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HEALTH
Shocking dispatch from the
front line of climate change
Millions more
should be
taking statins
SPECIAL REPORT by ROB HASTINGS
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Fired! Trump
press chief
lasts 10 days
» Scaramucci sacked as
communications head after
foul-mouthed tirades leave
the White House reeling
TUESDAY
1 AUGUST 2017
» Administration dogged by
acrimonious departures
Number 2,086
CULTURE
» President Trump insists
there is ‘No WH chaos’
Charming
lead man
HEALTH
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Why you must
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PASSCHENDAELE
Tributes to
those who fell
in Flanders
fields
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SPORT
Hat-trick hero
Moeen seals
victory for
England
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NORTH KOREA
Why should
you be wary of
the likes of TV
cop ‘Luther’?
See p.19
The day at
a glance
TUESDAY
1
AUGUST
Quote of the day
A conservative is a
man who believes that
nothing should be done
for the first time
ALFRED E WIGGAM
Anniversaries
Monday 1 August 1994
Historic documents
and 100,000 books are
destroyed as a blaze rips
through Norwich Central
Library. The fire stemmed
from a gas explosion,
triggered when the
caretaker switched
on the lights.
POLITICS
ENVIRONMENT
HEALTH
PEOPLE
Fracking firm wins
ban on protesters
Mediterranean diet
‘only helps the rich’
Equerry defends
Diana broadcast
Online voting should be trialled
for British military staff based
overseas, a think-tank has said. A
report by WebRoots Democracy
says members of the Armed Forces
face difficulties such as an unreliable
postal voting system and difficulties
in registering to vote. The report has
gained cross-party support.
The energy firm Ineos has secured
an injunction to stop campaigners
accessing its land while it conducts
a fracking survey. Ineos Shale is
doing exploratory work in the East
Midlands but not any hydraulic
fracking, a technique of recovering
gas and oil from shale rock opposed
by many protest groups.
Only rich and educated people
reduce their risk of heart disease
by adopting a Mediterranean diet,
researchers claim. The study by
the Mediterranean Neurological
Institute in Pozzilli suggests that
the less advantaged were likely to
consume less healthy versions of
the diet. PAGE 11
Princess Diana’s former equerry has
defended the decision by Channel 4
to broadcast video tapes discussing
her troubled marriage. The tapes
were “legitimate additions to the
historical record”, Patrick Jephson
said. The broadcaster has come
under criticism over Diana: In Her
Own Words, to be aired on Sunday.
PRISONS
LANGUAGE
HACKING
FINANCE
Riot officers sent in
to suppress jail riot
Letter of law denies
lung-bursting effort
WikiLeaks verifies
Macron emails
Uber plans to
launch credit card
Riot-trained prison staff were
sent to a jail in Hertfordshire after
violence broke out yesterday. One
wing of category C Mount Prison, in
Bovingdon, near Hemel Hempstead,
and half of another wing was
reported “lost”. A Ministry of Justice
spokeswoman said: “The prison is
completely secure.” PAGE 5
A 16-year-old boy who used a
45-letter word in Parliament has
missed out on making a Commons
record. Michael Bryan said
“pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis” – a lung disease
– at a youth select committee
meeting. Alas, the meeting was not a
parliamentary proceeding.
Roughly 20,000 emails allegedly
stolen from the French President
Emmanuel Macron’s campaign have
been digitally verified and published
by WikiLeaks, the group said. The
emails were initially published
before France’s 7 May presidential
run-off, but had little if any impact
on the outcome.
Tap and ride company Uber plans
to launch its own credit card, in
partnership with Barclays bank.
The card will be coming out later
this year. No details about terms
or rewards on the Uber cards are
available yet. Lyft, a rival to Uber,
has a partnership with Delta that
offers air miles.
More than 20,000 items ranging from a human skull to sea mines have been
dredged up from Portsmouth Harbour as part of work preparing the base for
the Royal Navy's new aircraft carriers. The harbour was deepened by 5ft so it
could be accessed by the 65,000-ton HMS Queen Elizabeth and its sister ship,
Prince of Wales, the largest warships ever built for the Royal Navy.
NAVY
The List
What will not get past
airport security
Did you forget to pack your snow
globe? Hopefully, the answer is
“yes”, because it’s not going to
make it through security. London
City Airport has published a list
of the items most frequently
confiscated from hand luggage –
and snow globes top the list. The
items most often confiscated are:
1 Snow globes
2 Jams and other spreads
3 Toiletries
4 Jarred chutneys and pickles
5 Olive oil
6 Wine
7 Spirits
8 Marmite
9 Nutella spread
10 Furry handcuffs
Dredging up
the past
The two new aircraft carriers are 920ft long –
equivalent to 28 London buses parked end to end
HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH
920ft
Items dredged up:
8
cannons
large
bombs
German
mine
3.2m
index
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The recycled content of UK
newspapers in 2015 was 71%
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British torpedo
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TV & Radio...........28
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Business.................40
Puzzles.....................44
Weather...................46
Britain has warned North Korea to
stop its “dangerous” missile testing
after summoning the country’s
ambassador in London to the
Foreign Office for a dressing-down.
Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon
made clear “how strongly the UK
condemns” the latest tests.
Military ‘should be
able to vote online’
Birthdays
Coolio, rapper, 54; Jack
O’Connell, actor, 27;
Jennifer Gareis (below),
actress; 47; Joe Elliott,
rock singer, 54; Laila
Morse, actress, 72
Ambassador given
a dressing-down
Aircraft
engine
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anchors
cubic metres of sediment are being removed from the harbour the equivalent of 12,800 Olympic swimming pools
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1 AUGUST 2017
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Letter from the Health
Correspondent
ThePage3Profile
JASON COX, ‘DAD-DANCING’ POLICEMAN
Paul Gallagher
i@inews.co.uk
Medical stories
must be balanced
Dancing to a different beat?
He’s trying his best. A video of Special
Constable Jason Cox, 41, dancing with
revellers at Camp Bestival in Dorset
at the weekend has gone viral on
social media. Although SC Cox isn’t
likely to win a dance competition any
time soon, his “dad dancing” has won
him a lot of fans. “We hope you love
‘dad dancing’ Special Constable Cox
as much as we do,” the Dorset Police
wrote on Facebook.
question by lots of people who
watched the footage. “Jason has the
same powers as a regular officer,
but volunteers his time with Dorset
Police to give something back to the
community,” they explained. “What
a great guy.”
user. “I love this human touch from
our lovely Dorset police,” said another.
the public in this way, we hope it will
build relationships and encourage
young people in particular to run to
us when they’re in danger, rather than
be scared of the uniform.”
What makes him a special constable?
Dorset Police were asked this
How have his moves gone down?
They’ve been a hit with the public.
The 28-second clip has been viewed
tens of thousands of times. “After the
recent violent incidents in London
this year, it’s great to see the other
side of policing,” wrote one Facebook
Do his superiors approve?
SC Cox was praised by Assistant Chief
Constable Mark Cooper, who said:
“We’re really proud of the work of
our officers who were supporting the
on-site security at Camp Bestival.
“Whilst being vigilant in
protecting the public, as a safe family
event, officers were able to spend
time interacting with festival goers
and families.
“By engaging with members of
GERMANY
SOMALIA
MALAWI
NATURE
Hamburg attacker
‘radicalised himself’
Al-Shabaab leader
targeted in strike
Arrest warrant for
former President
Grizzlies get to bear
more freedom
A Palestinian man who fatally
stabbed one person and wounded six
others at a Hamburg supermarket
appears to have radicalised himself,
and says he committed an attack
in the hopes of dying a “martyr”,
German prosecutors said. They said
there is no evidence the suspect was
involved with a terror organisation.
The US military has carried out a
drone strike in Somalia that killed a
member of the al-Shabaab extremist
group, while a Somali intelligence
official said an al-Shabaab leader
was targeted but it was not clear
whether he had been killed. No
civilians were killed, according to
the US Africa Command.
Malawi has issued an arrest warrant
for its former President, Joyce
Banda, over alleged abuse of office
and money laundering offences.
Ms Banda’s spokesman denied any
wrongdoing. The alleged offences
were part of a wider corruption
scandal uncovered in 2013, which
involved millions of dollars.
The US government has lifted
protections for grizzly bears in the
Yellowstone region. More than a
month after announcing grizzlies in
the park were no longer threatened,
the US Fish and Wildlife Service
officially handed over management
of the approximately 700 bears to
state officials.
Is he dancing on his own?
Other members of Dorset Police
have been getting into the festival
spirit, too. While SC Cox was pictured
with a sunflower in his helmet,
PC Jenna had a floor-length pink
fish tail attached to her uniform.
Pascale Hughes
Guidance from the National
Institute of Health and Care
Excellence (Nice), published
in 2014, suggested it would be
reasonable to offer statins to
people whose risk of heart disease
in the next 10 years was 10 per
cent or more. Previously it had
been set at 20 per cent.
It caused an uproar, with
some commentators decrying
the supposed “medicalisation”
of society. However, for many
doctors the hysteria was
unjustified and the guidelines
were a sensible suggestion about
when to talk to patients about the
pros and cons of statins, not an
attempt to force them on people.
GPs already know that if the
2014 guidelines were applied to
everyone, this would make a lot
more people eligible for statins,
but just because someone is
eligible does not mean that they
will or should be prescribed them.
Official advice on what drugs
to take or not take occasionally
changes – and can be reported in a
variety of ways.
Last week, doctors writing in
the BMJ said taking a complete
course of antibiotics – standard
advice from GPs around the
country – was the wrong advice
and put lives at risk. The article
sparked debate among experts
and confusion among the public
– but that should not mean we
can ignore reporting on peerreviewed research.
The latest statins study
has been described as robust.
Although the Harvard University
authors say making 11.8 million
adults eligible for the cholesterollowering drug could help prevent
290,000 heart attacks and strokes,
there is a balance to be struck:
many who are only slightly above
the risk threshold of 10 per cent
may only gain small benefits.
This is especially the case when
statins are prescribed to more
elderly individuals who, because
of their age, are deemed to be at
an elevated risk. Whilst statins
are among the safest medicines
prescribed, many do not wish to
be taking tablets if their health
gains are deemed to be modest.
The 10 per cent risk threshold
recommended by Nice is
therefore controversial and
only a minority of GPs are likely
following this to the full extent.
THE NETHERLANDS
SLOVENIA
IRELAND
UNITED STATES
Five held after theft
from moving truck
Tourism booms in
Melania’s homeland
Politicians’ bar bills
to be written off
True love is... a
rollercoaster ride
Dutch police have arrested five
Romanian men suspected of stealing
iPhones worth €500,000 (£450,000)
in a dangerous heist on a moving
truck. The men allegedly drove a
van so close to the truck that one
clambered across the van’s hood and
broke into the truck while it drove
on, passing phones back to the van.
Slovenia is undergoing a tourism
boom, partly because it’s the native
country of US First Lady Melania
Trump (pictured). Around 1,939,000
tourists visited the Alpine country
with a population of two million in
the first half of 2017, a 15 per cent
increase, the country’s statistics
office has revealed.
Bills owed by politicians to bars
across Dublin’s parliament are
to be written off as officials
admitted there is little prospect of
repayment. The annual report of the
legislature’s governing body outlined
how catering facilities including
restaurants, bars and coffee shops
were all owed payments.
A thrill-seeking couple took
the plunge at a Massachusetts
amusement park, screaming,
“I do” as they plummeted 20
storeys on a rollercoaster. Ashley
Schiller and Thom Marchetti
were married this month on a
Superman-themed rollercoaster
at Six Flags in Agawam.
NEWS
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PAY
Eyes out for seals in Thames
Scientists are scouring the
Thames estuary by land, sea
and air in the area’s annual
seal census.
The seals will be counted
by conservation teams using
aerial surveys of the Essex and
Kent coastlines, as well as boat
and land-based assessments.
University
bosses
‘decide their
own wage’
The Zoological Society of
London’s fifth annual seal
survey, which began yesterday,
will record numbers of
both the harbour and grey
seal populations.
Last year’s survey estimated
that 964 harbour and 1,552 grey
seals lived in the estuary.
By Cahal Milmo
CHIEF REPORTER
EDUCATION
Thousands of indebted students
‘being short-changed’ at university
By Richard Vaughan
EDUCATION CORRESPONDENT
Tens of thousands of students are
being short-changed at university after a major study revealed
some courses are providing just
eight hours of one-to-one teaching
time a year.
Economics undergraduates receive on average just 26 hours of
one-to-one tuition over the duration
of their course, the research shows.
Similarly, history students receive, on average, less than half the
teaching time of those studying
physics, despite typically paying the
same amount in tuition fees.
It is the first major analysis into
the value for money offered by universities, and it reveals that the
amount students pay in tuition fees
makes no difference to how much
teaching they receive.
It comes amid a growing row over
the amount of money university students are paying in tuition fees.
Most English universities now
charge UK and EU students the
maximum £9,250 for most undergraduate courses, meaning the
average graduate leaves higher education with around £50,000 in debt.
The study, by Mike Peacey of the
New College of the Humanities and
Gervas Huxley of Bristol University,
compared teaching time in three different subjects – economics, history
and physics – using data obtained
Graduate
‘I had six hours of
contact a week’
THOMAS SMITH graduated
from the University
of Exeter this
summer with a
degree in history
and international
relations.
He said that if
contact hours were used
as an indicator of the
value of a university degree,
then UK institutions were
“seriously underperforming”.
“I was getting just six hours a
week, despite spending £9,000 a
year. I had a lot more free time than
I had anticipated,” he added.
“The average student debt is now
around £50,000.
“With that in mind, universities
and the Government may wish
to reconsider whether they
think this is justifiable.
“I think, all in all, it
was worth it – a degree
from a Russell Group
university does unlock
several doors.
“It is a shame to be
saddled with such debt
in the coming years – but in
my opinion, finding the career
I am aiming for would be very hard
without a degree.”
Teaching time The best... and the worst
Top 10
University of Buckingham
Coventry University
University of Surrey
Conservatoire for Dance and Drama,
London
Aston University
Loughborough University
Keele University
University of St Andrews
University of Law, Guildford
University of Cambridge
Bottom 10
University of Wales Trinity
Saint David
St George’s, University of London
Soas, University of London
Goldsmiths, University of London
University of East London
University of Salford
Kingston University
University of Westminster
Writtle University College
London Metropolitan University
Source: HEFCE/THE
from 67 UK universities under freedom of information laws.
The authors came up with a new
measure that took into account factors such as time spent in small tutorials and lectures to come up with a
unit of teaching time that is equivalent to an hour of one-to-one contact
with a professor or academic.
It found that physics students
received just over twice as many
teaching hours as history undergraduates, and nearly three times
as many as economics students.
But the variation within subjects
was just as great, with economics students in the top-performing
universities receiving five times as
much teaching time as those in the
worst-performing institutions.
Mr Peacey said the report revealed that prospective students
needed to be given more information to allow them to make more
informed choices about their course.
“The variance in teaching time
between universities is insane,” Mr
Peacey said. “No other market offers
such a wide variation when it comes
to value for money.
“Clearly, some students are receiving much better value for money
than others.
“For a market to function properly, participants must be able to
compare what is offered by different
providers. The hope is that students
will get more information to make
better-informed decisions.”
Universities are facing renewed calls
to overhaul the way in which they
set their vice-chancellors’ salaries
after it emerged that two-thirds sit
on the committees that decide their
pay packages.
The pay of vice-chancellors, who
are in effect the chief executives of
their institutions, has risen by more
than 50 per cent in the past decade to
an average of £258,000 – prompting
demands from unions and ministers
for settlements to be reined in as student debt rises.
It emerged this week that the
London School of Economics paid
its last vice-chancellor, Professor
Craig Calhoun, a package worth
nearly £1.7m over four years, despite
it receiving a low satisfaction score
from students and the minimum
grade for teaching quality in new
government assessments.
The University and Colleges Union
(UCU), which represents higher
education lecturers, said the figures
underlined a need for greater transparency in the way pay packages are
set for vice-chancellors.
Figures gathered by the union
showed that out of 140 universities
and higher-education colleges that
responded to a freedom of information request, 99 placed the vicechancellor on their remuneration
committee or allowed him or her to
attend its meetings in 2015.
Sally Hunt, the union’s general
secretary, said: “The lack of accountability surrounding senior pay in
our universities is a scandal. When
pushed about the rises their vicechancellors enjoy, too many universities hide behind the independence of
their remuneration committees.”
Universities have said that when
it comes to discussing their own pay
package, vice-chancellors recuse
themselves from any deliberations.
The universities minister, Jo Johnson, warned institutions last month
they should only hand their vicechancellors pay rises if they were
delivering excellent or improving
teaching. He said they would also
have to justify pay packages to the
new Office for Students watchdog.
The LSE said Professor Calhoun’s
pay package had been set as a result
of an independent review and reflected market prices.
Professor Craig Calhoun got a
package worth £1.7m from the LSE
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MEDICINE
Statin therapy proposed for people
in thirties ‘to cut risk of heart attack’
By Paul Gallagher
HEALTH CORRESPONDENT
People as young as 30 should be eligible for statin therapy on the NHS, according to an analysis that calculates
the move would prevent 290,000
heart attacks and strokes a year.
Some 11.8 million adults should
be offered the cholesterol-lowering
drugs, researchers at Harvard University said. They delivered their
findings after reviewing official guidance set by the National Institute for
Health and Care Excellence (Nice)
in 2014, which greatly expanded the
number of people eligible for statins.
The Harvard University analysis
suggests that almost all men over 60
and women over 75 should be eligible
for the medication.
Those with high cholesterol, smokers, the obese or those with a strong
family history of heart problems
could be offered the drugs at an even
younger age. This works out to more
than a third (37 per cent) of people
between the ages of 30 and 84.
Nice guidelines say that people
without cardiovascular disease
(CVD) should be offered the medication if they are deemed to have a 10
per cent or higher chance of developing CVD within 10 years.
Previous guidance recommended
treatment for people with a 20 per
cent or higher risk, but the lowering
of the threshold for treatment was
controversial as it meant giving drugs
to people at low risk of a heart attack
or stroke. Doctors’ leaders said they
had no confidence in the decision.
Q&A What are statins?
What are statins? A group of
medicines that help lower the level
of low-density lipoprotein (LDL)
cholesterol in the blood, often
referred to as “bad cholesterol”.
Statins reduce the production of
LDL inside the liver.
Are they effective - and safe?
Statins have been found to be
highly effective at preventing
cardiovascular disease (CVD) by
reducing cholesterol levels, and
extensive research has shown that
taking them is safe.
How many people have CVD? CVD
- which includes heart attacks and
strokes - is the UK’s biggest killer,
claiming 180,000 lives a year.
The latest study, published in the
British Journal of General Practice,
examined the algorithm endorsed
by Nice for the assessment of CVD
risk and compared it with data from
the 2011 Health Survey for England
to estimate the number eligible for
statin therapy under the guidance.
Of these, 9.8 million would be offered the medication as a preventive
measure, the researchers discovered. They found most adults who
were eligible for primary prevention
were in older age groups.
Just 4 per cent of men and 2 per
cent of women aged 30 to 44 were
deemed eligible to be offered the
medication, but this figure increased
with age. Among men, a third of
those aged 45 to 59 would be eligible.
This increased to 95 per cent of men
aged 60 to 74, and all men aged 75 to
84. One in 10 women aged 45 to 59
would be eligible, increasing to twothirds of women aged 60 to 74, and all
women aged 75 to 84.
The study claims some 6.3 million
people are missing out on the potential life-saving benefits of statins. If
these people took the drugs, some
290,000 heart attacks and strokes
could be prevented, the authors said.
Professor Mark Baker,
of Nice, said: “In the
battle against heart disease
and stroke, we must encourage
exercise, improve our diets, stop
smoking and, where appropriate,
offer statins.”
PRISONS
Dancer’s fling
at the castle
Staff ‘lose
control’ of
two wings as
inmates riot
Highland dancer Elayne Seaton
performs at Edinburgh Castle
after the Royal Edinburgh Military
Tattoo programme was revealed
yesterday. The competitive solo
dancing style developed in the
19th century, often accompanied
by bagpipes. ANDREW MILLIGAN/PA
By Aine Fox
Prison officers reportedly lost control of two wings at a jail in Hertfordshire last night, with staff shortages
being blamed for the trouble.
The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) confirmed an incident was ongoing at
The Mount prison, and said specially
trained staff were dealing with the
matter. The facility has been running
on a “restricted regime” in recent
weeks and is 47 staff short, according
to Alex Cavendish, a prison affairs
academic and blogger.
Apparently two wings, housing
a total of 227 prisoners, were out of
control. Mr Cavendish said he had
been told that inmates are locked up
for 24 hours a day in some cases, and
food is delivered cold to cell doors.
He said he had warned days ago
that the prison was “on the brink of
a meltdown”, and added: “The technical term is that the staff have lost
control of two wings. What ‘lost control’ means is that the prisoners are
basically rioting, in layman’s terms.”
Mr Cavendish said so-called Tornado squads, equipped to deal with
riots, had been sent in. The Category C male prison, which opened in
Hemel Hempstead in 1987, has a population of more than 1,000 prisoners.
The facility is described as a “hybrid training and resettlement
prison” which caters for a number
of prisoners nearing the end of their
sentences. A spokeswoman for the
MoJ said: “Specially trained staff are
working to resolve an incident involving a number of prisoners at HMP
The Mount.
“The prison is completely secure
and there is no risk to the public.”
HEALTH
High heels
should get the
boot at work
By Catriona Webster
Women should not be forced to wear
high heels at work as they increase
the risk of injury, say researchers.
Academics at the University of Aberdeen who carried out a review of
studies into the shoes have called on
the Government to tackle the issue.
The research identified evidence
that the shoes increase women’s attractiveness to men, but also a wealth
TECHNOLOGY
of studies showing they raise the risk
of developing musculoskeletal conditions and the chance of injury.
Earlier this year, the UK Government rejected calls for a ban on enforced high-heel wear. Ministers said
existing laws were adequate to deal
with discrimination following the
case of receptionist Nicola Thorp,
who was sent home after she refused
to wear heels at work.
Dr Max Barnish, who led the research, said: “We feel the UK Government should follow the lead of other
authorities who have introduced
specific laws to tackle this practice,
rather than simply relying on existing legislation.”
IT-savvy spend
17 mins helping
out colleagues
By Rhiannon Williams
TECHNOLOGY CORRESPONDENT
Tech-savvy office workers lose an
average of 17 minutes a day fixing
IT issues for their less capable colleagues, according to a report.
Slow-running or frozen computers, crashing programs and not
being able to connect to the internet
were the most common problems,
while the most common solutions
were to call the IT department or
turn the machine off and on again,
a survey from IT firm Crucial found.
Workers in London and Edinburgh were likely to dedicate the
most time to helping out, averaging
17 minutes, compared with 15 minutes in Liverpool and Birmingham.
Plymouth-based employees lose
the least amount of time to fixing issues, at nine minutes a day.
Around 23 per cent of the 2,000
workers questioned admitted they
were among the less technologically adept in their office, with a
further 26 per cent confessing they
didn’t worry about IT problems as
they knew someone else would fix it.
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NEWS
REGULATION
EUROPEAN UNION
Hammond rules out turning UK into tax haven
By Harriet Agerholm
The UK will not cut taxes and regulations to make the UK into a tax
haven after Brexit, the Chancellor
has indicated.
Marking a significant change in
tone, Philip Hammond told French
newspaper Le Monde that Britain’s
economic model would stay “recognisably European”.
The Chancellor had previously
suggested the UK would undercut European member
states to attract big businesses after it left the
bloc, telling German
newspaper Welt am
Sonntag in January
that the UK was willing to do “whatever we
have to do” to build the
economy after Brexit.
“I often hear it said that the
UK is considering participating in
unfair competition in regulation and tax,” Mr Hammond
(inset) said. “That is neither our plan nor our vision for the future.
“I would expect us
to remain a country
with a social, economic
and cultural model that
is recognisably European.”
THE INDEPENDENT
Eurosceptic Trade Secretary Liam Fox with Home Secretary Amber Rudd, who
favours a softer Brexit, outside 10 Downing Street GETTY
Free migration
will end in 2019,
No 10 confirms
By Richard Vaughan
Downing Street has attempted to
put an end to infighting in the Cabinet by stating that the free movement of people from the EU will end
in March 2019.
The Prime Minister’s official
spokesman said it would be wrong
to suggest that the free movement of
people would continue from the EU
post-Brexit, but refused to be drawn
on what the alternative may look like.
The intervention follows days of
bickering from the Conservative
frontbench over what sort of immigration arrangements would be in
place once the UK leaves the EU.
The spokesman said: “The Prime
Minister’s position on an implementation period is very clear and well
known. Free movement will end in
March 2019 – we’ve published proposals on citizens’ rights.
“Last week the Home Secretary
said there would be a registration
system for EU nationals arriving
post-March 2019. Other elements of
the post-Brexit immigration system
will be brought forward in due course.
“It would be wrong to speculate on
what these might look like or to suggest free movement will continue as
it is now.”
No 10’s comments were aimed at
halting a deepening row within the
Cabinet over the future direction of
immigration policy after March 2019.
The Chancellor, Philip Hammond,
has spoken in favour of a lengthy
transitional deal that would result in
an immigration system close to the
current arrangement for up to three
years. It was claimed that such a
move had broad support from across
the Cabinet.
Downing Street’s attempt to quell
infighting comes amid a significant
shift from Government towards a
softer Brexit, with greater emphasis
being placed on avoiding a “cliff edge”
once Britain leaves the EU.
Trade Secretary Liam Fox
and Foreign Secretary
Boris Johnson have reportedly
claimed they were not briefed
about plans to delay immigration
curbs set out by the Home
Secretary, Amber Rudd, last week.
SCOTLAND
Brexit boosts independence case
By Chris Green
SCOTLAND EDITOR
Scottish independence could provide
“the business opportunity of a lifetime” in the event of a UK hard Brexit
from the EU, the head of an influential Yes group has said.
Gordon MacIntyre-Kemp, chief
executive of Business for Scotland
(BfS), said the prospect of the UK
leaving the EU single market in a few
years could bolster the case for Scotland leaving the Union.
However, he also issued a warning
to the SNP, urging the party to avoid
swinging too far to the left for fear of
alienating Scottish businesses and
entrepreneurs, and discouraging
them from supporting independence.
BfS was an influential voice on the
Yes side in the build-up to 2014’s referendum when most big businesses
were stressing the importance of the
Union. It still has 4,000 members in
Scotland. The think tank is in favour
of the “maximum devolution of power
and responsibility”, arguing that having full control over economic levers
will allow Scotland to flourish.
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EQUALITY
Chance of timely deal
‘infinitesimally small’,
warns Archbishop
‘Twice as many
women earning
more than £1m’
By Richard Vaughan
The chances of a Brexit deal being
hammered out between Britain and
the European Council before the
cut-off date in March 2019 are
“infinitesimally small”, the
Archbishop of Canterbury
has warned.
Just 18 months remain
before Britain formally
leaves the European Union
and the Most Rev Justin
Welby (inset) has said politicians must work together if any
agreement is to be struck.
The Archbishop, who sits in the
House of Lords, pointed to the scale
of the task facing MPs to untangle the
UK from EU laws and agreements.
In the aftermath of the
June general election,
Justin Welby called on Theresa
May to “draw the poison” out of
the Brexit discussions by creating
a cross-party commission to
generate consensus.
“There are literally thousands of
separate agreements to come to,”
he told BBC Radio. “If each one of
those has to be argued as a point of
confidence on the floor of the House
of Commons, the chance of getting this done in what’s now
roughly 18 months is infinitesimally small.”
And he urged MPs to
put aside their differences
if there is to be any hope
of reaching a deal, adding:
“There has to be the political leadership that says we have
major questions that are political,
huge political decisions – the obvious
one is the single market and customs
union, but there are thousands of
other decisions that can be made.
“Can the politicians not put at the
front of their minds the needs of the
United Kingdom to come out with
a functional, working system for
Brexit, and agree that certain things
are, as it were, ‘off the political table’
and will be decided separately in an
expert commission, or commission of
senior politicians led by someone that
is trusted in the political world?”
By Alan Jones
Kevin Myers wrote
that Vanessa Feltz and
Claudia Winkleman
were paid well because
they were Jewish GETTY
MEDIA
Feltz ‘horrified’
by anti-Semitic
column
By Deborah McAleese
BBC presenter Vanessa Feltz has
described a Sunday Times column
that suggested she and Claudia Winkleman are well paid because they
are Jewish as “horrifying racism”.
She said the piece by columnist
Kevin Myers, who has since been
sacked, used “every vile stereotype about what Jewish people have
ever been deemed to be by racists”.
Speaking on the BBC Radio London
breakfast show, Ms Feltz questioned
how something “so blatantly racist”
was allowed in the paper.
“When someone alerted me to it...
I couldn’t believe such a thing had
been printed. It is absolutely gratuitous – not cleverly done, it’s blatant
racism. When you see it like that, it’s
very horrifying,” she said.
Simon Kelner, page 18
The number of women earning
more than £1m has doubled over
the past five years, but they still
make up less than 10 per cent of
the total number of people on that
amount of pay, a study shows.
Around 1,400 women were on a
salary of at least £1m in the year
to January, up from 700 in 2010-11,
said the financial advisers Salisbury House Wealth.
The report said that despite
the increase, the recent row over
the wage differences at the BBC
showed there was still a lot of
progress to be made on equal pay.
Tim Holmes, managing director at Salisbury House Wealth,
said: “There’s clearly still a long
way to go to close the gender pay
gap, but this is an encouraging
sign that women are beginning to
catch up.
“More and more women are
seeing their earnings power
accelerate as moves to increase
numbers of women in top positions pay off and as we see rising levels of entrepreneurship
amongst women.”
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NEWS
COURTS
COURTS
Man ‘who tried to
take bomb on plane’
able to fly days later
Marine jailed
for 18 years for
supplying arms
By Eleanor Barlow
A man who attempted to smuggle a
pipe bomb on to a plane was allowed
to fly again days later because police
did not realise the device was viable,
a court has heard.
Nadeem Muhammad, 43, was attempting to board a flight to Bergamo, Italy, on 30 January when
security officers at Manchester Airport found the device, made from batteries, tape, a marker pen and pins.
Jonathan Sandiford, prosecuting, told the trial at Manchester
Crown Court Muhammad had intended to detonate the device once
on board the Ryanair flight. But the
court heard when airport security
swabbed the bomb there was no
Mr Muhammad, of
Bury, denies possession
of explosives with intent to
endanger life or property and
possession of explosives under
suspicious circumstances.
trace of explosive on the outside and
officers did not believe it was a viable
device. Mr Muhammad, who was
born in Pakistan but had an Italian
passport, was questioned by police
but not arrested and on 5 February
boarded another flight to Italy.
Mr Sandiford said: “At that stage
nobody had realised this was a real
device and the defendant was allowed to go on his way.”
He said it was only on 8 February
when the device was examined again
that suspicions were raised and the
bomb squad was called. The explosive was then sent for examination
by an expert, Lorna Philp, who found
it was a “crude but potentially viable
improvised explosive device”.
Mr Sandiford said the explosive,
which experts said would have been
“unreliable” and “unpredictable”,
was made up of batteries, the barrel
of a marker pen, pins and smokeless
propellant normally found in firearms ammunition.
Mr Muhammad was arrested
when he returned to the UK on
12 February. The trial continues.
By Ryan Hooper
Ciaran Maxwell
supplied
bombs to
dissident Irish
republicans;
right,
ammunition
recovered
from one of
43 hides where
he stashed
weapons PA
A “committed” terrorist who infiltrated the British military has been
jailed for 18 years for supplying
bombs to dissident Irish republicans.
The former Royal Marine Ciaran
Maxwell stashed anti-personnel
mines, mortars, ammunition and 14
pipe bombs – four of which were later
used – in 43 hides at eight locations in
Northern Ireland and England.
Bomb-making materials were
found in barrels and buckets buried
in the ground as well as an adapted
Police Service of Northern Ireland
(PSNI) pass card, a PSNI uniform
and a police stab-proof vest.
The 31-year-old, who is originally
from Larne in Co Antrim and was
with 40 Commando based at Norton
Manor Camp in Taunton, Somerset,
at the time of the offences, pleaded
guilty to preparation of terrorist acts
between January 2011 and August
last year, possessing images of bank
cards for fraud and possessing cannabis with intent to supply.
The PSNI Detective Chief Inspector Gillian Kearney said Maxwell
used his military know-how to accumulate and construct his devices.
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PASSCHENDAELE
JOHN THYS/AFP/GETTY; REUTERS; PA
‘We remember it for the courage and
bravery of the men who fought here’
By Cahal Milmo
CHIEF REPORTER
A century to the day after the
whistles blew and thousands
of men emerged from the
trenches to meet their deaths,
the bravery of those who fought
in one of the costliest battles
of the First World War was
commemorated yesterday.
Prince Charles and Prime
Minister Theresa May (above
centre) were among those who
paid tribute to the soldiers
who fought at Passchendaele
in Belgium, in ceremonies to
mark the centenary of the threemonth offensive which claimed
at least 270,000 British and
Commonwealth lives.
The Duke and Duchess of
Cambridge (above right) were
joined by 4,000 relatives of those
who fought in the battle. The Tyne
Cot cemetery is the last resting
place of 11,971 servicemen, of
whom 8,373 are unidentified.
