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WIMBLEDON 2017
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Murray and Konta hold court... as Nadal crashes out
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TUESDAY
11 JULY 2017
Number 2,068
News.co.uk
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PAPER – BRITAIN’S FIRST AND ONLY CONCISE QUALITY TITLE
Millions of
carers go
five years
without
a day off
» One in four unpaid carers ‘at breaking point’, warns charity
» Relentless workload affects physical and mental health
» Government urged to ring-fence funding to allow for breaks
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The day at
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TUESDAY
11
JULY
Quote of the day
For four-fifths of our
history, our planet was
populated by pond scum
J W SCHOPF
Birthdays
Lil Kim (below), rapper, 43;
Giorgio Armani, fashion
designer, 83; Caroline
Wozniacki, tennis player,
27; Craig Charles, actor/
DJ, 53; Caroline Quentin,
actress, 57
Monday 11 July 1977
Gay News is found guilty
of blasphemous libel in
a private prosecution
brought by morality
campaigner Mary
Whitehouse, who objected
to a poem and illustration
in the paper about a
homosexual centurion’s
love for Christ.
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UKRAINE
TERRORISM
NEPAL
IRA Birmingham
bomb suspect ‘sorry’
Girl in ‘menstruation Boy, 13, arrested over
pupil’s allergy death
hut’ killed by snake
Ukraine is to hold talks on
joining Nato and will aim to meet
membership standards by 2020,
its President said yesterday.
Petro Poroshenko, whose country
is fighting a Russian-backed
insurgency, revived the idea during
a visit by the Nato secretary-general
Jens Stoltenberg.
A self-confessed IRA bomb maker
who said he was part of the group
responsible for the Birmingham pub
bombings has issued an apology.
Michael Hayes, 69, of Dublin, told
the BBC that he accepted “collective
responsibility” for the blasts at
two pubs which killed 21 people on
21 November 1974.
An 18-year-old girl died of a snake
bite when she was forced to stay in
a shed during her menstrual cycle.
Tulasi Shahi was bitten twice in
Dailekh district. The Hindu custom
of chhaupadi – banned in Nepal for
more than 10 years – forbids women
who are having their period from
taking part in normal family life.
CRIME
AUSTRALIA
IMMIGRATION
A 13-year-old boy has been arrested
after a classmate died of a severe
allergic reaction. Detectives are
investigating an incident which led
to the teenager coming into contact
with the allergen at William Perkin
High School in Greenford, west
London, on 28 June. He died with his
parents by his side on Sunday.
COURTS
AUSTRALIA
Papal aide returns to Britain is home to
fight child sex claims 1.3m east Europeans
Golf boss jailed after
ball collector dies
Tobacco firm loses
plain packaging case
A senior Vatican official charged
with historical child sexual abuse
arrived in Sydney yesterday ahead
of his first court appearance later
this month. Cardinal George Pell,
76, the Holy’s See’s treasurer and
an adviser to Pope Francis, faces
multiple charges in his homeland
involving multiple complainants.
A golf company boss was jailed for 32
months after a friend with learning
difficulties died while diving for lost
balls in a cold, murky lake. Dale Pike,
25, ignored safe diving guidelines
as he sent Gareth Pugh, 29, into the
water at Peterstone Golf Club, near
Newport. He admitted manslaughter
at Cardiff Crown Court.
A US tobacco firm was told to pay
millions of dollars to the Australian
government after its case against
plain packaging laws failed. Logos
and distinctive colours on cigarette
packets were banned in 2001 – a law
Philip Morris sought to overturn. A
court told it to pay the government’s
A$50m (£30m) legal expenses.
More than 1.3 million citizens from
eight eastern European countries
are living in the UK. The figures
were disclosed in an official report
on migration between the UK and
the so-called “EU8” countries:
Poland, Lithuania, Czech Republic,
Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia,
Estonia and Latvia. PAGE 9
HEALTH
The List
Hoteliers’
favourite hotels
1 Belmond Le Manoir
aux Quat’Saisons (below),
Great Milton, Oxfordshire
2 Chewton Glen,
New Milton, Hampshire
3 Lime Wood,
Lyndhurst, Hampshire
4 Claridge’s, London
5 The Connaught, London
6 The Goring, London
7 The Dorchester, London
8 Gleneagles,
Auchterarder, Perthshire
9 The Pig on the Beach,
Studland, Dorset
10 The Ritz, London
More than 50,000 people in the UK are alive thanks to organ donation
and transplantation, more than enough to fill Chelsea’s Stamford
Bridge stadium, NHS Blood and Transplant has announced
Lifesavers
Organ donor case study
North Tees
University
Hospital
Carlisle Hospital
Bishop Auckland Hospital
Darlington Memorial Hospital
Southport
Hospital
Newspapers support recycling
The recycled content of UK
newspapers in 2015 was 71%
4,753
2016/17
3,960
2011/12
36,300
people alive today thanks to
kidney transplants
1,900
3,900
Broomfield
Hospital
Moorfields
Eye Hospital
Wexham Park Hospital
Skin
People who received an
organ/tissue transplant
people alive today after
cardiothoracic (heart or lung
or combined heart/lung)
transplants
Chelsea & Westminster Hospital
Bone
In numbers
people alive today because of
pancreas transplants
Queen’s Medical
Centre Nottingham
St Richard’s Hospital
(SOURCE: THE CATERER’S 2017
HOTELIERS’ HOTELS TOP 100)
Married father of two
David, from Child’s Hill,
north London, collapsed
and suffered a fatal
brain injury in 2015. The
map shows how the
66-year-old’s organs
and tissue were used in
hospitals across the
country, including his
corneas, which saved
the sight of a
six-year-old girl.
Countess of
Chester Hospital
West London Renal Transplant Centre
index
Crossword.............22
TV & Radio...........28
The 10 Best...........35
Business.................40
Puzzles.....................44
Weather...................46
Japan and its allies will press Russia
to do more to rein North Korea’s
nuclear ambitions. “Russia has an
important role to play in dealing
with the North Korea problem,”
said Norio Maruyama, a Japanese
foreign ministry spokesman, during
a visit to Denmark.
Kiev seeks talks on
Nato membership
The nation’s hoteliers have voted
for their favourite places to stay in
the UK. Belmond Le Manoir aux
Quat’Saisons, established in 1984
by the chef Raymond Blanc, was
crowned the best this year.
Anniversaries
Japan seeks Russian
help in mediation
King’s College
Hospital
Horder Centre
for Arthritis
Cornea
9,800
people alive today following
liver transplants
36%
Kidney
Percentage of the
UK’s population
on the NHS
Organ Donor
Register in 2017
SOURCE: UK TRANSPLANT ACTIVITY REPORT 2016/17
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Letter from the
Assistant Editor
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VONNIE SANDLAN, NO-NONSENSE MOTHER
Siobhán Norton
i@inews.co.uk
Riding high?
Vonnie Sandlan was hailed “the best
mum in the world” by her teenage son
after she tracked down his stolen bike
and gave the thief what for.
All we are saying is
give Britain’s army
of carers a break
How did she catch the culprit?
Ms Sandlan set the wheels in motion
by starting a social media campaign
to trace the bike after it went missing
from outside a McDonald’s in
Glasgow on Saturday night. She said
her 16-year-old had saved up “for
ages” to buy the cycle, adding: “He’s
been less upset when pets have died.”
She received a tip-off that her son’s
two-wheeled treasure was for sale on
the classified ads website Gumtree.
Then she decided to pose as a buyer.
The summer holidays are coming
and it can be a stressful time –
getting the kids organised and
navigating overcrowded airports
or motorways. But ultimately it is
regarded as worth the effort, and
badly needed. For most of us, it
can’t come soon enough.
So imagine a scenario where
you have gone five years without
a holiday. Then imagine going five
years without a single day off.
This is the case for one in four
carers in Britain, according to
Carers UK (page 7). Lack of support
means they simply cannot get
away for a few days in Spain, or
even steal a quick day out and a
spot of shopping and lunch. There
are no sunny Saturdays in a beer
garden, no long weekends.
Anyone who is a carer, or knows
someone who cares for a loved
one, would say they could have
told us that for nothing. There
are more than six million people
in the UK providing unpaid care,
saving the economy billions every
year and just getting on with it.
Because that’s what you do.
But the Government cannot
ignore the mental and physical
strain that going without a break
can do to its nation of carers.
From a practical point of view, if
they themselves fall ill, how will
they continue to do their job? And
who will care for the carers?
If people do manage to take
a holiday, it’s often due to other
family members stepping up – but
not everyone has that support
system. Only 16 per cent of carers
in the UK pay for alternative
provision, and quite probably
the remaining 84 per cent don’t
because their meagre funding
won’t allow them to.
Reader Samantha Harley from
Lincolnshire, a carer for her
disabled daughter, contacted i
at the weekend to ask the
question: “What are we doing
so wrong that we deserve to be
treated that way?”
What indeed – when they save
the economy billions and free
up beds in hospitals and nursing
homes? Ring-fenced funding
for breaks would be a small but
important gesture. And one
imagines that a holiday would
certainly help.
Twitter: @siobhan_norton1
What happened next?
Ms Sandlan and her husband, Bob,
approached the young vendor while a
friend recorded the meeting. “I looked
underneath the frame and I checked
the serial number,” Ms Sandlan said.
“Then I just said, ‘This is my bike’ and
the boy started crying.”
Was the next vehicle he
saw a police car?
No. The amateur sleuth gave the boy a
hug instead and ended up giving him
some life advice. She explained that
the incident was “a turning point” in
his life and pointed out that things
could have been “so much worse” if
someone else had come to retrieve
the bike and resorted to violence.
And then she wheeled off
into the sunset?
Not before telling the 15-year-old
thief to consider college or an
apprenticeship. Ms Sandlan, the
former president of the National
Union of Students Scotland, said:
“Part of me really hopes that the kid
gets in trouble and it properly scares
him and that’s enough.Part of me
hopes that he just genuinely takes
it as an opportunity to make some
better life choices.”
Katie Grant
TELEVISION
TRAVEL
PEOPLE
HISTORY
‘Doctor Who’ ratings
at lowest since 2005
Alcohol ban hits
Roman holidays
Quo’s Rick Parfitt
leaves just £230,000
Solved: the riddle of
St Columba’s shed
Ratings for Doctor Who have plunged
to their lowest level since the show
returned to BBC1 in 2005. The
latest series, which ended on 1 July,
attracted an average audience of
5.5 million – 500,000 fewer than the
previous series in 2015 and almost
two million below the average
ratings for 2014.
Tourists and residents face hefty
fines if caught drinking in the streets
of Rome at night this summer. Under
rules introduced by Mayor Virginia
Raggi, street drinking between
10pm to 7am will incur a €150 (£133)
penalty. Pubs selling drinks after
2am will be charged €280. The ban
will remain in force until 31 October.
The Status Quo guitarist Rick
Parfitt died with a UK estate worth
just a few hundred thousand pounds.
The 68-year-old rocker’s estate is
valued at a little over £500,000, but
after debts and costs are deducted
it amounts to £230,753, according
to his will. The musician died on
Christmas Eve.
Archaeologists have proven that the
remains of a wooden hut where St
Columba is believed to have prayed
and studied 1,400 years ago do
indeed date from his lifetime. The
Irish missionary is credited with
introducing Christianity to Scotland,
travelling from Ireland and landing
on Iona in the year 563. PAGE 15
UNITED STATES
MUSIC
PARLIAMENT
UNITED STATES
It’s OK, I know which
service you require
Skepta and Jagger
‘in studio together’
Three MPs’ email
accounts hacked
Bear clamps on
camper’s head
A voice-activated home speaker
called police to a house where
a couple were having a row. As
Eduardo Barros, 28, argued with his
girlfriend in Tierjas, New Mexico,
he pulled out a gun and asked: “Did
you call the sheriffs?” The speaker
mistook his question for a command
and duly dialled emergency services.
Skepta has sparked rumours of a
collaboration with Sir Mick Jagger
after sharing a photograph of them
in a studio together (right). The
image of the grime star and the
Rolling Stones frontman, 73, was
posted on social media. Skepta, 34,
captioned the shot: “@skeptagram
and @mickjagger in the studio.”
Three MPs were among those who
had their passwords compromised
by a cyber attack on Parliament.
Fears of blackmail emerged after
hackers tried to break into the
accounts of MPs, peers and staff
by searching for weak passwords.
Officials initially said up to 90 email
accounts were undermined.
A 19-year-old camper who woke
up to a “crunching sound” found
a bear trying to drag him out of
his sleeping bag by his head. The
teenager punched the animal and
other campers yelled and swatted
at the bear, which eventually left
the site at Glacier View Ranch in
Colorado. PAGE 23
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NEWS
WIMBLEDON
SPORT
Wimbledon
boss defends
condition
of courts
Spectators at
‘Murray Mound’
celebrate their
hero’s win
yesterday PA
By Sally Wardle
British pair make it to quarter-finals –
but TV schedulers upset Konta Knoll
By Cahal Milmo
CHIEF REPORTER
In the end, it was far from being just
another Manic Monday. The frantic
day during which all places in Wimbledon’s quarter-finals are resolved
in one sitting also booked the first
appearance in the last eight of both a
British woman and man for 44 years.
Amid controversies ranging from
complaints of sexist scheduling
to accusations of illegal on-court
coaching, Johanna Konta and Andy
Murray replicated the achievements
of Virginia Wade and Roger Taylor in 1973 – and in so doing added
another layer of statistics to the
SW19 bedrock.
But the new duopoly in British
tennis is not without its difficulties, not least the thorny question
of which national hero to show on
the big screen in front of Henman
Hill when both are simultaneously
on court.
Just as the crowd on Konta Knoll
was wondering who might emerge
victorious from the British sixth
seed’s energetic No 1 court battle
with the Frenchwoman Caroline
Garcia, the hillock forcibly
became Murray Mound
as coverage switched
to show the world No 1
warming up on Centre Court for his clash
with the Frenchman
Benoit Paire.
Konta (inset) refused
to be drawn when it was
later suggested this was
less than gracious. With the
deftness of one her passing shots,
she said: “I think that’s a broadcasting decision.”
On the hill itself, the mood was
less diplomatic. Trainee teacher Liz
EDUCATION
Teachers’ pay
to stay capped
at 1 per cent
By Alison Kershaw
Teachers’ pay will remain capped at
1 per cent, the Department for Education has announced, as the Government sticks to public-sector
wage restraint.
The Government has accepted
the recommendation of the School
Teachers’ Review Body (STRB),
which said there should be a 1 per
cent increase for all pay ranges.
Teachers’ pay has been frozen
since 2010, and the latest announce-
Jacobs, 22, said: “Awful. Why can’t
we watch the women play? The
Konta match was at its most exciting
and suddenly it switches to Murray.
And he wasn’t even playing – he was
just warming up.”
Indeed, the fact that of six singles
tournament games played on
SW19’s two show courts
yesterday only two were
between women did not
pass unnoticed.
The tournament organisers rejected any
suggestion their scheduling was sexist, saying
instead that the public
demanded to see the four
best players of the moment …
who just happen to be men.
The Wimbledon chief executive Richard Lewis said: “You’ve
got this fantastic era for men’s tennis. There’s been years where the
Former champion Chris
Evert questioned the lack
of “equal representation” on the
show courts, telling BBC Radio
5 Live: “I think all women would
like to see three of each to go
along with equal prize money.”
women have outshone the men, and
at the moment it’s very hard to argue
beyond the big four – Djokovic, Murray, Nadal and Federer – being on
Centre Court and Court One.
“All the metrics we look at, in
terms of public interest, hospitality,
broadcasters – everything we look
at, these four men demand, almost,
Centre and Court One. It’s not about
men and women – it’s about who are
the star players at the time.”
Sport, page 52-56
The head of the All England Lawn
Tennis Club (AELTC) has defended
Wimbledon’s courts amid criticism
about the condition of the grass.
The chief executive Richard Lewis
said he was “100 per cent confident”
of the quality of the surface, and
downplayed concerns from players.
It comes after a number of competitors claimed the courts were more
slippery than in previous years, with
the French player Kristina Mladenovic branding Court 18 dangerous.
Mr Lewis (inset) said: “We are
very happy with the courts – 100 per
cent confident in them. And all the
metrics, all the measurements that
are taken, show that the courts are
as good as ever. I had a look on Centre Court yesterday and I think it’s
as good as I have ever
seen it, to be honest. A lot of grass
and it looked
fantastic.”
T h e wo rl d
No 1 Andy Murray has also
said the condition of the courts
was not as good as
previous years.
But Mr Lewis said he
had not seen many players slipping
on the grass. He said: “We respect
the players’ views and players in the
heat of battle, in the heat of a tournament, will have their views and we
respect those views. In the end, all we
can do is go by what we always go by
every year.”
He praised the “award-winning”
grounds team, adding: “We are very
confident about what they do and the
way the courts are shaping up.”
After a warm first week at Wimbledon, the break in play on Middle
Sunday will have provided welcome
respite for the grass courts. The roof
on Centre Court was closed on Sunday until 4pm in a bid to “relieve the
stress on the grass”, a spokeswoman
for the AELTC said.
RELIGION
ment means another real-terms pay
cut for more than half a million teachers in England and Wales.
Theresa May and the Chancellor
Philip Hammond have been under
pressure to lift the pay cap after the
party lost its majority to anti-austerity Labour, which has pledged to scrap
the 1 per cent ceiling.
The Education Secretary Justine
Greening said the STRB’s recommendations, due to be introduced in
September, “are consistent with the
Government’s 1 per cent public-sector pay policy”. She added: “Following previous reforms, schools already
have significant flexibility within the
pay ranges to set pay for individual
teachers, taking account of performance and retention.”
Now it’s dress-down Sunday for clergy
By Padraic Flanagan
Church of England clergy have been
given the go-ahead to conduct services in jeans and trainers following a
vote by the General Synod.
Priests should be allowed to ditch
their traditional vestments and wear
what they want to make the church
more relevant, members said. The
vote comes soon after MPs were told
they no longer have to wear ties in
the Commons.
The new Anglican dress code
would help the church by “reflecting the way society has gone in the
way of informality”, the vicar of
Leyland, Alistair McHaffie, told The
Daily Telegraph. He pointed out the
Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, had led the way
by wearing casual footwear to the York-based
synod.
Mr McHaffie said:
“Years ago the Archbishop of Canterbury
would wear sensible
black shoes – and I’ve
noticed our Archbishop is
wearing a pair of blue trainers.” The Archbishop (inset) protested they were “walking shoes”.
Members had been concerned
new freedoms could mean clergy
were pressured into “foolishness”.
But clauses specifying clothing
must be “suitable for a minister of the church ministering divine service”
allayed concerns.
B i l l B rav i n e r, a
S t o c kt o n - o n -Te e s based vicar, urged
clergy to consider congregations who would
prefer their priest in traditional garb: “I would make
a plea for clergy who prefer not to
robe to be open to robing when it is
best for the mission of the church.”
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COVER STORY
Unpaid carers near breaking point as a
quarter have not had day off for years
By Katie Grant
A quarter of unpaid carers have
not had a day off in five years, with
many being pushed into mental and
physical ill health themselves as a
result, a major survey has found.
Carers are reaching “breaking
point” as they struggle to take even
one day off for years at a time, the
research by Carers UK revealed.
Seven thousand carers nationwide
participated in a survey carried out
by the charity. Overall, 40 per cent of
unpaid carers have not had a break
in more than a year, while 25 per cent
have not had a single day away from
caring in five years.
Nearly nine out of 10 (87 per cent)
of carers struggle to get any form of
respite from their responsibilities,
according to the findings, published
today in the Carers UK 2017 State of
Caring report.
The charity pointed to the
“catastrophic impact” of giving
constant care 365 days a year. Carers
who had not had a break in a year
or more reported a deterioration in
their health, both mentally (73 per
cent) and physically (65 per cent).
Heléna Herklots, the chief
executive of Carers UK, urged the
Government to improve support for
carers, warning: “Without access
to breaks, carers can quickly reach
breaking point. Carers are struggling
to get a break because appropriate
support for their loved ones isn’t
available or services they rely on are
being cut or charged for.”
About 6.5 million people in the
UK provide unpaid care by looking
after an ill, older or disabled family
member, friend or partner, and 1.4
million people provide more than 50
hours of unpaid care per week.
But while unpaid carers save the
economy an estimated £56.9bn a
year, they are entitled to allowances
of just £62.70 a week. Almost half (48
per cent) of carers responding to the
survey said their household income
was less than £1,500 per month.
“The Government has no
understanding that so many carers
have to use up all their savings and
investments just to make ends meet,”
said one. “Carers are saving [the
Case Study
‘I am pulled in so
many directions’
JOY BODY, 49, from Suffolk, cares for her
youngest daughter, who is 23 and has a
mixture of learning disabilities, and her
mother-in-law, who has dementia.
Ms Body also provides support to her
mother who has ME and fibromyalgia, all
while working part-time as a businesssupport officer.
Carers struggle to get a break because support for loved ones is not available or services have been cut AFP/GETTY
state] millions of pounds, yet struggle
to receive a mere pittance [or] little
or no benefits.”
People providing more than 50
hours of care a week and older carers
over the age of 65 were both more
likely to say their physical health had
worsened as a result of caring (67 per
cent and 65 per cent, respectively),
while 78 per cent of those caring for a
disabled child said they had suffered
mental ill health such as stress or
depression as a result.
A spokesman for the Department
of Health said: “We are committed to
improving social care which is why
we will consult later this year and put
it on a stable footing for the future.”
“My daughter struggles
to talk to people or be in
crowded public spaces
due to her conditions,
so I accompany her
on everyday tasks.
“My employer has
allowed me to work
flexibly, which has been
invaluable.
“My mother-in-law has
dementia: I help her to get
dressed and look after her finances and
legal affairs, as well as assisting with
tasks around the house.
“Alongside this, I travel to see my own
mum daily, giving her medication and
helping her do things such as changing
the TV channel when she can’t herself.
The worst thing is being physically and
emotionally pulled in so many different
directions. There have been some really
difficult, exhausting times.”
Caring communities The vital role played by unpaid carers
n In the financial year 2015-16, 8 per
cent of the UK’s private household
population acted as“informal carers”
for someone, according to data
from the Department for Work
and Pensions.
n Half of adult carers were
employed either part-time or fulltime and nearly a third (29 per cent)
said they spent 35 hours or more a
week as an informal carer.
n Unpaid adult carers in the UK
provided care worth an estimated
£56.9bn a year in 2014, up
45.8 per cent from £39bn
in 2005, according to
Office for National
Statistics data
released yesterday.
n In 2014, people
aged 70 and over,
and those between
50 and 69, received
the most care, with 35.3
per cent and 32.3 per cent
of the total informal adult
care hours respectively.
n When women reach 50,
they are likely to spend
5.9 years of their
remaining life as
unpaid carers.
At 65, women are
likely to spend
Estimated value
2.6 years as
of care provided
unpaid
carers.
by unpaid adult
In contrast, men
carers in the UK
aged 50 are likely to
in 2014
spend 4.9 years of
their remaining life as
an unpaid carer, while at age
65 the figure is 2.7 years.
£57bn
EMPLOYMENT
Official review ‘does little to help gig economy workers’
By Alan Jones
A government review into the
employment rights of workers in the
gig economy, which calls for better
jobs to be created, has been attacked
as “feeble”.
The review, headed by Matthew
Taylor, a former adviser to Tony
Blair, recommended a new category
of worker called a “dependent
contractor” and said there should be
“genuine two-way flexibility”, giving
workers additional protections.
The report by Mr Taylor, the head
of the Royal Society of Arts, said
that low-paid workers should not be
“stuck” on the minimum living wage
or face insecurity.
Speaking at the review’s launch in
London, Theresa May is expected to
promise that the Government will
act “to ensure that the interests of
employees on traditional contracts,
the self-employed and those people
working in the ‘gig’ economy are all
properly protected”.
But she will insist that Britain
Unions want a better deal for workers
like Deliveroo riders NICK ANSELL/PA
must avoid “overbearing regulation”,
retain flexibility in the labour market
and remain “a home to innovation,
new ideas and new business models”.
Unions and employment lawyers
criticised the report for doing little
to help the growing number of
workers in delivery and taxi firms
such as Deliveroo and Uber. Frances
O’Grady, leader of the Trades
Union Congress, said: “I worry
that many gig-economy employers
will be breathing a sigh of relief
this morning. From what we’ve
seen, this review is not the gamechanger needed to end insecurity
and exploitation.”
Stephen Cavalier, of Thompsons
Solicitors,saidtherecommendations
were “feeble and add another layer
of unnecessary complexity”.
He added: “The creation of a
new ‘dependent contractor’ status
would further complicate existing
categories. What is needed is one
category which affords all workers
all employment rights from day one
of their contracts.”
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Australia ‘aims to seal quick UK trade deal’
By Georgina Stubbs
The Australian Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, has said his country
wants to seal a free trade agreement
with the UK “as soon as possible”
after Britain’s withdrawal from the
European Union.
Mr Turnbull’s comments came
after he held talks at 10 Downing
Street with Theresa May.
Earlier the two Prime Ministers
visited the scene of last month’s London Bridge terror attack to thank
emergency workers who went to
the aid of victims, two of whom were
Australian nationals.
Mr Turnbull said: “Once Brexit is
achieved, we look forward to speedily concluding a free trade agreement. At the same time, we are
looking forward to the early conclusion of a free trade agreement with
the EU.”
Mr Turnbull said he hoped the EU
deal could be finalised before the expected date of Brexit in March 2019.
“We move quickly. Australians are
fleet of foot, we don’t muck around,
we are very simple.”
Mr Turnbull said he recognised
Mrs May’s vision of Brexit as a
chance for Britain to take a new
global role. His first official visit to
the UK will also include an audience
with the Queen.
Malcolm Turnbull
and Theresa May
touring Borough
Market in London
yesterday PA
POLITICS
May suspends
Tory MP for using
N-word in speech
By Tom Peck
A Conservative MP has been suspended from the party after she used
a racist expression during a public
discussion about Brexit.
Anne Marie Morris, MP for Newton Abbot, used the phrase at an
event in central London to describe
the prospect of the UK leaving
the EU without a deal.
She told the BBC: “The
comment was totally unintentional. I apologise unreservedly for any offence
caused.” The Conservative Party confirmed she
had had the whip withdrawn.
The MP, 60, used the phrase
“n***** in the woodpile” when
describing the possibility of the UK
leaving without a trade deal. In an
audio recording obtained by The Huffington Post, other leading Tory Brexiteers, Bill Cash and John Redwood,
do not react to the use of the term.
The phrase refers to an important
fact or problem that has not been
realised. It dates from the slavery
era, and suggests that a runaway
slave could be hiding in the woodpile.
In 2008, then Conservative leader
David Cameron was urged to sack a
Tory peer after he used the term in a
Lords debate.
Ms Morris (inset) said that just 7
per cent of financial services in the
UK would be impacted by Brexit, and
then said: “Now I’m sure there will be
many people who’ll challenge that,
but my response and my request is
look at the detail, it isn’t all doom and
gloom. Now we get to the real n*****
in the woodpile which is, in two years,
what if there is no deal?”
Asked about the incident
in the House of Commons,
Theresa May said: “I think
it is beholden on us all that
we use appropriate language at all times.”
David Isaac, chairman
of the Equality and Human
Rights Commission, said:
“This language belongs to another
era and is highly regrettable.
“At a time when we need to heal divisions in our country, using a phrase
like this will offend the vast majority
of people across the UK. We should
not tolerate language of this sort.”
THE INDEPENDENT
Ms Morris was speaking
at the launch of a report
into Britain’s financial services
industry after Brexit organised
by the Politeia group..
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MIGRATION
Eighty per cent
of UK’s 1.3 million
east Europeans
are in work
corresponding rise in the number
of British citizens aged over 65
Around 1.3 million citizens of eight years living in EU8 countries, it
eastern European countries are liv- is likely that the increase is due to
ing in the UK, analysis has shown.
EU8 migrants returning home and
This is roughly 100 times the claiming the state pension they are
number of British expats living in eligible for by working in the UK,”
the group of states, which joined the the paper said.
EU in 2004.
Statisticians reported that the
The figures were disclosed in overwhelming majority of EU8
an official report on migranationals in the UK are of
tion between the UK and
working age.
the so-called “EU8”
On average, 80 per
countries – Poland,
cent of those aged 16 to
Lithuania, the Czech
64 were employed at
Republic, Hungary,
the point they were
Times more EU8
Slovakia, Slovenia,
surveyed in 2013 to
citizens in UK than
Estonia and Latvia.
2015. EU8 citizens
British
expats
living
Poland accounts
made up 3 per cent
in those eastern
for the highest
of the overall national
European states
number of EU8 naworkforce.
tionals in the UK, with
Just under a third (32
an estimated 813,700 citiper cent) of EU8 workers
zens – the largest population for
were in “elementary” occupaany overseas country.
tions, with distribution, hotels and
This echoes previous findings restaurants, and manufacturing the
pointing to the growth of the Polish most common industries. Two in
community in Britain. Last year, five EU8 nationals were overqualidata showed Poland had overtaken fied for the job they were doing.
The paper said there are an esIndia for the first time as the most
common overseas country of birth. timated 14,100 UK citizens living
Statistics also suggest there in EU8 countries, with 42 per cent
has been a rise in the number of residing in the Czech Republic.
Discussions over the status of
EU8 nationals claiming the UK
EU nationals in the UK, and British
state pension.
The new study from the Office expats in Europe, have been at the
for National Statistics cited figures centre of early Brexit negotiations.
from the Department for Work and
Pensions showing that there were
The UK has moved closer
around 6,000 people in EU8 counto overtaking France
tries receiving a pension at the end
as the second most popuof last year.
lous country in the EU. As of
The number of pension recipiJanuary the two nations had an
ents in Poland has risen most sharpestimated 65.8 million and 67
ly, with around 2,900 in November,
million inhabitants respectively,
which is twice the number recorded
six years earlier. “As there is not a
By Hayden Smith
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NUCLEAR
PM wants to quit watchdog but keep close ties
By Arj Singh
Theresa May has signalled Britain
will seek a close post-Brexit relationship with the European civil nuclear
regulator amid reports of growing
Tory disquiet over her plan to leave it.
The Prime Minister said the UK
would seek a similar relationship
with Euratom (European Atomic Energy Community) to that enjoyed by
other countries that are outside the
European Union.
It comes amid claims of growing
Tory unease over the Prime Minister’s decision to pull out of the regula-
tor, which is not formally part of the
EU but is under the jurisdiction of the
European Court of Justice.
Royal College of Radiologists president Dr Nicola Strickland had said
pulling out of Euratom could restrict
the UK’s access to imported radioactive isotopes widely used in scans
and treatment, prompting “serious
concerns” among medics.
She told the Evening Standard:
“Radioactive isotopes play a crucial
role in diagnosing and treating cancer in the UK. The Royal College of
Radiologists, like others in medicine
and industry, is seriously concerned
EUROPE
PARLIAMENT
Brexit Bill
faces delay
as MPs plot
changes
By Padraic Flanagan
The Government’s flagship Brexit
Bill could be delayed until the autumn
amid fears that pro-EU Tory rebels
are plotting to join with Labour to demand changes.
The Repeal Bill, which will transfer
thousands of EU laws and directives
into British law, might not be brought
before the Commons for a vote until
October, warn insiders. Government
whips are concerned the legislation
will be subject to a string of amend-
about continued access to these materials if we leave the Euratom treaty
under Brexit.”
But the Government said radioactive material used in cancer
treatments was not covered by nuclear safeguards or subject to nuclear co-operation agreements. A
government spokeswoman said:
“This simply isn’t true. The availability of medical radioisotopes will
not be impacted by the UK’s exit
from Euratom.
Former culture minister Ed Vaizey
has directly attacked the decision to
pull out of Euratom.
ments that seek to prevent a “hard
Brexit” when the UK leaves the EU
in 2019, the Huffington Post reported.
The Repeal Bill, set for its first
reading on Thursday, will be the first
of eight Bills over the next two years
paving the way for Brexit.
But ministers fear it will trigger a
lengthy parliamentary war of attrition as Remain MPs try to amend it
and “hard Brexit” MPs seek tougher
measures. Without a working majority, just seven Tory MPs need to team
up with Labour and other parties to
defeat the Government.
But with Mrs May’s position still
threatened by a possible leadership
challenge, Downing Street is hoping
to “get over the line” of 20 July, when
the Commons rises for a summer
break. Parliament returns for two
weeks in September, but sources suggest it is unlikely No 10 will risk any
fresh controversy then.
Britain warned over rights of EU nationals
By Leo Cendrowicz
IN BRUSSELS
The European Parliament has
threatened to block any exit deal
negotiated between Britain and the
rest of the EU unless the Prime Minister improves her offer to European
citizens.
The parliament’s Brexit co-ordinator, Guy Verhofstadt, and leaders of four of the main party groups
have dismissed the Government’s
proposals as a “damp squib” and
said they will reject a deal that treats
EU citizens “less favourably than
they are at present”.
The MEPs, who jointly represent
two-thirds of the votes in the parliament, said in a scathing open letter that they would never endorse
Guy Verhofstadt called the offer to EU
nationals a ‘damp squib’ AFP/GETTY
the “retroactive removal” of rights.
They said Theresa May’s proposals
for the estimated 3 million EU nationals living in the UK fall short of
her own ambitions to “put citizens
first” and would “cast a dark cloud of
vagueness and uncertainty over the
lives of millions of Europeans”.
The letter comes two weeks after
Mrs May unveiled proposals for a
special “settled status” for EU citizens. But the parliament’s Brexit
steering group argued that the offer
would mean a loss of rights. “Europeans will not only lose their right
to vote in local elections, but family members will be subject to minimum income requirements and it
is unclear what the status of ‘postBrexit’ babies would be,” it said.
“This carries a real risk of creating
second-class citizenship.”
While the parliament is not directly involved in the Brexit talks,
it will vote on any deal that Britain
and the EU negotiators agree, which
would probably be in early 2019.
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DEFENCE
UK warships ‘at risk’ from low-cost missiles
By Gavin Cordon
Expensive military assets, such
as Britain’s new aircraft carriers,
are increasingly vulnerable to
new, cheaply-produced precision
missiles being developed by Russia and China.
A report by the Royal United
Services Institute said the advancing capabilities of potential
adversaries should be a matter of
“genuine concern” for the Ministry of Defence (MoD).
Developing technology to protect its warships and other large
assets had not been a priority for
the MoD, the report said, and it
called for a greater emphasis on
“protective capabilities” in future.
It said that Russia and China
had acquired the surveillance and
precision strike capabilities to put
at “serious risk” Western surface
ships, large military aircraft and
arguably any land system.
“The UK’s potential adversaries
have also focused on developing
relatively inexpensive weapons
that can disable or destroy expensive assets,” it said.
