65 p QUA L I T Y, C O N C I S E – T H E F U T U R E O F I N D E PE N D E N T JOU R NA L I S M EXCLUSIVE Snap election won’t break Brexit deadlock, Britain’s leading pollster says Tottenham back to second after Cardiff goal blitz P6 P54 The £1-a-mile rail journey WEDNESDAY 2 JANUARY 2019 Number 2,530 2,529 The sounds of 2019 Punk, hip hop cellists and Jamaican roots P38 » Rail fares hiked by 3.1% today as commuters go back to work » Travellers face worst punctuality for 13 years » ‘Kick in the wallet’ as season ticket prices rise by as much as £100 » Millennial rail card goes on sale at noon today P7 The MS treatment that helped golfer stay the course firstname.lastname@example.org @theipaper theipaper theipaper P13 How to keep yourself entertained – and off the drink – during Dry January Nasa probe phones home from the outer reaches of the solar system Police praised over terror knife attack response P24 P10 P8 PLUS HEMP, LEFTOVERS AND CRUMPETS – WHAT WE’LL BE EATING IN 2019 P34 I TV P32 I PUZZLES P44 The News Matrix FOOTBALL Why are road hogs getting careless? See p.20 The day at a glance WEDNESDAY 2 JANUARY Quote of the day Man is a clever animal who behaves like an imbecile ALBERT SCHWEITZER Birthdays Suranne Jones, actress (below), 41; David Bailey, photographer, 81; Fiona Millar, journalist, 61; Cuba Gooding Jnr, actor, 51; Jonny Evans, footballer, 31 Anniversaries Saturday 2 January 1492 The kingdom of Granada falls to the Christian forces of King Ferdinand V and Queen Isabella I, and the Moors lose their last foothold in Spain. Granada, at the conﬂuence of the Darro and Genil rivers, was a Moorish fortress that rose to prominence during the reign of Sultan Almoravid in the 11th century. Subscribe to i at i-subscription.co.uk index Crossword.............20 2019 Preview.......28 TV & Radio...........32 Business..................42 Puzzles.....................44 Weather...................46 Clubs charge child mascots £700 Football clubs are charging parents hundreds of pounds for their children to be a match day mascot. While some Premier League clubs, including champions Manchester City, do not charge, others ask for more than £700 per child. Packages include kit, tickets and autographs. CRIME RUSSIA AVIATION PEOPLE Two killed in London attacks Detained US ‘spy’ was ‘at a wedding’ Man charged over ‘nuisance’ drone The Pope warns of ‘disjointed’ world Two people were stabbed to death and four others hurt in separate attacks yesterday morning in London. A nightclub security man died after being stabbed in the West End, in an incident which saw three others stabbed. A woman was fatally stabbed in Southwark and a woman was shot at a nightclub in Hackney. The brother of a US citizen arrested in Russia on espionage charges says he’s innocent and was in Moscow to attend a wedding. Paul Whelan was arrested in Moscow on Friday. His brother, David Whelan, said in a Twitter post yesterday that his brother’s “innocence is undoubted”. A man was charged with causing a public nuisance after a drone was ﬂown from the M48 Severn Bridge between England and Wales, causing it to close for 30 minutes. Alexandru Scutaru, 30, of Northampton, was bailed with conditions not to go to the Severn crossing, pending a court appearance in Bristol next month. Pope Francis warned against a soulless hunt for proﬁt in his New Years Day message. “How much dispersion and solitude there is all around us. The world is completely connected, yet seems increasingly disjointed,” the Pope said in his traditional New Year’s Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica. ITALY COURTS GERMANY MALI Senior judge calls for more diversity Car driven into crowd injures four 37 Fulani civilians Give back art looted killed by armed men by Nazis, says Uffizi The judiciary should make efforts to become more diverse so the public do not feel judges are “beings from another planet’’, the president of the Supreme Court has said. Lady Hale spoke of the need to increase diversity in terms of gender, ethnicity and social background, it was reported. A man ploughed his car into a crowd of people in a western German city yesterday, injuring at least four in what appears to have been an intentional attack on foreigners, police said. The 50-year-old driver hit two groups of people in Bottrop, some of whom were Syrian and Afghan citizens. Armed men killed 37 Fulani civilians yesterday in central Mali, where ethnic violence cost hundreds of lives last year, the government said. The government said in a statement the attackers, who were dressed as traditional Donzo hunters, raided the village of Koulogon in the central Mopti region. Most of us make New Year's resolutions we do not keep. But 4.2 million Britons have started 2019 by pledging to give up alcohol for the entire month. Dry January, now in its eighth year, is organised by the charity, Alcohol Change UK, and is designed to help drinkers ditch their hangovers, save money and improve their health and wellbeing. HEALTH The List Dry outlook for January The UK’s biggest energy switchers Residents of St Albans change energy suppliers more than anywhere else in the country – and 26 per cent above the national average, according to uSwitch. com. Glasgow, Liverpool, Cardiff, and London are among the least likely to switch. Here are the ten places that switch most often: 1 St Albans (pictured) 2 Stockport 3 Preston 4 Huddersfield 5 Reading 6 Hemel Hempstead 7 Harrogate 8 Guildford 9 Stevenage 10 Chelmsford Florence’s Ufﬁzi gallery wants its paintings back. It asked Germany to return a still-life painting by the Dutch master Jan van Huysum, which was looted by retreating Nazi troops in the Second World War. “Germany has a moral duty to return this painting,” said Ufﬁzi chief Eike Schmidt, who is German. 4.2m Britons will give up alcohol for this year's Dry January. 20% increase in the number of deaths from liver disease in the last decade, a major cause of which is excessive drinking. 9.7 litres of pure alcohol consumed on average per adult each year - around 18 units a week. 71% of Dry January participants reported having a better night's sleep. 24,202 Estimated deaths caused by alcohol in England in 2017, according to Public Health England. 30% of all alcohol sold in the UK is consumed by the heaviest drinkers, who account for four per cent of the population. 1 in 5 Britons are teetotal and the figure is rising among young people. 58% Percentage of people who said they lost weight during an alcohol-free January. Cost of alcohol to the NHS each year in England alone. SOURCE: BRITISH LIVER TRUST, ALCHOL CHANGE UK Newspapers support recycling. ©PublishedbyJPIMediaPublicationsLtd,2CavendishSq,London,W1G0PU.RegisteredinEnglandandWalesNo. The recycled paper content 11575526.PrintedatReachPrintingServicesLtd,StAlbansRd,Watford;HollinwoodAve,Oldham;andCardonald of UK newspapers in 2017 Park,Glasgow.AlsoprintedatCarnWeb,CarnIndustrialEstate,Portadown.BackissuesavailablefromHistoric was 64.6% Newspapers,08447707684.Wednesday2January2018.RegisteredasanewspaperwiththePostOfﬁce. of participants said they saved money during Dry January. £3.5bn 55-64 The age group which is more likely than anyone else to drink at higher levels, and is least likely not to drink at all. 88% Select journalism in i is copyright independent.co.uk and copyright Evening Standard, beyond those accredited as such. NEWS 4-31 ThePage3Profile VOICES 14-18 TV 32-33 IQ 34-41 BUSINESS SPORT 42-43 47-55 WILDLIFE GARY JAMIESON, APPRENTICE SIGNMAKER Turtle hatchlings ‘93% female’ by 2100 A new deployment? Army veteran Gary Jamieson, who lost an arm and both legs during an explosion in Afghanistan in 2010, was one of the ﬁrst to sign up for training at a pioneering factory which gives former soldiers the chance to retrain. He suffered catastrophic injuries during his second tour of the country with 1st Battalion, the Scots Guards. He then spent six years in rehab. “Feminisation” induced by climate change could leave 93 per cent of green-turtle hatchlings female by 2100, according to a study at Exter University. The gender shift would lead to more females nesting, raising the population, but it would then fall “as incubation temperatures approach lethal levels”. Is this his ﬁrst job post-Army? No. For a while he ran his local pub but said it wasn’t for him. He then signed up with the Royal British Legion Industries-backed programme. Jamieson, from Stonehouse, Lanarkshire, said: “I’m only 38 and I’ve still got plenty of time to go, so I’m trying different things to ﬁnd what suits me best. This is one of the [jobs] I’m actually enjoying.” Hoult’s giant wig blaze fears So what does he do? Three times a week Jamieson travels 90 minutes from his home to Scotland’s Bravest Manufacturing Co in Bishopton, Renfrewshire, which produces road and rail signs. The factory, which was the ﬁrst of its kind in Britain, trains former soldiers for 18 months and gives them skills and shopﬂoor experience so they can secure paid jobs. Did the factory have to adapt any machinery? None of the equipment has been modiﬁed – it’s down to workers to troubleshoot and ﬁnd safe ways to work so they’re prepared for “real world” scenarios. However, Jamieson says it took a while to master the water-jet and start making road signs. “There was not too much pressure put on us to be exactly perfect straight away.” Does he enjoy it? Yes. Although he misses the camaraderie of being in the Army, he hopes he can be an example to other injured soldiers. “They will think: ‘If he can do it, maybe I can do it’.” David Woode i WEDNESDAY 2 JANUARY 2019 FILM Actor Nicholas Hoult admitted he was terriﬁed his wig would catch ﬁre while ﬁlming The Favourite. The X-Men star wears a towering white wig in the black comedy, set in Queen Anne’s court. “They weren’t too hot but there were a lot of open ﬂames… It was a dangerous job but someone has got to do it.” TURKMENISTAN Alcohol banned in fitness initiative Physical ﬁtness is Turkmenistan’s top initiative this year, and the President has kicked it off by limiting the sale of alcohol. The law forbids the sale of alcoholic drinks on trains, aircraft and ferries and at sports facilities. It also bans the sale of alcohol on holidays when workers get the day off. SPORTS Fell runners banned from using GPS Fell runners have been banned from using GPS during competitive races in Wales. The Welsh Fell Runners Association (WFRA), said using satellite navigation systems “threatens the fundamentals of our sport”. Runners can record their route on a GPS watch, but cannot follow a pre-set route. 5 Letter from the Assistant Editor AndrewJohnson email@example.com For old times’ sake My uncle died recently – the husband of my mother’s sister – and I spent an afternoon over Christmas back in the house in Blackpool where I and my brother, and my two cousins from my mum’s second sister, spent much of our time as children. My aunt, who died some years ago, had no children, and so indulged her nephews and nieces. We were at the house to pick over and distribute belongings and knick-knacks – an uncomfortable task in many ways, but also necessary. There are items she would want to see kept and made use of rather than sent to a charity shop. Much of the day, however, was spent poring over the hundreds of old photographs that had been stashed in the attic. Apart from the hilarity of pudding-bowl haircuts and dodgy 1970s and 80s children’s fashion, I was taken aback by how fresh those memories were. It’s a cliché to say it was as if the intervening decades hadn’t happened. But that’s how it felt. It was starkly clear, as well, just how much love my aunt had for us all. Something I’d taken for granted at the time and hadn’t dwelt on much as an adult. The joy of working in newspapers is the awareness that the world is, and people are, contradictory. Today we report on the breathtaking achievement of Nasa’s New Horizons mission to the far reaches of the solar system, alongside North Korea’s eccentric (to be polite) President’s warning to the equally eccentric (to be polite) President of the US over denuclearisation. 2019 will start as 2018 ﬁnished: endless Brexit; transport woes; and terror threats. Despite this, people around the world will accept any excuse for a party (page 9). Individually, we’ll be worried about our health, resolving to cut down on the booze, ﬁnally clear out the garage or learn a foreign language. Pushing ourselves to be better, to feel better, to do more. In all of this it’s important also not to lose sight of what’s really important: friends and family. Happy New Year! @andyjey 6 NEWS POLITICS REFERENDUM Hunt to outline Brexit vision on Singapore visit Corbyn under pressure to back second vote By David Hughes By David Hughes Jeremy Hunt is visiting Singapore just days after hailing the Asian economy as a possible example for post-Brexit Britain to follow. On a three-day visit to Asia, the Foreign Secretary will claim that the UK’s history and geography gives it the chance to be an “invisible chain” linking democracies across the world. In a speech at the International Institute for Strategic Studies in Singapore, Mr Hunt will say: “In a world where it is rarely possible for one country to achieve its ambitions alone, we have some of the best connections of any country – whether through the Commonwealth, our alliance with the United States and our friendship with our neighbours in Europe. “Those connections are why Britain’s post-Brexit role should be to act as an invisible chain linking together the democracies of the world, those countries which share our values and support our belief in free trade, the rule of law and open societies.” The Foreign Secretary is also due to travel to Malaysia. Jeremy Corbyn is facing further pressure to back a second Brexit referendum after polling showed support among Labour members for another vote. The Labour leader has resisted calls from within his party to back a referendum, instead calling for a general election and promising to strike his own Brexit deal with Brussels. But a study of more than 1,000 Labour members found that 72 per cent want Mr Corbyn to throw his weight behind a so-called People’s Vote. Outside the membership, the study also found backing for a second vote among Labour supporters: around 57 per cent of current Labour voters and 61 per cent of those who backed the party at the 2017 election want Mr Corbyn to “fully support” a fresh referendum. Almost a quarter (23 per cent) of Labour members believe Mr Corbyn’s failure to back a second referendum is because he supports Brexit, according to the YouGov poll for the Economic and Social Research Council-funded Party Members Project. Jeremy Hunt will say Britain should act as an ‘invisible chain’ between democracies LUCAS JACKSON/REUTERS POLITICS Labour fails to gain ground on Tories as polls point to another hung Parliament By Nigel Morris POLITICAL EDITOR Labour has failed to capitalise on Theresa May’s woes as the main parties enter the New Year virtually deadlocked in public support, according to an exclusive “poll of polls” for i. Backing for Jeremy Corbyn’s party fell back over 2018 despite 12 months of Tory turbulence, including multiple Cabinet resignations, a failed plot to oust Mrs May and massive opposition to her Brexit plans. A weighted average of December’s opinion polls puts the Conservatives on 39 per cent support, narrowly ahead of Labour on 38 per cent. There is little evidence of a resurgence for any other party, with the Liberal Democrats averaging 9 per cent and Ukip and the Green Party each on 4 per cent. The “poll of polls”, calculated by Sir John Curtice, professor of politics at Strathclyde University, suggests that Labour support dropped by three points over the year, while backing for the Tories was down by one point. Although 2018 was a year of intense political turmoil, neither main party achieved a breakthrough, and their positions remain broadly in line with their performances in the June 2017 general election. Political leaders will be anxious to see how this month’s Commons showdown over Mrs May’s proposed Brexit deal with Brussels will affect the impasse. The Prime Minister faces a rebellion from scores of Eurosceptic backbenchers, while Mr Corbyn is under mounting internal pressure to back a second Brexit referendum. Sir John said his figures, if repeated at a general election, would lead to another hung parliament, with both Mrs May and Mr Corbyn struggling to put together a majority government. The former Labour prime minister Tony Blair has argued that the party should be 20 points ahead “given the disarray of the Govern- Monthly poll of polls for 2018 50 40 30 20 Conservative UKIP Labour Green Lib Dems 10 0 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec SOURCE: BMG, OPINIUM AND YOUGOV ment, given the mess that the most important decision since the Second World War has turned into”. Mr Corbyn told i last month that he wished Labour had more support, but pointed to local council gains and argued that his party had only received “anything like a fair hearing” during the election campaign and since then had faced “unremitting hostility from most of the media”. The Liberal Democrats have made only modest progress over the year under Sir Vince Cable, edging up from average support of seven per cent to nine per cent, although they performed more strongly in the 2018 local elections, capturing 16 per cent of votes cast. Backing for the Green Party doubled to four per cent, while there is no sign of a revival for Ukip, whose support collapsed after the EU referendum. Analysis General election not the answer to our Brexit stalemate Sir John Curtice A n early general election would be unlikely to resolve the Brexit stalemate in the House of Commons. At no point during the last 12 months have either the Conservatives or Labour managed to secure a decisive lead in the polls. Rather, support for both parties has eased back slightly in the wake of modest recoveries in support for the smaller parties, while the SNP still dominates the scene in Scotland. On the basis of the latest polls, the Conservatives might win 306 seats in an early election, Labour 265, the SNP 39, the Liberal Democrats 18, Plaid Cymru 3 and the Greens 1. Both Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn would be well short of a Commons majority and both might well struggle to form an administration. Labour is not beneﬁtting much from the Government’s difﬁculties in delivering Brexit, in part because its backing for a softer Brexit does little to help it win over pro-Brexit Conservative supporters. But at the same time, the image of both the party in general and Jeremy Corbyn in particular have taken a knock in recent months, leaving it looking no more attractive an option than the current divided administration. Sir John Curtice is Professor of Politics at Strathclyde University NEWS 4-31 VOICES 14-18 TV 32-33 IQ 34-41 BUSINESS SPORT 42-43 47-55 i WEDNESDAY 2 JANUARY 2019 7 Peacock parade Central London was awash with vivid colours, lavishly-detailed costumes and the sounds of marching bands during yesterday’s annual New Year’s Day parade. Hundreds of thousands of spectators braved the January chill to watch the spectacle. More than 10,000 performers from the UK and around the world took part in the event, which is in its 33rd year. REUTERS/PA COVER STORY Rail fare hike pushes travel cost above £1 per mile for commuters By Simon Calder The latest rail fare rise, which takes effect today, has pushed the cost of inter-city travel for some commuters above £1 per mile. The cost of many rail season tickets rose by more than £100 due to the annual price hike. The 3.1 per cent average fare rise is the second highest since January 2013. In Scotland the rise is 2.8 per cent. A rail campaign group described the latest fares rise as “another kick in the wallet” for passengers. The rail industry insists the “vast majority” of revenue from fares covers the day-to-day costs of running the railway. The rises come as new ﬁgures revealed that one in seven trains were delayed by at least ﬁve minutes in the past 12 months as a series of major issues have plagued the railway. The rail network’s punctuality rates last year were the worst per- Up the junction formance since September 2005. Extreme weather, errors in the The Anytime standard-class fare launch of new timetables, strikes for the 24-mile journey between and signalling failures are among Swindon and Didcot Parkway has the causes. risen by 80p to £24.20, a price of Transport Secretary Chris £1.01 for each mile of the Grayling marked the in17-minute journey. crease in fares by anThe Heathrow Express nouncing that a new remains Britain’s railcard to extend priciest train at £1.70 child fares to 16- and per mile. But for a The percentage of 17-year-olds will be signiﬁcant inter-city passengers who are available in time for journey to rise above satisﬁed with the the new academic year a pound per mile value for money of train tickets in September. is unprecedented. He claimed the GovernThe 172-mile trip from ment’s “record investment” Watford Junction to Stockin the rail network will help pasport on Virgin Trains now costs sengers get the “frequent, affordable £175.5, or £1.02 a mile. But a rational and reliable journeys they deserve”. traveller would buy a LondonLabour said their research sug- Manchester ticket, which is cheaper gests an average commuter is and takes you further. 45% paying £2,980 for their annual season ticket, up £786 from 2010, which was the year the Conservatives came to power as part of a coalition government. The research also indicates that fares have risen nearly three times faster than wages. Shadow transport secretary Andy McDonald said the increases are “an affront to everyone who has had to endure years of chaos on Britain’s railways”. Fewer than half (45 per cent) of passengers are satisfied with the value for money of train tickets, according to a survey by watchdog Transport Focus. Its chief executive Anthony Smith said “the rail industry cannot be short of funding” as passengers contribute £10bn a year in fares. “When will this translate into more reliable services that are better value for money?” he added. THE INDEPENDENT Cut-price commute How to beat the rail-fare rise When should you travel? Train companies sell cheaper off-peak tickets which can be used when services are not as busy. When should you buy a ticket for a one-off journey? If you can commit to a particular train on a particular date, huge savings can be made with an advance ticket. These go on sale 12 weeks before travel, but this has been reduced for many journeys due to timetable problems. Have you considered a season ticket? If you are making the same journey at least three days a week then a season ticket can be more cost effective. An annual pass offers 52 weeks’ travel for the price of 40. When should you buy your season ticket? Many savvy commuters renew their season tickets in the days before the annual rise kicks in. Can you get a railcard? Many people can save a third off rail fares with a railcard. The discount cards are available for a range of people aged between 16 and 25, the disabled, people in the Armed Forces, people aged 60 and over, families and people travelling with another person. What about split ticketing? Rather than buying one ticket from your departure station to your destination, it is sometimes cheaper to break the journey down into multiple tickets. Several split ticketing websites exist to help you save. Is it cheaper to travel in a group? Groups of between three and nine adults can save a third off the price of off-peak tickets with most operators on certain journeys. Do you claim compensation? Passengers can claim if journeys are delayed or cancelled. Payouts vary depending on the type of ticket, the length of delay and the operator. TRANSPORT Railway cards for milennials on sale after funding row By Neil Lancefield A railcard for 26- to 30-year-olds will go on general sale at noon today, after months of delay. The so-called millennial railcard sold out within hours when 10,000 were made available in March 2018 as part of a trial. In May last year i revealed that the nationwide roll-out of the scheme had been delayed by wrangling between ministers over who should pick up the bill. It has now been agreed that Network Rail and the Rail Delivery Group, the train operators’ organisation, will pay the costs of the scheme. Chris Grayling, the Transport Secretary, has also set out plans which could allow more than a million teenagers to benefit from cut-price travel later this year. The new 16 & 17 Railcard will be launched in September with up to 1.2 million young people guaranteed a 50 per cent discount on rail travel to coincide with the new academic year. The cards for 26- to 30-year-olds cost £30 each year and save a third on most fares. However, there are no discounts on season tickets and a £12 minimum fare applies to all journeys between 4.30am and 10am, excluding weekends and public holidays. Cardholders save an average of £125 a year, according to industry body the Rail Delivery Group. 8 NEWS POLICE Counter-terrorism officers on case after three hurt in knife rampage By Cahal Milmo and Dean Kirby A 25-year-old man suspected of carrying out a “frenzied” New Year’s Eve knife assault in a Manchester railway station has been detained under the Mental Health Act as police declared it a terror attack and raced to unravel the reasons for the rampage that left three people, including a police ofﬁcer, injured. Witnesses described how a lone attacker, dressed in black and armed with a long kitchen knife, shouted phrases such as “Allahu akbar” and “long live the caliphate”, an apparent reference to the so-called Islamic State group, during the attack targeting revellers on Monday night. Sam Clack described how the attacker came towards him after hearing a “blood curdling” scream from a woman who had been attacked. The MI5 and counterterrorism ofﬁcers are keeping track of up to 700 potential plots or radicalised individuals. BBC producer said: “I looked down and saw he had a kitchen knife with a black handle with a good 12-inch blade. It was just fear, pure fear. He was very aggressive and very intent on causing more harm than he actually did. It was very, very scary.” British Transport Police arrived on the scene within seconds and overpowered the suspect with pepper spray and a Taser. Prime Minister Theresa May and Home Secretary Sajid Javid yesterday commended the emergency services for quickly containing the threat. “I thank the emergency services for their courageous response,” Mrs May said. The assault at Victoria station was close to the scene of the 2017 Manchester Arena bomb attack in which 22 people were murdered – a fact which police said was being treated as potentially significant along with inquiries being made about the man’s mental health. Counter-terrorism ofﬁcers spent much of the day inside the home of the suspect in the Cheetham Hill area, north of the city centre. Neighbours said the house was occupied Ofﬁcers at the scene of the stabbings at Manchester’s Victoria Station REUTERS by a Somali couple who had moved to Britain 12 years ago with four of their five sons, including one who worked at Manchester Airport. A man and a woman in their fifties who had been in Manchester to see in the New Year and bore the brunt of the assault remained in hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries. Assistant Chief Constable Russ Jackson, of Greater Manchester Police, said they were keeping an “open mind” as to the motivation of the attack. He added: “We are obviously considering his mental health given how frenzied the attack was, it’s random nature, but also consider the fact that it’s at the same location as the Manchester [Arena] attack.” REACTION ‘We can’t let the actions of a few taint our view’ By Cahal Milmo and Dean Kirby The actions of passers-by, including a woman in a hijab, who went to the aid of the victims of the Manchester station attack were praised yesterday. Pictures on social media showed the Muslim woman with her arm around the middle-aged woman targeted by the knife-wielding attacker moments after the assault. The images drew multiple comments praising the intervention as showing the true nature of Islam. Nazir Afzal, a former chief prosecutor for North West England, tweeted: “Awful news but Manchester has shown how it responds to those who try to divide us. The woman wearing hijab is far more reﬂective of Muslims than the idiot with a knife.” Another Twitter user said: “The only photo [of the Manchester attack] that should go viral is of the Muslim lady wearing a hijab helping the victims. Good people exist. We can’t let the actions of a few taint our view of the many.” The attack drew praise for the emergency services and expressions of sympathy for the victims from across the political spectrum. NEWS 4-31 VOICES 14-18 TV 32-33 IQ 34-41 BUSINESS SPORT 42-43 47-55 i WEDNESDAY 2 JANUARY 2019 9 ENTERTAINMENT Brighton bomb plot to be used in TV drama By Adam Sherwin ARTS AND MEDIA CORRESPONDENT The IRA’s attempt to assassinate Margaret Thatcher in the 1984 Brighton bomb attack is to be turned into a television drama by the team behind Peaky Blinders. The four-part series will use fictionalised characters to “re-imagine” the attack, which killed five people when a long-delay time bomb exploded in the Grand Hotel during the Conservative party conference. Caryn Mandabach Productions, which produces and owns the rights to the hit BBC period drama Peaky Blinders, will make the drama, which is likely to be controversial. The IRA narrowly failed in its attempt to wipe out the top echelon of the Tory government. Patrick Magee found guilty of planting the bomb and of ﬁve counts of murder, who received eight life sentences, was released from prison under the 1999 Good Friday Agreement. The drama will be adapted by Jonathan Lee from his best-selling novel High Dive. The story is told through Dan, a Belfast boy who wants to join the IRA and Freya, a young woman who works in the Grand Hotel in Brighton, where Dan will ultimately check-in. PEOPLE Revellers around the world ring in the new year By Adam Sherwin From Auckland to Rio de Janeiro, revellers around the world welcomed in 2019 at a series of spectacular ﬁreworks displays. In London, an estimated 100,000 people gathered for Big Ben’s bongs – reinstated for the night during a four-year restoration – and a celebration with a controversially pro-EU message. The soundtrack to the midnight fireworks featured musical artists from the continent and songs including “We Are Your Friends” and “Stay”. The words “London is open” were spoken in seven languages. London Mayor Sadiq Khan said the display was intended to reinforce the message that EU citizens were Londoners and would always be welcome. Brexit supporters responded with fury on social media. Edinburgh’s Hogmanay street party was a 60,000 sell-out, with Franz Ferdinand headlining the event. Crowds gathered for Cardiff’s Winter Wonderland display. Belfast’s City Hall was illuminated in a raft of colours. The Paciﬁc island of Kiribati was the ﬁrst to welcome in the New Year, 14 hours ahead of London. A thunderstorm failed to dampen the spirits of tens of thousands of Australian party-goers at Sydney’s Harbour Bridge. Huge crowds filled New York’s Times Square for the traditional “crystal ball drop” and a string of star performances, including one from Christina Aguilera. Pope Francis conducted a New Year’s Mass at the Vatican on the day the Roman Catholic Church marks the World Day of Peace. In his ﬁrst message of the new year, the Pontiff criticised a lack of unity across the world, and warned against a soulless hunt for proﬁt that beneﬁts only a few. Celebrities shared their celebrations on social media. Taylor Swift was joined by famous friends Gigi Hadid and Blake Lively for a lavish New Year’s Eve costume party. The singer donned a long red wig and a gown with a green ﬁshtail for the event. In Japan, people donned costumes for the Oji Fox Parade, a living recreation of an artwork that tells the legend of how foxes from all over the Kanto region would gather beneath a large tree on New Year’s Eve, in the area where Tokyo now stands. American Samoa - just 163 km from Samoa which entered 2019 ﬁrst – was one of the last to celebrate the New Year, 11 hours after Big Ben struck. Baker Island in the Paciﬁc Ocean followed one hour later. NATURE Red squirrels reclaim a home by the coast By David Young Clockwise from main: Christ the Redeemer in Rio De Janeiro; cosmonaut costumes in Moscow; the ﬁrework show in central London and Edinburgh GETTY/PA/AP Red squirrels are reclaiming a coastal peninsula in Northern Ireland after a drive to save the species. Populations of the red squirrel have been all but wiped out in most parts of Ireland after a century-long takeover by the invasive greys, started when they were released as an ill-considered wedding gift. Volunteers have battled to secure the Ards peninsula in Co Down as one of the reds’ last remaining strongholds. The historic Mount Stewart estate on the shores of Strangford Lough has led the ﬁghtback. The grounds of the 19th century National Trust home were once famous for their red squirrels , but by 2015 just 10 were left. An intensive programme to save the species – involving a major grey cull and the creation of a buffer zone – has sparked a red recovery across the peninsula. At Mount Stewart, the population now stands at an estimated 40 to 45. 