The battle is regarded as one of
the most brutal of the war, made
all the more horrific because the
worst rain in 30 years turned the
fields into a quagmire.
Addressing the service, Prince
Charles said: “We remember it
not only for the rain that fell, the
mud that weighed down the living
and swallowed the dead, but also
for the courage and bravery of the
men who fought here.”
The commemorations,
which included an outing for
the puppet from the theatre
production of War Horse (above
left, with Prince Charles), were
attended by King Philippe and
Queen Mathilde of Belgium and
the German foreign minister,
Sigmar Gabriel, who said:
“Diplomacy must never again fail
as it did in 1914…
“Today it is more true than
ever in a world full of crises
and conflicts that Europe is
far more than a single market.
Europe is a project of peace.
Europe is our future. Only
united can we succeed in
protecting our interests and
defending our values.”
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EDUCATION
£9m free school with
no humanities or PE
judged ‘inadequate’
Kensington Aldridge
Academy, in Grenfell
Tower’s shadow, has been
closed since 14 June
By Richard Jinman
A free school in Newcastle that does
not teach the arts, foreign languages,
humanities or physical education has
been labelled “inadequate” by Ofsted.
The education watchdog identified the “unacceptable” absence
of the subjects at the Discovery
School when its inspectors visited
the purpose-built facility in May, the
Schools Week website said.
An Ofsted report published
yesterday said that the school’s curriculum was “failing to meet pupils’
needs and does not prepare them for
life in modern Britain”.
The £9m school, which opened
in 2014, was billed as a specialist
science, technology, engineering and
maths college for 13- to 19-year-olds.
The Discovery School staff
are “keen to address the
school’s weaknesses”, Ofsted said,
and its pupils are enjoying “the
well-resourced facilities” .
Equipped with state-of-the-art
technology, it was designed to teach
students from across the North-east
the skills demanded by employers.
Ofsted’s inspectors found that
there were 188 pupils enrolled at the
facility, which has capacity for 700,
about four-fifths of whom were male.
The number of students was “far
fewer” than anticipated, Ofsted’s
report said, a situation that led to the
school’s curriculum becoming “narrow and unbalanced”.
The situation was f urther
complicated by the fact that two
senior leaders had recently left the
school, and its principal, Dr Wendy
Allen, had announced that she would
be retiring at the end of the summer
term 2017.
“The trustees have belatedly
recognised that the school’s staffing
structure was not fit for purpose,”
the report said, adding that “a restructure is currently underway in
order to deploy more resources to
front-line staffing”.
The Discovery School was unavailable for comment yesterday.
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Council to fund students
affected by Grenfell fire
By Richard Vaughan
EDUCATION CORRESPONDENT
Young people affected by the Grenfell Tower tragedy will be given additional tuition and have their school
uniform paid for after Kensington
and Chelsea Council agreed to set
up a new education fund.
The beleaguered council unani-
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Council members also pushed
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schools to support them with the
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reporting on the educational attainment of children affected by the fire.
In its motion the council stated
that it “recognised the long term impact of trauma on the lives of young
people who have witnessed and experienced shocking events…
“This council understands the
negative impact such experiences can have on the educational
achievement and attainment of
young people.”
While the struggle for Grenfell’s
survivors to be rehoused has been
well documented by the media, the
disruption to young people’s education as a result of the fire has been
less so. The fire that tore through
the 24-storey building on 14 June
claimed the lives of a number of
schoolchildren and forced the closure of the Kensington Aldridge
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the tower block.
It has been closed since mid-June,
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HEALTH
Register will make autistic patients ‘visible’
By Paul Gallagher
HEALTH CORRESPONDENT
GPs should keep a register of patients
with autism to end the “invisibility”
of patients with the mental condition
in the health service and provide tailored care, health officials say.
The National Institute for Health
and Care Excellence (Nice) said the
register will help medics to adapt
their approach to suit the needs of
their patients – for example, nurses
can ensure that children on the autistic spectrum are called for vaccinations at the beginning of surgeries
when the waiting rooms are quieter,
and could turn down lights for those
with sensory problems.
Details will be kept anonymous
outside the GPs’ surgeries so that
the data can be used to generate a
national picture of the care that people with autism receive.
Statistically, autism is largely “invisible” in the health system as data
collection is sparse, a Westminster
Autism Commission report found.
Three-quarters (76 per cent) of autistic people and parent-advocates
polled for the report said their GP
did not make any reasonable adjustments for them or their autistic child.
Mark Lever, chief executive of the
National Autistic Society, said the
register would be very welcome and
follows years of campaigning. “It is
a significant moment, which should
help improve the health and wellbeing of autistic people,” he said. “But
it’s not the only answer. It must be
accompanied by continued efforts to
No surprises Autistic people ‘expect the unexpected’
Autistic people may be less surprised
by the unexpected than others.
Researchers from University
College London say sufferers may
overestimate the volatility of the
world around them.
The study found that adults
with autism were less surprised
by unexpected images in a simple
learning task than adults without
autism, while the least surprised had
the most pronounced symptoms.
The lead author of the report,
Dr Rebecca Lawson, said: “Our
results suggest that [the effect
found] may be because of differences
in how people with autism
build expectations.”
improve GPs’ understanding of autism so they can recognise the needs
of different autistic people and provide the right care and guidance.
“Being autistic can be challenging at times, but awareness, understanding and early support can
make all the difference.”
Dr Andrew Black, a GP in
Leominster, Herefordshire, said:
“Some people may feel being on a
register means a label will be placed
upon them, and this makes them
uncomfortable. It is important that
we reassure them that their medical
notes are confidential and any national data will be anonymised.”
LOCAL GOVERNMENT
HEALTH
Mayor of
Dover gets
‘gangster’ car
upgrade
Mediterranean diet ‘aids only rich’
By John von Radowitz
Only rich and educated people reduce
their risk of heart disease by adopting a Mediterranean diet, researchers say.
A study by the Mediterranean
Neurological Institute in Pozzilli,
Italy, suggests that eating a healthy
mix of fruits, vegetables, nuts, beans
and fish while cutting down on red
meat offers no benefit to the less advantaged. Dr Marialaura Bonaccio,
the lead researcher, said: “The car-
By Pascale Hughes
Dover’s mayor has demanded
a bigger car to reflect his
“prestige and status”.
Neil Rix, 55, told councillors
that the £26,000 Toyota
Prius he uses to travel to
civic events is too small and
causes him “discomfort”. He
suggested that the Prius could
be replaced with a Mitsubishi
Outlander PHEV, a Skoda
Superb Hatch SE l Executive
or a Volvo S90 hybrid T8 twin,
all with price tags starting at
about £30,000.
The civic car, which costs
£3,590 a year to lease, is used
by councillors, officers and the
mayor. Mr Rix said if a “prestige
vehicle” were approved, “it
would no longer be appropriate
for use by officers”. Dover
Town Council agreed in June
to increase the car budget to
£5,000 a year and replace the
Prius with a larger car.
Peter Wallace, a councillor,
said the decision was
“inappropriate at a time of
austerity”. “People like nurses
do a really important job and
they don’t have a car, but the
mayor just goes about meeting
people and eating sandwiches,”
he said. The mayor “just wants
a big gangster car”, he added.
The mayor has said footage
put online last year showing
him snorting white powder
was filmed seven years ago as
part of a blackmail plot. Kent
police said they are were not
investigating the matter and no
offences had been confirmed.
£30,000
The minimum cost of the models
the mayor suggested were more
suitable to his office
diovascular benefits associated with
the diet… are well known. Yet, for the
first time, our study has revealed that
the socioeconomic position is able to
modulate the health advantages.”
The study, reported in the International Journal of Epidemiology,
involved more than 18,000 participants. Detailed analysis indicated
that people at the top of society were
likely to consume healthier versions
of the Mediterranean diet. They also
had access to a greater range of fruits
and vegetables.
HEALTH
Pancreatic
cancer beaten
by fast surgery
By Henry Vaughan
Fast-track surgery to treat pancreatic cancer increases its success rate
by more than a fifth, saving the NHS
£3,200 per patient, research has
found. A pilot study in Birmingham
cut the average time to surgery from
two months to just over two weeks.
The research, published in the
HPB journal, found this increased the
number of patients whose surgery
was successful by 22 per cent.
Savings of £3,200 per patient were
made by treatment for symptoms of
jaundice before surgery not being
needed, as well as reducing complications and hospital readmissions
after surgery. Pancreatic Cancer UK,
which funded the scheme, says a UKwide rollout could result in hundreds
more patients having their tumour
successfully removed.
Alex Ford, the charity’s chief executive, said: “These results are incredibly exciting.”
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The award-winning French actress
Jeanne Moreau, pictured in her
film role as the secret agent Mata
Hari in 1964, has died aged 89.
Moreau’s career spanned seven
decades, although she was most
prolific in the 1960s. She worked
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SPECIAL REPORT
ENVIRONMENT
The front line of climate change –
Villagers are starving to death as the severe
drought triggers a humanitarian crisis.
By Rob Hastings in Sanaag, Somaliland
Victims of climate change are starving to death after seasonal rains
failed once again in parts of East
Africa afflicted by a three-year
drought – with 19 million needing
help in getting food and water just
to stay alive.
i has visited Sanaag, one of the
worst-hit areas in Somaliland,
finding a remote camp in Fadhigab
where six children had died in the
past month as vital deliveries of
food and water are unable to provide
for ever-increasing numbers of
desperate families arriving there.
Clan elders – who have seen
entire herds of livestock wiped
out, destroying their communities’
livelihoods – said the conditions
were the worst they had ever
experienced, after their hopes
were dashed of summer rain finally
providing respite.
This area of the world has
experienced many droughts before,
but the length and severity of the
dry spell here is unprecedented,
resulting in malnutrition and
acute watery diarrhoea while also
worsening the refugee crisis as it
forces people from their land.
i also visited an overstretched
hospital for malnourished mothers
and babies, where some patients
are treated in a tent by doctors and
nurses who are going unpaid as
funds are running low.
Dr Chris Funk, an expert on the
East African climate with the US
Geological Survey, said the situation
in wider Somalia was “one of the
most concerning rainfall trends
in the world” and that average
temperatures had also increased
Rising temperatures and drought in East Africa
How the average temperature for each
year in East Africa has steadily risen
above the historical average
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below the long-term average. The graph
ends before the recent drought, but you
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significantly. He believed this was
“strongly related to climate change”
and said the fatal effects were a
warning to the rest of the world.
The situation in East Africa
was declared an international
emergency this year, leading to
charities and governments from
across the world responding to a UN
appeal for $1.5bn (£1.1bn) for Somalia
– but there is a $600m shortfall.
While the funding has so far
prevented the humanitarian crisis
from getting worse, the situation
remains extremely precarious as
millions of people may continue to
rely on emergency aid for months
or even years to come. More than
800,000 children aged under five
are severely malnourished.
i travelled to Somaliland with
ActionAid, a leading British charity
providing food and water to some of
the most vulnerable drought victims
in the region, as well as funding
resilience schemes to protect them
against future dry periods. The
charity’s emergency co-ordinator
in Somaliland, Mustafa Ahmed
Mohammed, said the problem was
particularly serious in the eastern
part of the territory, one of the
poorest places in the world.
“If we withdraw our funds now
and stop, then thousands of people
will be on the brink of starvation,”
he said. “They need food and water,
they need medicine.” He added:
“When you look back over history,
droughts used to happen once
every decade. These days they are
becoming more frequent.”
@robhastings
The British Government
has contributed £170m
from its aid budget for Somalia,
while the British public has
donated £60m to the East Africa
Appeal for the whole region.
Analysis
The mother
Somalia is the canary in the coal mine
Dr Chris Funk
I
have been studying the East
African climate since 1999,
when I started working with
the Famine Early Warning
Systems Network. We try to see
the effects of climate change
before they happen in order to
prevent the worst impacts.
There are two rainy seasons
in East Africa: one in October
to December and another one in
March to May. The March to May
one has seen a really big decline
– one of the most concerning
rainfall trends in the world.
For Somalia, specifically, three
bad seasons in a row have placed
millions of people in peril.
The temperatures have also
been going up, approaching 0.8°C
above what they were at the
beginning of the 20th century.
There is a bit of debate about
the cause of the rainfall declines.
But I most definitively think both
the increasing temperatures and
the decreasing rainfall in the
spring are strongly related to
climate change.
I feel concerned for my own
children, not just the children
in East Africa. People need to
realise that a place like Somalia
is our canary in the coal mine –
it’s one of the places that will see
the effects of climate change first
– and we are all in the same mine
as the canary.
Look at the migrant crisis in
Europe. We all live on the same
planet, so if we ignore the effects
of global warming, it’s not only
the vulnerable in Africa who will
be affected, but also people in the
developed world.
There is a lot that East
Africans can do to adapt.
But there is a huge underlying
vulnerability here with
millions of people living in
extreme poverty.
You could say that it is an
advantage to see many of the
effects of climate change already
as it makes it easier to alert
people. Whether they will listen
or not remains to be seen. That
said, in the long run I think
science is going to prevail.
Dr Chris Funk is a researcher with
the US Geological Survey at the
University of California, Santa
Barbara Climate Hazards Group
‘My daughter starved to death’
SARAH, 20, lives at Fadhigab camp
with her young family. “My daughter
starved to death a month ago. She
was seven,” she says. “I couldn’t do
anything to help her. I cry when I
think about her. I have three more
children to look after – the oldest is
nine, the others are two and three
– but we were not on the list to
receive any food aid yesterday.
“I have had nothing to eat today.
We can only eat whatever our
neighbours are kind enough to
donate from their rations. I’ve been
here for five months and there is
nowhere else for us to go.”
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The patient
ADAM, 50, is a farmer from the
village of Dhabarmamac. He says:
“I used to farm on the land but the
drought forced us to come to the
village three months ago to receive
aid. I used to have 300 sheep and
100 camels. Now I have only one
sheep and four camels left. All of
the people here have lost livestock,
many don’t have anything left.
“I feel like a refugee. Drought has
happened here before but this is the
worst. We were not expecting an
emergency on this scale. We went
from living happily with our animals
to having nothing.
“What do I think about climate
change? God knows. We feel that the
weather has changed, but we hope
that if God has changed it, he can
change it again.
“We are still waiting for rain
to come but the rainy season has
passed. If it doesn’t rain again in
the next couple of months, I fear
that more people who depend on
livestock will die.”
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he number of people
affected by the East
Africa drought, which
has been worsened by
conflicts in that part of the world,
is awful. Without the kind of
support that member charities
of the Disasters Emergency
Committee (DEC) are giving,
hundreds of thousands of people
would starve to death – and we
are not over the worst of
this crisis.
I’ve never known
the humanitarian
situation around
the world to be so
bad, with crises
in South Sudan,
Kenya, Ethiopia
and Somalia, as
well as Yemen, Syria,
Northern Nigeria, Chad,
the Central African Republic –
the list goes on.
Obviously, we have also had
lots of tragic events recently in
the UK, from Grenfell Tower to
terrorist atrocities in London
and Manchester. All of these are
present in people’s minds and
they have to make a decision
about what concerns they want
to support.
I must therefore thank the
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Somaliland
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The country's worst drought in decades has
resulted in 7.8 million people needing
food assistance.
Saleh Saeed
The farmer
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“I came to the hospital
with two of my children
and seven others from my
village, which is 100km
away,” she says. “Eight
people died there recently
because of the drought.
People feel hopeless and
desperate. Our family
used to have 200 sheep
and goats. Now we have
only five left.
“The children were
all seriously sick from
malnutrition and I was
worried by how skinny
they were. This is the
second time that I have
had to come here – we
went back last month but
became ill once more. I’m
afraid the same thing will
happen again.
“We have been in the
tent the whole time. There
was no other option. But
we are thankful to be
receiving treatment here.”
Somalia
The last drought in 2011 caused a famine which
killed 260,000 people when the international
community was too slow to react. The UN believes
the current drought is worse and 3.2 million Somali
people now cannot meet their daily food needs.
South Sudan
The first famine declaration anywhere in the world
for six years was announced in February across
parts of the world’s newest country, where a civil
war has been raging for nearly four years.
Kenya
In northern areas more than 2.6 million people
now urgently need food aid.
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FATIMA, 25, and her two
sons are being treated at
Burao malnutrition centre.
Somaliland
Somalia split into three territories at the end of the
civil war in 1991, but the world still treats it as just
one country. Somaliland, like its neighbour
Puntland, operates independently and it’s stable
but it has struggled to develop its economy and
infrastructure while remaining unrecognised.
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‘Most of our
livestock
have died’
East Africa Appeal so far . It’s
our responsibility to see their
money is spent wisely. The DEC
brings together the 13 leading
humanitarian organisations
in the UK; so, rather than
competing with each other for
funds, we collaborate.
The vast majority of aid funds
gets to the intended beneficiaries
and is spent effectively. We
have auditors checking that the
money gets to the right people.
We’d be fooling ourselves if we
said none is wasted, however.
That’s just part and parcel
of any sector – you can
guarantee that some
products in Tesco
are shoplifted but
that doesn’t mean
Tesco shuts up shop.
You just have to
make sure it is really
difficult for this to
happen. It’s unfortunate
that it seems to be
negative, isolated stories of
fraud or loss that get highlighted
in the media – because that is not
a fair representation – whereas
good news stories get neglected.
What keeps me going in my job
is seeing the benefits of our work.
I can sleep at night because I
know we’re doing some fantastic
work, saving and protecting
people’s lives.
Saleh Saeed is the chief executive of
the Disasters Emergency Committee
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UK humanitarian charities working
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Africa Appeal to deliver aid to the
people who need it most.
It is saving lives now while also
working on long-term projects to
prevent droughts from causing
harm in the future.
While the Department for
International Development has led
the world in government responses,
donations from the British public
have also helped more than 250,000
people. The DEC charities plan to
help 850,000 people by October
and up to 1.5 million people over the
coming year.
The aid operation includes
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PHILIP
HAMMOND
VENEZUELA
UNREST
MALE EATING
DISORDERS
DIANA
ANNIVERSARY
ENGLAND
FOOTBALL
‘DUNKIRK’
REACTIONS
Economically
flawed
argument
A full
dictatorship
is looming
An army of
hidden
sufferers
Fascination
with princess
lives on
Women set
the sporting
agenda
The horror of
war shown
through genre
CapX
Sky News
TheGuardian
Daily Mirror
Daily Mail
National Review
Imagine you are the
head of a firm, and one
of your executives
tells you: “Boss, I’ve
come up with a way
of increasing our
profits by a significant
amount, but I’ve
decided not to do it,
because it would be
bad for our rivals.”
It sounds ludicrous.
But that is exactly the
position Hammond is
taking. (Robert Colvile)
Despite international
condemnation and
internal unrest,
the government is
ploughing on with
its agenda of taking
total control – and
it is difficult to see
what the opposition
or its oppositioncontrolled parliament
can do about it. It
seems neither side is
prepared to back down.
(Stuart Ramsay)
Mine was a reluctant
diagnosis, and one
that came only after
numerous tests to
rule out a number of
diseases which might
have caused my weight
loss. I had been quite
certain that I could not
possibly be anorexic
because I was neither
an adolescent female
nor not eating.
(Toby Symonds)
When public interest
in the royals vanishes,
the monarchy will
have had its day. That
truth is the backdrop to
the fierce debate over
Channel 4’s decision
to broadcast tapes in
which Princess Diana
discusses her failed
marriage and Prince
Charles’s infidelity.
(Editorial)
The attention now
being lavished by
television companies
on the women’s game
owes everything to
the desire to attract
female viewers
and very little to
objective assessment
of sporting quality
and excitement.
(Dominic Lawson)
What hit me halfway
through Dunkirk is
this: it is not a war
movie – it’s a horror
movie. It is perhaps
Nolan’s signature
achievement that he
has made a great movie
that reminds us that
we don’t need to invent
fantastical monsters;
men who have seen war
have seen horror for
real. (Dan McLaughlin)
Daily Express
The Globeand Mail
Philip Hammond
has launched into
Project Fear Mark
II. We want what we
voted for, and we will
get it. There must be
no half-in, half-out
by 2022. Hammond
must be sacked if that’s
what it takes.
(Chris Roycroft-Davis)
Once a government
turns its security
forces against its own
citizens and breaks
the system of checks
and balances between
branches of power that
upholds democracy,
all that follows
is dictatorship.
(Jose Mauricio Gaona)
Quote of
the day
EveningStandard
The Times
HuffingtonPost
Eating disorders are
often presented as
“women’s illnesses”.
Sadly, these narrow
representations can be
harmful to men who
don’t recognise their
own problems as an
eating disorder and
put off seeking help
until it’s too late.
(Natasha Hinde)
Our modern relaxation
of stiff upper lips is
good. Talking, crying,
expressing, admitting
weakness, all are fine
and healthy. Harry’s
decade in the army
trying to forget is
fine too. People must
take their time, not
be herded through
prescribed stages of
grief. (Libby Purves)
English footballers
are making steady
progress towards a
major title. And it’s
the women’s team
who are doing it. With
England’s cricketers
having won the World
Cup at a packed Lord’s
last week, it is clear
that it is women
who are setting the
sporting agenda.
(Editorial)
Sky News
The conclusion I came
to while watching
Dunkirk had already hit
me during the mindnumbing three hours
of Interstellar: Nolan
destroys great actors.
Dunkirk has the kind
of script closure you’d
expect to find in a
1930s romance. It’s old
news. (Duarte Garrido)
LifeInBrief
DEBORAH WATLING ACTRESS
My view is
that there
will never
be totally
equal pay for
women until
men have
babies
Sue MacGregor
The former BBC
radio presenter on
the gender pay gap
Deborah Watling was one of the
briefest of the Time Lord’s companions
in the TV sci-fi drama Doctor Who,
appearing between 1967 and 1968, but
she made a lasting impression.
As Victoria Waterfield, alongside
Patrick Troughton’s Doctor, she was
naive but courageous, with a piercing
scream that earned her the nickname
“Leatherlungs” as she battled Daleks,
Yeti, Cybermen and Ice Warriors. The
trademark scream helped to destroy
a creature that could not survive
high-pitched sounds and Victoria
decided to remain on Earth with a
childless family, having joined the
Doctor as an orphan after the Daleks
murdered her Victorian scientist father.
Watling was born in London into a
showbusiness family. Her father, Jack,
and mother Patricia (née Hicks) were
both actors, and her brother Giles (now
an MP) and half-sister Dilys also went
into the profession. Her younger sister,
Nicky, acted briefly too.
At the age of 10, having already
appeared as a child extra in her father’s
films, Watling made her TV début in a
series of HG Wells’s Invisible Man (195859) as Sally Wilson, the kidnapped
niece of the scientist who finds a way
to disappear from sight. Other screen
roles followed, including Carol Fellows
in the sitcom A Life of Bliss (1960).
Her first stage part was in Roar Like
a Dove at Frinton Summer Theatre
(1960). Watling was just 17 when she
took the title role in Alice, Dennis
Potter’s 1965 Wednesday Play for TV
about Lewis Carroll and the girl who
inspired Alice in Wonderland.
This brought her to the attention
of Doctor Who producer Innes Lloyd,
but fame from the programme never
quite brought Watling the subsequent
stardom that some others found. After
she and her father played dad and
daughter Hugh and Julie Robertson in
the last four months of the BBC soap
opera The Newcomers (1969), Watling
appeared mostly in one-off character
roles on TV. Playing a nymphomaniac
throwing herself at the bomb-disposal
experts during the Blitz in Danger UXB
(1979) was one of the more interesting.
She had some success on the West
End stage, where during the 1970s her
roles included Dorothy in The Wizard
of Oz and Carol Parker in The Sack Race;
and in the 1990s, Ruby in Alfie and
Suzette in Don’t Dress for Dinner.
There were also parts in two 1973
films alongside pop stars – David Essex
in That’ll Be the Day and Cliff Richard
in Take Me High, in which Watling sang
with the star on “Brumburger Duet”.
She was a regular guest at Doctor
Who fan conventions and reprised the
role of Victoria for a 1993 Children in
Need special. She also played herself
in the programme’s 50th anniversary
spoof The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot (2013).
Watling, who died of lung cancer,
wrote an autobiography titled Daddy’s
Girl, published in 2010. Her brief 1980
marriage to actor Nicholas Field ended
in divorce. She is survived by her
second husband, sound engineer Steve
Turner, whom she married in 1992.
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Died 21 July 2017
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Stay the course on antibiotics
You should finish your treatment, despite the recent claims
A
n article published
in The BMJ last week
argued that, contrary
to long-given advice,
it isn’t necessary
to finish all the
antibiotics you’re prescribed.
The article prompted debate
among experts – and, more
worryingly, widespread confusion
among the public, who had been
told one thing and were now
hearing the opposite from a
trusted medical journal. Even my
colleagues at the university where
I am a lecturer in microbiology
were asking me whether or not to
finish their course of antibiotics.
As a campaigner for action to
halt the progression of antibiotic
resistance and a firm promoter of
the “finish the course” message, the
article and the scale of coverage
concerned me. What the public
needs is clarity, not confusion. Let
me make the facts clear so you can
draw your own conclusion.
The original article bases its
findings on a very limited set of
clinical trial data for some specific
infections. The main argument
of the BMJ piece is that in the
trials they examined, there was no
evidence that stopping treatment
early increased a patient’s risk of
resistant infection.
Conclusive? Hardly. Let’s think
about what might happen in your
body when you stop taking your
antibiotics early.
When you have a bacterial
infection that is antibiotic sensitive
(which means not resistant), within
the first few hours to few days – or,
in some cases, months – of taking a
suitable dose of antibiotics, there is
a rapid reduction in the number of
bacteria causing it.
But there remains a small
population of bacteria that we refer
to as “persisters”.
Because of the reduction in the
number of bacteria causing the
infection at this point, you start
to feel better quickly. But if at
this point you stop taking your
antibiotics because you’re feeling
better (as suggested in the BMJ
article), in some cases, those
persisters can grow back and cause
another infection.
The bacteria that cause
that recurrent infection have
experienced what scientists would
refer to as a “sub-lethal exposure”
to your first antibiotic: they were
exposed to it, but not killed. They
may have survived simply because
they were better at hiding from
the antibiotic, but it is possible that
Should we continue
to follow the age-old
advice on antibiotics
and finish the course?
RETROFILE/GETTY
they survived because they were
genetically or physically better at
dealing with that antibiotic.
If the latter is true, the persistent
population in your body that is
causing your recurrent infection
could be resistant to that first
set of antibiotics, meaning those
antibiotics may be useless against
your infection.
There is a big difference between
persistence and resistance, and
one does not necessarily lead to the
other. What this all comes down to
is successfully treating individuals
with bacterial infections. The advice
needs to be clear. No one wants to
take medication unnecessarily, but
sometimes feeling better doesn’t
mean you are better.
So, knowing what you now know,
do you think stopping a course of
antibiotics when you feel better as
opposed to completing the course is
a good idea? It may be the case that
your infection is completely clear
by day two of your five-day course,
The risks
of taking an
insufficient
course hugely
outweigh the
benefits
but it’s equally possible that a small
population remains that can grow
back and reinfect you.
More research and clinical trials
(as also noted in the BMJ article)
are required in order fully to
understand and adjust the lengths
of antibiotic courses – but, in my
opinion as a microbiologist, the
risks of taking an insufficient course
significantly outweigh the benefits.
Only time will tell what the
impact of suggesting people stop
taking antibiotics when they feel
better will be. But I believe this
new guidance has undone a lot
of the hard work scientists like
myself have invested in improving
antibiotic awareness and personal
responsibility surrounding
antibiotic administration.
Nevertheless, we all need to follow
the advice of our GPs, who will
no doubt hold out for some more
conclusive scientific evidence
before changing their advice
on antibiotics.
As a final point for consideration,
I noticed that one of the authors of
the BMJ publication is a “retired
building surveyor”. I would take
his advice on damp coursing, but
perhaps seek an alternative opinion
on courses of antibiotics.
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microbiology at Aston University
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Sociable
housing?
What if, instead of
talking about social
housing, we talked about
sociable housing?
The problem with
social housing is that it’s
socially one-dimensional
– it contains those in
deep need. At times, it
mixes in others, but it’s
mainly given to people
who are struggling.
But what if we had
sociable housing that
mixed up society?
This would collapse
the notion of “them
and us”. It would
offer a mix of old and
young, prosperous and
struggling. It would
galvanise people into
getting themselves
out of poverty - rather
than ghettoising them
into social exclusion
zone because of
life’s hardships.
Sociable housing
presents a move away
from the zoning that goes
on today. Where the poor
are administered to at
arm’s length, and outside
polite society. Where
the disadvantaged are
warehoused because
others have given up
on them.
Zoning creates a
monoculture out of
which it’s hard to climb.
JOHN BIRD
HOUSE OF LORDS
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TEXTS, TWEETS
AND EMAILS
Keep texting
while walking
I do hope we don’t ban
texting while walking
in the UK as is proposed
in Honolulu.
In this age where
common sense has all
but disappeared, there
is something deliciously
Darwinian about the
idea of the incurably
stupid and self-obsessed
culling themselves –
preferably before they
have reproduced.
JENNY JACKSON
SHEFFIELD
What a strangely
low-key list of health
worries (i , 31 July). If
I were minded to stay
awake thinking about
such things, my top
four concerns would be:
Alzheimer’s; stroke; heart
attack; and cancer. Yet
none of these featured.
IAN CRAINE
LONDON
brave and very personal
sharing of a journalist
that goes way beyond the
call of duty.
His deeply moving
account of the death of
Joshua reminds us all
of the importance of
being compassionate
towards parents who
lose a child in such
unique circumstances.
He has rightly challenged
us all to be more
non-judgemental
towards those who suffer
such “gut-wrenching
and all-embracing grief”.
Thank you to mum,
dad, sister and brother
of Joshua.
DAVID TIDMARSH
Time for Queen
to stand down
We should all
keep a diary
While I believe that a
monarchy is preferable
in Britain to a republic,
I do think that if the
Queen is too old to take
a role in events of such
national significance
as the anniversary of
Passchendaele, it is
time she stood down
and passed on the role
of head of state to the
next generation.
NICHOLAS WINCH
TORQUAY
I would add one more
thing to Matt Haig’s
admirable list of things
he wishes he had known
on graduating (31 July):
keep a diary, no matter
how brief. Reading it
years later is the best
way to see how his
suggestions worked out.
ANDREW SUTTON
MIDHURST, WEST
SUSSEX
Any genuine
health worries?
A crisis while
thriving
Having recently heard a
radio clip of Jeremy Hunt
responding to the charge
that the NHS is facing
a staffing crisis with
the point that a recent
survey had judged it to
be a world leader,
I couldn’t help but snarl
at the typically evasive
politician’s non sequitur.
Isn’t this like
implying that because
the pyramids are
an outstanding
achievement, slavery is a
good thing?
NIGEL GOSSAGE
LEICESTER
A moving
account
GREAT TASTING LIQUID
Feeling
Tire
ed?
Will Gore’s article,
“Clever people doing
their best...” (i , 31 July),
written in the wake of
the bitter court wrangles
and media circus around
Charlie Gard, is essential
reading for us all,
whatever views we have
on this sad case. It is a
No glory in
militarism
I remember when,
in the middle of the
Second World War,
as a 13-year-old with
no specific religious
commitment, I remained
silent in school assembly
when the “hymn” was
sung beginning with the
line,”O, valiant hearts
who to your glory came”.
I thought then – and
I think with increasing
revulsion – that this
song, reeking with
jingoistic nationalism,
should have been
consigned to the
dustbin of history.
Not so, it seems. It
formed an anachronistic
element in the current
commemoration of
Passchendaele.
It is entirely right
that we should be
reminded of the horrors
of the First World War.
We need to be reminded
of this, “lest we forget”.
But, please, enough of
the “Onward Christian
soldiers” rhetoric.
HAROLD TAYLOR
KINGS LANGLEY
The Chancellor
has backed a
transitional
deal after 2019
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Philip Hammond – the voice of
reason or a cowardly back-stabber?
I suspect it won’t be
too long before, if one
Googles “Chancellor
Philip Hammond”, one
receives the response
“snake in the grass”.
In waiting until his
boss is away on holiday
to undermine her,
Hammond has shown his
true colour – yellow.
ROBERT READMAN
BOURNEMOUTH,
DORSET
Gerard Lyons, former
adviser to Boris
Johnson, states that
the risks associated
by some with Brexit
are “perceived” rather
than real. Predictions
made by both sides in
last year’s referendum
of apocalyptic
consequences have
tended to be confirmed
as perception rather
than reality.
That being so, Mr
Hammond’s cautious
approach, at a time when
Cabinet ministers can
agree on only one thing
– that they disagree – is,
as Ian Birrell suggests,
to be applauded. And,
as Mr Birrell also hints,
the ideological Brexit
zealots need to grow up.
JOHN HUNT
GOTHERINGTON,
CHELTENHAM
he was so nearly sacked.
And what was that about
a referendum uniting
the Tories?
GILL KIRKHAM
It is quite amazing how
two people can see the
same thing differently.
Ian Birrell sees an
admirable beacon of
hope in the Chancellor
Philip Hammond. I see
someone a little bit
creepy who has seized
a chance while the
Prime Minister is away
to foment discord and
weaken our negotiating
position with Brussels.