“Missiles costing [much] less
than half a million pounds a unit
could at least disable a British
aircraft carrier that costs more
than £3bn.”
Outcry as arms
sales to Saudi
Arabia ruled legal
By John Aston
Human rights campaigners have
strongly criticised a High Court ruling which allows the UK to carry on
selling arms to Saudi Arabia, despite
allegations they are being used to
commit “war crimes” in Yemen.
Two judges in London decided the
Secretary of State for International
Trade has not acted unlawfully in refusing to block export licences for the
multibillion-pound sale and transfer
of arms and military equipment.
In a ruling in which secret evidence played a significant part, the
High Court rejected a legal challenge
by Campaign Against Arms Trade
(CAAT) yesterday. The judges said
the Secretary of State had been entitled to conclude the Saudi coalition
“were not deliberately targeting civilians”. CAAT says UK fighter jets
and bombs sent to the state are being
used in Yemen in violation of international humanitarian law.
The ruling was greeted with dismay by humanitarian groups assisting Yemeni civilians who argue there
is evidence from NGOs and international bodies suggesting humanitarian laws are being breached.
Rob Williams, chief executive of
charity War Child, said: “This is a terrible judgment. All evidence shared
publicly makes it clear the UK Government has blood on its hands.”
But a government spokesman said:
“We welcome this judgment, which
underscores the fact the UK operates one of the most robust export
control regimes in the world. We will
continue to keep our defence exports
under careful review to ensure they
meet the rigorous standards of the
Campaigners outside the High Court
had argued the arms were used to
commit war crimes in Yemen PA
consolidated EU and national arms
export licensing criteria.”
CAAT says more than 10,000 people have been killed in Yemen, and
there is evidence that UK arms sent
to the Saudis have helped create a
humanitarian catastrophe, leaving
80 per cent of the population in need
of aid. But the UK has continued to
allow sales, with over £3.3bn worth of
arms having been licensed since the
bombing began in 2015.
Lord Justice Burnett and Mr Justice Haddon-Cave, sitting in London,
dismissed the campaigners’ application for judicial review. They said
their decision was based on both
“open” evidence heard in open court
and “closed” evidence submitted to
them in secret court sessions on the
grounds of national security.
Since 2015, a Saudi
Arabian-led coalition has
militarily assisted Yemen’s President Hadi, who faces Houthi rebel
forces loyal to the former president, Ali Abdullah Saleh.
Inside the marital bed
Lorna MacGregor, a staff member at
Bonhams in Edinburgh, sits inside
a 19th-century gilt and painted
enclosed marriage bed. Estimated
to fetch £3,000-£4,000, it is among
the items to be auctioned in its
Asian Art sale tomorrow.
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GRENFELL TOWER
Fire disaster
survivors
‘still hear
screams’
By Padraic Flanagan
Connie Yates
and Chris
Gard arrive at
the High Court
in London for
what proved a
tense hearing
on whether
their baby
son should
be treated
with an
experimental
therapy NICK
ANSELL/PA
Charlie Gard’s parents given 48 hours
to prove he should be treated abroad
By Paul Gallagher
HEALTH CORRESPONDENT
The parents of Charlie Gard were
yesterday given 48 hours to produce
any new evidence that would keep
their terminally ill baby alive and
allow him to receive experimental
treatment abroad.
Chris Gard and Connie Yates must
file documents with the High Court
by 2pm tomorrow before a final decision is made on the 11-month-old’s life.
The couple, from west London, want
their son to undergo a therapy trial
in America.
At a highly charged hearing yesterday, lawyers representing Great Ormond Street Hospital (Gosh), where
Charlie is being treated, argued that
the situation had not changed since
Mr Justice Francis, overseeing the litigation, made his original decision in
April to allow Charlie to receive end-
of-life care only. The hospital is bound
by the ruling, which expressly forbids
it from transferring Charlie anywhere
for the suggested experimental treatment, nucleoside therapy.
The ruling has been upheld by the
Court of Appeal, the Supreme Court
and the European Court of Human
Rights. It has also been supported
“unequivocally”, Gosh has said, by
some of the world’s most distinguished clinicians and scientists.
Charlie’s parent’s had raised £1.3m
for him to have experimental treatment in the US, before the courts
halted their plans.
Still fighting Parents ready to present new evidence
In a statement read on their behalf
outside court by a family friend, the
couple said they looked forward to
“new evidence” being heard before
the High Court later this week,
resulting in them being able to take
Charlie either to the US or to Italy for
“groundbreaking treatment”.
“Mum and dad say that if Charlie is
still fighting, they are still fighting.”
The couple also said they wanted
to thank the “continued support of
millions of supporters of baby Charlie
from around the world” before leaving
without taking any questions.
The decision to go back to court
came after researchers at two international healthcare facilities
said they had “fresh evidence”
about their proposed experimental
nucleoside therapy.
The hospital argues that the therapies are “unjustified” and the treatments being offered are not a cure.
Katie Gollop, QC, representing
Gosh, told the preliminary hearing
in the Family Division at the High
Court that Charlie’s condition had
not changed since the April ruling
when Mr Justice Francis had said
that Charlie should be allowed to
“die with dignity”.
“When are you going to start telling the truth?” Mr Gard shouted.
A visibly distressed Ms Yates apologised to the judge, saying it was difficult to hear “lies” being told about
their son’s condition. “He is our son.
Please listen to us.”
Doctors treating survivors of the
Grenfell Tower fire say many are
suffering severe psychological
symptoms.
Dr Oisin Bannick, a local GP
who was among the first responders at the fire, told the BBC that
his patients were dealing with
“acute stress”. “We’re seeing lots
of patients coming in who are
now displaced, living in hotels and
B&Bs – and it’s starting to have
an effect on them now, in terms of
anxiety symptoms, not being able
to sleep at night,” he said. “I’ve had
patients in who wake up at nighttime hearing the screaming from
the building and it’s very, very distressing for these patients.”
The Metropolitan Police said
yesterday that around 255 survivors escaped the blaze and around
80 people are dead or missing.
Thirty-two victims have been identified. Investigations have revealed
that 350 people should have been
in the tower on the night of 14 June
but police believe 14 residents
were not in the building. Officers
have spoken to residents from 106
of the 129 flats in Grenfell Tower
and have not been able to speak to
anyone from the remaining 23.
Speaking of the scope of the
criminal investigation, detectives
said they were looking at all aspects of the fire including the cladding, fire exits and the stay-put
advice residents had been given.
Metropolitan Police Commander Stuart Cundy said: “We have
identified over 60 companies and
organisations that have had some
involvement in the construction,
management or refurbishment of
Grenfell Tower.”
129
The number of flats in the tower;
police have been able to speak to
residents of only 106
TRANSPORT
Boy nearly fell on to tracks
through missing toilet floor
By Neil Lancefield
An investigation has been launched
after a woman and her young son
discovered the floor of a train toilet
compartment was missing.
After opening the door, she caught
hold of her son to stop him falling on
to the exposed train wheels, according to the Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB). They were both
reportedly left shocked and the child
suffered minor bruising.
The incident occurred on the
South Devon Railway (SDR) steam
South Devon Railway apologised
after safety was ‘badly compromised’
heritage line between Staverton and
Buckfastleigh on 22 June as the train
was travelling at around 20mph.
Engineers had dismantled the
floor to access the carriage’s braking
system for repairs. Staff had placed
a notice on the compartment door
and attempted to secure it to prevent it being opened, but “this had
not been effective”, the RAIB said.
A spokesman for the attraction
said: “The South Devon Railway
takes this incident extremely seriously in which safety on a moving
train was badly compromised and
that could have resulted in serious
injury to a female passenger and her
young son. We regret that this incident took place and wish to apologise to the lady and family involved.”
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Village’s only
Welsh-speaking
GP set to retire
By Dean Kirby
NORTHERN CORRESPONDENT
The retirement of a family doctor has
sparked a row in a Welsh village after
it emerged his replacement will only
speak English.
Dr John Morris Jones is the only
Welsh-speaking GP in the three practices that service Penygroes in North
Wales, but he is set to retire at the end
of this month. The village has a population of more than 1,700, and 88 per
cent are Welsh speakers, according to
the 2011 census.
The local health board says GPs
are not bound by its Welsh language
requirements, but it is “actively supThe local Betsi Cadwaladr
University Health Board
has a bilingual skills strategy and
says it has been working to raise
awareness of the importance of
Welsh in health services.
An RNLI demonstration
at Camber Sands in May.
There were seven deaths
at the beach last year PA
porting” Dr Jones’s English-speaking
replacement in recruiting a Welshspeaking doctor at Dolwenith surgery.
Arfon Welsh Assembly member
Siân Gwenllian is seeking assurances from Welsh Health Secretary
Vaughan Gething.
She said: “It is imperative that patients in the area continue to be able
to access a Welsh-speaking doctor.
“Children and older people in particular need the choice of conversing
in their first language, and lack of information from the authorities about
what is going to happen is adding to
the concerns locally. Assurances are
needed immediately.
“In the long term, the answer is to
train more Welsh-speaking doctors
in a new medical school in Bangor, a
campaign I’ve been pursuing since
being elected.”
A Welsh Government spokesman
said that it expected health boards
to provide services that meet patients’ needs, including their Welsh
language needs.
SAFETY
Half of bathing beaches in England ‘have no lifeguard’
By Padraic Flanagan
Most bathing beaches along England’s coast will have no lifeguard on
duty over the summer months, an
investigation has found.
Only 195 out of 402 official bathing
waters are being patrolled between
July and September, figures analysed by the BBC reveal.
The lack of lifeguards was cited as
a concern after the deaths of seven
men in two incidents at Camber
Sands in East Sussex last August.
But an inquest concluded they may
have drowned anyway.
The National Water Safety Forum
said it was “impractical” for every
beach to be covered, but other experts said there were fears about the
“patchy” provision of lifeguarding
along the UK’s 7,723-mile coastline.
There is no formal list of which
beaches have lifeguards, as the
Royal National Lifeboat Institute
(RNLI) only publishes details of the
ones it patrols. Local councils and
private landowners provide others.
RNLI lifeguards rescued 2,082
people across the UK and Jersey
and saved 127 lives last year. There
were 490 water-related deaths in
England in 2016.
The RNLI said services “need to
be judged on a needs basis as opposed to a cost implication”.
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SCIENCE
Full of beans: drinking three coffees
a day may help you live longer
Poor sleep
linked to
Alzheimer’s
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By Gary Zhang
By John von Radowitz
Coffee might add years to your life,
two major studies have shown.
One study of more than half a million people from 10 European countries found that men who downed at
least three cups of coffee a
day were 18 per cent less
likely to die from any
cause than non-coffee
drinkers.
Women drinking
the same amount benefited less, but still experienced an 8 per cent
reduction in mortality
over the period measured.
Similar results were reported by American scientists who
conducted a separate investigation,
recruiting 185,855 participants from
different ethnic backgrounds. Irrespective of ethnicity, people who
drank two to three cups of coffee
daily had an 18 per cent reduced risk
of death.
Each of the studies, both published
in the journal Annals of Internal
Medicine, showed no advantage from
drinking either caffeinated or decaffeinated coffee. Experts believe the antioxidant plant
compounds in coffee,
rather than caffeine, are
responsible for the lifeextending effect.
Previous research
suggested drinking coffee can reduce the risk
of heart disease, diabetes, liver disease and some
cancers.
Dr Marc Gunter, from the International Agency for Research on Cancer, who led the European study with
colleagues from Imperial College
London, said: “We found that higher
Coffeeperks
Makes you smarter Caffeine not only
keeps us awake, but also improves
mood, reaction time, memory,
vigilance and general thinking ability.
It boosts the brain cells by blocking a
chemical called adenosine.
Makes you fitter Caffeine raises
metabolism and improves athletic
performance by over 10 per cent.
Lowers risk of type 2 diabetes Coffee
reduces the risk of it anywhere from
23 to 67 per cent.
Protects your brain in old age
Reduces risk of dementia by 60 per
cent and Parkinson’s by 32-60 per cent.
Good for your liver Coffee lowers the
risk of liver cancer by 40 per cent.
coffee consumption was associated
with a lower risk of death from any
cause, and specifically for circulatory
diseases, and digestive diseases.
“Importantly, these results were
similar across all of the 10 European
countries, with variable coffee drinking habits and customs. Our study
also offers important insights into the
possible mechanisms for the beneficial health effects of coffee.”
His team examined data from
521,330 participants in countries
including the UK, France, and Italy.
Danes drank the most coffee – 900ml
per person per day – and Italians the
least.
After 16 years almost 42,000
people in the study had died from a
range of causes, including cancer,
circulatory disease and heart failure.
Compared with non-coffee drinkers,
men in the top 25 per cent of consumers were 12 per cent less likely to die.
Dozens of
firefighters
fought the blaze at
Camden Market in
north London AP
A single sleepless night is enough
to raise the levels of one of the
brain proteins that are the hallmarks of Alzheimer’s, a US study
suggests.
People who sleep badly for a
week show raised levels of a second protein associated with the
destruction of brain cells, the
study, published in the journal
Brain, found.
Researchers from Washington
University Medical School found
that poor sleep is linked to higher
levels of the two proteins associated with the disease.
Professor David M Holtzman,
lead author of the study, said: “We
think that chronic poor sleep during middle age may increase the
risk of Alzheimer’s later in life.”
In two separate experiments a
month apart, some participants
were allowed to sleep uninterrupted, while others had their sleep
interrupted through an earpiece
as soon as they were entering the
deep sleep.
The following morning, they underwent tests to collect spinal fluid
so their levels of the Alzheimer’s
linked beta amyloid and tau proteins could be measured. Those
with interrupted sleep showed
marked elevated levels.
MEDICINE
Hopes rise for
gonorrhoea
vaccine
By Padraic Flanagan
CULTURE
Firefighters praised for saving historic market from blaze
By Padraic Flanagan
Most traders at Camden Lock
Market in north London were
back in business yesterday after
praising fire crews for halting
a massive blaze which had
threatened the tourist attraction.
The fire took hold shortly before
midnight on Sunday, spreading
quickly across several buildings
in the complex of boutiques,
restaurants and market stalls.
The market is the fourth most
visited tourist attraction in
London, drawing 28 million people
each year. No one was injured by
the fire which destroyed a number
of businesses. The cause is as
yet unknown.
Council and business leaders
praised the 70 firefighters who
tackled the blaze. It is believed
that 35 traders out of more than
1,000 were affected by the fire,
which was confined to the Market
Hall building and an annexe.
Laetitia Dupont, who sells
lamps at an open air stall at the
market, believes all her stock has
been destroyed. “No matter what,
my stock has probably gone,” she
said. “Even if the fire didn’t touch
it, the water has – it’s the same
problem for me.”
Ms Dupont, who is French and
has been living in Camden for 10
years, praised the firefighters,
adding: “The fire was huge. It
could have been much worse.”
She said the community spirit
among stall owners and market
managers was helping her cope.
It is the second time in recent
years that the market complex
has been hit by fire. In 2008, it was
out of action for 15 months after a
serious blaze.
A vaccine to protect against gonorrhoea could be nearer after
scientists discovered that a meningitis jab appeared to reduce
rates of infection from the increasingly drug-resistant disease.
A study of more than 14,000
people given the meningitis B
vaccine in a New Zealand mass
immunisation programme more
than a decade ago found they were
about a third less likely to develop
the sexually transmitted disease.
Lead author Dr Helen PetousisHarris, of Auckland University,
said: “This is the first time a vaccine has shown any protection
against gonorrhoea. At the moment, the mechanism behind this
immune response is unknown, but
our findings could inform future
vaccine development.”
The study was published in The
Lancet Infectious Diseases.
There are around 78 million new
cases of gonorrhoea worldwide
each year, with an increasing
number resistant to all available
drugs. Untreated, gonorrhoea
can lead to pelvic inflammatory
disease, ectopic pregnancy and
infertility.
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SCOTLAND EDITOR
The remains of a wooden hut where
St Columba is believed to have
prayed and studied more than 1,400
years ago has been finally proven to
date from his lifetime, in what archaeologists have hailed as a “massive” breakthrough.
The structure was first discovered
at the saint’s ancient monastery on
the island of Iona 60 years ago, but
the samples of hazel charcoal recovered by researchers at the time have
only now been carbon dated using
modern techniques.
The results of the tests show
that the wooden hut, believed to be
where St Columba spent much of his
time in isolation, was built between
540AD and 650AD – the same period that he lived at the monastery
in Scotland’s Inner Hebrides.
St Columba is credited with introducing Christianity to Scotland,
travelling from Ireland and landing
on Iona 563AD. The famous abbey he
founded on the island is still a popular site of Christian pilgrimage.
The Life of St Columba, written 100
years after his death by his successor, Adomnan, describes how the
monk would spend hours writing in
his wooden “cell” on a rocky hillock
called Torr an Aba, or “the mound of
the abbot”.
In 1957 an archaeologist, Professor Charles Thomas, excavated a
series of wooden samples which
he believed were the remains of St
Columba’s writing hut. But with
carbon-dating technology still in
its infancy, for years they lay untested in matchboxes in his garage
in Cornwall.
The samples were submitted
recently for testing by a team of
archaeologists at the University of
When the site was excavated, the remains of the
walls of a hut were unearthed
under pebbles, suggesting the
structure had burnt down.
Artist’s impression of the Juno
spacecraft approaching Jupiter PA
‘Juno’ stares
into Jupiter’s
great storm
By Tom Bawden
SCIENCE CORRESPONDENT
The Nasa space agency’s Juno spacecraft was due to fly directly over Jupiter’s Great Red Spot, the planet’s
gigantic 10,000-mile-wide storm, at
around 3am this morning.
Assuming all went to plan, this will
have been humanity’s best sighting
of the feature – a storm that has been
monitored since 1830 and that may
have existed for more than 350 years.
“[The] mysterious Great Red Spot
is probably the best-known feature
of Jupiter,” said Scott Bolton, principal investigator of Juno from the
Southwest Research Institute in
San Antonio, Texas.
“This monumental storm has
raged on the solar system’s biggest
planet for centuries. Now Juno and
her cloud-penetrating science instruments will dive in to see how deep the
roots of this storm go – and help us
understand how this giant storm
works and what makes it so special,”
he said shortly before the spacecraft
was due to take up position over the
Great Red Spot.
The point at which Juno was to be
closest to Jupiter’s centre occurred
2,200 miles above the planet’s cloud
tops. Nasa has calculated that 11 minutes later the craft would have been
directly over the Great Red Spot.
Juno has logged just over one year
in Jupiter’s orbit, travelling 71 million
miles around the planet.
Iona Abbey
and St Martin’s
Cross (above);
archaeologists on
a mound where
they found traces
of St Columba’s
hut on Iona
(left); an artist’s
impression of
St Columba
GLASGOW IONA
RESEARCH GROUP/
PA
Glasgow who said the results provided the first clear-cut evidence
that Professor Thomas had been
correct in his assumption.
“This discovery is massive,” Dr
Adrian Maldonado, one of the leaders of the project, said. “Thomas always believed he and his team had
uncovered St Columba’s original
wooden hut, but they could never
prove it.”
Professor Thomas Clancy, a
Celtic and Gaelic historian at the
university, described the results of
the carbon dating as “nothing short
of exhilarating... The remains on top
of Torr an Aba had been dismissed
as from a much later date.”
NATURE
WILDLIFE
One third of vertebrates are on decline
Eurasian lynx could return to Britain
By Tom Bawden
ENVIRONMENT CORRESPONDENT
More than 30 per cent of all mammals, birds and other vertebrates
are declining in population size
and geographic range – a prelude to the disappearance of many
more species in the coming years,
researchers warn.
A new study has found that, of
177 mammals analysed, all have
lost at least a third of their range
while more than 40 per cent have
lost more than 80 per cent – in just
25 years.
The development suggests that
while many species are still some
way off global extinction, their populations have often largely or completely vanished in some locations
where they used to thrive.
“This amounts to a massive erosion of the greatest biological diversity in the history of Earth,” said
lead author Gerardo Ceballos of the
National Autonomous University of
Mexico. “It is a prelude to the disappearance of many more species and
the decline of natural systems that
make civilisation possible.
“The massive loss of populations
and species reflects our lack of empathy to all the wild species that
have been our companions since
our origins,” he added. Biodiversity is hugely important because
the wider the variety of animal and
plant species in an eco-system, the
more species can help each other
out, for example flowers providing
pollen for bees who in return help to
spread their seeds.
Furthermore, the greater the biodiversity the greater the chance of
the wildlife in a given area being able
to survive an outbreak of disease or
the fallout from global warming.
As the number of species declines
– locally and globally – so does Nature’s resilience, the report warns.
By Chris Baynes
The Eurasian lynx could be
stalking British woodlands
within months after
plans were submitted to
reintroduce the species,
absent from Britain for
about 1,300 years.
Campaigners have
applied for a licence
to import six of the
wild cats (inset) and release
them in Northumberland’s
Kielder Forest.
The Lynx Trust said the animals
“belong” in Britain and there was
a “moral obligation” to bring them
back. They would also generate
millions of pounds for rural
communities by attracting
tourists, according to the
group. But the proposal
has met opposition
from sheep farmers,
who claim livestock
would be at risk.
The initial scheme
involves six lynx, four
females and two males,
imported from Sweden and
fitted with GPS tracking collars
for a five-year trial. The cats could
come to the UK by the end of 2017.
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TUITION
FEES
THE FALL
OF MOSUL
PROTESTS
AT THE G20
NETFLIX’S
‘TO THE BONE’
She will go –
the question
is when
A lesson for
the US health
system
Banning fees
isn’t Corbyn’s
biggest draw
Isis is nearing
an end but
not dead yet
Why no
outrage about
the far left?
A story of
recovery, not
just illness
Daily Mail
Fox News
This paper has huge
respect for David
Davis, but, at such a
vital moment in our
history, his friends
do him no favours by
suggesting he could
challenge for the
leadership. The job is
not open. This kind of
disloyalty doesn’t only
serve to undermine
Mrs May, it risks
tearing the Tories
apart. (Editorial)
EveningStandard
It is now a truth
universally
acknowledged among
Tory MPs that the
Prime Minister must
quit. The only question
is when. The adage in
their contests is that
he who wields the knife
never wears the crown.
(Editorial)
The Times
Although he lives
in the UK, Charlie’s
case is not irrelevant
to Americans.
While frustrating
and difficult, this
is the reality of big
government and
socialised medicine.
When the government
becomes the ultimate
decision maker, the
rights of the individual
are secondary.
(Penny Young Nance)
Most of Labour’s
supporters have little
to gain from abolishing
fees. It is arithmetically
confused to read the
Corbyn surge as young
people’s collective
request for a bung.
Ask young people
what sent them to
the polls and they
speak of Corbyn’s
vision of hope, his
honesty and decency.
(Raphael Hogarth)
Daily Mirror
TheGuardian
Our wish is the child’s
best interests come
first and that the latest
court hearing better
informs us all about
decisions largely
shrouded in a cloak of
mystery. Everybody
wants what’s best for
the tot, whatever that
is. (Editorial)
Quote of
the day
Our system of student
finance has delivered
the chance of a
university education
to vastly more people
than ever before. But
it has some very real
flaws, some potentially
fatal, that the
Government ignores at
its peril. (Nick Boles)
New YorkTimes
Even when Isis is
defeated militarily,
the political and
economic conditions
that facilitated its rise
– unleashed in part by
the 2003 invasion –
will continue to fester.
How, then, to ensure
that Daesh stays
defeated?
(Anthony J Blinken)
Daily Express
Isis’s days as a power
in the region are
nearing an end. But
this moment is no
time for complacency.
There is still potential
for operatives and
sympathisers to
strike Western
countries. This is a
victory to savour
but the war against
Isis is far from over.
(Editorial)
The Spectator
New Statesman
I would understand
the outrage if the far
right had just done this
to a European city. Of
course it wasn’t the far
right who laid waste
to Hamburg last week.
Why is this deemed
not just normal, but
something we have
to live with when
it comes from the
far left?
(Douglas Murray)
It must be possible
to create works that
are relatable without
resting on the imagery
that motivates so
many illnesses, or
disregarding the expert
guidelines. There must
be a way to portray
mental health without
falling into the same
traps. This film isn’t it.
(Anna Leszkiewicz)
GulfNews
Crucially, To The Bone
appears to be a story
about Ellen’s journey
towards recovery,
rather than a film that
focuses only on the
lurid body-horror
details and pervasive
misery of anorexia.
There’s humour
in there, and there
appears to be hope.
(Rebecca Hawkes)
The Hamburg
meetings were
memorable for the
splits shown within
the western powers.
This and the limited
effectiveness of
the G20 body itself
mean that Germany’s
ambitious agenda will
not be fully realised.
(Andrew Hammond)
The Telegraph
LifeInBrief
BERT ROSSI EAST END MOBSTER
The fact that
Putin and I
discussed a
cyber security
unit doesn’t
mean I think it
can happen.
It can’t
Donald Trump
The US President
backs away from
working with Russia
Sometime in 1951, Bert Rossi and a few
of his gang descended on a flat near Old
Street, London, to find a man named
Tony Mella. “We cut him to ribbons,”
Rossi later wrote.
Some weeks later, Rossi saw Mella
again – bandages on his head and
walking with a crutch. “I felt I’d gone a
bit too far,” Rossi said. That was as close
to a regret as he ever came.
Bert Rossi, a small-time thief turned
associate to some of the biggest names
in the American Mafia, was born in
Clerkenwell in 1922. The son of Italian
immigrants, he grew up in what were
then slums.
Rossi’s mother got him a job at the
Savoy hotel when he dropped out of
school. But a straight life wasn’t for
him, and he soon quit. He became a
petty thief instead, moving on to bigger
projects once he’d caught the eye of
local gangsters. “I must have done
every factory in Old Street one year,”
he wrote.
He was conscripted during the
Second World War but absconded
often, and ended up working in the
black market. After the war he gained
recognition in the London mobster
scene. One night in 1956, he went
tooled up and mob-handed to Edgware
Road, where his crew knifed Jack Spot,
another gangster, who survived but
became “the man of a thousand cuts”.
Rossi went to prison for four years
after his fake alibi died of a heart attack.
But behind bars he met Ronnie Kray,
one half of the Kray twins who then
ran Whitechapel. Though he deemed
them “mad” and “unmentorable”, Rossi
started advising them.
Rossi then became close to some
of the most prominent American
gangsters, meeting Philadelphia
crime boss Angelo Bruno, the “Mob’s
accountant” Meyer Lansky, and Carlo
Gambino, who ran the powerful
Gambino crime family of New York.
Of the Mafia, he said: “These men
fascinate me. They’ve come from poor
families and they control a city.”
America’s crime bosses were
eventually rooted out of London. As
for Rossi, he “declined slowly into
respectability”, as he put it. Into his
nineties, he would still wear a threepiece Savile Row suit, bespoke Italian
shoes and a trilby.
But his grandson Frankie, a boxer,
told The Independent he saw another
side of Rossi: “He taught me always be
loyal, always have morals, always show
people respect, never be a bully, and
always look after your family.”
Rossi died just days after the
publication of his gripping memoirs,
Bert ‘Battles’ Rossi: Britain’s Oldest
Gangland Boss. He is survived by
his partner and a daughter from an
earlier marriage.
On the sleeve of Rossi’s memoirs,
The Sun’s crime editor, Mike Sullivan,
is quoted as saying “a great read and
a five-star gentleman”. Speaking to
The Independent, Sullivan said :“I didn’t
actually say that at all about Bert. I met
Bert twice and he was a charming man,
though I think ‘five-star gentleman’
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Ivanka poses a dilemma for feminists
Is Donald Trump’s daughter ‘sitting in’ at the G20 awful or awesome?
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s the unelected,
utterly unqualified
Ivanka Trump sat
in on a G20 meeting
at the weekend on
“Partnership with
Africa, Migration and Health” –
placed between Theresa May and
the Chinese President Xi Jinping
and just downwind of Angela Merkel
– I was reminded of some useful
advice that I heard last November
after her father’s election. We
must keep on, no matter what,
remembering things are not
normal – no matter how normal the
weirdness begins to seem.
As our discombobulation limits
are stretched baggy, we should
remember that Donald Trump
doing things like rattling away on
Twitter and settling personal and
political scores left, right and centre
is undignified, dangerous and weird.
It is not acceptable.
Nor is it acceptable for the
President of the US to set his
country against the free press. We
should keep on finding the energy,
although we’re exhausted, to object
when confronted by events such as
Mr Trump’s meeting with President
Putin for a chat about all those
nasty election-rigging rumours.
Apparently no such thing happened
– Mr Trump has Mr Putin’s word
– except he then announced talks
about an “impenetrable cybersecurity unit so that election
hacking and many other negative
things, will be guarded… and safe”.
And on this list of things that
should not become regular, we
should write in permanent marker:
“Ivanka Trump sitting in for her
father Donald Trump at top-level
political meetings”. The G20
summit is not the drivetime slot on
BBC Three Counties Radio. It’s not
OK to have someone “sit in” if the
main delegate needs a break.
Nevertheless, observing footage
of Ivanka and Donald’s double act
at the G20 – the way they tackle
receptions and photo-calls – there
was a real sense that Mr Trump’s
day-to-day survival leans heavily
on his daughter. Woefully out of his
depth, he needs Ivanka by his side.
In a world of being misunderstood,
she gets him.
In a crowded room of
“frenemies”, Ivanka flits around
fragrantly explaining things in his
ear, smoothing over silences with
her charm and acting as a buffer for
his social awkwardness. Regardless
of how you feel about Ivanka, she is
a bloody great wingman.
Still, as Ivanka hovered gingerly
over President Trump’s impromptu
chats with world leaders, the pair
reminded me of that point in my
life when my ageing father could no
longer be trusted to go to the post
office alone to buy postage stamps
without causing light mayhem
involving at least three serving
staff. He needed me to keep things
breezy and on track.
Except in Mr Trump’s case the
stamps are the Paris Agreement
on climate change, the serving
staff are Russia and China, and
the “light mayhem” is global
environmental Armageddon.
If the President of the US
chivvying his daughter into tense,
top-level talks is worrying, there’s
an argument that prohibiting him
from taking her could be graver.
The added dilemma with
criticising Ivanka Trump for her
recent coups, such as dining with
President Xi at April’s Mar-a-Lago
summit, is that she is a female and
a self-identifying feminist. To argue
that she won her place at the G20
table unfairly is in turn to argue
that every other man in the room
gleaned power fairly, squarely and
on merit. All feminists know deep
down that this isn’t true either.
We do know that if Hillary
Clinton, as secretary of state, had
ever let her daughter Chelsea sit
in at a top-level meeting while she
had a little break, Mr Trump would
have squawked about it so long and
hard that he might have laid an egg.
We also know things are viewed
more seriously or negatively when
powerful women do them.
But the greatest problem
with criticising Ivanka is that
she positions herself as a sharpelbowed feminist with her own
girl power-based entrepreneurial
Jeer and scowl
at her if you
like, but Ivanka
Trump and her
fans will not take
it lying down
website, and has the grit to sit on a
W20 women’s empowerment panel
with Christine Lagarde, the head of
the International Monetary Fund.
Jeer and scowl at her if you like, but
Ivanka Trump and her fans will not
take this lying down.
David Bossie, chairman of the US
campaigning group Citizens United,
said that left-wing criticism of
Ivanka was not beneficial to women.
“These feminists are feminists in
name only. They’re only feminists
when it affects their chequebook,”
Mr Bossie said on Fox News. “They
don’t fight for women across the
board. They never have.”
With irony, Mr Bossie, in insulting
modern feminism, was putting
forward an argument that us thirdwave feminists tie ourselves in knots
with constantly. “White feminists
don’t care about black feminists!”
we hurl at each other. “And leftie
feminists don’t care about Tory
women! And those rich empowered
wimmin don’t care about poor ones
either!” And so on and so forth and
vice versa, and on we go fighting the
battle of who cares less.
Today’s feminism is very
confusing, wholly incendiary and
totally exhausting. And it’s even
more tiring now that Ivanka Trump
and her chums are on board.
Mr Bossie went on to say of
today’s militant females: “If you
agree with them, they are on your
side and they will fight for you. If
you are not on their side, they will
demean you in the most ugly terms.”
I would dearly like to say here that
Mr Bossie is a deluded, out-of-touch
fool and the patriarchy should wind
its neck in. But, well, I can’t quite
keep a straight face. He has a point.
My sense is we’ll never quite
stop Ivanka Trump “sitting in”
for President Trump, as there
will never be a feminist consensus
on whether it’s awful or actually
quite awesome.
Ivanka’s visibility is inspiring
millions of little girls to reach
higher. To reach for what and at
whose expense is debatable – but
she’s not vanishing any time soon.
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Wellman since
my twenties
to support my
health and
hectic lifestyle.
David Gandy
So, Patrick Stewart’s
generation of actors has
been decimated? That
means one in 10 have
died. Not a bad average
for 76-year-olds.
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In praise of
draws
The introduction
of student fees at
university (i, 10 July) has
resulted in the transfer
of £100bn costs from the
public purse to private
individuals who now
pay 6 per cent interest
on their debt, compared
with the 1 per cent
governments would have
to pay.
Fiscal prudence, par
excellence, by successive
governments as they
struggle blindly to
balance the books.
Luke Hall MP says:
“The number of people
going to university
from disadvantaged
backgrounds has never
been higher.” Obviously
more young people like
the idea of being in debt
than ever before. Very
hard to believe!
JOHN LAIRD
HARROGATE
Am I alone in being
content with the
outcome of the Lions’
New Zealand Test series
as a draw?
It appears to me
that the intolerant
and polarised society
we have today as
exemplified by the
bitter division of the
country into two
non-communicating
camps over our proposed
exit from the EU is a
result of the winnertake-all mentality
consequent on the ethos
of globalisation.
Is it too much to
ask that we return to
accepting that the best
way to please most
people is through
reasoned dialogue and
that an honourable
draw is sometimes an
admission that there is
the greatest difficulty in
distinguishing between
the merits of rivals?
DEREK BRUNDISH
HORSHAM, WEST
SUSSEX
My son and daughter
None of school’s
business
Amazing
longevity
High interest for
students
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Much was made of
Theresa May’s childless
state before she was
elected leader but it
didn’t concern me
either way.
However, having seen
the photos and reports of
the G20 meetings, I now
think it is an advantage
for us all. We might have
been treated to more
children taking their
parent’s place – and
Justin Trudeau definitely
looks young enough to
be on a work experience
week. On the other hand,
Ivanka is possibly a
safer pair of hands than
her father’s.
CAROL HONEY
TUNBRIDGE WELLS
or other social links.
Fortunately, that
insensitive judgment
was overturned by the
Supreme Court in 2015,
but it rules Sir Martin
out as a “respected” judge
whom Grenfell tenants
can trust as genuinely
having their interests
at heart.