10 NEWS SCIENCE Poignant ceremony for Iolaire Nasa celebrates flyby of Ultima Thule space rock By David Woode Nasa scientists were celebrating yesterday after conﬁrming a spacecraft had sent signals back to Earth following its record-setting mission to view an icy space rock, a billion miles beyond Pluto. Mission scientists in the US said the New Horizons spacecraft had successfully conducted a ﬂyby of Ultima Thule at 12.33am local time (05.33 GMT) yesterday but the “phone home” signal did not arrive until 10.30am (15.30 GMT). The radio signal was picked up by one of Nasa’s antennas in Madrid, Spain. Ultima Thule is located in the Kuiper Belt, a frozen region in the solar system that exists beyond the eight major planets; yesterday’s probe is the most distant ever exploration of an object in our solar system. The space rock is around four billions miles away from Earth; it is an estimated 20 miles long, 10 miles wide and shaped like a giant bowling pin. Engineers said there was only one chance to get it right as the spacecraft whizzed by at 31,500 miles per hour. Now, experts are analysing the ﬁrst high-resolution images of the Kuiper Belt object, which are expected to be published today. Scientists have hailed the space probe as an important milestone in helping to “understand the origins of our solar system”. Alice Bowman, the New Horizons mission operations manager, known as “Mom”, said: “We’ve just accomplished the most distant ﬂyby. This science will help us understand the origins of our solar system.” Alan Stern, New Horizons’ lead scientist, said: “We set a record. Never before has a spacecraft explored anything so far away.” The Prince of Wales and First Minister Nicola Sturgeon joined commemorations in Stornoway to mark 100 years since the HMY Iolaire disaster. The ship, which was carrying sailors returning from World War One, smashed into rocks as it approached Stornoway in 1919, killing 201 people. WARREN MEDIA CRIME Police ‘don’t have time’ to arrest drunks By Verity Bowman A senior police ofﬁcer has claimed violent drunks on New Year’s Eve avoided arrest because of a lack of resources. Richard Cooke, chairman of West Midlands Police Federation, said ofﬁcers are now forced to tolerate unacceptable behaviour to save time and resources. His comments came after emergency services across the country faced one of their busiest nights of the year. He said: “Just got home after the NYE night shift. Reflection – the absolute number of violent/ aggressive drunken idiots who 10, 15 years ago feet wouldn’t have touched ground on way to custody – now simply tolerated. “Reason – we simply hadn’t got the ofﬁcers to do anything else. Arrests inevitably take ofﬁcers away for hours these days and we can’t afford to lose them.” NEWS 4-31 VOICES 14-18 TV 32-33 IQ 34-41 BUSINESS SPORT 42-43 47-55 i WEDNESDAY 2 JANUARY 2019 11 NORTH KOREA HEALTH By Kim Tong-Hyung Children eat 18 years’ worth of sugar by age 10 Don’t test Pyongyang’s patience with sanctions, Kim warns Trump North Korean leader Kim Jong-un said yesterday that he hopes to extend his high-stakes nuclear summitry with US President Donald Trump into 2019, but also warned Washington not to test North Koreans’ patience with sanctions. During his televised New Year’s speech, Mr Kim said he was ready to meet with Mr Trump at any time to produce an outcome “welcomed by the international community”. However, he said the North would be forced to take a different path if the US “continues to break its promises and misjudges the patience of our people by unilaterally demanding certain things and pushes ahead with sanctions and pressure”. Mr Kim said the US should continue to halt its military exercises with South Korea and not deploy strategic military assets to the South. He also made a call for stronger inter-Korean co-operation and said the North was ready to resume operations at a jointly run factory park in the border town of Kaesong and restart South Korean tours to the North’s Diamond Mountain resort. Neither of those is possible for South Korea unless sanctions are removed. Some analysts say that North Korea has been trying to drive a wedge between Washington and Seoul while putting the larger burden of action on the US. Pyongyang has accused Washington of failing to take corresponding measures following the North’s suspension of nuclear and long-range missile tests. Washington and Pyongyang are trying to arrange a second summit between Mr Trump and Mr Kim, who met in Singapore on 12 June. “If the United States takes sincere measures and corresponding action to our leading and pre-emptive efforts, then relations will advance at an excellent pace,” said Mr Kim. “It is... my firm will that the two countries as declared in the 12 June joint statement... take steps to establish a permanent and stable peace regime and push toward the com- Suits you, sir What Kim’s new look symbolises As Kim Jong-un sauntered towards his private ofﬁce, Western-style suit jacket unbuttoned, he looked more like a hedge-fund manager than the dictator we’re used to when he delivered his annual New Year speech. In the broadcast, aired on state network Korean Central Television (KCTV), Mr Kim sits in a study which is adorned with symbols that show he is the “one true leader”. The leather armchair lends him an aristocratic air and his choice to wear a suit is unusual. He usually prefers to be seen in traditional Korean dress or military uniform. Kim Jong-un is ﬂanked by two photographs on a table behind him – his father, Kim Jong-il, and grandfather Kim il-Sung, which again emphasise he is the true heir to the Kim dynasty. This message is highlighted again by two plete denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula,” he said. Adam Mount, a senior analyst at the Federation of American Scientists, said Mr Kim appears to be hinting at a cap that freezes the North’s rudimentary nuclear capability from growing further. In exchange, the United States would have to offer major inducements, including sanctions relief. “US negotiators should move decisively in the new year to ﬁnd out how far Kim is willing to go toward a veriﬁed cap on his arsenal,” he said. AP DIPLOMACY By Eleanor Ross After South Korean President Moon Jae-in visited Pyongyang in September, Kim Jong-un promised to return the favour and visit Seoul in 2019. Mr Kim spent 2018 repairing relations with China and the North Korean leader visited Xi SOCIETY Four out of every five walking aids never returned to hospitals Young women ‘feel most lonely’ Cash-strapped hospitals are being forced to spend millions of pounds every year replacing unreturned, broken or missing crutches, an investigation has found. Data disclosed under the Freedom of Information Act found nearly four in every ﬁve (78 per cent) aids such as walking sticks, wheelchairs and crutches were never returned. Figures from 66 NHS trusts in England showed more than £14m has been spent on nearly 560,000 walking aids since January 2014. Of those trusts with relevant data, 67,491 aids were returned by patients, while 241,779 went missing. Just over 3,000 were returned in such poor condition that they had to be scrapped. However, the true extent of the cost is expected to be much higher, as nearly half of all NHS trusts failed to provide data. Some hospitals said the cost of cleaning and maintaining crutches meant there was no value in reusing them. enormous portraits of his father and grandfather. Family loyalty and bloodlines are hugely important in Korean culture, and these pictures suggest as well as being a mighty leader, he is also the dutiful son, playing every role that’s expected. The two ﬂags are North Korea’s and that of the Worker’s Party, solidly stating that every policy decision he makes is in the interest of the state. Charm offensive’s mixed results HEALTH By Ryan Hooper By Richard Vernalls Jinping three times. Mr Kim also held a historic meeting with US President Donald Trump in Singapore in June. However, Washington and Pyongyang have yet to reschedule a meeting between US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and North Korean ofﬁcials after the North cancelled it at the last minute in November. Across By Alan Jones Young people feel more lonely than those in later life, often saying they feel they have no one to turn to, according to a report from the Young Women’s Trust. A survey of more than 4,000 people aged between 18 and 30, and 1,100 aged between 54 and 72, suggested that one in four of the younger age group feels isolated. The charity said its research indicated that young women felt most lonely. Children have on average already eaten more sugar than the maximum amount recommended for an 18-year-old by the time they reach their 10th birthday, a study suggests. Public Health England (PHE) said the average 10-year-old has consumed at least 138kg (304lb) of sugar by the time they reach adulthood. Data was taken from household eating habits in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. The recommended maximum amount of sugar for 10-year-olds is 20-24 grams a day. But according to the PHE’s National Diet and Nutrition Survey, children are consuming an average of 52.2 grams a day, based on consumption from the age of two. That is equivalent to more than eight sugar cubes a day. The Change4Life campaign is encouraging parents to alter their shopping habits. Making different choices of yogurts, drinks and cereals could cut a child’s sugar intake by half, according to PHE. PHE said manufacturers have also responded to calls for lower sugar content, making it easier for parents to ﬁnd alternative options. Switching to low-sugar options could cut intake by as much as 2,500 sugar cubes per year from a child’s diet. The campaign comes at a time when severe obesity in children aged 10-11 hits an all-time high, PHE said. A third of youngsters are leaving primary school overweight or obese, and more young people than ever are developing type 2 diabetes. 1 Nassau’s out to provide hot and steamy places (6) 3 A poet concealing beginning of ode is ready to travel (6) 4 Move quickly to get small spicy dish (6) Down No 2529 Solution, page 49 1 Weight-training exercises in places with unauthorised occupants (6) 2 Bashful accepting strange yarn of poor quality (6) CHRISTMAS APPEAL NEWS 4-31 VOICES 14-18 TV 32-33 IQ 34-41 BUSINESS SPORT 42-43 47-55 13 i WEDNESDAY 2 JANUARY 2019 CAMPAIGN ‘My neurologist told me my golfing career was over’ An MS diagnosis was a blow to Tony Johnstone, but a new treatment helped him stay the course. By Dean Kirby A fter Tony Johnstone woke up one Sunday with a numb left hand, he was told he would never play golf again. The golfer, who won more than 20 competitions including six European Tour titles in a quarter of a century on the fairways, was told by a doctor that his career in the sport was over after he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2003. However, the then 48-yearold player went on to win two senior titles after undergoing groundbreaking treatment. Now 62, the Zimbabwean is an ambassador for the MS Society, which offers help and support to people affected by MS. More than 100,000 people in the UK have the condition and i’s Christmas appeal is raising money to fund grants for equipment and services that improve the lives of sufferers and their carers. “I woke up on a Sunday morning in 2003 and my left hand was numb and tingling. I thought I’d been lying on it awkwardly,” Johnstone told i. “But as the day went on my whole left arm went numb and then the left side of my face. I thought I was having a stroke. “When I went to the doctor, they thought it was a viral infection and gave me some steroids. “About two months later I was playing a practice round for open qualifying. When I got to the 10th hole it was like someone had pulled the plug on me. I couldn’t carry on. “I took part in the qualifying the next day. I was going nicely until the 13th and then my energy disappeared again. “My co-ordination and memory disintegrated. It got to a point where I couldn’t even remember my kids’ names. A neurologist said I’d never play competitive golf again.” Johnstone was lucky to get the 2018 Christmas Appeal What i readers’ contributions can do Money donated by readers for the i Christmas appeal will be used to provide grants to people with MS, or their carers, and every penny makes a difference. Equipment and services paid for by the grants can be as diverse as mobility scooters, sailing lessons and Wii units. They all bring huge improvements to the quality of life of people with the condition. £25 Buys mobility aids to give someone with MS more freedom to live independently. £50 Contributes towards specialist eating equipment to help someone with MS take back control. £80 Helps fund specialist eating equipment to enable independence. £100 Goes towards a laptop to help someone with MS stay connected and make new friends. £250 One-off activities, reducing isolation, leisure courses and/or memberships to support wellbeing. £600 Standard bed, essential domestic appliances and/or essential home repairs to aid mobility. £1,000 Communication aids and car adaptations. £1,500 Mobility scooters, exercise equipment, riser recliner chairs and proﬁling beds. £1,800 Respite breaks with specialist care. £2,000 A wheelchair and major home adaptations. Tony Johnstone says he thought he was having a stroke when the ﬁrst symptoms of MS emerged GETTY ﬁnal place on a trial of a drug called Alemtuzumab. The drug, ﬁrst developed to treat leukaemia, was found to be an effective treatment for the form of MS that Johstone has. The drug is used to treat relapsing-remitting MS under its brand name, Lemtrada. Johnstone went on to join the European Seniors Tour shortly after turning 50 in 2006 and went on to win the Jersey Seniors Classic two years later, followed by the Travis Perkins Senior Masters. He said: “After being told I would never play golf again, two years later I went back out on the seniors’ tour. It was a miracle that I was able to win out there. That treatment added 10 years to my golﬁng career, but it also saved my life. That ﬁrst win on the seniors’ tour was a beauty. People think I’m talking rubbish but it was probably the most emotional and rewarding win of my career. “It was special after being told I’d never play again. I’d had to knuckle down and relearn my game because all my old swing thoughts and my co-ordination had changed. It was like learning the game again.” Johnstone, who gave up golf three years ago and has been a golf commentator for around a decade, says he still suffers from fatigue caused by the condition, but feels lucky to be able to do everything that he does. He said: “I’m very proud to be an ambassador for the MS Society because they do such great work. They have teams of people who will give you all the advice you need. “When you get MS, you think: ‘This can’t be right. It’s something other people get.’ People don’t know much about it. They don’t realise how incapacitating it is. “I do think people should be made aware about it. I don’t think a lot of people are diagnosed quickly enough in the early stages. They need help and advice and that’s where the MS Society comes in.” HOW TO DONATE Every single pound donated to the i Christmas Appeal makes a difference. 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We promise as the MS Society to respect and keep secure your personal information. 14 @theipaper facebook.com/theipaper firstname.lastname@example.org Please include a contact address with all correspondence TheOpinionMatrix COMMENT FROM HOME AND ABROAD MIGRANT CRISIS ELIZABETH WARREN JAPANESE WHALING THE US AND CHINA DEFINING A NATION BREXIT BRITAIN Smugglers should face justice New hope for Democrats in 2020 Tokyo’s move is a dangerous political game Challenges to come with trade deals Brexiteers’ philosophies differ widely Wanted: bold leadership for year ahead Daily Mirror Daily Telegraph The Spectator People smugglers proﬁt from desperation and don’t care if the ﬂeeced families they stick in dangerous boats drown. It is these greedy gangs we want tracked, arrested, prosecuted and locked up. (Editorial) Esquire The current problems in our politics began in 1981, when government was the problem, and not the solution. This made Trump inevitable. Whoever is the Democratic nominee is going to have to cope with that history. (Charles P Pierce) New YorkTimes Bloomberg Daily Mail CNN TheScotsman The Times Migrants allegedly ﬂeeing oppression are supposed to seek asylum in the ﬁrst safe country in which they arrive. The reason this country remains their No 1 destination is the same as it ever was. We’re not just perceived as a soft touch, we are a soft touch. (Richard Littlejohn) Warren faces an uphill battle based on gender. Those of us on the left should be attuned to the ways in which another qualiﬁed woman will be attacked for her appearance, her voice, and even a cherrypicking of her record not similarly applied to men in the ﬁeld. (Jill Filipovic) Quote of the day Withdrawing from the whaling commission for short-term political gain is a dangerous move. This is not a Western imposition, but the expression of a universal obligation to manage dwindling resources and protect the planet. (Editorial) The international community must continue to show unity against whaling states and keep up the pressure on them. Japan, Norway and Iceland argue that whaling is an essential part of their history. This is also the case for Dundee, yet the city has moved on. (Jonny Hughes) Beijing’s more regressive and nativist powers are held at bay when the country demonstrates strength, and even bellicosity. The Trump stance could easily trigger a backlash for which the US is ill-prepared. (Anne Stevenson-Yang) 2019 will be a year of pushbacks. Not only against Mr Trump in Congress, but also against China as it turns its Belt and Road plan into a way of subverting Asian partners, against Africa’s self-enriching leaders-for-life, against the reckless use of Russian force. (Editorial) To the Brexiteer, freedom is deﬁned by the boundaries of the nation state. It’s about self-government, and the test of a democracy is not the society you end up voting for, but the process by which you get there. We each have a vote; each vote counts the same as the other. (Tim Stanley) The Guardian Conservative Euroscepticism isn’t a philosophy, it is a complaint. The winning side in the referendum had little hinterland of intellectual inquiry and no programme, no Rights of Man, no Federalist Papers. (Rafael Behr) Brexit was meant to usher in a new age of “global Britain”. But for “declinists”, Britain cannot exist outside a larger entity, however unsuccessful or unrewarding. Theresa May’s Withdrawal Agreement was an extreme expression of this view. (Robert Tombs) The Sun Theresa May’s Government must continue planning for a no-deal Brexit, so that if we are forced into a clean break, Britain will continue to be Great. We want more energy and bold thinking from the Government. The country is crying out for some leadership. (Editorial) LifeInBrief HONEY LANTREE MUSICIAN AND DRUMMER Only when we can believe in our values and put our ideas into practice with gumption can something new arise Angela Merkel The new year message from the German Chancellor There was no shortage of female singers in the 1964 UK pop charts, with Dusty Springﬁeld, Cilla Black, Sandie Shaw, Mary Wells and Dionne Warwick riding high. Women musicians were in shorter supply, which ensured that press and public alike tended to regard Honey Lantree’s presence as drummer on the Honeycombs’ No 1 single “Have I the Right?” as a gimmick. With her beehive hairstyle and high cheekbones, Lantree, who has died aged 75, undoubtedly provided the visual focus of the quintet, which had its origins in Hackney, east London. But, as she and her colleagues found themselves having to explain, she knew her way around the kit. Lantree, also known by her married name of Anne Coxall, reﬂected years later on her role in what was seen as a man’s world: “I didn’t sit there thinking ‘Gosh, I’m doing this and I’m a girl’. It was only when we went to play a gig in Hackney that it suddenly dawned on me, ‘Everyone’s looking at me.’” She was born during the war in Middlesex but moved with her parents to Highams Park on the border with Essex, going on to work as assistant to a hairdresser, Martin Murray, who formed a group called the Sheratons in 1963. Songwriters Ken Howard and Alan Blaikley, seeking an act to record “Have I the Right?”, saw them play the Mildmay Tavern at Newington Green in February 1964 and suggested a change of name to the Honeycombs. Honey, as she was happy to be rebranded, played alongside her elder brother John (bass guitar), while Denis D’Ell was lead singer. In a typically distinctive production by Joe Meek of “Telstar” fame, the Honeycombs recorded “Have I the Right” in Meek’s ﬂat-cum-studio at 304 Holloway Road. Released in June 1964, it made modest progress until the pirate station Radio Caroline began playing it heavily. By August it had scaled the summit and delivered Meek’s fourth chart-topper. As the group toured Britain and Europe and appeared on Top of the Pops, Ready Steady Go! and Thank Your Lucky Stars, certain journalists seemed unwilling to believe Lantree actually performed on the track. In 1965, with the Honeycombs struggling to follow up their debut smash, D’Ell told Record Mirror: “How can it be a gimmick just because we’ve got a girl on drums? Honey plays with us purely and simply because she’s the right drummer for the job.” Lantree protested in 2014: “I played on every single track we ever recorded.” The band split in 1967, having been left behind by changing musical trends. In the 90s, by which time Karen Carpenter, Meg White (White Stripes), Sandy West (Runaways), Debbi Peterson (Bangles) and Gina Schock (Go-Go’s) had followed Lantree’s pioneering role as a female drummer, she participated in a reunion of the “Have I the Right?” line-up but said they “couldn’t do it any more” after D’Ell’s death in 2005. More recently, Lantree was asked whether, if she had her time again, she would do anything differently. “I wish I’d saved the money,” she said, laughing. “I wish I’d been more sensible.” Phil Shaw THE INDEPENDENT Born 28 August 1943 Died 23 December 2018 NEWS 4-31 VOICES 14-18 TV 32-33 IQ 34-41 BUSINESS SPORT 42-43 47-55 i WEDNESDAY 2 JANUARY 2019 15 MyView YasminAlibhai-Brown It’s time to turn the tide If developing countries prospered the migrant crisis would end Greece has sheltered over 750,000 boat people GETTY M en, women and children came over in precarious boats to our shores during the festive season. How unendurable were their lives for them to go on these hazardous journeys? This apparently was a “migrant crisis”. Sajid Javid, the son of a penniless migrant from Pakistan, had to ﬂy back from a luxury holiday and show manly decisiveness, prove he was no soft touch on illegal immigration. He announced two additional boats would be employed to deal with such silent “invaders”. The Army is on standby. BBC broadcasts featured fuming Brits who wanted to gun down the uninvited guests. The tabloids let rip. In a tweet the veteran right-wing journalist Andrew Neil provided useful facts: Greece had sheltered over 750,000 boat people and Italy was dealing with over 150,000 arrivals. Just 220 people had attempted the channel crossing in the past three months, many of them highly educated Iranians. But, as we know, emotions now matter more than truths. Paranoia overcame common decency and good sense. Many of us felt wretched, guilty, sorry and helpless as the latest anti-migrant drama played out. This cannot go on and on. Those dreams of life in the West will only end in nightmares as public hostility intensiﬁes and support for hardright nationalism grows. For the ﬁrst time in my life, and for the sake of those arrivals, I found myself wishing the ﬂows would stop. These movements of the peoples are tragic and unsustainable. Celebrated artist Ai Weiwei writes in a stirring essay: “…70 million refugees have been forced The countries liberated from colonialism need to reﬁnd their lost energy and optimism to leave their homes by war and poverty. Our living environment is constantly being degraded… Armed conﬂicts persist and potential political crises lurk; regional instabilities grow more acute; autocratic regimes brutally impose their will.” None of that is inevitable or God-sent. As the new year began, I tried to imagine a world in which there were no more boat people, and where the skilled and ambitious didn’t rush Westwards to join the brain drain. That requires a massive shift in Western foreign policies and leaders of southern and eastern nations committing to ethical governance. Some people on the left readily blame the US and UK for all the sufferings of those in, say, Iraq, Libya, the Congo and so on. Meanwhile, some people on the right believe that non-white natives are uncivilised, and should be given no sanctuary or sympathy. The two sides need to acknowledge that external as well as internal forces are destabilising nations and causing extreme distress to citizens. There were some extraordinary interventions last week on this issue. First, President Sisi of Egypt urged young Egyptians not to migrate but to make their own country great again. Fat chance of that happening while he imprisons so many and crushes fundamental freedoms. But it was a message I haven’t heard before. Then, Imran Khan implored rich exiles to go back and help develop Pakistan. Most surprising were the words uttered by John Kelly, the departing US chief of staff: “Illegal immigrants, overwhelmingly, are not bad people”. He also stated that the US had a responsibility to help central American countries to thrive and grow and so retain talent. Most humans feel a deep attachment to places where they were born. Giving up that birthright is incredibly painful. During the apartheid years, refugees ﬂed to the UK from South Africa. Most went back after the unjust system ended. Although people face hardships, few now ﬂee to the West. Stable nations do not haemorrhage citizens. Think of Japan, Singapore, Mauritius – currently judged the best governed country in Africa by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation – or Tunisia, which has embraced democracy since the Arab Spring. Compare that to the number of asylum seekers from Iran, Syria, Iraq, Pakistan and Sudan. When colonialism ended, liberated countries felt energised and optimistic. Young people were determined to make their countries dynamic. Corruption and cruel leaders killed those hopes. The developing world needs to rediscover that spirit. Currently, the West beneﬁts from the best talents of, amongst others, Nigeria, Pakistan, Iran, Iraq and Syria. They could return to their old lands. But, not yet, says my Nigerian friend, an architect: “First, give me real democracy, rule of law, openness and opportunity. Let me live as a gay man. Then I will go. Make beautiful buildings and make Nigeria proud”. Such reverse migration would be transformative. The future would be full of possibilities and far fewer desperate souls would take to the seas to make lives in Europe and the UK. Sometimes the unimaginable can happen. I hope it does. Twitter: @y_alibhai 16 @theipaper facebook.com/theipaper email@example.com Please include a contact address with all correspondence @ Your View TWEETS AND EMAILS Cutters are being wasted Parents against school trips We are bringing back cutters from the Aegean, where they are helping in an International effort to deal with a ﬂood of refugees, in an attempt to stem the trickle crossing the Channel. Is this the new, dynamic image of Britain we are trying to project? HERMIONE AINLEY CRICK, NORTHAMPTONSHIRE You report (i, 29 December) that Damian Hinds wants all primary children to have more trips and activities. Today my early spring clean has unearthed a possible source for Mr Hinds’ proposal: “100 Things to do before you grow up”, published by National Geographic in 2014. However, I have two questions: Why not secondary age children as well? And what provision will there be for children whose parents cannot or will not encourage new interests or visit new places? CHRIS JOHNSON BRADFORD United by mediocrity Kevin Garside may well be correct in his analysis of why Manchester United have won their ﬁrst three matches since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s takeover (“Solskjaer puts his ego to one side and gets on with managing”, i, 1 January). But could the main reason be that the opponents were Cardiff, Huddersﬁeld, and Bournemouth? TONY MARTIN GRANGE OVER SANDS, CUMBRIA Bring back ‘Auld Lang Syne’ Monday’s i reports fewer streamings of “Auld Lang Syne” at Hogmanay. If this leads to the death of the bowdlerised version of the ﬁrst verse and chorus belted out without any sense of Robert Burns’ intention, good riddance. Perhaps then we might have a chance of recovering something of the subtlety and depth of the original. ALISTAIR SMEATON CUMBRIA The lost art of handwriting The pleasure of receiving Christmas cards and gifts this year was marred by some examples of poor handwriting. The art of legible writing seems to have been lost by those who increasingly use electronic means for communication. My paperboy thoughtfully slipped a card into my paper but without the clue of a Christmas card, I would have struggled to decipher the message. BRIAN SILLETT BURSCOUGH, LANCASHIRE As n see ! V T on Americanisms are trash Nick Garrod asks (Your View, 1 January) if there is a hidden agenda to Americanise our language. No – the agenda is quite open. The cultural and media establishments jump Fionn Whitehead in ‘Black Mirror: Bandersnatch’ NETFLIX Beware the Bandersnatch on every Americanism going. They think it is “cool” and that they have “gifted” something to us. ROGER JENKING OXFORD Like Nick Garrod, I too was annoyed by the creeping use of the phrase “train station”, until I remembered that we have always referred to “bus stations”, not “road stations”. KEN SMITH We are rubbish Earth guardians I have just seen the images of the Thames Embankment following the New Year celebrations and I am appalled at the amount of rubbish left by the revellers. It is unfortunate that those who were responsible will never be identiﬁed but, as a nation, when these images are viewed around the globe, we will all be accused. Given the recent reporting of rubbish A Pure Cremation is the simple, low-cost alternative to a traditional funeral. We look after the cremation, leaving you free to say goodbye your way. • • Arrange a funeral now Plan a funeral for the future To ﬁnd out more about our aﬀordable pre-payment options or to arrange a Pure Cremation funeral now, visit: purecremation.co.uk/today or chat to our friendly team today: 0808 501 6269 Save 60%* of the cost of a funeral today with Pure Cremation old, and doing well at school. She has health issues but these are dealt with at Scunthorpe and Shefﬁeld and our local GP. 