It is such a shame that
Theresa May did not have
the authority to sack him
post-election.
DAVID SILVER
WISBECH,
CAMBRIDGESHIRE
It takes an effort to
remember that the Tory
party seemed invincible
until very recently; now
there is an impression of
shabbiness, of clinging
to power, of clashing,
selfish egos. Meanwhile
our Prime Minister has
left these quarrelling
adolescents to it for
three weeks.
JOHN DAKIN
Well said, Ian Birrell
(i, 31 July). There is
precious little to cheer
about in relation to the
Conservatives – but
if there is one thing,
Philip Hammond and
his common-sense
approach to Brexit must
be it. It’s frightening that
Does anyone believe
there is across-theboard agreement in the
Tory party on anything?
They moved right to
quell the threat of Ukip
– but in the vein of “be
careful what you wish
for”, they have simply
replaced one group of
amateurish disunited
buffoons with their
own. And Mr Hammond
is no moderate unifier
– simply a Tory with a
thin coat of moderate
PR varnish.
REG FARDELL
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Cara fancies a
Chekhov role
Cara Delevingne has had the kind
of privileged upbringing that
meant that she could go from
West London It Girl to supermodel
to Hollywood actress with very
little difficulty.
Having filmed her first lead role
in a big budget movie, Luc Besson’s
Valerian and the City of a Thousand
Planets, Delevingne has said that
she would quite fancy doing a
Chekhov play next.
“I would love to do that,” she said.
“That would be incredible.
“Ooh, it’s so hard [to pick a
favourite] – I was going to say
Chekhov.” I have no doubt she’ll be
treading the boards at The National
in no time.
Blake knows about daughters…
Bringing two daughters
into the world has made
the American actress
Blake Lively focus on one
rule in particular.
“Sarah Silverman does
a great bit that I’m going
to butcher,” Lively told
US Glamour. “‘Stop telling
little girls that they can
do anything. They already
believe they can do anything.
“It opens the door for questions…
We’re all born feeling perfect until
somebody tells us we’re not. So there’s
nothing I can teach my daughter
[James]. She already has all of it. The
only thing I can do is protect what she
already feels.”
Lively, who is married to Deadpool
actor Ryan Reynolds, added: “I have
to watch her and listen to her and not
project any of my own insecurities or
struggles on her.”
Clooneys donate $2m to educate Syrian refugees
While George and Amal Clooney
continue their legal battle against the
French magazine Voici, which published
photographs of their baby twins that
had been taken on their private Lake
Como property, their charity work
also continues.
The couple (right) have announced
that their foundation will donate more
than $2m (£1.5m) towards education for
Syrian refugees to prevent thousands
of young people from becoming “a lost
generation”. They said Syrian refugee
children “have been victims of geography
and circumstance”. They believe
education important and this was their
reason for founding the charity last year.
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Has Bieber
become a
Pentecostal
believer?
Has Justin Bieber really quit
music at the peak of his career
to dedicate his life to God?
Bieber has yet to comment,
though there are claims that
the Canadian singer’s decision
to cancel the rest of his world
tour stem from his desire to
focus on his work with Hillsong
Church, a Pentecostal church.
Hillsong was set up in
Australia but now has branches
around the world, including
seven in the UK. Bieber has
long been associated with
Hillsong, thanks to his close
friendship with Pastor Carl
Lentz, a “hipster” figurehead
(he’s perpetually dressed
in leather jackets and wirerimmed specs) for the growing
church.
Where perhaps Scientology
was the celebrity religion of
choice during the Nineties
and Kaballah stormed the
Noughties, Hillsong looks
like it’s gathering pace to be
this decade’s pick. Selena
Gomez, Kendall Jenner, Hailee
Steinfeld and Lil Wayne
have all been spotted
at services.
Bieber, who was
photographed at a
Hillsong convention
in Australia a few
weeks ago, has been
described as the
Tom Cruise of
Hillsong. A source
has claimed
his spiritual
awakening is
behind his desire
to take a break
from his music.
Bieber (right) said
the reason for
the cancellation
is merely that he
“needs a rest”.
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KELNER’S VIEW
Simon
Kelner
W
hen a newspaper
employs a recognised
controversialist as a
columnist, they can
hardly be surprised when his column
causes a controversy. And so I have
the tiniest bit of sympathy with
Kevin Myers, who wrote an article at
the weekend that was so wrong,
so misjudged and so offensive
that he has been summarily
defenestrated by The Sunday Times.
Columnists like Myers should be
protected from themselves, and
it seems every editorial safety net
failed him. I don’t know whether
the section editor who first read
his piece, or the sub-editor who
processed the copy, or the revise
editor who passed the finished
article for publication raised a red
flag about a column that anyone with
an ounce of sensitivity could see was
deeply anti-Semitic and sexist.
But I find it hard to imagine there
wasn’t a discussion on the editorial
floor regarding the fitness of this
piece to be published. In which case,
the consensus must have been that
Myers had a right to his opinion, and
the primacy of the columnist to say
what he likes under his own
name must hold sway.
Very often, this is
the right response. On
this occasion, it was
manifestly wrong. It
should never have
seen the light of day,
and the editor of The
Sunday Times’s Irish
edition – where Myers’
weekly column appears –
bears full responsibility for that.
At the time of writing, he’s kept his
job and his columnist has lost his.
So on that narrow point, Myers
(inset) will feel aggrieved this
morning. But that’s as far as any
sympathy should extend for a
man who suggested, in a wrongheaded piece about equal pay at
the BBC, that Claudia Winkleman
and Vanessa Feltz were so well
remunerated because they were
Jewish, and that “Jews are not
generally noted for their insistence
on selling their talent for the lowest
possible price” (unlike newspaper
columnists, of course, who are
governed only by altruistic motives).
This assertion is so plainly wrong
and offensive it’s hard to know where
to start. Although I am Jewish, I’m
not overly sensitised to possible
incidences of anti-Semitism,
but even I find this particularly
perverted trope shocking.
And it wasn’t a mistake, or an
inexplicable error of judgement on
the writer’s part. In a piece for the
Belfast Telegraph in 2009,
Myers wrote: “There
was no holocaust (or
Holocaust as my
computer software
insists) and six
million Jews were
not murdered by the
Third Reich.”
To be scrupulously
fair, his piece was a
well-written exposition of
the danger in turning historical
events into political dogma – but,
in revealing himself as a Holocaust
denier, he is, some years later,
also providing a context for his
latest comments. It’s reasonable to
conclude that Myers has not just
said something anti-Semitic: he is
an anti-Semite. And it’s entirely just
that he should be run out of town.
Winkleman has maintained a
dignified silence on this affair. Every
time that she and Feltz take to the
screen, or the airwaves, they can
think of Myers at home, unemployed
and unemployable, nursing a
prejudice that should never be in
anyone’s heart, still less be paraded
in a public print.
IRELAND
a meaningful political manoeuvre.
The obvious reading of the Irish
churlishness is as a challenge: get
serious about Northern Ireland.
Thus far it’s been vague from
Britain. No border, invisible border,
seamless border checks by camera.
But Ireland effectively has a veto
on any Brexit deal, and the clock is
ticking. Vague promises don’t really
cut it in Northern Ireland.
The border is a practical issue,
certainly, but it’s an emotive one too,
and one that requires time for all
the interested parties to get their
heads around.
If you’re a Northern Catholic, a
nationalist, aware of the rules of
Gaelic football – then the situation
since the 1990s has worked quite
well. There’s free movement, the
checkpoints are gone, you don’t have
to think about the border.
If you’re a Northern Protestant, a
unionist, with someone in the family
in the Orange Order – the status
quo is all right too. Your community
gets the economic benefits of
cross-border trade, there’s peace
and you’re still in the UK.
If Northern Ireland is still to be
viewed as a balancing act, then
an Irish Sea border makes no
sense. It ties the nationalists more
closely to the Republic, but leaves
them, politically, in Britain, while
symbolically cutting the unionists
off from the country they belong to.
Brexit has opened up a can of
worms in Northern Ireland. The
Brexiteers who said it would be easy
need to show us what they meant
before this gets out of hand.
Karl
McDonald
A frontier it
seems no one
can cross
I
f you have to blame someone, you
might as well blame the British.
This failsafe method has been
used less in recent years, but
it has still worked a treat for Leo
Varadkar, the new Taoiseach, who
has enjoyed a tsunami of praise in
the Irish media in recent days.
His Foreign Minister, Simon
Coveney, revealed last week that the
Irish government “cannot and will
not” accept a hard border “on the
island of Ireland” – implying that the
Irish Sea would, for the first time in
846 years, become the frontier.
Varadkar then took aim at the idea
of a technological border. “We’re not
going to be doing that work for them
because we don’t think there should
be an economic border at all,” he
said. “That is our position.”
Clean up your own mess, is the
principled position of the Irish
government one-sixth of the way
through Brexit negotiations.
It’s not a practical solution, but it’s
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PSYCHOLOGY
Forget instinct and never
trust a cop with a hunch
By Tom Bawden
The actor Idris Elba has
received critical acclaim
for playing John Luther, and has
been awarded a Golden Globe
for his portrayal of the instinctdriven detective.
SCIENCE CORRESPONDENT
Sam Shepard died from the complications of motor neurone disease AP
PEOPLE
Tributes paid to actor and
playwright Sam Shepard
By Julia Hunt
Tributes were paid last night to the
playwright and actor Sam Shepard,
who has died at the age of 73.
The star, nominated for an Oscar
for his performance in The Right
Stuff in 1983, passed away at his
home in Kentucky. His family said
he died from the complications of
motor neurone disease.
Born in 1943, Shepard grew up on
a ranch in California and went on to
become an actor and playwright,
with more than 40 works to his
name. They included the Pulitzer
Prize-winning Buried Child in 1979.
Shepard’s film credits included
Black Hawk Down, Fool for Love, The
Notebook and Days of Heaven. His
most recent TV appearance was in
the Netflix drama Bloodline.
Shepard had two children with
the actress Jessica Lange. He had
another child with his former wife
O-Lan Jones.
The actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
was among those paying tribute.
He described Shepard as “a hero of
theatre. A hero of writing. A hero of
acting. A hero of mine”.
The House Of Cards creator Beau
Willimon added: “Sam Shepard is
one of the greats. Those eyes saw so
much, and he wrote of what he saw
with fearless, timeless honesty.”
HISTORY
Castle dig could shed light
on Mary, Queen of Scots
By Dave Higgins
A new excavation aims to uncover
the remains of Sheffield Castle,
where Mary, Queen of Scots
(inset) was imprisoned for
more than a decade.
The medieval castle, a huge structure
dominating the city,
was demolished in the
Civil War. The site was
covered over in the 1960s
by the drab Castle Market
development, and the only visible remains of the ancient castle
were locked in basements under the
concrete structure. This in turn was
demolished during redevelopment.
Yesterday Sheffield City Council
announced an £800,000 revamp of
the Castlegate quarter, the oldest part of the city, which
will include a fresh dig on
the castle site.
The move will also see
work on the Old Town
Hall, a 200-year-old
building that housed the
city’s crown court until
the 1990s but has been
derelict since.
The council said the work will
link with proposals to uncover the
river Sheaf, which runs under Sheffield and gave the city its name.
The confidence that fictional screen
detectives such as DCI John Luther
have in their instincts may be
comforting for viewers – but in the
real world people should be very
wary of these kinds of characters,
psychologists say.
That’s because people who believe
themselves to be intuitive are no
better at performing tasks which
require intuition than those who do
not – but their confidence in their gut
instinct can make them rely on it far
too much, a study suggests.
In areas where an objective
weighing up of the science or
evidence is crucial – such as solving
crimes – one should be particularly
wary of investigators governed by
their instincts, the researchers say.
BBC1’s Luther is a troubled
detective working in a serious crime
unit, who solves difficult casesthanks
to his superior intuition. His reliance
on instinct is reminiscent of many
detective stories.
“For viewers or readers of such
stories, it seems plausible that
some individuals endowed with
superior instincts know to trust
their intuitions, encouraged by
the recurrence of confirmatory
In the BBC drama, John Luther uses
his superior instincts to solve crimes
outcomes – murderers getting
caught,” said Dr Mario Weick, of the
University of Kent.
“However, the question arises
whether in the absence of
performance feedback individuals
have the insight to judge how good
their intuitions are,” added the
report’s co-author, Stefan Leach. The
answer, according to the researchers,
is that they don’t. Dr Weick and his
team asked 400 people from Britain
and US to complete a questionnaire
to find out how much of an intuitive
person they were.
They then asked the participants
to perform a series of tasks which
involved learning new and complex
associations between letters and
images. The associations followed
certain patterns and the task
was desig ned in a way that
e n c o u ra ge d l e a r n i n g o f t h e
underlying rules without people
realising this was happening.
People who described themselves
as intuitive did not perform better
and had no superior grasp of the
rules than people who did not think
of themselves as intuitive, the
researchers found.
Their findings are published in
the journal Social Psychological and
Personality Science.
TELEVISION
Google suicide hits increase after ‘13 Reasons Why’
By Adam Sherwin
ARTS AND MEDIA CORRESPONDENT
Internet searches related to
suicide increased after the release
of the Netflix series 13 Reasons
Why, which follows the aftermath
of a teenage girl’s suicide.
The series, based on a popular
Young Adult novel, prompted
concerns that it may have inspired
the suicide of two teenage girls
in the US, and schools in Britain
urged parents to talk to their
children about the controversial
series, which is rated 18 in the UK.
The drama tells the story of
a schoolgirl, Hannah, who kills
herself, and leaves behind 13
tapes, each explaining why she
decided to take her life.
Research published by JAMA
Internal Medicine reports that
Google searches that included
“suicide” were cumulatively 19
per cent higher for the 19 days in
April following the series release,
reflecting 900,000 to 1.5 million
more searches than expected.
The authors concluded: “13
Reasons Why elevated suicide
awareness but it is concerning
that searches indicating suicidal
ideation also rose. It is unclear
whether any query preceded an
actual suicide attempt.”
TELEVISION
LEGAL
Second ‘Poldark’
rape defended
Kids Company director
Yentob facesdisqualification
By Sherna Noah
By David Hughes
The makers of Poldark have
defended another rape scene in
the hit TV drama.
Viewers saw cruel vicar
Osborne Whitworth rape his
young wife Morwenna on Sunday
night’s episode. Mammoth Screen,
which makes the BBC1 period
drama, said that it represented
the odious character as author
Winston Graham penned him.
The period drama previously
sparked complaints over a scene
involving Aidan Turner’s character
Poldark and his former fiancée
Elizabeth, played by Heida Reed.
The former Kids Company boss
Camila Batmanghelidjh and the
charity’s former chairman Alan
Yentob face being disqualified from
running companies under proceedings brought by the Government.
The youth organisation folded
amid controversy in 2015 days after
receiving a £3m Government grant
to keep it afloat. The Insolvency
Service has written to the former
directors informing them the Business Secretary Greg Clark intends
to bring proceedings against them.
An Insolvency Service spokesman said: “The Business Secretary
intends to bring proceedings to
have them disqualified from running companies for between twoand-a-half and six years.
“As this matter will now be tested
in the court it is not appropriate to
comment further.”
The proceedings will name Sunetra Devi Atkinson, Erica Jane
Bolton, Richard Gordon Handover,
Vincent Gerald O’Brien, Francesca
Mary Robinson, Jane Tyler, Andrew Webster and Mr Yentob.
Ms Batmanghelidjh was not formally a director at the time; however, the proceedings will allege that
she acted as a de facto director and
should also be disqualified.
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How birds
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right spots
to call home
By Rod Minchin
Animals which rely on camouflage
choose the best places to conceal
themselves based on their own
appearance, research shows.
Individual wild birds
adjust their choices of
where to nest based
on their patterns
and colours, a team
of scientists from
Exeter and Cambridge
universities discovered.
They looked at nine hard-tosee ground-nesting bird species,
including nightjars (inset), plovers
and coursers.
“Each individual bird looks a little
different, and we have shown that
they can act individually,” said the
project co-leader Professor Martin
Stevens, of Exeter University.
“This is not a species-level choice.
Individual birds consistently sit
in places that enhance their own
unique markings.”
T h e s t u d y, c a r r i e d o u t i n
Zambia, showed that birds chose
backgrounds which enhanced their
ability to camouflage themselves
from their main predators; these
were better matched to their chosen
backgrounds than to other
places nearby. However,
it is not yet clear how
individuals choose places
to suit their appearance.
Mr Stevens added:
“They may look at
themselves, their eggs
and the background and
judge whether it’s a good
place to nest, or learn over
time about what kinds of places
their eggs escape being eaten.”
The paper is published in the
journal Nature Ecology and Evolution.
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Can the Tories
seize the
Momentum
from Corbyn?
Conservatives are hoping to emulate
the social media success of Labour’s
activists, writes Casper Hughes
D
espite being written off
as a “rabble” last year
by the deputy Labour
leader Tom Watson,
Momentum, the
grassroots activist organisation set
up to support Jeremy Corbyn and
democratise his party, has in recent
weeks received plaudits from
across the political spectrum. It is
now commonly conceived as
a pivotal player in Labour’s
election turnaround.
So successful has it been that
the Conservatives seem ready to
emulate Labour’s electioneering
model so that its connection with
voters through social media and
social activism is dramatically
improved. Conservative Renewal,
according to Tory sources, will
give “practical help and assistance
to community projects”, yet also
provide “the media team with a
steady stream of engaging content
and third party endorsement from
ordinary punters”.
But for now, the Conservatives
lag far behind Labour in their
use of social action groups and
social media. A third of the UK’s
Facebook users were reached
by pro-Labour Momentummade content over the
six-week election
period; thousands
of Momentum’s
members were
contacted by
others via the phone canvassing
app Calling for Corbyn to inform
them of door-knocking sessions;
tens of thousands of activists were
directed into marginal seats (which
Labour HQ had all but given up on)
through the group’s website My
Nearest Marginal.
Momentum’s Digital Hub, a kind
of collaborative hackathon held in
east London at the weekend, is a
sign that the organisation is looking
to stay ahead of the curve.
“This weekend is for problemsolving and talking about all the
things we wished we had had
during the election,” said Erika
Uyterhoeven, a 30-year-old
Momentum organiser and former
activist for the left-wing US Senator
Bernie Sanders. “But it’s also about
kicking off a network of people who
can volunteer to devote a couple of
SCIENCE
Breakfast may be key to dieting
By Laura Paterson
Scientists are to test whether eating
a bigger breakfast holds the key to
losing weight. The study will examine
whether the time of day when
participants eat the most food has an
effect on weight loss.
The trials, at the University of
Aberdeen’s Rowett Institute, will
involved two controlled diets, with
45 per cent of calories given either
in the morning or in the evening with
the same composition of protein, fat
and carbohydrates.
Volunteers will follow the eating
plans for four weeks, with a one-
week break in between. Alexandra
Johnstonem, the lead researcher,
said: “Body composition will be
measured by our ‘Bod Pod’ for
monitoring changes in fat mass and
fat-free mass.
“We are interested in how meal size
affects energy metabolism related to
digestion and absorption at different
times of the day.
“It might be that the human body
responds differently, related to the
normal hormone release linked to
our circadian rhythm – this is the
normal ebb and flow of hormones
related to the natural light cycle over
a 24-hour period.”
Despite doubts voiced by Tom Watson (inset left), Jeremy Corbyn’s standing was helped by Momentum activists AFP; PA
hours of their week to solving some
of these problems.”
There is a relaxed air to the
proceedings: groups of people are
dotted around, some zoned into
their computers, others taking a
break and chatting cheerily to one
another, with a few sipping on cans
of beer. For many of those present,
the Digital Hub is an extension of
their working week – most of them
work as analysts, developers or
designers for their day jobs – yet
the buoyant atmosphere illustrates
they are happy to give up their
weekend for a cause they believe in.
“I’ve got a fair degree of social
anxiety so I’m not very good at
doorstepping and stuff like that,”
says Adam Englebright, 24, an
analytics consultant from Brighton.
“This event came around and I
thought maybe I could use my
actual skills. I quite enjoy my day
job but the moment yesterday when
I realised they actually had things
for me to do that I had expertise in
was magic.”
Dan Fahey, 28, a data analyst for
a blue-chip construction company
in London, is working on a way
to allow Momentum to target
Facebook adverts more precisely.
Both Labour and the Tories spent
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in excess of £1m on interrupting
people’s news feeds with targeted
political messaging over the course
of the election. However Mr Fahey
is unsure of the accuracy of these
messages and is looking to create a
process by which Momentum can
direct ads by constituency, local
authority, or even ward.
“They cost money so it’s
important we’re efficient with
them. We don’t want ads to go to
the same people twice,” he said.
“Unfortunately, you can’t just select
a constituency on Facebook. But
using simple geometry and a lot of
processing power, hopefully we can
find a way to allow Momentum to
focus Facebook advertising on even
more exact areas.”
As the Tories cotton on to
the new election campaigning
techniques, a worry for Momentum
and the Labour Party is that with
the resources the Conservatives
have, they may soon be able to
outdo them at their own game.
Despite its massive reach and
influence, Momentum has very
few paid staff and mostly relies
on the goodwill and enthusiasm
of volunteers and activists such
as Adam, Dan and Lily. One
Momentum organiser, who prefers
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not to be named, thinks that this is
in fact its strength.
“If you don’t have all this money
to burn, you’re going to find the
leanest, most effective things to
work on,” she says. “Typically, the
bigger a project is the slower it
goes. If people have the agency to
self-organise and they know what
they’re doing and have the skills,
then it’s far more effective than
having a big organised project
which involves governance:
procurement, strategy meetings,
a project initiation document
etc. The fact that this network
isn’t top down means there are
no bottlenecks.”
Others are more concerned
about the Tory backlash. Andrew
Bridgen, the Tory MP for North
West Leicestershire, is understood
to have urged the party chairman
to recruit the chief executive of the
Vote Leave campaign, Matthew
Elliot. Vote Leave is known to have
used Cambridge Analytica, a data
analytics firm. “But I’ve heard
Cambridge Analytica were using
some quite sophisticated analytics,”
said Mr Fahey. “When I heard about
them I thought: ‘Woah, I better
come and volunteer’.”
Most golf fans walk more than
10,000 steps while watching
a tournament, it seems.
Spectators at the
Paul Lawrie Match
Play event at
Archerfield Links
in East Lothian
averaged about
11,500 steps per day,
researchers found.
The NHS challenged
people to walk 10,000 steps
a day and many fitness trackers
set the number as a daily target.
Last year’s study was the first
to use pedometer data to assess
golf spectators’ physical activity,
and it found that men took
about 1,800 more steps
each day than women.
Spectators rated
exercise and physical
activity as important
reasons for watching
golf. Fans also
said attending
tournaments allows
them to enjoy being in
the fresh air, spend time
with friends and family and
watch star players.
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UNITED STATES
Scaramucci sacked as
Trump’s mouthpiece
after 10 days in the job
By Richard Jinman
Anthony Scaramucci, the brash
New York financier installed as
White House communications
director just 10 days ago, has been
removed from his position.
Mr Scaramucci, 53, was sacked
last night, just days after he
unleashed a foul-mouthed rant
about other senior members of the
White House team in a phone conversation with a journalist from The
New Yorker.
News of his downfall – the latest
in a string of high-profile sackings
among President Donald Trump’s
inner circle – came just hours after
the President tweeted: “No WH
[White House] chaos!”
Mr Scaramucci’s dismissal was
confirmed by White House press
secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who said: “Anthony Scaramucci
will be leaving his role as White
House communications director.
“Mr Scaramucci felt it was best to
give Chief of Staff John Kelly a clean
slate and the ability to build his own
team. We wish him all the best.”
Mr Scaramucci – who was reportedly escorted from the White House
by security guards – had boasted
that he reported directly to the
President, not Mr Kelly.
It is believed that Mr Kelly saw Mr
Scaramucci’s tirade as evidence of a
lack of discipline that left him devoid
of any credibility.
During the now notorious phone
conversation with the journalist
from The New Yorker, Mr Scaramucci railed against Reince Priebus
– the President’s first chief of staff
– and Stephen K Bannon, the President’s chief strategist.
At one point he vowed to get Mr
Priebus fired. “Reince Priebus – if
you want to leak something – he’ll
be asked to resign very shortly,” Mr
Scaramucci said.
The appointment of Mr Scara-
mucci sent shockwaves through
the White House and reportedly
led to the resignation of the President’s embattled press secretary,
Sean Spicer.
During his brief tenure, Mr Scaramucci declared that he would root
out those responsible for the unauthorised briefings to journalists that
have dogged the Trump administration since its earliest days. In his
phone conversation with The New
Yorker, he said he wanted to “f***ing
kill all the leakers”.
Ironically, news of his own sacking
appears to have been leaked to The
New York Times. Mr Scaramucci’s
downfall prompted a delighted response on social media from some
of his political enemies. Democratic
congressman Adam Schiff tweeted:
“Thank you Anthony @Scaramucci
for your service. I speak for a grateful nation when I say ‘has it really
only been 11 days?!?’”
“Scaramucci’s flameout was fast
and phenomenal,” wrote David A
Graham in The Atlantic.
It was not clear last night whether Mr Scaramucci would take another post in the administration or
leave altogether.
Anthony
Scaramucci’s
brief term was
defined by his
foul-mouthed
outbursts
Brash financier His choice quotations
Before joining the campaign
“I don’t like the way he [Trump] talks
about women. I don’t like the way he
talks about Megyn Kelly.”
“This nonsense [the Trump
campaign] is going to end, and I
predict it’ll end before
Thanksgiving.”
After joining the Trump
administration
“I can tell you two fish that don’t
stink. That’s me and the President. “
“I’m more of a front-stabbing person.”
“Those are the types of leaks that are
so treasonous that 150 years ago,
people would have been hung for
those types of leaks.”
“There are people inside the
administration that think it is
their job to save America from this
President. That is not their job.”
“I want to f***ing kill all the leakers.”
“I fired one guy the other day. I
have three to four people I’ll fire
tomorrow.”
“Reince is a f***ing paranoid
schizophrenic, a paranoiac.”
“I’m not Steve Bannon, I’m not trying
to suck my own c**k.”
White House life just like ‘The Apprentice’
President Donald Trump insists
there is no chaos in the White House,
but the sacking of director of communications Anthony Scaramucci is
simply the latest in a string of highprofile resignations and dismissals.
Indeed some commentators have
compared the Trump administration to television’s The Apprentice
which also sees a regular outflow
of underlings.
Those shown the door include
Sally Yates, the acting Attorney
General, who got the chop in January when she said she wouldn’t ask
the Department of Justice to defend
Lorens Listo’s name may not be
well known outside his native
Bosnia-Herzegovina, but on the
streets of Mostar he is a champion
among champions in a sport
central to the Bosnian city’s
identity: high diving.
Mostar is home to the Stari
Most, a 16th-century Ottoman
bridge that spans the
river Neretva and
stands 79ft (24m)
above the water
at its highest
point. A diving
competition is
held at the bridge,
which was rebuilt
in 2004 after damage
in the Bosnian war.
Listo (inset), aged 39, won the
competition for the 11th time on
Sunday with his trademark swan
dive, before a crowd of 5,000. It
was the 451st contest held since
the first in 1556. “Jumps are the
identity of Mostar,” he said.
The plunge from the bridge is
a ritual for local youths to signal
their transition into manhood.
Croats and Muslims live on
opposite sides of the river and
they fought fiercely in the 1990s.
But post war, members of the
communities come together for
the diving contest, making the
bridge a symbol of unity. REUTERS
MARK WILSON/
GETTY
DISMISSALS
By Richard Jinman
Bridging the
ethnic divide
Mr Trump’s immigration ban.
Another early casualty was Mr
Trump’s National Security Adviser
Michael Flynn. He fell on his
sword in February – just 23
days after starting the job
– following reports he had
misled Vice-President
Mike Pence over his contacts with Russia.
Possibly the most dramatic sacking occurred on
9 May when Mr Trump ousted FBI Director James Comey.
Later that month White House communications director Mike Dubke
hit the exit after just three months
in the job.
The following month the director
of the Office of Government Ethics,
Walter Shaub resigned; long-suffering White House press secretary
Sean Spicer (inset) bowed
out the following day.
July also saw the departure of Mark Corallo, spokesman for the
legal team defending
Mr Trump on the Russia
investigation.
Before the end of the
month they had been joined by
assistant press secretary Michael
Short and Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, all victims of the White House’s
fast-spinning revolving door.
PAKISTAN
Ally of disgraced Sharif
lined up as stop-gap PM
By Asif Shahzad
IN ISLAMABAD
A close ally of the ousted Pakistani
Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, has
submitted papers in parliament to
become the new premier. It is part of
a two-part plan by the ruling party for
a smooth transition which will see Mr
Sharif’s brother take the reins later.
Three opposition candidates also
submitted candidacies yesterday.
Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, a former
petroleum minister, is expected to
be elected the new Prime Minister
today by a majority of MPs with Mr
Sharif’s Pakistan Muslim LeagueNawaz party.
The Supreme Court ordered Mr
Sharif to be disqualified from office
last week over unreported income
uncovered during a sweeping
investigation of his finances.
The judges also ordered a separate
criminal investigation into Mr Sharif
and his family in their ruling, which
his allies have portrayed as political
meddling but opposition leader
Imran Khan has hailed as a victory
for the rule of law.
Mr Abbasi said he would continue
Mr Sharif ’s policies. His tenure
is expected to last only about two
months until Mr Sharif ’s brother,
Shehbaz, becomes eligible to be prime
minister by winning a parliamentary
by-election. “Our party will succeed
with our majority, God willing,” Mr
Abbasi said after filing the official
nomination papers. REUTERS
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CHINA
Beijing tells US
it is not to blame
for Korea menace
By Ben Blanchard and Elias Glenn
IN BEIJING
Beijing hit back yesterday after
Donald Trump announced that he
was “very disappointed” in China
following North Korea’s latest
missile test. China said it was not
to blame for the problem and that
all sides needed to work together to
find a solution.
China has become increasingly
frustrated with US and Japanese
criticism that it should do more to
rein in the regime in Pyongyang.
China is North Korea’s closest
ally, but Beijing is angry with its
continued nuclear and missile tests.
Russia’s foreign ministry also
said yesterday that the US and
other countries were trying “to
shift responsibility for the situation
to Russia and China” and that such
attempts were baseless.
On Saturday, North Korea said it
had conducted another successful
test of an intercontinental ballistic
missile that proved its ability to
strike the US mainland, drawing
a sharp warning from the US
President and a rebuke from China.
Japan’s Prime Minister, Shinzo
Abe, spoke to Mr Trump yesterday
and agreed on the need for more
action on North Korea just hours
after the US ambassador to the
United Nations said Washington was
“done talking about North Korea”.
The White House said after the
phone call that the two leaders
Two US supersonic B-1B
bombers flew over the
Korean peninsula in a show of
force on Sunday in response to
Saturday’s missile test and the
launch of a rocket last month.
North Korea says New York is within
range of its missiles AFP/GETTY
“agreed that North Korea poses a
grave and growing direct threat
to the US, Japan, the Republic of
Korea, and other countries near
and far”.
It said Mr Trump “reaffirmed our
ironclad commitment” to defend
Japan and South Korea from any
attack, “using the full range of US
capabilities”.
Mr Trump wrote on social media
after the missile test that he was
“very disappointed” in China,
and that Beijing profited from US
trade but had done “nothing” for
the America with regards to North
Korea, something he would not
allow to continue.
The Chinese commerce minister,
Qian Keming, said: “We think the
North Korea nuclear issue and
China-US trade are issues that
are in two completely different
domains. They are not related. They
should not be discussed together.”
China, with which North Korea
does the large majority of its trade,
has repeatedly said it strictly
follows UN resolutions on North
Korea and has denounced unilateral
US sanctions as unhelpful.
REUTERS
AUSTRALIA
Battle over Queen’s letters reaches court
By Kristen Gelineau
IN SYDNEY
A legal battle has begun over
secret letters revealing what the
Queen knew of her Australian
representative’s plan to dismiss
Australia’s government in 1975.
The case could finally solve a
mystery behind the country’s
most dramatic political crisis.
Jenny Hocking, a noted
Australian historian and author,
is asking the Federal Court to
force the National Archives of
Australia to release the letters
between the British monarch, who
is also Australia’s constitutional
head of state, and her former
representative in the country,
Governor-General Sir John Kerr.
The archives have classified the
letters as “personal”, meaning
Jenny Hocking said Australians had a
right to know details of their history
they might never be made public.
The documents would reveal
what, if anything, the Queen knew
about Sir John’s plan to dismiss
Prime Minister Gough Whitlam’s
government in 1975 to resolve a
deadlock in Parliament.
It is the only time in Australian
history that a democratically
elected federal government
was dismissed on the British
monarch’s authority. The
dismissal stunned Australians
and bolstered calls for the
country to become a republic. Mr
Whitlam’s son, the lawyer Antony
Whitlam, is arguing the case on
behalf of Ms Hocking, and took on
the case free of charge.
Ms Hocking said Australians
had a right to know the details of
their history, adding: “It needs to
be settled once and for all.”
Antony Whitlam argued that
the letters should be viewed as
official, rather than personal,
documents in part because
the relationship between the
Governor-General and the Queen
is an official one. PA
VENEZUELA
EU and US refuse to accept
Maduro’s ‘sham’ victory
By Gabriela Baczynska
T h e E u r o p e a n Un i o n h a s
condemned what it called
excessive use of force by
state troops in Venezuela.