JOHN MARAIS
CAMBRIDGE
have worked hard
to pay off the debts
they accrued while
completing their
university degrees.
Labour’s plan to wipe
student debt would
be another example of
rewarding the profligate
at the expense of
the thrifty.
PETER WILSHAW
ECCLESHALL,
STAFFORDSHIRE
Policing the
car park
I’m pleased for Rebecca
Armstrong and her
husband Nick that
they’ve acquired a Blue
Badge which entitles
them to park in disabled
spaces (i, 10 July).
Unfortunately they
will find that people
who are not entitled
also frequently park in
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them, particularly in
supermarket car parks.
I simply cannot
understand why
supermarkets don’t
enforce the rules. What’s
the point threatening
fines when, as far as I
can tell, they are never,
ever issued?
Still, I hope Rebecca
and Nick enjoy the
benefits. Happy parking!
ERICA WILDWOOD
IPSWICH
Let Labour
handle Brexit
Last Wednesday at
PMQs Theresa May
was extremely rude to
Jeremy Corbyn, wagging
her finger at him and
saying, of the idea of a
Labour government:
“We will NEVER let it
happen”.
Now, however, she
will urge Labour and
other parties to help her
deliver the best possible
Brexit. Sometimes,
especially following the
disgraceful deal with
the DUP, I wonder if May
is more interested in
avoiding an ignominious
removal from Downing
Street than she is
in securing the best
possible terms for the UK
on leaving the EU.
Corbyn will meet
Michel Barnier this week,
and the Labour Brexit
team (Keir Starmer,
Barry Gardiner and
Emily Thornberry)
is excellent. If May is
unable to deliver Brexit,
perhaps she should
allow the Labour team to
take over?
SALLY PARROTT
CRANLEIGH
Free votes on
Europe
Mrs May wants to
get Brexit right and is
appealing to Parliament
for help. I suggest one
way forward would be
to put all parliamentary
votes on this subject to a
free vote.
That way, party
loyalties on all sides of
the house would not
be tested to breaking
point, MPs could vote
according to their
consciences or even
to the wishes of their
constituents. The whole
process would be much
less antagonistic and I
believe would result in a
better deal for the UK as
a whole.
SYLVIA BRIDGLAND
STRSOUD
Judging the
judges
One does not earn
respect simply because
of one’s rank and, to
further disagree with
Andrew Rose (i, 10 July),
I have never heard any
other member of the
legal system suggest that
judges are “scrupulously
fair, hard-working and
open-minded”. They are
human beings, no better
than the rest of us.
Sir Martin MooreBick’s own record raises
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Despite the barrister
Andrew Rose’s view that
Sir Martin Moore-Bick
has been “a respected
judge for many years”, he
is the wrong judge for the
Grenfell inquiry.
In a judgment of 2014,
he ruled in favour of
Westminster Council,
which was insisting that
a single mother with
five children whose
council home had
become unaffordable
could not be rehoused
in her local area. Instead
she would be obliged
to accept removal to a
home 50 miles away
near Milton Keynes,
where she and her
children had no family
Keep drones out
of prisons
Surely nobody needs
to bring a mobile into
prison (i, 10 July). Staff
and inmates could have
appropriate access to
a secure landline, so
would it not be sensible
to trial the construction
of a Faraday cage at a
suitable site, supported
on poles that could also
perhaps carry an antidrone net?
JIM TRIMMER
Economical
with the fish
In reply to your
correspondent whose
wife prefers children’s
portions in restaurants
(i, 10 July): my wife and I,
who are both pensioners,
ordered from the
children’s menu in a pub
because we could not eat
the large meals served,
only to be ridiculed in a
loud voice when the meal
was brought and asked if
we wanted the two free
cartons of fruit juice
that were included. I rest
my case.
WILLIAM FIELD
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In tomorrow’s
questions, one of which
is, quite reasonably: is
he the best person for
the job? These days,
inquiries generally are
regarded with huge
suspicion and one does
not have to look back far
to see why. Mr Rose fails
to address that entirely.
If he wants us mere
mortals to have genuine
respect rather than
tugging our forelocks, he
should present the full
picture rather than doing
what lawyers are paid to
do, namely presenting
only those “facts” that
favour his client.
DAVID DIPROSE
THAME, OXFORDSHIRE
Workers’ private lives
are none of their bosses’
business as long as they
do their jobs properly.
As long as Rachel
Booth is a satisfactory
dinner lady, she has
every right to march with
the EDL or anyone else (i,
8 July).
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“On his office wall hung an oil
painting of Bannon dressed
as Napoleon in his study at
the Tuileries, done
in the style of
Jacques-Louis
David’s famous
neoclassical
painting – a
gift from
Nigel Farage.”
A piece about
Steve Bannon (inset) in
the latest New York magazine
painted an unusual picture of
Trump’s right-hand man.
Styles ‘didn’t get Dunkirk role due to fame’
though. “I mean, my daughter had
talked about him,” Nolan admits.
“My kids talked about him, but
I wasn’t really that aware of it. So
the truth is, I cast Harry because he
fit the part wonderfully and truly
earned a seat at the table.”
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Harry Styles didn’t get his role in
new war drama Dunkirk (above,left)
because of his already monumental
fame, insists director Christopher
Nolan. In fact, Nolan adds, “I don’t
think I was that aware really of how
famous Harry was.”
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has 30.8 million Twitter followers
thanks to his stint in the boy band
One Direction.
But perhaps Nolan might have
preferred if Styles had actually
tweeted a plug for the film by now.
So far there’s been not a word about
it on his account.
Baldwin
keeps cool
in roasting
Heartbreak
does Stevie
Nicks good
The television roast is a
peculiar American pastime
which - luckily - hasn’t yet
found its way over the UK.
Following in the
illustrious footsteps of
Justin Bieber and Donald
Trump, Alec Baldwin was the
latest A-lister to be subjected
to the onslaught of personal
jibes from his friends and
family when he appeared on
Spike’s One Night Only.
Considering his
history of faux pas and
misdemeanours they
weren’t in short supply of
ammunition. Robert De
Niro had a good go at his old
co-star. He told the audience,
“In 1992 in Glengarry Glen
Ross, [Baldwin] played a
smug asshole – and he’s
never broken character.”
Meanwhile Baldwin’s
21-year-old daughter
Ireland (right) made
reference to the abusive
voicemail that he left for her
when she was 11 years old in
which he called her a “rude,
thoughtless little pig”. She
told the audience, “I’m here
to roast this big ol’ ham I call
my father. Speaking of pigs…”
Baldwin gamely forced a
smile in response.
Fans at the Barclaycard
British Summer Time
gig in London on Sunday
were delighted when
Stevie Nicks appeared
onstage for a surprise set
with Tom Petty and the
Heartbreakers.
“You know Tom Petty is
my favourite rock star!” said
the singer, as they played
their 1981 hit “Stop Draggin’
My Heart Around”.
Nicks had earlier
played her own solo slot,
revisiting Fleetwood Mac
tunes including “Dreams”
and “Gold Dust Woman”
alongside solo hits “Edge of
Seventeen” and “Landslide”.
She also played
“Rhiannon” - and admitted
it had “never not been done”
at any concert she’d played
since 1975. “Rhiannon,” she
told the audience – “you
just can’t get rid of her.”
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David Hasselhoff’s prominent
German fanbase is proving helpful
to the film adaptation of Baywatch.
Whilst the film, which stars Zac Efron
and The Rock, has been considered a
flop elsewhere, box office takings in
Germany have been some of the most
successful ever for a R-rated comedy.
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respect me. If you can’t respect me,
you have to respect the law.” Blac
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she’s pursuing legal action after Rob
Kardashian leaked naked photos
of her on Instagram during their
break-up last week: a criminal offence
in California.
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I
n Bradford this weekend, a
chap introduced himself: Mark
Garratt, a very affable local
bigwig and Tory. We were at the
Bradford Literary Festival, now in
its fourth year. Garratt, director
of external affairs at Bradford
University, tells me the story of how
it all began: “At an event for Bradford
restaurateurs, this beautiful, smart
Asian woman, Syima Aslam, came
up to me and said: ‘I’ve been waiting
for you’.” Aslam asked for funds
to start a book festival, which she
promised would become one of the
most exciting in the world. He was
so taken with her vision, he got her
some seed money. Together with
another local Muslim woman, the
anthropologist Irna Qureshi, they
audaciously pursued the dream.
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burnt in Bradford. Today the city
hosts an innovative, thrilling,
joyful, risqué arts fiesta. The
organisers are upending cultural
conservatism and liberating minds
and hearts, through intellectual
debates, readings, music, whirling
dervish workshops and a host of
other events. They even showed
a film, Lipstick Under my Burka,
banned in India because it was
about small rebellions against
gender oppression. Writers such
as Jackie Kay and Lemn Sissay,
Kamila Shamsie, Ziauddin Sardar,
Louise Doughty, Germaine Greer
and Joanna Trollope turned up.
Sessions included the Brontës,
monogamy, hymen obsessions,
forgotten histories, and Fifty Shades
of Grey. I met a trainee imam who
thought the women had done a
“miracle thing. Our people must
read and think and talk freely”.
On Saturday night, in a Pakistani
restaurant, in swept Naz Shah,
Labour MP for Bradford West, one
of the strongest and most honest
Muslim woman I know. She passed
through several hells – a mum who
was beaten by her dad, a second
partner who was even worse, her
mother’s incarceration after she
poisoned him, Shah’s own marriage
to an abusive cousin, divorce, lone
parenthood, and on and on. These
injustices and others – poverty,
mental illness – have become the
causes she fiercely fights. In the last
election she increased her majority
by 48 per cent.
For years, I went to Bradford to
write tragic stories about Muslim
females in communities with
strict codes of female behaviour. I
campaigned to get Shah’s mother
released from prison.
Much has changed, but there is
also a fightback by fundamentalists.
This Tuesday and Wednesday,
Asian women and campaign groups
such as Southall Black Sisters and
Inspire (an anti-extremism, human
rights organisation) will gather
outside the Appeal Court in London
where an Ofsted appeal against a
ruling backing gender segregation
will be heard. We will be protesting
against such discriminatory policies
in Muslim and other faith-based
schools. Young girls and boys are
kept apart because zealots regard
all gender mixing as ungodly. Again,
subversive female activists have
decided to confront obscurantists
who want females to be held down.
These women are unbeatable
champions of deradicalisation,
equality, participation and shared
moral values. They have the will to
transform all our futures. And they
will, with grace and courage.
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He’s taken a fair bit of stick on
Twitter, and has responded, saying
of his verbal assailants: “Who are
they? They have got a lot of spare
time on their hands... I’m sure they
would rather be in the spotlight than
sat at home eating a bag of Wotsits.”
His mother, too, while
acknowledging Marcus’s
unorthodox physique, has weighed
in. Playing the proud mum role
modelled by Judy Murray, she’s
chosen to rise to the bait, and took
to Twitter to defend him. “He’s got
far better things to do than engage
with trolls,” she wrote, with no
apparent irony.
My advice to Willis is simple:
embrace your notoriety. In a
sport that’s become tediously
homogenous, he’s got a calling card.
Like the comically rotund British
golfer Andrew Johnston, who
rejoices in the nickname “Beef”
and has become something of a cult
hero, or the oversized Sutton United
goalkeeper who was captured eating
a pie in the dugout, Willis has a real,
and marketable, opportunity to
stand out from the crowd.
Everyone, it seems, loves a
fatty. So, be yourself, Marcus, not
someone else’s idea of what a tennis
player should look like.
Willis has already achieved
some traction from the Britobsessed crowds at Wimbledon.
He is ranked 374th in the world,
which may not seem that
impressive, but there are a
billion people around
the globe who play
tennis, so it’s not
that bad. And
now he also has a
schtick, as well
as a racquet.
Simon
Kelner
Willis can
have his cake
and eat it
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hen even his own mum,
in defending her son
from people making
uncomplimentary
references to his weight, says:
“Yes, he could do with losing a few
pounds”, then perhaps there is
a case to answer. And there’s no
question that Marcus Willis, who
has been one of the most talkedabout tennis players at Wimbledon
this year, is something of a solid
citizen, a man not built along the
same sleek, chiselled, graceful lines
as a Federer or a Nadal.
Nevertheless, this
14-stone 26-year-old, who
reportedly eats Snickers
bars and drinks Pepsi,
has made it through to the
second week of Wimbledon,
beating the defending
champions in the men’s
doubles tournament,
so why should he care
what others think of
his appearance?
It’s clear, however,
that he does care.
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‘Bake Off’ winner
struggled with
Muslim ‘label’
By Lucy Mapstone
Nadiya Hussain has said she initially
“struggled” with her identity being
so tied to her being a Muslim when
she first took part in The Great British
Bake Off.
The baker, who won the popular
television series in 2015, said that her
religion is “incidental” to her, but that
the response it garnered made her
wonder if she was the “token Muslim”
on the series.
But she said that, despite having
been subjected to some negativity,
she learnt how “lovely” the general
public are with their overall reaction
towards her.
Hussain, 32, a second-generation
British Bangladeshi, grew up in
Luton. She developed her interest in
cooking while at school, and learnt
largely by reading recipe books and
watching YouTube.
She told Radio Times magazine: “I
certainly didn’t enter a baking show
in the hope of representing anyone.
“Being a Muslim for me was
incidental, but from the day the show
was launched, I was ‘the 30-year-old
Muslim’ and that became my identity.
“I struggled at the beginning,
because I thought: ‘Am I the token
Muslim?’ I’d never, in all my years,
been labelled like that. I heard it constantly, ‘Oh, she’s the Muslim, she’s
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the Muslim’. And I was so shocked
by the amount of negative comments I got.”
She said she was “really
apprehensive at the beginning
because of all the aggressive
comments” before realising “what a
lovely country I live in”.
She told Radio Times that she hears
and sees “negativity” but that it does
not affect her as those sharing such
comments are in the minority.
“We are so much more accepting
than that: I never realised Britain had
such open arms,” she said.
Since winning Bake Off two years
ago, Hussain has appeared in several TV shows, including her own
series The Chronicles of Nadiya, written books and baked the Queen’s
birthday cake as part of her 90th
birthday celebrations.
She is to launch her new BBC TV
show, Nadiya’s British FoodAdventure,
and will release a book with the same
name alongside it.
The first thing Nadiya ever
baked was puff pastry
in her home economics class,
but she says her signature bake
is chocolate swamp cake with
peanuts and salted caramel as it
is her family’s favourite.
Nadiya Hussain
in one of her
own TV shows,
‘The Chronicles
of Nadiya’ BBC
ENTERTAINMENT
Spotify denies creating fake playlist artists
By Adam Sherwin
Spotify has denied claims that its
streaming service paid unknown
producers to create songs under fake
names that were then put on premium playlists to generate money for
the service.
A report on the Vulture website
alleged that Spotify pays producers
to create songs under “fake artist”
names that are placed on premium
playlists which generate the most
money for the service. Instead of paying out large amounts to big-name
artists, Spotify could reduce its licensing payments by promoting artists with no record label or any other
digital footprint who appeared to
exist only within Spotify, it suggested.
A Spotify spokesman said: “We
do not and have never created ‘fake’
artists and put them on Spotify
playlists. Categorically untrue, full
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stop. We pay royalties – sound and
publishing – for all tracks on
Spotify, and for everything
we playlist. We do not own
rights, we’re not a label,
all our music is licensed
from rightsholders and
we pay them – we don’t
pay ourselves.”
The Vulture article pointed to songs with misleading
titles apparently designed to con-
fuse listeners searching for popular
tracks. Nearly two million people searching for “Demons”
by Imagine Dragons (inset)
have listened to “Demons”
by Imagine Demons, the
only track this “band”
has on Spotify. It also
highlighted instances of
unknown bands covering
songs by acts whose material
was not available on Spotify.
Love Island is not the end of civilisation but the modern-day equivalent of Shakespeare and Jane
Austen, it has been claimed.
The ITV2 dating show, which
requires swimwear-clad contestants such as Olivia Attwood
(inset) to share a bed, is the “kind
of narrative that has obsessed
us since time immemorial”, the
writer and broadcaster Elizabeth
Day claimed.
“It’s why we’re still riveted by
the work of Jane Austen
o r S h a ke s p e a r e :
because we are
a l l s e a rc h i n g
fo r s o m e o n e
who helps us
m a ke s e n s e
of ourselves,”
she wrote in
Radio Times.
Condemned
as tacky trash by
some, Love Island has
had a similar impact on the English language as Shakespeare,
who invented more than 1,700
common words.
“The Love Islanders continue
this noble tradition in some style,”
Ms Day wrote. “I’ve been introduced to a whole new lexicon,
including ‘melt’ (someone being
soppy; an idiot), ‘muggy’ (making a fool of someone) and ‘pied
off’, which means to be rejected.
When romance blossoms, islanders say they are ‘catching feelings’,
as if falling in love were a disease.”
Love Island, which has two million viewers, is the latest television
phenomenon which politicians
have to pretend they are watching.
“Shakespeare, ever the populist, would love it,” argued Ms
Day, who wrote that beneath the
“fake tan and silicone-enhanced
body types”, Love Island is “a show
about people forming relationships – romantic ones, yes, but
also platonic ones.
In fact, one of the most appealing things about Love Island is that
the contestants are, by and large,
nice to each other.”
ARCHITECTURE
PROPERTY
Piano on concert hall shortlist
Neighbour ‘thwarted’ home cinema
By Rachel Dickerson
The designer of the Shard is one of six
world-class architects shortlisted to
create London’s new £250m concert
hall, it was announced today.
Renzo Piano will compete with five
other firms including Gehry Partners,
behind the Guggenheim Museum in
Bilbao, and Foster and Partners, the
London-based practice which built
the Gherkin.
The proposed Centre for Music,
destined for the site of the Museum of
London in the City, will be the home
of the London Symphony Orchestra.
Its director, Sir Simon Rattle, is
among the panel of judges who will assess detailed designs for the six shortlisted practices.
The other consortia invited to
submit detailed plans are AL_A and
Diamond Schmitt Architects; Diller
Scofidio + Renfro and Sheppard
Robson; and Norway’s Snohetta. The Guggenheim Museum in
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By Tristan Kirk
Two neighbours have been at loggerheads for five years over plans for a
basement and home cinema beneath
one of their homes.
Nick Hill, 56, claims he has been
“thwarted” by the property developer Russell Gray since announcing
plans in 2012 for excavation under his
£4m mews house in Knightsbridge, in
London. He said he planned as large
a basement as possible – to include a
private cinema room – to be finished
swiftly and cheaply, and he is suing
Mr Gray for £200,000 for delays to
the project.
The neighbours have run up hundreds of thousands of pounds in
legal bills and returned to court for
the damages claim last week. Mr
Gray, 60, argues he does not owe his
neighbour anything as the basement
plan is “unbuildable”, accusing him
instead of trespass because building
work had strayed on to his land.
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The “love hormone” can make autistic children more sociable, US
researchers have found.
Oxytocin, a small protein also
dubbed the “cuddle hormone”,
improves social behaviour when
given to children with autism,
causing no side effects, a study
has found.
In a four-week trial where
a group of children with autism were given nasal sprays
containing either oxytocin or a
placebo, the children receiving
oxytocin showed improvement in
their social abilities.
Researchers measured the
blood oxytocin level in each child
before and after the trial, finding
that children with lower levels
showed greatest improvement.
“Our results suggest some children with autism will benefit from
oxytocin treatment more than
others,” said lead author Karen
Parker, of Stanford University
Medical Center, California.
The study was published in the
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
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Trump rows back
on Russia cyber
security plan
By Michael Day
FOREIGN EDITOR
Reporters chronicling the reign of
Donald Trump – and his on-the-hoof
policy making – now find themselves
in tricky territory with the President’s policy announcements appearing to go beyond parody.
The US Commander in Chief
was back-tracking yesterday after
tweeting that he would push for a
cyber security unit with Russia,
the country accused by US security chiefs of hacking the American
presidential election. Senior figures
in Mr Trump’s own party mocked
him mercilessly.
The Republican senator Lindsey
Graham of South Carolina called the
Trump brainwave “pretty close” to
the dumbest idea he’d ever heard.
Adam Schiff, the top senior
Democrat on the House intelligence
committee, said: “If that’s our best
election defence, we might as well
just mail our ballot boxes to Moscow.”
America’s UN ambassador Nikki
Haley attempted to defend the President, arguing that working with
Russia on cyber security “doesn’t
mean we ever trust Russia. We
can’t trust Russia and we won’t ever
trust Russia.”
But Mr Trump already appears to
be going off the idea. He has tweeted
that just because he and Mr Putin
discussed the idea “doesn’t mean I
think it can happen. It can’t.”
Mr Trump’s change of heart came
after a member of his Cabinet went
on national television to praise the
President’s original plans.
The Treasury Secretary Steven
Mnuchin told CBC television on
Sunday he thought that it was a “significant accomplishment” and “very
important step forward”.
After his meeting with the Russian
President Vladimir Putin at the G20
summit, Mr Trump said it is time to
“move forward in working constructively with Russia”.
But he is still avoiding the question
of whether he accepts Mr Putin’s denial that Russia was responsible for
meddling in the 2016 election.
Robert Mueller, the
Special Counsel overseeing the inquiry into possible
collusion between Donald
Trump’s campaign and Moscow,
is said to be investigating the
President himself for possibly
obstructing justice over the
firing of the former FBI director
James Comey.
ELECTION
Trump Jnr changed his
story over Clinton link
By Liam O’Dell
Donald Trump’s eldest son changed
his account over the weekend
of a meeting he had with a
Russian lawyer during the
2016 campaign, admitting on Sunday that the
woman told him she had
incrimating evidence
on the then Democrat
p re s i d e n t i a l h o p e f u l
Hillary Clinton.
In his initial depiction of last
June’s meeting, Donald Trump Jnr
(inset) said the discussion was about
allowing American adoptions of Russian children. He appeared to alter
this version of events after The New
York Times reported the prospect
of negative information about
Mrs Clinton.
Mr Trump’s son-in-law
Jared Kushner and thencampaign chairman Paul
Manafort went with Mr
Trump Jnr to the meeting at Trump Tower with
Kremlin-linked lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya. Mr Trump
Jnr said on Twitter that the meeting
“went nowhere but had to listen”.
DIPLOMACY
US confused Taiwan with China
By Liam O’Dell
China said yesterday that the US had
apologised for a diplomatic gaffe in
which it described the Chinese President Xi Jinping as the leader of not
China, but Taiwan.
In a statement issued on Saturday
regarding a meeting in Germany between Mr Xi and the US President
Donald Trump, the White House
press office described Mr Xi as President of the Republic of China, the
formal name for Taiwan. Communist
China, led by Mr Xi, is called the People’s Republic of China. The foreign
ministry spokesman Geng Shuang
said that China asked the US for an
explanation of the mistake, and the
US said it was a technical error and
corrected it. Beijing insists that Taiwan is part of its territory.
Next space station crewmen prepare for lift-off
Astronauts preparing for the 52nd
expedition to the International
Space Station visited Red
Square in Moscow yesterday
to lay roses at a mausoleum of
Russian space heroes.
Flight engineers Paolo Nespoli
(left), of the European Space
Agency, Sergey Ryazanskiy
(centre), of Russian space agency
Roscosmos, and Randy Bresnik, of
Nasa, will take off from Baikonur
Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on a
Soyuz MS-05 spacecraft on 28 July.
Once aboard the ISS, they will
join Expedition 52’s Russian
commander Fyodor Yurchikhin and
his US colleagues Peggy Whitson
and Jack Fischer to continue
several hundred experiments in
biology, biotechnology and physical
science. They are due to return to
Earth in December.
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UNITED STATES
Camper wakes to find bear ‘chewing on his head’
By Liam O’Dell
A 19-year-old camper in the US
woke up to a “crunching sound”
to discover his head in the jaws of
a bear, which was trying to drag
him out of his sleeping bag.
The teenager punched and
hit it and other people who
were sleeping nearby yelled
and swatted at the bear, which
eventually left.
The incident happened at
Glacier View Ranch in Colorado,
48 miles north-west of Denver.
The teenager, identified only
as Dylan, was treated briefly at
hospital and released.
Carry on camping: Teenager was
dragged out of bed by bear AFP/GETTY
He said that the bear dragged
him 10ft to 12ft before he was able
to free himself.
“The crunching noise, I guess,
was the teeth scraping against
the skull as it dug in,” he said.
Nearby were teepees in which
campers aged 12 and 13 were
sleeping. None of them was hurt.
Black bears are not usually
aggressive but have attacked
several people in the US in
recent weeks.
A woman and her dogs were
attacked last Tuesday after she
surprised an adult bear and
her cub in the Idaho Panhandle
National Forests.
Last month, black bears
killed two people in Alaska in
separate attacks.
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AUSTRIA
Turkish minister
barred on coup
anniversary
By Francois Murphy
IN VIENNA
Austria has barred the Turkish
Economy Minister Nihat
Zeybekci from entering the
country to attend an event
marking the anniversary of last
year’s failed coup in Turkey, a
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Larkana
Mohammad Aslam has
finally found a way to give
his family relief from extended
power cuts.
He has installed a 300-watt
solar power generating system
on the roof of his house.
In Pakistan, power
outages scheduled by the
country’s strained public
electric utilities frequently
hit households.
These cuts can last as long
as 10 hours a day in towns and
cities, and up to 16 hours in
rural areas.
The situation is at its
worst during the brutally
hot summer months, when
Chieftains threaten fresh
attacks on oil pipelines
By Paul Carsten
IN KINGDOM OF GBARAMATU
FRANCE
Rising exports
Nuclear plants
boost economy ‘might be shut’
There are more positive signs
for the German economy
with exports up 1.4 per cent
in May compared with April,
outpacing import growth and
boosting the trade surplus.
The Federal Statistical Office
said yesterday that imports
to Europe’s biggest economy
were up 1.2 per cent in May.
The seasonally adjusted trade
surplus was €20.3bn (£18bn).
But ING-DiBa economist
Carsten Brzeski warned that
the increasing value of the euro
could affect German exports in
the coming months. AP
NIGERIA
France’s Environment Minister
says that as many as 17 nuclear reactors might be closed as part of
efforts to move away from nuclear
power dependency.
Speaking on RTL radio yesterday,
Nicolas Hulot said there were no
fixed plans yet but he would shut
“a certain number” of France’s 58
working reactors.
Mr Hulot has laid out ambitious
plans for the world’s No 6 economy.
He has said that by 2025 the amount
of France’s electricity produced by
nuclear plants would be capped at 50
per cent and that no more gasoline or
diesel cars will be sold by 2040.
spokesman for Austria’s Foreign
Ministry said yesterday.
“I can confirm that [Austrian]
Foreign Minister [Sebastian]
Kurz has forbidden the Turkish
Economy Minister from entering
the country,” the spokesman
told ORF radio. He said the visit
represented a “danger for public
order and security in Austria”.
The decision followed a similar
move by the Netherlands, which
said on Friday the Turkish
Deputy Prime Minister Tugrul
Turkes was not welcome to visit
for a ceremony to commemorate
the anniversary. REUTERS
air-conditioners often overload
the national grid.
Buying solar panels to create
power at home might seem to
be an obvious way to bridge
the gap.
But although the panels have
been available since 2014 in
Aslam’s town of Larkana, in the
southern province of Sindh,
the 35-year-old entrepreneur
waited two years before
eventually installing one.
He was put off by rumours
that solar panels would
actually make things worse.
Unscrupulous local utility
officials, he says, had told him
that the dark-coloured solar
panels, built to absorb the
sun’s rays and convert them to
electricity, would increase the
ambient heat in the buildings
that they were attached to.
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Saleem Shaikh
The Nigerian government’s efforts to
secure peace in the oil heartlands of
the Niger Delta are empty promises,
community leaders say, threatening a
return to violence that would derail
any broader recovery in the crude-oil
dependent economy.
Oil exports are now set to exceed
two million barrels per day in August,
the highest in 17 months, from as little
as just over one million bpd at certain
points last year. That is due to a
steady decline in attacks on pipelines,
in Nigeria’s south-east.
But ex-militants and local
Port Harcourt is Nigeria’s oldest
refinery on the Niger Delta AFP/GETTY
chieftains say that since those
discussions, little has been done –
the government has not followed up
on issues raised, is stalling on key
demands and has not even appointed
a full-time negotiating team.
If the Niger Delta people continue
to feel Abuja is ignoring their needs,
leaders say they will resort to the only
tactic that has ever yielded results:
attacks on oil facilities.
“The people of the Niger Delta
can hold this government to ransom
because we are the people feeding the
nation,” said Godspower Gbenekama,
a chief in the kingdom of Gbaramatu.
A spokesman for Yemi Osinbajo,
the acting President, rejected
suggestions the government was not
doing enough.“The government has
not reneged and will never renege on
any agreement,” he said. REUTERS
Rhinos
stranded
by floods
One-horned rhinos
at a flooded nature
reserve in northern
India yesterday.
Kaziranga National
Park in Assam state is
thought to have more
than 2,400 one-horned
rhinoceros, the world’s
largest population.
The park is also home
to many other species,
including deer, buffalo,
elephants and tigers.
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CHINA
Ai Weiwei calls for release of dying dissident
Artist Ai Weiwei has called for the release of China’s most famous political
prisoner, Liu Xiaobo.
A longtime friend of the Nobel
Peace Prize winner, who has been
diagnosed with terminal liver cancer,
Mr Ai urged Beijing to free Mr Liu,
who has been held since 2009. The
dissident was jailed for his role in
Charter 08, a document that called
for an end to one-party rule.
“I think the government should
release him. This is a historic
mistake,” Ai told The Guardian. “The
government should just release him
and have a better record – because
this is going to be remembered by the
whole world.”
Mr Liu has requested treatment
overseas. German and American
specialists in China confirmed he
was in the final stages of the disease.
The First Hospital of China Medical
University said the cancer had spread
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Nine killed after
bus overturns
Price increases
add to woes
‘Fascist beach
club’ raided
A double-decker tour bus went
out of control and rolled over on
a narrow road in the hills above
Peru’s capital Lima, killing at
least nine people and injuring 25.
Cesar Suito, a firefighter, told
the Associated Press that the
injured included a Canadian and
a Chilean.
Peru’s ministry of health said of
the accident on Sunday night that
the bus appeared to have been
moving at excessive speed. AP
Egypt’s annual urban consumer
price inflation slightly rose in June
to 29.8 per cent from 29.7 per cent
in May, the official statistics agency
said yesterday.
Egypt increased fuel prices last
week by up to 50 per cent to help
meet the terms of a $12bn (£9.3bn)
International Monetary Fund loan.
The country is also battling an
Islamicist insurgency in the Sinai
and facing international criticism for
human rights abuses. REUTERS
Italian authorities are under
pressure to shut down a “fascist”
beach club, where bathing huts
are decorated with pictures of
Benito Mussolini, signs praise
the gas chambers and sunbathers
exchange stiff-armed salutes.
Police raided the Punta Canna
club at the Adriatic resort of
Chioggia near Venice on Sunday.
A Venice magistrate opened
an inquiry after La Repubblica
brought the enclave to light.
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IRAQ
Battle for Mosul is over but conflict continues
By Patrick Cockburn
IN IRBIL
Iraq’s Prime Minister, Haider al-Abadi, formally declared victory over Isis
in the northern city of Mosul, saying
its defeat marks the “collapse” of its
self-proclaimed caliphate.
“I announce from here the end
and the failure and the collapse of
the terrorist state of falsehood and
terrorism which the terrorist Daesh
announced from Mosul,” he said in a
speech on state TV, using an Arabic
acronym for Isis.
His Iraqi government is greatly
strengthened by its defeat of Isis,
which three years ago launched the
caliphate in the wake of its unexpected capture of Mosul, the secondlargest city in Iraq.
Iraqi security services could not
have succeeded militarily without
being able call in air strikes to destroy
Isis defensive positions. This has led
to heavy civilian casualties and immense destruction.
Mr Abadi has hitherto refused to
work on a political plan for Mosul
after the defeat of Isis, probably calculating that his leverage would be
much greater after victory than before and that that of the Kurds would
be much less.
For several years after the US invasion of 2003, the Kurds were central
players in controlling Mosul, where
there was a substantial Kurdish minority. They also took advantage of
the Isis advance in June 2014 and
the collapse of Baghdad government
forces to seize territories long disputed between them and the Arabs.
The Iraqi government, which is essentially Shia, must decide how it will
cope with the largest Sunni Arab city
in Iraq which it has always seen as an
obstacle to its rule. The fall of Mosul
is not just a defeat for Isis but for the
Sunni Arabs, who were the dominant
Iraqi forces launched the
operation to retake Mosul
last October and by January
the eastern half of the city was
liberated. The push into western
Mosul began the following month.
Police officers wave Iraq’s flag as they celebrate in the Old City of Mosul after
the government announced the city’s ‘liberation’ FADEL SENNA/AFPGETTY
community in Iraq before the fall of
Saddam Hussein. The US says reconstruction will cost at least $1bn
(£776m). Shia leaders in Baghdad are
unlikely to give priority to rebuilding
a city they have always seen as the
heart of Sunni resistance.
At least 900,000 people from
Mosul are in camps, but those from
the Nineveh Plains east of the city
are not being allowed back to their
villages, many of which are being
bulldozed. The battle for Mosul has
opened the door to ethnic and sectarian cleansing, as the winners seek to
create a new political landscape.
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Warrants issued for 72 university
staff after mass protest rally
US ‘beginning
to repair ties
with Turkey
By Ece Toksaba
ISTANBUL
Turkey issued arrest warrants
for 72 university staff yesterday,
including a former adviser to
the main opposition leader, who
staged a mass rally on Sunday to
protest against a crackdown which
followed last year’s failed coup.
The warrants are linked to
the movement of the US-based
Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen,
who is accused of orchestrating the
attempted coup on 15 July.
Kemal Kilicdaroglu, the leader of
the secularist Republican People’s
Party (CHP), completed a 25-day
protest march from Ankara to
Istanbul on Sunday, where he told a
huge crowd that Turkey was living
under a dictatorship and pledged to
keep challenging the government.
Police have so far detained
staff from Istanbul’s Bogazici and
Medeniyet universities, the state
Anadolu news agency said. It added
that eight of the 72 people arrested
were from Bogazici, including the
well-known academic and political
scientist Koray Caliskan.
The other 64 people being
detained were from Medeniyet
University, 19 of whom are
professors at the medical faculty.
About 50,000 people have
IN ISTANBUL
Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen is
blamed for orchestrating last year’s
coup CHRIS POST/AP
been arrested and 150,000 state
workers, including teachers, judges
and soldiers, have been suspended
in the crackdown under emergency
rule which was imposed soon after
the attempted military takeover.
The head of Amnesty
International urged world leaders
on Saturday to stand up to “hypernationalist” democratically elected
leaders in countries including
Turkey, where authorities have
detained the local director and
chairman of the rights group.