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Given that the Trump administration is pursuing an “America First” agenda, maybe Mr Johnson would like to enlighten us on what is on offer from America before we decide that a free trade deal with the US is better than staying close to our partners of many years in the EU. DAVID BARKER SURBITON, SURREY NHS gives world class childcare Heather Saul’s article (i, 31 December) took me back to when my youngest daughter was born at Scunthorpe hospital. She was born with Down’s syndrome and with ﬂuid on the lung, and spent seven days on the neo-natal intensive care ward. The care she received was world class, from the doctors, nurses, health visitors and local GPs. Beth is now 11 years Josh Barrie’s article (i, 1 January) about Netﬂix’s new interactive ﬁlm Black Mirror: Bandersnatch was excellent. I agree there should be a bigger debate about what “needs” television fulﬁls; not video games in my view. A case of “beware the Bandersnatch”. VALERIE VENABLES SKEGNESS, LINCOLNSHIRE The price rise is right I bought my ﬁrst 65p i yesterday. While no price rise is welcome, it still represents good value, and at least the local hospice will beneﬁt from all those pesky 5p pieces I’ll put in their collection tin on the counter at the local garage. STEVE DREW CORSHAM, WILTSHIRE MORE COMMENT oninews.co.uk Our commitment We take very seriously our responsibility to maintain high editorial standards, and are grateful to readers for pointing out any errors. i adheres to the Independent Press Standards Organisation (Ipso) code of practice. If you wish to complain about our editorial coverage, especially with relation to inaccuracy or intrusion, please write to The Editor, i, 2 Derry Street, London, W8 5TT, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can contact Ipso directly at Gate House, 1 Farringdon Street, London, EC4M 7LG, telephone 0300 123 2220, or by email on email@example.com. IN TOMORROW’S ARTS Sheridan Smith Learning how to clean for her new role and her “massive meltdown” EDUCATION Career opportunities I tried 25 jobs before I was 25 NEWS 4-31 VOICES 14-18 TV 32-33 IQ 34-41 BUSINESS SPORT 42-43 47-55 i WEDNESDAY 2 JANUARY 2019 17 Forget the resolutions, let’s just enjoy the new year SOCIETY Jessica Morgan W alking into someone’s house and seeing “Live, Laugh, Love” on their wall makes me want to gouge my eyeballs out with a fork. And over the years, I have had the same reaction to those who insist on writing “New Year, New Me” captions on their social media posts on the ﬁrst day of a new year. Christmas is over and 2019 is here, which can only mean my Instagram feed is going to be ﬂooded with essays about snazzy bullet journals, vowing to be happy and avoiding f***boys in 2019. Plans to stop procrastinating or to lose weight are often top of the list, as is turning vegan for a month. A new year seems to mean starting a clean slate and becoming someone completely different to who you were a day before. In December, you were a 65-year-old meat-eating monogamous man who enjoys noshing on a chicken and mushroom pie and now, come 1 January, you are a polyamorous, vegan millennial who spends their time wailing “Kumbaya” and doing yoga. Gyms across the country will hum with the sound of schmucks pounding the treadmill in the ﬁrst two weeks until they inevitably turn into a ghost town. Dry January encourages sensible drinkers to “beat” alcohol without the trauma of three-day benders, delirium tremens and drinking White Lightning for breakfast. Instead, these social drinkers report withdrawal symptoms such as fancying a glass of prosecco with the girls or feeling slightly more bored than usual in the pub. For Veganuary, meat-eaters will suddenly give up pigs, cows, chickens and ducks because they have nothing better to do. They will spend 90 per cent of their time policing every Tom, Dick and Harry about their dietary infractions. Meanwhile, smokers will argue to their death that they have given up since 31 December and will spend a whole month saving £11.30 a day Household favourites Take That are due to make a comeback in 2019 GETTY on a pack of Marlboro Lights while picking fag butts off the street in sheer desperation. If I could bet on the amount of times people don’t fulﬁl their new year’s resolution each year, I would be a millionaire living my best life on a yacht in the south of France. I used to be one of these imbeciles. I made resolutions. Often they were big things, such as to stop chasing emotionally unavailable men (smashed this), drinking less alcohol (nailed it) and cutting my sugar intake (I’m on ﬁre). But depriving myself of the things I loved most only made me want them more. Instead, I chose to fulﬁl those I used to be one of those imbeciles who actually made resolutions resolutions when I felt the time was right, whether that be in March or August or November. And in reality, I became a happier person knowing exactly what I wanted. A new year shouldn’t be an excuse to pressure yourself into something you haven’t fully committed to. If you do, you’ve already set yourself up to fail. Whether you believe a new year will encourage you to become a better you, it should also be the time to shower yourself in an abundance of good energy and continue as you are. If you procrastinate, it’s your body’s way of telling you to slow down and rest. If you reach for the bottle, AA always offers breakdown cover. With 2019 already poised to be an exciting year for the UK with Southern Rail’s engineering work in February, Brexit in March, and Take That’s reunion tour in April, what better time to embrace the shoddiness of resolutions and give up everything we’ve ever loved for something worse? So eat that bag of Maltesers, scoop up your emotionally unavailable love interest and sail into a happier, more energetic and boozy new year. THE INDEPENDENT Society, page 26 18 @theipaper facebook.com/theipaper firstname.lastname@example.org Please include a contact address with all correspondence Are decency and graft enough in White House race? UNITED STATES Andrew Buncombe E lizabeth Warren knows a thing or two about hard work. Married at 19, pregnant shortly after, she raised a child while attending law school. She then had a second child, passed the Bar, and was divorced. For a while, she was a single parent; a story she likes to recount. “A turn here, a turn there, and my life might have been very different, too,” the Massachusetts senator wrote in A Fighting Chance, a 2014 memoir she published while considering a 2016 presidential run. That time she decided against it. This time it appears Warren (inset) is in – bidding to become the ﬁrst female president of the United States. In a statement emailed to supporters, the former law professor and treasury adviser to Insurance with bags more Get £50 of Co-op Food vouchers with a new car or home combined policy Ts & Cs apply.* When new customers buy home combined buildings and contents or car insurance directly from Co-op. Offer ends 20/06/19. Car Insurance from as little as Home Insurance nce from as little as 10% of our new customers paid £199 or less Jul 18 - Sep 18. Excludes optional extras. 10% of new customers paid £123 or less for combined buildings and contents policies Jul 18 - Sep 18. 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Promoter: Co-op Insurance, a trading name of CIS General Insurance Limited; registered in England and Wales under company number 29999R. Registered office: CIS Building, Miller Street, Manchester M60 0AL. Barack Obama, announced she had formed an exploratory committee, the ﬁrst formal step in any White House bid. “I’ve spent my career getting to the bottom of why America’s promise works for some families, but others, who work just as hard, slip through the cracks into disaster,” she said. To win, Warren, 69, is going to need all her wits and capacity for hard work. As an academic and a campaigner for consumer protection, including attacking big banks for the 2008 collapse that led to eight million Americans losing their jobs, Warren has been passionate and brave. Earlier this year, she opposed a measure that eased bank regulations imposed in the aftermath of the crisis. “People in this building may forget the devastating impact of the ﬁnancial crisis,” she said. “But the American people have not forgotten.” But the same reasons Warren is loved by many left-leaning Democrats will be likely to make her run very difﬁcult. Four years ago, Bernie Sanders and the progressive wing represented by Warren, were marginalised by the party, which wrapped its arms around the centrism of Hillary Clinton. Now, because of the performance of Sanders and Warren, progressive ideas are in the ascendency, as evidenced by the congressional victories of Alexandria OcasioCortez and Ilhan Omar. In a ﬁeld that may contain as many as two dozen candidates, Warren will not be the only one occupying the progressive lane. Nor will she be a fresh face. If Warren seeks instead to assume the “experience and wisdom” slot, she may ﬁnd it occupied either by Sanders or Joe Biden. While nobody doubts her intelligence or decency, there are questions about her political acumen. President Trump has said he would love to run against her and has mocked her in racist tones ever since she claimed to have Native American ancestry. He offered to pay $1m to charity if she underwent a test, and in a move that backﬁred, she did so. The results showed that it was likely she had some Native ancestry, but Trump seized on a report that claimed, wrongly, that it may have been as little as 1/1,024. The lack of political nous was underscored by the manner and timing of her declaration. If she truly believed in herself, would she have made her announcement in an email, the morning of New Year’s Eve? One hopes Warren does not start 2019 with a hangover. She has a lot to do. THE INDEPENDENT i WAS WRONG like something out of a wartime drama. It was love at ﬁrst sight. We can barely be parted. My gift-giver, a passionate horologist with 17 watches in his own collection, couldn’t understand how I’d got this far in life watch-free. “How do you plan your day without one?” he asked, aghast. “Your life is one big deadline.” The use of my iPhone, and a paper diary, apparently, was not sufﬁcient a response: phone batteries die, and the muckiness of one’s hands at any given time might preclude one from waking up the touchscreen. Plus, it is rude to be constantly checking your phone. There’s none of this with a good wristwatch. Mine is mechanical, and needs winding up every day so, yes, sometimes, it stops, and yes, occasionally, it doesn’t keep perfect time. But I am converted. I wasn’t a watch wearer, and now I am. I have a renewed interest in jewellery shop windows, and in the London Science Museum too, where there’s an excellent horology exhibition that I recommend to all readers. Now, I’m so attached to my watch that I feel I’ve lost half a limb if I ever forget to put it on. Stubborn as a goat – I blame my being a Capricorn – I have rarely been known to change my mind about anything without a ﬁght. But on this, I have to admit, I was wrong. My name is Eleanor Doughty, and I changed my mind about wearing a watch. Guilty. Eleanor Doughty It was time for a change of heart Studies show that it’s very rare for us to change our minds about a deeply held belief. In a new series, i writers reﬂect on their most profound U-turns U ntil the summer of 2018, I was resolutely against wearing a watch. I couldn’t get on board with it – the feeling of having something on my wrist all the time, having a little machine tick-tocking throughout the day. I owned a black plastic Casio, which cost me a few pennies in a charity shop about a decade ago, but I would rarely put it on. I had a phone and usually, I thought, I’d be in a room with a clock. I wasn’t against clocks, only watches. Then I was bought the most perfect wristwatch as a present. A tiny, late 1950s number, small but perfectly formed, it has a crocodile strap, a dinky, delicate face and just two hands. Best of all, its tick sounds Twitter: @brushingboots NEWS NEWS 4-31 Ray Sawyer, a singer with Dr Hook and The Medicine Show, has died at the age of 81, his family said yesterday. The musician (inset) was famous for the black eye patch he wore after losing his eye in a car accident. The 1970s band, later known as just Dr Hook, were best known HEALTH Glasgow plague ‘was spread by humans, not rats’ community believed rats were to blame. But using historical records, a team at the University of Oslo in Norway has managed to reconstruct the plague’s likely transmission networks in 1900. The scientists found that an unusually high number of secondary plague infections occurred between members of the same household, suggesting that body lice or human ﬂeas also spread the disease. “Given the absence of evidence for plague in the rat population and the observed case pattern, the bubonic plague outbreak in Glasgow is likely to be the result of human-to-human transmission,” they write in the journal Royal Society Open Science. Dr Clifford Williamson, a history lecturer at Bath Spa University, called the ﬁndings “fascinating” and said: “At this moment [in history], all of the attention was on rats. There was only passing interest in the role of ﬂeas.” The Glasgow outbreak was part of what was titled the “third pandemic” of bubonic plague, with other areas including China, Hong Kong and Australia also affected. SCIENCE Space drill to tackle Antarctic ice By David Woode A drill originally developed to smash through rocks on Mars will be deployed to Antarctica in the hope it will help scientists understand the history of Earth’s changing climate. A team of engineers from Glasgow University will travel with a smaller yet “sophisticated” drill to the South Pole, where it will be sent through the lower gravity environment, similar BUSINESS SPORT 42-43 47-55 By Laura Harding ANDREW MILLIGAN/PA One of the last signiﬁcant outbreaks of bubonic plague recorded in the UK was probably spread by humans and not rats, as was previously thought. The outbreak in Glasgow in August 1900 was relatively small, with only about 36 known cases and 16 deaths, but it caused widespread panic. Throughout history, rats have been held largely to blame for spreading bubonic plague – an infection of the lymphatic system that usually results from the bite of an infected rat ﬂea, Xenopsylla cheopis. But experts say that their research now suggests that human-to-human transmission was much more common, and that historical outbreaks need to be reassessed. In 1900, officials in Scotland’s second city sent out teams of rat catchers to target the suspected cause of the spread, as well as taking other measures such as suspending funeral wakes in case human contact was responsible. There were also calls for a mass disinfection of trams, ferries and even the coins in people’s pockets because of the perceived risk of contagion. At the time, most of the medical IQ 34-41 i WEDNESDAY 2 JANUARY 2019 19 Dr Hook’s Ray Sawyer dies aged 81 Interactive light installations, ﬁre performances, puppetry, sculptures and animated projections depicting the signs of the zodiac added some new-year magic to a Scottish park. Visitors enjoyed a projection of Libra at the annual Fire & Light: Cosmic Fortunes show at the Helix in Falkirk. SCOTLAND EDITOR TV 32-33 PEOPLE An illuminating start to 2019 By Chris Green VOICES 14-18 to the Red Planet. The mission to the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) gets under way tomorrow. Scientists say they plan to test the effectiveness of their drill technology for a “new, more terrestrial purpose” and recover rock samples from the bottom of the ice sheet for analysis. Dr Patrick Harkness, who leads the drill team, said: “It could allow us to validate our climate models with much greater conﬁdence.” for their No 1 song “When You’re In Love With A Beautiful Woman”. Though primarily a backing vocalist and occasional percussionist on congas or maracas, Sawyer sang the lead on their hit “The Cover of Rolling Stone”. 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Thames Valley Police’s roads unit shared footage of the car (inset) on social media and reminded motorists that they should “move across” if the left-hand lane is empty. Numbers of casualties in crashes caused by slow drivers rose by a third between 2016 and 2017 – to 175 injuries and two deaths, according to the Department for Transport. The AA said the rise could partly be attributed to elderly drivers, the “vast majority” of whom drive locally and stick to set routes but tend to drive slowly on motorways. Driving below the speed limit can result in motorists being punished for careless driving, which usually carries a £100 ﬁne and three penalty points. If a case goes to court, the maximum penalty is £5,000, up to nine points and disqualiﬁcation. NEWS 4-31 VOICES 14-18 TV 32-33 IQ 34-41 BUSINESS SPORT 42-43 47-55 i WEDNESDAY 2 JANUARY 2019 21 UNITED STATES Rubbish and human waste piles up in parks By Ellen Knickmeyer and Jocelyn Gecker Human faeces, overﬂowing rubbish, illegal off-roading and other damaging behaviour in fragile areas are beginning to overwhelm some of America’s iconic national parks after a partial government shutdown left the areas open to visitors but with few staff on duty. Yesterday, Yosemite National Park in California’s Sierra Nevada mountains was forced to close its minimally supervised camping grounds and public areas “It’s a free-for-all,” said Dakota Snider, 24, who lives and works in Yosemite Valley. “It’s heartbreaking. There is more trash and human waste and disregard for the rules than I’ve seen in my four years here.” The 10th day of the partial shut- Can Democrats break the stalemate? Nearly two weeks into the partial shutdown, Democrats in the House of Representatives have released a plan to re-open the government without approving funding for Donald Trump’s proposed wall along the border with Mexico. The President struggled to ﬁnd leverage to break the stalemate before his Republican Party’s monopoly on Washington ended. On Monday, Democrats in the House unveiled two bills to fund shuttered agencies and put thousands of federal workers back on the job. They plan to pass them as soon as Congress convenes tomorrow. Whether down, during which hundreds of thousands of federal employees have been temporarily laid off, has left many parks barely supervised. Yet Donald Trump’s administration has opted to keep the parks open. John Garder, the senior budget director of the National Parks Con- servation Association, said: “We are afraid that we are going to start seeing signiﬁcant damage to the natural resources in parks, and potentially to historic and other cultural artefacts. We are concerned that there will be impacts to visitors’ safety. It’s really a nightmare scenario.” the Republican-led Senate, under Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (left), will consider the bills – or if Mr Trump will sign either into law – is unclear. Even if only symbolic, the passage of the bills in the House would put fresh pressure on the President. Park authorities have to close any area where rubbish or other problems threaten health and safety, or wildlife. Jeremy Barnum, a spokesman for the national parks service, said: “At the superintendent’s discretion, parks may close grounds/areas with sensitive natural, cultural, his- FRANCE Dashing through the desert US and Israel quit United Nations cultural body over ‘bias’ Rival robot jockeys kick up a sand storm as they charge neck-to-neck through the desert on their camels. The tin riders raced in the Liwa 2019 Moreeb Dune Festival in the Liwa desert, 150 miles (250km) west of Abu Dhabi. Human jockeys were banned from taking part in camel racing in the emirate following claims of human rights abuses. GETTY By Thomas Adamson IN PARIS America and Israel have officially left the United Nations Educational, Scientiﬁc and Cultural Organisation (Unesco). It marked the end of a process triggered more than a year ago amid concerns that the organisation fosters anti-Israel bias. The withdrawal, which came into effect at midnight on New Year’s Eve, is mainly procedural yet is a blow to Unesco, which was co-founded by the US after the Second World War. Donald Trump’s administration ﬁled a notice to withdraw in October 2017 and the Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, followed suit. The Paris-based organisation has been condemned for criticising Israel’s occupation of East Jerusalem, naming ancient Jewish sites as Palestinian heritage sites and granting full membership to Palestine in 2011. The US has demanded “fundamental reform” in the agency that is best known for its World Heritage programme to protect cultural sites and traditions. Unesco also works to improve education for girls, promote understanding of the Holocaust’s horrors and defend media freedom. The withdrawals will not greatly affect Unesco financially, since it has been dealing with a reduction in funding since 2011 when both Israel and the US stopped payments after Palestine was voted in as a member state. Ofﬁcials estimate that the US – which accounted for around 22 per cent of the total budget – has accrued $600m (£471m) in unpaid dues. Israel owes an estimated $10m. The US has pulled out of Unesco before. Ronald Reagan’s administration did so in 1984 because it viewed the agency as mismanaged, corrupt and used to advance Soviet interests. America then rejoined in 2003. AP toric, or archaeological resources vulnerable to destruction, looting or other damage that cannot be adequately protected by the excepted law enforcement staff that remain on duty.” At Yosemite, crowds of people have driven in to take advantage of free entry, with only a few rangers working and a limited number of toilets open. Visitors have allowed dogs to run free in areas rich with bears and other wildlife. They have also scattered bags of rubbish along roads. “You’re looking at Yosemite Falls and in front of you are plastic bottles and trash bags,” said Mr Barnum. Today, Joshua Tree National Park in California will become the latest casualty of the shutdown. It will close its camping grounds at noon because of health concerns over its near-capacity pit toilets. ITALY Venice introduces €10 tourist tax to cut crowds By Eleanor Ross If Venice or Japan are on your holiday wish list this year, they are going to cost you a little more than you bargained for. Venice is to begin charging daytrippers €10 (£9) to enter the city, in an effort to reduce the chronic overcrowding that has for years blighted the medieval port in northern Italy. The Italian parliament approved the tax, which will be set at a different amount depending on the time of year. Venetian landmarks such as St Mark’s Square are frequently swamped with visitors who have arrived by bus, plane, train or cruise ship. Luigi Brugnaro, the city’s mayor, said: “The arrival tax is now law. We will establish a balanced and shared regulation that protects those who live, study and work in the territory.” Visitors already pay a city tax if they stay overnight, but the new charge will be applied to one-off entries. It was unclear yesterday how the fee will be collected, and whether it will be levied on train or ferry tickets or at terminals. Venetian residents have held protests against the tourism industry, saying that an inﬂux of 30 million visitors every year has ruined their way More than 30 million people a year ﬂock to see the sights of Venice of life. Discussions are also expected this year on whether Venice should be placed on the endangered heritage sites list. It is not the ﬁrst time that Venice has tried to reduce visitor numbers – last summer, gates were installed at entry points to St Mark’s Square and the Rialto Bridge. Meanwhile, a new departure tax in Japan comes into force this week. Any traveller, whether Japanese or not, will have to pay a Y1,000 (£7.16) departure levy if leaving the country by boat or plane. Children under the age of two and people who depart within 24 hours of arrival will be exempt. 