Diplomatssaidthebloc
was unlikely to recognise
the results of Venezuela’s
election, which has given
the ruling socialist party
of President Nicolas Maduro
(inset) sweeping powers, with a
new constitutional assembly.
There was disagreement over
voter turnout, with the elections
authority claiming that eight
million people – 41.5 per cent – went
to the polls on Sunday. The ballot
was marred by deadly clashes as
the opposition claimed that only 2.5
million votes were cast.
“We will not recognise this
election,” said Antonio
Tajani, the head of the
European Parliament.
“It is very clear that
the current regime is
clinging to power.
The US called the vote
a sham, and officials in
Washington said they were
preparing oil-sector sanctions.
In London, the Foreign Secretary,
Boris Johnson, said Venezuela
was on the “brink of disaster” and
urged Mr Maduro to abandon his
constitutional reforms.REUTERS
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KENYA
FRANCE
Calais migrants
win court ruling
over sanitation
By Richard Lough
IN PARIS
The French government and the
Calais regional administration
must provide hundreds of
migrants with drinking water,
showers and toilets, France’s
highest administrative court has
TV
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Melbourne
You might not have heard of
Chadstone Bowls Club before,
but prepare to hear a lot more
from these Australian women,
who are taking to the internet
in an attempt to save their club.
The 600-member club,
founded in 1958, decided to
fight and formed the Save
Chaddy Bowls committee when
its ground was proposed as the
new site of a “mulifunctional
indoor sports stadium” by the
local council.
“We are not against netballers, basketballers or a
stadium – we are just saying
this is has been our sporting
home for 60 years and we
BUSINESS SPORT
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PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Water and power were cut off
yesterday at the largest compound at
an Australian-run camp for asylumseekers in Papua New Guinea, as
officials tried to move detainees to a
nearby transit centre.
Australia wants to close the centre,
which has been sharply criticised by
the United Nations and domestic and
international human rights groups,
on Manus Island on 31 October.
But efforts to relocate the 800 men
held there have stalled after a US
relocation swap deal was suspended
and the detainees were reluctant to
move out amid fears of violence in the
wider Papua New Guinea community.
ruled. Charities and the national
human rights watchdog have
criticised the squalid conditions
facing migrants who have
converged again on the northern
port city after government
bulldozers razed a camp known
as The Jungle.
A local court said this year
that officials must provide
access to water, prompting an
appeal by the interior ministry
and Calais commune.
Rejecting that appeal, the
Conseil d’Etat ruled that the
treatment of migrants was
inhumane. REUTERS
matter too!” the group’s
petition says.
To help publicise their cause,
three members (Terry Foster,
Wyn Hewitt and Janine Halls)
donned their uniforms and
took to the lawns to perform
Beyoncé’s “All the Single
Ladies” with a twist: and
so “All the Bowling Ladies”
was born. “We love our club,
we’ve had enough, we’re doing
our bowling thing,” they sing,
bowls aloft. “This is our life,
now we’re in strife, you can’t
be evicting me.”
Within 48 hours of uploading
the video to YouTube, more
than half-a-million people
had watched it. Bowling clubs
across Australia are trying
to reinvent themselves to
stay afloat. For people like the
Chaddy Bowls members, it’s
an important social lifeline.
David Levesley
i TUESDAY
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25
AFGHANISTAN
Isis claims bomb and gun
attack on Iraqi embassy
Isis claimed responsibility for a
suicide bombing and gun attack on
the Iraqi embassy in Kabul.
The attack in the Afghan capital
began when a suicide bomber blew
himself up outside the embassy
gates and another three attackers
stormed the building and battled
Afghan security forces. Isis claimed
responsibility for the attack via its
Amaq news agency.
The Afghan interior ministry
said the assault was brought to an
end after four hours and all of the
jihadists were killed. The ministry did
not release official casualty figures
Casualty figures were not released
but the jihadists were killed
but its spokesman, Najib Danish,
condemned the attack as “un-Islamic
and inhuman”. Mr Danish also
said the embassy building suffered
extensive damage, with windows
broken and rooms badly burnt.
Earlier, the Iraqi foreign ministry
said two Afghan guards were killed
in the attack.
Witnesses reported hearing a
loud explosion followed by gunfire
and seeing smoke billowing from
the compound in the Share Naw
neighbourhood. Another powerful
explosion was heard one hour later.
“The explosion was so strong. I was
so afraid,” said Maryam, a woman
crying near the site of the attack,
which came a week after at least
35 people died in a Taliban suicide
attack on government workers in
Kabul. THE INDEPENDENT
Unionists
to the fore
Catalan regional police
stand guard as Spanish
unionist protesters rally
at a Civil Guard station in
Barcelona yesterday.
The Spanish government
has lodged an appeal with
Spain’s constitutional
court against a reform
passed by the Catalan
parliament to fast-track
bills. Catalonia’s separatist
lawmakers hope the reform
will pave the way for an
independence ballot, which
Madrid has deemed illegal,
in October. REUTERS
TURKEY
1,100 more people held for links to militants or coup
Turkish authorities have arrested
1,098 people over the past week for
suspected links to militant groups
or last year’s failed coup attempt, it
emerged yesterday.
The interior ministry said that
831 of those were detained for
suspected ties to the US-based
Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, whom
Ankara blames for orchestrating an
attempted coup in July last year. Mr
Gulen has denied any involvement.
It said another 213 of those were
suspected of links to the outlawed
Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK),
which has carried out a 30-year
insurgency against the government
a n d i s co n s i d e r e d a t e r r o r
organisation by the US, Turkey
and Europe. Forty-six people were
detained for alleged links to Isis, while
eight others were held for suspected
ties to “leftist terrorist groups”, the
ministry added. REUTERS
QATAR
CAMBODIA
POLAND
Ministers reject
air route claim
Statue found at Warsaw defies
Angkor hospital EU logging ban
Four Arab states which have cut
diplomatic and transport ties with
Qatar said they had opened up air
routes that Qatari planes can use
in case of emergency. Qatar denied
that any new routes had been
made available, however.
Authorities in Qatar alleged
that the anti-Qatar bloc was
trying to “leak incorrect news”
ahead of a meeting of the
International Civil Aviation
Organisation yesterday.
Archaeologists at Cambodia’s Angkor
Wat temple complex studying the
site of a hospital from eight to nine
centuries ago say they have found a
large statue in their excavations.
At 6ft 3in tall, it is one of the largest
statues from the era to be unearthed
in recent years. It is thought to have
been a symbolic guardian of the
entrance of the hospital.
The statue was found buried 16in
under the ground, and will be put on
public exhibition. AP
By Tuvan Gumrukcu
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Key election
Australia cuts
official ‘tortured’ camp’s supplies
An official considered crucial
to the safe running of Kenya’s
presidential election next
week has been murdered, the
country’s electoral commission
chairman said, as concerns
mounted that the vote would
again be beset by violence.
Wafula Chebukati identified
the body of Christopher
Msando and said he had neck
and head injuries and had
been tortured. Mr Msando was
reported missing three days
earlier. He was in charge of
the electoral commission’s IT
systems to counter fraud. AP
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Poland is to press on with logging
in its primeval Bialowieza forest
in defiance of a European Union
court ruling, saying that it is
needed to defeat insect pests.
Last week, the European
Court of Justice ordered Poland
to immediately stop large-scale
logging in the ancient forest, one
of many cases that has pitted
the nationalist, Eurosceptic
government in Warsaw against
the bloc. REUTERS
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he packed operating
theatre falls silent
as Rory Kinnear’s
showman surgeon
declares that he will
attempt to break the world
speed record of 92 seconds for
a leg amputation.
But the bloody scene that
follows is played for laughs in
Quacks, a unique collaboration
between the BBC and the
Wellcome Trust, which brings
the anarchic days of Victorian
medicine to television screens.
Wellcome, the biomedical
research charity, has helped fund
the BBC 2 sitcom, set in the 1840s,
when medical science was in its
infancy and doctors were as likely
to kill patients as cure them.
Written by James Wood, creator
of the Bafta-winning Rev, Quacks
follows four young pioneers
battling to make their mark in a
world where the operating theatre
delivered a public spectacle
rivalling today’s West End.
The cast includes Kinnear
as an arrogant surgeon, whose
revolutionary, yet all-too-often
fatal, operations are performed to
an adoring audience of groupies.
Tom Basden (Plebs) is a
hedonistic dentist-turnedanaesthetist, while Rupert
Everett appears as a medical
“traditionalist” who doesn’t
need to examine a patient with
his hands to diagnose an illness.
Matthew Baynton plays a nascent
psychologist, who insists on trying
to speak to the mentally ill rather
than throwing them in Bedlam.
Recreational drugs are in plentiful
supply, with the “quacks” often
experimenting on each other.
However, storylines about
an emergency tracheotomy
and the introduction of
ether as an anaesthetic are
historically accurate, thanks
to the involvement of a team
of medical advisers and the
Wellcome Trust, which allowed
the producers to use models from
its London collection of Victorian
“quackery” artefacts.
Ross Macfarlane, research
development lead at the Wellcome
Collection, said: “It was a time
of experimentation, risk and
danger. Some practitioners
saw mesmerism as the way
TELEVISION
The new Doctor Who
tackles a nursing crisis
Jodie Whittaker talks to Susan Griffin about ‘Trust Me’
A
fter Peter Capaldi
said he was stepping
down as the Time Lord
in Doctor Who many
names were touted
as favourites to take over before,
seemingly out of nowhere, Jodie
Whittaker was revealed to be the
next, and first female, Doctor.
“I am beyond excited to begin
this epic journey,” said the
35-year-old. “I can’t wait.”
Before she makes her debut at
Christmas, when Capaldi bows
out, Whittaker is appearing as
a very different kind of doctor
in a BBC1 drama called Trust
Me. In the four-parter, she plays
mother-of-one Cath Hardacre,
a caring, hard-working nurse
whose life derails when she
raises concerns about standards
slipping at the hospital. Sacked for
whistleblowing, she turns to her
best friend, Dr Ally Sutton, who is
emigrating to New Zealand.
At a drunken party, Cath finds
Ally’s discarded paperwork and
makes the desperate decision to
take a second chance at life – by
stealing her best friend’s identity.
But just how long can she lead
a double life without serious
repercussions?
“I think it really fascinated me
that we could easily judge her and
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Quack cures How people were duped
Rory Kinnear as Robert,
the super-speedy
surgeon, in ‘Quacks’
MARK JOHNSON/BBC
we could’ve taken the really moral
high ground,,” explains Whittaker.
“There is ego; it’s morally dubious,
but there’s also good intention,
which makes it complicated. Also,
I didn’t know where it was going
when I read it. I loved that, it’s
exciting to play.”
In preparation, she and
writer Dan Sefton, who
has worked on the likes of
Mr Selfridge and Delicious,
were taken on a tour of an
Edinburgh hospital.
“I only did medical
research that I
needed to do. You
can’t act the medical
stuff, you’re either
holding a scalpel
wrong or right,”
highlights Whittaker.
“It’s real people, real
scenarios and the thing
you notice the most is
The word “quack” derives from the
old Dutch quacksalver, meaning
“one who quacks (boasts) about the
virtue of his salves”.
Quack medicines were sold
throughout the British Empire and
in Britain’s colonies in
North America, where
they became known as
“snake oil” for their
fantastical properties.
William Radam, a
German immigrant
to the US, sold his
alleged “Microbe
Killer” across in
the country in the
1880s. The preparation,
which promised to “cure all
diseases”, contained a diluted but
poisonous solution of sulphuric
acid, coloured with red wine.
Tricosian Powder, a product
released in 1851, promised
to restore greying hair to a
permanent “dark tint” within hours
of application. The “very curious
discovery in chemistry” was
recommended for turning grey
whiskers to brown.
“Dr Mackenzie’s improved
harmless arsenic complexion
wafers [will produce] the most
lovely complexion that the
imagination could desire,
free from blotch,” the
advertisements said.
Tricosian Powder
was sold with Dr
Mackenzie’s “Arsenical
Toilet Soap”, which
was also described as
“absolutely harmless”.
Even where no fraud
was intended, quack
remedies often contained no
effective ingredients whatsoever.
Some contained substances such
as opium, alcohol and honey, which
would have given symptomatic
relief but had no curative
properties. Some would have
addictive qualities to entice the
buyer to return.
forward. We see debates about
using phrenology as a way to
assess a person’s characteristics
and the use of anaesthesia
during operations.
“The public were able to
see surgery performed. They
marvelled at a surgeon’s speed.
Then medicine begins to move
into hospitals and becomes more
professionalised. Our modern
understanding of surgery was
being developed in this era.”
For the Wellcome Trust,
“sharing these humorous tales
of medicine and health from the
Victorian era is a way of reaching
a different audience,” he added.
If the series, which has echoes
of hit BBC historical sitcoms
such as Blackadder and Upstart
Crow, is an international success,
Wellcome will share in the
proceeds, as a co-producer.
Iain Dodgeon, Wellcome’s
broadcast, games and film
manager, said the Trust tries to
“support the creation of great
entertainment that explores the
role of science and medicine in
our lives, society and culture…
drawing on ideas in research can
change the way we think about
ourselves and others.”
Wood was inspired to write the
series after reading the Wellcomefunded historian Richard Barnett’s
book Medical London: City of
Diseases, City of Cures and asked
the Trust for help.
Florence Nightingale, mocked
for her insistence on throwing
open hospital windows, makes
a cameo appearance and Lydia
Leonard plays a campaigning
social reformer who dares
to break up the boys’ club by
studying anatomy.
Shane Allen, BBC controller
of comedy commissioning,
said: “This is a dream comedy
cast allied to a very dynamic
period in British social history
which lends itself well to
raucous high adventure and
inappropriate behaviour, all in
the name of progress.”
“We follow the often maverick
doctors from one misguided
cock-up to the next with the very
occasional (and mostly accidental)
success. It’s a timely comedy flag
in the often po-faced world of
period settings.”
no one’s running in going, ‘Get me
this! Go, go, go!’ Everyone knows
what they’re doing, it’s quite calm,
so it was interesting to play the
person that’s out of sync with
everyone else’s rhythm.”
Whittaker doesn’t
consider herself suitably
“clear-headed” to be in
the medical profession
(“There’s a reason why
I’m an actress and not a
doctor”) but she can relate
to the idea of being an
imposter. “You always
think you’re about to
be found out. I don’t
know anyone that
doesn’t feel like
that.”
In
Broadchurch
she starred
as grieving
mother Beth
Latimer. “It’s definitely been an
amazing thing for my career, but
it’s difficult to know how much of
a game-changer it is. But I’m not
[Star Wars’] Daisy Ridley. It’s not
like I’ve gone from an absolute
brand-new face to the biggest
franchise in the world.”
She adds: “As far as work goes
I feel like I’ve tried to not take the
same job twice. It’s hard because
people know you for a certain
thing, [but] it’s always finding
the thing that makes it difficult
and interesting.
“The jobs I’ve done have been
really hard and that’s what you
want. You want to have to work at
it, you don’t want it to be second
nature. It’s just fantastic to have
parts that are so rich to be able to
throw yourself into.”
‘Trust Me’ begins on BBC1 next
Tuesday
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TECHNOLOGY
The ultimate
digital hangout or
a waste of space?
Rhiannon Williams tests out
Facebook’s new VR chatroom app
D
uring the 1980s,
communication revolved
around the landline
telephone, before
shifting to calls and texts
on mobiles in the late 1990s and
then jumping to internet-powered
instant messaging in the 2010s. Now
Facebook, which already owns the
world’s two most popular messaging
apps – Messenger and WhatsApp –
wants us to strap on virtual reality
(VR) headsets to socialise with
friends and family.
The social network launched
Facebook Spaces, its VR app for
its Oculus Rift VR headset, in beta
earlier this year. The app hopes to
mimic hanging out with friends in
person, but in a 3D environment
magicked up by VR – a digital space
occupied by cartoonish avatars
generated from your profile pictures.
If the notion sounds contrived, it’s
incredibly fun. After firing up the
Rift headset and Touch controllers
and logging into Facebook, you’re
presented with a choice of your
recent profile pictures to create your
character from. The app uses image
recognition technology to work out
the basics of your appearance – skin,
hair and eye colour, whether you
wear glasses – and presents you with
an avatar to customise as you see fit.
Mine was amusingly accurate –
I didn’t have to tweak it at all.
Once you’re happy with your
appearance, you’re transported to
a circular room with a virtual table.
The table acts as the central point,
with a console housing menus for
various activities, such as drawing
in the air using a virtual marker
pen, taking a virtual selfie to upload
to your Facebook feed, making
calls to friends via Messenger and
broadcasting your adventures via
Facebook Live.
While you can wander around,
you’ll rely on the Touch controllers to
pick objects up, selecting options by
stabbing at them with an index finger
and changing the expression on
your avatar’s face by swivelling their
little joysticks with your thumbs.
The headset detects when you’re
speaking, laughing and nodding or
shaking your head, meaning your
avatar mirrors your movements.
Other friends with Rift headsets
can join you inside Facebook Spaces,
while those without can participate
via video call or by commenting on
real-time Facebook Live streams. It
doesn’t work perfectly – I found the
Messenger calls took a long time to
connect and were quite poor video
and audio quality when they did.
Being able to connect to your
non-Rift owning Facebook friends
is a big strength: it takes VR from a
solitary, disconnected activity to a
social one that’s not only engaging,
but enjoyable. This is also the
first VR app to have a real go at
encouraging communication with
people you already know.
Connecting with existing friends
and family was the key goal behind
Spaces, explains Rachel Franklin,
Facebook’s head of social VR, and
former The Sims executive at EA.
“These are people you already
have a relationship with,” she says.
“If we can put you in a place with
meaningful content and experiences,
giving you your Facebook photos
and videos and things that you care
about, that’s exciting for us.
“You can do more than you could
do on just a video call: you can show
things, draw things – bring up funny
cat videos if you want.”
The developers were keen to make
Spaces feel safe and welcoming,
which aren’t emotions everybody
associates with VR. She adds: “It’s
easy to think of VR as something for
somebody else: ‘Oh, that’s scary’, or
‘It’s this funny piece of technology,
I’m gonna be isolated and have to
shoot things’. It has so many more
applications than that – it brings
people closer together, and that’s a
pretty powerful thing.”
How many people Spaces will
bring closer together is the question.
The Rift, while an “amazingly
powerful piece of hardware”,
is lagging behind its rivals –
PlayStation VR and HTC’s Vive – in
terms of sales, and Facebook’s recent
decision to temporarily slash £200
off the price of the headset and
controllers (currently priced at £399)
seems a strategic business decision
to invigorate sales.
Spaces is a clever and entertaining
experience, but needs to attract
and maintain more users to stand a
chance of toppling Apple’s FaceTime
and Microsoft’s Skype as the go-to
videochat platforms. Oculus is
rumoured to be working on a £200
Rift headset without the need for
wires or a powerful PC, which seems
like the best decision Facebook could
make. Spaces is enjoyable enough to
change the mind of VR naysayers,
and that’s why it deserves the chance
to flourish. I hope it gets it.
The app is designed to be used with the
Oculus Rift VR headset AFP/GETTY
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Daytime
GERARD GILBERT
6pm
7pm
8pm
9pm
10pm
11pm
Late
===
PICK OF THE DAY
Sir Gareth Edwards At 70
Old People’s Home For
Four-Year-Olds
9pm, Channel 4
“Our new nursery!” exclaims one of
the four-year-olds on a bus as it
pulls up outside a rather swishlooking retirement home near
Bristol. The experiment, in which 10
pre-schoolers mix with the same
number of octogenarians, hasn’t
entirely been dreamt up by Channel
4 – this type of intergenerational
mingling is apparently a common
feature in America, the benefits
mainly accruing, it seems, to the
oldies – whose often boring and
depressing lives are suddenly
enlivened, improving physical and
mental health. Lifelong bachelor
Hamish, owner of a prosthetic leg,
looks set to go on the longest “journey”.
7pm, BBC2
Rob Brydon, Max Boyce, Bryn Terfel
and the Duke of Cambridge are
among those helping Gabby Logan
pay tribute to the Pontardawe
miner’s son who went on to become
one of the greatest rugby union
players of all time. A key architect of
the British and Irish Lions Test series
wins over New Zealand in 1971 and
South Africa in 1974, he also scored
that try for the Barbarians against
the All Blacks. Watch it now and
flinch at the number of high tackles.
===
Inside The Factory
8pm, BBC2
Gregg Wallace ends the series in
Europe’s biggest biscuit factory,
watching chocolate digestives being
mass-produced, while historian Ruth
Goodman looks at how the Victorians
thought biscuits could cure
everything from typhoid to scarlet
fever. That was their excuse anyway.
===
In The Dark
9pm, BBC1
There’s a scene in tonight’s final
episode which might have given BBC
managers pause for thought during
the current spate of acid attacks, as
the heavily pregnant DI Helen
Weeks, disturbed by an intruder
while taking a bath, brandishes a
bottle of bleach and threatens to
squirt it in the interloper’s eyes.
Weeks (MyAnna Buring plus
enormous prosthetic bump) has, of
course, got on the wrong side of
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local gangster Kevin Sherwood, but
is there also a police cover-up?
===
Is It Safe To Be Gay In The UK?
9pm, BBC2
The answer would seem to be in the
negative, as Mark Henderson’s
documentary lists a depressing
litany of homophobic violence
perpetrated against gay men and
women. Amongst the worst cases is
that of Ian Baynham, killed in central
London in 2009.
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Celebrity Big Brother:
Live Launch
9.05pm, Channel 5
The recent series of Big Brother was
utterly overshadowed by Love Island,
and the makers are apparently
FILM4
Helen ends up in more
danger in ‘In The Dark’
9pm, BBC1
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8pm, BBC2
Emma Willis hosts
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pulling out the stops with the
celebrity version of BB, with the
rumoured participation of Sarah
Harding, Helen Lederer and, er, well,
the usual trawl of other reality TV
shows. Desperate times indeed.
Celebs can, according to the production
team, “let down their guard and relax
away from the paparazzi” – which is
ingenuous of them, to say the least.
FILM
CHOICE
LAURENCE PHELAN
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Queers
10pm, BBC4
The next two monologues feature
Rebecca Front as a wife discussing
how the secret that she shares with
her husband might see the light of
day in the aftermath of the 1957
Wolfenden Report, and Russell
Tovey as an actor in 1987, as hysteria
about Aids reaches a crescendo.
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12.35am, Sky Cinema Select
(Sam Peckinpah, 1969)
Before this brutal, nihilistic but oddly
poetic film about ageing outlaws,
westerns had been about men making
a stand over what was right and wrong
in a morally comprehensible universe.
And they certainly didn’t show the
damage that bullets wreak on a
human body from multiple camera
angles and in slow motion. After The
Wild Bunch, very few of the old-style
westerns were ever made again.
William Holden stars as the leader of
the Bunch, a man in late middle-age
who “ain’t gettin’ around any better”,
having to play several sides against
each other and struggling to hold his
crew together for one last score in
1910s Texas and Mexico.
6.30pm, Film4
(Joe Wright, 2005)
It is just a touch too breathlessly
excitable and aware of its own good
looks to be able to command the exact
ironic tone of the novel, but this is
still one of the better Jane Austen
adaptations to date. Keira Knightley
and Matthew Macfadyen are charming
as Elizabeth Bennett and Mr Darcy.
The Wild Bunch
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DeGale (R) (S).
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Red Rock West
9pm, TCM
(John Dahl, 1992)
In this cunning and knowing
neo-noir thriller, a down-on-his-luck
ex-marine (Nicolas Cage) drifts into
the small town of Red Rock, where the
local bar-owner mistakes him for the
Radio
BBC Radio 1
6.30am The Radio 1 Breakfast
Show With Nick Grimshaw
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Greg James 5.45 Newsbeat 6.00
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Stories 10.02 Huw Stephens
1am Annie Nightingale 4.00
Adele Roberts
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7am A.Dot 10.00 Ace 12.45pm
Newsbeat 1.00 Yasmin Evans
4.00 Nick Bright 5.45 Newsbeat
6.00 Nick Bright 7.00 MistaJam
10.00 Jamz Supernova 1am
Annie Nightingale 4.00 Annie
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10.10 The Leftovers
Nora finds an
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– Quatrophonic 11.00 Nigel
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Radio 2 Playlist: Wednesday
Workout 5.00 Nicki Chapman
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6.30am Breakfast. Classical
breakfast show. 9.00 Essential
Classics. With Karen Koren.
12noon Composer Of The
Week: Birth Of Polyphony.
Donald Macleod discusses
the earliest piece of true
polyphony ever discovered.
1.00 News 1.02 Radio 3
Lunchtime Concert. More
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Studio’s Russia In the Round
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and David Sawer. 4.30 In
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Frauenlieben und leben. 11.00
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6am Today 9.00 Behind The
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hitman he has hired to kill his wife
(Lara Flynn Boyle). Playing along,
the drifter is soon caught up in
a tangled web of double crosses,
complicated further when the real
hitman (Dennis Hopper) arrives.
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Enduring Love
1.30am, Film4
(Roger Michell, 2004)
Like Atonement, this is a proficient,
albeit not so lavish adaptation
of an Ian McEwan novel about
love, obsession and the vagaries
of fate. Daniel Craig and Rhys
Ifans play two men caught up in a
bizarre ballooning accident in the
film’s terrific opening set-piece;
Samantha Morton is the wife who
can’t understand the connection
that subsequently develops.
Place Called Home 4.30 Great
Lives 5.00 PM 5.57 Weather
6.00 Six O’Clock News 6.30
Meet David Sedaris. 7.00 The
Archers. 7.15 Front Row. 7.45
Love Henry James: Daisy Miller.
8.00 High Rise. Documentary
about tower block life. 8.40
In Touch. News, views and
information for people who are
blind or partially sighted. 9.00
Inside Health. Dr Mark Porter
separates medical fact from
fiction. 9.30 Behind The Scenes:
David Greig. Kate Bissell
profiles the Royal Lyceum
Theatre’s Artistic Director
David Greig. 10.00 The World
Tonight. News round-up. 10.45
Book At Bedtime: The Lie Of
The Land. 11.00 The Infinite
Monkey Cage. 11.30 Short Cuts.
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Clemency BurtonHill (above) presents
as William
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of the Age of
Enlightenment
in Handel’s Israel
In Egypt.
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Classic FM
6am More Music Breakfast
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Jane Jones celebrates the 70th
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Geoff Peters
Obama’s
right-hand
woman
Alyssa Mastromonaco was
one of the closest aides to the
44th US President, but being
a young woman in the White
House presented some
tough personal challenges,
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lready it feels a long
time ago, the era before Donald Trump.
But in 2014, when the
man in charge of the
United States was not a figure of
fun, Barack Obama and his team
went on a tour of Europe that took
in the Netherlands, including The
Hague, Belgium and Italy which
ended with a quick detour to meet
Pope Francis at the Vatican.
Among the touring committee was Alyssa Mastromonaco,
the President’s Deputy Chief of
Staff for Operations. She had
been excited about getting to see
the lavish paintings and exquisite architecture of the Vatican,
which she later described as like
“something out of Dan Brown’s
The Da Vinci Code” – presumably
meaning this as a compliment.
Once she was within its hallowed
halls, however, a far more pressing
concern was on her mind: the immediate availability of a toilet. In
her memoir, she writes of the episode: “Am I going to tell someone
I’m about to have diarrhoea, or am
I going to keep quiet?”
Mastromonaco suffers from
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS),
the stress-related condition that
flares up in moments of high
anxiety. In her position working
so closely with the most powerful person in the world, Mastromonaco could reasonably expect
to experience high anxiety on a
daily basis. As a consequence,
she says, “I had to learn to manage the constant possibility of
almost shitting my pants in any
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High flying: on the President’s plane, Air Force One, with Barack and
Michelle Obama in April 2012 PETE SOUZA
high-stakes situation.” By this exalted stage in her career, she had
already had a lot of close calls,
including, once, at Hamid Karzai’s palace in Afghanistan. This
time, in the Vatican, luckily a
fellow presidential aide came to
her assistance, presenting her
with some Imodium. Panic over,
blushes saved.
She recounts all this with admirable gusto in her just-published
political memoir, Who Thought
This Was a Good Idea? It’s a curious
book in many ways: part historical account, part self-help manual,
featuring sections in which she advises readers – particularly young
women who might want to follow
her lead into politics – on how to be
responsible with money, and how
to always be prepared.
Not all of the insights are as revelatory as you might expect. On the
subject of travelling, for example,
she recommends you give yourself
as much time to get to your destination as possible. Elsewhere,
she underlines the importance
of a good night’s sleep. All of it is
chatty and accessible, however. “I
wanted this to be the book that I
didn’t have myself in high school or
college,” she tells i, “and it also had
to reflect the way I speak. I’m not
a very formal person, you see. If I
had written a serious book, people
would meet me and say: you’re a
f***ing fraud!”
She was just 32 when she first
entered the White House. Despite
the ambition she surely possessed
in order to have attained such
an important position at such a
young age, her book doesn’t suffer
from the sort of self-importance
typical of the genre. There are
chapters called “Some Personal
Shit You Should Probably Know”,
for example, and “Humility, or
Changes We Can Believe In, Sort
Of, If We Have To”. She also readily confesses to just how much pot
she has smoked (a lot).
Towards the end, where by
rights she should be summing
up just how crucial her role in
the administration was, she talks
instead about her fondness for
rescuing cats, and how devastated
she was when one of them,
Shrummie, died. (The President
called her from Air Force One to
commiserate.)
But what fascinates most is
what Mastromonaco herself
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represented: she was not only one
of the few women in the White
House at the time, but also one
of the few premenopausal ones.
“I was young!” she says with a
laugh. Like her IBS, this brought
with it certain complications,
oversights that the White House
had by all accounts never had to
address before. In one chapter, she
recounts an important meeting
she had to attend on the same day
that her period started. She had
neglected to bring tampons, and
her female colleagues couldn’t
help her. And, she writes, “the
toilet paper in the bathroom was
not absorbent, so you couldn’t do
that thing where you roll it around
your underwear to make a diaper.
It was then that I began to bleed
through my pants.”
Shortly after this episode, she
ensured that tampon dispensers
became mandatory in the women’s
bathrooms. “If that’s my claim to
history, I’ll take it!” she says.
Mastromonaco’s career in
politics began when she worked
on John Kerry’s unsuccessful
presidential campaign in the
early Noughties. She met Barack
Obama in 2004 and her first im-
‘There was never
any mansplaining. I
struggled more with
ageism than sexism
pression, recorded in her book,
was “I’m not sure he liked me
very much”, not least because she
wasn’t from Illinois. However, she
was so impressed by the man that
she moved to Chicago to join his
team – not, she points out, because
she believed he might become
President, but more because “he
didn’t care if he lost, as long as he
ran the campaign he wanted to
run. I admired that.”
When he did win, Mastromonaco followed him to Washington
DC, where she came to be seen in
the US media as one of the most
powerful people in his office, crucial in helping to make everything
that needed to happen, happen.
But if the high pressure of all
this did terrible things to her
stomach, then her time there was
a curiously functional, even har-
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monious one – even allowing her
and a colleague to sing annoyingly
in the team car while he was running in his first Presidential election. She writes: “Once, when we
were butchering a Motown song
in the suburbs of Philadelphia,
Obama snapped at us – he said
something like, ‘Must you both?’
– and we stopped immediately.
But after a while the silence was
deafening and he told us we could
sing again.”
She recalls how he would happily chat with his team about everything from policy to sports and
the music of Mariah Carey. And
of the time Obama walked in on
her while she was doing sit-ups on
the floor in her office, she writes:
“Most senators would have been
appalled; he said ‘Good for you’.”
We have come to know politicians as venal and invidious types
that teeter on the brink of insanity
– especially thanks to The Thick Of
It in the UK and Veep in the US –
but this was not Mastromonaco’s
experience. Or so she claims, at
least. I posit that she probably had
to sign all manner of confidentiality agreements that would prevent
her from suggesting anything else.
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Alyssa Mastromonaco with
President Barack Obama and
senior advisers in the Oval
Office. From left: Chief of Staff
Denis McDonough; Alyssa
Mastromonaco, Deputy Chief
of Staff for Operations; and Rob
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“OK, sure, there were
arguments,” she concedes, “because we were passionate people,
but we always sorted our issues
in-house. Nobody,” she adds, in
reference to current presidential
behaviour, “ever went to the press
to leak things…”
If all ran smoothly, then she
credits that to Obama himself, and
the man he was. She is very complimentary of her former boss, but
then perhaps has good reason to
be. “If I’m laudatory about him it’s
because I deeply believed in him
and his beliefs. He cared about
us, all of us, and that is something
that cannot be overstated. He got
up every single day and thought
about the American people.”
Any chinks in his armour, then,
are not revealed here. “I mean,
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sure, he would get annoyed from
time to time, he would get tired –
the man is human, after all,” she
allows, “but he was always fair.”
Because the press could never
level any race bias against his administration, Mastromonaco says
that they had to sling different
arrows. His administration was,
at least initially, “pretty dudedominated”, but over the years
she worked there the gender split
became increasingly even.
“I never experienced sexism in
my job,” she claims, “and there
was never any mansplaining. I
struggled far more with ageism
than sexism.” But then that was
probably due to her own insecurity. “I’m short, and I looked pretty
young, younger than my years, so
I had to learn to be sure of myself,
and not imagine scenarios that
weren’t really happening.”