The Trump administration
is starting to repair ties with
its Nato ally Turkey, the US
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson
said yesterday, without
acknowledging Washington still
pursued some policies that have
been the focus of tension.
“I think we’re beginning to
rebuild some of that trust,” Mr
Tillerson said a day after he met
the Turkish President Recep
Tayyip Erdogan for talks on
security issues, including US
backing for Kurdish Syrian YPG
forces fighting to drive Isis from
their Raqqa stronghold.
Turkey views the YPG
as a branch of the PKK, the
outlawed Kurdish separatist
group that has been waging an
insurgency in south-eastern
Turkey since the 1980s. It fears
an effort to form a contiguous
Kurdish state embracing some
Turkish territory.
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verfilled mine
this evening and
now I’m covered
in rum,” tweeted
Sarah Perry,
the author of The Essex Serpent,
recently. Perry was calling out her
unsteady hand as she prepared
the ultimate DIY cocktail for 2017’s
summer: the rum ‘n’ Calippo. Take
one Calippo, eat a little, pour rum
into packaging, sit back and slurp.
If you’re not in the mood for
sticky fingers, buy your alcolollies
ready-made from supermarkets
instead. Aldi is selling gin & tonic
and Prosecco peach bellini ice
pops at just £2.99 for a pack of
four, far cheaper than a cocktail.
Sainsbury’s has mojito, strawberry
daiquiri and pina colada lollies
for £2 a pop, made by a company
called Love Iced Cocktails (LIC).
As with many of its keenly-priced
products, Aldi has said it is
having problems keeping up with
demand for the lollies, which it
launched just in time to meet the
summer heatwave.
Chilling your booze with ice we
can get on board with any time
of year, but the trend for boozy
ices is so dangerously aflame this
year police have issued a warning
to drivers. Traffic officers in the
North East have said that the
trend for Prosecco pops is creating
a drink-drive risk, because the
alcohol levels are so high in the
snacks. The Aldi lollies, described
as “alcohol ice popsicles” and
carrying a clear “18+” label on the
front, contain 4.5 per cent alcohol,
as much as a beer. The LIC lollies
are even stronger, with an alcohol
content of 10 per cent, and the
range was extended for 2017 to
meet demand.
“These lollies are becoming
really popular and it’s easy to
forget that they contain alcohol
and aren’t just flavouring,” warned
Acting Inspector Harry Simpson
of the Cleveland and Durham
operations unit last week,
“On a hot summer’s day it’s
easy to lose count of how many
you have, and then get behind the
wheel of a car.”
“If you wouldn’t consider
drinking a gin and tonic or
cocktail when driving, then you
shouldn’t consider having one of
these lollies.”
If you think frozen margaritas
are best relegated to the beach
holidays, romcoms and Tex-Mex
restaurants where you first
discovered them, it’s time to loosen
up a little. The frozen lolly sector
is booming thanks to these small
producers with grand designs on
livening up our drinking habits.
The LIC lollies contain a full
shot of rum and are marketed
to the “Made in Chelsea” set as
the “world’s first fully frozen
cocktail” because the founders
Harry Stimpson and Noah Geeves
developed the technology to freeze
alcohol of up to 15 per cent ABV
for consumption themselves, after
working with the drinks giant
Diageo. The pair then received
backing from the London club
Mahiki, famous for its royal
clientele and tropical cocktails.
POPS, sold by ocado.com, is
another product from a pair of
friends, Harry Clarke and James
Rae. Their Champagne popsicle
was the first success, and the
range now includes watermelon
martini, frose rose and bellini
Prosecco popsicles, along with
Moscow mules which contain
the upmarket ingredients Chase
vodka and Fever-Tree ginger beer.
Does this mean the discerning
drinker can get in on the act, or
is it only for garden booze-ups
and festivals? “I do like the idea
of firmer versions of alcoholic
slushes,” says the drinks writer
Douglas Blyde. “We’re all kids
at heart. They’re a good way of
ensuring one’s drink remains
cooler for longer.”
Another small producer new
to the scene is LAPP, created by
two 27-year-old London-dwelling
French women, Laura Faeh and
Cecilia Thomas. They got the idea
for their frozen “poptails” when
Thomas organised a pop-up for a
vodka brand a few years ago.
“I was helping her and it was
a huge success,” says Faeh. “We
kept our jobs but started making
the lollies at night and selling them
on markets. When people started
approaching us to do events for
them we saw how much interest
there was.”
Over the past few years, Faeh
and Thomas have carried out
countless tastings and trials, and
created customised lollies for
clients such as Armani, which
asked for products made with
Italian recipes and ingredients.
The results were classic and
Adult alcoholic
sorbets are so
popular this year
police have issued
warnings
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chool holidays are upon
us, so keep the children
amused by helping
them to create a stylish
and useful bug house
to attract beneficial insects to
your garden, including spiders,
lacewings and ladybirds.
Lacewing larvae and adult
ladybirds and larvae will feast on
aphids, while solitary bees may
also hibernate in a bug box.
What you’ll need
Any old wooden box or recycled
wooden pallet will do – you’ll
need it to stand up on its end to
accommodate beneficial insects
and other wildlife. You could nail
boxes together (end to end) to
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stylish: amaretto, peach and
blood orange; Aperol spritz;
and limoncello.
The pair held on to the
limoncello idea when they
launched LAPP’s three flagship
flavours earlier this year. The limon
colada mixes limoncello with lemon
and coconut water, which Faeh
describes as the “grown up” choice,
then there’s a strawberry mojito
and a tropical punch, both made
with rum.
As well as a number of food
shops such as Albion and the EAT
17 Spar, where Faeh’s lollies sell
from £3.50, they are available in
some bars and clubs.
“They are real alternatives to
regular cocktails,” says Faeh, “and
a new way of consuming alcohol. It
can also be a more pleasant way to
drink if you’re in a hot nightclub,
and it’s easier to dance with.”
I spotted the LAPP lollies in
the extremely discerning Urchin
Wines in Margate’s Cliftonville
area, where serious alcohol is
served with a light touch. As well as
the bright and boozy poptails, you
can buy “bagnums” for the beach,
1.5l of red, white or rose from the
winemaker Le Grappin.
Some ice cream brands are in
on the action too: Jude’s is selling
a gin and tonic flavour made with
Sipsmith’s gin, available at ocado.
com for £1.85 for a 120ml pot.
Drunken Dairy is a small ice cream
producer devoted to interesting
flavours with alcoholic twists;
flavours include pished pavlova,
a blend of vanilla ice cream,
raspberries, meringue and rum,
and bee sting sorbet, which brings
together chilli, honey and tequila.
Or make your own. The recipe
website thefeedfeed.com has a slick
idea for peach and basil wine ice
pops in which you make the lollies
using peach puree, lime juice, a
basil sugar syrup and sauvignon
blanc (not too much, about 30ml
per ice pop or they will melt too
quickly), and then serve the wine
pops in tumblers of, you’ve guessed
it, more wine.
There are also a number of
alcohol-free products on the
market, such as the chilly mango
and strawberry and mint flavours
from POPS. This is where the
concept starts to get complicated.
Isn’t a non-alcoholic alcoholic
frozen cocktail an ice lolly by any
other name?
other natural materials. You can
also use old terracotta roof tiles,
bricks with holes in them and even
holey old plant pots.
Lining the container
Use dead leaves to line
the back of the box,
preferably oak or
beech, as they will
form the primary
living area
for insects.
Fill it up
Pack materials
into the front of the
box. These could be
anything from cut-off
branches to segments
of bamboo cane, pine cones and
other solid garden materials. Dead
wood and loose bark is good for
creepy crawlies such as beetles,
centipedes, spiders and woodlice.
Use holes and small tubes (not
plastic) for solitary bees, made out
of bamboo, reeds and drilled
logs. Provide larger
holes with stones and
tiles, which provide
the cool, damp
conditions that
frogs and toads
like – if you put
it in the centre
you’ll give them a
frost-free place to
spend the winter
(they’ll help eat
slugs). Dry leaves,
sticks or straw are
good for ladybirds and
other beetles and bugs. Corrugated
cardboard makes a great home for
lacewings. Either create a visible
pattern at the front of the box
or just fill it randomly, wedging
it all together with dead leaves
or moss.
Where to put it
Bugs prefer sheltered spots, so
place your new bug-friendly hotel
under hedging or close to wild
areas in your garden, where there
might be nettles, brambles or other
wildlife-welcoming plants that will
attract bugs into their new home.
Make sure that the box isn’t in full
sun, or everything will dry out –
including the bugs.
IQ
30-39
BUSINESS SPORT
40-43
48-56
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TELEVISION
Desperation,
desperation,
desperation
In a new show, Phil Spencer helps two
homeless families find somewhere to live –
and highlights shocking housing statistics
A
ll those property shows
on TV – including my
own, Location, Location,
Location – might give
the impression that
we are a nation of homeowners
and landlords. But for far too
many people, just getting a roof
over their heads at all can be an
insurmountable challenge.
During 25 years in the property
business, I have travelled the
length and breadth of the country.
And while I’m often househunting
for families in desirable
neighbourhoods, I’m never far away
from the evidence that not everyone
has a home to go to.
Visible in doorways and bus
shelters – cold, wet and vulnerable –
are the rough sleepers living without
a home of their own. It’s surely one
of the most basic of human needs
and – with my own career built on
finding homes – these are the people
who made me realise I had to do
something to help.
But the problem is not confined
to the increasing number of people
forced to sleep on our streets.
Tonight, in Phil Spencer: Find Me
a Home, I try to help homeless
families find somewhere to live.
And even after 15 years as patron
of the homeless charity St Mungo’s,
I was shocked to discover how
many families in Britain are in this
position, including an astonishing
120,000 children who are statutorily
homeless. Another 150 families
become homeless every single day.
The people I have met come from
all kinds of background. They are
professionals, business owners,
teachers, soldiers, bricklayers and
plumbers. Many are educated and
eloquent. What I find hardest is
that many are so very young. As
the recent tragic events at Grenfell
Tower have shown, circumstances
outside our control can thrust
anyone into homelessness. Often
it can take just one event for lives
to start to unravel – from illness
to redundancy, relationship
breakdowns or becoming a carer for
a family member.
Corvel and Meyrem, a young
couple I worked with in London,
are a perfect example. Both
are working, paying taxes and
contributing to society – but
they are homeless because they
could not earn enough to afford
today’s high rents and living costs.
They found themselves and their
young son, CJ, in a cockroach and
rat-infested temporary flat provided
Looking after your bugs
Give the boxes a good spray of
water regularly in summer to keep
them moist and give the wildlife a
drink. Then sit back and see what
creatures move in!
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Around 120,000 children
are statutorily homeless.
Another 150 families become
homeless every single day
Phil Spencer was shocked that 150
families become homeless every day
by Southwark Council. Even worse,
the building is due for demolition,
so they are facing eviction. Like
so many councils across London,
Southwark has a huge waiting list
for housing, and Corvel and Meyrem
were a very long way from the top.
In Kent I faced a different
challenge. Having rented the same
house for 15 years, Bibi was shocked
to learn that she and her 15-year-old
son Oscar were being evicted after
the landlord sold the entire street.
Oscar has autism and Bibi is reliant
on benefits because she homeschools him and is his carer. As a
result, out of around 50 flats that
could have worked for them, only
three landlords would even consider
Bibi as a tenant.
I did find some glimmers of hope.
Housing co-operatives, like one I
visited in Leeds, offer people their
own home but with spaces and
facilities that are shared, so keeping
the costs down. In London there is
a growing number of community
land trusts – set up to make housing
permanently and genuinely
affordable. Housing is priced on the
basis of local wages – and owners
can never sell for more than that.
There are also low-cost, modular
housing schemes such as Y: Cube,
which offers small starter homes
at rates well below what the open
market would demand.
However, while these schemes
do offer hope for some, they are
just not big enough to deal with
the huge demand or the enormity
of the situation. We need another
solution and, whatever it is, it needs
to happen fast. It is a massive and
terrifying problem, and I don’t have
a solution.
What I do think is that there
should be a housing minister in the
Cabinet, giving this terrible situation
the importance it deserves.
Television Tuesday 11 July
CRITIC’S
CHOICE
Daytime
GERARD GILBERT
6pm
7pm
PICK OF THE DAY
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In The Dark
Hospital
9pm, BBC1
The Anglo-Swedish actress MyAnna
Buring (left), better known to Ripper
Street aficionados as “Long Susan”,
gets a starring role as the latest
female detective on the block. DI
Helen Weeks is pregnant when we
meet her and in no fit state to be
chasing drug dealers down cul-desacs. Then, at the request of an old
friend, Linda (Emma Fryer), whose
husband has been arrested for
murder, she returns to her childhood
home in small-town Derbyshire –
and a traumatic secret from her past.
The genre tropes are all here,
including the complicated love life,
efficiently delivered by writer
Danny Brocklehurst and based on
Mark Billingham’s crime novels.
9pm, BBC2
Eddie, a 56-year-old City worker, has
just suffered a massive heart attack.
Had he had it anywhere else but in
London, Eddie would have been a
goner because the capital is now
home to eight specialist heart attack
centres. The final part of this
excellent, eye-opening series also
features a dancer with a recurrent
brain tumour and a young teacher
with a deadly heart infection.
Once again, the backdrop is one of
financial deficit and debilitating cuts.
===
Phil Spencer: Find Me A Home
9pm, Channel 4
Location, Location, Location has more
than likely had its day, and Phil
Spencer makes a timely transition
from estate agent to healthily
budgeted buyers to helpmate for
those facing homelessness or
sub-standard rented
accommodation. First up is a couple
paying more than £900 a month to
live in a pest-infested council flat in
London. Meanwhile, in Kent, Bibi and
her son have been made homeless
after the cottage they lived in for 15
years was bought by developers.
of five such plots in Welwyn Garden
City in Hertfordshire. “We probably
know more about the ecology of
tropical rainforests than we do about
our backyards,” says Packham as
researchers from the Natural
History Museum set about tracking
slugs, filming the lawns at night and
so on. The gardens range from the
manicured to the unkempt, and
there’s no doubt which the wildlife
(and Packham) prefer.
===
===
The British Garden: Life And
Death On Your Lawn
Would You Take In A Stranger?
9pm, BBC4
Beneath the peonies and petunias of
the average suburban British garden
there’s “a miniature Serengeti”,
according to Chris Packham as he
oversees a year-long biological audit
BBC1
BBC2
ITV
CHANNEL 4
CHANNEL 5
6.00 Breakfast (S). 9.15
Right On The Money
(S). 10.00 Homes Under
The Hammer (S). 11.00
Neighbourhood Blues (R)
(S). 11.45 Rip Off Britain:
Holidays (R) (S). 12.15
Bargain Hunt (R) (S).
1.00 BBC News At One;
Weather (S). 1.30 BBC
Regional News; Weather
(S). 1.45 Wimbledon 2017
Further coverage from the
All England Club (S).
6.00 The TV That Made
Me (R) (S). 6.30 Right On
The Money (R) (S). 7.15 The
Super League Show (S).
8.00 Sign Zone: DIY SOS:
The Big Build (R) (S). 9.00
Victoria Derbyshire (S).
11.00 BBC Newsroom Live
(S). 11.30 Daily Politics (S).
12.30 Wimbledon 2017
Sue Barker introduces
further coverage from
SW19 (S).
6.00 Good Morning
Britain (S). 8.30 Lorraine
(S). 9.25 The Jeremy Kyle
Show (S). 10.30 This
Morning (S). 12.30 Loose
Women (S). 1.30 ITV News;
Weather (S). 1.55 ITV
Regional News; Weather
(S). 2.00 Judge Rinder (R)
(S). 3.00 David Dickinson’s
Name Your Price (S). 3.59
ITV Regional Weather (S).
4.00 Tipping Point (R) (S).
5.00 The Chase (R) (S).
6.00 Countdown (R) (S).
6.45 Will & Grace (R)
(S). 7.10 Will & Grace
(R) (S). 7.35 Everybody
Loves Raymond (R) (S).
8.00 Everybody Loves
Raymond (R) (S). 8.35
Frasier (R) (S). 9.05 Frasier
(R) (S). 9.35 Frasier (R) (S).
10.05 Undercover Boss
USA (R) (S). 11.00 A Place
In The Sun: Winter Sun
(R) (S). 12.00 Channel
4 News Summary (S).
12.05 Couples Come Dine
With Me (R) (S). 1.05 Posh
Pawnbrokers (R) (S). 2.10
Countdown (S). 3.00 A
Place In The Sun: Winter
Sun (R) (S). 4.00 Best Of
Both Worlds (S). 5.00 Four
In A Bed (R) (S). 5.30 Come
Dine With Me (R) (S).
6.00 Milkshake! 9.15 The
Wright Stuff 11.15 House
Doctor (R) (S). 12.10 5 News
Lunchtime (S). 12.15 Big
Brother (R) (S). 1.10 Access
(S). 1.15 Home And Away
(S). 1.45 Neighbours (S).
2.15 NCIS (R) (S). 3.15 FILM:
Abducting Zoe (Conor
Allyn 2014) Crime drama,
starring Sammi Hanratty
(S). 5.00 5 News At 5 (S).
5.30 Neighbours (R) (S).
6.00 BBC News At
Six; Weather (S).
6.30 BBC Regional
News; Weather
(S).
6.00 ITV Regional
News; Weather
(S).
6.30 ITV News;
Weather (S).
6.00 The Simpsons
(R) (S).
6.30 Hollyoaks
Darren and
Nancy go to
visit Kyle (S).
6.00 Home And Away
Leah says a
tearful goodbye
to Hunter (R) (S).
6.30 5 News Tonight
(S).
7.00 The One Show
Live chat and
topical reports
(S).
7.30 EastEnders (S).
7.00 Emmerdale
Robert tries to
prove to Aaron
that he is not
only interested
in money (S).
7.00 Channel 4 News
(S).
8.00 Midsomer
Murders A
nun is found
strangled (R) (S).
BBC4
10pm, More4
Nightstop is a charity whose 700 or
so volunteers offer a bed for the
night – a hot meal and a valuable
time for reflection for young people
in crisis like 16-year-old Kieran, who
has run away from home after an
FILM4
Chris Packham focuses
on ‘The British Garden’
9pm, BBC4
ITV2
6.00 Louisa Johnson:
The Hot Desk (R) (S). 6.10
You’ve Been Framed! Gold
(R) (S). 6.35 Vanderpump
Rules (R). 7.20 The Ellen
DeGeneres Show (R) (S).
8.00 Emmerdale (R) (S).
8.30 Coronation Street (R)
(S). 9.00 Coronation Street
(R) (S). 9.35 Scorpion (R) (S).
10.25 Below Deck (R) (S).
11.25 Vanderpump Rules
(R). 12.20 Emmerdale
(R) (S). 12.55 Coronation
Street (R) (S). 1.30
Coronation Street (R) (S).
2.00 The Ellen DeGeneres
Show (R) (S). 2.50 The
Jeremy Kyle Show (R) (S).
3.55 The Jeremy Kyle Show
(R) (S). 5.00 Judge Rinder
(R) (S).
6.00 You’ve Been
Framed! Gold
(R) (S).
6.30 You’ve Been
Framed! Gold
Comical clips
(R) (S).
Phil Spencer helps out
people in need of
accommodation in
‘Find Me A Home’
9pm, Channel 4
Kieran in ‘Would You
Take In A Stranger?’
10pm, More4
7.00 Britain’s
Greatest
Bridges How
the Britannia
Bridge was built
(R) (S).
7.00 100 Days+;
Weather (S).
7.30 Handmade:
By Royal
Appointment
(R) (S).
6.55 FILM: Baggage
Claim (David E
Talbert 2013)
Romantic
comedy, with
Paula Patton (S).
7.00 You’ve Been
Framed! Gold
Comical clips
(R) (S).
7.30 You’ve Been
Framed! Gold
(R) (S).
8.00 Tried And
Tasted: The
Ultimate
Shopping List
(S).
8.30 Supershoppers
(S).
8.00 The Dog
Rescuers With
Alan Davies
The RSPCA are
called to the aid
of an elderly
crossbreed (S).
8.00 Britain
Beneath Your
Feet Dallas
Campbell meets
underground
workers (R) (S).
8.45 War Of The
Planet Of The
Apes Interview
Special
8.00 Two And A Half
Men (R) (S).
8.30 Two And A Half
Men Alan tries
to cure his
insomnia (R) (S).
9.00 Phil Spencer:
Find Me A Home
Phil helps two
families who
have been made
homeless (S).
9.00 The Hotel
Inspector Alex
Polizzi heads to
Colliters Brook
Farm near
Bristol (S).
9.00 The British
Garden: Life
And Death On
Your Lawn (S).
9.00 FILM: X-Men:
Days Of Future
Past (Bryan
Singer 2014)
Adventure, with
Hugh Jackman
(S).
9.00 Love Island
Relationshipbased reality
show (S).
8.00 Holby City Jac
and Fran get the
shock of their
lives (S).
8.00 Today At
Wimbledon
Clare Balding
introduces
highlights of
the eighth day’s
play (S).
9pm
9.00 In The Dark New
series. Crime
drama, starring
MyAnna Buring
(S).
9.00 Hospital
Technological
developments
at Imperial
College
Healthcare NHS
Trust (S).
10pm
10.00BBC News At
Ten (S).
10.30 BBC Regional
News; (S).
10.45 Grandad,
Dementia & Me
(S).
10.00Detectorists
The mayor
visits the club
on a delicate
matter (S).
10.30 Newsnight (S).
10.00ITV News At Ten
(S).
10.30 ITV Regional
News (S).
10.40 Davina McCall:
Life At The
Extreme (R) (S).
10.00First Dates
Nahida from
Liverpool is
searching for a
man who shares
her passion for
food (S).
10.00Big Brother
Daily round-up
of highlights (S).
10.30 Deep, Down
And Dirty – The
Science Of Soil
(R) (S).
11.45 Mini Monet
Millionaire
A profile
of teenage
painter Kieron
Williamson (R)
(S).
11.15 Brexit Means
Brexit: The
Unofficial
Version (R) (S).
11.40 Play To The
Whistle Sportsbased comedy
panel show,
hosted by Holly
Willoughby (R)
(S).
11.05 24 Hours In
A&E A woman
is brought in
after being run
over by a lorry
(R) (S).
11.05 Big Brother’s
Bit On The
Side Rylan
Clark-Neal
presents the
BB companion
show (S).
11.30 The Brits Who
Built The
Modern World
Architecture of
the Eighties (R)
(S).
11.35 FILM: Nymphomaniac: Volume
II (Lars von
Trier 2013)
Drama, starring
Charlotte
Gainsbourg (S).
11.25 Family Guy Lois
is sent to prison
(R) (S).
11.55 American Dad!
(R) (S).
12.20 BBC News (S).
12.15 Sign Zone: The Life
Swap Adventure (R) (S).
1.15 Sign Zone: Me And
My Dog: The Ultimate
Contest (R) (S). 2.15 This Is
BBC Two (S).
12.20 Jackpot247 3.00
Loose Women (R). 3.45
ITV Nightscreen 5.05 The
Jeremy Kyle Show (R) (S).
12.05 Music on 4: Sound And
Vision (S). 12.35 The World’s
Weirdest Weather (R). 1.30
Gogglesprogs (R). 2.25 FILM:
Weekend (Andrew Haigh
2011) (S). 4.10 Selling Houses
(S). 5.05 Location, Location,
Location (R) (S).
12.05 Little Divas:
Tantrums & Tiaras (R) (S).
1.00 SuperCasino (S). 3.10
Eamonn & Ruth: Silver
Service (R) (S). 4.00 Now
That’s Funny! (R) (S). 4.45
House Doctor (R) (S). 5.10
Great Artists (R) (S).
12.30 Medieval Lives:
Birth, Marriage, Death (R)
(S). 1.30 Britain And The
Sea (R) (S). 2.30 The British
Garden: Life And Death
On Your Lawn (R) (S). 4.00
Close
2.00 FILM: Powder
Room (MJ Delaney 2013)
Comedy, starring Sheridan
Smith (S). 3.50 Close
12.25 American Dad! (R) (S).
12.50 Two And A Half Men
(R) (S). 1.15 Safeword (R)
(S). 2.05 Planet’s Funniest
Animals (R) (S). 2.30
Teleshopping
8pm
11pm
Late
10.05 Family Guy (R)
(S).
10.30 Family Guy (R)
(S).
10.55 Family Guy (R)
(S).
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argument. The alternative might
have been sleeping rough with all
its attendant dangers.
===
FILM
CHOICE
LAURENCE PHELAN
Grandad, Dementia & Me
10.45pm, BBC1
Film-makers pointing their cameras
at an elderly relative to highlight
a medical condition is becoming
familiar enough to almost to
constitute a genre (David Baddiel’s
The Trouble With Dad is a recent
example). Dominic Sivyer was more
or less brought up by his grandfather
Tom after his own father quit the
family home. But Tom now suffers
from vascular dementia, his
outbursts and occasional aggression
making life unbearable for his wife
Pam as he turns into someone
she doesn’t recognise.
VOICES
16-20
TV
28-29
IQ
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BUSINESS SPORT
40-43
48-56
FILM OF THE DAY
===
2.25am, Channel 4
(Andrew Haigh, 2011)
Twenty-somethings Russell (Tom
Cullen) and Glen (Chris New) meet
in a Nottingham gay bar on a Friday
night and go back to Russell’s flat.
Weekend is about the relationship
that they tentatively build over the
next couple of days of casual drugtaking, partying and soul-baring;
their intimacy no doubt hastened
by the knowledge that Glen is about
to leave the country. Its relaxed
naturalism and the actors’ faultless
performances lend this charming
romance universal appeal. But what
makes it special is not its universality
but its specificity; its honestly drawn
characters and the attention it pays to
the detail of modern encounters.
4pm, Sky Cinema Select
(Billy Wilder, 1951)
“If there’s no news, I’ll go out and bite
a dog,” says Kirk Douglas’s cynical,
hotshot reporter while begging
for a job. Which, metaphorically
speaking, is just what he does in this
barbed critique of ruthless media
sensationalism and the resultant
dumb callousness of the public.
Weekend
ITV3
E4
MORE4
SKY 1
SKY ATLANTIC
6.00 Man About The House
(R). 6.25 Heartbeat (R) (S).
7.30 Where The Heart
Is (R) (S). 8.30 Wild At
Heart (R) (S). 9.30 Judge
Judy (R) (S). 10.00 Judge
Judy (R) (S). 10.30 Judge
Judy (R) (S). 10.55 Road To
Avonlea (R) (S). 12.00 Love
Your Garden (R) (S). 1.00
Heartbeat (R) (S). 2.05 The
Royal (R) (S). 3.10 Wild
At Heart (R) (S). 4.15 Man
About The House (R). 4.50
Rising Damp (R) (S). 5.20
George And Mildred (R) (S).
5.55 Heartbeat (R) (S).
6.00 Hollyoaks (R) (S). 6.30
Coach Trip (R) (S). 7.00
Made In Chelsea (R) (S).
8.00 Brooklyn Nine-Nine
(R) (S). 8.30 Brooklyn NineNine (R) (S). 9.00 Melissa
& Joey (R) (S). 10.00 Baby
Daddy (R) (S). 11.00 How
I Met Your Mother (R)
(S). 11.30 How I Met Your
Mother (R) (S). 12.00 New
Girl (R) (S). 12.30 New Girl
(R) (S). 1.00 Brooklyn NineNine (R) (S). 1.30 Brooklyn
Nine-Nine (R) (S). 2.00 The
Big Bang Theory (R) (S).
2.30 The Big Bang Theory
(R) (S). 3.00 How I Met Your
Mother (R) (S). 3.30 How
I Met Your Mother (R) (S).
4.00 New Girl (R) (S). 5.00
2 Broke Girls (R) (S). 5.30 2
Broke Girls (R) (S).
8.55 A Place In The Sun:
Summer Sun (R) (S). 10.00
Four In A Bed (R) (S). 10.30
Four In A Bed (R) (S). 11.05
Four In A Bed (R) (S). 11.35
Four In A Bed (R) (S). 12.10
Four In A Bed (R) (S).
12.40 A Place In The Sun:
Summer Sun (R) (S). 1.50 A
Place In The Sun: Summer
Sun (R) (S). 2.50 Time Team
(R) (S). 3.55 The Forgotten
Gunners Of WW1: A Time
Team Special (R) (S). 4.55
Car SOS (R) (S). 5.55 The
Supervet (R) (S).
6.00 Road Wars (R) (S).
7.00 Hawaii Five-0 (R) (S).
8.00 Monkey Life (R) (S).
8.30 Monkey Life (R) (S).
9.00 It’s Me Or The Dog (R).
10.00 Nothing To Declare
(R) (S). 10.30 Nothing
To Declare (R) (S). 11.00
Sanctuary (R) (S). 12.00
NCIS: Los Angeles (R). 1.00
Hawaii Five-0 (R) (S). 2.00
Hawaii Five-0 (R) (S). 3.00
NCIS: Los Angeles (R) (S).
4.00 Stargate Atlantis (R)
(S). 5.00 Modern Family
(R) (S). 5.30 Modern Family
(R) (S).
6.00 The British (R) (S).
7.00 The British (R) (S).
8.00 Richard E Grant’s
Hotel Secrets (R) (S). 9.00
Urban Secrets (R) (S). 10.00
The West Wing (R) (S).
11.00 The West Wing (R)
(S). 12.00 Without A Trace
(R) (S). 1.00 CSI: Crime
Scene Investigation (R) (S).
2.00 Blue Bloods (R) (S).
3.00 Fish Town (R) (S). 4.00
The West Wing (R) (S). 5.00
The West Wing (R) (S).
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Theory (R) (S).
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Theory Amy
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6.00 Futurama
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for Darren (S).
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(R) (S).
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A Scandinavianstyle eco house
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(S).
7.00 The Simpsons
(R) (S).
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Homer takes the
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York (R) (S).
7.00 CSI: Crime
Scene
Investigation A
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8.00 The Booze
Cruise III
Comedy drama,
starring Mark
Benton (R) (S).
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Theory Penny
makes an
important
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Theory (R) (S).
8.00 A League Of
Their Own With
Ashley Cole,
Noel Fielding
and Aisling Bea
(R) (S).
8.00 Blue Bloods
Danny becomes
the target of a
drug cartel (R)
(S).
Ace In The Hole
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The Wrong Man
4.50pm, TCM
(Alfred Hitchcock, 1956)
The innocent man wrongly accused
of a crime – in this case, Henry
Fonda’s New York nightclub musician,
mistaken for an armed robber – was
Hitchcock’s favourite plot device, but
Radio
BBC Radio 1
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Show With Nick Grimshaw
10.00 Clara Amfo 12.45pm
Newsbeat 1.00 Scott Mills 4.00
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9.00 Rude Tube
Featuring a
parrot that
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Dales And The
Lakes (S).
9.00 Karl Pilkington:
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considers
professional
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Japan (R) (S).
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and Mark Frost
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and Ola (S).
10.50 The Big Bang
Theory (R) (S).
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In A Stranger?
Following three
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in need of
somewhere to
stay (S).
10.00Game Of
Thrones: The
Story So Far A
chance to catch
up with events
from the first
six series (R) (S).
10.10 The Leftovers
Kevin Sr
wanders the
Australian
Outback.
11.00 Inspector Morse
Murder delays
an Oxford
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(R) (S).
11.20 The Big Bang
Theory Leonard
argues with
Penny (R) (S).
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(S).
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Whiley 10.00 Randy Newman’s
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Concert 10.00 Free Thinking
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The Night
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Lectures 2017 9.45 Book Of The
Week: RisingTideFallingStar
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To Strip To 12noon News
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and Men and A Can of Worms.
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Row 7.45 Tales Of The City –
The Days Of Anna Madrigal.
By Armistead Maupin. 8.00
File On 4. Whether Europe is
doing enough to clamp down
on its polluting cars. 8.40 In
Touch. Presented by Peter
White. 9.00 Inside Health. Dr
Mark Porter separates medical
fact from fiction. 9.30 Out Of
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tries to expand his mind
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films. Based on a true story,
it’s filmed in a sober, almost
neorealist fashion, eschewing
humour and suspense.
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Powder Room
2am, Film4
(MJ Delaney, 2013)
Sheridan Smith is back in Two
Pints Of Lager territory in this
comedy about twenty-something
relationships, which is adapted
from Rachel Hirons’ play When
Women Wee, and set in the
ladies’ toilets of a London club
over the course of a particularly
messy girls’ night out. It is
slightly amateurish, pretty
rude, disarmingly funny and
unexpectedly sweet.
without psychoactive drugs.
10.00 The World Tonight. With
Ritula Shah. 10.45 Book At
Bedtime: Dangerous Visions:
Fahrenheit 451. By Ray
Bradbury. 11.00 The Infinite
Monkey Cage. With former
astronauts Sandra Magnus,
Terry Virts, Claude Nicollier
and Charlie Duke. 11.30 Today
In Parliament. Political news,
presented by Sean Curran.
12mdn’t News And Weather
12.30 Book Of The Week:
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World Service 5.20 Shipping
Forecast 5.30 News Briefing
5.43 Prayer For The Day 5.45
Farming Today 5.58 Tweet Of
The Day
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Parliament 9.45 Daily Service
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Sargasso Sea 6.30 Peter
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Morning Pictures 7.00 Lucky
Heather 7.30 Meet David
Sedaris 8.00 Steptoe And
Son 8.30 The Men From The
Ministry 9.00 Dead Ringers
9.30 Getting Nowhere Fast
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Works: The World Of Somerset
Maugham 11.15 Hard Boiled
Eggs And Nuts 12noon Steptoe
And Son 12.30 The Men From
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Morning Pictures 2.00
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Roots To Riches 2.30 The Dogs
And The Wolves 2.45 Burying
The Typewriter 3.00 The Waves
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Mothers-in-Law Of Henry VIII
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of sacred works
by Poulenc and
Palestrina, given
by The Sixteen
and director Harry
Christophers
(above) in York
Minster.
Of Somerset Maugham 9.15
Hard Boiled Eggs And Nuts
10.00 Comedy Club: Meet
David Sedaris 10.30 Comedy
Club: The Maltby Collection
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Club: Tina C’s Tiny Island
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Morning Pictures 2.00
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And The Wolves 2.45 Burying
The Typewriter 3.00 The
Waves 4.00 Whispers 4.30 The
Six Mothers-in-Law Of Henry
VIII 5.00 Lucky Heather 5.30
Meet David Sedaris
BBC 5 Live
6am 5 Live Breakfast 10.00 5
Live Daily With Adrian Chiles
12noon Wimbledon 5.30 5
Live Drive 7.00 5 Live Sport
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Night Club 9.00 5 Live Sport:
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Campbell 10.00 5 Live Sport:
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Williams 1am Up All Night 5.00
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To Money
BBC 6 Music
7am Shaun Keaveny 10.00
Lauren Laverne 1pm Mark
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The bloody
difficult art of
ne thing we can guarantee about the Brexit negotiations that are now
underway and will probably dominate British
politics for the next couple of years:
Theresa May will not be the “bloody
difficult woman” she promised to be.