22 NEWS Panorama Around the world in 10 stories JAPAN Man arrested after minibus hits revellers By Yuro Kageyama IN TOKYO A man has been arrested after a minibus ploughed into pedestrians who had gathered for New Year festivities in Tokyo, injuring eight people. Police said they had taken a SPAIN Two migrants on way to Europe caught hiding in mattresses By Justin Laughton IN MADRID man in his 20s into custody but did not identify him. They said he was suspected of trying to kill people by driving through a street that was closed to trafﬁc. TV footage showed a small van with its entire front end smashed and ofﬁcers and ambulance workers rushing to the scene in Takeshita Dori, a road well known to tourists and fans of pop culture that runs by Meiji Shrine in the city’s Shibuya ward. Every New Year’s Eve, the train that serves Harajuku station runs all night for revellers who want to visit the shrine. AP THAILAND HONG KONG Date for king’s coronation set Protesters call for full freedom Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn will have his ofﬁcial coronation on 4 May. He succeeded his father, King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who died at age 88 after reigning for seven decades, in 2016. The royal palace said coronation ceremonies for King Vajiralongkorn, 66, would be held from 4 to 6 May, with a public appearance on the last day. Bhumibol’s coronation, held almost four years after he was named king, took place in 1950 on 5 May, a date that is now a public holiday. Thousands of demonstrators marched in Hong Kong yesterday to demand full democracy, fundamental rights, and even independence from China in the face of what many see as a marked clampdown by the Communist Party on local freedoms. Over the past year, countries including Britain and the US have expressed concerns about a number of incidents they say have undermined conﬁdence in Hong Kong’s freedoms and autonomy under Chinese rule. “It was a very bad year... The rule of law in Hong Kong is falling backwards,” said Jimmy Sham, one of the organisers of the protest. AP Two African migrants trying to reach Europe were caught attempting to cross the border into Spain’s North African enclave of Melilla by hiding inside a pair of mattresses. A video shot on a mobile phone of the move went viral in Spain and showed members of the Civil Guard taking two mattresses off the top of a van and cutting them open to reveal two young men inside. Ofﬁcers said that the incident occurred at a border crossing from Mo- Tokyo A big bus ﬁlled with pictures of bright ﬂowers and painted pink is parked in the centre of Tokyo. The bus is in Shibuya Park and it stands out as darkness falls on the Japanese capital. Around the bus are three pink tents and inside there’s tea, hot food, and comic books. There are also daily essentials, including menstrual products, toothbrushes, and condoms, which women can take for free. The bus, called Tsubomi Café, is for women and girls who feel afraid to be on the streets in the dark, or who live in abusive homes. “In Japan, people who approach those girls on the street are men trying to recruit them for sex businesses or pay them for sex, or sometimes police ofﬁcers who want to take them into custody based on the assumption they are some kind of delinquent,” said Yumeno Nito, 29, who heads Colabo, a Tokyo-based organisation that runs the free scheme. “We wanted to offer them a new alternative by creating a place where they can connect with adults who genuinely want to support them, and feel safe.” One of Japan’s biggest societal problems is sexual exploitation of young girls. Joshi kosei agencies that set men up with high-school girls are a problem, but there are signs that this is improving. Eleanor Ross A video of the two men being cut out of the mattresses went viral the United Nations refugee agency. Following crackdowns on immigration by Italy and other countries, Spain has become the preferred route to Europe for migrants and their traffickers, who often pack them into boats unﬁt for open waters. The UN said that more than 62,000 migrants arrived in Spain in 2018 after making the trip across the Mediterranean Sea, while another 6,723 came over land. AP Blooms with a view Visitors smell ﬂowers at a tulip festival in the Vietnamese capital, Hanoi, yesterday. More than 180,000 blooms were displayed on the outskirts of the city to celebrate 45 years of relations between Vietnam and the Netherlands. The show was a replica of the Keukenhof ﬂower garden in the Dutch town of Lisse. AFP BRAZIL Trump fan Bolsonaro sworn in as far-right President Jair Bolsonaro, a former army captain once mocked for his far-right political views and constant use of expletives, was sworn in as Brazil’s President yesterday. A fan of his US counterpart Don- ald Trump, the 63-year-old congressman rose to power on an anti-corruption and pro-gun agenda that has energised Brazilian conservatives and hardright supporters, after four consecutive presidential election wins by the DRC AUSTRIA FRANCE Internet shut down after poll First same-sex marriage held Fairground ride fault traps eight The Democratic Republic of Congo’s government suspended internet and text-messaging services for a second day yesterday as voters awaited the ﬁrst results from the weekend’s chaotic presidential election. A government adviser said the services were cut after “ﬁctitious results” began circulating. Many Congolese were unable to vote because of an Ebola outbreak and conﬂict. REUTERS Two Austrian women are the first same-sex couple to ofﬁcially tie the knot in the predominantly Catholic country, following years of legal challenges from gay rights groups. Nicole Kopaunik and Daniela Paier, both 37, got married in a ceremony at Velden, in southern Austria, shortly after midnight yesterday. The couple were engaged for four years. Austria’s constitutional court ruled in 2017 that same-sex couples should have the right to marry. AP Three adults and ﬁve teenagers who were trapped on a broken fairground ride for more than eight hours were rescued by helicopter early yesterday. The revellers, one as young as 13, climbed aboard the 171ft (52m) Bomber Maxxx in Rennes. But a new part broke and ﬁre crews’ ladders were too short to rescue the group. “We saw sparks, heard a big metal noise and feared the worst,” a witness said. AP By Keelan Dodson IN BRASILIA Postcard From... rocco to Melilla, one of two Spanish cities on the North African coast. The two migrants told police they each paid €4,500 (£4,093) to a human trafficker to attempt the crossing. The driver of the van fled on foot when agents asked to inspect his cargo. The two men were taken to a migrant holding centre. Separately, Spain’s maritime rescue service said that its ships saved 111 migrants trying to cross the Strait of Gibraltar or nearby waters. More than 2,200 migrants died trying to reach Europe across the Mediterranean Sea in 2018, according to left-leaning Workers’ Party. Mr Bolsonaro (pictured with his wife Michelle) is the latest of several far-right leaders around the world who have come to power by riding waves of anger at the establishment. He has vowed to upset the status quo. AP NEWS 4-31 VOICES 14-18 TV 32-33 IQ 34-41 BUSINESS SPORT 42-43 47-55 INDONESIA Fifteen killed as village is engulfed by landslide during new year party By Eleanor Ross i WEDNESDAY 2 JANUARY 2019 23 AFGHANISTAN US troops’ exit could spark refugee crisis By Rupam Jain IN KABUL A landslide that hit a village during New Year’s Eve celebrations killed at least 15 people, with 20 more still missing yesterday. People were buried beneath tons of mud that engulfed the hillside village of Sirnaresmi in the west of Java, Indonesia. The landslide plunged down surrounding hills just before sunset and buried 30 houses. Sixty people who lost their homes were forced to move to a temporary shelter, said Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, a spokesman for Indonesia’s National Disaster Mitigation Agency. Authorities struggled to take heavy equipment over washed-out roads after torrential rains sent mud and rocks crashing on to hamlets. Hundreds of police, soldiers and residents dug through the debris with their bare hands, or used shovels and hoes in the heavy rain. Four people, including a baby, were taken to hospital but the infant later died of its injuries. Made Oka Astawa, of the National Search and Rescue Agency, said Rescuers search for victims in the village of Sirnaresmi on the island of Java yesterday AP that six bodies had been found buried under four metres (13ft) of mud after two excavators managed to reach the area. Seasonal rains and high tides in recent days have caused dozens of landslides and widespread ﬂooding across much of Indonesia’s 17,000 is- lands, where millions of people live in mountainous areas or near fertile ﬂoodplains close to rivers. The country has experienced a series of natural disasters. On 22 December, the Anak Krakatau volcano in the Sunda Strait erupted and partially collapsed into the sea, causing a tsunami that killed at least 437 people on the islands of Java and Sumatra. Sixteen people are still missing and more than 33,700 residents have been displaced. On Sunday, a tornado struck Cirebon in western Java, killing one and damaging 165 houses. Afghanistan’s neighbours must prepare for the risk that a withdrawl of American troops could send hundreds of thousands of refugees ﬂeeing across their borders, diplomats warned yesterday. A senior Asian official based in Kabul said: “The situation can turn from bad to worse very quickly.” A White House spokesman said last week that President Donald Trump had not issued orders to the Pentagon to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan, but the administration has not denied reports that it plans to pull out almost half of the 14,000-strong force that is currently deployed. Pakistan, which has an 870-mile (1,400km) frontier with Afghanistan, is preparing for a fresh inﬂux of refugees. “Camps will be set up near the border… Afghans will not be allowed to set up illegal homes in Pakistan,” said an ofﬁcial. Afghanistan is the world’s second-biggest source of refugees after Syria, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. REUTERS RUSSIA Little miracle: baby is found alive 35 hours after explosion By Polina Devitt IN MOSCOW A baby was found alive yesterday after he spent 35 hours buried in the rubble of a block of flats that partially collapsed following an explosion. Emergency workers said that the boy’s survival, in subzero temperatures in the Russian city of Magnitogorsk, was “like a miracle”. At least seven people were killed when the blast, thought to have been caused by a gas leak, damaged 48 apartments in a 10-storey building in the industrial city on New Year’s Eve. Another 36 people were still missing yesterday. Video footage from the local emergency ministry showed a One-minute Wijuko How to play Place 1 – 9 once in the grid, obeying the sums between pairs of squares A frantic search was launched after a rescue worker heard the 11-month-old infant crying GETTY UNITED STATES Military ‘sorry’ for bomb tweet By David Connett 17 12 9 7 8 5 8 Solution: minurl.co.uk/i rescue worker removing the baby from the wreckage and wrapping him in a blanket before running to a nearby ambulance. The fact that the 11-month-old infant was lying in bed and was well wrapped up probably saved his life, emergency crews said. The child was found with a head injury and serious frostbite. Last night, the temperature in Magnitogorsk, about 1,050 miles (1,700km) east of Moscow in the Ural Mountains, had fallen to –17°C. The baby was found when a rescuer heard him crying and “a largescale operation was organised”, Interfax news agency reported. His removal was difficult because of unstable debris which posed risks for rescuers. “Hundreds of people were waiting for the appearance of the injured child from under the rubble like a miracle,” an ofﬁcial said. The military body which oversees America’s nuclear arsenal has apologised for a social media post in which it said it was ready to “drop something much, much bigger” than New York’s Times Square ball. The message, posted on New Year’s Eve, was accompanied by a video showing a B-2 bomber dropping weapons. The New Year ball drop on top of a New York skyscraper in Times Square traditionally marks the start of the new year in America. US Strategic Command later deleted the message, saying it was “in poor taste”, and replaced it with an apology. The incident sparked widespread outrage. The former head of the US Ofﬁce of Government Ethics, Walter Shaub, said: “What kind of maniacs are running this country?” #ONENORTH Be part of the debate… Bringing together key politicians, business leaders, media and thought provoking influencers, The Great Northern Conference & Dinner, will be a must attend event for those that want to be part of the discussion and influence the direction that the region takes in years to come. For more information or to book your place, visit greatnorthernpowerhouse.co.uk Book by 11th January for our Early Bird Ticket Offer Tuesday 26th February 2019 New Dock Hall, Leeds 24 In Saturday’s NEWS WELLBEING Tom Kerridge on losing weight ‘It’s still a battle every day. I feel guilty if I eat something bad’ Why dry doesn’t have to be dull... For those giving up booze for January, boredom can knock you off course. Annie Grace explains how to beat it I GET UP TO £CA1SH0AD,0VA0NC0E * LOOKING FOR A QUICK MOVE? We can buy your house in as little as 7 days Guaranteed Sale No Hassle No Fees Quick Sale f drinking is a big part of your life but you are trying to go without alcohol for Dry January, you might ﬁnd more time on your hands than you expected. That is a great thing. Yet you might feel a bit bored. This is one of the main reasons why people go back to drinking. The common belief among regular drinkers is that alcohol relieves their boredom and makes boring people easier to tolerate. There is a lot of implied guilt and blame involved. We might deﬁne boredom as a disinterest in the world around us or even in our own thoughts. It’s like saying our lives are not enough for us. That being alive is not enough; we need something else. We brush off boredom as a trivial thing that we should be able to simply snap out of, but researchers are ﬁnding that it is not trivial at all, and there are some fascinating connections between boredom and addiction to substances such as alcohol. When we are young, we are taught to feel guilty about being bored. I remember my dad telling me that boredom did not exist and it was all in my head. Some parents say: “Only boring people get bored” or “If you’re bored, I’ll give you something to do!” (Of course, that thing is always unpleasant, like cleaning your room or taking out the rubbish.) We feel bad or embarrassed that we are bored, so we seek out ways to change our state of mind. Some people eat. Some people mindlessly scan social media. And many of us reach for a drink. For a short time, alcohol numbs the boredom and the guilt that we feel about being bored in the ﬁrst place. It’s not surprising that people who are easily bored are more prone to addiction. Teenagers who report being easily bored are 50 per cent more likely to try drinking, illegal drugs or smoking. Think back for a moment. How did you handle boredom before you started drinking? It’s important to understand that boredom isn’t always a bad thing. I read a study where doctors put participants inside an MRI machine. When they reported feeling bored, there was a 5 per cent drop in their overall brain activity. But there were huge increases in activity in certain areas, speciﬁcally the parts of the brain that recall autobiographical facts, the part that seeks self-knowledge, and the creative centre where hypothetical situations are invented. All those creative parts of the brain were much more active, even though the overall activity was lower. Boredom may well be responsible for all the great works of art and literature, your favourite movies, and technological innovations. Albert Einstein was a notoriously bored person. Legend has it that his famous theory of relativity came about when he was particularly bored in an algebra class and was imagining that he could escape by being faster than a beam of light. Of course, beyond a certain point, boredom becomes unhealthy. Studies show that when people are bored too long, they can actually go insane. When you’re drunk, you aren’t capable of feeling boredom because you’ve numbed your senses and emotions. Boredom is your brain telling you it needs to be stimulated. So think of some ways to do that. My favourite ways to relieve boredom involve activities where I’m striving to reach a goal. DRINK What to sup when you’ve given up the hard stuff Rated Call us FREE for a same day cash offer 0800 031 9011 On Feefo.co m ears Buying houses for 77 years *On exchange of contracts HarryRoseHomes.co.uk From cava to pale ale, spirits to craft beer, there are plenty of non-alcoholic options. By Liz Connor Adnams Ghost Ship Alcohol-Free Beer ( £11.99, 8 x 50cl, Adnams) Fans say that the Suffolk-based brewery’s 0.5 per cent alcoholfree beer (inset) has the same satisfying taste as its classic Ghost Ship Pale Ale, and a popular, citrusy proﬁle. Freixenet 0 per cent Alcohol-Free Sparkling Rosé (£5, Tesco, in-store only) The Spanish cava brand Freixenet is tapping into Britons’ thirst for rosé all year round with its blend of moscato and tempranillo grapes. It offers fragrant ﬂavours of wild berries, ﬂorals and tropical fruits, and pairs well with light appetisers. NEWS 4-31 VOICES 14-18 TV 32-33 IQ 34-41 BUSINESS SPORT 42-43 47-55 i WEDNESDAY 2 JANUARY 2019 25 HEALTH Brighter future for first UK patient to have new surgery Amy Lyons tells Catherine Scott how bladder treatment transformed her life A Heading out into the great outdoors is the perfect way to banish the booze-free blues VISIT BRITAIN Since my husband and I started taekwondo, we’re always working to improve our skills and move from white belt through the coloured belts; eventually we hope to earn our black belts. Maybe you want to write a novel and you can check off the chapters as they’re completed. Even something as simple as walking can give you a sense of achievement. Try a GPS app to track your daily miles as you walk the distance it would take to make it to Rome. Celebrate with a big Italian dinner party when you reach virtual Rome. When you’re drunk, everything feels the same. Whether you’re eating a nice dinner, you’re at a concert, or you’re home watching TV, it’s all the same numb, fuzzy feeling. Every single experience you have feels exactly the same. After I gave up drinking, I saw that life has so much variety to Nirvana Brewery’s selection of low- and alcohol-free craft beers (£2.29 to £2.49, 33cl, EeBria) The East London company distinguishes itself by being the UK’s only brewery dedicated to low- and alcohol-free craft beers. Try its Kosmic (0 per cent) – a lovely, wellbalanced creamy stout, which is as full-bodied as you would expect and has chocolate and vanilla notes. The 0.5 per cent Sutra is a classic IPA with light amber hues and ﬂoral ﬂavours. It is a classic beer that you really can consume all day long and yet still manage to keep a clear head. offer, and we need all our senses intact in order to experience it. When we take the time to appreciate it, life without alcohol is the opposite of boring. And what about the belief that drinking makes other people more interesting? My answer to that is to ask why you’re with those people in the ﬁrst place. I certainly understand needing to be at a business or networking function where you don’t want to be. And I did my fair share of drinking to deal with people I had no interest in. But when I did that, I robbed myself of the ability to form true connections with people who might be worth getting to know if I gave them a chance. When you drink to make someone else more interesting, you’re the one getting cheated. You’re poisoning yourself just so you can be around someone you don’t want to be around in Seedlip Garden 108 (£27.99, 70cl, seedlipdrinks.com) We are deﬁnitely giving Seedlip Garden 108 the green light. This green and ﬂoral blend of six copper-pot distillates includes handpicked peas and hay from founder Ben Branson’s family farm in Lincolnshire, plus a healthy dose of traditional herbs, such as spearmint, rosemary and thyme. Create a Garden Sour cocktail by adding apple and lemon juice, cider vinegar, sprigs of rosemary and thyme plus sugar and egg white (full recipe on seedlipdrinks.com). the ﬁrst place. I’ve found that if I pay attention, I can usually ﬁnd something worth knowing about everyone. And if I really can’t stand someone, I can politely excuse myself and go ﬁnd someone else to talk to. While it’s true that alcohol does temporarily relieve boredom by slowing down your brain, it also numbs your ability to appreciate the things that bring you joy. Given what you now know about the creative centres in your brain lighting up during periods of boredom, are you more likely to put up with those uncomfortable emotions to see what’s on the other side? Imagine what might emerge. This is an edited excerpt from ‘The Alcohol Experiment: 30 Days To Take Control, Cut Down Or Give Up For Good’ by Annie Grace (£12.99, HQ) Borrago No 47 Paloma Blend (£19.95, 50cl, Master of Malt) Beautiful on the outside and inside, Borrago is a blend of six botanicals – some secret – and others such as cardamom which gives a mouthwatering nose and rosemary for depth and texture. It is citrusy and spicy, and you can pour it over ice, top it with tonic, garnish it with a slice of orange and you have a “pretend gin”. Eisberg Sauvignon Blanc (£3.50, Tesco) The fresh, aromatic ﬂavours of Eisberg Sauvignon Blanc Alcohol Free align beautifully in a refreshing elderﬂower iced cocktail with ginger ale and a twist of clementine, served with a sprig of rosemary. my Lyons is looking forward to the new year for the ﬁrst time in ages. The 22-year-old from Leeds had become virtually a prisoner in her own home after her bladder failed and she suffered incontinence, meaning she even had to give up her university degree course. But after becoming the ﬁrst patient in the UK, outside of trials, to beneﬁt from a new form of surgery earlier this year, she is now rebuilding her life. Amy received a new generation of urological implant, a “sacral nerve stimulator” which controls her bladder, in an operation that has had life-changing results. Today she says she feels “fully ﬁxed”. It’s been a harrowing journey for Amy. It would be a difﬁcult condition for anyone to deal with, but particularly so for a young person. “My grandma has bladder problems, but not someone in their early 20s. It is embarrassing and as a result people just don’t talk about it,” says Amy, who is speaking out to try to break this stigma. She was just seven when she started suffering repeated water infections. “I just thought it was part of my life and I have to deal with it.” But when Amy was 19 her bladder stopped working completely. She had been feeling unwell with fever and back pain for a few weeks. She eventually went to A&E where she was diagnosed with a kidney infection and urinary tract infection which led to sepsis. “I probably left it a bit late to seek help,” admits Amy. She spent three weeks in St James’s Hospital, by which time her kidneys started to fail and her stomach started to swell with urine. “It got so bad people thought I was pregnant. I was begging for nurses to catheterise me to remove urine from my bladder. I hadn’t passed water for three days,” says Amy. She was taught to self-catheterise and had to repeat this up to 10 times a day. But it had started to take its toll on her psychologically and once home she developed agoraphobia. She didn’t leave the house for months and felt deeply embarrassed about her condition, having no control over her bladder despite self-catheterising. “I was so worried that I would leak or worse, especially during lectures as I knew people just wouldn’t understand, and so I gave up uni and went back to live at home. I was taking up to 40 tablets a day, mostly I was taking up to 40 tablets a day. I was at my lowest and thought this was how I was going to be for life Amy Lyons was the ﬁrst non-trial patient in the UK to have the sacral nerve stimulator ﬁtted Innovative implant Amy’s miniaturised implant is placed below the skin in her lower back area. Similar to a pacemaker in the heart, it sends mild pulses to the sacral nerve to restore normal bladder activity. Remote-controlled and rechargeable via a wireless system, it only needs replacing every 15 years, as opposed to ﬁve years for traditional implants. It is designed to treat both urinary and bowel dysfunction, including an overactive bladder, which as many as one in three people suffer from, and urinary retention. painkillers. I was at my lowest point and thought this was how I was going to be for the rest of my life.” Her mother had private healthcare and Amy was referred to see Neil Harris, consultant urological surgeon, at Spire Leeds Hospital. Tests revealed that her bladder was not contracting and had completely failed and Mr Harris recommended the stimulator made by the Californian company Axonics. Mr Harris explains: “The main advantages are that it is the ﬁrst rechargeable technology designed to last 15 years in the body, it is smaller, and the programming software is more advanced than earlier devices.” Amy received the implant in April and noticed the beneﬁts immediately. She now hopes to return to her English and linguistics studies at York University once her other health problems are sorted. “This device has really given me my conﬁdence back and everything now feels more achievable. It has really been life-changing. Finally, I can look forward to the future.” 26 NEWS SOCIETY ‘We won’t let Peterloo be forgotten’ The massacre of peaceful protesters 200 years ago ought to be better known. Dean Kirby finds out how it’s being marked in Manchester and beyond T he sun shone down from a cloudless sky on the morning of 16 August 1819 – the darkest day in British political history. It was still shining when, later that day, government troops charged into a crowd of 60,000 peaceful pro-democracy and anti-poverty protesters demanding reform of the parliamentary system. An estimated 18 people died and nearly 700 were injured in the massacre at St Peter’s Fields, which was later nicknamed Peterloo in mock irony after the Battle of Waterloo. The victims included a two-year-old boy, William Fildes, who was crushed by the cavalry after he was knocked from his mother’s arms, and an old Waterloo veteran, John Lees, who was slashed by the cavalry’s sabres. But while Peterloo marked a hugely signiﬁcant moment in the ﬁght for universal suffrage and has been dubbed “Britain’s Tiananmen Square”, it has been largely forgotten beyond Manchester. That will change this year when Mancunians mark the 200th anniversary of the massacre with a series of events to remember those who died and return Peterloo to its rightful place in the nation’s consciousness. People on the other side of the Atlantic will also learn about the massacre through the release in the US this spring of Mike Leigh’s ﬁlm Peterloo, while the director has called for the story to be taught in British schools. Dr Shirin Hirsch, a historian at Manchester Metropolitan University and the Manchesterbased People’s History Museum, the national museum of democracy, says it is high time for Peterloo to shake off the shackles of historical amnesia. “Peterloo was a landmark event in the struggle for universal suffrage, but many in Britain have not been A massacre at the hands of the British state does not ﬁt neatly with a curriculum based on ‘British values’ taught the history of the massacre and even in Manchester it is far from widely known,” she says. “We all have ingrained into our memory from childhood the marriages of Henry VIII, but a massacre at the hands of the British state does not ﬁt so neatly with a curriculum based on the promotion of ‘British values’.” Mancunians began to demand a more respectful remembrance of Peterloo in 2007 after a blue plaque erected on the neighbouring former Free Trade Hall, now a ﬁve-star hotel, referred only to the crowd’s “dispersal” by the military. Through public pressure, it was replaced with a red plaque that told how the peaceful rally was “attacked by armed cavalry”. In 2009, on the 190th anniversary, a group of six family members and friends walked to the city centre from Middleton, a town to the north of Manchester that was home to the radical poet Samuel Bamford, in memory of local people who had been present at Peterloo. The march has now grown into a huge annual event with walkers setting off at daybreak from each of the towns represented at St Peter’s Fields, with some wearing replicas of the protesters’ red liberty caps that were inspired by French revolutionaries. In recent years, Maxine Peake, who recited all 37 verses of Percy Bysshe Shelley’s Peterloo poem “The Masque of Anarchy” at the 2013 Manchester International Festival, has read out the names of the dead as the marchers converge on the site of the massacre. The march became so popular last year that no advertising was done amid concerns that stewards would have to be deployed. The highlight of this year’s events will be the unveiling of a permanent SOCIETY New year, new resolution? Maybe not this time… Be realistic about what you hope to achieve – even if you fail, you’ll still learn something. By Niellah Arboine I t’s true that I like a challenge, and what better way to push myself than at the start of the new year, with a wholly ridiculous batch of resolutions. At university one year, I decided I would practise yoga every day for the following 12 months, without ever having tried yoga before. And last year, I promised myself I’d go bouldering every Thursday… indeﬁnitely. For the last two years, I’ve attempted a plant-based diet for the month of January, knowing I love cheese more than most things in life. Every year when making my new year’s resolutions, I set memorial designed by Turner Prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller. It will stand close to the Manchester Central Convention Centre, where the Conservatives will hold their annual conference six weeks later. The design is of a landscaped “hill” myself up for failure. But this year, I’m feeling positive. Yes, my resolutions never go quite to plan, but they have taught me a wealth of new, sometimes pointless, skills. Needless to say, they haven’t all worked out. The ﬁrst time I tried “Veganuary”, I managed 27 days before I failed. All it took was one inebriated encounter with a margherita pizza to put paid to that. But I was too hard on myself, more upset about the four days that I didn’t succeed than proud that someone with a lactose addiction could go for 27 days without cheese. Though I failed at Veganuary the ﬁrst time around, I tried it again the next year, and went made out of concentric steps, forming a gathering place and a platform for public speaking. The names of the protesters’ towns and villages will be carved in stone, alongside the names of the dead. Deller has said the memorial NEWS 4-31 VOICES 14-18 TV 32-33 IQ 34-41 BUSINESS SPORT 42-43 47-55 i WEDNESDAY 2 JANUARY 2019 27 ENVIRONMENT The vegan team with the greenest football ground Forest Green Rovers is a club with a difference, as Tom Bawden discovers W Turning point: A still from Mike Leigh’s ﬁlm; George Cruikshank’s contemporary illustration (below left) GETTY should be for public use – “not just something to admire”. Peterloo will also be remembered in a series of events led by the Manchester Histories Festival, including exhibitions, workshops and school activities at the People’s History Museum, exploring dissent from 1819 to the present day. “Manchester, the birthplace of the suffragettes, co-operative movement and the TUC, has always been a politically motivated city,” says Sheona Southern, the managing director at Marketing Manchester. “It’s important that we mark this signiﬁcant part of our city’s heritage.” The immediate effect of Peterloo was a crackdown on reform. The government declared its support for the actions taken by the cavalry in the “preservation of public peace” and instructed the police and courts to go after journalists who had covered the massacre. The radical