She left the job in 2015, aged 39,
in part to get her life back. She was
newly married, with no children
but with several cats. She is now
the President of Global Communications, Strategy and Talent at
the A+E network in New York.
Media is a pressurised environment, of course, but less pressurised than helping to run the free
world. As a result, her IBS is in
partial remission, thanks, she tells
me, to a combination of the antianxiety drugs Zoloft and Xanax.
“Prophylactically, it can relieve
the brain-to-gut transmission,
and help take the edge off.”
I wonder whether she misses
the excitement, the high drama,
whether she misses Obama himself. She says they are still regularly in touch, but when I ask if she
would consider working for him
again in some capacity, she falters.
“I don’t know, I don’t know… The
people who he has now are really…
I don’t know. I don’t want to answer that.”
What she will talk about, and far
more readily, is the man who succeeded him.
“Look, I know that the pendulum will always swing between
the Democrats and the Republicans, but for me, with Trump,
this is about someone who fundamentally does not understand
public service. With Trump in
charge, he is showing the world,
by his grammatically incorrect
tweets, that we are as dumb as the
world always wanted to believe all
along. And that, to me, is a shame,
because America is still the best
place on Earth.”
She believes he will survive
the current looming threat of
impeachment, and that, as a
consequence, he will likely serve
out his first term at least. And
after that?
“After that, I hope at some point
we can get it together again.”
‘Who Thought This Was
a Good Idea?
(And Other
Questions You
Should Have
Answers to When
You Work in the
White House)’
by Alyssa
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Nature
The Dales
extended
A
s the crow flies, the
quiet country road on
which Stevie Hastie is
standing lies roughly
15 miles inside Cumbria from the North Yorkshire
border. But beside him on the
grass verge, a new metal sign informs drivers they are about to
enter the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
Eventually, 10 of these signs
will appear on Cumbrian roads,
all part of the process of bringing
the best part of 160 square miles
of the county into an already huge
national park.
Introducing the Yorkshire
name to a landscape so far within
its neighbour’s territory could be a
problem, Hastie agrees. He is the
national park’s area manager. On
this back road outside the village
of Maulds Meaburn the sign resurrects the name of Westmorland,
a still fondly remembered county
abolished, with Cumberland,
40 years ago to create Cumbria.
It has turned out to be a PR
masterstroke.
“Any misgivings people had seem to have
been addressed
by what we’re
doing,” Hastie
says. “I think
the idea of
this area
being associated with
t h e Yo r k shire Dales
has now been
received positively by local people. In fact, we involved
them in the placing of our boundary signs.”
When first mooted, the introduction of the Yorkshire Dales
brand to a large chunk of Cumbria
was viewed as a shotgun marriage
by some. It took a public inquiry in
2013 for consent to be given, and
up to £1.2m a year will be spent
turning the area into an extension
A year ago the Yorkshire Dales National Park
swallowed up a big chunk of Cumbria.
RogerRatcliffe visited the area to find out how
the controversial move has been received
of the national park. The change
took effect last August; the Dales
now encompass Orton Fells,
which the Lake District National
Park had forcefully tried – and
failed – to annex.
Into the Dales fold, too, came
the dramatic glacial valley of
Mallerstang with its spectacular
eastern face of Wild Boar Fell, as
well as the northern side of the
Howgill Fells, inexplicably left out
of the national park when it was
created in 1954. And in came a
host of villages no less picturesque
than well known staples of Dales
calendars such as Grassington,
Malham, West Burton and Reeth.
But last year’s acquisition of
the extended territory was never
meant to usher in all the bells and
whistles of a national park overnight, such as footpaths bristling
with signs and new information
centres. Instead, the first priority
was to establish a base for operations, eventually found at a former
gallery in the village of Orton, and
a workshop for all the fingerposts,
gates, stiles and other paraphernalia of public rights of way.
Hastie himself didn’t take up
the job of area manager until October, and was later followed by
three members of staff and the
recruitment of 24 Dales volunteer
rangers. It wasn’t until April this
year that any kind of visible Yorkshire Dales presence was created.
He is well qualified to appreciate
the similarities between the new
area and what he calls the “established park”, having previously
of the Yorkshire Dales and had
to pass through the Orton Fells
on the way. The roads – known as
“drove ways”, “drove roads”, “ox
roads” and “drift ways” – are a special feature of the area that Yorkshire Dales National Park status
will promote. One of the roads is
considered so rich in wildflowers
along its verges it will be turned
into a linear nature reserve.
The stroke of a pen which created the new extension has been responsible for a 50 per cent growth
in the number of scheduled
monuments inside the national
park. They include the gaunt ruin
of Pendragon Castle which looms
above the river Eden. Said to have
been built by Uther Pendragon,
father of King Arthur, it was later
run the successful Three Peaks
project to deal with huge visitor
pressures on and around the summits of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside
and Ingleborough.
“It is no less an impressive
landscape than the national park
everyone knows,” Hastie says,
“but it also has its own unique
charms. A large part of its history was shaped by the landscape
being one of transit. People moved
through here to get from one
part of the North of England to
another, like the old drovers. You
can see their legacy in so many of
the roads.”
From early medieval times,
huge numbers of cattle were driven from Scotland to be fattened
in the gentler, greener pastures
2016 extension
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home to Hugh de Morville, one
of Thomas Beckett’s murderers.
Nearby is Lammerside Castle, a
12th century fortification against
Scots invaders.
Then there are smaller curiosities like the so-called Dame School
(inset below left), built in 1780 by
three yeoman farmers to educate
children, and the world-famous
Fox’s Pulpit, where George Fox
preached to 1,000 people for three
hours in 1652 and founded the
Quaker movement. Above the
village of Crosby Ravensworth
stands the Black Dub monument
marking the spot where Charles
II rested his army in 1651 while
marching from Scotland to retake
the English throne.
With so many attractions
brought under the Yorkshire
Dales brand, the early focus has
been on preparing for the eventual influx of visitors. The work by
Hastie and his colleagues has concentrated on surveying the rights
of way network. Only 66 per cent
of footpaths and bridleways have
been found to be up to standard,
spending cutbacks having taken
their toll; there will be a major
overhaul of the network over the
next few years. So far, parish councils and pub landlords report there
are more visitors around than last
year, but at the moment there is no
way to record how many. “It’s difficult for us to gauge the increase,
because we don’t know what it
was like before,” Hastie says.
Another big issue given priority
in the new extension is planning.
One of the main fears expressed
at the public inquiry was that it
would be harder to get planning
permission for building work
when the area became a national
The key thing
is that there’s a
learning curve for
everyone in the area
park. To help the process, planning surgeries are held once a
fortnight at Orton, with others
planned for Kirkby Lonsdale.
Nothing contentious has yet
arisen, according to the national
park’s chief executive, David Butterworth. And he points out that
land in the new area is now better protected than before from
certain types of developments.
If someone came forward with a
wind farm proposal, for example,
it might have been accepted before last August. Now, though, it
would stand no chance because it
is government policy to keep wind
farms out of national parks.
Even Ordnance Survey maps
have yet to catch up with the new
national park boundaries. “The
key thing for me was to recognise that there’s a learning curve
for everyone in the area,” Butterworth says. “I was very keen
not to be seen going in wearing
a pair of size 15 boots, taking a
bullish stormtrooper approach.
We’ll listen to those who live and
work there and then develop our
approach, whether in terms of
producing leaflets, organising
guided walks or the rest. It’s a
subtle approach, but I think it’s
the right one.” THE YORKSHIRE POST
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WILDLIFE
It’s the bees
knees of herbs
Wild marjoram will bring pollinating
insects and brighten your garden
U
nlike parsley, sage,
rosemary and thyme
(inset), wild marjoram missed out on
a role in the classic
song “Scarborough Fair”, made
popular in the 1960s by Simon
& Garfunkel. But the herb,
more commonly known
as oregano, does have
one advantage over
the others – it is one
of the best of all
plants for attracting
bees, butterflies and
other pollinators to
your garden.
There is a common
assumption that those
plants which delight human eyes
will also be the most attractive
for bees and other flower-visiting
insects, but that isn’t always
the case.
In 2011-12, research by the
University of Sussex looked at
32 varieties of summer flowering
garden plants and counted the
insects visiting them. The most
attractive plant was marjoram
– along with agastache, a
herbaceous perennial. These
two had 100 times as many
insects as the least popular, the
pelargonium. It is a simple lesson.
By choosing suitable varieties to
provide nectar and pollen,
gardeners can make a
big difference.
Helping bees
and other insects
needn’t come at
a cost. In a 2012
survey of more
than 200 varieties of
asters – also known
as Michaelmas daisies
– at the British National
Collection in Picton Gardens,
Herefordshire, the varieties that
attracted more insects were just
as easy to obtain, easy to grow,
and attractive to the human eye.
In 2015 we counted the insects
on plants in full bloom on sale
in five garden centres and one
nursery in Sussex. We made
12 counts over one day in each.
We even brought in our own
marjoram plants to set up two
comparison patches of a variety
we knew to be very attractive.
We found a similar pattern to
that seen in the other two studies.
Most varieties on sale had few
bees and other insects, and a
small number had many.
Our marjoram did well, as
expected, but several of the
plants on sale turned out to be
even more attractive, with an
average of 26 per cent more
insects. Strong performers
included the deep magenta
flowers of cosmos bipinnatus
“Sonata Carmine” and
Caryopteris x clandonensis
“Heavenly Blue”.
About 15 per cent of the
plants on sale were marketed
as bee-friendly, and just over
half of those appear on the
Royal Horticultural Society’s
“Perfect for Pollinators” list.
Recommended plants attracted
three times as many flowervisitors as the rest.
However, many plants in
that group were unattractive
to insects or underperformed.
There is a common
assumption that those
plants which delight
human eyes will also
be the most attractive
for bees
A bumblebee sits on a blooming aster AFP
Equally, some non-recommended
varieties – iberis “Masterpiece”
and alstromeria “Inticancha
Dark Purple” – did really well.
The labelling appears to be
inconsistent and over-optimistic.
Perhaps “better for pollinators”
would be more accurate.
Our research shows that the
public could be making their
gardens much more attractive
to bees and other insects simply
by more careful flower choice.
And garden centres can be part
of this, by improving stocks
and by educating customers
to favour more of the highly
attractive varieties.
Many of the plants of the
family lamiaceae, the mint family,
are great for pollinators. That
includes marjoram as well as
thyme, lavender and Russian
sage (perovska). Others, such
as heleniums and some dahlias
are in the daisy family. Different
varieties bloom at different
times, and can provide valuable
additional food to a whole range
of flower-visitors.
If you want to help bees, have
a look round your garden centre
on a sunny day. Plants with 10
insects, even five, per square
metre when in full bloom are
the ones to go for. But don’t
buy a plant that you don’t like.
There are plenty of bee-friendly
varieties, so chose plants that you
– and the bees – both love.
Karin Alton is a research fellow and
Francis Ratnieks is a professor,
both working in apiculture at the
University of Sussex. Read the full
article at TheConversation.com
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The10Best...
Homes & Design
Children’s
playhouses
Little ones will be kept
entertained for hours in their
own secret den, whether it’s a
fairy-tale castle, beach hut or
stable. By Kate Hilpern
{1} LITTLE TIKES GO
GREEN PLAYHOUSE
This one stands out for
encouraging children to recycle
and consider the environment
almost as soon as they can walk.
It includes a roof section where
you can grow grass, a planting box
to grow real flowers and energysaving solar panels that light up
(with LED lighting), plus a recycling
centre with working sink using
water from a rain barrel - among
other eco-friendly features.
Accessories include a rake, shovel
and watering can and it doesn’t
show many signs of wear and
tear, making it a great hand-medown (you can simply unslot the
pieces and rebuild it somewhere
else). Assembly only takes about
an hour, provided there are two
of you on the case. D94cm x
W129.6cm x H94cm.
£212.49, toysrus.co.uk
{2} HONEYWOOD GARDEN
BUILDINGS BUNNY AND
PLATFORM PLAYHOUSE
Because this traditional pine
playhouse is both timeless and
practical, it’s the kind of thing
you’ll keep for the grandchildren
long after your own kids have
stopped using it. There’s almost
a treehouse feel to it, thanks to
the ladder, which gives children
the feeling they’ve got their own
proper hideaway. We also like
the fact that the door has a fulllength piano hinge to stop little
fingers getting trapped, along with
Perspex windows. But put aside
a few hours, probably more, to set
up, then you need to get going with
applying the dip treated base coat
preservative (included), ready for
top coating afterwards. D174cm x
W119cm X H240cm.
£309.99, houseoffraser.co.uk
{3} LITTLE TIKES CAPE
COTTAGE PLAYHOUSE
If it’s quaint you’re after, feast your
eyes on this delightful cottage. It
has two stable doors (bottom half
only), brick detail and windows
Best
Buy
with shutters that open and close,
as well as a working letterbox. It
only took us about 45 minutes
to put together, with the plastic
pieces slotting into each other
easily, and there’s no need for tools
except a screwdriver. Although
the plastic feels a bit flimsy when
it arrives, it’s sturdy enough once
all in place. It’s a shame there’s no
more detail inside, though, even
if only a shelf or two. D89cm x
W109cm x H124cm.
£99.99, Argos
{4} KIDCRAFT MODERN
OUTDOOR PLAYHOUSE
Play shop, house, restaurant or
barbecue with this versatile and
contemporary looking wooden
playhouse. Highlights include
built-in kitchenette, chalkboard,
hatch with curtain, picnic table
and benches attached to the side,
plus a grey post-box with flag.
Give yourself a good few hours
to put the reinforced wooden
panels together though. D159cm x
W126cm x H180cm.
£359.99, very.co.uk
{5} CHAD VALLEY FOLDABLE
WENDY PLAYHOUSE
Now, don’t go expecting miracles
from a plastic playhouse that costs
this little, but we think it’s great
value for money for something
quick (as in five to 10 minutes)
to put together and that has
two working stable doors and
windows. A good option for people
who’ll need to store away the
playhouse from time to time, it’s
also as roomy as other plastic ones
four or five times the price. But it’s
definitely not one for windy days.
D102cm x W90cm x H111cm.
£59.99, argos.co.uk
{6} ALICE FREDERICK BEACH
HUT PLAY TENT
“How much?” we hear you cry. But
this is much more than a massproduced tent, with each one
taking a couple of days to make.
Hand-woven, hand-dyed and
hand-crafted with pretty extra
In Saturday’s
iweekend
Blake Harrison on leaving ‘The
Inbetweeners’ behind and his new
BBC thriller with Jodie Whittaker
details, it’s made using traditional
techniques in rural India by a fair
trade company that has trained
more than 250 women in sewing
and embroidery as part of a
government-supported initiative.
To erect it, you put up the light
metal frame, then hook the tent
over it and store it away in the
canvas bag afterwards. You can
buy floor quilts separately, among
other accessories. It comes in
two sizes, the smallest of which is
D110cm x W74cm x H110cm.
From £245, notonthehighstreet.com
{7} SMOBY SWINGSET
PLAYHOUSE
Can’t decide whether to spend
your money on a playhouse or
swing and slide set? Have both
with this innovative forest hut. It
comes with a door, shutters, hiding
places, bench, slide and swing.
Ours arrived with a baby seat, but
there is the option to upgrade to
a child swing seat if you want to.
Don’t expect oodles of room, but it
still makes a nice little hideout and
shade from the sun on hot days.
D220cm x W220cm x H160cm.
£499.99, toysrus.co.uk
{8} TP SUMMER LODGE
You’ll find a big smile on the face of
a child who finds this in their back
garden. Complete with door and
Perspex windows, wood floor and
overhanging roof, there’s plenty
of opportunity to make your own
mark on it – in fact, you’ll have to
because it’s made with untreated
wood, which means you must
apply wood stain or preservative.
Assembly takes about two hours,
and it’s not entirely waterproof
as there are tiny gaps. D131cm x
W120cm x H147cm.
£169.99, toysrus.co.uk
{9} FERM LIVING COOL
PLAY TENT
If you want to keep an eye on your
little ones in their own secret play
area – or you’re a clean freak who
likes to put everything away at the
end of the day – then this is well
worth investing in, even though
we think it could be a bit cheaper.
Made from cotton, it has tie-up
curtains and a sturdy wooden
frame. For indoor use only, though.
D100cm x W100cm x H80cm.
£129, nubie.co.uk
{10} GBC GROUP
MALVERN LODGE
This double-storey playhouse
with roomy veranda and stable
door is the perfect place for your
child’s imagination to run wild. It
includes a loft area with ladder,
as well as acrylic windows, plus
shutters and window boxes. The
wood is sturdy and good quality
and has been treated. We like the
safety features, including safety
hinges on the windows and a gap
in the stable door – a godsend for
little fingers. Two people can build
it within three hours, but there’s a
full installation service at an extra
cost. D156cm x W215 x H160.
£956, gbcgroup.co.uk
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Arts
We hate it when
our friends
become successful
… but no one would
begrudge success to
Jack Lowden, who
follows up his Spitfire
pilot in ‘Dunkirk’ with
the lead in a new
Morrissey biopic. By
Alistair Harkness
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Entanglement
BY EMMA TARLO
How much do
you know about
human hair?
Did you realise
that “bagels get
their elasticity
from a protein
derivative
called
L-cysteine, which until
recently was commonly
extracted from human
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about hair fashion, the hair
economy, hair extensions,
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Hope Dickson
Leach’s
acclaimed
directorial
debut is an
intimate
portrait of a
dysfunctional
father-daughter
relationship. Ellie Kendrick
and David Troughton star.
“S
orry, there’s a fire
alarm going off,”
says Jack Lowden
over an ear-piercing
s i re n . A m i n u t e
into my interview
with the 27-year-old Scottish actor
and Edinburgh’s Caledonian hotel
is already providing an apt – if
annoying – indicator of the heat he is
currently generating.
It’s the morning after the world
premiere of England is Mine, the
Morrissey biopic, and Lowden is
having something of a moment.
Not only does he play The Smiths
frontman in the new film about
Morrissey’s early struggle to find
his voice, he’s also going global with
a starring role as a spitfire pilot in
Christopher Nolan’s Second World
War drama, Dunkirk.
“That was immense,” says Lowden
of working with Nolan. “He doesn’t
It’ss not about the
Morrissey that is
known, it’s about
the making of him
like to use a lot of CGI, so you would
be confronted with this spectacle
every day. I think we had 1,200
extras on the beach one day; it was
an incredible sight. And the flying
scenes were pretty cool. We were
up in the air, over the Channel, flying
Spitfires, so that was great.”
This kind of old-school epic filmmaking is a world away from England
is Mine, which Lowden wrapped
just two weeks before shooting
commenced on Dunkirk.
“I think the hardest thing was
getting my hair from black back to
blond,” he jokes of the swift transition
from playing a moody pop-star-in-
the-making to a pilot involved in the
evacuation of 300,000 British troops
from France.
“There was no time for boot camp
[on Dunkirk], so I just dove right in,
which happens sometimes.”
Playing Morrissey, of course, comes
with its own weight of expectation.
For hordes of fans, critics and pop
culture historians, Morrissey is one of
the most significant rock stars of the
modern era, his creative partnership
with Johnny Marr in The Smiths
frequently mentioned in the same
breath as Lennon and McCartney
and Jagger and Richards.
Lowden is too young to have grown
up with The Smiths and wasn’t really
a fan before Mark Gill, the director
and co-writer, sent him the script.
But after meeting Gill, he immersed
himself in Morrissey’s life.
“As much as Mark would let me,”
he says. “The whole point is that
it’s not about the Morrissey that is
known, it’s about the making of him.”
Set in Manchester between 1976
and 1982 (when Morrissey and
Marr jammed for the first time),
the unauthorised film expands what
would normally be the first act of a
biopic into an entire movie. Which
means no music by The Smiths and
none of Morrissey’s solo material.
“Everybody knows the story of The
Smiths,” Lowden states, anticipating
the backlash the film might receive
for not telling the whole story.
“You can still go and see Morrissey.
There’s no need to make a film about
him from that point onwards.”
For Lowden, who is the first to
admit he doesn’t really look like
Morrissey, the film is all about
hesitation: “It’s about a young man’s
hesitation and how hesitation can
kill you, can stop you doing things,
can stop you becoming the optimum
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A repressive era
when conformity
came before love
» Man in an Orange Shirt BBC2, 9pm
» I am Bolt BBC1, 8.30pm
Jack Lowden (below) and
as Morrissey in ‘England
Is Mine’ (main image); with
Laurie Kynaston as Johnny
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version of yourself that you have
in your head.”
It certainly avoids the cliché
of the savant-like artist whose
talent emerges fully formed.
“He struggles letting out,”
says Lowden of the portrait of
Morrissey the film paints. “And
the couple of times he does let
it out, he falls flat on his
face. So it was way more
about that than about
Morrissey himself.”
Lowden developed his
love of performing when
he was a child. He grew
up in the village of Oxton
in the Scottish Borders,
a region more famous
for producing rugby
players than actors.
“My younger brother
[Calum Lowden] is a
ballet dancer; he dances
with the Royal Swedish Ballet
and was doing ballet from a very
young age, so I tried it out and was
gradually pushed towards the
speaking parts.”
There’s no real romantic
story, he says. His dad works for
Bank of Scotland; his mum was
a veterinary nurse at one point.
He enrolled in the Scottish Youth
Theatre and had a great music
teacher at Earlston High School,
who would put on big summer
shows in which he’d star. He’d
go to nearby Galashiels to do
shows with the town’s Amateur
Operatic Society.
“That’s what I grew up doing. It
was just kind of fun and something
I could do, so I went and did it. And
nobody told me I couldn’t do it.”
Although the rise in his
profile might seem sudden, it
comes hot on the heels of last
year’s BBC adaptation of War
and Peace (he played Nikolai
Rostov); he has been in constant
demand since graduating, in 2011
from the Royal Conservatoire
of Scotland, formerly the Royal
Scottish Academy of Music and
Drama, a won an Olivier and
an Ian Charleson award for his
performance as Oswald in Ibsen’s
Ghosts in 2014.
“There’s never been a plan,”
he says. “I’m not running about
playing romantic leads. I don’t
know if that’s a good or a bad thing,
but it’s the way it’s working out. I
do constantly get to change the
way I look, which is an old-school
idea of acting.”
That will continue with his
next few roles. He’s just wrapped
Stephen Merchant’s directorial
debut Fighting With My Family, in
which he plays a wrestler. Later
this year he’ll be back in Scotland
to play Lord Darnley in a bigbudget film about Mary Queen
of Scots, opposite Saoirse Ronan.
“I’m doing a bit of research on that
now – and growing a beard.”
I ask about the allure of
Hollywood. It must quite exciting
to be an actor in his position at
the moment. “I guess from the
outside, yeah. I’ve been doing this
for about six or seven years now
and I’ve been fortunate to work
with brilliant people from quite
early on. From my perspective
I’ve just been trying to enjoy it.
But it’s always been exciting.”
‘England Is Mine’ is released on
Friday; ‘Dunkirk’ is in cinemas now
T
his summer has been
rather lacking in the
period drama department
so far. Enter Man in an
Orange Shirt, a two-part drama
commissioned for the BBC’s Gay
Britannia series to mark 50 years
since the decriminalisation of
homosexuality. It has a stellar
cast, including Vanessa Redgrave,
Frances de La Tour and Laura
Carmichael from Downton
Abbey (playing a much naughtier
character than goodie two-shoes
Lady Edith).
Written by novelist Patrick
Gale, the drama is based on his
family’s own secret past, when
he discovered the reason why his
parents slept in separate beds: his
father was gay and had been in love
with another man for years. Man in
an Orange Shirt is a tragic retelling
of a stifled era where conformity
came before love.
Set at the end of the Second
World War, Michael Berryman
(played by the unbelievably
handsome Oliver Jackson-Cohen)
is away at war, separated from
his fiancée, Flora (the equally
beautiful Joanna Vanderham).
There, he helps save war painter
Thomas March (James McArdle)
from a bullet, and the two begin a
passionate relationship. Michael
is at first wide-eyed with shock for
the depth of his feelings. With just
a flicker of his eye, Jackson-Cohen
Beneath the
picture-perfect facade,
something much more
complex is at play
conveys the deep sadness, guilt and
lust felt by the ex-soldier turned
bank manager.
After the war is over, Michael
and Thomas enjoy a long weekend
of passion at Michael’s late parents’
country cottage. The set design
makes this battered old house look
like a romantic English bohemian
dream, but their countryside idyll
does not last for long. Michael
decides he will return to London
and marry Flora.
A virgin on her wedding night,
school mistress Flora doesn’t enjoy
their first night in bed together –
not helped by her older, naughtier
sister Daphne (Carmichael) saying
it will be more fun if he lets her
“ride on top”. Their painful-looking
sex results in a child for the couple,
until Flora discovers some love
letters from Thomas and accuses
Michael (Oliver Jackson-Cohen) and
Thomas (James McArdle) in ‘Man in
an Orange Shirt’ BBC
Michael of being “criminal”. A
Man in an Orange Shirt conveys the
stifling pressures of conformity
in the post-war era to heartwrenching effect. I like my period
dramas romantic, but slightly
gritty. This looks like a pictureperfect postcard of middle-class
married life, but beneath the facade
there is something much more
complex at play.
Usain Bolt will run his final race
as a professional athlete and as
the world’s fastest man this week,
which made the feature-length
film I Am Bolt a timely watch.
Bolt is nothing short of legendary,
and his fun-loving, hyperactive
personality shone through in this
90-minute documentary about
how a Jamaican schoolboy came to
dominate international athletics.
The film was full of other big
characters, namely Bolt’s coach
Glen Mills, who as an overweight
67-year-old seems an unlikely
figure to be mentoring the fastest
man the world has ever seen.
But Mills knows just how much
pressure to put Bolt under, and in
what conditions to train him after
his many injuries. The two make a
brilliant – and entertaining – team.
Despite being surrounded by
coaches, managers and agents,
Bolt’s life seemed lonely. Every
time he trained for the next biggest
tournament or Olympics he was
told he couldn’t party or have any
fun. Bolt himself says he wants to
give up the professional life just so
he can eat some junk food once in a
while. I hope he indulges in several
KFC Bargain Buckets when he
races for the last time on Saturday.
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Arts
Arts
reviews
Goat blur the lines
between Western
rock and Saharan
desert blues
RACHEL WINGATE
FESTIVAL
Womad
CHARLTON PARK, WILTSHIRE
HHHHH
Now celebrating its 35th
anniversary, Womad has endured
while other festivals have come
and gone. It has done this by
defining “world music” in the
broadest sense, with line-ups
that have evolved just as global
DANCE
Don Quixote
ROYAL OPERA HOUSE, LONDON
HHHHH
The Mariinsky Ballet returns to
London with serene authority.
Looking over the ranks of dancers,
you see a glowing belief in their
style. In the first act, I wanted
them to turn up the volume, to sell
it harder. The imperious Viktoria
Tereshkina isn’t obvious casting
for Kitri, the innkeeper’s daughter.
As Basil, Kimin Kim soars on with
a divinely high leap, but he’s not
naturally cheeky.
The whole company is happier
in the vision scene – this being
19th-century ballet, of course,
Don Quixote’s dream is a stage
full of women in pastel tutus. It’s
as fluffy as candyfloss, but the
dancers’ discipline saves it from
too much sugar.
The more classical the ballet
gets, the more fun they have
with it. In the final pas de deux,
Kim and Tereshkina combine
elegance with dazzle. His jump
hangs in the air, giving him time
to unfold slowly from one pose to
the next, while his spins are both
bold and smooth.
In rep to 5 August (020 7304 4000;
roh.org.uk)
ZOE ANDERSON
THE INDEPENDENT
sounds have. It meant there was
as much cutting-edge electronica
on this year’s bill as traditional
music, with the most exciting acts
borrowing from both.
Dressed in black cloaks, with
face visors that lit up in time to the
rhythms they played, four-piece
Shobaleader One looked like they
didn’t come from this planet at
all but rather from some faraway
galaxy, where they serve as Darth
Vader’s house band. The group
was formed by Tom Jenkinson,
who as Squarepusher has spent
his career making traditional
bands look obsolete with his
output of squalling drum’n’bass
and electronica. He and his
mysterious bandmates translated
some of his work through bass,
guitar, drums and synthesiser. The
results were more free jazz on
double speed than rock.
At their most intense, it was
like being pummelled around
the ears – but the group teased
space out of the exploding
rhythms, which sucked you in
like rip tides and carried you
along on a roller coaster of
thrilling sound, and played with
exceptional skill – especially the
jaw-dropping drumming.
Swedish band Goat have also
built a career on anonymity,
hiding behind tribal masks – but
rather than some crude cultural
appropriation, the seven-piece’s
set, drawn from their three
albums of what they describe
as “world music”, brilliantly
blurred the lines between
Western rock and Saharan
desert blues to create propulsive,
psychedelic grooves that had the
audience leaping up from their
camping chairs.
Not every performer was there
to make you dance. Brazilian star
Seu Jorge was the highlight of the
weekend, with his intimate set of
Bowie covers. Dressed in the blue
jumpsuit and red beanie hat that
he wore in his breakout role in
Wes Anderson’s 2004 film The Life
Aquatic, Jorge interwove hilarious
stories about how he came to play
that role into the Bowie songs
that he magically transformed
with his guitar and voice alone.
The audience swooned, singing
the English words over his
Brazilian translation.
It was a moving moment – a
reminder of how music can
transcend any divisions.
BERNADETTE McNULTY
POP
Feist
SHEPHERD’S BUSH EMPIRE.
LONDON
HHHHH
Jarvis Cocker joined Feist on
stage at the Empire, ambling on
during “Century” to ask: “How long
is a century? Almost as long as a
dark night of the soul.”
The Pulp singer’s cameo was
one of many welcome surprises
during this mesmerising,
two-hour show. First among these
is what a brilliant guitarist Leslie
Feist is. It may come as a surprise
to you to learn that the woman
behind “1234” – the song that sold
a million iPod Nanos – can really
shred. That much was clear from
the heavy riffing of “Pleasure”,
last night’s set opener and the
title track from the Canadian’s
excellent new album.
Then there’s her dynamic voice,
which she looped, Ed Sheeranstyle, on “ Dreams”, creating a
choir of Feists.
Finally, the songs. Mostly
taken from her latest album, a
PJ Harvey-like exploration of
heartbreak, bitterness and anger,
these came heavy with a sense of
threat. “I felt a certainty you must
have died,” she sang on “I Wish I
Didn’t Miss You”, “Because how
could I live if you’re still alive?”
First
Chance
Opening
this week
COMEDY
Sara Pascoe
PLEASANCE COURTYARD,
EDINBURGH
The comedian uses the
break-up of her relationship
with stand-up John Robins as
the hook for LadsLadsLads.
(edfringe.com) opens Wed
DANCE
James Wilton Dance
DANCE BASE, EDINBURGH
James Wilton’s Leviathan is a
stylised adaptation of Moby-Dick.
(0131 226 0026) opens Fri
POP
Wilderness Festival
CORNBURY PARK, CHARLBURY
Highlights include Toots & the
Maytals, Michael Kiwanuka and
Grace Jones. (wildernessfestival.
com) opens Thur
VISUAL ARTS
Seurat to Riley:
the Art of Perception
COMPTON VERNEY, WARWICKSHIRE
How artists have exploited the
ways in which the human eye
and mind interpret what we see,
featuring more than 90 pieces,
including paintings, sculptures,
light works, prints and drawings
from public and private collections,
starting in the 19th century,
when artists began experimenting
with the new colour theories of
the day. Among those on show are
Georges Seurat, MC Escher,
Lothar Götz, Liz West, Josef Albers,
Victor Vasarely and Bridget Riley.
(01926 645 500) to 1 Oct
Trajal Harrell:
Hoochie Koochie
BARBICAN ART GALLERY, LONDON EC2
Artist and choreographer Trajal
Harrell brings together everything
from postmodern dance and
Japanese butoh to voguing
and runway movement in this
performance exhibition, in a daily
programme of live shows and
video projections, including
dancing by Harrell himself.
(020 7638 8891) to 13 Aug
Leslie Feist’s latest
material is an exploration
of heartbreak, bitterness
and anger RICH FURY/GETTY
“Any Party” was introduced as
“a love song for your late thirties”.
An anti-party anthem, it saw Feist
declaring “I’d leave any party for
you”, which is actually a lot more
romantic than agreeing to go to a
party with someone.
The romance continued
on “Young Up”, with Feist
encouraging the crowd to join her
and her three bandmates on stage
for a mass slow dance. It was the
stuff of encores; it was only the
beginning. The glam stomp of “My
Moon My Man” built to a glorious
crescendo. Had Nina Simone been
around to hear “Sealion”, Feist’s
muscular reworking of her classic
“See-Line Woman”, you sense she
would have approved.
RICK PEARSON
EVENING STANDARD
FILM
The Big Sick
15, MICHAEL SHOWALTER, 120 MINS
An original and very charming
romcom, co-written by the
comedian Kumail Nanjiani and his
wife, Emily V Gordon, and closely
based on their own courtship. The
film takes its wry, gentle tone from
its lead character, a sweet-natured,
Pakistani-American stand-up
comedian with an incredibly
complicated private life, played
by Nanjiani, who stars alongside
Zoe Kazan as Emily, a graduate
student specialising in psychology.