Even she seems to admit it: the PM
now promises “the widest possible
consensus” in her negotiations with
the EU leadership.
She has made a good call. Talking
tough, even to a home audience, loses
its value when you have just pulled
your own political rug out from underneath yourself.
May will have to rely on political
savvy – questionable as that may be
– along with sheer persuasive skill.
Persuasion is not easy, but it can be
learnt – a useful fact for all of us. As
someone who teaches rhetoric, the
art of persuasion, I have found the
same tools to be at least as effective
on the home front as in politics.
The first thing to know is that the
tools work only when we understand
the difference between an argument
and a fight. In a fight, you try to win
the battle by dominating an opponent
through the power of your logic, the
volume of your voice, or sheer intimidation. In an argument, you want to
win over your audience.
If you happen to be a prime minister trying to win over an audience
of sceptical EU leaders, you need to
speak to what the philosopher Aristotle called the “advantageous”. May
must show why a gentle exit is good
for the EU, which isn’t crying in its
beer about Britain right now.
But the same principle applies if
you’re a teenage boy trying to borrow
the car for a night out, for example.
arguing
Theresa May will need to use her
political savvy during the Brexit
talks – but there are techniques we
can all learn to win debates and get
our own way, says JayHeinrichs
Wrong: “Can I borrow the Volvo?
I really, really need to impress
this girl.”
Right: “I think we need to talk
about safety. Meaning mine and my
date’s. We don’t want her walking to
the train station alone.”
The son values driving the car. The
parents value safety. So he speaks
to safety.
A good argument is not about you.
It’s what is to the advantage of your
audience. This principle applies even
to the most complex communication
strategies. One of my largest clients,
Nasa, faces the problem that its
budget has been gradually drained
Rhetoric has to
do with more than
negotiation. It can
change the world
by successive US governments in the
decades since it reached the Moon.
Polls show that a majority of Americans are all for space. After all, it’s
cool – Matt Damon looks good in a
space suit. But the space programme
ranks far below citizens’ other priorities, such as international threats
and the economy.
Nasa continues to release superb
videos on social media trumpeting
its latest probes and discoveries –
superb preaching to the choir – yet
failing to convince thought leaders
that the agency needs considerably
more money to carry out its missions.
This was something I had to address when I worked with Nasa and
one of its contractors to come up with
a “frame” that emphasises why its
budget should be seen as a priority.
Framing defines an issue in your
favour, using the beliefs and values of your audience. Polling data
showed that most Americans see
space as a vast emptiness sprinkled
with planets, asteroids, stars, and a
mess of satellites. But we chose to
frame it as a terrain, one that looks
remarkably like the American West
at the dawn of the nation (except for
the victimised natives). This would
make it seem more appealing and
worth spending money on exploring,
especially as it is full of trillions of
dollars’ worth of precious metal and
supports a major engineering sector
here on Earth.
Is this argument as exciting as
conjuring up images of Star Trek?
No. But we’re defining the value of
investing in space and beating America’s competitors, who are already
competing to occupy this space with
tourism, manufacturing, and mining
projects in the coming decades.
Rhetoric, in short, has to do with
more than negotiation or smooth
oratory. It can change the world. And
even put us on new ones.
Jay Heinrichs is professor of the
practice of rhetoric and oratory
at Middlebury College in the US.
His book ‘Thank You for Arguing:
What Aristotle, Lincoln, and Homer
Simpson Can Teach Us About the
Art of Persuasion’ is now out in
paperback (Penguin, £9.99)
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TIPS FOR WINNING YOUR ARGUMENTS
1 DEALING WITH A POLITICAL
AUNT OR UNCLE
We all have a relative who just can’t
stop informing everyone of the
dire state of the world and how one
political party or leader can save us
all. Here’s how to argue with them:
Set a goal: The biggest mistake we
tend to make in an argument is
to wade in without a plan. Decide
on improving the relationship, or
discover what you have in common
or, who knows, even learn something.
Target your audience: Students earn
PhDs in rhetorical audience theory. In
the real world, that means listening.
Understand your audience and work
to get them to like and trust you. And
keep in mind that the persuadable
audience may be onlookers, not the
person you’re talking to.
Show aggressive interest: Instead
of stating your own opinion, ask
questions. Focus on definitions,
details, and trends. Suppose you
have a relative who wants to expel
immigrants from Britain. Ask what
they mean by immigrants. Does that
include second-generation British
citizens? Third? Fourth? Ask how
many immigrants live in the UK. Ask
what proportion of them commit
crimes compared with others. Ask
what the trends are. Never mind if
they make up facts – people forced to
drill down into actual facts tend to
moderate their opinion.
Shoot love beams out of your eyes:
Before you talk, tell yourself how
much you love your audience. I don’t
mean actually trying to love them.
Just pretend. Your other relatives will
think you’re noble. Besides, faking
love can create a bond. In rhetoric,
that’s called pathos, the art of using
emotions to persuade.
2 DEFEATING A TROLL
As with a political relative, the best
way to deal with a troll is to seem like
the better person. And try to control
the occasion.
Watch a comedian like Amy
Schumer deal with a heckler. After all,
trolls are a virulent form of heckler.
Last year during Schumer’s act, a
young man shouted for her to expose
her breasts. Looking as if she wanted
to get to know him, Schumer shaded
her eyes and asked the man what he
did for a living. Sales, he said.
“Sales?” she said. “How’s that
working out for you? ’Cause we’re not
buying it.”
Not the greatest joke in the world,
but it showed her self-control, and the
control of the occasion. In rhetoric,
you work to seize the moment, not
necessarily your opponent. The
ancient Romans thought this
ability so important they had a
god named Occasio.
When the man continued to
harass Schumer and security
finally escorted him out,
Schumer said, “I already miss
him!” The audience adored
her for it. She clearly was
the better person.
3 SCREWING
UP WITHOUT
APOLOGISING
After police
dragged a
Amy Schumer
is an expert at
dealing with
hecklers
69-year-old passenger off an
overbooked United Airlines flight
at the airline’s bequest, leaving
the man dazed and bloodied, CEO
Oscar Munoz issued this heartfelt
mea culpa: “I apologise for having to
re-accommodate these customers.”
By noon the following day, United
stock had fallen by $1.4bn.
Sometimes, however, even the best
apologies don’t work. Whether you’ve
angered 300 million customers or
your own lover, you need to know the
tricky art of screwing up. (Trust me,
I’m a master.)
So why don’t apologies ever seem
enough? Aristotle had an answer:
the chief cause of anger, he said, is
“belittlement”, treating people as
something less than the respectable
human beings they are.
When you belittle someone, you
virtually shrink them, making them
seem small. They demand an apology
because they want you to shrink to
their size. Rhetorically speaking, an
apology is a form of self-belittlement.
That’s OK – just make sure you
don’t get defensive and offer excuses,
and make sure you also follow
these steps…
Be first with the news: Make sure
you tell your partner what you did
at last night’s party before they hear
from an eyewitness. You want to be in
control of the news, showing you have
nothing to hide.
Talk about your feelings, not the
victim’s: Counter-intuitive, I know.
But don’t apologise for the other
person’s feelings – say you feel
awful for slipping from your own
high standards. You’re not usually
like this! And you’re going to do
your darnedest to keep it from
happening again.
Switch to the future: Right after you
tell them what you did and express
your own feelings, describe your
plan to fix things. Talk about a new
resolution or habit or your iron
determination to avoid drunken
parties. Describe a better future and
how you’re going to get there.
Say you’re sorry if you want to:
Sometimes a short “I’m sorry” is the
expected thing. But it’s even better if
your victim mistakes the four steps
above for an apology. While they
look for contrition, you’ve moved the
issue into a bright and reputationenhanced future.
4 CALMING AN ANGRY PERSON
When emotions are high, check the
tense people are using. You’ll usually
hear the past tense, where the crime
was committed. Or you’ll hear the
present tense, which describes
the culprit’s lousy character.
Both tenses just raise the
anger in the room.
Here’s an example from
my own life. In my book
Thank You for Arguing, I
describe a scene where
my teenage son
has used up all the
toothpaste. When I
accuse him of it, he
says: “That’s not
the point, is it,
Dad? The point is
how we’re going
to keep this
from happening
again!”
Now, for
years I had
taught him
that the best way to get out of trouble
is to switch to the future, where you
can solve the problem for all time
– instead of getting prosecuted by
your parents. This is also the ideal
way of taking the anger out of a
disagreement.
Think about politics in Britain.
What tenses do people use? See
what I mean?
5 BORROW TRUMP’S ORATORY
SECRET
While the US President is no modern
Demosthenes, he won over crowds
through the use of a technique that
the Greeks invented thousands of
years ago. They called it periodos. It’s
where we get the period (even if you
Brits call it a full stop).
But the ancients saw the device as
much more than a way to end
a sentence.
They believed that the patterns
of the brain follow closely the
patterns of the rest of the body. And
they theorised that a single thought
should be conveyed in the length of
an orator’s sustained breath. So they
came up with the period, the climax
of a speech lasting as long as a
good breath.
I measured the length of climaxes
in political speeches as well as movie
speeches. Whether it was Barack
Obama or Mel Gibson in Braveheart,
they reached a climax — in movies,
when the music wells up — after
about 12 seconds.
I tell aspiring speakers to work on
their period before they write their
speech or presentation. It’s a great
way to focus their point toward a
single powerful moment. And win
adoring crowds.
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Nature
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Jurassic art
When people first began uncovering and studying dinosaur
fossils, artists soon began envisioning what prehistoric life
must have looked like, explains WaltonFord
In Saturday’s
iweekend
Countryfile Live’s Matt Baker
and John Craven explain why town
and country aren’t so different
P
aleoart” is the contemporary art of reconstructing
the prehistoric past, a visual tradition that began in
the UK in 1830.
The mental picture we have of, say,
a Tyrannosaurus rex, is the result of
paleoart, a practice that begins with
fossil bones. After paleontologists
discover and excavate the remains of
a prehistoric animal, an artist will use
this skeletal evidence to imagine how
the living creature once looked, adding the muscles, skin, texture, and
colour. If the paleoartist is drawing
or painting the animal, he or she will
set the reconstructed beast in a pri-
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mordial habitat, complete with the
appropriate plants and landscape.
The resulting image of the prehistoric animal in its environment is a work
of paleoart.
Paleoart is found in natural history museums and at universities, in
the form of sweeping murals in fossil halls, explanatory paintings and
sculptures accompanying skeletons,
and dazzling decorative elements.
Paleoart has also been created for
textbooks, encyclopedias, magazines, chocolate cards,
and children’s books.
The lines between entertainment and science,
kitsch and scholarship,
are often vague. Many
children grow up surrounded by plush and
plastic toys, stickers, and
temporary tattoos that
represent long-extinct
dinosaurs that no human
laid eyes on.
Popular acceptance of these
representations is complete; we all
take visions of the prehistoric world
for granted. But it was only in the 19th
century, when the fossilised remains
of huge extinct reptiles were being
discovered and reconstructed, that
it suddenly became possible to ask,
“what did the prehistoric past look
like?” and expect a rational scientific
response.
The attempts to answer this
question gave rise to a bizarre and
unprecedented pictorial
tradition that was outrageous and imaginative, as you can see in
these images from Zoë
Lescaze’s book.
This is an edited
excerpt from the
introduction to
‘Paleoart: Visions of the
Prehistoric Past’ by Zoë
Lescaze (Taschen, £75)
1. Ely Kish was one of the rare women working in the field 2. Concrete monsters
in a workshop on the grounds of the Crystal Palace; 3. This image served as the
frontispiece for W. F. A. Zimmerman’s ‘Le monde avant la création de l’homme’
(1857); 4. A photograph of a colossal Russian mosaic ; 5. These mammoths
recall those painted on cave walls thousands of years ago; 6. Flyorov, a Russian
scientist and museum director, revelled in colour
ELEANOR KISH © CANADIAN MUSEUM OF NATURE; © TASCHEN; © BORRISSIAK PALEONTOLOGICAL INSTITUTE RAS; © ZDENEKBURIAN.COM
By Thomas Triebel
The world’s first “smart street”
has popped up in the centre of the
capital. The alleyway, Bird Street
off Oxford Circus, uses kinetic
energy generated by shoppers’
footsteps to power the hub,
thanks to the ground-breaking
technology Pavegen.
The New West End Company
commissioned several
eco-friendly hi-tech engineering
companies to transform a small
street into a “smart street”
powered by sustainable energy.
Sensors connected to a mobile
app will show people how much
energy they are generating.
On average, one adult walking
across the platform will generate
five watts per footstep. That
amount of energy will illuminate
the LED lights and trigger
bird sounds.
Alex Johnson, head of
communication at Pavegen,
says “We are not ever going to
replace solar or wind, but it is a
useful bit of off-grid energy and
the key thing about it is that it is
really engaging.”
Oxford Street has more than
25 small connecting alleys that
remain unused by hundreds of
thousands of people who visit the
capital’s busiest shopping hub
every day.
Jace Tyrrell, CEO of the New
West End Company, says: “The
starting point of this project
was to open up some of these
other bits of Oxford Street that
currently are not being used while
bringing in better practices to
reduce air pollution, offering a
green space off the main street.”
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Paddling pools
Let the children make a splash in the
garden this summer with the help of a
fun inflatable. Chosen by Kate Hilpern
{1} BESTWAY 9FT FAST SET
POOL SET WITH PUMP
This is great for older kids,
and possibly the whole family.
It fits in most gardens and
shouldn’t take long to inflate
and fill. The filter pump
means you can keep the water
clean for the whole summer.
It’s robust and surprisingly
compressible for storage, but
you need a flat area, and you
might end up with a hefty
water bill.
£74.99, Bestway
{2} TESCO WHALE SPRAY
POOL
If your little ‘uns struggle to
decide between getting out the
paddling pool or going under
the sprinkler, they will love
this hybrid option. This whaleshaped pool sprays water
down from the tail fin when
you connect it up to a garden
hose. It’s well made for the
price and our little testers had
a whale of a time. At 208cm x
157cm, it’s nice and roomy.
£14.99, Tesco
{3} JOHN ADAMS 62 X 62 INCH
SUNSHADE POOL
You’ll love this shaded pool
with inflatable roof that you
can detach as needed, if you
worry about children getting
too much exposure to the sun.
At 157cm x 157cm and 122cm
tall, It’s about the right size for
young kids to have some fun
with and yet it compresses
into a tiny pack that fits back
in the box.
£24.64, Amazon
{4} JOHN LEWIS SURF ’N’
SLIDE WATER SLIDE
If shrieks of laughter and
delight are any kind of
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this one), then this wins for
having the greatest fun factor.
So get your pump at the ready,
then attach your garden hose
to the sprayers and blow up
the “surf boards” and away you
go. We like the well-cushioned
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£75, John Lewis
{5} WILKO TWO RING
PADDLING POOL
This economic option works
brilliantly as a first pool for
toddlers and although it is
recommended for ages three
and over, it’s fine if you’re
watching (or in there) with
younger ones. With a diameter
of 92cm, there’s room for
one or two of them to splash
around and young kids will
love the bright fish design.
£3, Wilko
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So much more than a paddling
pool, this dinosaur-themed
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water play within its 333cm
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of priority) are the movable
dino arch with water spray,
dino games (including hoops
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mat to avoid sore bottoms.
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If you can’t be bothered with
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a medium-sized handbag),
which you can also slip into a
suitcase to take on holidays.
£35, JoJo Maman Bébé
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No need for adults to miss out
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This might look dull compared
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and wacky options in this
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175cm, it’s a good size for
several kids to cool off and
splash about in on hot days,
yet it comes in at less than
£30. We found it’s also a lot
more sturdy than many others
– even ones twice the price
– and there’s nothing more
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only to find it bursts.
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{10} ELC PIRATE SHIP POOL
Ripe for imaginative play,
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You don’t have to be an expert to
enjoy the world’s biggest music
festival. Michael Church picks the
10 best concerts for newcomers
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BY RUTH FITZMAURICE
Ruth and Simon
were happily
married and
expecting their
third child
when he was
diagnosed with
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Disease. In the
midst of all this, Ruth finds
her “tribe”: the Tragic Wives’
Swimming Club, a group
of friends who swim in the
Irish Sea to gain a fleeting
moment of exhilaration,
normality and freedom. As
poetic as it is devastating.
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W
ill you be going
to the Proms?
If not, have you
ever thought of
going? Or are
you one of those
who simply feel it’s not their thing?
Surveys suggest that a sizeable
proportion of the British population
never consider going to a classical
concert, on the grounds that they
wouldn’t “understand” it.
But we don’t need to “know”
about classical music to enjoy it:
the thing about great music is that
it’s accessible, and that it requires
no expertise to appreciate. And you
couldn’t wish for a more painless
introduction into the wonders of the
classical music world.
Some Proms definitely do need
prior knowledge, but the 10 I have
selected are among the most
accessible. Booking has opened, and
some may sell out fast, so place your
orders pronto. Or join the queue for
arena tickets, which cost
£6 – let no one accuse
these concerts
of exclusivity.
Prom 2, 15 July
Sibelius: Violin
Concerto in D
minor; Elgar:
Symphony No 1 in
A flat major
Conducted by
Daniel Barenboim,
who has recently made
a crusade for Elgar’s music, this
concert by the Staatskapelle Berlin
would have been a knockout even
before you added in the soloist in
the Sibelius concerto. The young
Georgian violinist Lisa Batiashvili
(inset) has long loved the work,
but says Barenboim’s conception
of it has opened her ears to
new beauties. Meanwhile,
premiered to acclaim in
Manchester in 1908,
Elgar’s first symphony
was welcomed as proof
that Britain, written off
by the Germans as “the
land without music”,
was no such thing.
while there are other contenders
among his works for that accolade,
it’s certainly the most passionate.
He treated it as a portent of his own
coming to terms with death, and the
forces delivering it under Juanjo
Mena bode well – as they also do for
a new work about Victorian seances
by the young British composer Mark
Simpson: the BBC Philharmonic, the
Crouch End Festival Chorus, London
Voices, and the charismatic baritone
Christopher Purves.
Prom 17, 27 July
Mark Simpson: The Immortal;
Tchaikovsky: Symphony
‘Pathetique’
Prom 20, 19 July
Brahms: Piano Concerto No 1 in D
minor; David Sawer: The Greatest
Happiness Principle;
Haydn: Symphony No 99
Tc h a i kov s ky d e s c r i b e d t h i s
symphony as “the best thing I ever
composed or shall compose”, and
Booed at its premiere in 1859,
Brahms’ First Piano Concerto has
become one of the most loved piano
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Proms 34/35, 11 August
Oklahoma!
Prom 55, 25 August
Classical Music of India and
Pakistan
Moving with the times, the
Proms are starting a strand
devoted to the world’s other
classical musics, and this
concert is the opening gambit.
It’s pegged to the 70th
anniversary of the partition
and independence of the
Indian subcontinent, and
will accordingly fall into
two parts – first the music
of Hindustan, then the
music of the Carnatic
south, all performed
b y t o p s i n ge r s a n d
Dianne Reeves pays tribute
to the jazz singer Ella
Fitzgerald on the 100th
anniversary of her birth
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A rare and intimate
insight into the
making of a murderer
Yes, this is jazz – one of the Proms’
regular strands – and this concert
should be sensational. Ella
Fitzgerald was born 100 years ago
in straitened circumstances, but
from the moment when she won
the Apollo Theater’s Amateur
Night aged 17 she never looked
back. Her Songbook Cycle –
drawing on the music of Cole
Porter and the other Broadway
greats – is what jazz singer Dianne
Reeves will draw on, aided by
the trumpeter James Morrison
playing the role that Dizzy
Gillespie did as Ella’s partner in
the Forties.
“Rach Three” is another work
which everyone will be able
to hum along with (at least
at moments) thanks to its
popularity with advertisers and
film-makers. Rachmaninov is
the most accessible Russian
composer after Tchaikovsky, with
his wonderful melodic gift and his
infectious romanticism. Yet this
piano concerto is also one of the
most technically challenging:
luckily Alexander Gavrylyuk,
the Russian-born Australian
who will be in the hot seat, is
a major virtuoso.
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Prom 27, 4 August
Ella and Dizzy: a Centenary
Tribute
Prom 37, 13 August
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No
3, Symphony No 2
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Last night’s
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television
concertos. Its emotional sweep
is massively powerful, and it will
be performed by a pianist with
commensurate power. Stephen
Hough is a Liverpudlian who has
become Britain’s leading classical
pianist, garlanded with awards
and with a parallel life as a lifestyle
blogger and Roman Catholic
commentator. His performances
are coruscating, and he usually
winds up with a jokey encore of
his own devising.
More easy listening, but of
stratospheric quality. This was
the first Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, and after its
premiere in the darkest days of the
Second World War it ran for 2,212
performances, telling the story of
a cowboy’s romance with a farm
girl. This performance under
the direction of John Wilson –
given twice to accommodate the
demand – should be a blast.
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Daniel Barenboim (top) conducts Elgar’s Symphony No 1 on Saturday;
‘The Immortal’ by Mark Simpson (above) is performed on 27 July
instrumentalists. Rhythm is
the salient characteristic of
Hindustani music, and melody of
Carnatic. All very easy on the ear.
Chamber Prom 7, 28 August
Pavel Kolesnikov plays Chopin
Each Monday sees a stylish
lunchtime chamber concert at
the Cadogan Hall in Chelsea, and
this one would make a perfect
introduction to classical piano.
Chopin’s music was designed to
delight the small salon audiences
he himself played for, and the
intimacy of the Cadogan will suit
this recital of waltzes, mazurkas,
and scherzos just as well. This
brilliant young pianist (yet
another Russian) has a winning
stage manner, in addition to highly
refined artistry.
Prom 67, 3 September
Mendelssohn: Hebrides Overture, Fifth Symphony, and Violin
Concerto
If you are a classical novice,
and want to try just one Prom,
this should be it. Mendelssohn’s
music is perennially popular,
and his Violin Concerto is one
of the most-loved pieces in the
violin repertoire. The performer
is Isabelle Faust, one of the
world’s top fiddlers, and she will
be accompanied by the Freiburg
Baroque Orchestra under the
fiery young conductor Pablo
Heras-Casado.
Prom 74, 8 September
Brahms: Variations on the St
Anthony Chorale; Mozart: Piano
Concerto No 14; Beethoven:
Symphony No 7
This penultimate Prom will
pack a punch before the frivolity
and flag-waving of the Last
Prom – and with Emanuel Ax
at the keyboard, Michael Tilson
Thomas on the podium, and the
Vienna Philharmonic onstage, it
will be a distillation of the best
that classical music can offer.
Brahms’ variations have
wonderful sweep and
resonance, Mozart’s
concerto has
exquisite poise; the
symphony is one of
Beethoven’s finest.
The BBC Proms run
from 14 July to 9
September
(bbc.co.uk/proms)
t is hard to conceive that
murderers might be human.
But even those who stab their
victims to death 30 times have a
loving family. Channel 4’s Catching
A Killer: The Wind In The Willows
Murder, a day-by-day account of
the police’s attempt to find and
prosecute a murderer, offered
a rare personal insight into the
private life of a killer.
The forensic examination into
the inner workings of Thames
Valley Police as they attempted to
track down a killer followed the
murder of Adrian Greenwood, an
Oxford-educated historian and art
dealer who was stabbed to death
at his home in the university city in
April 2016. His killer was Michael
Danaher, a morbidly obese divorcee
and father of two whose life had
spiralled downhill since separating
from his wife.
Greed motivated this Morsestyle murder. After finding himself
in financial difficulties, Danaher
killed Greenwood knowing he could
seize a rare copy of The Wind in the
Willows – valued at £50,000 – from
his home. But despite his heinous
crime, it was hard not to feel sorry
for Danaher.
He went from having a happy
family life working as an engineer
to living alone in a flat selling things
on eBay to scrimp by. His brother
said “nothing had been right
since the divorce”. When he was
first brought into police custody,
Danaher admitted he had recently
Despite his heinous
crime, it was hard
not to feel sorry for
Michael Danaher
tried to take an overdose but had
even “failed at that”.
During police questioning,
Danaher refused to admit to
the crime, leading the police to
threaten to use his 14-year-old
son, Ryan, as a witness to coax a
confession out of him. Danaher
did not confess – but Ryan led the
police to a key piece of evidence:
his father had returned to his flat
on the night of the murder with
“a really old-fashioned Wind in the
Willows book”.
Blow-by-blow anatomies of
criminal investigations are all too
common on TV. But it was the
involvement of Danaher’s family
that brought a unique human light
to this tale of greed and tragedy.
After Danaher was sentenced to
34 years imprisonment at Oxford
Detectives Natalie Howard (left) and
Jacqui Redgrave caught a killer
Crown Court, ex-wife, Elaine – a
salt of the earth type – revealed she
had gone to give condolences to
Greenwood’s grieving mother.
In a final interview with Ryan,
the teenager told the camera
he would always be proud of his
father. “I will always love my Dad
no matter what. He was loving, he
was always there for us,” he said.
Catching a Killer was a strange
reminder that even murderers can
be humane.
The intimate family film This
Was My Dad: The Rise And Fall Of
Geoffrey Matthews also touched
on the bonds between father
and son. Filmed over a course of
10 years by Morgan Matthews,
the 90-minute documentary
chronicled the fall of his father
from a successful car engineer
to a dysfunctional elderly man
burdened by financial troubles and
ill health.
This may have seemed like a filmmaker’s narcissistic venture into
his own familial troubles, but its
theme of parent-child relationships
is one we can all relate to. Geoffrey
Matthews had grown estranged
from his six children, at one point
admitting he had forgotten their
birthdays. But the film saw Morgan
attempt to reconnect with his
father under his own steam.
The process of film-making
seemed a redemptive one for
Matthews, who filmed his father
until his last breath. The time spent
over the years with his eccentric
father and stepmother in their
run-down old farmhouse was a
lesson in learning to accept – and
forgive – his parents for their flaws
and daft decisions.
Twitter: @daisy_wyatt
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Kasabian’s Tom Meighan
dedicated ‘You’re in Love
with a Psycho’ to Begbie
from ‘Trainspotting’
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TRNSMT
GLASGOW GREEN, GLASGOW
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TRNSMT had a lot to live up to,
having risen from the ashes of T in
the Park, the most important date
in Scotland’s musical calendar.
Although organisers insisted
it was not a replacement for
T – which is only technically
OPERA
Turandot
“taking a break” this year – holding
a three-day music festival on
the same dates meant that
comparisons were inevitable.
The good news is that they
succeeded in creating an event
in the centre of Glasgow with a
series of heavyweight headliners
THEATRE
The Mentor
ROYAL OPERA HOUSE, LONDON
VAUDEVILLE THEATRE, LONDON
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When a show has been running
as long as Andrei Serban’s
33-year-old production of
Puccini’s Turandot, we tend to
take it for granted. But the way it’s
put together deserves mention,
and explains that longevity.
Choreographer Kate Flatt took her
inspiration from t’ai chi and karate
– a grounding in ancient forms
that stops the show feeling dated.
The siting of the huge chorus
round the back of the stage allows
their sound to come at us with
massive force, blending with the
orchestra at its loudest. Some
of the players have been with
the show since its inception.
Everything reinforces the realism
of this gripping melodrama.
In Aleksandrs Antonenko
as Calaf and Christine Goerke
as Turandot we get a resonant
central couple, while Hibla
Gerzmava steals the show as the
slave-girl Liu. There are no weak
links in this vocal chain, anchored
by Yuriy Yurchuk’s Mandarin,
In Sung Sim’s Timur, and Robin
Leggate’s Emperor Altoum.
To 16 July (020 7304 4000;
roh.org.uk)
MICHAEL CHURCH
which feels as if it has been taking
place for years.
Topping the bill on the first
day was Radiohead, fresh from
their show at Glastonbury, who
celebrated 20 years since the
release of their defining album OK
Computer with a crowd-pleasing
set of old classics mingled with
their newer material.
Although their two-and-a-halfhour performance lost some of
its energy in the middle, the band
wisely book-ended the show with
a series of songs from their 1997
album, including “Lucky” and
“Paranoid Android”, before ending
on “Karma Police”.
Saturday brought the finest
weather of the weekend, with a
line-up of raucous guitar bands
ensuring a day of beer-soaked
partying under a cloudless sky.
Clothes, bags and shoes were
already being thrown up in
the air at the early afternoon
performance by Circa Waves, with
the atmosphere building during
Catfish and the Bottlemen before
climaxing during Kasabian’s
typically swaggering headline set.
“How are you doing you crazy
Jocks?” asked singer Tom Meighan,
before dedicating “You’re in Love
With a Psycho” to Robert Carlyle,
the Scottish actor known for
playing the violently unhinged
Begbie in Trainspotting, who was
watching from the side of the stage.
The Leicester band peppered
their set with foot-stomping
singalongs such as “Club Foot”,
“Shoot The Runner”, “Stevie”
and “LSF”, with guitarist Serge
Pizzorno draping himself in a
Saltire flag before sending the
crowd home with “Fire”.
One of the refreshing things
about TRNSMT is its size:
small enough to get easily
between the festival’s four
stages (and of course the toilets)
yet large enough not to feel
too claustrophobic.
A final word must go to Belle
and Sebastian, whose triumphant
Friday set in their native city was
a joy to behold. They should play
TRNSMT every year.
CHRIS GREEN
In his native Germany Daniel
Kehlman’s novels have apparently
knocked JKRowling and Dan
Brown off the top of the bestseller lists. This is the first time a
play of his has been seen in the UK.
The production began life
at the Ustinov Theatre in Bath
where Laurence Boswell has
demonstrated a flair for finding
European talent. Christopher
Hampton provides the spry
translation for Kehlman’s piece.
The American actor F Murray
Abraham – Oscar winner for
Salieri in Amadeus and Dar Adal in
Homeland – has been lured back to
the British stage for the first time
in a decade, but sadly the play –
an amusing but rather slight
comedy about the fragility
of the writerly ego and the
subjective nature of artistic
judgement – does not really rise
to the occasion.
Abraham finds a lot of
mischievous fun in the role of
Benjamin Rubin, an illustrious
has-been whose career has failed
to live up to the one great play he
wrote at the age of 24. A wealthy
arts foundation has agreed to
pay him €10,000 to spend five
First
Chance
Opening
this week
THEATRE
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
APOLLO THEATRE, LONDON W1
Sienna Miller stars in Benedict
Andrews’ staging. (ticketmaster.
co.uk) previews Thur; opens 23 Jul
MIXED ARTS
Latitude Festival
HENHAM PARK, SOUTHWOLD
With Goldfrapp, John Cale,
Tinariwen, Dara O Briain
and Susan Calman.
(latitudefestival.com) opens Thur
COMEDY
Knaresborough
Comedy Festival
FRAZER THEATRE,
KNARESBOROUGH
Dave Johns and Simon
Munnery are on the bill.
(knaresboroughcomedyfestival.
com) opens Thur
VISUAL ARTS
True to Life:
British Realist Painting
in the 1920s and 1930s
SCOTTISH NATIONAL GALLERY OF
MODERN ART, EDINBURGH
More than 80 paintings by an
almost forgotten generation
of artists make up this exhibition,
which focuses on scrupulously
detailed realist painting created
by artists including Gerald
Leslie Brockhurst, Meredith
Frampton, Laura Knight, James
Cowie and Winifred Knights.
(0131 624 6200)) to 29 Oct
Howard Hodgkin:
Painting India
THE HEPWORTH, WAKEFIELD
Naomi Frederick and
F Murray Abraham
star in a play about the
fragile writerly ego
SIMON ANNAND
This is the first comprehensive
exhibition to explore the enduring
influence on Howard Hodgkin of
India, a place he returned to almost
annually since his first trip to the
country in 1964. More than 35 works
are on display, painted over the
past 50 years, ranging from his
earliest India-inspired paintings
of the 1960s through to new
works completed early this year.
(01924 247360) to 8 Oct
FILM
It Comes at Night
15, TREY EDWARD SHULTS, 92 MINS
days at a swish Italian retreat
mentoring the young dramatist
Martin Wegner (Daniel Weyman)
who was hailed as the “voice of his
generation” for his first play.
Wegner brings a draft of his
next effort for the celebrated
author’s scrutiny. Rubin makes a
great meal of judicially polishing
his specs and riffling through the
pages before asking “What kind of
font is this?” and pointing out “an
obviously misplaced apostrophe”
as if avoiding typos were the
main index of creative ability.
When pressed for a verdict, he
pronounces the play worthless.
Boswell’s production is well
paced and sparkily performed
but it can’t disguise the fact that
everything in the piece is signalled
too broadly.
To 2 September (0330 333 4814;
nimaxtheatres.com)
PAUL TAYLOR
THE INDEPENDENT
Joel Edgerton excels as the rugged
family man who’ll do anything
to protect those he cherishes in
this pared-down and ingenious
horror film, which benefits from
the writer-director’s very matter
of fact approach to the grim events
it depicts. The film unfolds in a
house deep in the woods where
Paul (Edgerton), his wife (Carmen
Ejohgo) and their young son (Kelvin
Harrison Jr) live. This is a bleak
story, but it’s also a rich and very
nuanced one. Nationwide release
NEWS
4-27
12A, MARTIN PROVOST, 117 MINS
agenda
THE CULTURAL HIGHLIGHTS
YOU HAVE TO SEE
THEATRE
The Curious Incident of the
Dog in the Night-time
Baby Driver
VENUE CYMRU, LLANDUDNO
15, EDGAR WRIGHT, 113 MINS
The National Theatre’s touring
production of Simon Stephens’s
adaptation of Mark Haddon’s
brilliant, first-person cult novel.
(atgtickets.com) to Sat
In a summer of synthetic
blockbusters, Edgar Wright’s new
film feels entirely original. Much of
the pleasure lies in the sheer zest
and ingenuity with which the British
writer-director moulds the music
to the mood – and vice versa. Ansel
Elgort stars as clean-cut, boy-nextdoor type Baby, a getaway driver
surrounded by very ruthless career
criminals, in a film that combines
hardboiled gangster movie
tropes and youthful romanticism.
Nationwide release
TV
28-29
Arts
The Midwife
A cleverly written and wellobserved film that plays like one
of the Dardenne brothers’ social
realist dramas but with extra
humour and the added bonus
of a diva-like performance from
Catherine Deneuve. The midwife
of the title is Claire (Catherine
Frot), a single mother living on an
estate with a grown-up son she
hopes will make it in the medical
profession, while Deneuve is her
father’s old mistress, getting back
in touch after more than 30 years.