orator Henry Hunt, who had been due to address the What started out as a group of six family and friends has grown in the past 10 years meeting, and eight others were charged with sedition. But the reformers’ demands, apart from a request for annual parliaments, were eventually met. In 1832, following the Great Reform Act, Manchester became a parliamentary borough and elected its ﬁrst two MPs. The Corn Laws, which were blamed for making bread unaffordable in the depression that followed the Napoleonic Wars, were ﬁnally repealed in 1846. Anyone visiting Manchester for the anniversary will ﬁnd a city, with its skyscrapers, bars and burgeoning café culture, that is remarkably different from what it was even 20 years ago. It is a city which has been invested with devolved powers from cluelessly sustaining myself with Linda McCartney sausages and nuts, to becoming a pretty good vegan cook. For me, beginning a new year is about learning from the mistakes of the previous year, and gaining new skills that might be useful in the year to come. Yes, I have ﬂopped at every resolution I’ve ever made, but at least I can now make tofu – and it actually tastes nice. I can also do two types of headstand, and I’m getting pretty nifty at the overhangs when I go climbing. I didn’t keep up the yoga every day, but I practised it daily for the ﬁrst few months, and it made me feel stronger and happier. I don’t go from Westminster, but where there is widespread public concern about austerity cuts, homelessness and a perceived failure by Whitehall to invest in transport. It’s a city where, come rain or sunshine, people will continue to strive for their rights. Martin Gittins, a member of the Peterloo Memorial Campaign, was among the original marchers who set off from Middleton to Manchester in 2009. “What started out as a group of six family and friends has grown in the past 10 years,” he says. “The events of 16 August 1819 are often referred to as a major turning point in British history,” he adds. “What I personally prefer to remember is that people did not give up, or back down in the face of increased opposition. “We are truly indebted to the sacriﬁce of those people and must never forget their resolve in the face of the backlash that was so severely inﬂicted on them.” climbing as often as I’d like, but I go when I can. Being realistic in my expectations is where I really fail each year. Daily challenges, massive changes to my diet and my physical activity can’t just happen overnight. Instead of trying to cram my new year’s challenges into one month, I’ve worked them into my lifestyle. A new year symbolises change and growth, and that will always come with some mistakes. Now I’ve learnt to stop being so hard on myself for coming up short on new challenges and instead I’m focusing on all the wonderful skills I’ve learnt along the way. THE INDEPENDENT hen Forest Green Rovers (FGR) became the smallest football club ever to be promoted into the football league in May 2017, local radio presenter Bob Hunt offered this commentary: “Cheltenham, Swindon, Newport. You are going to eat hummus next season, because Forest Green Rovers are in the football league.” His words, on BBC Radio Gloucestershire, became part of local folklore and are inscribed in pride of place at the grounds of the club, near the picturesque town of Nailsworth – population 6,000. The ground is home to a team staking a pretty convincing claim to be the world’s greenest sports club. The Green Devils, as the League Two side are known, are the sole UK club to serve only vegan food and drink; players are encouraged to cut animal products from their diets away from the grounds as well. Even the pitch is vegan. “A lot of organic fertilisers contain animal matter – blood and bone, turkey and chicken litter, cow manure. Seaweed is the driving force behind my feeds,” head groundsman Adam Witchell tells i. He is helped by a grass-mowing robot that charges its batteries from the ground’s solar panels. In July, FGR became the ﬁrst professional sports club in the world to be certiﬁed as carbon neutral. It generates much of its energy from solar panels on the stadium roof and takes the rest from Stroud-based Ecotricity, the renewable electricity producer founded by the club’s owner, Dale Vince. Something of Vegan food is served at the club and players are encouraged to cut out animal products from their diets an eco-warrior, he took the team over in 2010 as it ran into ﬁnancial difﬁculties and has transformed it into a green champion. “I hadn’t thought of becoming a vegan at all but one game about two years ago I was stood in the queue waiting for some food and was reading some signs about the impact of dairy and meat and I decided to give it a try,” said Chris Latham, an FGR fan from Dursley. “And I’ve never looked back. My asthma has almost completely gone.” FGR striker Reuben Reid has also seen changes since he went plant-only last year. “Normally, after a Saturday game, I wouldn’t want to train again till Tuesday or Wednesday. Now I’m ready to go and train again on Monday. My sleep’s better – and all round, I just feel like a better human being,” he said. The big beasts are also starting to take note. Executives from Wembley came by recently to ﬁnd out how they can be greener – a visit that has already set in motion a collaboration with FGR head chef Jade Crawford to develop a vegan pie for the world’s most famous stadium. Not everybody is a fan, however. Andrew Jenkins, the 81-year-old Carlisle United chairman and owner of the meat-heavy Pioneer Foods catering group, wrote about his “strange” visit to Forest Green in a match programme shortly after the two sides clashed in 2018. “I couldn’t pull myself together to sample the food on offer,” he admitted. Still, even in these quarters, Forest Green could be said to be making progress. When Carlisle hosted FGR the next time they played, the club offered a vegan option for ﬁrst time – both in the boardroom and in the club’s Foxy’s restaurant. It is unclear what Mr Jenkins chose to eat, however. Adam Witchell with the grass-mowing robot that runs on solar power 28 NEWS 2 19 PREVIEW OF THE YEAR From space exploration to the origins of our species, our thirst for knowledge will be further satisfied in 2019 with a host of projects and expeditions SCIENCE Plastic Scientists will be working furiously to ﬁnd out more about the effect of plastic on our health. With plastic waste now at the centre of our environmental concerns – and with numerous studies demonstrating just how pervasive it has become – the race is on to gauge its impact on human health. In particular, scientists want to ﬁnd out whether the tiny fragments we breathe in from our living room furniture, or consume in our ﬁsh, pass straight through our systems without causing any problems. Or do some linger in our bodies, or leach out dangerous chemicals that can cause a range of diseases? Cannabis The ﬁrst results from a series of studies by Canadian researchers into the health beneﬁts and genetics of cannabis plants should start emerging after the country legalised it for all uses in October 2018. The ﬁndings will be of interest in the UK, which recently legalised cannabis for medicinal purposes – but with strict safeguards, making it extremely hard to access. Gene editing Gene editing – and the possibility of designer babies – will continue to take centre stage in science this year after a Chinese scientist, He Jiankui, caught everyone by surprise in November, when he claimed to have created the world’s SPACE Space exploration and potential tourism has come on in leaps and bounds in recent years thanks to the aspirations of private enterprises SpaceX and Blue Origin, alongside the more established endeavours of Nasa. 2019 is set to expand our knowledge of the sky’s horizons even further following a series of major launches and missions. Yesterday, Nasa’s New Horizons spacecraft passed by the furthest object in our solar system ever visited by Earth’s spacecraft, more than three years after it passed Pluto. The mysterious icy asteroid, known as Ultima Thule, is estimated to be about 2o miles long and 12 ﬁrst genetically modiﬁed babies, twin girls. Researchers hope to conﬁrm the claims and will try to uncover any potential side effects of the process. They will also work to ensure that any future efforts to edit heritable human DNA – such as that found in eggs, sperm or embryos – happen in a responsible and regulated way. Polar projects In January, US and UK researchers will begin their largest joint mission to Antarctica in more than 70 years. The aim of the ﬁve-year project is to understand whether the remote and seemingly unstable Thwaites Glacier will start to collapse in the next few decades. Canadian researchers are studying the health beneﬁts of cannabis miles wide, and the craft is expected to map its surface composition and surrounding environment. China reportedly launched its exploratory lunar campaign Chang’e 4 on 7 December, expected to land on the “dark side” of the Moon (the side which cannot be observed from Earth) later this momth. Details are hazy, but the lander is expected to conduct experiments on whether plants could grow in the Moon’s gravity. January is also set to be a busy month for SpaceX, the aerospace ﬁrm founded by Elon Musk (inset), which plans to launch its Crew Dragon spaceship – designed and built for Nasa – on 17 January. A partial solar Human origins More fossils illuminating the origins of ancient hominin species could emerge from islands in South East Asia – a region of intense interest since archaeologists discovered a human-like ‘hobbit’ species on the Indonesian island of Flores in 2003. According to the journal Nature, digs now in progress could reveal more about the ﬁrst human inhabitants of the Philippine island of Luzon, including whether their isolation led to a diminutive stature, similar to what seems to have occurred on Flores. Climate change This year, the ﬁrst experiments could take place to try to understand how the planet might be artiﬁcially cooled using a practice called solar geoengineering. Scientists behind the Stratospheric Controlled Perturbation Experiment (SCoPEx) hope to spray 100-gram plumes of chalklike particles into the stratosphere to observe how they disperse. Such particles could eventually cool the planet by reﬂecting some of the Sun’s rays back into space. Geoengineering sceptics worry that the practice could have unintended consequences and distract from efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The US-led SCoPEx team is awaiting the go-ahead from an independent advisory committee. A joint mission to the Antarctic by UK and US researchers aims to determine whether the vulnerable Thwaites Glacier is in danger of collapsing in the next few decades GETTY Tom Bawden eclipse will take place on 6 January, blocking light over North East Asia. A total lunar eclipse is expected to take place between 20 and 21 January, and will be most visible to those in North and South America. Israeli organisation SpaceIL is due to launch a lunar lander from one of SpaceX’s rockets in February, with the aim of landing on the Moon between March and April. If successful, it would make Israel the fourth country to achieve a landing. SpaceX is scheduled to launch two rockets to deploy satellites in the ﬁrst half of the year, followed by a second Crew Dragon launch with astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken. Rhiannon Williams Nasa’s ‘New Horizons’ is breaking new ground NEWS 4-31 VOICES 14-18 TV 32-33 IQ 34-41 T BUSINESS SPORT 42-43 47-55 i WEDNESDAY 2 JANUARY 2019 29 TECHNOLOGY echnology is one industry that never stands still and all signs point to 2019 being among the busiest yet, with 14.2 billion connected devices estimated to be in use throughout it, according to analyst Gartner. One of the year’s most signiﬁcant launches will be the widespread introduction of 5G wireless networks, following years of tests and wild speculation. Vodafone and EE are among the UK carriers making aggressive claims over their capacity to lead the roll out of the next generation of mobile connectivity, which promises download speeds up to 1,000 times faster than the current 4G. Smartphone manufacturers are eager to jump on the 5G bandwagon, and Samsung and LG are expected to be among the ﬁrst big names to launch handsets capable of taking advantage of the new speeds. LG is reported to have been working on a 5G-enabled version of its G7 ThinQ handset, while Samsung is expected to show off a new 5G Galaxy S10 with a ﬁngerprint reader embedded in its display in the coming weeks. Elsewhere, Samsung’s foldable phone, rumoured to be called the Galaxy X, is also due for release early in the new year, featuring a screen on both the outer ‘cover’ and inner ‘pages’ of the device. Whether foldable phones are something the public embraces or not remains to be seen, but it’s an interesting effort from Samsung to mark a departure from generic handset design. The other biggest phone launch of the year will belong to the South LG is working on a 5G-enabled version of its G7 ThinQ handset Korean ﬁrm’s biggest rival, Apple. The next iPhone is likely to be announced in September, and may be accompanied by a redesigned version of the company’s wireless AirPods headphones, the muchdelayed AirPower charging mat and a second generation HomePod speaker. Apple is also widely expected to make notable announcements connected to its TV and ﬁlm offerings in the ﬁrst three months of the year – namely a longrumoured TV, music and news streaming platform. Tesla is developing a Model Y electric car to be launched in March 2019, though the ﬁrm has a tendency to miss deadlines. Reports also point to Facebook working on a camera designed to turn a TV in to a larger version of its Portal video calling devices, though given the reputational battering Facebook has had in 2018, don’t be too surprised if this one never makes it to our homes. TRUMP E urope has been struggling with the challenge posed by nationalist populism over the past three years, and 2019 will test whether mainstream politics is able to defend its liberal democratic model. While none of the big European countries – France, Germany, Italy and Britain – have scheduled elections, the European Parliament elections in May will be a barometer of sentiment across 27 countries. Their results will determine a slew of top EU jobs. They will also be the ﬁrst since 1979 in which British voters have no say: barring a dramatic change of heart, Britain will leave the EU on 30 March. Emmanuel Macron’s victory in the 2017 French presidential EUROPE elections was a centrist ﬁghtback. Last year, the Italian elections led to a populist government gathering both the left and right fringes. With Germany’s Angela Merkel (inset) now on her way out, Mr Macron will be the centrists’ ﬁgurehead, not just in May’s elections, but in the battle of ideas for the future of Europe. His most visible opponent will be Matteo Salvini, leader of Italy’s far-right League party and the country’s interior minister. Other’s will be Hungary’s autocratic prime minister, Viktor Orbán, and Jaroslaw Kaczynski, who is the power behind Poland’s hardline conservative government. All are pulling their countries further from the European ideal. While the insurgent, antiestablishment forces will not win a majority in the European elections, they could create real damage to the centrist, pro-European forces, which include the centre-right conservatives, the centre-left socialists, the liberals and the greens. If the next ﬁve years are anything like the past ﬁve, then the choices for the EU’s top posts need to be made very carefully. Leo Cendrowicz Americans were shockingly divided last year but in 2019 they are likely to become even more polarised. The raging political forces unleashed with the 2016 election of President Donald Trump have driven a wedge across the country – into red and blue states, urban and rural communities, white and non-white – with ever less in common, and ever more rancour between them. These ruptures will widen. Mr Trump will keep raging against his enemies – the Democrats, the media, the environment, almost every other country – and do so in crude and unusual ways. In the wake of last year’s midterm elections, when the Democrats thunderously took back control of the House of Representatives, 2019 will present the ﬁrst major congressional challenges to Trump. The Democrats have already blocked his plans to fund a border wall with Mexico. Though they are not expected to pass signiﬁcant legislation, they will be able to showcase their competence compared to the White House. Some Democrats will be tempted to launch impeachment proceedings against Trump, alleging a litany of constitutional “high crimes and misdemeanours”. But any such initiative, which needs a two-thirds majority, would ﬂounder in the Senate where Republicans retain control. The Democrats would risk appearing to play politics. They can, however, harry Trump with congressional investigations into various aspects of his ﬁnancial affairs and business dealings – and issue subpoenas against him. Trump will resist them all the way. These probes will overlap with special prosecutor Robert Mueller’s own investigation into whether Trump’s 2016 election campaign colluded with Russia. Mr Mueller has already secured numerous confessions and convictions from Trump’s entourage. PREVIEW OF THE YEAR CONTINUES OVERLEAF 30 NEWS Leisure and pleasure By Siobhán Norton The world of wellness veered from the ridiculous to the dangerous in 2018, from Gwyneth Paltrow’s yoni eggs (which you wear in your, erm, yoni to “increase sexual energy”) to Kardashian-promoted appetite suppressant lollipops. But while wellbeing might have reached peak silliness, it appears that the $4.2trn (£3.7trn) global market shows no signs of slowing. And there is some actual science among the chatter, with companies increasingly harnessing technology and biometrics to enhance our lifestyles. A “clean eating” backlash in 2018 saw us return to a more sensible way of eating, seeking balance rather than cutting out whole food groups. And it’s out with the gimmicky charcoal and turmeric lattes: in 2019 people will get their health boost from good, old-fashioned local ingredients that you can see, recognise and add to a recipe without needing a second mortgage. But some trends aren’t going anywhere, not least “protein boosts” in everything from chocolate bars to soft drinks. Gut health is big news too, with probiotic drinks such as kombucha in trendy cafés, and even down the pub. The plant-based movement is showing no signs of slowing, with more people going vegan for ethical, health or environmental reasons. The global meat-substitute industry is predicted to be worth $5.2bn by 2020 and, with supermarkets stocking everything from pulled jackfruit to “bleeding” plant burgers, it’s never been easier to be green. In the ﬁtness world, your local gym may well be dusting off its lonely rowing machine, as the exercise gains popularity. Boutique studios such as Engine Room in London have developed high-octane classes based around rowing machines. “The rower uses 85 per cent of the body and is a fantastic, low-impact machine, offering people a solution to getting extremely ﬁt without the impact and damage than can be caused by pounding the treadmill,” says founder Chris Heron. The “go hard or go home” mentality has dominated ﬁtness over the past few years, with highintensity classes, Crossﬁt and hot yoga bringing out the competitive side in us. But 2019 will see more focus placed on “prehab”, where people are exercising with longevity in mind, with more focus on form and function to prevent injuries over time and keeping us limber and mobile as we age. Meghan Markle may be leading in the maternity style stakes, but it’s Harry who the wellness pack has its eye on. In addition to his wedding band, he has been spotted wearing an Oura ring, a sophisticated new ﬁtness tracker that can measure everything from calorie burn to REM sleep. With trackers in the guise of watches, pendants and brooches already in fashion, sales of the £368 ring are now surging too. Medicinal cannabis dominated the headlines in 2018, with battles for it to be made legal and available on the NHS for people with conditions such as epilepsy and multiple sclerosis. Meanwhile, legal, non-psychoactive CBD oil is starting to pop up in health food shops, and is even available over the counter in Superdrug. While human studies into the compound are limited, advocates of CBD say it helps to improve mood, sleep and digestion. Expect to see more of it in health drinks and even beauty products over the coming year. WELLNESS The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are a wellness power couple PA Eat your greens If you thought you heard the word “vegan” a lot in 2018, prepare yourself for a plant-based utopia this year as the meat-free lifestyle goes mainstream. With increasing reports about the acceleration of climate change, the devastating effects of industrialscale ﬁshing and how our lifestyle choices impact the environment, food is only going to go one way in 2019 and that’s more sustainable. The good news is that it’s going to be easier than ever to be environmentally conscious in your diet, as meat and ﬁsh substitutes become better and more widely available (lab-grown ﬁsh is the next big thing) and more vegan and veggie options get on the menu at mainstream restaurants. (Even KFC!) 2019 will also see us further question the provenance and ingredients of all our food. That means it’s not just goodbye to palm oil (although, really, why are people still using palm oil?) – some restaurants have even questioned how brunch staple avocado impacts the environment. Millennials, buckle up. Environmentalism won’t just mean what you buy, but also what it comes in. While the big supermarkets have pledged to be largely plastic-free by 2025, independent shops nationally have proved it can be achieved much sooner. From reusable coffee cups to tote bags and Tupperware, the only downside is we’ll all be carting around kitchen utensils like packhorses. As for ﬂavours, food is about to get sour and fermented – which is a lot more appealing than it sounds. Think Korean-inspired dishes clashing the sweetness of dried shrimp with the sharpness of vinegar (see iQ, page 34). And, as YouGov estimates the food delivery sector will grow by as much as £1bn in 2019, our obsession with takeaway will not be abated by our environmental concerns. Back to the future 2018 was the year that we ﬁnally sat up and saw the potentially devastating effect technology could have on civilisation and our personal lives. Will we ﬁnally do something about it in 2019? Actually, we will most likely see tech creep even deeper into our lives, by attaching itself to our bodies and NEWS 4-31 VOICES 14-18 TV 32-33 IQ 34-41 BUSINESS SPORT 42-43 47-55 i WEDNESDAY 2 JANUARY 2019 31 FASHION R FEMINISM Last year was dubbed “the year of the woman” and in many ways, it was. Women stood up and said Time’s Up on sexism, the centenary of millions of women securing the vote was celebrated widely with statues and rallies and Ireland voted overwhelmingly to repeal the Eighth Amendment. But while much was done a lot remains to be achieved and 2019 will be all about forcing action – from workplace equality to pay transparency and inclusivity, as trans and non-binary rights become a key feminist focus and women of Bame backgrounds receive larger platforms. Movements like #MeToo will seek to develop beyond their initial intention and lead to tangible and direct change. So don’t discard your placard quite yet. emember when you couldn’t swing a cat for all the millennial pink that was cropping up all over the high street? Well prepare yourself for 2019’s version of that with Pantone’s colour of the year: coral. Already massive on the beauty scene on lips, cheeks and eyes, coral is coming out of your gran’s bathroom and onto your clothes, so stock up early. Come summer, coral will transform into pops of orange – the cheerful shade was seen all over the spring/summer 2019 runways on everything from shirts to suits, most notably by street style leader Balenciaga. And yes, the women’s trouser suit is going nowhere, but this year it’s less about the pastel pink and more about bright bold colours. Think Working Girl meets Piet Mondrian. For those less inclined to dress like a fruit punch, trusty camel tones seen at Burberry and Max Mara will also be in for spring. Phew. Now a wedding guest favourite, the trusty jumpsuit has developed into a straight-leg style on Stella McCartney’s spring/summer catwalk with combat pockets, as boilersuits make a case for the Rosie the Riveter aesthetic. Urban Outﬁtters’ pink version has already proven a hit. Fabric-wise, neoprene will be everywhere, as seen on the catwalks at Calvin Klein and Sportmax, and lace and crochet will move out of the winter sphere for a spring makeover thanks to Victoria Beckham, Erdem and Chloé. Sustainability will hit the fashion Toned-down option: Burberry’s camel shades for spring/summer 2019 GETTY world, too, as concerns over the use of fur ﬁnally lead designers to seek out more ethical options and high street stores are forced to respond to claims they aren’t doing enough to reduce waste and tackle the consequences of fast fashion. Expect to see recycling initiatives, more vintage clothes stocked in high street stores and a rise in eco-friendly brands and product lines like H&M Conscious and Monki Cares. As we begin to tire of social media inﬂuencers, prepare for the rise of the nano-inﬂuencer: normal people with normal followings who brands will send free items to, exchanging freebies for promotion. Is this the end of being able to trust anyone on social? Blinkers on, people. THE INDEPENDENT BEAUTY letting itself into our houses. Smart homes will see the beginnings of a Matrix-like future that proves too good for our hectic lives to resist. Amazon already offers the ability to sync Alexa with our doorbells, microwaves, hoovers, televisions and lightbulbs, and Google’s new Home Hub, which can be personalised to show you the news and your favourite recipes, TV, and music, can also hold longer conversations and memorise your choices. Locksmiths are even getting involved, with Yale offering digital locks to allow supermarkets like Ocado to let themselves into our homes and unpack our shopping while we’re at work. Convenient or creepy? We’ll let you decide. The new year will also see the ﬁrst driverless car crossing of Edinburgh’s Forth Bridge. While proven to be safe, it could take us a while to get on board with the concept. An affair to remember The rise of dating apps seemed to grant permission for a lot of creeps to crawl out of the proverbial woodwork only to slide straight into our DMs. And for 2019 we’re saying “thank you, next” to all of them. Features that curtail ghosting and other downright rude behaviours will become mainstays of dating apps, while platforms like Hinge will see us eschew the superﬁciality of matching based purely on beard length and “smizing” (smiling with your eyes) ability as in-depth proﬁles become more preferable. Technology will help our love lives in other ways, too. Amazon’s Alexa and Google Home are beginning to predict sexual chemistry in potential matches, saving us a lot of time and effort. For those already in relationships, these apps will let us know if things are heading south. Brutal, but oddly appealing. THE INDEPENDENT Harriet Hall Just as with food, the world of beauty is about to get as greenﬁngered as your local gardener. Expect to see plastic-free beauty shifting the way we buy and use products in the beauty sector next year, as consumers seek sustainability over reputability with eco-friendly brands like Lush leading the way (its packagingfree foundation and concealer are already a hit). Get ready to see more independent brands come to the fore and existing brands re-evaluate their packaging. Just as our food will ferment, so skincare will too. Packed with good bacteria, fermented skincare is known for having a similar effect on your skin as kombucha on your gut. Think a nice belly rub for your face. Anyone else become obsessed with jade rollers in 2018? We did, and if you haven’t got on board with the surprisingly therapeutic practice, now’s the time. Facial massage is about to transform your beauty routine. Massaging your serum or moisturiser in with these tools can have multiple beneﬁts, such as greater skin penetration, ﬁrming and even acne reduction. Entire salons are opening up dedicated to the concept. Face Gym offers a “non-invasive facial workout” and focuses on tools and massage Expect eco-friendly brands like Lush to thrive over products to create lifting and ﬁrming results. At home, this will translate into a boom in electronic skincare, from light therapy masks to Nuface electronic pulsing. If it’s good enough for Madonna… When it comes to the rest of the body, we’re all getting a little tired of the conventional gym, so expect to see alternative exercise classes in the form of Ninja Warrior (yes, really), to Flykick and even on-demand cardio – exercise classes that we can live-stream from the comfort of our living room without having to even leave the house. Ideal for fairweather January ﬁtness fans. We’ll deﬁnitely be joining in that one. THE INDEPENDENT Television Wednesday 2 January CRITIC’S CHOICE GERARD GILBERT PICK OF THE DAY === 8.30pm, BBC2 Who better to conduct a series of experiments on 30 pairs of identical twins than doctors Xand and Chris van Tulleken? As other researchers have realised, their matching DNA makes twins perfect for testing various theories, starting with diet versus exercise in losing weight, planning versus cramming for retaining information, and whether meditation or bellowing out obscenities is a better form of pain relief. Obviously, the volunteers cannot be subjected to ice-cold water baths and having the soles of their feet tattooed, so while Xand (far left) emits Shakespearean oaths, Chris comes over all Zen-like – with intriguing results. 