (8)
21 Crafty (3)
22 Organic matter
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RACING
Verandah aims
to make amends
at Nottingham
after failure
By Chris Wilson
Verandah bombed at Wolverhampton a fortnight ago but compensation can be sweet and satisfying
when she runs at Nottingham. John
Gosden’s filly was sent off an oddson chance on her seasonal debut
at Dunstall Park, but only beat one
horse home. 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
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There is now
something very
serious in the
eyes of Fury and
he now looks like
a man possessed
with the good
demons
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£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.
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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.
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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).
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DUNK
ROAD
PUNK
ROAR
PINK
SOAR
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SOUR
FINS
SOUL
FIGS
ZYGOLEX
LEFT TO RIGHT:
blaze; need; blast;
spied; blare;
speed; mare;
mate; rate; horse;
rage; gorse; stage;
house; fury
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Across: 1 Länder, 3 Doll-a-R, 4 Graham*
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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.
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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.
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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.
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‘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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Buttler: Return
to Test team feels
like I’m having
another debut
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Tamsin Greenway
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being made in
women’s sport
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There is a revolution at the Emirates
– and Gazidis is leading the charge
Sam
Cunningham
FOOTBALL
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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
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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?
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Sport
Matrix
The stories you
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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.
Sport on tv
Tennis: Strasbourg Open
BT Sport 1, 10am
Tennis: French Open qualifying
Eurosport 2, 11am
Cycling: Giro d’Italia
Eurosport, noon
Cricket: Riders v Royals
Sky Sports Cricket, 2pm
Tennis: Geneva Open
Eurosport 2, 5pm
Baseball: Cubs v Indians
BT Sport/ESPN, midnight
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