Limited release
VOICES
16-20
Dreamgirls
SAVOY THEATRE, LONDON WC2
Thirty-five years after it opened on
Broadway and 10 years after the
movie adaptation was released,
this celebrated musical, loosely
based on the story of the Supremes,
at long last gets a West End run.
And, boy, does it hit the stage as if it
means business in Casey Nicholaw’s
full-throttle, fast-moving blast of a
production. (0844 871 7687) to 21 Oct
TALKS & POETRY
Laurie Penny
IQ
30-39
BUSINESS SPORT
40-43
48-56
i TUESDAY
11 JULY 2017
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VICTORIA JONES/PA
David Sedaris
VARIOUS VENUES
The humorist talks about his new
book, Theft by Finding. Waterstones,
Bristol Galleries (0117 925 2274)
tonight 7pm; Waterstones, Leeds
(0113 2444588) Wed 6.30pm;
Waterstones, Tottenham Ct Rd,
London W1 (020 7436 1886) Fri 7pm
Michael Connelly
WATERSTONES, PICCADILLY, LONDON W1
In his latest novel, The Late Show,
the crime writer introduces a new
detective, Renée Ballard, a young
cop trying to prove herself in the
LAPD. He talks about the book
here with Michael Carlson.
(020 7851 2400) tonight 7pm
COMEDY
VARIOUS VENUES
EdinburghComedyPreviews
The writer talks about her new
book, Bitch Doctrine: Essays for
Dissenting Adults, in which she
ponders Donald Trump, the rise
of the far right, online harassment
and transgender rights. All Saints
Centre, Friars Walk, Lewes (01273
475766) tonight 7pm; Level 5 Function
Room, Royal Festival Hall, London
SE1 (0844 875 0073) Thur 7.30pm
BATTERSEA ARTS CENTRE,
LONDON SW11
It’s a great time of the year to
take a dip into the comedy circuit,
as stand-ups are finessing their
Edinburgh shows. In Battersea
this week are ace storytellers
Max & Ivan (tonight), Ed Gamble
(Wed) and Sara Pascoe (Thur).
(020 7223 2223) to 22 Jul
VISUAL ARTS
From Selfie to
Self-Expression:
i Readers’ Evening
SAATCHI GALLERY, LONDON SW3
This free but ticketed reader
event includes a drink on arrival,
a curator’s talk and a private
view of the From Selfie to
Self-Expression exhibition,
which explores 500 years of the
self-portrait. Readers attending
the event will also get the chance
to have their selfies included in
an interactive installation as part
of a competition. (saatchigallery.
com/ireaders) tonight 7pm
Despicable Me 3
If you only see
one thing today
U, PIERRE COFFIN AND
KYLE BALDA, 90 MINS
This computer-animated comedy
is gleefully anarchic fun, a film
that startles again and again
with its offbeat and surrealistic
humour. Many of the nostalgic and
self-reflexive references will be
completely lost on younger viewers,
but they should delight the parents.
The film’s villain is embittered
former child star Balthazar Bratt
(voiced by Trey Parker), who wants
revenge on the world in general
and on Hollywood in particular.
Nationwide release
6 days
from on
ly
£ 6 4 9 pp
JAZZ
Courtney Pine
VARIOUS VENUES
A new show and a new album from
the British jazz colossus, here
playing bass flute and tenor sax
with guest singer Omar, and with
Robert Mitchell on keys, as they
preview tracks from a forthcoming
album, Black Notes from the Deep.
Ronnie Scott’s, London W1 (020 7439
0747) tonight and Wed: Hull Truck
Theatre (01482 323638) Sat
Slovenia & Lake Bled
Selected departures up to October 2017
& May to October 2018
Price includes...
Robert Glasper Experiment
As part of the Summer Series in one
of London’s finest open-air venues,
the eclectic jazz keyboardist leads
his experiment in making new
connections and musical routes
through jazz, R&B, funk, soul, rock,
hip-hop, blues, disco, electronic and
pop. (020 7845 4600) tonight
JOHAN PERSSON
SOMERSET HOUSE, LONDON WC2
Hull Jazz Festival
THEATRE
HULL TRUCK THEATRE
The Ferryman
US saxophonist Donny McCaslin
joined forces with Bowie for the
latter’s Blackstar, and comes to
Hull Jazz Festival with a new
album, Beyond Now, and a quartet
including bassist Tim Lefebvre on
Thursday. Also on the festival bill
this year are Snake Davis (tonight),
Nerija (Sat), and Sebastien Giniaux
Trio & the Grimaldi Quartet (Fri).
(01482 323638) to Sat
GIELGUD THEATRE, LONDON W1
Jez Butterworth’s latest play is a triumphant show that fully
justifies the hype. Directed by Sam Mendes and set in Northern
Ireland in the early Eighties, it’s a complex family portrait, played
out against the backdrop of the Troubles, starring the fiercely
uncompromising Paddy Considine alongside Laura Donnelly
(above) and Genevieve O’Reilly. There are some similarities here
to Butterworth’s last smash hit, Jerusalem, not least a sense of the
mystique of rural life. Yet The Ferryman has its own distinct tang of
humour and menace. (theferrymanplay.com) to 7 Oct
Guided walking tour of Ljubljana plus free time to discover the
capital city at your leisure
Explore the enchanting Roman town of Ptuj, said to be the oldest in Slovenia
Follow a local guide through the historic centre of Maribor
Sample the wines of Slovenia at one of the oldest wine cellars in Europe
Spot the Italian influences in coastal city Piran
Visit the Lipica Stud Farm to learn about the famous Lipizzaner horses
and see this prestigious breed in action
Experience the beauty of Lake Bled, Slovenia’s number one destination
attraction, and visit fairy-tale Bled Island with its charming spired church
Your Riviera Travel tour manager will bring these sights to life
Return flights from a selection of regional airports
Five nights in four-star accommodation with
breakfast in central Ljubljana
Holidays organised by and are subject to the booking conditions of Riviera Travel,
New Manor, 328 Wetmore Road, Burton On Trent, Staffordshire DE14 1SP and are
offered subject to availability. ABTA V4744 ATOL 3430 protected. Per person prices
based on two sharing a twin room. Single rooms and optional insurance available at
a supplement. Images used in conjunction with Riviera Travel. Additional entrance
costs may apply. Prices correct as of 05-07-17.
For more information or to book,
please call: 01283 523447
www.ipariviera.co.uk
ABTA No. V4744
Business
Business Editor Elizabeth Anderson
+4420 7361 5718
business@inews.co.uk
FOOD AND DRINK
Brexit ‘will push
up price of British
fry-up by £3’
By Elizabeth Anderson
BUSINESS EDITOR
The traditional British fry-up could
be the next victim of Brexit, as
industry leaders warned that trade
tariffs pose a major risk to the UK’s
food and drink industry.
The accountancy firm KPMG said
the cost of preparing a full English
breakfast for a typical family could
rise by £3 from £23.59 to £26.61. This
is because a litre of orange juice from
Spain could rise from 79p to 93p and
a 300g pack of Danish bacon would
increase from £2 to £2.18.
The warning came as the Food
and Drink Federation (FDF) said
the £28bn British food and drink
sector would take a major hit from
the introduction of trade tariffs on
existing EU trade.
The pound’s plunge since last
year’s referendum has meant the cost
of importing food and ingredients
has jumped and tariffs would deal an
extra blow to British retailers.
More than half of food eaten in the
UK comes from overseas and around
a quarter of food comes from the EU.
“For many, the costs associated
with any tariffs being imposed on
existing trade with the EU represent
a major risk on margins. A risk that
is exacerbated for those with crossborder integrated supply chains in
the industry,” the FDF’s report said.
The organisation added that the
Brexit vote is also having a negative
impact on employment.
The food and drink sector is the
UK’s largest manufacturing industry,
adding around £28.2bn to the UK
economy each year and employing
about 400,000 workers.
Around a third of these come
from elsewhere in the EU, with a
significant number also coming from
outside the bloc. The industry also
has a high turnover of staff, and the
FDF expects there to be 140,000 new
workers in the industry by 2024.
Meanwhile, former Sainsbury’s
boss Justin King has warned that
shoppers will see “prices, quality and
choice” impacted by the Brexit vote.
He said consumers are “completely
in the dark” over the effect leaving
the EU will have on their shopping
basket. He told the BBC it was “very
clear” shoppers would face “higher
prices, less choice and poorer
quality” outside the bloc.
Ireland is the UK’s biggest
trading partner when
it comes to food and drink.
Forty-one per cent of Ireland’s
food and drink exports, worth
€4.4bn, (£3.9bn) go to the UK.
AGRICULTURE
British farmers are expected to produce 180 tons of apricots this year GETTY
UK fruit producers report
record year for apricots
By Ben Mitchell
Fruit producers in the UK are
experiencing bumper crops of
apricots as demand increases
by 75 per cent, according to a
major supermarket.
The country’s farmers are
expected to produce 180 tons this
year, the highest amount since 2013
when the crops were first grown
in the country – with the previous
record of 80 tons achieved in 2015.
The fruit was only introduced
in the UK following the arrival of
apricot cultivars, or tree hybrids,
which are suitable for cooler climates
and flower later in the spring than
other varieties.
The new breed of apricot trees still
require plenty of sunshine and UK
production is centred in the south,
DIVERSITY
The 30
Second
Briefing
Quote of
the day
I sometimes
think trustees
blame everyone
else and they
should take more
responsibility for
themselves
Rory Murphy
The chairman of the £3bn
Merchant Navy Officers
Pension Fund, says
trustees have to raise
their game
More companies
have no women
in boardroom
MATALAN
By Kalyeena Makortoff
A positive trading update from
Matalan yesterday.
Matalan warned there was no
improvement in sight for the
troubled retail sector, but it was
“well positioned” amid a squeeze
on household budgets. The budget
retailer, which has 221 stores, said
sales edged up just 1.3 per cent to
£253.4m in the three months to
the end of May. But profits surged
almost 38 per cent at £22.3m.
Matalan’s growth puts it at odds
with other retailers.
UK fashion retailers, including
giants such as Next and Marks &
Spencer, have been struggling in
recent months due to the pound’s
Brexit-induced slump driving up
costs and a shift to spending on
leisure and travel curbing demand
for clothing.
What’s selling well?
Chief executive Jason Hargreaves,
son of billionaire founder John,
mostly in Kent and the Isle of Wight.
Nigel Bardsley, of Bardsley Farms in
Kent, the UK’s largest apricot grower,
said: “This year, we have had pretty
much perfect growing conditions
with a cool winter needed to allow the
trees to rest, a warm spring and lots
of summer sunshine with a bit of rain
in between.”
Tesco’s stone fruit buyer, Karen
Bee, said that demand for apricots
had increased by 75 per cent since
last year.
She said: “Apricots are fast
becoming one of the summer fruits of
choice across the UK.
“The British variety are every bit
as good as imported apricots and join
the ranks of UK-grown strawberries,
cherries, apples and pears, as some
of the best quality and [best] tasting
fruit grown in the world.”
highlighted a 21.5 per cent jump
in full-price sales and praised
investment in design for boosting
ladieswear sales, with printed
items among top-sellers. He also
said Matalan’s next day click-andcollect service was proving popular.
What now?
Matalan is currently focusing
on boosting online sales. The
company, which is privately
owned, also plans to refresh more
of its stores this year to keep
shoppers on side.
Gender diversity among Britain’s
biggest listed companies declined
over the past year, despite evidence
suggesting that a higher proportion
of female executives could help to
nearly double profits.
The annual Women Count report
by The Pipeline, which delivers
female leadership programmes, said
the number of FTSE 350 companies
with no women on their executive
committee increased since 2016,
with eight more firms operating with
all-male boards. It also found that
the proportion of female executives
across those firms stayed the same
at only 16 per cent, while 65 of 791
executive directors were women –
totalling less than 10 per cent.
It indicates that most listed firms
are failing to reap the benefits of
greater gender diversity. According
to The Pipeline, companies with
executive committees that are at
least 25 per cent female see net profit
margins nearly double compared
with those with no women in
leadership positions.
NEWS
4-27
VOICES
16-20
TV
28-29
IQ
30-39
BUSINESS SPORT
40-43
48-56
CONSTRUCTION
COURTS
Payout axed and boss quits
as Carillion shares dive
Sports Direct
boss ‘promised
£15m to raise
share price’
i TUESDAY
11 JULY 2017
By Russell Lynch
By Brian Farmer
Battersea Power Station builder
Carillion shocked the City yesterday
with a devastating profit warning
after spiralling debts and an £845m
hit on a clutch of contracts left it
vulnerable to a takeover.
The company – whose chief
executive Richard Howson stepped
down with immediate effect – has
axed its dividend this year and is
desperately looking to prop up its
creaking balance sheet by selling off
parts of the business.
Carillion’s debt pile is likely to soar
to £800m this year and interim boss
Keith Cochrane said “no option is off
the table” for the company, whose
shares tumbled by 39 per cent, or
75p, to 117.10p yesterday.
Royal Bank of Canada analyst
Andrew Gibb said: “In our view,
the group would need to raise a
significant amount – £500m-plus
– to restore stability. And in the
near term, we would expect others
to be running the slide rule over
the business.”
Carillion, whose roster includes
the conversion of the London
power station into flats, called in
accountancy firm KPMG to review
nearly 60 contracts earlier this year,
amid a deteriorating cash flow.
Three big public-private
partnership contracts – the Midland
Metropolitan Hospital in Smethwick,
Birmingham; the Royal Liverpool
Hospital; and an Aberdeen road
project – are understood to be behind
the bulk of its £375m loss in the UK.
Its £470m in write-downs in
overseas markets are driven by
losses on a big project in Doha, Qatar.
The business slashed guidance on
revenues this year to between £4.8bn
and £5bn and is pulling out of publicprivate partnership construction
deals altogether.
It is also withdrawing from
construction markets in Qatar,
Saudi Arabia and Egypt and only
Outlook
HAMISH
McRAE
Economic moods
have been
shifting globally
S
trip it down and there are
really only three stories in
global economics.
Story one is the gradual
shift of economic weight
to the emerging world. Thus, the
key debates at the G20 meeting
over the weekend, over trade and
the environment, were between the
Carillion’s
current projects
include the
Battersea
Power Station
development
GETTY
pursuing work in future “via lowerrisk procurement routes”.
The decision to cancel this
year’s dividend will save £80m and
Carillion also plans to raise £125m
through “non-core” sell-offs over the
next 12 months.
Mr Cochrane – a former chief
executive at the oil and gas engineer
Weir Group who has been on the
board as a non-executive for two
years – is also looking at wider costsaving measures across the group,
which employs around 50,000 staff.
“I don’t shy away from making
the tough calls,” he told analysts.
EVENING STANDARD
leader of the US and the leader of the
second-largest economy, China.
The big message from the meeting
is there will be no global trade
war. If you look at the amount of
international trade that takes place
relative to the size of the world
economy, it shot up until about five
years ago. But since then, the growth
seems to have stalled. The question
is whether it will slip back or whether
trading gets another boost.
Now to story two: what will happen
in the next phase of the economic
cycle? In the past couple of weeks
there has been a sharp shift of
mood. Through the spring everyone
accepted that the US would continue
tightening slowly, but the idea that
Europe might tighten too was barely
on the horizon.
That has changed. Mario Draghi,
president of the European Central
Bank, indicated that faster growth
in the eurozone had altered things.
Bond yields rose in response.
Carillion Shorters profit
Some of the biggest names in the
hedge-fund world were counting
their winnings yesterday as
Carillion’s share price collapsed.
A host of major players including
Sir Paul Marshall’s Marshall Wace,
fund giant Blackrock and George
Soros’s SFM UK had lined up big bets
against Carillion, borrowing shares
in the firm to sell in the market in
the hope of buying them back more
cheaply later and booking a profit.
Wace has “shorted” 4.2 per cent of
the group’s shares. It is the UK’s
most-shorted stock.
Investors have realised the decade
of ultra-cheap money is drawing
to a close, with the ECB following
the Federal Reserve, perhaps 18
months behind.
We here have caught that shift of
mood with both Andy Haldane, the
Bank of England’s chief economist,
and Mark Carney, its Governor,
putting us on notice. We may or
may not get that first rise in rates in
We may or may not get
hat first rise in rates in
th
August, for a lot depends on
the job market numbers
August, for a lot depends on the job
market numbers out this week. If
employment continues to climb and
pay is creeping up, that may give the
excuse to reverse that quarter point
cut in rates after the Brexit vote.
The end of ultra-cheap money
does not mean a return to expensive
money. Inflation remains benign,
A finance expert who says the Sports
Direct boss, Mike Ashley, promised
him £15m told the sportswear firm’s
chairman a different story, a High
Court judge heard yesterday.
Investment banker Jeffrey Blue
said Mr Ashley promised to pay
him £15m if he used his expertise
to increase Sports Direct’s share
price to £8 a share during a night of
heavy drinking at a London pub four
years ago.
He said Mr Ashley (inset) paid only
£1m and he wants £14m in damages.
Mr Ashley denied the claim and
said Mr Blue is talking “nonsense’’.
Sports Direct chairman Keith
Hellawell on Monday told Mr Justice
Leggatt how Mr Blue
had said he was
being paid £1m.
Mr Hellawell,
who was a
senior police
officer before
he embarked
on a business
career, said he
had a conversation
with Mr Blue three
years ago.
“He had told me £1m,” Mr
Hellawell, a former chief constable
of West Yorkshire, said. “Jeff had told
me £1m.
“I was very clear on what he said in
that conversation.”
Mr Ashley had told the judge that
he made no £15m share price increase
agreement with Mr Blue.
He said he had paid Mr Blue £1m
for “other deals’’.
Mr Justice Leggatt started
overseeing the trial last week
and finished hearing from
witnesses yesterday.
Lawyers are due to outline closing
legal arguments tomorrow, and the
judge is expected to deliver a ruling
later in the year.
and in any case, a heavily indebted
developed world does not need
as high rates to curb demand as a
less indebted one. But people are
still worried.
A n d t e c h n o l o g y? I c a n n o t
remember any time when technology
has been moving as swiftly and,
from a business perspective, so
disruptively as it is now. Yet I have
just been looking at a chart from
Longview Economics, which used
ONS and other data to show that the
UK has just had the slowest decade of
productivity growth since 1770.
Intuitively, this cannot be right.
This has been the decade of the
iPhone, of apps, of Airbnb, for
heaven’s sake.
So here’s my plea for the coming
months. We need to measure better
the gains that the new technologies
are bringing to our existence.
When we do that I suspect that our
productivity numbers will look vastly
better, too. THE INDEPENDENT
41
From the
business
pages
Interest rates poised
to rise in Canada
The Toronto Sun
For months, the consensus
has been that interest rates in
Canada will remain stable into
next year. But now the Bank of
Canada governor, Stephen Poloz,
and his colleagues are dropping
hints that the central bank will
raise the cost of borrowing a lot
sooner, perhaps next week. The
Bank of Canada dropped rates
to 0.50 per cent in spring 2009.
It now looks like that eight-year
run is drawing to a close.
Climate changes on
home improvement
The Copenhagen Post
Danes received considerably
fewer tax breaks for carrying
out home improvements in
2016, following the introduction
of regulations that restrict
the offer to climate-friendly
renovations. The number
fell from 577,925 to 383,065,
according to the ministry of
taxation, which also confirmed
that it is high earners who
receive most of the breaks.
Beijing set to pour
billions into robots
China Daily
China will spend $59bn (£46bn)
on robotics and related services
by 2020, according to new
estimates from forecaster
International Data Corp. As
the largest and fastest-growing
robotics market in the world,
this means China will account
for more than 30 per cent of
all robotics spending in 2020.
Most of the spend is in the
manufacturing sector.
Property spared in
new VAT regime
The National
The United Arab Emirates
ministry of finance has said
that residential property, some
financial services, bare land and
local transport will be exempt
from VAT when it is introduced,
at a rate of 5 per cent, on
1 January next year. Insurance,
with the exception of life cover
will also be exempt, the ministry
added. The implementation of
VAT is expected to boost the
UAE’s gross domestic product
by around 1.5 per cent.
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BUSINESS
The
Business
Matrix
The day at
a glance
FTSE 100 up 19.1 at 7370.03
www.indextrade.net
Chg
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+0.9
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+21.0
+1.7
-3.6
-73.0
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-75.0
+5.0
+9.0
-42.0
221.8
3568.0
390.6
1141.0
268.2
73.6
3785.0
397.8
1124.0
537.5
2675.0
2121.0
250.0
1229.8
5705.0
229.8
10028.6
985.0
2481.0
3402.3
Low
156.2
2757.0
269.6
933.0
161.9
49.2
2509.0
277.3
666.5
422.5
1621.0
1294.7
172.6
929.6
3693.0
180.7
7805.0
552.0
1328.0
2282.8
Markets
FTSE 100
7370.0
+19.1
FTSE 250
19357.4
-37.7
FTSE All Share
4027.7
FTSE Eurofirst300
1500.8
Dow Jones *
21443.7
S&P 500 *
2430.6
+6.9
+6.3
+29.3
+5.4
Nasdaq *
6179.6
+26.5
DAX
12445.9
+57.2
CAC 40
5165.6
Hang Seng
25500.1
+159.2
Nikkei
20081.0
+151.9
Company
Price
Prudential
1798.5
Randgold Res
6765.0
Reckitt Ben
7671.0
RELX
1635.0
Rentokil Initial
273.9
Rio Tinto
3398.5
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932.0
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414.5
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256.4
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2041.0
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2059.0
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643.0
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676.0
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246.1
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3225.0
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483.0
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2190.0
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4186.5
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996.0
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1303.0
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1624.0
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171.1
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3814.0
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4700.0
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201.1
2253.5
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1791.0
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177.5
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2775.0
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306.5
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1020.0
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264.1
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66.6
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3731.0
Marks&Spen
339.0
Mediclinic Intl
721.0
Merlin Ent
473.3
Micro Focus Intl
2202.0
Mondi
2021.0
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242.8
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931.1
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191.4
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690.5
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2375.0
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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
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GSK
Hammerson
Hargrve Lans
HSBC Hldgs
IAG
Imperial Brands
Informa
IntCont Htls
Intertek
€1.131
Company
OIL
Brent crude,
per barrel
RETAILING
REGULATION
Robot mannequin
to aid shoppers
Bank warns over
loopholes in rules
A robotic mannequin could
help clothes shoppers to find
the perfect fit. The prototype,
from Amazon, can expand and
contract to adapt to precise
body measurements. According
to a patent filed by the internet
retailer, the mannequin would
be pictured wearing an item of
clothing in multiple sizes. The
aim is to reduce returns.
The Bank of England watchdog
has warned lenders to steer
clear of financial loopholes
and urged them to respect the
“intention” of UK regulation.
Sam Woods, the Bank’s deputy
governor and chief executive of
prudential regulation, said he
was “especially mindful” that
firms would always be one step
ahead of regulators.
RETAILING
INDUSTRY
Abercrombie ends
search for merger
BMW staff agree
deal on pensions
Shares in teenage retailer
Abercrombie & Fitch took a
dive after it announced that it
is no longer looking to pursue
a merger. Abercrombie said in
May that it was in talks with
several parties about a potential
deal, but has now ended all such
negotiations. Shares were down
more than 11 per cent in early
trading in New York.
Workers at car giant BMW in
the UK voted overwhelmingly
to accept a revised offer over
the closure of their final salary
pension scheme, ending
the threat of more strikes.
Members of Unite, who make
the Mini and Rolls-Royce cars,
backed the offer by 81.5 per
cent. They had threatened more
industrial action.
TELECOMS
RESOURCES
Dunstone’s rejig of
TalkTalk goes on
Energy chief in oil
supply warning
Sir Charles Dunstone’s
shake-up of TalkTalk continued
yesterday, as he announced that
Kate Ferry, head of investor
relations at Dixons Carphone,
will replace Iain Torrens as
chief financial officer. Sir
Charles has stepped into Dido
Harding’s shoes at the telecom
firm he founded.
There could be an oil supply
shortage looming after a lack
of new discoveries and a drop
in investments, energy giant
Saudi Aramco’s boss said
yesterday. Amin Nasser said it
was premature to assume that
alternative energy resources
can be developed quickly to
replace oil and gas.
PUBLISHING
RETAILING
Future buys rival’s
homes portfolio
Sizzling June sets
off spending spree
Future, the publisher behind
PC Gamer and Classic Rock,
is moving into the home
improvements sector. It is
paying £32m for the Home
Interest portfolio of Centaur,
snapping up three titles:
Homebuilding and Renovating,
Period Living and Real Homes.
Retail sales rebounded as one
of the warmest Junes on record
inspired a spending spree on
clothes and beauty products.
Figures from the British Retail
Consortium and KPMG showed
total sales rose by 2 per cent in
June, up from 0.2 per cent for
the same month last year.
the
markets
Shares in BAE Systems powered
ahead yesterday, rising 12.5p to
630p, after the firm escaped a
potential earnings blow when the
High Court ruled the UK could
continue selling arms to Saudi
Arabia. The wider FTSE 100 Index
climbed 19.11 points to 7,370.03.
The Dax in Germany and the CAC
40 in France were mostly flat.
***
The biggest risers on the FTSE
100 Index were Schroders, up 68p
to 3,225p, BAE Systems, and BHP
Billiton, up 21p to 1,263.5p.
The biggest riser on the FTSE
250 was recruiter Hays, up 5p at
164.70p.
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11 JULY 2017
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FINANCIAL SERVICES
Frankfurt and Dublin
top Brexit relocation list
By Kalyeena Makortoff
Frankfurt and Dublin have emerged
as leading destinations for financial
services companies looking to
shift operations out of the UK after
Brexit – ahead of rival hubs such as
Luxembourg and Paris.
The professional services
firm EY operates a “Brexit
Tracker” that monitors
the public statements
made by 222 financial
services companies. It
now shows that 59 are
either reviewing their
primary locations or have
started moving parts of
their business out of the UK,
up from 23 companies in March.
While “several” have cited more
than one possible hub, the tracker
found most have chosen Germany or
Ireland as their new EU home.
The tracker highlights that 19
companies have already publicly
stated that they will be moving staff
or operations to Dublin or other parts
of Ireland, while 18 have mentioned
Frankfurt or other parts of Germany
in their post-Brexit contingency plans.
Insurer Legal & General said in
May that it plans to relocate parts
of its business to Dublin, while
Barclays is reportedly planning to
bulk up its Irish offices.
Japanese banks including
Daiwa and Sumitomo
Mitsui Financial Group
have announced plans
for subsidiaries in
Frankfurt (inset), where
Standard Chartered
is also looking to set up
a subsidiary.
EY said that 11
companies have turned to
Luxembourg – which has already
attracted a number of insurers,
among them RSA, AIG and Hiscox
– including six wealth and asset
management firms.
France has attracted HSBC, which
already has a full-service bank in the
country and is now on course to move
1,000 jobs from its London office.
Super
start for
Spidey
Spider-Man:
Homecoming, Sony’s
reboot of the super
hero, had a stellar
opening weekend at
the box office, with
takings topping
analyst expectations.
The film made more
than $200m (£155m)
worldwide, against
forecasts of $100m.
Homecoming is the
first Spider-Man film
to be co-produced
by Marvel Studios
and Sony.
daily
money
ELIZABETH
ANDERSON
The drop in the value of the pound
over the past year has pushed up
the cost of an overseas wedding and
honeymoon “significantly”, says
finance firm Hargreaves Lansdown.
A £10,000 wedding on the
continent would have bought you
€13,048 early last year. But to get
the same amount of euros today, it
would set you back £11,541 – that’s a
difference of £1,541.
For a wedding in the US, £10,000
would have bought $14,803 in the
first half of last year, but today you
would need to spend £11,490 to get
almost $15,000.
The only major country where
costs have become cheaper is Turkey,
where UK consumers exchanging
£10,000 would now enjoy savings
of £808.
***
Almost 90 per cent of Britons now
use online banking or banking apps,
according to data from MasterCard.
The card company, which studied
the banking habits of 11 European
countries, found UK consumers are
much more willing to adopt banking
technology than their European
neighbours. In France, just 62 per
cent of customers have similar digital
banking access.
Games&Puzzles
TheDaily
Recipe
Lemon chicken with golden onions
and green olives
Kakuro
Bridges
How to play Fill the white squares so that the total in each
across or down run of cells matches the total at the start
of that run. You must use the numbers from 1-9 only and
cannot repeat a number in a run. Solution: minurl.co.uk/i
How to play Connect all the circles (which represent islands) into a single
interconnected group. The number in a circle represents the number of bridges
that connect that island to other islands. Bridges can be created horizontally and
vertically, with no more than two bridges between any pair of islands. Bridges
cannot cross the path of any other bridges. Solution: minurl.co.uk/i
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Jigsawdoku
How to play Place the letters A,
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row and column. Each row and
column has two blank cells.
The letters at the edge of a row/
column indicate which of the
letters is the first/last to appear
in that row/column.
Solution: minurl.co.uk/i
How to play Place the numbers from 1-5 exactly once
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Killer Sudoku No 1025
Minesweeper
How to play Each row, column and 3 by 3 box must contain
each number (1 to 9) only once. The sum of all numbers
contained in a dotted area must match the number printed
in its top-left corner. No number can appear more than
once in a dotted area. Solution: minurl.co.uk/i
How to play Find all the mines in the grid. Numbers in certain squares indicate how
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squares. Mines cannot be placed in squares with numbers. Solution: minurl.co.uk/i
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Combine the garlic, cumin, chilli,
turmeric, pepper, coriander, parsley,
lemon juice and 2 tablespoons of the oil
in a large bowl. Add the chicken and toss
until evenly coated in the spice paste.
Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and
marinate in the refrigerator for 4 hours.
Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a large
sturdy heatproof pan over medium–high
heat. Working in batches, add the chicken
pieces and fry for about 10 minutes,
turning once until golden brown on both
sides. Transfer the chicken to a plate and
cover loosely with foil to keep warm.
Put the onions in the pan with the
remaining oil and add salt and pepper
to taste. Cook for about 10 minutes,
stirring occasionally, until the onions
soften. Return the chicken to the pan
with the ginger, lemon and water. Bring
to a lively simmer then reduce the heat
to medium–low and cook, covered, for
about 40 minutes, or until the chicken
is cooked through. Test by piercing the
meat near the bone with a skewer; if the
juices run clear, it is cooked. Remove
from the heat and scatter with the olives
and extra coriander. Serve with couscous
or brown rice.
From ‘The Good
Carbs Cookbook’ by
Dr Alan Barclay, Kate
McGhie and Phillip
Sandall (Murdoch
Books, £16.99).
Photography by
Alan Benson
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With a nod to an unctuous Moroccan
tagine, the spice mix is mild and the
turmeric produces a gorgeous golden
colour in the onions when the chicken is
cooked. Ground ginger withstands higher
cooking temperatures than fresh ginger,
without changing its flavour.
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INGREDIENTS
Serves 6
3 garlic cloves, crushed
1 teaspoon ground cumin
½ teaspoon ground chilli
2 teaspoons ground turmeric
½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 handful coriander leaves and stems,
chopped, plus extra, finely chopped,
to garnish
1 handful parsley, chopped
¼ cup (60ml/2 fl oz) lemon juice
½ cup (125ml/4 fl oz) olive oil
4 skinless bone-in chicken thighs
4 skinless bone-in chicken drumsticks
5 medium onions, thinly sliced
Sea salt flakes
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 lemon, thinly sliced
1 cup (250ml/9 fl oz) water
1 cup (180g/6½oz) pitted green olives
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Maths Puzzle
Codeword No 1746
How to play Fill the empty squares with
numbers that will make the across and
down calculations produce the results
shown in the grey squares. Each numeral
from 1 to 9 must only appear once. The
calculations should be performed from
left to right and top to bottom, rather than
in strict mathematical order.
How to play The numbers in the grid correspond to the letters of the alphabet.
Solve the puzzle and fill in the letters in the key as you discover them.
Three letters are provided to give you a start. The solution will be printed in
tomorrow’s paper, the solution to yesterday’s codeword is on page 49.
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2 Bloodsucking
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3 One another (4,5)
4 Deserving (6)
5 Unwell (3)
6 Skimpy underwear
item (1-6)
7 Indian currency
unit (5)
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14 Kindly (7)
16 Three-pronged
spear (7)
17 Bovine animals (6)
18 Incompetent (5)
19 Oneness (5)
21 Intelligence (3)
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Solution to yesterday’s Concise Crossword
ACROSS 1 Necks, 4 Tweak (Next week), 7 Division, 8 Phew, 9 Feather boa, 11 Slaver,
13 Suture, 14 Crystal set, 18 Kiwi, 19 Obduracy, 20 Clone, 21 Petal.
DOWN 1 Nailfile, 2 China, 3 Slither, 4 Toner, 5 Exploit, 6 Keep, 10 Protocol, 12 Vertigo,
13 Stand-up, 15 Slope, 16 Sprat, 17 Zinc.
Today’s other puzzles Cryptic Crossword, page 22;
Five-Clue Cryptic, page 11; One-Minute Wijuko, page 18
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BRITISH TENNIS
Britain has
players in
Wimbledon men’s
and women’s
quarter-finals for
first time
since 1973
HAMILTON
MASAKADZA
Top scored as
Zimbabwe beat
Sri Lanka in ODI
JELENA
OSTAPENKO
20-year-old
into Wimbledon
quarter-finals
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CRICKET
Bayliss puts his mind to
getting most out of Moeen
Coach improves all-rounder’s bowling by focusing on batting
By Chris Stocks
Language and psychology are powerful tools. Both were key to Moeen Ali’s
match-winning bowling performance
against South Africa at Lord’s. England had come into the first Test of
the summer on the back of a moraleshattering 4-0 defeat in India last
winter. Moeen, publicly backed as his
country’s No 1 spinner in that series
and outperformed convincingly by
team-mate Adil Rashid, was affected
more than most.
In the final Test in Chennai, Moeen
scored a combined total of 190 runs
with the bat but ended up conceding
exactly the same amount with the
ball for the return of one wicket. With
more than six months between that
abject innings defeat and the first
Test of the English summer at Lord’s,
coach Trevor Bayliss had time to
think about how to get the most out
of Moeen, an all-rounder who had
been handed the burden of being
England’s premier spinner since
coming into the team in 2014 following Graeme Swann’s retirement.
It turned out Liam Dawson, the
left-arm spinner who performed
relatively well on his Test debut in
Chennai, was the answer. Dawson
was handed a holding role similar to
the one Ashley Giles used to perform
so diligently for England during his
career.
Importantly, the Hampshire man’s
presence in the team for Lord’s signalled two things – he was the team’s
No 1 slow bowler and Moeen was a batter that bowls a bit so we’ve sepicked ostensibly as a batsman. His lected him as a batter and the second
place in the team would stand or fall spinner. It’s probably more so for
on the amount of runs he scored.