8pm, BBC2 The celebrity chef meets Chris and Kerry, who have not cooked a meal at home in 15 years, Kerridge is also pleasantly surprised to ﬁnd carrots in another couple’s fridge, only to be told that they are for the pet guinea pigs. Over the next six weeks, the chef plans to help eight families to ditch their convenience-food habits, starting with easy recipes such as sausages and mash, and a red pepper pasta sauce. The Twinstitute Tom Kerridge’s Fresh Start === Luther 9pm, BBC1 “Please don’t pretend you’re not pleased to see me.” Yes, Ruth Wilson returns as Alice Morgan, the presumed-dead polymath, and it’s not just Idris Elba’s titular detective who’s pleased to see her, because last night’s opening episode was a bit of a slog without her. Needless to say, her return is diverting Luther from the case in hand, the suicidal stalker with the LED-light hoodie. Except that Luther’s new police partner, Halliday, is convinced that the body in the morgue isn’t that of the killer. === Nile: Earth’s Great Rivers 9pm, BBC2 The second of these beautifully photographed ﬂuvial travelogues. 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Gold (S). 7.10 Emmerdale (S). 8.00 Coronation Street (S). 9.00 The Ellen DeGeneres Show (S). 9.55 FILM: Liar Liar (Tom Shadyac 1997) Comedy, starring Jim Carrey (S). 11.35 Emmerdale (S). 12.35 Coronation Street (S). 1.40 The Ellen DeGeneres Show (S). 2.30 The Jeremy Kyle Show (S). 3.35 The Jeremy Kyle Show (S). 4.45 The Jeremy Kyle Show (S). 5.50 You’ve Been Framed! Gold (S). 6.20 FILM: Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (George Lucas 1999) Sciﬁ prequel (S). 7.05 FILM: Taxi (Tim Story 2004) Comedy adventure remake, starring Queen Latifah (S). 9.00 FILM: Die Hard 4.0 (Len Wiseman 2007) Action thriller sequel, starring Bruce Willis (S). 9.00 FILM: Pitch Perfect (Jason Moore 2012) Comedy, starring Anna Kendrick (S). 11.35 FILM: The Lobster (Yorgos Lanthimos 2015) Sci-ﬁ comedy drama, starring Colin Farrell (S). 11.15 Family Guy Joe and Quagmire are suspicious of Peter’s new friend Mahmoud (S). 11.40 Family Guy (S). 2.05 FILM: Our Idiot Brother (Jesse Peretz 2011) Comedy, starring Paul Rudd (S). 4.00 Close 12.10 Family Guy (S). 12.40 Family Guy (S). 1.10 American Dad! (S). 1.35 American Dad! (S). 2.05 The Cleveland Show (S). 2.30 Teleshopping 10.30 Murder In Soho: Who Killed Freddie Mills? (S). 12.00 Shirley Bassey At The BBC (S). 1.00 Synth & Beyond With Stephen Morris And Gillian Gilbert (S). 2.00 Sicily: Wonder Of The Mediterranean (S). NEWS 4-31 1993 siege at the Mount Carmel Ranch near Waco, Texas, home to an apocalyptic cult led by David Koresh. A drifter with a traumatic childhood behind him, Koresh claimed to have had a Damascene conversion that certainly left him with an impressive knowledge of the Bible – enough to convince the survivors we meet here that he was indeed the Messiah. FILM CHOICE LAURENCE PHELAN === The Truth About Vegans: Channel 4 Dispatches 10pm, Channel 4 Militant veganism sounds like a contradiction in terms, but Morland Sanders meets farmers fearing more direct action than just sharing nut roast recipes. Veganism is rising in popularity, but why do some activists resort to such extreme tactics? VOICES 14-18 TV 32-33 IQ 34-41 FILM OF THE DAY === 6pm, Sky Cinema Musicals (Gene Kelly, Stanley Donen, 1952) Kelly stars in this graceful and clever insider comedy about Hollywood’s awkward adjustment to the arrival of the talkies in the 1920s: he plays a silent-movie idol who falls for the vocal stand-in (Debbie Reynolds, left with Kelly) his studio turns to when the public don’t take to the voice of his onscreen co-star (Jean Hagen). It’s the Technicolor MGM musical in which the song-and-dance routines are most ingeniously and deftly integrated into the narrative. And what sublime routines they are! Even people who don’t like old-fashioned musicals will like this one – it’s cheery, fresh, funny, romantic and just jumping-in-puddles joyous. 11.35pm, Film4 (Yorgos Lanthimos, 2015) This deadpan absurdist social satire is set in an unnamed society that insists on pair-bonding, and has an array of cruel and unusual punishments and incentives in place for the non-compliant. Colin Farrell stars. Singin’ In The Rain The Lobster === Our Idiot Brother 2.05am, Film4 (Jesse Peretz, 2011) A comedy distinguished by its total lack of cynicism or contrivance, starring Paul Rudd as an amiable, puppyish slacker bringing a kind of necessary chaos to the lives of each of his sisters (Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel, Emily Mortimer). Radio BBC Radio 1 6.00 Royal Stories (S). 6.25 Goodbye Mr Chips (S). 8.30 Goodnight Mister Tom (S). 10.35 Agatha Christie’s Marple (S). 12.40 The Royal (S). 1.40 Heartbeat (S). 2.40 Classic Coronation Street (S). 3.15 Classic Coronation Street (S). 3.50 Midsomer Murders (S). 5.55 Heartbeat (S). 6.00 Hollyoaks (S). 6.55 Hollyoaks (S). 8.00 Melissa & Joey (S). 8.30 Melissa & Joey (S). 9.00 The Goldbergs (S). 9.30 The Goldbergs (S). 10.00 The Big Bang Theory (S). 10.30 The Big Bang Theory (S). 11.00 Brooklyn NineNine (S). 11.30 Brooklyn Nine-Nine (S). 12.00 Young Sheldon (S). 12.30 Young Sheldon (S). 1.00 The Big Bang Theory (S). 1.30 The Big Bang Theory (S). 2.00 Melissa & Joey (S). 2.30 Melissa & Joey (S). 3.00 Brooklyn Nine-Nine (S). 3.30 Brooklyn Nine-Nine (S). 4.00 The Goldbergs (S). 4.30 The Goldbergs (S). 5.00 Young Sheldon (S). 5.30 Young Sheldon (S). 8.55 Food Unwrapped (S). 9.30 A Place In The Sun: Winter Sun (S). 10.35 A Place In The Sun: Winter Sun (S). 11.35 Four In A Bed (S). 12.05 Four In A Bed (S). 12.35 Four In A Bed (S). 1.10 Four In A Bed (S). 1.40 Four In A Bed (S). 2.10 Come Dine With Me (S). 2.40 Come Dine With Me (S). 3.15 Come Dine With Me (S). 3.45 Come Dine With Me (S). 4.20 Come Dine With Me (S). 4.55 A Place In The Sun: Winter Sun (S). 5.55 The Supervet (S). 6.00 Futurama (R) (S). 6.30 Futurama (R) (S). 7.00 Futurama (R) (S). 7.30 Futurama (R) (S). 8.00 Modern Family (R) (S). 8.30 Modern Family (R) (S). 9.00 The Simpsons (R) (S). 9.30 The Simpsons (R) (S). 10.00 Snake Boss (R) (S). 10.30 Snake Boss (R) (S). 11.00 Big Beasts: Last Of The Giants (R) (S). 12.00 NCIS: Los Angeles (R) (S). 1.00 Hawaii Five-0 (R) (S). 2.00 Hawaii Five-0 (R) (S). 3.00 S.W.A.T (R) (S). 4.00 Modern Family (R) (S). 4.30 Modern Family (R) (S). 5.00 The Simpsons (R) (S). 5.30 The Simpsons (R) (S). 6.00 The British (R) (S). 7.00 The Guest Wing (R) (S). 8.00 Storm City (R) (S). 9.00 The West Wing (R) (S). 10.00 The West Wing (R) (S). 11.00 House (R) (S). 12.00 House (R) (S). 1.00 Without A Trace (R) (S). 2.00 Blue Bloods (R) (S). 3.00 The West Wing (R) (S). 4.00 The West Wing (R) (S). 5.00 House (R) (S). 6.00 The Big Bang Theory (S). 6.30 The Big Bang Theory (S). 6.55 The Supervet A nurse’s cat is rushed into the surgery after being poisoned (S). 6.00 Futurama Fry unleashes an acid-spewing monster on the world (S). 6.30 The Simpsons (R) (S). 6.00 House A teenager’s life hangs in the balance (R) (S). 7.00 The Simpsons Homer and Marge have a trial separation (R) (S). 7.30 The Simpsons (R) (S). 7.00 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation The team catches a man burying a body (R) (S). 8.00 The Simpsons (R). 8.30 The Simpsons Homer offers to donate a kidney to Grampa (R) (S). 8.00 Blue Bloods Eddie goes on her ﬁrst undercover operation (R) (S). 9.00 FILM: Forrest Gump (Robert Zemeckis 1994) Oscar-winning comedy drama, starring Tom Hanks (S). 9.00 Ray Donovan The Staten Island cops take a drastic measure that sends Ray on a warpath. 7.00 Murder, She Wrote Jessica ﬁghts to clear Grady of a woman’s murder (S). 7.00 Hollyoaks (S). 7.30 Young Sheldon The young genius has to teach his brother for a test (S). 8.00 Endeavour Morse suspects a connection between a disappearance and an unsolved murder (S). 8.00 The Goldbergs New series of the comedy (S). 8.30 The Goldbergs Adam’s girlfriend Jackie returns (S). 9.00 FILM: The Inbetweeners 2 (Damon Beesley, Iain Morris 2014) Comedy sequel, starring Simon Bird (S). 10.00Vera A body is dredged up from a slurry pit on a remote farm (S). 12.00 Vera (S). 1.55 ITV3 Nightscreen 2.30 Teleshopping 7.55 Grand Designs A former blacksmith devises his own way of building a house (S). 9.00 Hunt For The Arctic Ghost Ship The expedition that discovered the Victorian ship HMS Erebus (S). i WEDNESDAY 2 JANUARY 2019 BUSINESS SPORT 42-43 47-55 10.00Million Pound Mega Yachts Documentary about the Monaco Yacht Show (S). 6.30am Mollie King And Matt Edmondson 10.00 Adele Roberts 12.45pm Newsbeat 1.00 Katie Thistleton And Cel Spellman 4.00 Jordan North 5.45 Newsbeat 6.00 Jordan North 7.00 Radio 1’s Future Sounds With Annie Mac 9.00 The 8th With Dev 11.00 Radio 1’s Indie Show With Jack Saunders 1am Benji B 3.00 Radio 1 Comedy – Niki And Sammy’s Peachy Podcast 3.30 Radio 1’s Workout Mix 4.00 Arielle Free BBC Radio 1Xtra 10.10 Game Of Thrones Arya makes progress in her training (R) (S). 11.00 The Big Bang Theory (S). 11.25 The Big Bang Theory (S). 11.50 Naked Attraction (S). 11.05 24 Hours In A&E Following three patients who have all relied on support from their friends (S). 11.45 MacGyver Return of the action adventure, starring Lucas Till (R). 11.20 Game Of Thrones Daenerys hosts a muchanticipated celebration of athleticism (R). 12.55 Gogglebox (S). 2.05 Tattoo Fixers: Extreme (S). 2.55 The Goldbergs (S). 3.45 The Big Bang Theory (S). 4.05 The Big Bang Theory (S). 4.25 Brooklyn NineNine (S). 4.50 Brooklyn Nine-Nine (S). 12.10 24 Hours In A&E (S). 1.15 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown Christmas Special (S). 2.15 Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares USA (S). 3.15 8 Out Of 10 Cats (S). 3.55 Close 12.45 The Force: North East (R) (S). 1.40 The Force: North East (R) (S). 2.40 A League Of Their Own (R) (S). 3.35 Monkey Life (R) (S). 4.00 Monkey Life (R) (S). 5.00 Futurama (R) (S). 5.30 Futurama (R) (S). 12.20 Fortitude (R). 1.20 Kidding (R) (S). 1.55 Kidding (R) (S). 2.30 Entourage (R) (S). 3.05 Ray Donovan (R). 4.10 The West Wing (R) (S). 5.05 The West Wing (R) (S). 6am Nick Bright 10.00 Reece Parkinson 12.45pm Newsbeat 1.00 Big Zuu 4.00 MistaJam 5.45 Newsbeat 6.00 MistaJam 7.00 DJ Target 9.02 The 8th With Dev 11.00 1Xtra Residency – Big Zuu 1am Benji B 3.00 1Xtra Playlists 4.00 1Xtra Residency – Moses Boyd BBC Radio 2 6.30am Radio 2 Breakfast Show 9.30 Ken Bruce 12noon Jeremy Vine 2.00 Craig Charles 5.00 Ore Oduba 8.00 The Folk Show With Mark Radcliffe 9.00 Gary Barlow – We Write The Songs 10.00 Richard Bacon 12mdn’t OJ Borg 3.00 Pick Of The Pops 5.00 Nicki Chapman BBC Radio 3 6.30am Breakfast 9.00 Essential Classics. Suzy Klein is joined by Robert Rinder. 12noon Composer Of The Week: Gershwin. Donald Macleod on George Gershwin and jazz. 1.00 News 1.02 Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert 2.00 Afternoon Concert. The Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra perform Mahler’s Symphony No 8. 3.30 Choral Evensong. An archive recording from the Chapel of Trinity College, Cambridge. 4.30 Words And Music. Poetry and prose on the theme of escaping. 5.45 New Generation Artists. The ﬁrst BBC recordings from three of the six newest musicians on the programme. 7.00 BBC Proms 2018. The Berlin Philharmonic perform music by Dukas, Schmidt and Prokoﬁev. 9.30 BBC Proms 2018 11.00 Late Junction. Max Reinhardt shares West Mongolian beats by DJ Bodikhuu. 12.30am Through The Night BBC Radio 4 6am Today 9.00 As Others See Us 9.45 Book Of The Week: Brief Answers To The Big Questions 10.00 Woman’s Hour 10.55 The Listening Project 11.00 I Work For The Government, And Let’s Leave It At That 11.30 Cracking Up 12noon News 12.04 Adrian Mole: The Cappuccino Years 12.15 You And Yours 12.57 Weather 1.00 The World At One 1.45 New Year Solutions 2.00 The Archers 2.15 Drama: Me, Mum And Meena Kumari 3.00 Money Box Live 3.30 Art Of Living: From The Heart 33 ONDEMAND The Inbetweeners: Fwends Reunited All4 The cast of E4’s hit sitcom get together ten years on. Comedians Of The World Netﬂix Global showcase for 47 comedians from 13 regions. Raymond Briggs: Snowmen, Bogeymen And Milkmen BBC iPlayer Proﬁle of the creator of The Snowman and other classics. 4.00 Thinking Allowed 4.30 The Media Show 5.00 PM 5.57 Weather 6.00 Six O’Clock News 6.30 Angela Barnes: You Can’t Take It With You. The comedian muses on love, life, and what might come afterwards. 7.00 The Archers. Things are looking up for Ed. 7.15 Front Row 7.45 Curtain Down At Her Majesty’s – A Play In Five Acts. By Michael Chaplin. 8.00 The Bald Truth. Ian Marchant’s light-hearted history of the stigma associated with hairloss. 9.00 Science Stories. How Lady Mary Montagu used her own child to prove smallpox inoculation. 9.30 As Others See Us. Neil MacGregor travels to Kano and Lagos. 10.00 The World Tonight. With Chris Mason. 10.45 Book At Bedtime: Adrian Mole: The Cappuccino Years. By Sue Townsend. 11.00 The Damien Slash Mixtape. A fast-paced, one-man sketch show with Damien Slash. Last in the series. 11.15 Dr John Cooper Clarke At The BBC. The Bard of Salford performs classic and new poems. 11.30 The Digital Human. Online vigilantism. 12mdn’t News And Weather 12.30 Brief Answers To The Big Questions 12.48 Shipping Forecast 1.00 As BBC World Service 5.20 Shipping Forecast 5.30 News Brieﬁng 5.43 Prayer For The Day 5.45 Farming Today 5.58 Tweet Of The Day BBC Radio 4 LW 9.45am Daily Service 12.01pm Shipping Forecast 5.54 Shipping Forecast BBC Radio 4 Extra 6am Strong Poison 6.30 Scientists Go To Hollywood 7.00 Second Holmes 7.30 Count Arthur Strong’s Radio Show! 8.00 The Navy Lark 8.30 Beyond Our Ken 9.00 Dilemma 9.30 Big Jim And The Figaro Club 10.00 The Pickwick Papers 11.00 The Montana Stories 11.15 Rumpole And The Bubble Reputation 12noon The Navy Lark 12.30 Beyond Our Ken 1.00 Strong Poison 1.30 Scientists Go To Pick ofthe day Gary Barlow – We Write The Songs 9pm, BBC Radio 2 In the latest of the series in which songwriters discuss their craft, Gary Barlow (above) talks to Jeff Lynne of ELO about his life and career in music. Hollywood 2.00 History Of The Rain 2.15 The Invention Of Childhood 2.30 The Professor 2.45 Doubling Back 3.00 The Pickwick Papers 4.00 Dilemma 4.30 Big Jim And The Figaro Club 5.00 Second Holmes 5.30 Count Arthur Strong’s Radio Show! 6.00 Ghost Stories Of Walter De La Mare 6.30 My Life In Five Books 7.00 The Navy Lark 7.30 Beyond Our Ken 8.00 Strong Poison 8.30 Scientists Go To Hollywood 9.00 The Montana Stories 9.15 Rumpole And The Bubble Reputation 10.00 Comedy Club: Count Arthur Strong’s Radio Show! 10.30 Comedy Club: The Brig Society 11.00 Comedy Club: The Ape That Got Lucky 11.30 Comedy Club: Four At The Store 12mdn’t Ghost Stories Of Walter De La Mare 12.30 My Life In Five Books 1.00 Strong Poison 1.30 Scientists Go To Hollywood 2.00 History Of The Rain 2.15 The Invention Of Childhood 2.30 The Professor 2.45 Doubling Back 3.00 The Pickwick Papers 4.00 Dilemma 4.30 Big Jim And The Figaro Club 5.00 Second Holmes 5.30 Count Arthur Strong’s Radio Show! BBC 5 Live 6am 5 Live Breakfast 9.00 Your Call 10.00 Adrian Chiles 1pm Afternoon Edition 4.00 5 Live Drive 7.00 5 Live Sport 8.00 5 Live Sport: Premier League Football 2018-19 10.30 Phil Williams 1am Up All Night 5.00 Morning Reports 5.15 Wake Up To Money BBC 6 Music 7am Huw Stephens 10.00 Nemone 1pm Chris Hawkins 4.00 Steve Lamacq 7.00 Marc Riley 9.00 Gideon Coe 12mdn’t 6 Music Recommends 1.00 Wise Women 2.30 6 Music Live Hour 3.30 6 Music’s Jukebox 5.00 Jon Hillcock Classic FM 6am More Music Breakfast 9.00 John Suchet 1pm Jane Jones 5.00 Classic FM Drive 7.00 Smooth Classics At Seven 8.00 The Full Works Concert. Catherine Bott marks some of the anniversaries coming up in 2019. 10.00 Smooth Classics 1am Bob Jones Absolute Radio 6am Bush And Richie 10.00 Leona Graham 1pm Ben Burrell 4.00 Pete Donaldson 7.00 Danielle Perry 10.00 Sarah Champion 1am Chris Martin Heart 6am Jamie And Lucy 9.00 Toby Anstis 1pm Matt Wilkinson 4.00 JK 7.00 Sian Welby 10.00 Fia Tarrant 1am Simon Beale 4.00 James Stewart TalkSPORT 6am The Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast With David Seaman 10.00 Jim White, Simon Jordan And Bob Mills 1pm Hawksbee And Jacobs 4.00 Adrian Durham And Darren Gough 7.00 Kick-off 10.00 Sports Bar 1am Extra Time Food to look forward to From ‘heritage’ lower-gluten breads and pastries to fermented treats and lashings of cannabis oil, culinary innovation is thriving in 2019, says SophieMorris Travel Trends of the Earth Where to go, how to get there and what to see in the coming year Page 36 Arts New kids on the block The 20 popstars, rappers and bands we’ll all be listening to in 2019 Page 38 Reviews The Convert A play that shines in Kwame Kwei-Armah’s ﬁrst season at the Young vic Page 41 ANCIENT GRAINS The increase in gluten intolerance – with 15 per cent of households avoiding gluten, according to the research agency Mintel – is often dismissed as faddishness. But there’s plenty of evidence that links a low tolerance for gluten to modern diets packed with over-processed ingredients. This is especially true when it comes to grains such as wheat, rye and barley, all of which contain the sticky gluten proteins which cause so much harm to those with coeliac disease. We’ve been eating these grains for over 10,000 years, so why are they hurting us now? Over the past century, they’ve all been engineered to produce more gluten, which in turn leads to bigger and fluffier bread. If we seek out genuinely ancient grains, the sort that haven’t been tampered with, our tummies may cease their protests. Look out for bakeries using nutritious heritage grains, such as Bread Source at Norwich and Aylsham, in Norfolk, Forge Bakehouse in Shefﬁeld, and Doughies in Fort William in the Scottish Highlands. Then there’s Jolene in London, which has teamed up with the farmer Andy Cato (yes, the Andy Cato of the band Groove Armada) and uses his chemical-free crops to make fresh breads, pastries and pasta every day. The bakery describes these grains as “original wheat”. You can find some mass-market approaches in supermarkets, with products such as Nairn’s Ancient Grain Oatcakes, launched in October 2018. These ﬂatbreads contain grains that have fallen out of favour, such as rye, amaranth and quinoa, mixed with wholegrain oats. least if you’ve any interest in food and drink – even Jonny Wilkinson has launched a kombucha, in Sainsbury’s. They’re all fermentations, of tea, milk and cabbage, respectively, and contain “live” cultures said to be good for our health. According to Inkwood Research, the European kombucha market is set to increase from around $180m (£140m) in 2016 to $1.37bn in 2025. It’s hard to pinpoint when we went crazy for probiotics, as Yakult has been available here for two decades, but gut-friendly foods are available in all sorts of places, from bars and supermarkets selling kombucha to companies such as Yeo Valley and The Collective producing keﬁr. More products to soothe sore tummies are also emerging, such as a new Eat Natural bar available from this month and made from a blend of ﬁgs, walnuts and fennel. The Korean ingredients used to make kimchi, such as shrimp paste and gochugaru chili powder are much easier to ﬁnd than they were a few years ago, and as the evidence for the links between With food waste a mainstream concern, many eateries are recycling leftovers gut health and overall health grows – though health claims can’t be made on products – expect to see this sector booming. ELEVATED CONVENIENCE Eh? This is a term coined by Mintel, as one of its three global food trends for the coming year. It may sound like a solution for Deliveroo addicts spoilt by too many options, but Lynn Dornblaser, director of innovation and insight at Mintel, insists that all of us need better convenience foods to survive modern life. “‘Elevated Convenience’ applies to many consumer groups,” she says. “Young urbanites as well as suburban parents who are looking to feed their kids quick and healthy meals. Seniors also need convenience in new ways as they start to cook less because of inclination or ability. Working-class families need to get more done in less time, too. The common denominator: everyone is pressed for time.” We’ve seen convenience foods becoming healthier in recent years. Now meal kits – where the user is expected to do part of the work – are growing in popularity. Think HelloFresh and Gousto as well as THE NEXT BIG LIQUOR Every distiller worth their copper pot wants to discover the ‘next’ gin. The market is still growing and bringing us new flavours, but it’s also overcrowded. In terms of brandy, Pisco, from South America, is making a play for the crown judging by its availability in bars – there’s been a 30 per cent increase since 2017 – but tequila and rum are more mainstream contenders, with global sales booming, though the UK is yet to catch up. GUT HEALTH Kombucha, keﬁr and kimchi are all now part of the English lexicon, at Jolene Bakery in London offers a range of gluten-free cakes and pastries supermarket kits where there’s no food waste. Technology will play its part, says Mintel: “More smart mobile, home appliance and retail solutions will help to further streamline food and drink planning, shopping and preparation to help consumers save time.” HEMP AND CBD One industry insider – admittedly one who’s investing in the market – has dared to describe edible cannabis products as “the new avocado toast”. Chris Burggraeve founded his cannabidiol (CBD) oil company Toast a few years ago, when the idea still seemed wacky, but last year brought the news that Coca-Cola is planning to launch a cannabis oil drink in the US, where the CBD edibles market is already said to be worth $1bn. It is legal in the UK to sell edible cannabis products made from CBD, which is the non-psychoactive compound found in the plant and acclaimed for its medicinal uses. The trippy THC, out of bounds here, is already popular on menus in those US states that have legalised marijuana. Advocates say it’s all to do with “wellness” rather than getting high. Cannabidiol oil and hemp oil come from the same plant but have very different concentrations of CBD. Hemp comes from the seeds of the plant, CBD from the stalks, leaves and buds. CBD oil might contain up to 15 per cent CBD, but in hemp products the concentrations are less than 25 parts per million. Hemp products are therefore becoming an easy starting point for the general NEWS 4-31 VOICES 14-18 TV 32-33 IQ 34-41 BUSINESS SPORT 42-43 47-55 i WEDNESDAY 2 JANUARY 2019 35 In Saturday’s Half-price New York Why now’s the time to visit consumer, and Tesco already sells hemp milk. PAYING TO EAT LEFTOVERS Plenty of restaurants, such as Silo in Brighton, have always taken food waste seriously. Now it’s a mainstream concern, and a growing number of eateries are recycling leftovers into new menu items. London is leading the way. Native, in Southwark, is serving vegeta- Levan, in Peckham, south London, uses offcuts from its dauphinoise to make potato pies Faux Meats With meat-free eating on the up, faux meats are in demand. Quorn and Linda McCartney are still the biggest brands in the UK, but they’re upping their game thanks to competition from some vegan upstarts: Linda McCartney has a vegetarian shredded duck and pulled pork burgers, made with soy and wheat protein (both available in Waitrose). At the end of 2018 Tesco launched a vegan burger that ‘bleeds’ beetroot blood, from cult US fake meat producer Beyond Meat. The Beyond Burger, made from yellow peas, potato starch and beetroot juice, is also available in Honest Burger and All Bar One. Meat-free snacks are getting attention too, with MightyBee vegan coconut “jerky” at Ocado, and Primal meatless vegan jerky at Amazon, while jackfruit, though a plant, is hailed as a dead ringer for pulled pork. ble pakoras packed with offcuts of veg; croquettes are made from ﬁsh trimmings; and you can even order a selection of “chef ’s zero-waste snacks”. At Lino in the City, leftover croissants from the bakery next door are turned into pudding. Levan in Peckham is using the potato offcuts from its dauphinoise in a pie and making cordials from fruit peels. Neil Rankin at Temper – with sites in Soho, the City and Covent Garden – is using surplus fat for his beef fat tacos, and at Scully in St James,even the silk of a head of corn is being repurposed into a syrup. A number of restaurants in the capital – Londrino, Kiln and Prawn on the Lawn – are also serving whole prawns intended to be eaten from head to tail, so no part of the seafood is wasted; and at Koya, fried prawn heads are served with sesame salt. It’s not just a London movement, though. Pump Street Bakery in Orford, Suffolk, puts bread crumbs from the bakery into its very popular Brown Bread chocolate bars. CRUMPETS There’s a real push towards retro comfort food at the moment – as tends to happen in kitchens when the outside world feels unpredictable. Crumpets always offer comfort, and several chefs in London have elevated them into a real showstopper, with potted shrimp crumpets at Cornerstone in Hackney Wick and the lobster crumpet toast at Rovi (Ottolenghi’s new place in Fitzrovia) ending up as some of the most Instagrammable dishes of the year. Potted shrimp and lobster reﬂect the retro ﬂavour of this comfort-eating trend; look out for vol-au-vents and devilled eggs too, as well as oldtime cocktails like a white Russian or tequila sunrise. 8 days from only £1,299pp Award-winning luxury River Cruises Departures from April to December 2019 Cruise Europe’s most beautiful waterways aboard the finest ships, featuring superb dining on board and spacious suites and cabins. Choose from 14 fascinating river cruises that take you to destinations such as Cologne, Trier, Koblenz, Heidelberg, Basel, Lucerne, Douro Valley, Vienna, Budapest, Amsterdam, Avignon, Arles, Bruges, Paris or Rouen. Your cruise includes... ✓ Spacious and beautifully appointed suites or cabins with hotel-style beds, en-suite bathrooms and river views ✓ Exceptional cuisine with full board throughout ✓ Fascinating tours and excursions with expert guides and tour managers ✓ Return flights from a choice of regional UK airports or standard class reserved seat on Eurostar from London St Pancras (supplements may apply) ✓ Return rail connections on selected dates and cruises from over 50 regional stations (supplements may apply) ✓ The services of our experienced cruise director and tour manager Prices are based on two people sharing and are correct at time of print. Single supplements may apply. This holiday is operated by and subject to booking conditions of Riviera Travel, ABTA V4744 ATOL 3430 protected. Subject to availability. Additional entrance costs may apply. Images used in conjunction with Riviera Travel. For further information please write to Riviera Travel, New Manor, 328 Wetmore Road, Burton upon Trent, Staffs, DE14 1SP. For more information or to book, please call: 01283 523447 or visit: www.ipariviera.co.uk ABTA No. V4744 36 Travel Hot spots to watch Experts from across the tourism industry pick out the trends and best places around the world for you to enjoy this year STATE OF TRAVEL Kate Kenward, executive director of the Association of Independent Tour Operators Brexit doesn’t seem to have dampened consumers’ desire and conﬁdence. Only 9 per cent of people say they would be taking fewer holidays over the next three years, according to Aito’s 2018 Travel Insights survey of more than 22,000 people, whereas 22 per cent said they would be taking more. Booking with a specialist travel company remains popular, mainly because most consumers now know that if you buy a package holiday, you are “Brexitprooﬁng” your holiday. Europe is still very popular but we’re seeing a real upturn in enquiries and bookings for long-haul destinations in South America, Africa and Asia. CITY BREAKS Patrick Millar, marketing manager at Kirker Holidays While Venice, Paris and Barcelona will remain on many wish lists, we expect to see a continued trend among experienced travellers to seek out less well-known cities for their next short break. These allow them to recapture the excitement of travelling to a new city for the ﬁrst time, without such a throng of tourists. Good examples include Bologna, just an hour from Florence but with a fraction of the number of visitors; or Montpellier, a charming French city with a great art gallery, opera house and main square with al fresco restaurants, but few tourists. Both cities have good hotels and excellent local bars, restaurants, cafés and shopping – more than enough to occupy one for a long weekend. ETHICAL TRAVEL Justin Francis, chief executive of Responsible Travel Climate change is set to affect our winter breaks, with snowfall in traditional areas becoming less reliable, leading to an increase in the use of fake snow in large resorts – which is damaging to the environment, the skiing industry and ultimately the local communities that rely on it. I expect to see Scandinavia grow. With more reliable snow and more manageable climates for families in the summer months, it is poised to become a true year-round destination. We expect small-ship cruising to become more popular – exploring smaller islands in Croatia, for example, which aren’t accessible to bigger boats. We will see more accessible tourism begin to include more adventurous and accessible trips such as safarisintheSerengeti and Nilecruises in Egypt for people with a disability. PACKAGE HOLIDAYS Chris Mottershead, chief executive of Thomas Cook UK The number of Britons opting for all-inclusive package holidays has increased steadily over the past four years and accounted for 65 per cent of our bookings this summer. With uncertainty over exchange rates, I expect this trend to continue as holidaymakers look to “lock in” costs at the time of booking, knowing their meals, drinks, snacks – and even activities in many cases – are already paid for. All-inclusive bookings for this winter are already up 11 per cent compared to this time last year. Activities such as kayaking help travellers feel ﬁt and healthy while on holiday IMAGE BANK NORWAY I’m predicting Tunisia as a hotspot for 2019. The destination was only reintroduced to British holidaymakers at the start of 2018 but quality hotels at an affordable price, thanks to it being a noneuro destination, are what’s driving demand. MILLENNIAL TRAVEL Donna Jeavons, sales and marketing director at Contiki Cruise lines won’t abandon popular ports such as Dubrovnik, but they will start to visit lesser known destinations DANIEL SLIM/AFP/GETTY “Self-care” was 2018’s buzzword – and, like it or loathe it, we’re seeing it have an effect on travel in 2019. People are increasingly looking to incorporate wellness into their breaks so that they can keep ﬁt and support their mental health while abroad. This doesn’t mean that millennials and Gen Xers want to go on a juice cleanse every time they’re stepping off a plane. However, they are seeking activities such as biking,hiking, runningorkayaking to see the sights – or waking up early to take part in sunrise yoga and meditation. We’ve also noticed travellers are booking more trips but of shorter duration. ACCESSIBLE TRAVEL Srin Madipalli, accessibility product and programme manager at Airbnb There are already some excellent accessible tourism operators in the UK, such as the Calvert Trust which offers accessible outdoor activities such as abseiling and ziplining, but I think we’ll see these options become more mainstream. There’s a fantastic adaptivecycling programme in San Francisco run by Borp There’s an increase in desire to escape the distractions of modern life Take us away with you 5-star rating from over 14,000 customers on Trustpilot Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Over 50 activities covered as standard *T&Cs apply. Kids go free* NEWS 4-31 VOICES 14-18 TV 32-33 IQ 34-41 i WEDNESDAY 2 JANUARY 2019 BUSINESS SPORT 42-43 47-55 that will train you up on adapted bikes, so you can cycle with your friends. With Experiences on Airbnb, you can already try wheelchair tennis in London with a brilliant international player. Anyone can book, whether you’re disabled or not. I think this emphasis on inclusion will only continue to grow. Zebras in the Serengeti National Park, northern Tanzania TONY HOTELS Chris Wright, managing director of Sunvil Holidays KARUMBA/AFP/GETTY an unfamiliar culture, but also the positive effect they can have on their planet, through initiatives such as assisting conservationists in the GalápagosIslandsand beach clean-ups. THE MED Ivan Lartisien, co-founder of the Grand Luxury Hotels group Small, luxurious properties situated in unusual – but culturally stimulating – locations will be on the up. Castigliondel BoscoinTuscanyis a perfect example. Located within the Unesco-listed Val d’Orcia, we love this property created by Massimo and Chiara Ferragamo. The 800-year-old estate comprises the ancient castle ruins, a medieval church and the Borgo – a historic village that now forms the heart of the resort as well as a fantastic winery. Another great destination is the Qasr al-Sarab in Abu Dhabi where, after two hours driving straight into the wilderness, you discover this exceptional “castle in the desert”, surrounded by sand dunes and camels – and experience how a traditional castle was previously built in that region. CRUISES Adam Coulter, managing editor of Cruise Critic Passengers are increasingly valuing experiences over luxury. Scenic’s all-suite super yacht, Scenic Eclipse – scheduled to launch in April 2019 – will have a ﬂeet of Zodiac inlatable boats, two helicopters and a sevenperson submarine. As overtourism spreads, cruise lines won’t abandon popular ports, but they will try to develop “less discovered” destinations to spread out the crowds in busy ports, with places like Malaga and Vigo on the rise for 2019. 