Nationwide release
NEWS
2-27
CLASSICAL
BBC Proms
ROYAL ALBERT HALL, LONDON SW7
The week’s highlights include
the Paris-based William Christie
conducting Handel’s Israel in Egypt.
(0845 401 5040) tonight 7.30pm
Verdi Requiem
OPERA HOLLAND PARK THEATRE,
LONDON W8
Opera Holland Park presents a
memorial performance of Verdi’s
Requiem in support of those
affected by the Grenfell tower
fire. Featuring soprano Anne
Sophie Duprels, mezzo Yvonne
Howard, tenor Neal Cooper and
bass Barnaby Rea, with Sian
Edwards and Peter Robinson
sharing the conducting duties.
(0300 999 1000) tonight 8pm
TV
28-29
Arts
The Wall
agenda
15, DOUG LIMAN, 88 MINS
Doug Liman’s new feature is a
pared-down war story, set in Iraq
and following an American sniper
and his “spotter”, who are sent to
a construction site in the desert
where there has been a massacre.
This is a remarkably gripping affair,
with Dwain Worrell’s screenplay
working both as a tense thriller
about two snipers trying to outwit
each other and as an existential
survival drama. John Cena and
Aaron Taylor-Johnson star.
Nationwide release
VOICES
14-18
THE CULTURAL HIGHLIGHTS
YOU HAVE TO SEE
the drinks, they were stronger,”
she reflects. City Hall, Sheffield
(gigsandtours.com) tonight;
Playhouse, Edinburgh
(seetickets.com) Thur
WORLD MUSIC
Ladysmith Black Mambazo
VARIOUS VENUES
Nominated last year for a Grammy
for Walking in the Footsteps of Our
Fathers, the South African group
have a repertoire drawn from far
and wide across their long history.
Howard Assembly Room, Leeds
(0113 243 9999) tonight and Thur;
Snape Maltings Concert Hall
(01728 688303) Wed
TALKS & POETRY
Peter Robinson
VARIOUS VENUES
The writer celebrates 30 years
of his Yorkshire-based Inspector
Banks series with the 24th
instalment, Sleeping in the Ground.
Booka Bookshop & Cafe, Oswestry
(01691 662244) tonight 7.30pm;
Waterstones, Cardiff
(029 2066 5606) Thur 6.30pm
Sweetpea Slight
LUTYENS & RUBINSTEIN BOOKSHOP,
LONDON W11
In her memoir, Get Me the Urgent
Biscuits: an Assistant’s Adventures
in Theatreland, Sweetpea Slight
If you only see
one thing today
IQ
30-39
BUSINESS SPORT
40-43
47-55
looks back on the vanishing world of
London’s West End in the 1980s and
1990s. She discusses the book
here with actor Fiona Shaw.
(020 7229 1010) tonight 7pm
COMEDY
The Great Yorkshire Fringe
VARIOUS VENUES, YORK
York’s mixed-arts bash heads
towards the finish line with plenty
of gas left in the tank. Among
this week’s comedy highlights
are Tony Law (tonight) and deft
one-liner man Gary Delaney (Fri).
(greatyorkshirefringe.com) to Sun
OPERA
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DANCE
Romeo and Juliet
ROYAL FESTIVAL HALL, LONDON SE1
English National Ballet dance
Rudolf Nureyev’s production,
which has fussy choreography
but a strong sense of period and
bold designs by Ezio Frigerio.
Isaac Hernández and Erina
Takahashi dance the star-crossed
lovers at today’s opening night.
(020 3879 9555) to Sat
THEATRE
The Addams Family:
the Musical Comedy
WALES MILLENNIUM CENTRE, CARDIFF
Orfeo ed Euridice
VARIOUS VENUES
Maria Jagusz directs a new
production of Gluck’s mythic
masterpiece featuring emerging
talents from Longborough Festival
Opera’s Young Artist programme,
conducted by Jeremy Silver.
Longborough, Moreton-in-Marsh,
Gloucestershire (01451 830292) today
5pm; Greenwood Theatre, London
SE1 (lfo.org.uk) Fri 7pm
A brilliantly revised ersion of
Andrew Lippa’s 2010 Broadway hit.
Lippa’s musical is a truly witty and
exhilarating show, full of satirical
energy, hilarious one-liners, and
superb musical numbers, all
driven along by Andrew Hilton’s
impressive live eight-piece band.
Casting is superb, with Samantha
Womack as Morticia, Cameron
Blakely as Gomez and Les Dennis
as good natured Uncle Fester.
(atgtickets.com) to 12 Aug
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Brian Wilson
VARIOUS VENUES
When Brian Wilson ushered
personal pop music to new heights
on Pet Sounds, his record label
responded by cobbling together
a Beach Boys hits compilation,
despairing at the young auteur’s
sweetly sad ambitions. Fifty-one
years on, Wilson proves who was
right once again, disregarding
last year’s one-last-tour banner to
revisit his “teenage symphony to
god”. Plus, a few of those “Barbara
Anns”, too. Eventim Apollo, London
W6 (eventim.co.uk) tonight; City
Hall, Sheffield (ticketweb.co.uk) Wed;
Kelvingrove Park, Glasgow (tickets.
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The RSC’s intelligent hit play about Anne Stuart, who ruled for
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BANKING
HSBC shareholders hope
for bonanza as profits rise
By Simon English
HSBC offered hope of an ongoing
bonanza for shareholders yesterday
as it reported rising profits and share
buybacks, and ruled itself out of
ambitious takeover plans.
By some City estimates, HSBC will
soon have up to $50bn (£38bn) a year
of surplus capital, leading to claims it
is building a “war chest” for deals.
However, chief executive Stuart
Gulliver knocked this idea down
yesterday, saying: “HSBC is already
regarded as too big to fail. It is very
unlikely to get regulatory approval
for big deals.”
HSBC shares rose 1.8 per cent to
757p as traders bet that investors will
instead benefit from large payouts.
It will buy back another $2bn of its
shares, taking the total this year to
$5.5bn. Profits for the half-year rose
5 per cent to $10.2bn. The bank says
it has paid out more in dividends in
the past 12 months than any other
European or American bank. Excess
capital will be dished out to investors
or “redeployed” within the bank, said
its chairman Douglas Flint, who in
October will be replaced by Mark
Tucker, the former chairman and
chief executive of AIA.
The banking group is seeking a
replacement for Mr Gulliver, who
will be leaving next year. Mr Flint
yesterday claimed there were strong
With a market value
of £155bn, HSBC now
accounts for 6 per cent of the
FTSE 100, although the vast
majority of its earnings come
from outside the UK.
internal and external candidates,
while insisting it would require a
“very special” person for the job.
With regulators increasingly
worried about consumer debt, HSBC
distanced itself from the issue, noting
it does not have a car finance arm.
Mr Gulliver said: “The Bank of
England clearly is concerned. We
make 85 per cent of profits from
outside the EU, so we are less exposed
than others.”
HSBC did set aside another $300m
to deal with the UK PPI scandal.
HSBC has paid out hundreds
of millions in fines in the last few
years and cut tens of thousands
of jobs. Both Mr Gulliver and Mr
Flint apologised for “unacceptable”
failings at its Swiss arm over tax
deals for rich clients.
In a note headed “Gulliver’s
Glory”, Ian Gordon at Investec said:
Big payouts for investors expected as
HSBC builds up its surplus cash GETTY
“Stuart Gulliver observes, HSBC has
‘made an excellent start to 2017’. We
concur.” Despite worries about rising
consumer debt, banks have lately
been in good shape.
There is hope that Royal Bank
of Scotland results this week will
be reasonable, allowing Chancellor
Philip Hammond to resume a sell-off
of the state-controlled business.
THE EVENING STANDARD
PHARMACEUTICALS
AstraZeneca
lung cancer
drug backed
by regulator
By Ben Woods
Quote of
the day
The 30
Second
Briefing
We don’t have
shareholders
breathing down
our neck, but
the Treasury
are tough
taskmasters
Alison Nimmo
The chief executive of
the Crown Estate, on
dealing with its £13bn
property portfolio
HEINEKEN
The recent hot weather gave pub
punters a strong thirst, it was
claimed yesterday.
The summer heatwave across
Europe drove punters to watering
holes, the brewing giant Heineken
revealed. A strong performance
on the Continent helped the Dutch
brewer, which also brews Amstel
and Foster’s in Europe, beat analysts’
forecasts. First-half revenues rose
3.8 per cent to €10.5bn (£9.4bn),
while operating profits flowed 5.9
per cent higher to €1.8bn.
What caused the jump?
Heineken attributed the strong
performance to the timing
of Easter and “good weather,
particularly in Europe”. Operating
profit leapt more than 16 per
cent in Europe, better than any
other market. “Europe delivered
a good performance, momentum
remained strong in Americas and
Asia-Pacific, and results improved
in Africa, the Middle East and
Eastern Europe despite continued
difficult market conditions,” the
chief executive Jean-François van
Boxmeer said.
Tastes are also changing.
The brewer said there had been
double-digit sales growth of no- and
low-alcohol drinks in Europe. Sales
of non-alcoholic beer are forecast
to grow by more than 8 per cent
over the next six years, according
to industry data from Market
Research uture.
What now?
It’s going to be a busy year for
Heineken, which took over Punch
Taverns for £403m in December. The
company offered to sell 33 UK pubs
last month to get the green light
from the regulator.
AstraZeneca hopes to bring
American patients the lung cancer
drug Imfinzi “as soon as possible”
after securing “breakthrough”
therapy designation from
US regulators.
The move brings the drugs giant
a step nearer to gaining regulatory
approval following a successful
“Pacific trial”, which tested the
treatment for patients with nonmetastatic lung cancer
If it wins the full backing of the
US Food and Drug Administration
(FDA), it will then attempt to bring
the drug to patients outside the US
by seeking approval from regulators
in Europe and other areas.
Imfinzi has already been approved
for the treatment of bladder cancer.
Shares rose 1.95 per cent to 4,569p
yesterday on the FTSE 100, but
failed to claw back last Thursday’s
losses when the first round of
the “Mystic trial” showed that a
combination of durvalumab (Imfinzi)
and tremelimumab does not improve
advanced lung cancer survival rates
any more than chemotherapy. The
Pacific trial targets a smaller market.
The announcement comes amid
speculation over the future of chief
executive Pascal Soriot, who has
been linked with a move to Israeli
firm Teva. In an internal memo last
month, Mr Soriot did not confirm or
deny reports that he had accepted a
job offer from the company.
The FTSE 100 firm revealed last
week that half-year sales fell 11 per
cent to $10.5bn (£7.9bn) after the loss
of patents on drugs in the US.
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High unplanned overdraft
fees could be outlawed
By Jonathan Prynn
High street banks face a ban on the
“complex and harmful” unarranged
overdraft charges that they impose
on the millions of customers who
accidentally slip into the red.
The threat came in a report from
the City regulator. It found that the
cost of overdrafts that exceed agreed
limits is even higher than the interest
rates on payday loans and often
hit the most vulnerable customers
hardest. In its review of “high-cost
credit”, the Financial Conduct
Authority said it had “significant
concerns” about the sometimes
bewildering array of charges and fees
on unauthorised overdrafts.
The watchdog concluded: “We
believe there is a case to consider
fundamental reform of unarranged
overdrafts and consider whether
they should have a place in any
modern banking market.”
The FCA found that most
banks levy a daily fee of £5 to £10
on customers who exceed their
overdraft limit, as well as charging an
interest rate of 6 to 16 per cent. There
are also penalties of £6 to £15 for each
“bounced” payment.
However, most banks also have a
monthly cap of up to £100 on daily
fees and £75 on unpaid items.
Although the majority of Britain’s
42 million current account holders
stay in credit, huge numbers
regularly go over their agreed
overdraft limits. This generates an
estimated £1.2bn of annual revenue
for the banks. Lloyds broke ranks
earlier this month and scrapped
charges on unauthorised overdrafts.
Separately, Bank of England data
showed consumers racked up £1.5bn
in credit cards and loans in June,
taking total borrowing past £200bn.
Although the £1.5bn surge is lower
than May’s £1.8bn rise, the annual
growth rate remains above 10 per
cent. That will concern the Governor
Mark Carney, who has flagged
vulnerable consumers as a key risk
as inflation squeezes household
incomes. EVENING STANDARD
Unarranged overdraft
charges at some high street
banks are as much as 7.5 times
higher than the maximum charge
of £24 on a payday loan.
INSOLVENCY
Construction firms struggling as market cools
By Jamie Nimmo
The closely watched report on
companies in financial distress
from the insolvency group Begbies
Traynor has shown the biggest
increase in financial distress among
UK companies in three years.
Almost 330,000 UK firms are
suffering “significant” distress.
Begbies said it was the largest
number in at least five years, having
grown 25 per cent in the past year.
It pointed to particular trouble
for property and construction
companies, which it said was further
evidence of a cooling housing market.
Smaller businesses bore the brunt of
the distress.
Julie Palmer, a partner at
Begbies, said it raises doubts over
whether they “have strong enough
foundations to cope with Brexit and
the rising cost of imported goods”.
Outlook
RUSSELL
LYNCH
HSBC looks to be
fighting fit under
new chairman
H
S B C ’s i n c o m i n g
chairman, Mark Tucker,
doesn’t shy away from
a scrap: the former
professional footballer
once got headbutted in a Sunday
league match and turned up for work
the next day with a broken nose.
On the evidence of yesterday’s
Building companies
are suffering
significant financial
distress’ GETTY
results, Europe’s biggest bank is
similarly ready to rumble with its
rivals. The bank’s had its fair share
of embarrassing run-ins with the
regulators in recent years, with
2012’s $1.9bn (£1.45bn) fine for money
laundering on behalf of Mexican drug
barons eliciting a grovelling apology
from chief executive Stuart Gulliver.
But under Gulliver and current
chairman Doug Flint, the “conduct”
issues have largely been resolved
and across the group fat has been
trimmed. Hence the good news
for shareholders yesterday in yet
another share buyback, taking the
total to $5.5bn in the past year. And
you can hardly blame Gulliver for
taking the chance to boast about
paying more dividends than any
other European or American bank in
the past 12 months.
Frankly, that’s what most banks
used to do, be boring and pay steady
dividends, before they got rather too
“interesting” a few years back and
the taxpayer had to chuck billions at
them. But HSBC, which in fairness
never took the state shilling, now
looks ready to thrive. When results so
far from the big banks have been poor
(Barclays) and OKish (Lloyds), why
would investors park their money
anywhere else?
The bank delivers more than half
its profits from Asia and has just
planted its flag deeper into China
with a new investment banking tie-
Baanks used to be boring
and pay steady dividends,
before they got rather too
‘interesting’ a few years back
up. Unlike domestically focused
Lloyds, whose shares are basically
a bet on an increasingly fragile UK
economy, more than 80 per cent of
its profits come from outside the
EU, making it the perfect place for
investors to hunker down and sit out
the Brexit storms.
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PUBLISHING
Trinity Mirror
set to cut costs
to make up for
fall in profits
By Ravender Sembhy
and Elizabeth Anderson
The publisher of the Daily Mirror
newspaper is to ramp up a costcutting drive after reporting falling
half-year sales and profits.
Trinity Mirror saw pre-tax profits
drop 15 per cent to £38.2m in the six
months to 2 July, while revenue also
dropped 15 per cent to £320m.
The group was stung by an 18 per
cent fall in print advertising revenue
and a 23.5 per cent drop in classified
adverts. Circulation fell 6.3 per cent
on a like-for-like basis.
Trinity will now look for an
additional £5m in cost savings this
year, up to £20m from £15m.
Chief executive Simon Fox
(inset) said: “Whilst the trading
environment for print
in the first half was
volatile, we remain
on course to meet
expectations for
the year.”
The publisher
said it has made
progress on settling
civil claims arising
from phone hacking, with
damages for more than 80 per cent of
claims now settled.
Johnston Press, the owner of i and
hundreds of local titles and news
websites, will report its interim
results tomorrow.
Analysts at Panmure Gordon are
forecasting revenue of £103m across
the half year, with profit before
tax and other expenses coming in
at £19.9m.
Net debt is expected to reduce
from £204m to £192m, driven by the
disposal of 13 titles in East Anglia in
December 2016.
Johnston Press purchased i
last April for £24m. Sales of the
newspaper rose by 2.8 per cent in the
first quarter when compared to the
same three months in 2016.
The real fretters might worry
that Gulliver will soon be on the way,
but Tucker is steeped in Asia from
his time at the Pru and AIA so the
transition to a new chief executive
shouldn’t be a problem. The shares
are up 17 per cent this year but, with
apologies to the new chairman, that
doesn’t feel too punchy.
***
Panglossian Brexiteers are advised
to avoid the latest “Red Flag” report
from insolvency practitioners
Begbies Traynor, which reports a 25
per cent jump in the number of firms
in “significant” financial distress in
the year since the referendum.
Property firms, builders and
leisure industries have been suffering
most from the impact of the weaker
pound and Brexit uncertainty in the
past three months.
I fear Begbies will be doing a lot
more business before long.
EVENING STANDARD
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From the
business
pages
Hydroponic farm
developed in Qatar
Gulf Times
A farm in Qatar has developed
a sophisticated hydroponics
system, capable of producing
various types of vegetables
and fruits, in a bid to help the
country achieve food security.
Agrico operates 12 hectares of
organic farming land in Al Khor
and has started growing five
types of fruit. It has developed
a cooling system that can
reduce temperature inside the
greenhouse to 16°C.
Aerospace firm
‘sold to North Korea’
The New Zealand Herald
Customs are investigating
the manufacturing company
Pacific Aerospace for allegedly
exporting parts to North Korea.
The New Zealand-made PAC
P-750 XSTOL aircraft from the
Hamilton-based firm turned
up at a North Korean military
airshow in the hermit state’s
colours in September last year.
It was North Korea’s first ever
public airshow.
Denmark ‘best for
business in Europe’
The Copenhagen Post
Denmark is the most favourable
place to do business in Europe,
according to a ranking of 45 of
the continent’s countries. The
list was dominated by Nordic
countries, which tookthe top
five places. Denmark was
judged by the NGO EuCham
to have 86 per cent of the ideal
conditions, and it ranked No 3 in
the world, behind New Zealand
and Singapore.
Housing costs
forcing workers out
Deutsche Welle
The number of commuters in
Germany has reached record
numbers, as housing costs
in inner cities are forcing
people further out. Almost
60 per cent of all people in
employment in Germany now
identifiy as commuters, up
0.2 per cent, taking the total
to 18.4 million. Munich has the
highest number, with 365,000
people in total travelling daily
for work purposes, followed
by Frankfurt.
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BUSINESS
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Business
Matrix
The day at
a glance
FTSE 100 up 3.6 at 7372.0
948.0
2288.0
1529.0
964.0
3183.0
1764.0
5520.0
570.5
1112.0
682.5
267.3
624.5
1518.5
521.2
5643.6
682.5
419.4
2587.9
1879.0
5300.0
243.8
2416.0
1765.9
349.1
3342.0
4025.0
8029.9
2479.0
400.7
1444.0
1708.0
2035.2
342.6
379.3
347.0
1745.6
614.5
1454.0
772.0
637.5
4154.0
725.0
4492.0
4456.0
Low
599.5
1680.0
765.1
473.0
2335.0
1141.0
3996.0
381.5
839.0
515.0
145.2
410.2
929.7
408.6
4237.0
566.4
276.6
1963.0
1228.0
3298.0
119.7
1516.0
1351.0
213.0
2215.0
3066.0
5780.0
1946.0
328.4
851.0
1380.0
1052.0
174.4
282.5
171.5
1446.5
529.0
1122.0
482.1
281.7
3112.5
480.0
3088.5
3037.4
Company
Price
ITV
173.0
Johnson Matth
2810.0
Kingfisher
294.4
Land Secs
1021.0
Legal & Gen
268.4
Lloyds Bk Gp
65.6
Lon Stock Ex
3748.0
Marks&Spen
322.2
Mediclinic Intl
740.0
Merlin Ent
469.3
Micro Focus Intl
2233.0
Mondi
1995.0
Morrison (Wm)
240.4
National Grid
936.8
Next
3950.0
Old Mutual
196.5
PaddyPowerBetfair7570.0
Pearson
657.5
Persimmon
2504.0
Provident Fin
2062.0
Prudential
1848.0
Randgold Res
7060.0
Chg
High
-0.7
+13.0
-4.5
+6.0
+3.3
-0.9
-13.0
-1.2
-20.0
+4.7
-20.0
-8.0
-0.2
+2.1
+85.0
+1.7
—
-9.5
+21.0
-24.0
+38.5
+10.0
221.8
3568.0
390.6
1141.0
268.9
73.6
3835.0
397.8
1124.0
537.5
2675.0
2121.0
251.9
1220.3
5705.0
229.8
10028.6
964.5
2516.0
3402.3
1849.5
9155.0
Low
156.2
2724.0
269.6
933.0
200.8
50.7
2611.0
307.0
666.5
422.5
1840.0
1495.0
177.6
921.2
3565.0
182.3
7340.0
552.0
1599.6
2056.0
1290.0
5410.0
Markets
FTSE 100
7372.0
+3.6
FTSE 250
19781.1
FTSE All Share
4046.2
FTSE Eurofirst300
1484.6
Dow Jones *
21913.8
S&P 500 *
2473.6
+53.0
+4.2
-1.7
+83.5
+1.4
Nasdaq *
6357.7
-17.0
DAX
12118.2
-44.5
CAC 40
5093.8
Hang Seng
27324.0
+344.6
Nikkei
19925.2
-34.7
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Reckitt Ben
7369.0
RELX
1652.0
Rentokil Initial
290.6
Rio Tinto
3520.0
Rolls-Royce
888.0
Royal Mail
403.1
RBS
248.6
Shell A
2133.0
Shell B
2152.0
RSA Insur
652.5
Sage
674.0
Sainsbury(J)
244.8
Schroders
3445.0
Scottish Mort Inv Tst405.2
Segro
527.0
Severn Trent
2240.0
Shire
4261.0
Sky
965.0
Smith&Neph
1320.0
Smiths Gp
1535.0
Smurfit Kappa Grp 2250.0
SSE
1379.0
Stan Chart
846.7
Standard Life
436.4
St James Place
1217.0
Taylor Wimpey
190.4
Tesco
174.2
TUI AG
1191.0
Unilever
4321.5
United Utilities
897.5
Vodafone
222.0
Whitbread
3848.0
Ferguson
4527.0
Worldpay Group
370.0
WPP
1546.0
Chg
High
+18.0
+1.0
+3.9
+16.0
-41.0
+6.4
+1.8
+17.5
+20.5
+1.5
-3.0
-1.9
-2.0
+1.6
+0.5
+88.0
-1.5
+2.0
-4.0
-1.0
-33.0
—
+19.6
+3.7
+6.0
+3.5
+0.9
-6.0
-5.5
+26.0
+1.7
-6.0
+27.0
-5.0
-5.0
8110.4
1728.0
293.0
3718.5
944.0
527.5
271.0
2295.5
2403.7
654.5
807.5
283.6
3499.0
422.1
547.5
2575.0
5377.0
1050.0
1390.0
1685.0
2441.0
1612.0
852.1
437.5
1245.0
204.5
219.4
1231.0
4428.5
1078.0
240.1
4333.0
5285.0
435.2
1928.1
Low
6496.0
1273.0
204.5
2253.5
635.0
390.1
168.2
1791.0
1869.2
489.3
595.0
220.1
2539.0
291.3
384.5
2047.0
4025.0
747.5
1064.9
1238.0
1664.0
1373.0
578.1
290.9
890.5
135.2
153.0
934.4
3050.5
849.0
186.5
3365.0
4089.0
255.7
1531.0
-37.6
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–$0.55
High
+11.0
+26.0
+20.5
+7.5
+2.0
-3.0
+87.5
+5.0
—
-3.5
-2.1
+2.5
+14.0
+2.1
-246.5
+3.5
+3.1
+16.0
-5.0
+45.0
-2.9
+7.0
+13.0
—
-10.0
+10.0
-20.0
+6.5
+3.4
-39.0
—
+20.0
+3.1
-0.7
+2.9
-4.0
+1.0
+38.0
+13.4
-15.5
-195.5
-1.5
-3.0
-3.0
$51.91
Chg
936.0
2068.0
1252.5
946.0
2964.0
1629.0
4569.0
539.0
844.5
601.5
203.0
615.5
1378.0
445.8
4713.5
610.5
313.5
2288.0
1711.0
5120.0
198.5
2292.0
1617.0
310.7
2657.0
3701.0
6665.0
2448.5
374.6
1236.0
1507.0
1536.0
328.8
321.5
334.1
1514.5
574.5
1380.0
757.0
578.0
3120.0
695.5
4291.0
4301.0
$1,268.6
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3i Group
Admiral
Anglo Amer
Antofagasta
AB Foods
Ashtead Group
AstraZeneca
Aviva
Babcock Intl
BAE Systems
Barclays
Barratt Dev
BHP Billiton
BP
BAT
British Land
BT
Bunzl
Burberry
Carnival
Centrica
Coca-Cola HBC
Compass
ConvaTec Group
CRH
Croda Intl
DCC
Diageo
Direct Line Ins
Easyjet
Experian
Fresnillo
G4S
GKN
Glencore
GSK
Hammerson
Hargrve Lans
HSBC Hldgs
IAG
Imperial Brands
Informa
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MEDIA
ACCOUNTANCY
US TV channels in
$14.6bn takeover
Auditing of Mitie
to be investigated
The cable giant behind the
Discovery Channel has bought
Food Network owner Scripps
Networks Interactive in a major
deal worth $14.6bn (£11.1bn).
Discovery Communications
said the combined company’s
channels will account for about
a fifth of the ad-supported
television viewership in the
United States.
Britain’s accountancy watchdog
is to investigate Deloitte’s
auditing of outsourcer Mitie.
The Financial Reporting
Council said the inquiry would
focus on whether there have
been any breaches in “relevant
requirements” in relation to
audits carried out in 2015 and
2016. Mitie swung to a full-year
loss after the accounting issues.
AVIATION
HOMES
AirBaltic eyed by
British airlines
Fewer mortgages
approved in June
Some of Britain’s airlines
are looking at European
carrier airBaltic. The Latvian
government, which has hired
investment bank Lazard to sell
down its 80 per cent stake in
the budget airline, is seeking
a strategic buyer and has sent
sales documents to British firms.
Around 40 potential investors
have expressed interest.
Mortgage approvals tumbled
to a nine-month low in June,
as fewer inflation-squeezed
consumers took the plunge
into home ownership.
Lenders approved only 64,684
mortgages for new home
purchases last month, down
from 65,109 in May, the Bank
of England data showed – the
lowest since September 2016.
ECONOMY
BANKING
Consumers get
over poll shock
Talks aim to avert
rare strike at Bank
Consumer confidence regained
its poise in July after suffering
a slowdown in the wake of the
unexpected general election
result. The YouGov/Cebr
consumer confidence index
climbed to 107.3, rising from
107.1 in June. A reading above
100 suggests more consumers
are confident than unconfident.
Talks aimed at averting the first
strike at the Bank of England
in more than 50 years have
started at the conciliation
service. Members of the Unite
union working in departments
including maintenance and
security are set to walk out
for three days from today in a
dispute over pay.
STATISTICS
PROPERTY
New inflation
index approved
BNP Paribas buys
UK estate agency
The Office for National
Statistics has given the
green light to a new national
statistic that it hopes will
become the UK’s lead measure
of inflation. CPIH refers to
consumer price inflation
including owner-occupier
housing costs.
French bank BNP Paribas has
acquired British upmarket
estate agent Strutt & Parker,
ending months of speculation
surrounding a potential deal.
It is a vote of confidence for the
UK property market, despite
growing signs that demand is
starting to cool.
the
markets
The FTSE 100 ended the day
relatively flat, up a mere 3.63
points at 7,372. But London’s bluechip index managed to outperform
its continental peers, with the
French Cac 40 dropping 0.73 per
cent and the German Dax down
0.37 per cent.
***
The biggest risers on the FTSE
100 were Severn Trent, up 88p at
2,240p, and United Utilities Group,
up 26p at 897.5p.
The biggest fallers on the
FTSE 100 were Imperial Brands,
down 195.5p to 3,120p, and British
American Tobacco, down 246p
to 4,713.5p
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MPs demand answers on
City’s plans for Brexits
By Kalyeena Makortoff
The Bank of England has been
asked to reveal how City firms
are preparing for a cliff-edge
Brexit, in one of Nicky Morgan’s
first moves as Treasury Select
Committee chairman.
She has written to the chief executive of the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA), Sam Woods,
calling for a summary of company
contingency plans and details on
whether those plans pose a threat
to financial stability.
It comes after the PRA asked
all banks and financial firms with
cross-border activities between
the UK and the EU, including subsidiaries of US investment banks
based in London, to detail preparations for all scenarios in the Brexit
negotiations, including a “no deal”
outcome. Firms were expected to
respond by 14 July.
In a letter dated 24 July, Ms Mor-
gan (inset) asked for details about
the “nature and timing” of the actions firms are prepared to take
in the case of no deal, and what
influence their organisational
structure, or the type of
business they conduct,
has on those plans.
She has also asked
whether firms are
waiting for details of
competitors’ plans
before embarking on
their own, and if the
simultaneous execution
of those contingency plans
might pose a “material risk” to financial stability.
“Based on the information the
PRA has collected, I have asked
Sam Woods about how banks and
insurers will respond as the Brexit
deadline approaches, and the risks
of a ‘no deal’ scenario,” Ms Morgan
explained. “I have also asked Mr
Woods for his views on the desir-
ability and design of a transitional
arrangement with the EU, to provide more time to negotiate and
prepare for a new UK-EU economic relationship.”
The MP, a prominent
Remain supporter during the referendum,
said the “cliff edge”
facing businesses at
the negotiation deadline in spring 2019 is
a “cause for concern,
particularly in the financial services sector”.
Ms Morgan has requested
a response from Mr Woods by tomorrow. Ms Morgan was elected to
the chairmanship last month.
Financial institutions that
have recently bolstered
their presence on the Continent
include HSBC, Goldman Sachs
and Deutsche Bank.
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ANDERSON
Homebuyers in England and Wales
paid £8.3bn in stamp duty in 2016, a 17
per cent increase on the £7.1bn paid
in 2015, according to research from
Lloyds Bank.
The increase was mostly due to the
stamp duty surcharge introduced in
April last year. Property investors
or people wanting to buy a second
home now have to pay a 3 per cent
surcharge on top of the normal stamp
duty payments.
In England and Wales, stamp duty
is not applied to people buying a
home worth up to £125,000. After this
amount there is a sliding scale, hitting
12 per cent for properties worth more
than £1.5m.
Scotland has the land and buildings
transaction tax. The rates are 0 per
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cent for properties purchased for
less than £145,000, but the tax is
12 per cent on payments of more
than £750,000.
The 3 per cent surcharge applies to
all homes across Scotland, Northern
Ireland, England and Wales.
***
Almost one in five Britons has no
pension of any kind, and of those
that do, half have no idea what their
pension is worth, research suggests.
The data, from Drewberry
Insurance, found that 80 per cent
have a pension pot worth less than
£100,000. Just 5 per cent have a pot
worth more than £400,000, according
to the poll of 3,000 workers.
A pot worth £400,000 would give
an annual income of around £20,000
at today’s value, including the
state pension.
***
Two out of five retailers are solely
accepting card payments or
considering going cash-free within
five years, says Barclaycard. The
credit card provider says more than
half of card transactions under £30
are paid using contactless technology.
Beginning
to look a
lot like
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Forex hit takes shine off Hiscox profits
By Noor Nanji
The insurer Hiscox said profits
rose 12.5 per cent in the first half of
the year, helped by a solid performance in its retail business.
Pre-tax profits, stripping out the
impact of foreign exchange, rose
to £133.5m in the six months to 30
June, from £118.7m a year earlier.
However, it was a much gloomier
picture when taking foreign exchange movements into account,
with profits falling to £103m over
the period.
The company, which has 1,200
staff in the UK and announced in
May that it will be setting up a new
EU subsidiary in Luxembourg to
help it weather the Brexit storm,
said the London business remains
“challenging”. “Conditions in the
London market continue to test
our mettle,” said the company’s
chairman Robert Childs.
The underwriter, which has
more than 750,000 retail customers, earns most of its revenues
overseas. Shares in the company
dropped 4.07 per cent yesterday to
1,298p. The group also increased its
dividend by 12 per cent to 9.5p per
share.
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Cinnamon caramel filling
150g soft dark brown sugar
75g butter
1 tsp ground cinnamon
2 tbsp golden syrup
You will also need a waffle maker
I absolutely adore stroopwafels. They
are the one biscuit I cannot help but be
tempted by while queuing for a coffee,
and I nearly always succumb. I’ve tried
and failed to make delicate stroopwafels
as perfect in form as those you can buy,
but since you need specialist kit that I
cannot quite justify cramming into my
cupboards, the answer is to super-size
it. You can use a regular waffle maker or
a Scandinavian waffle iron that creates
thin heart-shaped waffles to make this
delicious buttery treat, sandwiched with
a thick cinnamon caramel sauce.
Melt the butter for the waffles in a
small saucepan or in the microwave, and
stir in the vanilla. Remove from the heat
and beat in the milk, followed by the egg.