Mo’s benefit, to take a little bit of that
Now, there is no doubt Moeen is pressure off him. He does see himself
England’s best spinner after
as a batter, number one, and a
his haul of 10 for 112 at
spinner second.
Lord’s. We knew that
“Mo is a bit of a comanyway, especially
plex character at times.
as he came into the
I think this Test match
match with 98 wickwas a sign that it’s
Moeen Ali’s wicket
ets in 37 Tests.
probably the way to
haul
for
England
H o w e v e r, t h e
go with him. I suppose
against South Africa
30-year-old is a man
that doesn’t mean he’s
at Lord’s – for the
who performs best
still
not our best spincost of 112 runs
with the ball when the
ner but his number one
pressure is off so Dawjob is to bat.” There were
son’s presence and Bayliss’s
also encouraging words from
explicit pronouncements
Bayliss on Gary Ballance,
that the new man is top
who made scores of 20
dog when it comes to
and 34 after being respinners was a neat
called for his third shot
psychological trick.
at Test cricket.
Moeen’s total of
Bayliss continued
The Yorkshire capruns scored and
the theme when asked
tain averages more
runs
conceded
in
about the make-up of
than 100 in County
the fifth Test against
England’s team for the
Championship cricket
India in December
second Test starting at
this summer. And even
Trent Bridge on Friday.
if his return at Lord’s was
“We’ll stick with one spinner
hardly a continuation of that
and one batter that bowls a litform, Ballance’s second-innings
tle,” said the Australian. “And that’s partnership of 59 with Alastair Cook
important for Mo more than any- on a tricky pitch was a valuable conthing. He wants to be in the team as tribution to England’s victory.
Bayliss said: “You can’t average
100 in county cricket without being
We’ll stick with one
able to play. I’m sure he would have
spinner and one batter that
liked to have scored more and hopebowls a little – and that’s
fully that comes in the next few Test
important for Mo
matches.” THE INDEPENDENT
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CYCLING
RUGBY UNION
Porte in pain but pledges to Lions should play Kiwis at
ride again before year’s end home, says Saracens owner
ANGELIQUE
KERBER
Top seed knocked
out of Wimbledon
by Garbine
Muguruza
STOKE CITY
Striker Marko
Arnautovic has
handed in a
transfer request
GRIGOR
DIMITROV
Highly-rated
No 13 seed was
brushed aside by
Roger Federer in
97 minutes
Down
...A bad
day for
By Ian Parker
Richie Porte hopes to return to racing before the end of the season after
seeing his Tour de France bid ended
in a high-speed crash on Sunday.
Porte suffered a fractured collarbone and pelvis when he slid into
an embankment on the technical
descent of the Mont du Chat, late on
stage nine from Nantua to Chambery.
Porte was put into a neck brace
at the side of the road before being
taken to hospital in Chambery, where
he has remained as the Tour moved
west to the Dordogne.
At the start of the Tour the Australian was seen as the man most likely
to end two-time defending champion
Chris Froome’s run of dominance,
having looked in the form of his life
over the first part of the season.
“Obviously, I’ve felt much better
than what I do right now,” Porte said.
“I’m in a fair bit of pain and it’s a big
disappointment to be honest. I think
I was in great form and the team were
really strong around me too, so it’s
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disappointing but I think after seeing
the crash I’m lucky that I have come
away with the injuries I have.”
BMC expect Porte to spend a minimum of four to six weeks off the bike,
but the 32-year-old wants to race
again this season. “Hopefully, I’ll pull
the BMC Racing team jersey on by
the end of the year,” he said.
By Chris Jones
AND Alan Dymock
The British and Irish Lions should
consider playing a home series
against New Zealand, according to
Saracens owner Nigel Wray. A titanic three-Test series ended all-square.
But there has been debate over
the viability of the Lions with
English clubs seeking to
reduce the number of
matches from 10 to eight
to avoid an overlap with
the climax of the domestic season.
Wray (right) insists
England’s top clubs want
the Lions to continue. However, he believes a home series against
the All Blacks would maximise the
money-making potential of the
sport’s two most lucrative brands.
He said: “The question I ask is why
don’t the All Blacks play the Lions
over here in major stadia like Wembley, Twickenham, Cardiff, Dublin
and Murrayfield? You could have
warm-up games with the top teams
from each of the home unions. Let’s
not pussyfoot around, we are talking
about two big commercial organisations. When people say it is not about
the money they actually mean it is
about the money.
“Saracens provided seven players and we cannot be accused
of not supporting the Lions.
We probably get £60,000
for each player who went
with the Lions but the
agents for those guys
will be coming to me and
pointing out their market
value has gone up..”
The All Blacks will be on
these shores in the autumn
and their clash with the Barbarians
at Twickenham on 4 November has
be billed as a de-facto decider for
the Lions series. However the Rugby
Football Union made it clear yesterday that the England players, who will
be on international duty at that time,
will not be released for the Barbarians
fixture. EVENING STANDARD
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Definite signs of Root
establishing authority
Graeme
Smith
could make something happen,
but you have to go with your gut
and believe in your own decision
making. I was younger than Joe
FORMER SOUTH AFRICA
CAPTAIN
when I inherited the Proteas
aturally, much of the
captaincy, a side then full of
reflection on the first
established international players.
Test of this series will
It’s evident that the players
focus on England’s new already follow his lead. Looking
leader, Joe Root.
back, it was only around the age
I kept a watchful eye on his
of 26 that I began to have real
decision making and body
conviction in my decisions at that
language, which typically set the
level, and understand the role fully.
tone as to the type of leader you’re
Joe is the type of person who seeks
going to be. Joe plays the game
advice and talks a lot about the
with a lot of energy, something
game. Those conversations with
that permeates his batting. That
people within the game will have
seeps through to others around
helped him form a strong idea of
you, which in turn can help sides
how he plans to lead England in to
get through tough periods
the next era.
within games.
His runs in the first
I
n
terms
of
Joe has inherited a side
innings will have been
managing
with some of the most
a great personal relief.
his bowlers,
respected cricketers
Had Root struggled,
that England has ever
the vultures soon start
I took note
produced with the likes
questioning whether the
of how
of Alastair Cook, Jimmy well Root
captaincy is affecting
Anderson and Stuart
your ability to perform
managed
Broad making up the
your main role in the side.
team’s core. His decision Liam Dawson
In terms of managing
in particular
making was almost
his bowlers, the Lord’s
faultless, bar a brief
pitch dictated how much
interlude on day three.
Root made use of his
One of the toughest aspects
spinners, but I still took note of how
of being a new captain can be
well he managed Liam Dawson in
establishing your assertiveness,
particular. Dawson got some tap
resisting the temptation to cave in
in his first spell in the first innings,
to the opinions of senior players. An
and Root re-introduced him for his
example would be pulling Anderson, second spell at a good time, enabling
England’s highest wicket-taker of
him to find a foothold in the game.
all time, out of the attack when he
Root seldom let the game drift, and
realised he wasn’t proving effective
employed some inventive fields, an
in South Africa’s first innings.
early expression of how he wants
Anderson may have felt he
England to play. THE INDEPENDENT
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Moeen Ali is
congratulated by
his England teammates on Sunday
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looks like the Roger Varian filly DAWN OF HOPE could be the main reason
for his appearance here today. She has not been disgraced the last twice
in Ascot’s Duke of Cambridge and the Bet365 Mile at Sandown and
can land her first British Listed contest here, with her handler in fine
form. Pirouette looks closely matched with the selection on the form of
that Royal Ascot contest and rates the main danger here, while Home
Cummins could be best of the Yorkshire-based opposition. A chance
must also be given to Summer Icon who has been running a lot better
than her results have suggested this season and hinted at a return to the
winner’s enclosure last time at York.
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153475 COILLTE CAILIN D O’Meara 7 9 0..........................................P Makin 4
2
26-845 CROWNING GLORY (D) R Beckett 4 9 0..........................P Dobbs 1
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41-377 DAWN OF HOPE (D) R Varian 4 9 0...................................A Atzeni 5
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-00367 HOME CUMMINS (D)(BF) R Fahey 5 9 0...........P Hanagan C 2
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-24314 LINCOLN ROCKS (D)(BF) D O’Meara 4 9 0...........D Tudhope 6
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590-24 PERMISSION (D) J Fanshawe 4 9 0...............................D Muscutt 3
7
52-328 PIROUETTE (D) H Morrison 4 9 0..................................R Winston 8
8 736605 SUMMER ICON M Channon 4 9 0..................................S De Sousa 7
- 8 declared BETTING: 13-8 Dawn Of Hope, 5-2 Pirouette, 7-1 Permission, 8-1
Crowning Glory, 10-1 Lincoln Rocks, 12-1 Home Cummins, 16-1 Others.
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Down: 1 CO-here, 2 Mo-R-ose
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cathode, clod, clone, cloned, clot, cloth, clothe, clothed, coal, coat, coated, cod,
coda, code, col, cold, colt, con, cone, coned, cot, deacon, deco, doe, dole, dolt,
don, donate, done, dot, dote, echo, eon, ethanol, halo, haloed, halon, hod, hoe,
hoed, hold, hole, holed, hone, honed, hot, hotel, lento, load, loan, loaned, loath,
loathe, loathed, locate, located, loch, lode, lone, lot, loth, nod, nodal, node, not,
notch, notched, note, noted, oat, oath, ocean, octal, octane, ode, old, olden,
once, one, talon, toad, toe, toed, told, ton, tonal, tone, toned
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£14,000 added 6f
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2-2215 ROBERO (D) M W Easterby 5 10 0 ...........................S De Sousa 11
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-02918 COURIER (D) Mrs M Fife 5 9 12......................................... B McHugh 5
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0087-1 AVON BREEZE (CD) R M Whitaker 8 9 12(6ex)... L Edmunds (5) 1
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140- BAMBER BRIDGE (D)(BF) M Dods 3 9 10.....P Mulrennan 4
5 065020 RUSSIAN REALM P Midgley 7 9 8.................................R Winston 9
6 505670 GOD WILLING D Carroll 6 9 7.......................................................T Eaves 7
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0-4453 COOL BAHAMIAN (CD) Eve J-Houghton 6 9 5 C Bishop B 3
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4316-5 TIGERWOLF M Channon 4 9 5....................................................G Lee V 6
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32-126 MAGICAL EFFECT (D) Mrs R Carr 5 9 4..............J P Sullivan 8
10 555352 TAVENER (D) D C Griffiths 5 9 0 .........................................D Allan C 2
11 -07702 MISHAAL (CD) M Herrington 7 8 13........................... Joe Doyle 10
- 11 declared BETTING: 9-2 Robero, 5-1 Tavener, 6-1 Magical Effect, 7-1 Avon Breeze,
8-1 Bamber Bridge, Russian Realm, 10-1 Cool Bahamian, 12-1 Others.
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FORM VERDICT
Richard Whitaker’s mare AVON BREEZE claimed some big scalps from
powerful stables when scoring over course and distance last week and
she is backed to land a quickfire double under a 6lb penalty, with the
plum draw of stall one an added bonus. Robero failed to go on in the
final furlong when well amongst the contenders at Newcastle last time
but a bounce back would be no surprise here, returned to turf and with
Silvestre De Sousa an eye-catching jockey booking. Towards the foot
of the handicap, Ripon winner Magical Effect and the ultra-consistent
Tavener are two more for the shortlist.
Results Service
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Gloucestershire v Worcestershire: Specsavers County Championship - Division Two,
Cheltenham: Gloucestershire are leading
Worcestershire by 103 runs with all secondinnings wickets in hand
Worcestershire elected to bowl
GLOUCESTERSHIRE — First Innings 343-8
(Dent 65, Mustard 50, Barnard 4-67)
First Innings Contd
J M R Taylor c Leach b Tongue ..........................143
D A Payne b Tongue.......................................................15
L C Norwell not out....................................................... 12
Extras (b3 lb3 nb20).............................................................. 26
Total (102.1 overs) ..........................................383
Fall: 1-0, 2-53, 3-79, 4-85, 5-129, 6-225, 7-234,
8-323, 9-346.
Bowling: J Leach 18-1-67-2, J W Hastings
20-5-86-0, J C Tongue 22.1-1-74-3, E Barnard 28-3-93-4, G H Rhodes 8-4-29-1, B
L D’Oliveira 3-0-15-0, D K H Mitchell 3-013-0.
Worcestershire — First Innings
D K H Mitchell lbw b Payne........................................ 6
B L D’Oliveira c Norwell b Miles ........................ 25
T C Fell c Noema-Barnett b Norwell................ 2
J M Clarke b Noema-Barnett................................ 23
G H Rhodes c Tavare b Miles ................................. 52
†O B Cox c Roderick b Noema-Barnett....124
R A Whiteley b Norwell................................................ 1
E Barnard c Bancroft b Noema-Barnett.... 23
*J Leach not out................................................................ 17
J W Hastings c Mustard b Noema-Barnett...0
J C Tongue not out............................................................. 1
Extras (b4 lb16 w2 nb4)......................................................26
Total (for 9 dec, 77 overs).............................. 300
Fall: 1-16, 2-25, 3-61, 4-69, 5-210, 6-229, 7-279,
8-286, 9-286.
Bowling: D A Payne 15-2-51-1, L C Norwell
18-4-74-2, C N Miles 15-1-64-2, K NoemaBarnett 16-4-31-4, G L van Buuren 10-1-42-0,
W A Tavare 3-1-18-0.
Gloucestershire — Second Innings
C T Bancroft not out........................................................ 9
C D J Dent not out...............................................................7
Extras (nb4)........................................................................................4
Total (for 0, 8 overs).......................................... 20
To Bat: C N Miles, *P Mustard, K NoemaBarnett, L C Norwell, D A Payne, †G H Roderick, W A Tavare, J M R Taylor, G L van Buuren.
Bowling: J Leach 2-0-7-0, J W Hastings 2-20-0, E Barnard 2-0-9-0, J C Tongue 2-1-4-0.
Umpires: I D Blackwell and R J Evans.
Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe: Fifth One Day Inter-
national, Hambantota: ZimbabwebeatSri
Lankaby3wickets
Zimbabwe won toss
Sri Lanka
†D P D N Dickwella c Moor b Chatara .............. 3
M D Gunathilaka lbw b Williams....................... 52
B K G Mendis c Cremer b Raza............................... 1
W U Tharanga b Raza...................................................... 6
*A D Mathews c Masakadza b Cremer .........24
D A S Gunaratne not out ..........................................59
P W D S Hasaranga c Cremer b Raza................0
K M D N Kulasekara b Cremer................................. 5
M K P A D Dananjaya c Musakanda b Waller.....7
P V D Chameera not out............................................19
Extras (b4 lb7 w16)..................................................................27
Total (for 8, 50 overs) .....................................203
Fall: 1-3, 2-13, 3-31, 4-78, 5-119, 6-120, 7-126,
8-153.
Did Not Bat: S L Malinga.
Bowling: Sikandar Raza 10-1-21-3, T L Chatara
9-1-50-1, A G Cremer 10-1-23-2, C B Mpofu
6-0-36-0, S C Williams 10-0-41-1, M N Waller
5-0-21-1.
Zimbabwe
H Masakadza c Kulasekara b Malinga ........... 73
S F Mire b Gunaratne..................................................43
T K Musakanda c Hasaranga b Dananjaya ....37
C R Ervine lbw b Dananjaya...................................... 2
S C Williams c Mendis b Dananjaya.................. 2
Sikandar Raza not out ................................................ 27
M N Waller c & b Malinga........................................... 1
†P J Moor c Mendis b Dananjaya.......................... 1
*A G Cremer not out.................................................... 11
Extras (lb2 w4 nb1)....................................................................7
Total (for 7, 38.1 overs) ................................. 204
Fall: 1-92, 2-137, 3-148, 4-152, 5-165, 6-172,
7-175.
Did Not Bat: C B Mpofu, T L Chatara.
Bowling: S L Malinga 10-0-44-2, K M D N
Kulasekara 3-0-25-0, D A S Gunaratne 4-023-1, M K P A D Dananjaya 10-1-47-4, P W
D S Hasaranga 6.1-0-45-0, P V D Chameera
4-1-16-0, M D Gunathilaka 1-0-2-0.
Umpires: I J Gould and R R Wimalasiri.
GOLF
THE USPGA TOUR THE GREENBRIER
CLASSIC, THE OLD WHITE TPC, WEST
VIRGINIA: Final Round (USA unless stated,
par 70): 266 X Schauffele 64 69 66 67; 267
R Streb 65 68 65 69; 268 S Munoz (Col) 61
67 68 72; J Lovemark 69 64 66 69; 269 R
Henley 68 64 68 69; K Kraft 67 66 67 69.
THE LPGA TOUR THORNBERRY CREEK
LPGA CLASSIC, ONEIDA, WISCONSIN:
Final Round (USA unless stated, par 72):
266 K Kirk (Aus) 68 63 65 70; 267 A Buhai
(SA) 69 66 65 67; 268 S Young Kim (S Kor)
65 73 67 63; 269 P Phatlum (Thai) 67 70 70
62; 270 C Kerr 70 67 67 66; 271 T Joh 69 69
66 67; A Uehara (Japan) 72 66 65 68; 272 M
Stackhouse 69 68 68 67; G Hall (GB) 69 68
69 66; M Khang 68 69 67 68.
MOTORCYCLING
WORLD SUPERBIKE CHAMPIONSHIP RD
8, SALINAS, CALIFORNIA, Race 2: 1 J Rea
(GB) Kawasaki 35m 03.414s, 2 T Sykes (GB)
Kawasaki 35:06.301, 3 C Davies (GB) Ducati
35:08.261, 6 E Laverty (GB) Aprilia 35:29.791,
9 A Lowes (GB) Yamaha 35:36.458. World
Championship Standings: 1 J Rea (GB) Kawasaki 341pts, 2 T Sykes (GB) Kawasaki 282,
3 C Davies (GB) Ducati 226, 5 A Lowes (GB)
Yamaha 148, 8 L Camier (GB) MV Augusta
99, 10 E Laverty (GB) Aprilia 89.
TODAY’S FIXTURES
(Football 7.45pm unless stated)
FOOTBALL
UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE SECOND
QUALIFYING ROUND FIRST LEG
Qarabag v Samtredia (6)............................................
Partizan Belgrade v Buducnost Podgorica
Hibernians v Red Bull Salzburg (7.30)..........
Rijeka v The New Saints FC ...................................
FRIENDLIES: Alfreton Tn v Sheffield
Wednesday (7.30), Arbroath v Bolton (7.30),
Barrow v Motherwell (6.30), Bath City v
Bristol City, Brechin v Dundee, Folkestone
Invicta v Millwall (7.30), Guiseley v
Barnsley (7.30), Kidderminster v Derby,
Stevenage v Norwich, Valenciennes v
Coventry (7.0).
CRICKET
SPECSAVERS COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP
- SECOND DIVISION—THIRD DAY OF
FOUR: Gloucestershire v Worcestershire
(Cheltenham, 11.00am).
WOMEN’S WORLD CUP - GROUP STAGE:
Pakistan Women v West Indies Women
(Grace Road, 10.30am).
T20 BLAST - NORTH GROUP:
NORTHAMPTONSHIRE V YORKSHIRE
(Northampton, 6.30pm).
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Planet Football
CHELSEA
Blues relaxed over
Costa’s no-show
Diega Costa missed the first day
of pre-season training at Chelsea
yesterday as the club step up their
£70m bid to sign Alvaro Morata as
his replacement.
Costa was excused from the first
session with coach Antonio Conte,
which started at 10am yesterday. It
is understood that Chelsea agreed
that the Spain international could
take another three days off, so he
will not be facing disciplinary action
when he returns.
Last month, Conte told Costa he
was no longer part of his plans via a
His brother’s Instagram picture
shows Diego Costa is still in Brazil
MANCHESTER UNITED
text message and the striker hopes
to secure a move to Atletico Madrid.
It is believed the clubs are still in
talks over a fee, although they are
not close to an agreement yet.
Sources in Spain have suggested
Costa has agreed personal terms
with Atletico, who he left for
Chelsea in a £32m switch in 2014.
But Chelsea are determined not
to sell him on the cheap and have
rejected Atletico’s first offer of
£22m. Due to a Fifa transfer ban,
the La Liga club cannot register
new players until January so will
either loan him out for the first half
of the season or accept he will go
more than six months without a
competitive game.
Costa’s brother Jair posted a
picture on his Instagram account
showing the forward was still in
Brazil with friends. Chelsea are
relaxed about the image and
want the situation to be resolved
as amicably as possible. Costa
has made it clear he only wants to
join Atletico.
Simon Johnson
SWANSEA CITY
United need to
offer a bit more
to land Perisic
Sigurdsson will
not leave for less
than £50 million
Manchester United are still
a few million pounds short of
Internazionale’s asking price for
the Croatian winger Ivan Perisic,
but those close to the deal expect it
to be completed for a fee between
£45m and £50m in the next week.
The 28-year-old has already
agreed personal terms with the
Old Trafford club but Inter have
so far proved unmoving on the
asking price for the Italian club’s
star player.
United sources feel a deal will
eventually be struck, however, and
the English club are likely to match
Inter’s demands – possibly over the
next few days.
Miguel Delaney
Swansea do not
want to sell Gylfi
Sigurdsson, and
would need to be
offered £50m offer
to consider letting
him leave.
Everton and Leicester City are
both keen on signing the Iceland
international, with the Welsh club
more concerned by the former, even
though it is the Foxes who have
lodged a club-record £40m bid.
Sigurdsson (above) took the
Swans by surprise when he
publicly said it was “down to the
club if they want to sell [him]” at
the end of the season. Ed Malyon
STOKE CITY
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR
Arnautovic in
call for move
Spurs focus on
teen star Foyth
Stoke forward Marko Arnautovic
has handed in a transfer request.
The 28-year-old (below) has
asked to leave the bet365 Stadium
with West Ham interested in
signing him.
Arnautovic, who only signed
a four-year deal
at Stoke last
summer, is with
the squad in
Switzerland for
their pre-season
training camp.
Tottenham are to hold talks with
Estudiantes officials this week,
as they consider buying the
19-year-old defender Juan Foyth
from the Argentine club.
Spurs see Foyth, who played
for Argentina in last month’s
Under-20 World Cup, as a possible
star of the future. The deal could
be worth £10m. Estudiantes
president Juan Veron, the former
Manchester United midfielder,
was due to fly in for discussions,
possibly in Italy. Tom Collomosse
EVERTON
Fans embrace
Rooney second
coming with
eyes wide open
Boy wonder’s return seen as rich in
romance but not without reservations
Pendleton, the scout who spotted
Rooney playing for Copplehouse
It was the PR equivalent of the shot
Juniors. “It was raw emotion. I’m
that flew past Arsenal goalkeeper
absolutely made up he’s back.”
David Seaman and into the Park
Yet Simon Magner, chair of the
End net, almost taking the roof off
Everton Supporters’ Trust, suggests
Goodison Park to announce his
there are a good number of fans with
arrival on the big stage 15 years ago.
questions about Rooney’s physical
Wayne Rooney’s winning line
capabilities, after a season in which
about wearing Everton
he scored only five league
pyjamas during his time
goals (compared with 25
N
o
one
as a Manchester United
for Romelu Lukaku, gone
player certainly deepened convinced me with barely a backward
the sense of romance
Rooney would glance from Evertonians).
surrounding the return of ever get the
“I’ve seen an equal
Goodison’s one-time boy
number of people for and
same feeling
wonder but just what are
against it,” says Magner.
he got that
the feelings in the blue half
“With the people against
of Merseyside surrounding day when
it, it’s predominantly
the Arsenal
his homecoming?
for football reasons. If
goal went in
The Western
you consider where the
Approaches pub in
teams finished last season
Croxteth seems as good
[United sixth , Everton
a place as any to start. Rooney’s
seventh], you see us not a million
old secondary school, De La Salle
miles behind United, yet we’re
Academy, is just around the corner
getting a player who struggled to get
and for one regular, John Burns,
into the United team.”
the sight of him back in blue will be
The Liverpool Echo yesterday
something to savour. “I go to the
delved into the largely disappointing
game with his uncle Richie and he’s
history of former Goodison
discussed it with us,” he tells i. “I
favourites’ second spells at the club
said, ‘I’m made up, Richie’. He’s a
yet noted that Duncan Ferguson,
winner and it’s about time Everton
Rooney’s boyhood hero, bucked
won something.”
that trend. Colin Harvey is hopeful
Burns was echoing Ronald
Rooney can do the same. It was
Koeman, the Everton manager,
Harvey, a title winning-midfielder
when discussing the winning
with Everton in 1970 and later
mentality Rooney will bring. Even as Howard Kendall’s No2 in the mid-80s,
a 16-year-old he had a rare sense of
who guided Rooney through the
what was possible, as displayed by
ranks as an Everton youth coach.
the brilliant early goals that forged
“I would expect him to be starting,
such a bond with supporters before
there is no point bringing him back
his departure, aged 18.
otherwise,” he says. “He’s not the
“No one ever convinced me that
Wayne Rooney he was when he
no matter how many goals Wayne
was 17 or 18 but he’s still a great
scored around the world, he’d get the footballer. He had a horrible year
same feeling he got that day when
with United last season where he
that Arsenal goal went in,” says Bob
could not get any momentum going
By Simon Hart
Crox pops The views from
John Burns, Goodison Park and
Western Approaches regular
“I know Wayne’s family and he’ll love
this time coming back to Everton He
was an Evertonian before he was a
Man United player and if he comes
back with the fire in his belly then
watch this space.”
but hopefully this will reignite him.
He’s not the out-and-out striker he
was but he has a great football brain
and great feet and he can contribute
all over the field. He will set an
example to every young player at
Everton.”
For Harvey, this summer’s
recruitment drive – Rooney is the
club’s sixth major signing – recalls
MANCHESTER UNITED
Lukaku: I could not turn down Mourinho
By Simon Peach
IN LOS ANGELES
Romelu Lukaku has hit the ground
running at Manchester United, training with his new team-mates in Los
Angeles within an hour of completing
his transfer from Everton. The striker has arrived in a deal worth £75million plus add-ons, signing a five-year
contract with the option of a sixth.
“I would like to start by thanking
Everton and the fans for the last four
wonderful seasons, I have
and one that I could not turn
made some special friends
down. You could see the
and we have shared
fight, determination and
some amazing mothe spirit in this team
ments,” said Lukaku,
during the Europa
who has chosen the
League final and I
Romelu Lukaku’s
No 9 worn by Zlatan
want to become a part
goals scored in the
Ibrahimovic last seaof that. I cannot wait
Premier League last
son. “However, when
to run out at Old Trafseason for Everton
Manchester United
ford in front of 75,000
and Jose Mourinho come
fans but before that preknocking at the door it is
season is where the hard
an opportunity of a lifetime
work starts.”
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BEACH SOCCER
‘There will be
pressure for me
to perform, but
I’m ready for it’
By Tim Rich
Wayne Rooney
poses for a picture
with Everton fans
outside Goodison
Park REUTERS
Rooney’s neighbourhood on his homecoming
Bob Pendleton, former Everton scout
“Certain people didn’t want him back
but I say, ‘You’re kidding yourselves’.
Come to Liverpool, walk around and
see how many kids have got Rooney
on the back. He has that pulling power.
When he comes out for the first home
game, the place will erupt.”
Pat Meaney, season-ticket holder
“If any other player in his 32nd year
had scored only 13 goals in two
seasons, they wouldn’t be paying
£150,000 a week but Everton have
this romantic streak. They are like
the little brother getting a hand-medown. His best days are behind him.”
Everton’s big-spending days as the
“Mersey Millionaires” in the early
1960s.
“It’s like when John Moores came
in and Everton became the biggest
club in England at that time,” he
says of majority shareholder Farhad
Moshiri’s impact. “The talk about
a 60,000-capacity stadium [at
Bramley Moore Dock] shows great
commitment as well. It’s an exciting
time to be an Evertonian.”
And Rooney’s return has
enhanced the anticipation. “I saw
my grandson yesterday and the first
thing he said to me was ‘I’m getting
my new Everton shirt this week
with Rooney on the back’. That
just shows you the excitement he
generated already.”
There would have been more lucrative ways for Wayne Rooney to leave
Manchester United. Shanghai and
Los Angeles would have offered more
money and less pressure but neither
city would have given him the welcome he received yesterday.
As he moved through a throng of
autograph hunters outside Goodison
Park, he looked tanned, fit and faced
with a battery of cameras he smiled a
lot. It has been a long time since you
could say that about Rooney.
“There is always more money if you
look long enough and hard enough,”
he said. “I know that the pressure
on me to perform will be greater at
Everton than it would have been at
any other club but I am ready for that.
“My dad is a huge Evertonian and
he has been travelling to Manchester
to watch me play for the last 13 years
but he’ll have a five-minute drive now
so he’s happy. I have brought my eldest boy, Kai, to Goodison a few times.
“He’s got a season ticket here and
when I told him I was going back to
Everton it was the happiest I have ever
seen him.
“I had known
for the last couple of weeks I
was going back
but I had kept it
quiet from him.
I had kept it quiet
from my mum and
dad because I knew
they wouldn’t be able to hold it in and
I didn’t tell Kai because I didn’t want
him speaking to his mates. When I
told Kai, he jumped on me, he was
absolutely made up.”
He is aware of the dates that lie
ahead of him. There is the chance of
a fourth World Cup to wash away the
memories of the ones in Germany,
South Africa and Brazil that were
stuffed full of disappointment. England’srecordgoalscorerhasnotplayed
an international for eight months.
“I spoke to [England manager
Gareth Southgate, above],” Rooney
added. “I wasn’t playing the football
I like and I don’t think you should
play for your country if you are not
playing for your club, so I understand
his decision fully.” THE INDEPENDENT
England’s women
continue summer of
success – on the sand
is remarkable. We are recognised
by the Football Association, we
England’s golden summer of
wear the Three Lions but we’re
football success is continuing.
not heavily supported financially
The latest moment of glory,
by any stretch. Hopefully this will
though, took place on a rather
lead to the tide turning.”
unfamiliar surface.
It’s an inadvertent beach
Following the footsteps of the
pun by Northeast but for a
World Cup-winning under-20s
team made up primarily of
side, England women’s beach
women from the south coast,
soccer players got in on the
it’s an apt one.
act, shocking their continental
Northeast himself combines
rivals by becoming the European his unpaid role with the
Champions in the second
national team alongside
edition of the event.
his full-time job as a
England sealed
coach educator at
their first major
the University of
tournament
Chichester.
win thanks to a
“We have a crop
England
put
six
pulsating 4-3 win
of players who play
goals past Spain in
over Switzerland
for Portsmouth
the semi-finals of
on the sand of
ladies, a couple who
the tournament
Nazare in Portugal.
feature for Yeovil
That followed a 6-1
Town in the WSL 1,
semi-final thumping
as well as others from
of Spain, the world’s No 1
Millwall and Chichester.
ranked team.
“We’re a tight-knit
Not bad going for a
group and you need
side that didn’t even
to be to play this
exist as recently as
game. It’s more
2014. “The Swiss
than just a game of
Only five players are
have probably
football played on
allowed
on
the
sand
been the pioneers
sand. You have to
at any one time in
of women’s beach
be strong mentally
beach soccer
soccer, so to beat
but also physically
them and win the
because it’s a
final was crazy really,”
gruelling sport.”
says England coach, Perry
It also helps when you
Northeast.
can call on a player like Lucy
“Spain won the trophy last
Quinn, who plays as a winger
year, they’re heavily supported
for Yeovil in the women’s top
and heavily backed by the
flight and as a goalkeeper for
Football Association, their game
England.
against us was even broadcast
“The role of the goalkeeper is
live on Spanish TV. We’re run on
very different in beach soccer,”
a shoestring in comparison. The
says Northeast. “It wasn’t a case
fact we managed to beat them 6-1
of just chucking anyone in there.
You have to be very good with
your feet, you’re effectively a
We’re not heavily
fifth outfield player. She scored
supported financially.
an absolute screamer against
Hopefully this will lead
Spain and was also named as the
to the tide turning
goalkeeper of the tournament.”
By Richard Edwards
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WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS
Petrov gives Ikeme support in cancer battle
Stiliyan Petrov has given his support
to Wolves goalkeeper Carl Ikeme
after he was diagnosed with acute
leukaemia. Petrov, the former Aston
Villa, Celtic and Bulgaria midfield
player, who successfully battled leukaemia, visited 31-year-old Ikeme
(right) over the weekend.
“I went to see Carl the other day,
so we had a little chat,” Petrov said.
“Obviously there were a lot of questions in his mind, and he was in
very good spirits. He’s started his
treatment now. It’s a long road to
follow. He had so many questions so I’ve been through it
with him. You need to answer in a way that’s going
to give him everything
that will happen, what
to expect, how to deal
with it, what are the sideeffects, how he’s going to
approach everything.
“There’s a lot of things, but
he’s in good spirits and that’s the main
thing. I said to him, ‘You’ll have great
support. Everybody around the
world will support you and
it’s a great help’.
“It’s a long road, it’s
hard, it’s tough, you need
to really battle though
it. But look at me now.
I’m alive, I’m kicking. It’s
life afterwards and it’s
worth it when you battle
so hard to appreciate life even
more afterwards.”
England’s beach soccer players celebrate becoming the European champions
last Sunday. The team only came into existence in 2014
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WIMBLEDON
Muguruza power
gets the better of
Kerber in classic
clash of styles
quarter hours. It said everything
about the quality of the programme
on “Manic Monday”, when all the
remaining singles players were in
action, that this match between the
AT WIMBLEDON
last two runners-up – who both lost
Living up to her achievement in to Serena Williams in the final – was
reaching the Wimbledon final two played on Court Two.
years ago did not prove easy for
The crowd were treated to a
Garbine Muguruza last summer, fascinating contrast of styles.
but the 23-year-old Spaniard is Muguruza, who hits the ball with
back in the quarter-finals thanks appreciably more power than
to a pulsating 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 victory Kerber, tried to dictate the points
over Angelique Kerber. Mugu- with her big ground strokes from
ruza, who fell to Jana Cepelova the back of the court before comin the second round here 12
ing forward when she had the
months ago, underlined
chance. The Spaniard hit
her recent domination
some smart volleys,
of Kerber (below)
even if she was never
to complete a fifth
entirely convincing
successive victory
at the net. Kerber, in
Successive victories
over the world No 1
contrast, was happy
Muguruza
has
over
thanks to a performto rally from the
Kerber,
taking
a
5-3
ance full of attacking
baseline. She covers
lead in their headflair and grass-court
the ground as well as
to-head matches
excellence.
anyone in the women’s
While Muguruza does
game and tried to pull
not charge relentlessly into
Muguruza from side to
the net, the world No 15 knows
side. The longer the rallies went
how to exploit her strengths
on, the more they worked in
on this surface. MuguruKerber’s favour.
za, who is being coached
Kerber took the openhere by her compatriot
ing set in 43 minutes
Conchita Martinez,
thanks to a break of
the 1994 Wimbledon
serve in the ninth game.
champion, hits the ball
In the second there
with impressive power
were no breaks until
and is not afraid to attack
Kerber served at 4-5.
the net when given the
Here she saved a second
opportunity.
break point with a thumping
In the quarter-finals, Muguruza winner, but on the third Muguwill face Svetlana Kuznetsova, who ruza took the set with a winning
ended the hopes of another former forehand.
runner-up here by beating AgnieszThe momentum swung one way
ka Radwanska 6-2, 6-4.
and then the other in a dramatic
Kerber’s defeat means she will final set. Kerber broke serve in the
lose the world No 1 position, to opening game but three games later
Simona Halep or Karolina Pliskova, hurled her racket to the floor in frusin next week’s updated ranking list. tration for which she was handed a
The burden of being on top has not code violation as Muguruza broke
sat easily on Kerber’s shoulders, back. Both women appeared to sufthough the 29-year-old German fer under the mounting pressure.
showed some battling qualities to At 3-3 Muguruza, crucially, saved
reach the fourth round here and four break points and when Kerber
pushed Muguruza hard in a match served at 4-5 it was the German who
that lasted more than two-and-a- finally cracked. THE INDEPENDENT
Paul
Newman
5
Johanna
has done
herself and
Britain proud
Nick
Bollettieri
COACH TO THE STARS
H
oly mackerel, you Brits
must be proud. For the
first time in more than
40 years you have a man
and a woman through
to the singles quarter-finals at
Wimbledon.