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ABTA No.Y6413 Arts The sounds of 2019 From punk duos to hip-hop cellists, these are 20 of the brightest and best artists to listen out for in the year ahead. By Roisin O’Connor and Alexandra Pollard If you’re staying in... BOOKS The Woman in the Window BY AJ FINN Anna has been too scared to leave her home in 10 months: she spends all day staring out of her window, watching her neighbours. She becomes obsessed with the Russell family – but they’re not what, or who, they seem. DVD/BLU-RAY Final Score CERTIFICATE 15, 100 MINS Pierce Brosnan and Dave Bautista star in this thriller about a Russian terrorist, Arkady (Ray Stevenson), who takes Upton Park under siege. US veteran Mike Knox (Bautista) discovers the plot – but can he save a crowd of 35,000 in time? Arlo Parks Eighteen-year-old Arlo Parks spent much of her teens writing short stories that tackled conﬂicting thoughts about her identity. Those words took ﬂight in her debut single “Cola”, which was released in November 2018: it’s a confessional work that shows a maturity beyond her years and serves as a “reminder that betrayal is inevitable when it comes to pretty people that think ﬂowers ﬁx everything”. Another Sky Another Sky’s Catrin Vincent has the sort of voice – peculiar, powerful, androgynous – that’ll stop you in your tracks. It is perhaps the most striking thing about Another Sky, who also comprise drummer Max, bassist Naomi, and guitarist Jack (they haven’t given their second names). Their single “Avalanche” and its condemnation of toxic masculinity, police brutality, and violence against women is hugely affecting. Another Sky used to perform in total darkness, wishing to be anonymous. Now, they’re ready to step into the light. Black Futures This industrial noise punk duo are ﬂanked by a group of people in Hazmat suits as they play (really loud) space anthems akin to Death From Above, The Chemical Brothers and Nine Inch Nails. Their live shows are like the soundtrack to the end of the world, offering a weirdly upbeat and eccentric experience that is a chaotic, but always enjoyable, assault on the eyes and ears. Cecil Alternative pop singer-songwriter Cecil hails from Berkshire but is now based in London. Her songs have a darker, more mysterious sentimentality than much of the pop that dominated the charts in 2018: this year’s single “Toybox” casts a spell with sinister chimes and Cecil’s breathy, bewitching vocals. Flohio You can hear the fast-paced energy of London’s streets in every word of Flohio’s boundary-breaking work. After bursting through in 2016 on God Colony’s “SE16”, she’s established herself as one of the ﬁercest talents on the UK rap scene. The 25-year-old British-Nigerian born Funmi Ohio spits over gritty, bold electronic instrumentation that’s as assertive as her own personality, linking back with nods to grime and hip hop. Glowie “We’re taught that there’s only one way to be beautiful. This is something that needs to change.” This is the message Glowie – 21-year-old Icelandic artist Sara Pétursdóttir – addresses in her single “Body”, which was written by American singer-songwriter Julia Michaels. Eschewing the bright, spirit-lifting pop of her Scandinavian peers, Glowie specialises in Nineties R&B-inﬂuenced tracks akin to Dua Lipa. Grace Carter Grace Carter crafts soulful, pianoled pop. Some might interpret the single “Why Her Not Me” as another breakup ballad; Carter in fact wrote it about her father choosing another life over raising her. The 20-year-old was a self-professed “angry child”, but a guitar her stepfather gave her provided an outlet for that frustration and heartbreak. Carter taught herself the piano by watching YouTube videos, and since then has grown into a frighteningly talented and original young songwriter. Clockwise from main: Kelsey Lu; King Princess; Nilüfer Yanya; punk duo Black Futures GETTY We’re taught that there’s only one way to be beautiful. This needs to change Kelsey Lu When Kelsey Lu’s mother (a strict Jehovah’s Witness) found out she’d won a scholarship to music college behind her back, she “picked up her shoe and started beating me with it”. Lu hopped out of the window and ran away. While at college, she worked as a stripper to earn money, from which she found a sense of “freedom and strength” – before incorporating her cello playing into minimalist hip-hop songs and embarking on a music career. Koffee Signed to Columbia Records, this Jamaica-born 18-year-old cites inﬂuences that include reggae legend Protoje to rapper Giggs, and shared a stage with another reggae star, Chronixx, when she supported him during his UK tour this year. Koffee is on a mission to share Jamaica’s roots via her music, and to empower the youth of her generation. Once you hear her debut single “Burning”, about embracing the ﬁre within yourself, you won’t doubt her for a second. NEWS 4-31 VOICES 14-18 TV 32-33 Lady Bird Lady Bird are a three-piece punk band formed around Tunbridge Wells, signed to fellow punk rockers Slaves’ new label. Their Social Potions EP was released in February 2018, followed by the singles “Boot Fillers” and “Reprisal”. They’re wry, witty, social observers; crafting small but intricate vignettes of life that would otherwise seem mundane. Nilüfer Yanya It’s been two years now since Nilüfer Yanya made waves with her debut EP, Small Crimes / Keep on Calling – but the 23-year-old refuses to be rushed. This year, the London singer-songwriter, who trades in intimate, soulful guitar music, will release her debut album Miss Universe. With strange, conceptual spoken-word interludes and a grungier, more experimental sound, the album is more than worth the wait. Octavian At just 22 years old, the Franceborn, London-based Octavian has experienced homelessness and poverty, but, for the past two years, has been building himself up as one of the UK’s most promising young artists. Over BUSINESS SPORT 42-43 47-55 i WEDNESDAY 2 JANUARY 2019 39 Last night’s g television King Princess The received wisdom is that Harry Styles is responsible for King Princess’s stratospheric rise; the former One Direction superstar tweeted lyrics from the 19-year-old’s debut single, “1950”, to his 33 million followers a few weeks after it came out. But the song, a delicate yet supremely conﬁdent queer ballad, would have surely found its audience without him. As the ﬁrst signing to Mark Ronson’s new label Zelig, King Princess is poised for the kind of left ﬁeld pop stardom enjoyed by the likes of Years & Years and Hayley Kiyoko. L Devine When Olivia Devine decided to make a go of a career in music, she sold her car and used that money – as well as a small charity grant – to move from her seaside town in Tyneside to London. It was a brave move, but it paid off just two months later, when she signed a major label record deal with Warner Music. With her breakout single “Peer Pressure”, Devine cemented her brand of relatable pop, which uses AutoTune, minimalist beats and samples from Heathers. IQ 34-41 STEPHEN KELLY Daleks in corsets end Jodie Whittaker’s first series on a high an amalgamation of house, techno, grime and drill he raps and sings in his signature raspy vocals. Pillow Queens Hailing from Dublin, Ireland, Pillow Queens spent the past year releasing a clutch of scuzzy, guitar-based rock songs that emulate the likes of Weezer and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. They’re sharp and funny: the single “Gay Girls” is a joyous anthem for a generation of young women and LGBT people in Ireland slowly feeling the shackles of oppression come loose. Rukhsana Merrise Following excellent collaborations with fellow UK artists like Ghetts and Kojey Radical, Rukhsana Merrise released the ﬁrst half of her Child O Today album in December 2018. It’s an eclectic collection of songs that highlights her prowess as a folk writer, and also her ability to address universal feelings of self-doubt, love and nostalgia. Samm Henshaw With a background in gospel, Samm Henshaw’s sound is guaranteed to warm your soul. His music – including two new singles “Broke” and “How Does it Feel?” – draws on his love of Michael Jackson and Marvin Gaye, blending classic pop and hip-hop inﬂuences with that gospel sound. Sea Girls This London four-piece spent their summer building a fanbase at festivals around the UK. While the music industry hasn’t been so kind to rock bands over the past few years, the tides seem to be turning, and it’s about time we had some new blood on the scene. Sea Girls are offering listeners a fresh, uplifting and bold guitar-based sound. Slowthai Twenty three-year-old rapper Slowthai is one of the most thrilling, unpredictable new artists to emerge in the past few years. A unique mix of grime, rap, techno and industrial noise rock buzzing beneath his distorted, yelping vocals has drawn comparisons to the innovation heard on Dizzee Rascal’s Boy in Da Corner. But his spirit is pure punk: his sweaty live shows often end with him stripped to his boxers screaming “F**k the Queen” in front of a Union Jack. ZuZu ZuZu is a Liverpool-born singer whose proudly Scouse delivery is one of the best things about her music. It’s guitar-led pop rock that is both self-deprecating and dripping with delicious venom: “Call me her name one more time,” she dares an anonymous lover on “What You Want”, “and I swear to God, I’ll eat you alive.” THE INDEPENDENT » Doctor Who BBC1, 7pm HHHHH I t’s safe to assume that the return of the Daleks was always intended as a form of delayed gratiﬁcation. After all, the decision to feature no classic monsters this series was presented as Doctor Who embracing the future rather than the past, but it could also be interpreted another way: the show earning back its overused iconography, reminding viewers of what they took for granted. However, showrunner Chris Chibnall probably didn’t intend the Daleks to be this much of a relief, nor for his new array of monsters to prove so unremarkable that the sight of such a safe, familiar villain felt like ﬁnding water in a desert. Still, Resolution does not coast along on brand recognition alone. The Daleks are reintroduced with a thrilling sense of ingenuity and purpose, as Chibnall recasts them as an ancient curse of Earth, defeated by human tribes thousands of years ago, now reawakened by archaeologists. Cue a blockbuster showdown between the Doctor and her greatest foe (“I always think I’m rid of them – I never am”), as the Tardis team races to prevent a lone Dalek from summoning an invasion force. There are similarities to other stories here – Alien, The Thing – but Chibnall goes one step further: managing the impressive feat of making the squid-like Dalek seem as threatening outside its shell as The new Dalek is a little bit more ‘junkyard chic’ than previous versions in. The idea that a Dalek can take over a human in the same way that it can pilot its tank is wonderfully creepy. Guest star Charlotte Ritchie is fantastic as human vessel Lin, an archeologist who, under Dalek command, channels the cold robotic cruelty of the Terminator. The main event, of course, is the dramatic reveal of the new Dalek tank design, which – on account of it being knocked up from spare parts and Shefﬁeld steel, like the Doctor’s sonic screwdriver – is a little bit more “junkyard chic” than previous versions. It also has a weirdly slender waist, as if it’s wearing a corset, and its whisk is now a claw that ﬂashes red when it talks instead of blue. For now it’s an exciting rehaul of a villain who hasn’t had a proper Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor was more commanding in this episode story since 2015’s two-parter The Magician’s Apprentice/The Witch’s Familiar. It’s hard to think, also, of a modern era scene that has made the Daleks seem quite as formidable as the one where a single Dalek takes out an entire platoon of soldiers, or exterminates its way through GCHQ. The story itself is relatively simple but powered by a momentum that many stories this series have struggled to achieve. I didn’t even mind that the ending made little sense, as the journey was so ﬁnely pitched between action, comedy and pathos. There were two stand-out characters in Resolution. Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor, who has been hamstrung by a sense of insecurity and inexperience this series, is notably more conﬁdent and commanding in this episode. The second was the long-awaited appearance of Ryan’s dad Aaron (Daniel Adegboyega), whose attempts to reconcile with his son are written perceptively. The big question: was Resolution, a New Year’s Day special, worth the loss of a Christmas Day special? It was notably more hard-edged than the typical Christmas offerings, which have to appeal to the postturkey aesthetic of warmth and silliness. That’s no bad thing – Doctor Who should be warm and silly. But judging by the quality of 2011’s The Doctor, The Widow and the Wardrobe and 2016’s The Return of Doctor Mysterio, it seems as if it’s difﬁcult to achieve year after year. Perhaps it’s time for a change. Either way, Resolution ended Whittaker’s ﬁrst series on a high. Twitter: @theipaper Quality journalism you can trust The newspaper. See every angle. Your essential daily briefing for just 65p. NEWS 4-31 VOICES 14-18 TV 32-33 IQ 34-41 BUSINESS SPORT 42-43 47-55 i WEDNESDAY 2 JANUARY 2019 Arts Arts THE CULTURAL HIGHLIGHTS YOU HAVE TO SEE VISUAL ARTS Christina Rossetti: Vision & Verse WATTS GALLERY, COMPTON An exploration of the Victorian poet Christina Rossetti’s signiﬁcant connection with visual art. (01483 810235) to 17 Mar Maman: Vuillard and Madame Vuillard BARBER INSTITUTE OF FINE ARTS, BIRMINGHAM Edouard Vuillard’s images of his mother from the ﬁrst decade of his career. (barber.org.uk) to 20 Jan Letitia Wright and Paapa Essiedu star in Danai Gurira’s new modern classic MARC BRENNER FILM THEATRE Ciaran Dowd SOHO THEATRE, LONDON HHHHH Ciaran Dowd’s Don Rodolfo is truly a show for all seasons. Well, two at least. This summer it wowed crowds at the Edinburgh Fringe and bagged the Edinburgh Comedy Awards’ coveted Best Newcomer prize. It now reaches wintry London and feels like the perfect crowd pleasing adult panto with its daft audience interaction and gleeful sense of absurdity. Dowd, who is also in sketch group Beasts, plays Rodolfo, a swaggering black-clad Zorrolike swashbuckler. Or, to give his full name, Don Rodolfo Martini Toyota. Yes, it gets as silly as that The comic tries to get a handle on a year in which the world has “barked furiously at its own reﬂection and punched itself in the face”. (020 7478 0100) to Sat DANCE The Royal Ballet ROYAL OPERA HOUSE, LONDON WC2 Frederick Ashton’s Les Patineurs is performed with Jerome Robbins’ sharp Chopin comedy, The Concert, and Kenneth MacMillan’s Winter Dreams. (020 7304 4000) tonight and Fri THEATRE 12A, YORGOS LANTHIMOS, 120 MINS YOUNG VIC, LONDON COMEDY SOHO THEATRE, LONDON W1 The Favourite The Convert Written by Danai Gurira and starring Letitia Wright – both Black Panther alumni – The Convert shines like a glittering bauble in Kwame Kwei-Armah’s ﬁrst season at the Young Vic. But this production is about much more than ﬂashy casting: while the play isn’t new, having been ﬁrst seen in the US in 2012 and staged only last year at the Gate in London, it has the feeling of a modern classic. And under Ola Ince’s direction, this is a ﬁercely realised staging of it. We’re in southern Africa – what is now Zimbabwe – under British colonial rule, in 1896. A black man, Chilford, is a Christian missionary, desperate to bring his fellow Africans to Jesus. He doesn’t have much success, until he intervenes in the fate of Jekesai (Wright), a young girl about to be married off to an old man with many wives. COMEDY Andy Zaltzman Instead, he employs her to clean his house, sends her to school, and teaches her to be a good Christian. Thankful for what she sees as this divine intervention in her life, Jekesai – who Chilford renames Ester – becomes a true believer. But while she appears to enthusiastically switch from animism to Roman Catholicism, the cost of that path slowly becomes apparent, as Jekesai is expected to renounce her language, her name, her cultural rituals, and even her family. Jekesai becomes truly devout. As the play builds to a brutal ending, following an uprising of the indigenous population against the British, there is a horrible moment when she realises that the people who gave her this beautiful religion in no way follow its tenets of love and mercy. This is, in many ways, an old-fashioned play, with a three- hour, three-act structure that moves from lightly comic set-up to tragedy. Wright charts the changes in Jekesai brilliantly, moving from the loose-limbed village girl to being upright and righteous, as if her religious zeal were an iron rod down her back. She absolutely holds the room, but the whole cast is strong. Paapa Essiedu, one of those performers that transforms themselves for every part, is remarkable as the bowler-hatted Chilford: here his priggish mannerisms – bouncing on the balls of his feet, primly clasping his hands or making ﬂuttering motions with his ﬁngertips – speak volumes about his desperate desire to be “civilised”. He’s very funny, too, staying on just the right side of caricature. To 26 January (020 7922 2922) HOLLY WILLIAMS very quickly as we hear about his epic trek across Europe hunting down his six-handed nemesis to avenge the death of his father. This is a piece that is low on production values but ultrahigh on quickﬁre fun. There are songs, gasp-worthy twists, ﬁlm references, tales of cheese addiction and a terribly corny Spanish accent. Rodolfo shuttles between cartoon cod-Andalucian and Dowd’s real Irish brogue as he brags about his rapier skills: “I was invincible. I could not be vinced.” He takes great pleasure in sending up his deluded, narcissistic character, who has a habit of burning houses to the ground for no apparent reason. Every scene is performed in a playful and knowing style, from the opening Errol Flynn duel to the ﬁnal pay-off via nods to Don Juan and Don Quixote. There are echoes of other comic creations, notably Rik Mayall’s Flashheart in Blackadder. Yet what this lacks in originality it more than makes up for in self-mocking gusto. You could argue that his misplaced machismo is a post#MeToo critique of masculinity. But don’t analyse or play “spot the reference”; just relax and enjoy the swordsman with the sharpest gags in town. To 12 January (020 7478 0100) BRUCE DESSAU A deranged and unsettling period drama, with Olivia Colman, Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone. Nationwide release Welcome to Marwen 12A, ROBERT ZEMECKIS, 115 MINS The Scarlet Pimpernel THEATRE ROYAL, BATH Christopher William Hill’s stage version of the Baroness Orczy story. (01225 448844) to 13 Jan Steve Carell stars as the victim of a brutal hate crime in Robert Zemeckis’s ﬁlm, which unfolds more like an escapist fantasy adventure than a conventional biopic. Nationwide release Shrek the Musical Mary Poppins Returns MENIER CHOCOLATE FACTORY, LONDON SE1 U, ROB MARSHALL, 130MINS Emily Blunt is the magical nanny in this classy sequel to the 1964 original. Nationwide release GRAND THEATRE, LEEDS A delicious touring version of the story of Shrek. (shrekthemusical.co.uk) to Sun The Fiddler on the Roof Trevor Nunn’s polished revival, starring Andy Nyman. (020 7378 1713) to 9 Mar If you only see one thing today THE INDEPENDENT EVENING STANDARD CANADIAN WAR MUSEUM Arts agenda reviews HHHHH 41 VISUAL ARTS Alfred Munnings: War Artist, 1918 NATIONAL ARMY MUSEUM, LONDON SW3 More than 40 paintings from the British artist’s time with the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War, covering equine subjects, portraiture and landscapes. The exhibition includes A Grey Team, and Forest of Dreux (above). (nam.ac.uk) to 3 Mar Business Business Editor Elizabeth Anderson +4420 7361 5718 email@example.com REMUNERATION Disclosure of pay ratio to ‘boost accountability’ By Maryam Cockar New rules have come into force that will require Britain’s biggest companies to justify bosses’ salaries and reveal the pay gap with their average workers. For the ﬁrst time, UK-listed companies with more than 250 employees will have to disclose the difference between their chief executive’s pay and their average UK worker, known as the “pay ratio”, every year. The measure is an effort to improve transparency and accountability to workers and shareholders, following concerns that some chief executives’ salaries are out of step with company performance, say ministers. Companies will start reporting on the pay ratio in 2020, which will cover chief executive and employee pay awarded in 2019. Alongside the pay ratio, ﬁrms will also be required to set out how the growth in a company’s share price impacts executive pay. The move comes following public and political uproar over recent pay packets for executives at companies such as Persimmon, WPP and B P. S h a r e h o l d e r s re ce n t l y r ev o l t e d over the termination package for Sir Martin Sorrell, the former chief executive of WPP. Nearly 30 per cent of investors voted against the decision to award him with share options worth up to £20m. Greg Clark, the Business Secretary, said: “Britain has a welldeserved reputation as one of the most dependable and best places in the world to work, invest and do business, and the vast majority of our biggest companies act responsibly. “We do, however, understand the frustration of workers and shareholders when executive pay is out of step with performance and their concernsarenotheard.” Mr Clark said the new regulation “will build on our reputation by increasing transparency and boosting accountability at the highest level – giving workers a stronger dialogue andvoiceintheboardroom and ensuring businesses are accountable for their executive pay.” TUC general secretary Frances O’Grady (inset) said that publishing pay ratios is important, but more Mind the gap Big bonuses Persimmon has perhaps the biggest gap. The housebuilder recently ousted boss Jeff Fairburn over his controversial £75m bonus. The ﬁrm’s average salary is £35,600. Meanwhile Dave Lewis, Tesco’s chief executive, received a base annual salary of £1.25m last year (as well as a performance-based bonus worth more than £2m). Many of the supermarket chain’s shop staff earn £8.42 an hour, giving a full-time worker an annual salary of around £15,000-£17,000. was needed: “Requiring companies to publish their pay ratios is important. More transparency helps workers and unions to put pressure on greedy bosses. “But we need a bigger shake-up of corporate governance in the UK. Worker representatives should have a guaranteed place on boardroom pay committees. That would inject s o m e m u c h - n e e d e d co m m o n sense into decision-making about executive pay,” she said. AVIATION Sharp increase in commercial flight deaths By Simon Calder Quote of the day The 30 Second Briefing Human capital is the biggest asset inside any company and employees will vote with their feet April Underwood The chief product ofﬁcer of IT ﬁrm Slack says ﬁrms must heed their workers OPENREACH The City of London is ramping up its efforts to become more tech-savvy. So what’s happening? A Grade II listed site which hosts a historic meat market is the latest area of London to be connected to cutting-edge broadband. Openreach has installed ﬁbre optic cables to buildings in Smithﬁeld Market, giving traders access to broadband speeds 100 times faster than they had previously used. How many will participate? All 80 trading ofﬁces and 42 businesses at the Market now have access to the technology. Christiaan Rook, who manages meat wholesalers Gordon Meats, Finclass and Vixelli, said: “The industry is still very old-fashioned – we still receive a majority of orders by phone or fax, but things are changing.” What is Openreach? Openreach, a division of BT, is responsible for all the infrastructure that allows UK homes to have broadband access. It owns and maintains the telephone wires, copper and ﬁbre connections that connect nearly all homes and businesses to the broadband network. Haven’t there been criticisms? Openreach has been criticised for interruptions and slow speeds, particularly in rural parts of the UK. Openreach, which says it hopes the “vast majority” of UK homes will have superfast broadband within ﬁve years, recently reduced the wholesale cost of broadband for providers including Sky and TalkTalk. Around 10 million people have superfast broadband, which is deﬁned as download speeds of 24 megabits per second. More than 530 passengers died in commercial aircraft accidents last year, which was much worse than the previous year, when no passenger jets crashed at all. In its Civil Aviation Safety Review for 2018, Dutch safety consultancy To70 said 534 passengers died in 13 fatalities, representing a sharp increase on the recent average. In total, there were 160 accidents involving larger passenger aircraft commonly used by most travellers (military ﬂights, private ﬂights and helicopters are excluded). In 147 of the crashes – 92 per cent of the total – nobody died. Of the remaining 13, the biggest tragedy was the loss on 29 October of an almost-new aircraft belonging to Lion Air of Indonesia. The pilots struggled to control the Boeing 737 Max before it crashed into the Java Sea with the loss of all 189 on board. A small Russian carrier, Saratov Airlines, was involved in the first major accident of the year, on 11 February. The ﬂight from Moscow to Orsk crashed 50 miles south of the Russian capital with the loss of all 71 on board the Antonov An-148 jet. But aviation remains extremely safe, especially when compared with road transport. Around 1.25 million people die each year on the world’s roads. T h e U K a n d Ire l a n d h ave outstanding safety records. The 30th anniversary of the last fatal accident involving a UK airline, the Kegworth crash of a British Midland Boeing 737, is on 8 January. THE INDEPENDENT NEWS 4-31 VOICES 14-18 TV 32-33 The Business Matrix The day at a glance IQ 34-41 BUSINESS SPORT 42-43 47-55 i WEDNESDAY 2 JANUARY 2019 43 COMMODITIES PROPERTY Iraq’s recovery hit by falling oil price Most first-time buyers since 2006 The latest plunge in oil prices has dealt a heavy blow to Iraq’s stagnating economy, threatening the new government’s ability to rebuild after the war with Isis. Iraq derives 95 per cent of its revenue from oil exports. Oil hit $85 in October but is now worth around $53. The number of ﬁrst-time buyers getting on the property ladder in the past 12 months was at its highest level since 2006. Across the UK, 367,038 ﬁrst-time buyers secured mortgages in 2018, up from 362,800 in 2017, analysis from Yorkshire Building Society suggests. MEDIA GERMANY Netflix ‘hires new finance chief’ Cash transporters strike over pay Streaming service Netﬂix is thought to have landed a coup by poaching media ﬁnance veteran Spencer Neumann to be its new chief ﬁnancial ofﬁcer, sources told Reuters. Mr Neumann has previously worked at Walt Disney and ABC Television. Around 12,500 armed drivers and other workers who transport cash to banks and retail outlets across Germany are going on strike today. 