Combine the flour, baking powder and
caster sugar in a large bowl and make a
well in the centre. Slowly pour the wet
ingredients into the dry, whisking all the
time to form a smooth batter. Set your
waffle batter aside to rest while you
make the cinnamon caramel filling.
To make the filling, place the sugar
and butter in a saucepan over a low heat,
stirring occasionally, until the butter
has melted and the sugar has dissolved.
Stir in the cinnamon and syrup, then
continue to cook the caramel for a few
minutes until it has come together and
is thick and glossy. Remove from the heat.
Preheat your waffle maker and cook
the waffles according to its instructions.
Most machines will take around two
to three minutes to cook a waffle. You
should get four to six waffles in total.
Sandwich two waffles together with
cinnamon caramel sauce and serve
warm.
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Makes 2-3 giant stroopwafels
Waffles
100g butter
1 tsp vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract
250ml whole milk
1 egg
175g plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
2 tbsp caster sugar
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GOLF
Scarlets claim
major coup
by signing up
Halfpenny
By Nick Friend
Up
MOEEN ALI
His hat-trick
finished off
South Africa in
third Test
PRESIDENT
TRUMP
Named president
of President’s
Cup, something he
said was ‘a great
honour for me’
Rory McIlroy praised JP Fitzgerald for snapping him out of his first round disaster at the Open PA
McIlroy caddie pays price
in relentless hunt for form
Fitzgerald departs after series of stuttering performances
Kevin
Garside
CHIEF SPORTS
CORRESPONDENT
NIAMH BRIGGS
Irish rugby
captain ruled out
of World Cup with
Achilles injury
PHIL JONES
Banned for two
European games
for abusing antidoping officer at
Uefa Cup final
DAVID RUDISHA
Kenya’s defending
800m world
champion is out of
next week’s world
championships
with quad injury
Down
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day for
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A good day for...
NEMANJA MATIC
Completes his
£40m transfer
from Chelsea
to Manchester
United
i TUESDAY
1 AUGUST 2017
Runner-up Matt Kuchar was not
the only victim of Jordan Spieth’s
march to Open Championship glory.
It appears that caddie JP Fitzgerald
has paid the price for Rory McIlroy’s
failure to keep pace with golf ’s
American agenda setter.
With the final major of the season
just one week away, McIlroy has
taken the radical step of dispensing
with his right-hand man of 10 years,
the caddie who walked him to four
major titles by the age of 25.
Spieth’s capture of the Claret Jug
took him to three majors days before
he turned 24. He arrives in Charlotte
next week looking to complete the
grand slam of all four major crowns
withvictoryatthePGAChampionship.
Only five golfers have won all four
major titles, Gene Sarazen, Ben
Hogan, Gary Player, Jack Nicklaus
and Tiger Woods, towering figures
that continue to define the sport.
McIlroy’s attempts to become the
sixth with victory at the Masters has
eluded him since winning the last of
his majors three years ago.
Into the arc-lights of history comes
Spieth, the only player alongside
Nicklaus to win three big pots before ing start at the Open, where he was
his 24th birthday. Spieth’s relation- five over through his first six holes,
ship with caddie Michael Gellar is McIlroy praised Fitzgerald for snapseen as central to his success,
ping him out of the fug. “You’re
a dynamic that McIlroy is
Rory McIlroy, what the
keen to replicate.
f **k are you doing?”
His support of FitMcIlroy said in a rezgerald, a passive chartelling of Fitzgerald’s
acter by comparison
intervention.
Majors
won
by
Rory
with the current vogue
It was not enough
McIlroy
before
his
for more purposeful
to save him. Indeed
25th birthday
interventionists on the
had McIlroy not won
bag, has drawn heavy
at the US Open in 2011,
criticism over the years,
just two months after
and vociferous defence
his Masters collapse, Fithitherto from his employer.
zgerald might have gone then
BBC pundit Jay
as McIlroy’s advisors at
Townsend earned a rothe time, ISM, sought to
bust rebuke from McIlrepair the damage of
roy after broadcasting
Augusta.
the widely held view
McIlroy has not
Months since
that his course manwon since his FedEx
McIlroy last
agement in the hands
Cup triumph last
won: the Tour
of Fitzgerald has cost
S e p t e m b e r. H i s
Championship in
him at major events,
season has been disAtlanta brought him
particularly the 2011
rupted by an enforced
the FedEx Cup
Masters, where he blew a
equipment change after
four-shot lead on the final day
Nike pulled out of club manuduring a back nine collapse.
facture, and injury.
Only 10 days ago after his shockHaving changed clubs and ball, the
only elements remaining with which
he might tinker in pursuit of performHis support of Fitzgerald
ance gains were caddie or coach. His
has drawn heavy criticism
commitment to long-term mentor
and vociferous defence
Michael Bannon is absolute, which
hitherto from his employer
meant Fitzgerald had to go.
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Wales full-back Leigh Halfpenny
is to join Llanelli Scarlets, with
the British and Irish Lion out of
contract at Toulon, where he has
spent the past three years.
He is expected to sign a National Dual Contract, whereby the
Welsh Rugby Union would fund 60
per cent of the deal.
It had originally been thought
that Halfpenny would sign a new
contract with the French club,
with reports of a £750,000 deal
mooted at the end of March.
However, Toulon owner Mourad Boudjellal revealed that the
Welshman had missed too many
games through injury and international commitments to merit
an extension.
In June, he was away in New
Zealand with the Lions and, as a
result, absent for Toulon’s Top 14
final against Clermont Auvergne
– a match that Toulon lost.
With the goal-kicking specialist then without a club, it was
assumed by many that Halfpenny
would rejoin Cardiff Blues, who he
had represented before moving
to France.
However, a dispute arose over
the length of the deal. Halfpenny
is reported to have wanted a
28-month contract that would
have made him a free agent after
the 2019 World Cup.
Scarlets, who were in the
market for a replacement at fullback for the Saracens-bound
Lions star Liam Williams, will
view the signing as a major coup.
Beating Cardiff to the signature
of the former Blues player will delight the Llanelli-based side. More
so, given the salaries involved in
French rugby, bringing Halfpenny
back to Wales signals the WRU’s
desire to look after its key players.
Leigh Halfpenny made
40 appearances for
Toulon after moving to France
in 2014, scoring 544 points. He
won the European Champions
Cup in his first season when
Toulon beat Clermont 24-18.
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Scarlets rather than Cardiff
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RACING
GOODWOOD FESTIVAL
Big Orange good
enough to claim
historic triumph
Defections strengthen belief that form
horse will win his third Cup in a row
The stayers like Persian Punch, Double Trigger and Further Flight get a
Big Orange is out to create history following because they hang around.
by winning a third successive Qatar
“They race over a long distance and
Goodwood Cup today. While Double perform to a high level so they develop
Trigger won the race three times in characteristics and Big Orange ticks
the 1990s, there was a two-year gap those boxes. The horse doesn’t know
between his first two triumphs.
who he’s running against and Order Of
Michael Bell’s Big Orange
St George not running obvihas taken his form to a new
ously makes his task easier
level this season by winning
Frankie is as we only just beat him
the Gold Cup at Ascot and a showman
at Ascot. From a personal
is also somewhat fortunate and he missed point of view, I was really
in that the Goodwood race
looking forward to taking
has been upgraded to a out big time at him on again as it would have
Group One. That means he Royal Ascot.
been a great horse race.”
does not have to shoulder He’ll want
James Doyle was on top
a penalty for his Ascot win to be doing
at Ascot as Frankie Detand, strictly on the figures, his flying
tori was injured. “Frankie
he has plenty in hand over dismount
is a showman who lives
his rivals. His task has been
for the big occasion and
made even easier with the
he missed out big time at
defections of two of his main market Royal Ascot,” said Bell. “He’ll want to
rivals, Dal Harraild and Simple Verse, be doing his flying dismount.”
who have both suffered late setbacks.
The only Irish runner is Willie MulWith Order Of St George, last lins’s Wicklow Brave, who must lay
year’s Gold Cup winner and the one claim to being the best dual-purpose
who managed to get closest to Big horse in training. Winner of the Irish
Orange at Ascot, also absent, Big Or- St Leger last season, he also landed
ange is a red-hot favourite.
a Grade One over hurdles at the
“Winning the Gold Cup was person- Punchestown Festival in April.
ally hugely satisfying,” said Bell. “It’s
“He was fourth in the race last year
the feature of Royal Ascot and to win but you’d havetosayhe’sabetter horse
it after such an epic battle with Order now, despite being eight,” said owner
Of St George was deeply rewarding. Nick Peacock. “He’s a wonderful
By Nick Robson
PICK OF THE DAY’S RACING
GOODWOOD
MATCHBOOK BETTING EXCHANGE HANDICAP (CLASS
2) £50,000 added 1m 2f
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1-9321 WHAT ABOUT CARLO (C)(D) Eve J-Houghton 6 9 10...........C Bishop 9
2
134-46 ABDON (D) Sir M Stoute 4 9 7...................................................................L Dettori C 7
3
-00100 MASTER CARPENTER (D) B Millman 6 9 6.................David Egan (5) 14
4
211-10 KHAIRAAT (D)(BF) Sir M Stoute 4 9 5............................................J Crowley 16
5
118-01 MURAD KHAN H Palmer 4 9 5 ....................................................James Doyle H 11
6
1-3446 FABRICATE M Bell 5 9 4 ......................................................................................A Kirby C 6
7
171/9- THA’IR (D)(BF) M Appleby 7 9 4..................................................................L Morris 13
8
17-700 BAYDAR (D) H Palmer 4 9 3 ................................................ Josephine Gordon 18
9
-17800 BRAVERY D O’Meara 4 9 3.............................................................................D Tudhope 8
10 06/94- EYE OF THE STORM Mrs A Perrett 7 9 2...............................................P Dobbs 4
11 768206 EDDYSTONE ROCK (D) J Best 5 9 1................................................................K Fox H 5
12 -61230 NOBLE GIFT (C)(D) W Knight 7 9 1 ..........................................C Shepherd (3) 10
13 -50015 SPEED COMPANY (D) J J Quinn 4 9 1........................................................J Hart H 1
14 16-154 UAE PRINCE (D) R Varian 4 8 13 ................................................................A Atzeni 15
15 1104-5 GARCIA R Fahey 4 8 11.....................................................................................R L Moore 12
16 72-690 ERIK THE RED (D) K Ryan 5 8 10......................................................... Doubtful C 17
17 -85304 OASIS FANTASY (C) D M Simcock 6 8 9 ...........................J P Spencer H,C 3
18 0-4403 DARK RED (D) E Dunlop 5 8 8...........................................................Oisin Murphy 2
- 18 declared BETTING: 5-1 Garcia, 6-1 Khairaat, 7-1 Uae Prince, 10-1 Murad Khan, Abdon, 12-1
What About Carlo, Oasis Fantasy, Eddystone Rock, 14-1 others.
1.50
Owner Michael Bell (right)
said Big Orange’s victory in
the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot
was ‘hugely satisfying’
FORM VERDICT
Expert Eye and Aidan O’Brien’s Seahenge both come here having caught the
eye on their respective debuts and it is interesting to see how much they have
improved since. They are shortlisted in a contest that has a high-quality roll of
honour. Mildenberger looks a typically tough Mark Johnston youngster and has
to be considered along with fellow hat-trick seeker Curiosity. However, JAMES
GARFIELD looks to have finally got his temperament under control and is backed
to follow up his Doncaster triumph for George Scott.
3.00
QATAR LENNOX STAKES (GROUP 2) (CLASS 1) £300,000
added 7f
ACLAIM (D) M Meade 4 9 3.................................................................................L Dettori 2
BRETON ROCK (D) D M Simcock 7 9 3................................................A Atzeni 15
COUGAR MOUNTAIN A P O’Brien (IRE) 6 9 3...................Doubtful C,T 4
DUTCH CONNECTION (CD)(BF) C Hills 5 9 3...............................J Crowley 7
HOME OF THE BRAVE (D) H Palmer 5 9 3.........................James Doyle T 1
JALLOTA (D) C Hills 6 9 3............................................................................... F M Berry 12
JUNGLE CAT (C)(D) C Appleby 5 9 3 ..................................................W Buick B 11
LIBRISA BREEZE (D) D Ivory 5 9 3 ................................................... R Winston 14
LIMATO (D) H Candy 5 9 3................................................................................H Bentley 8
OH THIS IS US (CD) R Hannon 4 9 3.............................................................S Levey 9
SO BELOVED (CD) D O’Meara 7 9 3...........................................................A Kirby H 3
STORMY ANTARCTIC (D) Ed Walker 4 9 3............................ J P Spencer 13
SUEDOIS (D) D O’Meara 6 9 3......................................................................D Tudhope 6
SPIRIT OF VALOR (D) A P O’Brien (IRE) 3 9 0...........R L Moore B,T 10
DREAM CASTLE (D) S bin Suroor 3 8 11...............................Oisin Murphy 5
- 15 declared FORM VERDICT
BETTING: 7-2 Limato, 4-1 Librisa Breeze, 5-1 Spirit of Valor, 7-1 Home Of The
GARCIA shaped with considerable promise on his return in the John Smith’s Cup
Brave, 10-1 Dutch Connection, Dream Castle, 12-1 Aclaim, 16-1 Stormy Antarctic,
at York when fifth to Ballet Concerto and, despite finishing behind Uae Prince
20-1 others.
(fourth) on that occasion, has the potential to improve plenty for the outing. He
remains on the same handicap mark and looks feasibly treated on that effort.
FORM VERDICT
The aforementioned Uae Prince travelled like a dream on that occasion but his Librisa Breeze caught the eye on his return to action last month but has a wide
finishing effort left something to be desired which also strengthens the case for draw to contend with, while Home Of The Brave and Dutch Connection look
Richard Fahey’s gelding to reverse the form. Khairaat and Abdon both arrive on closely matched on the best of their respective levels of form. Spirit Of Valor
a recovery mission for Sir Michael Stoute with the former looking the preferred continues to go the right way and should be involved, but LIMATO impressed
option of the pair, while Speed Company looks to have a solid each-way chance when second to Harry Angel at Newmarket recently and that effort can be
based on his last couple of efforts in solid handicaps.
marked up considering that he was giving the winner 6lb.
2.25
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5
6
7
8
9
10
11
11
311
1
51
331
11
137
61
1
41
1014
QATAR VINTAGE STAKES (GROUP 2) (CLASS 1) 2YO
£200,000 added 7f
COLD STARE (D) E O’Neill (FR) 9 1..........................................................F Veron 10
CURIOSITY (D) H Palmer 9 1 ...................................................Josephine Gordon 8
EXPERT EYE (D) Sir M Stoute 9 1.................................................................A Atzeni 7
FINSBURY PARK (D) R Brisland 9 1 ..........................................................L Morris 9
JAMES GARFIELD G Scott 9 1...........................................................Oisin Murphy 4
MILDENBERGER (D) M Johnston 9 1............................................James Doyle 5
ROLAND ROCKS J Ryan 9 1..........................................................................J P Spencer 6
SALLAB (D) R Hannon 9 1.....................................................................................L Dettori 2
SEAHENGE A P O’Brien (IRE) 9 1 ............................................................R L Moore 3
WATHEER (D) M Tregoning 9 1...............................................................J Crowley 11
ZAMAN C Appleby 9 1........................................................................................... W Buick B 1
- 11 declared BETTING: 9-4 Seahenge, 7-2 Expert Eye, 5-1 Mildenberger, 8-1 Cold Stare, 10-1
Zaman, James Garfield, 12-1 Curiosity, 16-1 Sallab, 20-1 others.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
111-68
10-353
286375
560-66
220-11
3-3203
149221
1416-4
16-032
212138
-53342
6-2523
33-837
-88621
1255
3.35
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2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
30-411
31-616
21-221
124/35
5-2515
4228-5
4-3528
2214-4
11-336
8-3203
310-42
201-34
713-20
51-176
QATAR GOODWOOD CUP STAKES (GROUP 1) (CLASS 1)
£523,000 added 2m
BIG ORANGE (CD) M Bell 6 9 7.............................................................. L Dettori C 11
DAL HARRAILD (C) W Haggas 4 9 7...................................................... Doubtful 15
HIGHER POWER (D) J Fanshawe 5 9 7.............................................T Queally 14
HIGH JINX T Easterby 9 9 7.....................................................................................D Allan 1
ORIENTAL FOX M Johnston 9 9 7.............................................................J Fanning 2
PALLASATOR (D)(BF) Sir M Prescott 8 9 7......................................L Morris 9
PRINCE OF ARRAN C Fellowes 4 9 7 ................................................S Donohoe 3
QEWY C Appleby 7 9 7 .......................................................................................... W Buick C 4
SHEIKHZAYEDROAD (D) D M Simcock 8 9 7 ....... Martin Harley H 12
US ARMY RANGER A P O’Brien (IRE) 4 9 7.......................R L Moore H 16
WICKLOW BRAVE (D)(BF) W P Mullins (IRE) 8 9 7...........J Crowley 7
SHE IS NO LADY R Beckett 5 9 4 ....................................................James Doyle 10
SIMPLE VERSE (C) R Beckett 5 9 4............................................................Doubtful 6
SWEET SELECTION (C)(D) H Morrison 5 9 4................................A Kirby B 8
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49
Like
Frankie,
like son
Frankie Dettori’s son
Rocco had the chance
to emulate his father’s
famous dismount at
Ascot yesterday.
The pair teamed
up to promote their
appearances at the
London International
Horse Show in
Olympia on 15
December.
Dettori Sr will
captain fellow jockeys
against a team led by
Tony McCoy in the
Markel Champions
Challenge, a fundraiser for the Injured
Jockeys Fund.
Dettori Jr will
race in the Shetland
Pony Grand National,
which supports
the Bob Champion
Cancer Trust.
“The best tip I can
give you is to stay
on the horse,” said
Frankie, who revealed
a desire to race
against his son should
he take up the saddle.
horse to own – over hurdles and Flat
he’s brilliant. We can only go there
hopeful rather than confident against
Big Orange, never mind the rest. Big
Orange looks a mountain to climb.
“We have had quite a lot of rain
down south, though, which might suit
us more than Big Orange. There’s so
much money in this race with a horse
like ours you’d be mad not to run.”
Qewy was fourth in the Queen
Alexandra Stakes on his return to
action and looks to be playing for a
place at best. “I was pleased with his
run at Ascot and he’s come out of it
well,” said trainer Charlie Appleby.
“Big Orange is exceptionally good on
quicker surfaces and is even money.
You can throw a blanket over the rest
of us, so we will give it a go.”
15
16
1-2362 DESERT SKYLINE D Elsworth 3 8 8...............................................D Probert C 13
41-121 STRADIVARIUS J Gosden 3 8 8....................................................................... A Atzeni 5
- 16 declared BETTING: 8-11 Big Orange, 10-1 Stradivarius, Us Army Ranger, 12-1
Sheikhzayedroad, 14-1 Higher Power, 16-1 Wicklow Brave, Pallasator, 20-1 Prince
Of Arran, Qewy, 25-1 others.
6
27-612 VIBRANT CHORDS (CD)(BF) H Candy 4 8 13....................T Marquand 15
7
12/351 ATLETICO (D) R Varian 5 8 10(6ex) ..........................................................A Atzeni 12
8
-12433 A MOMENTOFMADNESS (D) C Hills 4 8 9..............................H Bentley H 6
9
9-1091 LOVE ON THE ROCKS (D) C Hills 4 8 8.........................C Shepherd (3) H 11
10 -11870 EL ASTRONAUTE (D) J J Quinn 4 8 8 ...............................................................J Hart 9
11 432554 DARK SHOT (D)(BF) A Balding 4 8 7.......................................................D Probert 5
12 580714 UNION ROSE (D) R Harris 5 8 6...............................................................S Hitchcott 4
FORM VERDICT
BIG ORANGE has become one of the most popular horses in training with his 13 244502 KASBAH (D) Mrs A Perrett 5 8 6............................................................ J Fanning 13
style of racing reminiscent of former Goodwood Cup hero Persian Punch. 14 030871 CONFESSIONAL (CD) T Easterby 10 8 6(6ex) ............David Egan (5) E 1
However, he went one better than the former David Elsworth-trained gelding in 15 321432 PETTOCHSIDE (C)(D) J Bridger 8 8 2.................................Hollie Doyle (3) 10
taking the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot with a tenacious performance and it is hard
- 15 declared to go against him landing his third win in this contest. The main threats look to BETTING: 4-1 Atletico, 6-1 Vibrant Chords, 8-1 Love On The Rocks, Confessional,
be the ultra-consistent Wicklow Brave, who bids for another Group 1 success 10-1 A Momentofmadness, Dark Shot, 12-1 Kasbah, Pettochside, Line Of Reason,
having claimed the scalp of Order Of St George just like the selection did in the 14-1 others.
Irish St Leger last September, and Pallasator, who arrives here fresh at a track
FORM VERDICT
he has gone well at in the past.
Roger Varian’s Atletico carries a penalty for his Windsor triumph but has to
IRISH THOROUGHBRED MARKETING EBF MAIDEN
be considered once again. However, the nod goes to VIBRANT CHORDS who
STAKES (PLUS 10) (CLASS 2) 2YO £25,000 added 6f
has been a regular here of late and could gain another victory on his beloved
1
2 ALGAM R Hannon 9 0...............................................................................................L Dettori 9 Sussex Downs. The Charles Hills pair of A Momentofmadness and Love On The
2
2 ALRAHAAL M Tregoning 9 0.........................................................................J Crowley 4 Rocks have to be respected and have been in fine form this season, while at the
3
5 BAGHDAD C Fellowes 9 0...........................................................................S Donohoe 10 foot of the handicap, Pettochside has been hitting the frame of late and could
4
2 BOMBASTIC E De Giles 9 0 ..........................................................................D Tudhope 5 cause a surprise.
5
35 GEORGE S Kirk 9 0........................................................................................................P Dobbs 12
6
HELL OF A BAND R Hughes 9 0................................................................... S W Kelly 1
SMARTER BETS WITH MATCHBOOK BETTING EXCHANGE
7
LAKE VOLTA M Johnston 9 0 .................................................................James Doyle 7
FILLIES’ HANDICAP (CLASS 3) £25,000 added 1m
8
MAKAMBE C Hills 9 0............................................................................................F M Berry 6
431412 LINCOLN ROCKS (D)(BF) D O’Meara 4 10 3................................D Tudhope 3
9
52 OLIVER REED (BF) R Hannon 9 0................................................................S Levey 13 1
2315-1 AMABILIS (D) R Beckett 3 9 7....................................................................R L Moore 13
10
PRINCELY R Hannon 9 0................................................................................R L Moore 11 2
215-71 SOUL SILVER (D) D M Simcock 3 9 5........................................Oisin Murphy 4
11
42 REBEL STREAK A Balding 9 0.......................................................................D Probert 3 3
1 PRETTY ASSET (D) C Appleby 3 9 1........................................................W Buick 10
12
THECHILDREN’STRUST G L Moore 9 0 ............................................. H Crouch 2 4
13
THE GREAT DANDINI S Durack 9 0 ........................................ Oisin Murphy 14 5
1-411 TRIBUTE ACT (D) J Fanshawe 3 9 0........................................................ T Queally 9
14
22 TRIBAL QUEST (BF) C Appleby 9 0..............................................................W Buick 8 6
1479-6 QUEENSBRYDGE R Brisland 3 8 11...........................................................L Morris 8
- 14 declared 7
83-121 GHADAAYER (D) Sir M Stoute 3 8 11 .................................................. J Crowley 5
BETTING: 3-1 Tribal Quest, 4-1 Oliver Reed, 6-1 Algam, 7-1 Alrahaal, 8-1 Bombastic, 8
21-362 SHENANIGANS R Varian 3 8 11...................................................................... A Atzeni 2
12-1 Rebel Streak, George, 14-1 Princely, Lake Volta, 16-1 others.
9
-75611 SAYEM (D) Ed Walker 3 8 9..................................................................... J P Spencer 11
10
4-818 HADEEQA (C) S Crisford 3 8 8 ...............................................................H Bentley H 6
FORM VERDICT
Charlie Appleby has been mopping up two-year-old maidens all season long and 11 222141 AL NAFOORAH (D) E Dunlop 3 8 8(6ex)......................................... D Probert 12
that looks set to continue with TRIBAL QUEST, who can be considered as unlucky 12 0-1164 DARKROOM ANGEL (C)(D) P Hide 3 8 4............................................J Fanning 1
not to have shed his maiden tag yet. His debut form worked out well and his 13 3-5325 ANGEL’S QUEST R Hughes 3 8 3 ................................................Hollie Doyle (3) 7
second last time suggested that he had improved since that outing. Oliver
- 13 declared Reed looks best of the Hannon-trained trio, while Alrahaal and Bombastic both BETTING: 4-1 Tribute Act, 9-2 Pretty Asset, 7-1 Amabilis, Ghadaayer, 8-1
impressed on their respective racecourse bows and merit plenty of respect.
Shenanigans, Sayem, Lincoln Rocks, 10-1 Soul Silver, 14-1 others.
4.10
5.15
4.45
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2
3
4
5
479117
364860
570300
074207
6071-0
NEW & LINGWOOD HANDICAP (CLASS 2) £30,000
added 5f
LINE OF REASON (D) P Midgley 7 9 7.......................................Oisin Murphy 7
BOOM THE GROOM (CD) A Carroll 6 9 5.................................................A Kirby 3
POYLE VINNIE (D) M Appleby 7 9 2.............................................A Rawlinson 14
HARRY HURRICANE (D) G Baker 5 9 2.......................................P Cosgrave B 2
GREEN DOOR (D) R Cowell 6 9 1.....................................................J P Spencer V 8
FORM VERDICT
AMABILIS was an impressive winner on her return at Chelmsford at the start of
June and connections have clearly had their eye on this meeting on the evidence
of her second to Group 1 winner Rhododendron in the maiden here last year.
Tribute Act looks a filly with further scope for improvement having won three of
her four starts for her excellent handler, while Pretty Asset won well on debut at
Newmarket and completes the shortlist.
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SPORT
FOOTBALL
ARSENAL
PREMIER LEAGUE
Liverpool fans
back safe-standing
plan for grounds
Sanchez and
Wenger set
for talks
tomorrow
By Giuseppe Muro
Alexis Sanchez is set to meet Arsène Wenger tomorrow, as he prepares for showdown talks on his
future at Arsenal.
Sanchez is due back in London
today after an overnight flight from
South America and is expected to
report for training tomorrow.
It will be the first time Sanchez
has seen the Arsenal manager since
his contract talks stalled amid interest from Manchester City, Paris StGermain and Chelsea.
Sanchez, 28, has one year left on
his £130,000-a-week deal and Arsenal have offered to make him the
highest-paid player in the Premier
League on £300,000 a week.
Wenger has been texting Sanchez
throughout the summer but, despite their regular contact, the
pair have not come face-to-face for
around two months.
The Frenchman is determined
to keep his star player and is even
willing to risk losing him for noth-
Alexis Sanchez has yet to start
pre-season training for Arsenal
ing next summer. The Chile international can begin talking to other
clubs directly from 1 January.
Wenger admits he does not know
whether Sanchez will be fit in time
for the start of the season.
Sanchez had been due to report
back for pre-season training on
Sunday but he was allowed to stay
in Chile after telling the club he was
suffering from the flu.
He had already been given an extended break following his involvement at the Confederations Cup in
Russia. Sanchez seems certain to
miss the Community Shield against
Chelsea on Sunday and his chances
of facing Leicester in the Premier
League opener a week on Friday are
decreasing. EVENING STANDARD
Pietersen leads the
attack on Kroenke
over hunting channel
By Jack de Menezes
“I’ve had so many messages
from Arsenal fans telling me they
Kevin Pietersen has launched a hate him as much as anyone, so if
fierce attack on Arsenal owner, that’s the case, he has to be driven
Stan Kroenke, labelling the Ameri- out. I don’t know about you, but I
can “scum” after the comwouldn’t want this person reppany he owns launched
resenting something I love.”
a new television chanKroenke faced a heavy
nel in the UK which
backlash following revincludes bloodsports
elations in The Times that
and hunting shows.
his company, Kroenke
The former EngSport Entertainment, is
land cricketer, who
responsible for the UK
is raising awareness
launch of My Outdoor TV
about illegal poaching of
through its entity Outdoor
rhinos in South Africa,
Sportsman Group.
has also called on Arsenal
The channel will screen
He has to
supporters to do everyshows that follow hunters
thing they can to ensure be driven out. across the globe, primarily
majority shareholder I don’t know
in Africa where big-money
Kroenke (above) is “driv- about you, but hunting trips are available,
en out” of the Premier
and involve various ways
I don’t want
League club.
of killing wild animals that
this
person
“I find it sickening that
includes by bow and arrepresenting
anyone could want to enrows and by guns.
danger these animals, but something
A s p o ke s m a n f o r
for someone to turn it into I love
MOTV defended its proa TV show for entertaingrammes and claimed
ment absolutely boils my
that it will only show
blood,” Pietersen (right)
“ethical hunts”. “MOTV
said. “The guy, and
will present ethical, fair
those who contribute
chase hunting and as
and support those
long as it’s legal it will
practices, are scum.
be on there,” said Simon
“Enough is enough.
Barr, the channel’s
These stunning anispokesman. “If you like
mals are being slaughhunting elephants, there
tered to the point of
will be legal elephant hunts,
extinction and for anyone to
ethical elephant hunts, shown
celebrate it is absolutely repugnant. in that context.” THE INDEPDENDENT
Poll shows 88 per cent favour change
in key vote over all-seater stadiums
and League One’s Shrewsbury announced they would be installing a
Liverpool fans have overwhelmingly section of rail seats at their ground.
backed the introduction of rail seatThe debate, however, has always
ing in Premier League grounds in been more contentious and sensitive
what has been viewed as a key vote on Merseyside, with many relatives
on the idea of safe standing.
of Hillsborough survivors and vicIn a week-long poll run by the tims strongly opposed to any softenclub’s biggest independent support- ing of the all-seater requirement.
ers’ group Spirit of Shankly (SoS), 88
This is why SoS conducted the poll
per cent of the nearly 18,000 fans who and why its result will be so keenly obtook part voted in favour
served. In a statement, SoS
of rail seating. Grounds in
chair Jay McKenna said:
N
o
one
England’s top two divisions
“It’s an incredible turnout,
have been all-seated ever can be in any
we aren’t aware of such
since Lord Justice Taylor’s doubt that
numbers voting before.
inquiry into the Hillsbor- supporters
“It demonstrates to us
ough disaster in 1989 which
that we were right to have
left 96 Liverpool fans dead. have had
this discussion and that
Calls for a relaxation of their say and
supporters, families and
that requirement, however, made an
survivors want to have
have been growing over the informed
their say. After nine months
last decade, as many fans decision
of discussion, we have now
continue to stand throughhad the vote and it will be
out games, more has been
taken as the position for
revealed about the real causes of the Spirit Of Shankly.
1989 tragedy and British fans have
“The size of the turnout majorseen how supporters in Germany ity means that no one can be in any
and elsewhere are allowed to stand doubt that supporters have had their
during games.
say and made an informed decision.”
Last month, after repeated calls
But McKenna stressed that this
from fans’ groups, the Premier result should not be “celebrated” as a
League wrote to its clubs asking “win” and SoS has issued a statement
them if they would be interested in to Liverpool fans explaining the need
taking part in a safe-standing trial for further “mature and sensitive conBy Matt Slater
A safe-standing
area at Celtic’s
ground Parkhead
GETTY
versation” on the matter. McKenna
said: “The vote is significant and we
know people will see this as backing
of rail seating. However we say to anyone who is campaigning for this to understand sensitivities and respect the
views of those who disagree.”
Successfully trialled at Celtic last
season, rail-seat sections have safety
barriers on every row to prevent
surges and the seats can be flipped up
when not required. Unlike traditional
terraces, fans are assigned a “seat”
which helps with crowd control.
Planet Football
SUNDERLAND
DISCIPLINE
CHELSEA
Gibson to be
investigated
over bar rant
Terry and clubs
in clear over his
final day farewell
Morata will be a
bargain at £58m
insists Conte
Sunderland have
started an internal
disciplinary process
against Darron
Gibson after
footage emerged
of the midfielder
criticising team-mates in a bar.
Gibson (above) was recorded in
conversation with fans following
a 5-0 friendly defeat to Celtic. The
29-year-old, repeating one fan’s
assessment, said “we’re f**king
s**t” and even suggested “there are
too many people at the club who
don’t give a f**k”. Having asked
the group to name those he was
referring to he replied “there’s one”
when Lamine Koné was identified
and “next one” to suggestions of
Jeremain Lens and Wahbi Khazri.
When his decision to be in a bar
so soon after the loss was raised, he
replied: “I might be off my face in here
but I still want to play for Sunderland.”
John Terry, Chelsea and
Sunderland have avoided any
punishment for the 36-year-old’s
planned substitution in the final
game of last season, with the case
now closed after the Football
Association’s integrity unit found
no evidence of spot-fixing.
In what was his final game
for Chelsea, Terry (below) had
organised to come off after 26
minutes to represent his shirt
number with then Sunderland
manager David Moyes revealing
he had been informed of the idea.
The former club captain had
similarly also told the editor of
a Chelsea fanzine “CFC UK” of
the plan, with
the publication’s
twitter account
then releasing
the information
36 minutes before
kick-off.