We’ve known for a long time what
Andy Murray’s capable of, but it’s
only been in the last couple of years
that Johanna Konta has realised her
potential.
Man, can you believe that she was
ranked outside the world’s top 140
only two summers ago?
Not so long ago you would have
said that a player who hadn’t made
Ostapenko wins on eighth match
point to set up clash with Williams
By Sports Staff
French Open champion Jelena
Ostapenko reached the quarterfinals for the first time . The
reward for the Latvian’s success
is a meeting with Venus Williams
(right), who produced a rock-solid
6-3, 6-2 victory over 19-year-old
Croatian Ana Konjuh.
Ostapenko, 20, was a 6-3, 7-6
winner against the Ukrainian
fourth seed Elina Svitolina,
needing eight match points to
finally get over the line in their
Court 12 tussle. Five came and
went when she served for the
match at 5-3, and as her game
became ragged Ostapenko
dropped serve again to
trail 6-5. But she struck
back, pouncing on
Svitolina’s serve and
forcing the tie-break
that had more tension
in store.
Ostapenko opened up
a 6-4 lead, giving her two
further match points, but
from the first she drove a return
into the net before Svitolina
forced an error. The eighth match
the top 100 by the time she was 24
was never going to do so, but look
at the age of some of the top players
now. Times have changed.
Konta’s improvements show what
determination and resilience can do
for you.
She had to rethink her career
after the Lawn Tennis Association
changed its funding policies, but she
went and took on a Spanish coach
who helped put her on the right
track, worked hard on the mental
side of her game and started putting
together some great results.
As a coach, I find her fascinating
to watch. She has a great forehand
but it’s quite an unusual stroke. Her
elbow is tucked in so tight it almost
looks like it’s part of her body.
Then there’s that slow service
action, though I like the way she uses
her legs to generate more power.
She takes the ball early, she’s an
excellent mover and she goes for it.
She looks to be aggressive all the
time and that’s the way you have to
play these days.
Konta will have her work cut
out against Simona Halep in the
quarter-finals and Murray will know
he’ll have to be on his game against
Sam Querrey, who continues to be
an inspiration to young Americans.
point arrived thanks to an angled
backhand that landed tight to the
line, and Ostapenko clinched
victory when Svitolina
netted.
Williams admitted
she had missed
Ostapenko’s run to the
French Open title. “I
haven’t seen her play a
lot,” she said. “I didn’t
watch any of the French
when I was finished with
it. I know she had an amazing
moment there. She’s riding on
that momentum.” Svetlana
Match of the day
Boy, am I looking forward to Venus
Williams taking on Jelena Ostapenko in the quarter-finals. It’s a
battle between youth and experience – 20-year-old Ostapenko against
37-year-old Williams – and a match
that won’t be for the faint-hearted.
There will be some big hitting out there.
Ostapenko is a huge ball striker
who likes to dictate the points. She’s
also one of the few players who can
regularly hit winners from the centre
of the court.
However, Ostapenko (right) doesn’t
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Nadal succumbs to Müller in five
set thriller that went on and on...
By Jack Pitt-Brooke
AT WIMBLEDON
Muguruza’s
volleying was
in contrast to
Kerber’s baseline
play AFP/GETTY
Kuznetsova beat Poland’s
Agnieszka Radwanska 6-2, 6-4 to
reach the last eight for the first
time in 10 years. The Russian first
reached that stage in 2003 and a
fourth quarter-final appearance
for the 32-year-old seventh seed
was secured with a clinical
performance against Radwanska,
the 2012 runner-up.
Magdalena Rybarikova, 28,
extended her career-best Grand
Slam, beating Croatian Petra
Martic 6-4, 2-6 6-3 on Court 18.
Until this year’s championships,
the Slovakian had paid nine visits
to Wimbledon and suffered eight
first-round defeats – the exception
a third-round run two years ago.
She has Coco Vandeweghe – who
beat Caroline Wozniacki 7-6, 6-4
standing in her way of reaching
the semi-finals.
handle changes of pace that well and
I’m sure Venus will
attack her second
serve. Venus
herself will need
to have a big
serving day
and will have
to get into the
net to hit those
great volleys of
hers. The longer the
rallies go, the better
Ostapenko’s chances.
Rafael Nadal was knocked out
of Wimbledon last night losing a
remarkable match to Gilles Müller
6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 4-6, 15-13. The match
lasted 12 minutes short of five hours,
but the final set contained more
drama, and more tennis, than many
matches at this tournament.
It lasted for two-and-a-quarter
hours, an epic in its own right. Müller
earned then blew two match points
in the 10th game of the set, another
two in the 20th before finally winning
it in the 28th. That game was the first
break of a set that looked like it might
continue long into today.
It was a thrilling contest even
before the fifth set started, Müller
having taken the first two against an
unfocused Nadal, breaking him in
the first game of the match. “When
you play against this kind of player,”
Nadal reflected afterwards, “you cannot make mistakes. That is what I did.
It is so difficult to come back after
being two sets down.”
Nadal, staring down the barrel of
a straight-sets exit then rallied, winning the third set, rediscovering his
power and reinvigorating the crowd.
Then he stormed to the fourth and it
felt as if Müller’s time had passed.
So could Nadal’s momentum take
him all the way through? Not so fast.
Müller found far more resilience than
anyone expected and the fifth went
rigorously with serve, Müller then
Nadal, Müller then Nadal, for its first
nine games without even the threat of
a break. As if Nadal had lost some of
his edge and drive that had propelled
him level.
When Nadal served to stay in the
match at 5-4 down, he lost focus again
and all of a sudden Müller had two
match points, which Nadal had just
Rafael Nadal (left) congratulates Gilles Müller at the end of their five-set epic
which lasted just short of five hours on Court One yesterday REUTERS
enough power to save. Serve took
over again and when Nadal had the
momentum at 9-9 after a strong hold,
he had his only real opening to get
ahead in the set.
The 19th game of the set was the
best yet, as Nadal forced four break
points, but Müller saved them all. “I
had some important break points,”
Nadal sighed. “These kind of break
points are almost match points.”
Nadal never got closer to winning
I put everything
on the court – I played
with all my passion.
I fought until the last ball
again. The next game, the 20th, was
even better than the last, as Müller
forced a third match point then a
fourth, both of which Nadal saved.
Nadal eventually got back to 10-10
with a remarkable low flick.
The next seven games all went with
serve as the players tired, the fifth set
moved into its third hour, and the
match approached its sixth. But in
the 28th game Nadal’s levels started
to drop, he miscued a return from the
baseline, giving Müller a fifth match
point. This one Nadal could not save,
as he overhit it. “I put everything on
the court, I played with all my passion,” Nadal said. “I fought until the
last ball.” THE INDEPENDENT
Federer sees off Dimitrov
threat with surprising ease
By Andy Sims
AT WIMBLEDON
Roger Federer continued his serene
Wimbledon progress with a straightsets win over Grigor Dimitrov.
The Swiss, yet to drop a set, stayed
on course for a record eighth All England Club title with a straightforward
6-4, 6-2, 6-4 victory in one hour and
37 minutes.
Dimitrov, the 26-year-old 13th seed
from Bulgaria, was supposed to provide a tough test for the third seed on
Centre Court.
Nicknamed “Baby Fed” as a youngster for his resemblance in playing
style to the 18-time major champion, Dimitrov was a semi-finalist at
Queen’s and has looked in good touch
at Wimbledon.
But Federer scarcely had to break
into a sweat as he cruised into the
quarter-finals.
Dimitrov had never beaten Federer in five previous attempts, but
this was their first meeting on grass.
A tight first set went with serve until,
in time-honoured fashion, Federer
applied the pressure and secured his
break in the ninth game before serving out the set.
Dimitrov, a semi-finalist in 2014,
never really recovered as Federer
moved through the gears.
Already a break up, a dropped
service game in the third caused
minor irritation for Federer, but he
promptly broke back to snuff out any
chance of a Dimitrov comeback.
After reaching his 50th Grand
Slam quarter-final, Federer said: “He
gave me some opportunities and I
was happy to take advantage of them.
I felt it was a terrific match for me, I
didn’t expect it to go that easy.
“I missed the clay court season
but to win this you need a bit of luck
and feel great. I can move freely, I’m
thrilled to be in the quarters and it
will be tough whoever I play.”
The scheduling of matches has
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Yesterday’s results
MEN’S SINGLES FOURTH ROUND:
(1) A MURRAY (GB) bt B Paire (Fr) 7-6 (7-1) 6-4
6-4; (24) S QUERREY (US) bt K Anderson (SA) 5-7
7-6 (7-5) 6-3 6-7 (11-13) 6-3; (16) G MULLER (Lux)
bt (4) R NADAL (Sp) 6-3 6-4 3-6 4-6 15-13; (7) M
CILIC (Croa) bt (18) R BAUTISTA AGUT (Sp) 6-2 6-2
6-2; (6) M RAONIC (Can) bt (10) A ZVEREV (Ger)
4-6 7-5 4-6 7-5 6-1; (3) R FEDERER (Swit) bt (13) G
DIMITROV (Bul) 6-4 6-2 6-4; (11) T BERDYCH (Cz
Rep) bt (8) D THIEM (Aut) 6-3 6-7 (1-7) 6-3 3-6 6-3.
WOMEN’S SINGLES FOURTH ROUND:
(14) G MUGURUZA (Sp) bt (1) A KERBER (Ger) 4-6
6-4 6-4; (7) S KUZNETSOVA (Rus) bt (9) A RADWANSKA (Pol) 6-2 6-4; M Rybarikova (Slovak) bt
P Martic (Croa) 6-4 2-6 6-3; (24) C VANDEWEGHE
(US) bt (5) C WOZNIACKI (Den) 7-6 (7-4) 6-4; (10) V
WILLIAMS (US) bt (27) A KONJUH (Croa) 6-3 6-2;
(13) J OSTAPENKO (Lat) bt (4) E SVITOLINA (Ukr)
6-3 7-6 (8-6); (6) J KONTA (GB) bt (21) C GARCIA
(Fr) 7-6 (7-3) 4-6 6-4; (2) S HALEP (Rom) bt V
Azarenka (Bela) 7-6 (7-3) 6-2.
MEN’S DOUBLES THIRD ROUND:
(1) H KONTINEN (Fin) & J PEERS (Aus) bt H Nys
(Fr) & A Sancic (Croa) 6-3 3-6 6-1 6-4; (10) R
HARRISON (US) & M VENUS (NZ) bt (6) I DODIG
(Croa) & M GRANOLLERS (Sp) 2-6 6-3 6-4 6-7
(7-9) 6-3; (4) L KUBOT (Pol) & M MELO (Br) bt (14)
F MERGEA (Rom) & A QURESHI (Pak) 6-7 (3-7)
4-6 6-1 6-4 6-2; H Podlipnik-Castillo (Chile) & A
Vasilevski (Bela) bt (7) R KLAASEN (SA) & R RAM
(US) 6-4 7-6 (7-5) 6-3; N Mektic (Croa) & F Skugor
(Croa) bt S Groth (Aus) & R Lindstedt (Swe) 6-7 (79) 7-6 (7-4) 7-5 7-5; M Matkowski (Pol) & M Mirnyi
(Bela) bt N Monroe (US) & A Sitak (NZ) 6-3 3-6 6-3
6-2 0-0; (16) O MARACH (Aut) & M PAVIC (Croa) bt
J CLARKE (GB) & M WILLIS (GB) 6-3 6-4 7-6 (7-3).
WOMEN’S DOUBLES THIRD ROUND:
C Cartan Bellis (US) & M Vondrousova (Cz Rep)
bt L Kichenok (Ukr) & L Tsurenko (Ukr) 6-4 6-2;
(9) H CHAN (Taipei) & M NICULESCU (Rom) bt B
Haddad Maia (Br) & A Konjuh (Croa) 6-7 (2-7) 6-3
6-4; S Kuznetsova (Rus) & K Mladenovic (Fr) bt (4)
T BABOS (Hun) & A HLAVACKOVA (Cz Rep) 6-3
6-7 (3-7) 6-3; M Ninomiya (Japan) & R Voracova
(Cz Rep) bt (5) L HRADECKA (Cz Rep) & K SINIAKOVA (Cz Rep) 6-4 6-4; (12) A GROENEFELD
(Ger) & K PESCHKE (Cz Rep) bt (7) J GOERGES
(Ger) & B ZAHLAVOVA STRYCOVA (Cz Rep) 6-3
6-7 (5-7) 6-2; (3) Y CHAN (Taipei) & M HINGIS
(Swit) bt (13) K FLIPKENS (Bel) & S MIRZA (India)
6-2 6-4; (8) A BARTY (Aus) & C DELLACQUA (Aus)
bt E Mertens (Bel) & D Schuurs (Neth) 6-1 7-6
(8-6); (2) E MAKAROVA (Rus) & E VESNINA (Rus)
bt (15) A KLEPAC (Sloven) & M JOSE MARTINEZ
SANCHEZ (Sp) 6-4 6-4.
MIXED DOUBLES SECOND ROUND:
J Peers (Aus) & S Lisicki (Ger) bt B KLEIN (GB) & H
DART (GB) 6-1 6-4; M Pavic (Croa) & L Kichenok
(Ukr) bt (7) R KLAASEN (SA) & K SREBOTNIK
(Sloven) 6-4 7-5; (11) D NESTOR (Can) & A
KLEPAC (Sloven) bt P Raja (India) & E Hozumi (Japan) 6-2 7-5; (15) M VENUS (NZ) & B KREJCIKOVA
(Cz Rep) bt M Elgin (Rus) & A Rodionova (Aus)
4-6 6-3 6-4.
BOYS SINGLES FIRST ROUND:
F Forti (It) bt (13) T SEYBOTH WILD (Br) 6-4 6-4;
(11) J RODIONOV (Aut) bt L Dussin (Fr) 7-6 (7-5)
6-3; B Ellis (Aus) bt (7) T BRYDE (US) 7-6 (7-2) 6-7
(5-7) 6-1; N Tajima (Japan) bt M STEWART (GB)
6-4 6-4; A Geller (Arg) bt U Park (S Kor) 6-3 6-3;
M Martineau (Fr) bt S Banthia (India) 3-6 6-2 7-5;
P Kypson (US) bt A Zakharov (Rus) 6-4 7-6 (8-6);
G LOFFHAGEN (GB) bt J Alejandro Hernandez
Serrano (Mex) 6-3 4-6 6-2; (9) R MOLLEKER (Ger)
bt E Ruusuvuori (Fin) 6-3 3-1 ret; S Korda (US)
bt J Kent Trotter (Japan) 3-6 7-5 6-4; C Bittoun
Kouzmine (Fr) bt A MATUSEVICH (GB) 6-3 3-0
ret; S Riffice (US) bt (4) Y HSIOU HSU (Taipei) 6-4
7-5; (8) A DAVIDOVICH FOKINA (Sp) bt N Mejia
(Col) 6-4 6-4; D Added (Fr) bt L Grief (US) 5-7 7-5
6-2; B SMITH (GB) bt T Bosancic (Aus) 5-7 6-4 6-3;
(10) O CRAWFORD (US) bt T Horie (Japan) 6-4
7-5; (16) J PABLO GRASSI MAZZUCHI (Arg) bt H
Gaston (Fr) 6-2 7-6 (7-5); M Ali Bellalouna (Tun) bt
M Frinzi (It) 6-4 6-4; V Kirkov (US) bt J Lucas Reis
Da Silva (Br) 2-6 7-5 7-5.
GIRLS SINGLES FIRST ROUND:
(1) K DAY (US) bt L Sun (Swit) 7-5 6-4; J Niemeier
(Ger) bt K Berankova (Cz Rep) 6-1 7-5; M Chwalinska (Pol) bt V Flores (US) 7-6 (7-5) 6-3; (5) M
KOSTYUK (Ukr) bt K Juvan (Sloven) 7-5 6-3; O
Orpana (Fin) bt M Lourdes Carle (Arg) 6-0 6-3; (14)
S SEWING (US) bt A COLLINS (GB) 6-3 6-7 (8-10)
9-7; (10) X YU WANG (Chin) bt F JONES (GB) 2-6
6-1 6-4; (6) C BRANSTINE (Can) bt K Rakhimova
(Rus) 6-3 6-2; E Bolton (US) bt J ANNA BURRAGE
(GB) 6-3 4-6 6-4; (16) E SHUO LIANG (Taipei) bt H
Tyra Black (US) 6-3 1-6 6-4; E RADUCANU (GB)
bt A Kharitonova (Rus) 6-1 6-3; M Jain (India) bt
L Boskovic (Croa) 7-6 (7-4) 4-6 6-4; (3) C LIU (US)
bt T Pieri (It) 6-2 6-1; C McNally (US) bt (13) X
WANG (Chin) 6-2 6-3; K SWAN (GB) bt L Schmidt
(Ger) 6-4 6-4; Y In-Albon (Swit) bt V Apisah (PNG)
6-4 6-1.
TODAY’S ORDER OF PLAY
Federer reached his 50th Grand Slam
quarter-final with victory yesterday
been a major talking point, with the
men holding sway on the show courts.
Federer added: “It is still very special for me, I feel privileged to play
Centre Court still when they could
have put Rafa [Nadal], Novak [Djokovic] or a women’s match on. I hope I
paid them back by playing an exciting
match.”
Centre Court (12noon): A Mannarino (Fr) v (2) N
DJOKOVIC (Serb), (10) V WILLIAMS (US) v (13) J
OSTAPENKO (Lat), (6) J KONTA (GB) v (2) S HALEP
(Rom).
Court 1 (1pm): (14) G MUGURUZA (Sp) v (7) S
KUZNETSOVA (Rus), M Rybarikova (Slovak) v (24) C
VANDEWEGHE (US).
Court 2 (11am): (1) J MURRAY (GB) & M Hingis
(Swit) v (16) R JEBAVY (Cz Rep) & L Hradecka (Cz
Rep), (1) H KONTINEN (Fin) & J Peers (Aus) v (10)
R HARRISON (US) & M Venus (NZ), A Begemann
(Ger) & N Melichar (US) v (11) D NESTOR (Can) & A
Klepac (Sloven).
Court 3 (11am): M Daniell (NZ) & M Demoliner (Br)
v K Skupski (GB) & N Skupski (GB), H PodlipnikCastillo (Chile) & A Vasilevski (Bela) v N Mektic
(Croa) & F Skugor (Croa).
Court 12 (11am): M Matkowski (Pol) & M Mirnyi
(Bela) v (16) O MARACH (Aut) & M Pavic (Croa), (9)
J CABAL (Col) & A Spears (US) v M Pavic (Croa) & L
Kichenok (Ukr).
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SPORT
TENNIS
WIMBLEDON
Murray march
goes on with a
delicate swing
of the hip
World No 1 shows no impairment
from injury as he brushes Paire aside
The anguished soliloquy whilst
sitting on the chair after falling 3-2
down was the stuff of the Cuckoo’s
Nest. Murray appeared to be addressing his team up in the box, but
AT WIMBLEDON
you sensed he would still be chunterA thumbs up and a wink from boxer ing away were the court empty.
David Haye on Centre Court, one
Paire is a finesser of a tennis ball,
heavyweight champion endorsing a player straight outta the ’70s, and
another as the Andy Murray show it is not just his full, military beard
rolls ever deeper into the second that conveys a sense of nostalgia.
week of Wimbledon.
There is no explosion off the racket
A straight-sets victory over when he strikes the ball, indeed
Benoît Paire took Murray into
there is barely a sound at all,
a 10th successive quarterjust a gossamer glance
final here, a distinction
across the net. And this
shared only by Roger
the sixth-ranked playFederer and Jimmy
er in France.
Connors. His next
Murray eventuNumber of
opponent, the Amerally settled with the
successive quarterican Sam Querrey, is
help of some eccenfinals at Wimbledon
a tidy player with a
tric shot-making
for Andy Murray
wallop of a serve but
from his opponent.
those on the hill are
A fist pump salute at
not bothered about that.
the back of the court on
Full-on Murray mania is
reducing the deficit at 4-3
brewing in SW19.
spoke of relief. The serv“Obviously getting to
ice game that followed
the quarters again is
spoke of a desire to get
good,” Murray said
this fellow out of the
in that monotone of
way, sharpish, a senhis. “Sam likes the
timent underscored
Number of unforced
errors by Benoît
conditions here. He’s
by the 7-1 rout in the
Paire, compared to
had some good wins,
tie-break to secure
Murray’s
eight
some tight matches
the set.
as well. He’ll be confiPaire continued to
dent going in. When he’s
play a full part in the
standing up on the baseline,
drama, his retro blade
hitting forehands, dictating, he’s
making Murray work for every
a very dangerous player.”
point. Indeed he fashioned twice
Yes, yes, Andy. And you
the number of outright
are the No 1 player in the
winners than Murray. It
W
hen
you
world. That first round loss
was the unforced error
to Jordan Thompson at listen to him
count that ultimately did
Queen’s three weeks ago, he says he’s a
for him, an unsustainable
and all that agonising over bit injured
44 to Murray’s eight.
the state of his hips during but he’s 100
Murray found the extra
the build-up to the champi- per cent on
gear he needed when it
onships seems like tennis
mattered most. He broke
rope-a-dope now, a ruse to court. He
at 4-4 in the second to
catch opponents off guard. was moving
serve out the set, and at
Paire laughed at the sug- like a rabbit
the same point in the third
gestion that Murray, an into serve out the match.
veterate limper between
And we can banish once
points, might be labouring through and for all questions about his fitthe pain. “When you listen to him he ness. “I said I’ll be able to get through
says he is a little bit injured but he is seven matches if that is what I have
100 per cent on court. He was mov- to do,” he said. “I want to try to get
ing like a rabbit. He won in three sets to the final. I’ve done a good job so
and is ready for the next match. He far, and I’m moving well. That’s a big
is the favourite for me. When he is part of my game. If I’m not moving
playing like this it is never easy.”
well it affects my game more than
The 7-5, 6-4, 6-4 scoreline was a other guys.
little misleading. Murray twice sur“Today was the cleanest I’ve hit
rendered serve to fall 4-2 behind in the ball. I was happy about that.
the opening set. At that point he Practice has been good as well. I
looked anything like a champion- didn’t feel I played so well in my last
elect, frequently screaming like a match so it is positive moving into
banshee at the back of the court.
last few days of the tournament.”
Kevin
Garside
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Konta toughs it out again as she
By Jack Pitt-Brooke
AT WIMBLEDON
Johanna Konta reached the Wimbledon quarter-finals yesterday the first
British woman to do so since 1984,
and promised that she still has more
room for improvement.
Konta beat France’s Caroline Garcia 7-6, 4-6, 6-4 on Court One, in a
high-quality, physically demanding
match that sets up a tie with Simona
Halep in the last eight.
This was another contest between
two very well-matched opponents
and going deep into the final set it felt
very much like Konta’s epic second
round defeat of Donna Vekic. Konta
eventually won the third set of that
match 10-8 and this was heading the
same way before Konta broke Garcia
at 5-4 to complete her win.
But Konta showed many of the
same qualities that got her through
her previous contests: remarkable
mettle and focus and enough power
and consistency to overcome a skilful
opponent. Again she showed why
she has as good a chance as anyone
of winning the whole thing on Sat-
urday. Konta did not want to say too
much about the possibility of winning
the tournament, but she did say she
has been dreaming of doing so “since
[she] was a little girl”. She may never
have a better chance here. This win
was another triumph for Konta’s
mentality, as she took a first set tiebreak, recovered from a second set
wobble and then held her nerve with
Johanna Konta progressed to last 16 at Wimbledon, the first time a British
woman has done so since Jo Durie in 1984 REUTERS
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Andy Murray
watches Benoît
Paire play a shot
during yesterday’s
match GETTY
No 4 so I think our match was a
very interesting match for people
to watch. I don’t like when I play
and nobody’s watching the match,
or only a very few people. It’s not
fun. So I thought we would play on
a bigger court.”
Caroline Wozniacki, who
criticised the scheduling earlier
in the week, added to the criticism
by claiming Wimbledon was
the least equal of the Grand
Slam tournaments. “This is
something we have talked about at
Wimbledon for the last 10 years.
It’s been the same for 10 years,”
she said after her defeat to Coco
Vandeweghe, on No 3 Court.
However, Richard Lewis,
the chief executive of All
England Club, insisted that the
scheduling was not biased in
favour of male players.
“I would not say it was
favouritism, I would say it is
taking the marquee matches,”
he said. “It is not about male or
female, in the end it is about which
matches you feel the public and
broadcasters most want to see.”
Some players have suggested
Wimbledon could follow in the
lead of the other three Grand
Slams and schedule more matches
on their show courts. But Lewis
said Wimbledon crowds would
struggle to make the earlier start
that this would require.
“We view these things from time
to time. It doesn’t work for us,”
he added. “Whether it will work
in the future at any stage I’m not
sure.” THE INDEPENDENT
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FORMULA ONE
British GP future
thrown into doubt
The future of the British
Grand Prix will be thrown into
uncertainty with Silverstone’s
owners expected to announce
that they have activated a
break-out clause to cease
Formula One racing after 2019.
The British Racing Drivers’ Club
is expected to give notice of its
intent to leave its 17-year contract
in two years. The BRDC will do so
in the hope of brokering a more
financially-viable contract.
TABLE TENNIS
FOOTBALL
Sport England
suspends package
Lennon thankful
for fans’ support
Sport England has suspended
Table Tennis England’s £9m
funding package after the
national governing body failed to
vote through a set of governance
reforms at its annual general
meeting. All sports organisations
in receipt of public money have
been given until October to
comply with a code championed
by sports minister Tracey Crouch
to make sport more accountable
and representative.
Everton winger Aaron Lennon
has thanked people for their
support after he was detained
under the Mental Health Act
in May. Lennon, 30, is back in
training following his treatment
for a stress-related illness. He
said on Twitter: “The support I’ve
had from Everton, Spurs, their
fans, football fans and concerned
members of the general public
has been incredible.”
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powers into the quarter-finals
that late break in the third. “It was
a very close match,” Konta said. “I
don’t think there was much in that
again today. I stayed mentally quite
tough, tried just to knuckle down on
every single point I could.”
Garcia herself admitted that she
“did not know” where the difference
between the two was afterwards.
The pattern for the hard-hitting,
back-and-forth match was clear in
the first set, which Konta took on a
tie-break. She started in the best possible way, breaking Garcia in the first
game, returning with more power
than Garcia could handle.
From there the contest was evenly
matched between two powerful players, but Konta just lost her grip when
she was serving for the set at 5-4 up.
Garcia forced two set points, which
Konta saved, and then she earned
a set point for herself but could not
convert it. When Garcia had another
set point, she appeared to hit it long,
the ball was called out but then the
decision was reversed on review, to
Konta’s frustration.
So it went to a tie-break but Konta,
to her credit, did not allow her frus-
It was 44 years ago...
Great Britain has quarter-finalists in
the Wimbledon men’s and women’s
singles for the first time since 1973.
Here is a look at how the world looked
44 years ago, when Roger Taylor and
Virginia Wade were flying the flag.
+ In Britain, a pint of beer costs 14p,
a loaf of bread can be bought for 11p,
and a pint of milk is 6p. The average
price of a detached house is £17,000.
+ During the second week of
Wimbledon, music fans across the
world are stunned by events at the
Hammersmith Odeon in London,
where David Bowie retires his Ziggy
Stardust persona.
+ Wimbledon is boycotted by most
top male players, after Yugoslavia’s
Nikola Pilic is suspended for declining
Davis Cup duty.
It was a very close match.
I stayed mentally quite
tough, tried to knuckle down
on every single point I could
tration to deter her. nstead she used
itand raced into a 3-0 lead, then hit
a brilliant forehand winner with Garcia at the net. Konta sealed the first
set with a 108mph ace, taking the tiebreak 7-3.
Konta had the momentum but
Garcia is too good a player simply
to be overwhelmed. Early in the
second set she broke Konta, who was
struggling to find the same range
with her forehands as she did at
the start. Then Garcia broke again,
racing into a 5-1 lead. Konta could
easily have let the second set go but
she did not, fighting all the way back
to 5-4, including a break-back, before
Garcia served out for 6-4.
Much like Konta’s epic match
against Vekic, by the third set the two
players were tired and the set looked
to be going entirely with serve.
Even at 5-4 there had not been a
break point or even a deuce but then
in the 10th game, with Garcia trying
to serve to make it 5-5, Konta was
just too strong. She finally forced a
match point and Garcia put it into
the net, sending Konta through to the
quarter-finals. THE INDEPENDENT
CYCLING
Froome: I didn’t deliberately ride into Aru
Chris Froome has rejected suggestions he deliberately rode into Fabio
Aru after the Italian attacked him when he suffered a mechanical problem
during Sunday’s hectic stage of the Tour de France. “That was a genuine
mistake and I think Fabio Aru was the first to recognise that,” Froome
(above) said in a statement during a rest day, though unusually Froome’s
Team Sky did not hold the traditional press conference for the rider
wearing yellow. » Porte’s pledge to ride again this year, page 48
RUGBY LEAGUE
RFL to investigate
thrown object
The Rugby Football League is to
probe an incident at the end of
Salford’s 50-24 home defeat by
Leeds on Sunday when referee
James Child appeared to be
pelted with an object. Child had to
duck to avoid what appeared to be
a drinks container being hurled at
him as he walked down the tunnel
at the AJ Bell Stadium at the end
of the Super League match.
Sport on tv
Cycling: Tour de France
Eurosport, ITV4, midday
Tennis: Wimbledon
BBC One, BBC Two, from 12.30pm
Hockey: Belgium v Ireland
BT Sport 1, 5pm
Cricket: T20 Blast
Sky Sports 2, 6pm
Athletics: Spitzen Leichtathletik
Eurosport 2, 6.15pm
Racing: Three meetings
Sky Sports 1, 7pm
Games & Puzzles can be found on p44-45
Flying the flag
Konta and Murray on
track for historic home
double after both Brits
reach quarter-finals
» Wimbledon, p52-55
Sport
11.07.17
P53
TENNIS
Nadal crashes out
of Wimbledon
after epic
five-set thriller
Britain’s Johanna
Konta throws
her racket in the
air after beating
France’s Caroline
Garcia GETTY
P50
FOOTBALL
By Luke Brown
AT WIMBLEDON
Wimbledon organisers faced fresh
accusations of sexist scheduling
yesterday as stars at the top of the
women’s game turned on the All
England Club.
Top seed and world No 1
Angelique Kerber crashed out
at the hands of 2015 runner-up
Garbine Muguruza but did so in
front of a modest crowd on No 2
Court, as tournament organisers
appeared to favour male players
on the show courts.
“To be honest, I was really surprised that I was playing on No 2
Court,” said two-time Grand Slam
champion Kerber after a three-set
defeat to Muguruza – her second
successive match away from the
spotlight. “I think we both played
a good match which was at a very
high level. And I was actually really looking forward to playing on
one of the two big courts.
“I mean, what can I say? This is
the schedule and it is not my decision at the end of the day. It is a
decision made my others. I have to
take the court I get scheduled on.
But of course I was surprised.”
The German’s concerns hold
weight. In the opening seven days
of play here, 14 matches on Centre
Court have been from the men’s
singles draw while only eight have
come from the women’s. And no
male top seed has played outside
Centre and Court One this century.
French Open champion Jelena
Ostapenko, who beat Elena Svitolina after being relegated to Court
12, was another to express her surprise at being scheduled to play on
one of Wimbledon’s smaller courts.
Exactly a month ago, the
20-year-old was playing in the Roland Garros final in front of 14,840
spectators on Court Philippe
Chatrier. Yesterday, she ground
out a 6-3, 7-6 win against Svitolina
in front of little over 1,000.
“I think I deserve to play on a
better court than No 12,” Ostapenko later said. “Elina is the world
» Continued on p55
Evertonians
react to news
of Rooney’s
homecoming
Sanchez braced to stay at
Arsenal as club seek £90m
By Miguel Delaney
P51
BEACH SOCCER
Wimbledon
organisers
accused of
favouring
male stars
England’s glorious
summer keeps
going – this
time on sand
Arsène Wenger is obstinately
digging his heels in over Alexis
Sanchez’s future, leading many close
to the player and manager to believe
that the Chilean could yet stay at
Arsenal next season.
While the 28-year-old is now
widely believed to desire a move to
Manchester City – and a reunion
with his former Barcelona manager
Pep Guardiola – and is refusing to
sign a new contract at the Emirates
as his current deal runs out next
year, there is still no willingness on
the part of Wenger to let him go
to a domestic rival.
It had been felt that
a move to Bayern Munich could be on the
cards, as they had been
making progress last
month in a prospective transfer that would
have been more palatable
to the Arsenal manager,
but the German champions have
balked at the high price demanded
by Wenger.
Given that Arsenal are far
less enthusiastic about
Sanchez (left) staying in
England, it would effectively take a megaoffer – potentially above
£90m – to change the
French coach’s mind and
allow the deal to happen.
Wenger is also well
aware of the symbolism
surrounding the sale of a prized
asset to a title rival, and is currently
prepared to reject all offers.
Some close to the Chilean have
started to talk about the idea of
preparing for another season at
the Emirates, and running out his
contract.
Much could also depend on the
type of players Arsenal would be able
to line up as replacements, as they
maintain an interest in Monaco’s
Thomas Lemar. THE INDEPENDENT
» Football news, p50-51
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