Antonio Conte
insists Chelsea’s
record signing
Alvaro Morata
can be a bargain at
£58m. The Spain
international
moved from Real Madrid this month.
Romelu Lukaku is the costliest
Premier League transfer of the
summer so far, joining Manchester
United from Everton for a deal
worth up to £90m. Meanwhile,
Kylian Mbappé has been linked with
a £161m move from Monaco to Real
Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain
are prepared to pay £198m for
Barcelona star Neymar.
Conte believes those figures put
the Morata (above) deal, which could
reach up to £70m, into perspective.
“We didn’t pay a lot for Alvaro –
only £50-£60m,” said the Chelsea
manager. “If you compare him to
others, you can see the difference.”
NEWS
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VOICES
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TV
28-29
IQ
30-39
BUSINESS SPORT
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WOMEN’S EURO 2017
Chamberlain ready to step up to
replace injured Bardsley in goal
By Tony Leighton
Safe standing System already in use in Europe
Safe standing – for so long a taboo
subject after the Hillsborough disaster
– has begun to make a comeback in
British football. In July 2016, Celtic
became the UK’s first club to have a
safe-standing area in an all-seater
stadium. Shrewsbury Town, meanwhile, are seeking to become the first
professional club in England to do so.
The Liverpool poll asked fans
for their opinion on rail seating – a
modern method thriving in Europe.
Eight clubs in Germany’s top flight,
including Borussia Dortmund,
already use the system.
However, standing is banned in
Uefa competitions. As a result, the
seats are not removed but, instead,
are folded and locked back to form
a supporting blockade in domestic
matches and then unfolded for European fixtures.
Nick Friend
Results Service
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TENNIS
ATLANTA OPEN, GEORGIA, USA: Men’s
final: (2) J ISNER (US) bt (4) R HARRISON (US) 7-6 (8-6) 7-6 (9-7).
GENERALI OPEN, KITZBUHEL, AUSTRIA: Men’s First round: S Ofner (Aut)
bt N Basilashvili (Geor) 7-5 3-0 ret; J
Sousa (Portugal) bt M Youzhny (Rus)
6-6 (4-7) 7-5 6-3; D Lajovic (Serb) bt M
Marterer (Ger) 7-5 7-6 (7-4); T Bellucci
(Br) bt A Dolgopolov (Ukr) 6-2 5-7 6-4;
M Zekic (Serb) bt A Kuznetsov (Rus) 7-6
(7-4) 7-6 (8-6).
TOUR BANK OF THE WEST CLASSIC,
STANFORD, CALIFORNIA: Women’s
First round: (7) L TSURENKO (Ukr) bt L
Arruabarrena (Sp) 6-3 6-3.
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CYCLING
TOUR OF POLAND: STAGE 3: (Jaworzno
- Szczyrk - 161km): 1 D Teuns (Bel)
BMC Racing Team 3h 51m 41s, 2 P
Sagan (Slovak) Bora-Hansgrohe, 3 R
Majka (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe both same
time, 8 A Yates (GB) Orica-Scott at 9s,
92 A Dowsett (GB) Movistar Team at
13m 57s
Overall: 1 Sagan 10h 3m 2s, 2 Teuns
(Bel) BMC Racing Team at 6s, 3 Majka
(Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe at 12s, 9 Yates
(GB) Orica-Scott at 25s, 117 Dowsett
at 17m 49s.
RUSE
60
RUSH
4
5-CLUE CROSSWORD
Across: 1 Wall-Op., 3 S-camp-i, 4 L-oui-SE
Down: 1 W-easel, 2 Praise (prays)
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NINE-LETTER WORD indignant
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FOOTBALL
UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE THIRD
QUALIFYING ROUND SECOND LEG
Sheriff (0) v Qarabag (0) (6)......................................
FRIENDLIES: Burton v Leicester, Port
Vale v West Brom (7.30), Kidderminster
v West Brom XI, Burnley v Celta Vigo
(6.45), VfB Stuttgart v Huddersfield (5.0),
Altona 93 v West Ham (5.30), Girona v
Brighton (7.0).
CRICKET
TOUR MATCH—FIRST DAY OF THREE:
Essex v West Indies (Chelmsford, 11am).
T20 BLAST - NORTH GROUP: Northants
v Warwickshire (Northampton, 6.30pm).
SOUTH GROUP: Hampshire v Kent (The
Ageas Bowl, 7pm).
After a déjà vu moment in England’s 1-0 Women’s Euro 2017
quarter-final win against France on
Sunday, the Liverpool goalkeeper
Siobhan Chamberlain is ready for
what would be the biggest game of
her career when the Lionesses face
the Netherlands in Thursday night’s
second semi-final.
Chamberlain is on stand-by to
replace Manchester City’s Karen
Bardsley after going on as substitute for the England keeper when
she sustained a calf injury in the
quarter-final. Ironically, Bardsley
also had to be subbed by Chamberlain in the quarter-final of the 2015
World Cup in Canada.
That was in front of a packed
house at Vancouver’s BC stadium,
where England beat the host nation 2-1 in a fiercely intimidating
atmosphere. But Chamberlain was
calmness itself as she helped the
Lionesses to victory. And she said:
“Sunday night was déjà vu. Going on
was the same process as last time.
“As a goalkeeper they can’t rush
you, they can’t restart the game
without you so that gives you time
to compose yourself, get focused
and ready to go on,” Chamberlain
said. “And I enjoyed it. It’s a strange
one, because you’re coming into a
situation that maybe you shouldn’t
enjoy because there’s so much pressure on you. But I loved it.”
Bardsley’s injury will be assessed
before team selection, but Chamberlain is prepared for her second start
Karen Bardsley (above) picked up an injury in the quarter-final win over
France and was replaced by Siobhan Chamberlain GETTY
As a goalkeeper they can’t
rush you, they can’t restart
the game without you, so
you can compose yourself
of the tournament after playing the
full 90 minutes of the 2-1 group win
against Portugal.
If she plays in Enschede on Thursday night Chamberlain will be aiming to deny her Liverpool team mate
Shanice van der Sanden a goal. The
speedy Dutch winger has been outstanding in her team’s progress to
the last four.
She has also been keeping her
eye on England and swapping texts
with Chamberlain. “Shanice texted
me straight after our quarter-final
to say well done and look forward to
seeing you on Thursday,” Chamberlain said. “We’ve been wishing each
other good luck and congratulating
each other when we’ve won games,
but now we’ve both said: ‘the good
luck wishes stop here!’”
Jill Scott will miss out through suspension after being booked twice in
the first four matches of the tournament. “Obviously I’m disappointed,”
said Scott, “but it’s all about the team
and I’m so happy we got through to
thesemis.”ScotthitEngland’swinner
against the Netherlands in the Euro
2009 semi-final, but now she can
only watch as her team-mates look to
claim a meeting with either Denmark
or Austria in Sunday’s final.
FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION
Crackdown
on diving
set to be
introduced
FA start huge
increase in
drug testing
this season
By Miguel Delaney
By Miguel Delaney
Players found guilty of the new
offence of “successful deception
of a match official” will face
retrospective two-match
suspensions from the start of
this season, as part of a Football
Association crackdown on diving.
The sanctions will come
into place from Sunderland’s
Championship match with Derby
County at the Stadium of Light on
Friday, the first game of the new
league season, but the idea has
been on the agenda for a year.
The FA have noticed a “sea
change” in feedback from
manager’s meetings, where more
and more of those in the game
wanted to introduce something
that would make players actually
think twice about going down in
the first place.
The authorities will thereby
seek to punish incidents that
involve clear and overwhelming
Victor Moses’ dive in last season’s
FA Cup final was spotted by referee
Anthony Taylor but from this season
even dives that are missed by the
referee will be punished
evidence of simulation, and that
had significant consequence on
the outcome of a match.
If a player is believed to have
dived to win a penalty or get an
opposition player sent off, that
will go to review that could well
see a two-game ban.
Any incidents in England will
be analysed by a three-person
panel consisting of an ex-player,
an ex-manager and an ex-referee.
Players who are sent off as a
consequence of a referee being
deceived by diving will also
see those red cards rescinded.
THE INDEPENDENT
The Football Association will
oversee more than 5,000 drug tests
this season, representing an increase of 2,000 from last term, in
what is now one of the most extensive anti-doping campaigns in both
British sport and European football.
The governing body are also
reviewing whether to increase
fines for clubs who fall foul of the
“three-strike” rule for players
missing tests.
The FA are also considering raising fines for missing tests, meanwhile, with current sanctions usually
amounting to around £35,000.
The extent of the FA’s anti-doping
system now represents the most
expensive and thorough in the UK,
and is said to be “incomparable” to
other Uefa nations, due to the scale
of it.
There were a total four cases investigated as a result of tests last
season, with two now closed and another two ongoing.
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FORMULA ONE
Hamilton:
the whole
team needs
a break
By Philip Duncan
IN BUDAPEST
Lewis Hamilton believes Formula
One’s summer break has arrived at
the right time after conceding that
his championship battle against
Sebastian Vettel is proving to be
the most difficult of his career.
The 32-year-old British driver
lost further ground to Vettel in
this year’s title race after he selflessly gave up third place to his
Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas at the Hungarian Grand Prix.
Hamilton is now 14 points behind Vettel, who took the chequered flag at the Hungaroring to
claim his fourth victory of the year,
in a championship race which the
German has led from the outset.
Hamilton has also won four
times this year – in China, Spain,
Canada and at Silverstone, too
– but those victories have been
surrounded by a number of incon-
It has been a very tough
year, physically, mentally
and emotionally for
everyone at the team
sistent displays. For now, Hamilton is officially off-duty, and his
first port of call is understood to
be Colorado. A trip to Barbados
for the Crop Over festival – a favourite destination of Hamilton’s
in recent years – is also likely to be
in the offing.
“I definitely feel like the summer break has come at a good
time,” Hamilton said.
“It has been a very tough year,
physically, mentally and emotionally for everyone at the team.
“It has been a difficult season up
until now, and I think this break
will be really good for everyone
to recharge and hopefully come
back fresh. I encourage my team
to come back strong and I’ll try to
come back even stronger.
“I truly believe we have the
capability of winning this championship, but it is going to take absolutely 100 per cent of everyone’s
effort to pull it off.”
Engine off,
pull up chair
and relax...
F1’s on holiday
Kevin Garside gives his half-term
report on the battle for the title – and
fears the worst for McLaren’s Alonso
T
hree weeks off, time for
the bucket (ice, in the case
of the drivers) and spade
before the engines fire for
the back-to-back return at
the end of August in Spa and Monza.
With a 14-point lead for Sebastian
Vettel at the top of the drivers championship, an advantage held since
the season opener in Melbourne, it
is clear the Ferrari challenge is well
grounded, albeit as a consequence of
a more ruthless, targeted approach.
Lewis Hamilton is now 14 points
behind leader Sebastian Vettel
Will Lewis Hamilton rue his act of
gentlemanly conduct in Budapest?
The Hungarian Grand Prix
crystalised the contrasting
approaches of the Ferrari and
Mercedes. Sebastian Vettel (top
right) struggled with steering issues
at the front, and Ferrari denied the
quicker Kimi Raikkonen permission
to pass and take the victory.
Had Ferrari pushed Raikkonen to
the front this would have exposed
the championship leader to attack
from third-placed Lewis Hamilton.
Though Hamilton could not get close
enough to Raikkonen on the tight,
twisting Hungaroring, an ailing
Vettel would have had difficulty
holding him off.
Hamilton was, of course, the
beneficiary of a strategic move by
Mercedes, who instructed his team-
mate Valtteri Bottas to step aside
to allow the quicker car a pop of
the Ferraris. The difference is, he
gave the place back when he could
not take advantage, to the surprise
of many, who argued the three
points surrendered might make the
difference come the season’s end.
The point is, apart from the obvious
compulsion to honour an agreement,
they are points Hamilton would not
have had were he required to get past
Bottas (bottom right) conventionally,
since that was not possible on a track
that does not allow cars of broad
equivalence to overtake. In that
sense he lost nothing but gained a
significant PR boost.
Will this continue to be the case
going forward?
The season resumes at two power
circuits that favour the Mercedes.
The Ferrari is the superior beast
on low grip, twisting circuits with
slower cornering speeds. The
Belgian and Italian grands prix are
of the Silverstone variety, where the
Mercedes had a clear advantage.
Supposing the trend plays out
and Hamilton is able to make that
advantage count he could be level
or leading going into Singapore. As
the season nears its finale and the
championship picture becomes
clearer, Mercedes might be required
to go all in behind Hamilton and give
him the same preferential conditions
as Vettel enjoys at Ferrari.
In the face of Mercedes’ incremental
improvements will Ferrari continue
to be ultra competitive to the end?
This season is following a traditional
Better-balanced Ferrari
retains the edge when
outright power is not at
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ATHLETICS
Ujah begins to sense his hero Bolt is
vulnerable as retirement beckons
By Mark Woods
Fernando Alonso
starts his summer
break in parc fermé
at Hungary GETTY
pattern after a rules shake-up.
Ferrari demonstrated in winter
testing, where Raikkonen went
quicker than any, that they had
a handle on the new regulations.
Barcelona is a circuit that reveals
the true character of the car and
throughout testing Ferrari were
consistently on top.
Mercedes are a well-resourced
organisation and were always going
to catch up but as ever under new
regulations, it would take a while for
them to understand the issues that
held them back.
Hamilton struggled in Sochi and
Monaco, and though Mercedes have
a grip on the car’s foibles at slower
circuits, Budapest demonstrated
that the better-balanced Ferrari
retains the edge when outright
power is not in play.
So, yes, this is going to the wire.
Was the McLaren resurrection
just a blip?
Afraid so. Then again Fernando
Alonso never imagined a fastest
lap to be in his gift at any point
this season, so he will take the
anomaly bestowed by the unique
characteristics of the Hungaroring
on a hot July afternoon..
The team has said it will decide
next month whether to continue its
relationship with engine supplier
Honda or look elsewhere. With
Alonso also to decide his future
in September there is a lot riding
on the decision. Though both
McLarens qualified in the top 10
for the first time since forever, the
improvement is thought unlikely to
save the marriage.
The influence of Usain Bolt is writ
large. Like when he crossed the finish line in Beijing after the first of
his golden Olympic sprint doubles in
2008, an impressionable lad back in
London was duly inspired.
“Yeah, I want to take up athletics,”
CJ Ujah thought. A fervour deepened when the Jamaican pitched up
unannounced for a training session
at Lee Valley four years later when
a then-promising junior and his idol
found themselves sharing a track.
“I wanted to take a picture of him
obviously,” Ujah recounts. ”Seeing
him at Lee Valley in 2012 was amazing.” Fast forward to the present,
and they are contemporaries. And
though the eight-time Olympic
champion is soon to retire, he can
expect no further selfie requests
from the Briton, not when the photo
his would-be successor wants most
is one that sees him leaving the past
master in his wake.
The fastest Briton over 100 metres this season courtesy of a windassisted effort of 9.95sec in Oregon
in May, the 23-year-old will decline to
place any limit on his ambitions when
he is among the first home athletes in
action as the IAAF World Championships begin on Friday night.
If there was previously a fear
factor, it has been erased by three
victories on the Diamond League
circuit that have moved him into
the ranks of legitimate contenders.
“Once you’re there everyone in that
final has got a chance,” Ujah affirms.
“The first thing is to make the final
Bolt is not quite at his
best. So if anyone raises
their game – even myself –
anything can happen
of mind games befitting a heavyweight. But often the circus which
surrounds him causes a distraction
all of its own.
In their final dress rehearsal in
Monaco last month, the way the
crowd chanted Bolt’s name during a
prolonged introduction was enough
to disrupt Ujah’s pre-race psyche.
“They were playing his music,” he
says, “and I was thinking ‘Wow.
We’re here to race – and they want
us to think about him!’”
Which is why mental fortitude
is an area which Ujah’s coach, Stu
McMillan, has targeted for improveCJ Ujah can only watch as Usain Bolt gets away from him in the semi-finals of
ments since taking him under his
the 100 metres at the Olympics in Rio last summer GETTY IMAGES
wing last winter. To threaten Bolt,
he says, you have to embrace the acthen believe that anything can hap- 9.5 or 9.6 there. It’s just not going to companying spotlight rather than
pen when the gun goes. Hopefully I happen. You’ve got to be openlet it blind you. Then lean
can get a gold.”
minded as a sprinter to try
on your own strengths
Fighting talk when the popular to challenge to be the best
rather than let his
narrative has been for Bolt to walk in the world.”
force of nature be
away from London as a champion,
Yet they have quesoverwhelming.
not a conquest. Over 25 men have tioned Bolt before,
The Canadian
Men – including
gone quicker in 2017 and, for the even as recently as
challenger to the
Britain’s CJ Ujah –
first time in almost a decade, there last summer when the
throne, Andre de
to have run faster
is a whiff of vulnerability which has dope-tinged American
Grasse, has a mindtimes over 100
emboldened his foes.
Justin Gatlin appeared
set Ujah admires.
metres than Usain
“He’s not quite at his 9.5 or 9.6 to have a step on his rival,
“When you talk to him
Bolt in 2017
pace,” Ujah notes. “We’re all in or only to be left chasing shadhe doesn’t actually care
around the same times. So I think ows when both men reached
about Bolt. He just genuif anyone raises their game – even Rio. The presence of greatness inely wants to be the best.”
myself – anything can happen. It’s brings an edge of its own. The worldIt has rubbed off. Saturday’s 100m
not like he’s going to go and run a record holder is not given to the kind final could be very interesting indeed.
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EUROPEAN YOUTH OLYMPIC FESTIVAL
OLYMPIC GAMES
Team GB’s
juniors give
hope for a
bright future
Los Angeles
reaches deal to
stage summer
Games of 2028
team silver alongside Jake Jarman
and Pavel Karnejenko. “This feels
absolutely amazing,” Lewis said.
“I’ve put so much hard work into my
preparation and I’m so glad it’s paid
off. This is the best medal I’ve won
so far in my career. I won team gold
at the Europeans but this definitely
tops everything.
Britain’s third gold was claimed
By Kevin Garside
by judoka Amy Platten in the 44kg
class. The bounty continued to
While Adam Peaty and Britain’s flow with bronze medals in cycling,
swimmers were making history canoeing, swimming as well as judo
in in the pool in Budapest the next and gymnastics.
generation of GB athletes were
Team GB’s chef de mission, Paul
setting the junior agenda at the Ford, said: “At the end of a hectic
European Youth Olympic Festival 75 week I am delighted with how the
miles to the west in the ancient
50 athletes have represented
Hungarian city of Gyor.
their country, both in
Team GB returned
terms of their perform10 medals across five
ance and embodying
different disciplines,
the values expected
including three golds,
of them as Team GB
Medals won by
continuing the British
athletes.
Team GB at the
trend of contesting
“In competitions
European
Youth
victory across a wider
like this, developOlympic
Festival,
breadth of sports than
ment of performance
including three
any other nation.
is at the heart of what
golds
The 16-year-old gymwe’re trying to achieve,”
nast from Wycombe, Jamie
Ford said.
Lewis, was the pick of the crop
“Creating tangible areas for
with gold in the rings and the all- the athletes to go away and work on
around competition. He also took as they continue in their careers and
10
tee told the two to work out a plan
or face going to a vote. That vote which would have been held at the
131st IOC session in Lima in Peru will now not take place.
The announcement means the
usual seven-year gap between the
award and staging of a games will be
waived for 2024.
By Sports Staff
With LA stepping aside and letting Paris take on the 2024 Games,
Los Angeles has reached a deal to it is expected to be given some finanstage the 2028 Olympic Games. cial assistance for the additional four
Reports last night suggested an years of host city-related costs.
agreement has been made with the
It will also give the Californian city
International Olympic Committee.
more time to complete its alreadyCaolinn Mejza, spokesperson for scheduled transport infrastructure
the City Council President Herb improvements, although its venues
Wesson’s office, said: “The IOC
are all ready for use now.
has agreed a deal with the
Once the subject of great
Los Angeles Olympic Bid
competition between the
Committee. The bid
world’scities,stagingan
will now be reviewed
Olympics has become
by the city council on
much less popular in
The 2028 Games will
Friday morning.”
recent years because
be the third time Los
As a result – with
if the huge costs inAngeles
has
staged
official confirmation
volved and the two citthe
Olympics
to come – Paris will
ies were the only ones
host the 2024 Games
left in the race for 2024
and both cities will beafter Budapest, Hamburg
come triple Games holders.
and Rome withdrew.
Both LA and Paris had been
LA hosted the games in 1932
bidding for the 2024 Games and and 1984, with Paris doing so in 1900
the International Olympic Commit- and 1924.
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THIRD TEST
Sport
South Africa
unravel after
magic Moeen
spins a spell
Bowler becomes first-ever to secure
hat-trick of Test wickets at The Oval
01.08.17
ENGLAND
Bairstow 63, Westley 59,
Maharaj 3-50
SOUTH AFRICA
Elgar 136,
Moeen 4-45
England win by 239 runs
353 & The Oval scoreboard
313-8 dec England
England v South Africa, Third Test, (Final day of five):
beat South Africa by 239 runs
England won toss
175 & ENGLAND — First Innings 353 (Stokes 112, Cook 88)
SOUTH
AFRICA
252 Jones 5-57) — First Innings 175 (Bavuma 52, Roland-
By Ben Burrows
AT THE OVAL
P53
ATHLETICS
CJ Ujah: The
Briton who
thinks he can
beat Bolt
P50
FOOTBALL
Liverpool fans
overwhelmingly
in favour of
safe standing
P47
GOLF
McIlroy ends
his nine-year
partnership with
caddie Fitzgerald
ENGLAND — Second Innings 313-8 dec. (Bairstow 63,
Westley 59, Root 50)
SOUTH AFRICA — Second Innings 117-4
Second Innings Contd
Runs 6s 4s Bls Min
136 0 20 228 327
D Elgar c Stokes b Ali
32 0 2 97 142
T Bavuma lbw b Roland-Jones
0 0 0
1 0
V D Philander lbw b Roland-Jones
24 0 4 52 63
C H Morris c Stokes b Ali
24 0 5 26 46
K A Maharaj not out
0 0 0
1 0
K Rabada c Stokes b Ali
0 0 0
1 5
M Morkel lbw b Ali
Extras (b4 lb7 nb4)
15
Total(77.1 overs)
252
Fall: 1-21, 2-47, 3-52, 4-52, 5-160, 6-160, 7-205, 8-252, 9-252.
Bowling: J M Anderson 13-3-26-0, S C J Broad 16-4-47-1,
T S Roland-Jones 18-4-72-3, B A Stokes 14-1-51-2, M M
Ali 16.1-5-45-4.
Umpires: J S Wilson and A Dar.
Moeen Ali is England’s second
spinner, or so says his coach at least,
but his countrymen wouldn’t swap
him for anyone the world over after
his dramatic hat-trick saw England
through to victory in the third Test at
The Oval yesterday.
The all-rounder, oft-maligned
for his unique brand of off-spin removed the final three South African
batsmen in three consecutive balls crease knowing they must resist the
becoming the first to do so in the weight of history, but after Stuart
100-Test history of this famous old Broad’s early non-referral came and
ground to secure a 239-run win and went with Elgar still 27 short of his
hand his side the crucial advantage personal milestone they looked more
ahead of Old Trafford and a series de- than assured as Root juggled his pack
cider in three days’ time.
to shift the obdurate overIn the end it was all too
night pair to no avail.
easy for Joe Root’s men.
They passed a hundred
First came
After Ben Stokes’s hero- Elgar, then
together off 184 balls and
ics the previous night the Rabada and
looked set to frustrate deep
hosts returned on the
into the afternoon before
fifth morning needing just finally Morkel Toby Roland-Jones, hero
six wickets and secured was rapped on of the first innings, speared
the last of them, much to the pad. Moeen one into Bavuma (32) that
the delight of the sozzled was enveloped he could not quite get his bat
home crowd in the early by his ecstatic to fast enough. After much
afternoon sun, with well team-mates
debate Root referred, the onover a session to spare.
field decision was overturned
But for much of the mornand the floodgates opened.
ing it did not look that way.
The next ball, Vernon Philander
The brilliant Dean Elgar, who followed his captain Faf du Plessis’s
would go on to make a defiant 136, ill-advised example of shouldering
and Temba Bavuma returned to the arms to astraight delivery from the
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Djokovic falls to fifth
in world rankings
Novak Djokovic has dropped to fifth
in the ATP World Rankings due to
the absence caused by his muchpublicised elbow injury. Having
not played since Wimbledon, the
Serb’s ranking will continue to fall,
after his announcement that he will
not play competitively again this
season. Andy Murray retains his
world No 1 ranking ahead of Rafael
Nadal, with Roger Federer third.
Alexander Zverev has risen to a
career-high of eight.
debutant. The umpire’s index finger
could scarcely have been raised
quicker.
Elgar continued unflustered and
reached the most deserving of hundreds, an eighth in Test cricket and
his side’s first of this tour, and leapt in
the air with a gusto that failed to bely
the physical toil he had been subjected to over the last day and a half. That
he could raise the bat to the skies at
all was perhaps his biggest achievement of all, such was the severity of
the bruising to his already battered
hand.
Moeen’s first wicket of the innings
came just before lunch, teasing Chris
Morris into a false stroke snicking
to the waiting Stokes at slip after a
speedy 24. With Elgar continuing
serenely on his way at one end and
the new ball looming many were
looking to James Anderson and
Stuart Broad to wrap things up. But
no one told Moeen who had something else entirely in mind.
First came Elgar, who was snaffled by Stokes off a weary outside
edge. Then Kagiso Rabada followed
Elgar back to the pavilion in carbon
copy fashion before Morne Morkel
was rapped on the pad and, after the
added drama of a review, was sent
on his way as Moeen was enveloped
by his ecstatic team-mates. He was
the hero of the hour once again and
England are one up with one to play.
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FOOTBALL
Jones banned for abusing official
Phil Jones has been banned and
Daley Blind fined for breaching
anti-doping regulations
after Manchester
United’s Europa
League final victory,
Uefa has announced.
Defender Jones
(right) has been
suspended for two
matches for verbally
abusing a doping control
officer after being selected for
testing following the match against
Ajax in Stockholm. Jones will miss
the Uefa Super Cup match against
Real Madrid next week and
United’s first Champions
League group-stage game
in September.
He was upset at missing
out on celebrations and
a squad photograph
paying tribute to victims
of the Manchester terrorist
attack. Blind was fined €5,000
(£4,400) for not immediately
reporting for his test.
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4
1
3
3
Number of
golden ducks
in South
Africa’s second
innings – a
new record
Moeen Ali took
the first Test
match hat-trick
at The Oval in
the stadium’s
100th Test
It was the
first Test
hat-trick to
include three
left-handers
It was the third
time a Test has
been ended
by a hat-trick
- but the first
since 1902
5-57
8-129
Roland-Jones’s match figures – the best by
England bowler on his debut since James
Kirtley in 2003
2
Ben Stokes became the
second player (after
Wally Hammond) to
bring up a century
in England with
three sixes
‘I’ve never taken a hat-trick in cricket before’
By Ben Burrows
Moeen Ali spun England to victory
with a dramatic match-winning hattrick – before revealing it was the
first time he’d ever achieved such a
feat at any level of cricket.
Moeen’s heroics capped an almost
perfect performance by the home
side as they bounced back from the
humiliation of Trent Bridge a fortnight ago in fine style to take what
could be a decisive 2-1 series lead into
the final Test at Old Trafford in three
days’ time.
After two Ben Stokes wickets had
put his side on the verge of victory in
the dying embers of the fourth day,
it was left to Moeen to finally get
them over the line on the fifth
dismissing defiant centurion Dean Elgar, Kagiso Rabada and Morne Morkel
in consecutive deliveries
to seal a 239-run win and
spark jubilant scenes at
The Oval.
And a delighted man
of the moment revealed he
is more used to accomplishing
such things with his feet rather than
his twirling fingers. “I’ve never taken
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After yet another big
win, we could do with a
contest at Old Trafford
Graeme
Smith
FORMER
SOUTH AFRICA CAPTAIN
Toby Roland-Jones’s first innings figures – the
best by an England seamer at The Oval since
Stuart Broad’s in the 2009 Ashes
Moeen Ali is
surrounded by
his team-mates
after completing
a hat-trick of
wickets PA
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a hat-trick in any sort of cricket,” he
said. “I’ve scored a few hat-tricks
in football warm-ups, but this is a
different sort of feeling ... a
better feeling.”
Liam Dawson (left)
could once again be in
the frame to play alongside him in the series
decider this weekend,
something Moeen would
actually welcome.
“I always enjoy having
another spinner bowling in tandem. It just does take a bit of pressure off,” he added. THE INDEPENDENT
M
oeen Ali’s day five
hat-trick was a
wonderful way to
round off the 100th
Test at The Oval, a
special venue for myself and the
game in general. As with the other
games in this series, The Oval’s
100th game has been devoid of
closeness – the margin of victory
massive once again.
I can’t quite put my finger on
Toby Roland-Jones looked a real
why that is, but you could say with
thinking bowler at The Oval
some surety that if more players
from both sides had displayed the
a battler and a fighter, and
same class and application in the
despite admitting to feeling out
face of adversity as South Africa’s
of sorts technically, he’s looked
Dean Elgar in this series, we will
increasingly assured at the crease.
have had some closer games. A
Finding a solid and reliable
contest at Old Trafford would be a
opening partner for Elgar is a
positive thing for the series.
priority for South Africa and the
Understandably, all the plaudits
answer to that question looks
must go to England and their
unlikely to be answered on this
win. It was a hugely gritty and
tour. The tour as a whole has been
professional performance, given
a disappointing one, with the
the hounding they took at the
white ball cricket failing to live up
hands of the press after their own
to expectations and the Test side
Trent Bridge debacle. You can
now looking down the barrel of
trace the roots of this win
their first Test series
right back to Day One,
defeat in England since
E
l
gar
is
a
and the quality shown by
1998.
battler
and
a
Alastair Cook and Ben
Throwing Aiden
fighter and,
Stokes in building a total
Markram in to the Old
under stormy skies.
despite feeling Trafford Test in place
The England bowlers
of Heino Kuhn would
out of sorts
then did a wonderful
be a huge ask of such a
technically,
job, with debutant Toby
young player, and it’ll be
he’s looked
Roland-Jones providing
interesting to see if the
assured at
a display of what has
selectors see that as a
the crease
brought him his success
risk worth taking.
for Middlesex. He looks to
It’s been a long, long
be a real thinking bowler,
tour for this group.
changing his angle of attack in
For those involved from the start
order to stop batsmen settling in.
until now, this next Test will
A theme of the series has been
undoubtedly prove to be a stern
the side batting second crumbling
test of resolve and their ability
under scoreboard pressure,
to regroup. A 3-1 defeat would
a trend South Africa failed to
be a hugely disappointing pill
break here.
to swallow given the quality at
However, amid the obvious
South Africa’s disposal, especially
failings was yet another gem from
as England appear to be in
South Africa’s most consistent
something of a transitional stage
performer, Dean Elgar. He’s
themselves. THE INDEPENDENT
FOOTBALL
RUGBY UNION
GOLF
ATHLETICS
Ronaldo in court
over tax allegations
Irish captain Briggs
out of World Cup
Presidents Cup give
Trump new title
Rudisha misses out
on London return
Cristiano Ronaldo has appeared in
court for the first time after being
charged by the Spanish authorities
with tax evasion. Ronaldo, 32, has
been accused by prosecutors of
evading £13.1m in tax. The forward is
the latest in a long line of footballers
at Spain’s major clubs to be charged
in recent times. He has denied any
wrongdoing up to this point. He told
the Spanish press: “If my name was
not Cristiano Ronaldo I would not
be here.”
Ireland captain Niamh Briggs has
been ruled out of the Women’s
Rugby World Cup. The Munster
full-back had successfully recovered
from the hamstring problem that
prevented her playing in the Six
Nations but suffered an injury to
her Achilles in training. Louise
Galvin has replaced Briggs in the
squad with the Ireland Women’s
management confirming they will
name a new captain in the next
few days.
Donald Trump has accepted an
invitation to be honorary chairman
of the Presidents Cup with the
competition returning to the United
States later this year. The event –
between America and the rest of
the world (excluding Europe) will
be hosted by the Liberty National
Golf Club in New Jersey in late
September. “I have watched it since
the very first tournament in 1994. It
gets better with age. This will be the
greatest of them all,” said Trump.
David Rudisha has been ruled out of
the upcoming World Championships
in London through injury. The 800
metres world-record holder will
miss out on a return to the stadium
where he set his ground-breaking
mark of one minute 40.91 seconds in
winning Olympic gold five years ago.
The Kenyan said on Twitter: “Its
sad and disappointing to announce
my no show in the forthcoming
#london2017 WC due to a quad
muscle strain.”
Sport on tv
Racing: Goodwood
ITV, 1.30pm
Football: A Madrid v Napoli
ITV 4, 4.30pm
Tennis: Bank of the West Classic
BT Sport 1, 6pm
T20 Cricket: Northants v B’ham
Sky Sports Main Event, 6pm
Tennis: Citi Open
BT Sport 2, 6.45pm
Football: B Munich v Liverpool
ITV 4, 7.30pm
Tennis: Citi Open
Sky Sports Main Event, 9pm
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