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For further information please write to Riviera Travel, New Manor, 328 Wetmore Road, Burton upon Trent, Staffs, DE14 1SP. For more information or to book, please call: 01283 523447 or visit: www.ipariviera.co.uk ABTA No. V4744 ieat Games&Puzzles daily recipe Parsnip, Brussels sprout and bacon potato cakes Kakuro Zygolex® In i every day How to play Fill the white squares so that the total in each across or down run of cells matches the total at the start of that run. You must use the numbers from 1-9 only and cannot repeat a number in a run. Solution: minurl.co.uk/i Find the missing words by following the RHYME, LETTERS and MEANING links – eg, a word that rhymes with ‘cheek’, has one letter different from ‘pear’ and has the same meaning as mountain, would be ‘peak’. Full rules at zygolex.com. Solution, page 49 RHYME LETTERS 11 11 16 3 PRIMED 15 28 24 24 CLIMBER 17 13 5 16 25 LE G O F T OD OV FO ER R S VOLUME 18 17 7 14 17 BULB WRITING 15 24 4 FABRIC 5 4 16 5 4 PROBE 9 4 MILK 15 SERVES 4 200g parsnips, peeled and cut into even-sized pieces (alternatively, you could use leftover boiled, steamed or roasted parsnips) 3tbsp olive oil 300–400g potatoes, peeled and cut into even-sized pieces 200g Brussels sprouts, with the outer leaves removed 8 rashers smoked streaky bacon, ﬁnely sliced Polenta ﬂour (or use ordinary plain ﬂour), for dusting Salt and black pepper MEANING 30 8 7 6 4 10 7 13 8 17 4 4 5 11 4 TREATY Jigsawdoku 6 3 1 2 3 5 8 4 6 6 9 5 4 1 3 1 2 4 7 5 7 BEGIN Killer Sudoku No 1485 11 10 13 13 17 Tomorrow Simple beef casserole 12 16 17 12 17 ✂ 12 9 9 14 > < ∧ ∨ 1 0 1 1 1 2 2 3 3 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 2 1 3 0 3 0 1 2 1 0 0 6 16 > 1 2 9 9 12 ∧ ∧ 3 3 12 17 ∧ How to play Find all the mines in the grid. Numbers in certain squares indicate how many mines there are in the neighbouring squares, including diagonally touching squares. Mines cannot be placed in squares with numbers. Solution: minurl.co.uk/i 2 1 1 4 3 10 > 2 3 ∧ 1 1 12 5 9 14 3 < ∧ > ∨ MEANING Minesweeper 21 14 5 Recipe from riverford.co.uk/recipes 10 SCHOOL LETTERS Futoshiki How to play Place the numbers from 1-5 exactly once in each row and column. The greater than and less than signs (‘>’ and ‘<’) indicate where one cell is greater/less than the adjacent cell indicated. Solution: minurl.co.uk/i NONE FOWL RHYME 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 12 4 STARS 5 9 FINISHED 4 5 How to play Place the numbers 1-9 once in each row, column and bold-lined jigsaw region. Solution: minurl.co.uk/i 14 4 4 TRACT Heat the oven to 200°C/Gas mark 6. Toss the parsnips with salt, pepper and about a tablespoon of the oil. Spread over an oven tray and roast for about 40 minutes, until soft and beginning to caramelise. Remove, allow to cool then roughly chop. While the parsnips are roasting, boil the potatoes in salted water until soft (about 20 minutes). Drain well and mash while warm. Keep your mash as dry as possible so that the cakes hold together; if it seems wet stir it over a low heat for a few minutes. Cook the sprouts in plenty of salted boiling water until tender (about ﬁve minutes). Drain well and cut into quarters. Fry the bacon over a medium– high heat with a drizzle of oil in a large frying pan (preferably non-stick) until really crispy. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on kitchen paper. Keep the oil left in the pan to fry the cakes. Mix all the vegetables with the bacon and season with salt and pepper. Dust your hands with ﬂour then mould the mixture into burger-sized patties. Add the remaining oil to the frying pan, place over a medium heat and fry the cakes in batches until they are golden brown, about ﬁve minutes per side. Add more oil to the pan if you need it. If the ﬁrst cakes have cooled down by the time you have fried the last, you can reheat them all in the oven for ﬁve to 10 minutes, until piping hot. 4 0 1 0 2 1 2 1 1 1 5 6 4 4 4 3 3 2 1 1 1 NEWS 4-31 VOICES 14-18 TV 32-33 IQ 34-41 Maths Puzzle Codeword No 2207 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. 17 Easier 7 x 9 x - + x x x -8 70 - x 2 6 16 13 6 6 8 21 -1 240 16 25 24 1 x - x + 4 - + - 70 - 17 7 8 17 4 20 8 7 1 24 11 16 24 24 19 16 6 19 6 14 16 9 24 8 14 3 24 1 21 11 18 15 25 16 19 3 18 15 15 25 14 10 14 20 19 3 12 19 6 7 16 12 8 14 1 6 18 25 24 8 7 5 2 25 14 3 6 1 25 24 1 25 19 PEEP 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 K U Z COVE A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Need a little help getting started? Then call for up to four extra clue letters on 0901 292 5204. Calls cost £1 plus your telephone company’s network access charge (if you are having trouble with the phone service, call the helpline: 0333 202 3390). Or text THEI CLUE to 85100 to receive your clues. 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For more puzzles, see clarity-media. co.uk 15 16 Stuck on the concise crossword? For today’s solutions, call 0905 789 3590. Calls cost 80p per minute plus your network access charge. If you are having trouble accessing this number, please call our helpdesk on 0333 202 3390. 3 23 Solution to yesterday’s Concise Crossword ACROSS 1 Mar, 3 Teeny (Martini) 8 Ad-lib, 9 Umbrage, 10 Sitting pretty, 11 Nearly, 13 Sonata, 16 New South Wales, 19 Surface, 20 Arena, 21 Hides, 22 Hat. DOWN 1 Militia, 2 Rabbi, 3 Trudge, 4 Embargo, 5 Yeast, 6 Parson’s nose, 7 New Year’s Day, 12 Leopard, 14 Ailment, 15 Stress, 17 Worth, 18 Wrath. Today’s other puzzles Cryptic Crossword, page 20; Five-Clue Cryptic, page 11; One-Minute Wijuko, page 23 Puzzle solutions See page 49 and minurl.co.uk/i 4 6 2 9 4 8 5 5 1 9 4 7 3 5 8 4 3 7 2 1 3 9 5 1 8 5 7 2 4 3 1 2 9 6 5 2 1 4 7 2 4 8 7 6 1 Tomorrow: Easier Concise Crossword No 2529 ACROSS 1 Teller of untruths (4) 3 Vigil (4) 8 Supernatural stories (5) 9 Carry out (7) 10 Verbalise (7) 11 Card game (5) 12 Infantryman (4,7) 16 Vagrant (5) 18 Diamond shape (7) 20 Rider’s foot support (7) 21 Apportion (5) 22 Burden (4) 23 Charges (4) 5 1 3 6 4 5 6 7 8 3 How to play Each numeral from 1 to 9 must appear (once only) in the squares forming the red letter i. Solution: minurl.co.uk/i Sudoku Harder 10 2 idoku Exclusive to i SUIT 1 20 18 How to play Convert the word at the top of the ladder into the word at the bottom of it, using only the four rungs in between. On each rung, you must put a valid four-letter word that is identical to the word above it, apart from a one-letter change. 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A A B C A C Word Wheel This is an open-ended puzzle. How many words of three or more letters, each including the letter at the centre of the wheel, can you make from this diagram? We’ve found 46, including one nine-letter word. Can you do better? G Y H A T O L P O 46 Weather i racing SPORT NEWS 4-31 VOICES 14-18 TV 32-33 IQ 34-41 No translation necessary for Tizzard’s praise of his latest star By Jon Freeman RACING EDITOR HEREFORD GOOD TO SOFT MANSIONBET NOVICES’ CHASE (CLASS 4) £9,800 added 2m 1 112-P1 FIRST DRIFT (CD) B Case 8 11 4.................................M Kendrick (5) 2 11/7F- CHARMING ZEN Olly Murphy 7 10 12..................................N Fehily 3 P/43-3 GO LONG E Williams 9 10 12......................................................... A Wedge 4 7/7- THE HIKING VIKING P Webber 6 10 12.................. T J O’Brien H 5 P52-76 WAITINONASUNNYDAY M Blake 6 10 12 ........P K Donovan (7) 6 -44637 SPROGZILLA H James 10 10 5..................................C Hammond (5) - 6 declared BETTING: 11-10 Charming Zen, 9-4 Go Long, 3-1 First Drift, 25-1 Sprogzilla, 33-1 Waitinonasunnyday, 50-1 The Hiking Viking. MANSIONBET HANDICAP HURDLE (CLASS 4) £8,800 added 3m 1f 119yds 1 3212/3 WISHICOULD C Mann 8 12 1.........................................................H Teal (5) 2 -P6231 WESTERN WAVE (CD) T R George 7 12 1........Mr N George (7) 3 2-1436 ROBERT’S STAR M Bradstock 9 11 12............N De Boinville C 4 0-1622 FRANKIE RAPPER D Skelton 7 11 10......................H Skelton C,T 5 12P4-6 PRESENT TIMES E Williams 8 11 9....................................... A Wedge 6 2-2762 ROSEMARY RUSSET H Fry 7 11 9........ Miss A B O’Connor (5) T 7 6/7P42 CHASE END CHARLIE Henry Oliver 8 11 8........ P Brennan C 8 523233 COUGAR KID (C) J G O’Shea 8 11 7............Miss B Hampson (5) 9 -21135 GARDINERS HILL (C)(D)(BF) D Rees 9 10 11.......... S Bowen T 10 573-66 LATE SHIPMENT (CD) N Evans 8 10 11 ..............R Patrick (3) C - 10 declared BETTING: 7-2 Western Wave, 4-1 Frankie Rapper, Rosemary Russet, 6-1 Robert’s Star, 10-1 Gardiners Hill, Chase End Charlie, 12-1 others. 2.30 3.00 It’s a joy listening to a Colin Tizzard post-race debrieﬁng when one of the trainer’s horses has put on a show. He starts off all quiet and measured, batting off any leading questions, but you know that underneath he’s bursting with excitement and in the end he just can’t help but say what he really thinks. So after paying Lostintranslation a couple of nice compliments for winning the Dipper Chase at Cheltenham yesterday, one more ﬁnal push from his interrogator and it all came gushing out. “He could be our next good horse,” said Tizzard – in italics because now he was comparing Lostintranslation to the best he has trained, indeed the very best in the business, over the past ﬁve glorious years. “We have been blessed with Cue Card, Thistlecrack and Native River WOLVERHAMPTON STANDARD BETWAY HEED YOUR HUNCH HANDICAP (CLASS 4) £9,750 added 1m 1f 104yds 1 64211- MICHELE STROGOFF (CD) M Appleby 6 10 1 ........A Rawlinson 7 2 91/2- MILITARY LAW J Gosden 4 10 0 ...........................................R Havlin 6 3 78597- HIGH ACCLAIM R Teal 5 9 6................................................... D Probert 4 4 1/334- THIS GIRL T Dascombe 4 9 6............................................R Kingscote 3 5 92123- ILLUSTRISSIME (D)(BF) I Furtado 6 9 4 ....................S Levey C 5 6 08870- ARGUS A Dunn 7 9 1 ......................................................................E Greatrex 2 7 11309- CENTRAL CITY (C) I Williams 4 9 0 ...................................K O’Neill 1 - 7 declared BETTING: 15-8 Military Law, 9-4 Michele Strogoff, 5-1 This Girl, 6-1 Illustrissime, 12-1 Central City, 14-1 High Acclaim, 25-1 Argus. LADBROKES FILLIES’ CONDITIONS STAKES (CLASS 2) £20,000 added 7f 1 21861- CASTLE HILL CASSIE (CD) B Haslam 5 9 3 ..............J Watson 3 2 12111- CROSSING THE LINE (D) A Balding 4 9 0.................D Probert 7 3 32511- ISLAND OF LIFE W Haggas 5 9 0......................R Kingscote C,T 1 4 70932- LUCYMAI (D)(BF) D Ivory 6 9 0.................................................J Duern 4 5 83300- MISS BAR BEACH (D) K Dalgleish 4 9 0..................... S W Kelly 5 6 91330- PATTIE (D) M Channon 5 9 0.....................................................C Bishop 2 7 31470- PEAK PRINCESS (D) Archie Watson 5 9 0...........E Greatrex 6 - 7 declared BETTING: 9-4 Crossing The Line, 11-4 Lucymai, 5-1 Island Of Life, Castle Hill Cassie, 10-1 Pattie, Miss Bar Beach, 14-1 Peak Princess. 2.20 2.50 He is not there yet, but he’s right in the groove – a beautiful big old-fashioned chaser, still improving and I think he could be the next good one. He’s not there yet, but he’s already right in the groove and deﬁnitely as good as they were at the same stage of their careers. “He’s a beautiful, big, oldfashioned chaser, still learning, but still improving.” Lostintranslation (like so many names of racehorses these days, squeezed into one word because the maximum letters and spaces allowed are 18) had just rallied up the final Cheltenham hill to beat Deﬁ Du Seuil, convincing his Dorset-based trainer that he will be even better when stepped up to three miles. Although after listening to jockey Robbie Power’s feedback, he suggested that the JLT Chase, over about yesterday’s distance, would do nicely at the Festival. As one might expect with just 10 weeks to go, others presented their Festival credentials, none with more eloquence than Midnight Shadow, who beat Wholestone fair and square in the Relkeel Hurdle. Trainer Sue Smith says that she doesn’t have a horse in her Yorkshire stables good enough to work with Midnight Shadow and though she 47 i WEDNESDAY 2 JANUARY 2019 BUSINESS SPORT 42-43 47-55 FORM VERDICT The combination of wind surgery and the step up to six furlongs has seen ISLAND OF LIFE thrive on the synthetics the last twice and a chance is taken on William Haggas’ filly having no issues tackling seven furlongs for the first time since her debut. Crossing The Line has racked up a hat-trick over this trip and sets the standard, while Castle Hill Cassie is respected following her track and trip victory last time. AYR SOFT (INSPECTION 8AM) FRAZER COOGANS HANDICAP HURDLE (CLASS 3) £15,800 added 2m 5f 1 1234-8 ONE FOR HARRY (D) N Richards 11 11 12................................R Day 2 112-4F SENOR LOMBARDY K Dalgleish 6 11 11...........................B Hughes 3 20544- FINE RIGHTLY (CD) S Crawford (IRE) 11 11 8 .......C O’Farrell H,T 4 3P-45R ELUSIVE THEATRE (CD) S Crawford (IRE) 8 11 4......J J Slevin B 5 70-872 BRYDEN BOY (C) Jennie Candlish 9 10 13..............S Quinlan C 6 22-116 AYE RIGHT (D) Mrs H Graham 6 10 12..............................C Bewley 7 524-1P ROAD TO GOLD (CD) N Alexander 10 10 11 .......Lucy Alexander 8 4-7622 ARTHURS SECRET A M Thomson 9 10 10.............................................. ............................................................................................................Rachel McDonald (5) - 8 declared BETTING: 5-2 Senor Lombardy, 3-1 Arthurs Secret, 5-1 Bryden Boy, 8-1 Fine Rightly, Aye Right, 10-1 One For Harry, Elusive Theatre, 16-1 others. 2.40 Lostintranslation (left) jumps next to Deﬁ Du Seuil at Cheltenham yesterday PA wants to resist the owner’s calls for a tilt at the Champion Hurdle, she is not averse to letting him take his chance in what’s looking like a wideopen Stayers’ Hurdle. That’s also the goal for Aux Ptits Soins after his victory in the threemile handicap hurdle. Dan Skelton’s grey won the 2015 Coral Cup (when trained by Paul Nicholls) on his ﬁrst UK start, but is as fragile as bone china and has only recently returned from a 601-day lay-off. Aso was another to roll back the years in the Betbright Handicap Chase. He’s had two long spells on the sidelines since ﬁnishing third in the 2017 Ryanair Chase, but seems as good as ever and Venetia Williams is keen to go back for another crack. NEWCASTLE top tips BEST BET Aye Right (2.40pm, Ayr) Two wins on northern circuit before running well upped in grade at Cheltenham last time. STANDARD SUNRACING.CO.UK HANDICAP (CLASS 4) £10,150 added 1m 1 20885- MY TARGET (D) M Wigham 8 9 9 .........................................C Hardie 3 2 43133- BREAKING RECORDS H Palmer 4 9 9...................J Mitchell H 1 3 72728- TREVITHICK (CD) B Smart 4 9 7.........................................J Fanning 6 4 /7286- COME ON TIER (D) D M Simcock 4 9 2 ........................M Harley 5 5 541- SPACE BANDIT (D) M Appleby 4 8 12.............................A Mullen 2 6 66651- DUBAI ACCLAIM (CD) R Fahey 4 8 10........................B McHugh 4 - 6 declared BETTING: 9-4 Space Bandit, 5-2 Dubai Acclaim, 4-1 Breaking Records, 13-2 Come On Tier, 8-1 Trevithick, 10-1 My Target. BETWAY HANDICAP (CLASS 4) £10,150 added 6f 1 641/1- ROYAL PROSPECT (CD) J Camacho 4 9 7......... C Rodriguez 8 2 85122- NICK VEDDER (CD)(BF) M Wigham 5 9 5 ..............C Hardie B 1 3 4621/ GLOBAL TANGO (CD) C Hills 4 9 5.............................. C Shepherd 3 4 60374- TOMMY G (D) J Goldie 6 9 5..............................Corey Madden (7) 6 5 11347- HIGHLY SPRUNG (D) J L Eyre 6 9 4............................J Fanning 10 6 14/08- DISCREET HERO N Wilson 6 9 4..............................L Edmunds T 2 7 83661- EQUIANO SPRINGS (C) T Tate 5 9 3.................................A Mullen 7 8 509/9- VALLEY OF FIRE (D) J L Eyre 7 9 2...................................J Mitchell 9 9 92020- KATHEEFA (CD) Mrs R Carr 5 9 0..............................J P Sullivan 4 10 66060- ATHOLLBLAIR BOY (CD)(BF) N Tinkler 6 9 0 ...................................... ....................................................................................................Faye McManoman (7) 5 - 10 declared BETTING: 9-4 Nick Vedder, 7-2 Royal Prospect, 9-2 Equiano Springs, 13-2 Tommy G, 12-1 others. 4.10 NEXT BEST Sebastopol (1.35pm, Ayr) Bumper winner here and shaped promisingly in good company on hurdles debut at Cheltenham. ONE TO WATCH There was no ﬂuke about outsider Jarveys Plate’s easy win yesterday and he’s earned his ticket to the Festival. 6.45 Racing results CHELTENHAM Good to soft-good in places 12.15 1. JARVEYS PLATE (P Brennan) 12-1; 2. I Can’t Explain 5-6 fav; 3. Anemoi 9-2. 7 ran. 13l, hd. (F O’Brien). Tote: £14.10; £4.20, £1.30. Exacta: £30.70. Trifecta: £70.60. CSF: £21.67. NR: Coolanly. 12.50 1. BEWARE THE BEAR (J McGrath) 7-2; 2. Shanroe Santos 10-1; 3. Perfect Candidate 16-1. 9 ran. 9-4 fav Some Chaos (5th). 5l, 8l. (N Henderson). Tote: £4.10; £1.60, £2.80, £3.00. Exacta: £31.50. Tricast: £496.65. Trifecta: £254.90. CSF: £37.79. NR: Robinsfirth. 1.25 1. LOSTINTRANSLATION (R M Power) 3-1; 2. Defi Du Seuil 5-2; 3. Black Op 3-1. 4 ran. 9-4 fav On The Blind Side (4th). 11/4l, 6l. (C Tizzard). Tote: £3.80; Exacta: £11.00. Trifecta: £17.60. CSF: £10.58. NR: Crucial Role. 2.00 1. ASO (C Deutsch) 3-1 fav; 2. Happy Diva 8-1; 3. Ballyhill 7-1. 7 ran. 2l, 23/4l. (Miss V Williams). Tote: £3.70; £2.10, £3.00. Exacta: £26.60. Tricast: £153.56. Trifecta: £131.40. CSF: £25.82. NRs: Acting Lass, Give Me A Copper. 2.35 1. AUX PTITS SOINS (H Skelton) 5-1 fav; 2. De Name Evades Me 11-2; 3. The Eaglehaslanded 12-1. 14 ran. 7l, shd. (D Skelton). Tote: £5.30; £2.10, £2.30, £3.70. Exacta: £36.90. Tricast: £319.63. Trifecta: £531.50. CSF: £29.64. 3.10 1. MIDNIGHT SHADOW (D Cook) 8-1; 2. Wholestone 6-4 fav; 3. Old Guard 7-2. 6 ran. 21/4l, 1/2l. (Mrs S Smith). Tote: £6.60; £2.70, £1.40. Exacta: £21.30. Trifecta: £67.50. CSF: £20.09. 3.50 1. GLORY AND FORTUNE (R Johnson) 7-2; 2. Cascova 3-1 fav; 3. Book Of Invasions 15-2. 10 ran. 41/2l, 1l. (Tom Lacey). Tote: £4.40; £1.90, £1.50, £2.40. Exacta: £16.50. Trifecta: £89.80. CSF: £14.64. Jackpot: Not won, pool of £11,780.39 carried over to Wolverhampton. Placepot: £181.60. Quadpot: £34.80. Place 6: £185.52. Place 5: £123.26. CATTERICK Going: Good-good to soft in places 12.25 (2m3f66yds nov hdle): HOGAN’S HEIGHT (Page Fuller 11-8) 1; Legalized (11-1) 2; Vamanos (8-11F) 3. 6 ran. 3/4l, 11l. (J Snowden). NR: Tight Call. 1.00 (1m7f156yds h’cap hdle): THE HERDS GARDEN (Miss A McCain 9-1) 1; Baratineur (11-8F) 2; Life Knowledge (12-1) 3. 11 ran. 11/2l, 8l. (D McCain). 1.35 (3m1f54yds nov ch): DUKE DEBARRY (Will Kennedy 3-1) 1; Hurricane Dylan (5-1) 2; Braavos (10-1) 3. Jack Devine 15-8F. 5 ran. 21/2l, 25l. (N Henderson). 2.10 (1m7f156yds nov hdle): LASSANA ANGEL (A Johns 9-1) 1; Mega Double (22-1) 2; Foxtrot Juliet (2-5F) 3. 8 ran. 9l, ns. (T R Gretton). NR: See The Sea. 2.45 (2m3f51yds h’cap ch): MANWELL (J England 9-4) 1; Eureu Du Boulay (11-10F) 2; Tara Mac (16-1) 3. 8 ran. 4l, 16l. (Sam England). 3.20 (3m1f71yds h’cap hdle): INCHCOLM (H Reed 7-1) 1; It’s All About Me (10-1) 2; Midnight Queen (8-1) 3. Nemean Lion 4-5F. 9 ran. 1/2l, 9l. (Tristan Davidson). Placepot: £45.70. Quadpot: £12.60. MUSSELBURGH Going: Good 12.30 (1m7f124yds hdle): HANNON (D G Noonan 7-2) 1; Liva (5-2) 2; Sarvi (11-2) 3. Al Kherb 6-4F. 7 ran. 6l, 6l. (J McConnell (IRE) ). NR: Thunderhooves. 1.05 (2m7f180yds h’cap hdle): JET MASTER (Lucy Alexander 12-1) 1; Knock House (11-8F) 2; Uptown Funk (10-1) 3. 5 ran. 13/4l, 1l. (N Alexander). 1.40 (2m4f68yds h’cap ch): KNOCKGRAFFON (A Coleman 4-1) 1; Forth Bridge (7-4F) 2; Mixboy (3-1) 3. 5 ran. 13/4l, 13l. (Olly Murphy). 2.15 (1m7f124yds h’cap hdle): NORMAL NORMAN (D G Noonan 8-1) 1; Chica Buena (5-2F) 2; Get Out The Gate (6-1) 3. 9 ran. 13/4l, 33/4l. (J Ryan). NR: Night Of Glory. 2.50 (2m3f171yds h’cap hdle): CHEBSEY BEAU (D McMenamin 11-2) 1; Kajaki (6-4F) 2; Ballynanty (161) 3. 7 ran. 11/4l, 21/4l. (J J Quinn). 3.25 (2m7f170yds h’cap ch): ELMONO (Derek Fox 11-2) 1; Just Minded (13-2) 2; Born For War (15-8) 3. Always Lion 5-4F. 4 ran. 13/4l, 11/2l. (Miss L Russell). Placepot: £131.80. Quadpot: £30.20. SOUTHWELL Going: Standard 12.35 (4f214yds nov): SWISS CHIME (K O’Neill 10-1) 1; Hanati (9-4) 2; Jungle Secret (9-2) 3. Point Zero 6-4F. 5 ran. 3/4l, 3/4l. (D Ivory). 1.10 (6f16yds h’cap): BELLEVARDE (Hollie Doyle 14-1) 1; Dollar Value (11-2) 2; Jack The Truth (5-1) 3. Global Melody 7-2F. 9 ran. 3/4l, hd. (R J Price). 1.45 (4f214yds h’cap): MOONRAKER (L Morris 15-2) 1; Watchable (9-1) 2; Ornate (3-1) 3. Jashma 11-4F. 8 ran. 1/2l, nk. (M Appleby). 2.20 (7f14yds h’cap): SAINT EQUIANO (C Rodriguez 5-1) 1; Custard The Dragon (5-1) 2; Gentlemen (12-1) 3. Angel Palanas 3-1F. 8 ran. 11/4l, 1/2l. (K Dalgleish). 2.55 (1m13yds h’cap): SHOWBOATING (L Edmunds 5-1) 1; Tagur (9-2) 2; Pearl Spectre (12-1) 3. Thechildren’strust 5-4F. 8 ran. 23/4l, 23/4l. (J Balding). 3.30 (1m13yds h’cap): BOND ANGEL (Katherine Begley 7-1) 1; Angel’s Acclaim (13-2F) 2; Catapult (7-1) 3. 13 ran. 11/4l, shd. (P Evans). NR: War Of Succession. Placepot: £335.10. Quadpot: £30.20. 48 SPORT FOOTBALL Blokes United is saving men’s lives by tackling mental health Tim Rich reports on a league helping players fight depression ‘I wouldn’t be here but for the football club,” said Paul Davies. He doesn’t mean he wouldn’t be sitting in the chair opposite. He means he wouldn’t be alive. Some clubs inspire, others frustrate but Blokes United is a football club that saves lives. The vast majority of its players have had mental health issues. They have all been somewhere near the bottom. “I used to play football at a decent level but when I got depression I became socially isolated,” Davies (right) said. Decent football meant the Liverpool Academy under Steve Heighway and playing for Whiston Juniors, whose clubhouse is a shrine to its most famous player, Steven Gerrard. After spells at Manchester City and Burnley, Rochdale offered the best chance of a professional career but by then Paul had suffered a serious accident that drained his desire to play football. “I had no friends. I had counselling and medication but nothing seemed to work and then one day, in January 2017, I tried to kill myself. I had a one-year-old baby and another one on the way. That’s how low I was.” Football saved his life; gave him an outlet. His team, Blokes United, play in the Social Inclusion League in Blackburn. The league is funded by Creative Support, a not-for-proﬁt organisation that provides care for vulnerable people, most notably those with mental health issues or learning disabilities. Paul Hardman works for Creative Support as a mental health practitioner. He reasoned that not many men would be attracted by the prospect of sitting around When I came here, I was very nervous but football gives you a motivation, competitiveness a table with a polystyrene cup of weak tea talking about depression, but they might fancy a game of football. Afterwards, they would talk about the game but, as time went on, they might talk about what had brought them here. It began with a kickabout, moved on to friendlies and then Hardman wrote to every organisation he TENNIS Emotional Murray admits doubts over his future A visibly emotional Andy Murray much as I can and just try and enjoy admitted he is unsure how much playing tennis as long as I can. I don’t longer he will be able to play com- know how much longer it’s going to petitive tennis after making his lat- last but we’ll see.” est comeback in Brisbane. It was in Brisbane last JanuThe former world No 1 appeared ary where Murray decided that he to ﬁght back tears as he reﬂected on would have to have surgery for a his battle to resume his career fol- problem that first surfaced in the lowing hip surgery. summer of 2017. The twoMurray progressed to time Wimbledon chamthe second round of the pion managed just half Brisbane Internationa dozen tournaments al yesterday with a in 2018 and spent sev6-3, 6-4 victory over eral periods during Andy Murray has Australian wildcard the last six months in dropped to 240 James Duckworth, Philadelphia working in the world after his ﬁrst match since with a reconditioning suffering with a bringing an end to a specialist. hip injury for 18 truncated season in Now ranked 240 in months September. the world, he appeared Speaking in his on-court positive about his meeting interview after the match, the with Duckworth, who is six placScot said of his recovery: “It’s not es above him in the ATP rankings. easy to sum up in one sentence or Murray said he thought he “did one answer, it’s been really hard; 18 quite well”, but admitted he may months, a lot of ups and downs, it’s have been “a little bit nervous” at the been tricky to just get back on the start of the match. court competing again. “I think for a ﬁrst match of the new “So I’m happy I’m back out here year after quite a long break it was again, I want to try and enjoy it as all right,” the 31-year-old Scot said. I was in a little bit of discomfort, but I didn’t feel (the hip) on any movements. It didn’t affect my play 240 Andy Murray said he was a ‘little nervous’ during his ﬁrst-round match GETTY His movement out wide to the forehand still appears to be compromised but Murray struck a more upbeat note in his press conference later, telling reporters: “I was nerv- ous, but I like nerves. I felt like I saw the ball better versus, say, the middle of last year. “I don’t feel apprehensive about my hip. I didn’t really think about it at all. I was in a little bit of discomfort, but I didn’t feel (the hip) on any movements for my shots. It didn’t affect my play that way.” Murray broke Duckworth three times in a match that lasted just short of 90 minutes, the ﬁrst in the sixth game of the first set. But the 26-year-old Australian fought back, breaking Murray in the seventh. Murray broke back in the eighth game before serving out the set. Duckworth kept up the pressure in the second set, forcing his opponent to fight back from four break points in the second game. But Murray held on and eventually broke his opponent’s serve in the ninth game before serving out for the win. Murray was due to play world No 16 Daniil Medvedev in the second round in the early hours of this morning. NEWS 4-31 VOICES 14-18 TV 32-33 IQ 34-41 BUSINESS SPORT 42-43 47-55 i WEDNESDAY 2 JANUARY 2019 49 CYCLING grant of £49,530. About 80 per cent as the driving force in her life. “I was of that has gone on hiring pitches the butty-maker, the ﬂask-bringer, from Blackburn Rovers. the kit-washer. I wrote articles for “When I came down here, I was the fanzine and then I asked if I very nervous,” said Davies. “What could get involved by playing. We attracted me here was you didn’t now have a women’s team with have to talk, you could just play about 19 players, eight regulars. It football but after a couple of weeks reignited the love I had always had you did talk to the blokes around you for sport but had lost long ago.” and you were talking to people who The club has been supported had lived it. by visits from Jamie Barnwell“Football gives you a motivation; Edinboro, who began his career in a competitiveness. I have gone from the Premier League at Coventry. His doing nothing to doing my level greatest success was at Cambridge one coaching badges, to coaching but depression was never very far a kids team and back to playing away and it kept claiming him. mainstream football again.” His autobiography is called Light Cathryn O’Meara, who plays in at the End of the Tunnel. It is not a goal for the women’s conventional footballer’s team, had always loved story, beginning as it does I w as sport. She played hockey with Barnwell-Edinboro brought up and netball and did sitting naked in bed, old-school. trampolining. She had his face wet with tears, three teenaged children, Men didn’t contemplating a suicide a solid marriage and a cocktail of red wine and have mental nice house. Then she tablets. problems and, sleeping became afﬂicted with “It can happen to anyone,” if they did, agonising back pain that said Wayne Beck, who was they didn’t talk diagnosed with bipolar required increasing about them amounts of prescription disorder. “We’re all sat on drugs – to which she the fence. It just takes one became addicted. gust to blow us off.” Wayne “I was consumed with pain and was blown very far. On to the streets, fatigue and everything seemed to into secure psychiatric hospitals, stop,” she said. “I stopped going out, into the realms of the suicidal. “I was I stopped going to work, I stopped brought up old-school,” he said. looking after my family. Physical “Men didn’t have mental pain led to emotional pain and, problems and, if they did, they before I knew it, I was in the depths certainly didn’t talk about them. I of despair, not knowing or caring tried to act, tried to pretend. I didn’t how to turn things around.” want to be known as a nutter. The Her 25-year-marriage collapsed. only place I felt at home was on the “I ended up in a dingy ﬂat without football pitch. carpets. I had a settee, a fridge, a “The game gives you somewhere cooker and a TV.” to belong, which is so important if She walked through the door of you’ve been where some of us have Creative Support’s modest terraced been. We gave a player of the year house which has a plaque saying it medal to one bloke and he put this was opened by Sam Allardyce when 50p medal round his neck and wore he was Blackburn manager. Football it to the shops as if he’d won it in a took over from prescription drugs war.” Which, in a sense, he had. Blokes United has given players focus and a place to discuss problems could think of to form a Social Inclusion League. Out of that came Blokes United and, later, a women’s team, Girls United. 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BBL CHAMPIONSHIP: Surrey 93 London City 91. DARTS PDC WORLD DARTS CHAMPIONSHIP, ALEXANDRA PALACE, LONDON, Final: M van Gerwen (Neth) bt M Smith (GB) 7-3. ICE HOCKEY NHL: Anaheim Ducks 1 Tampa Bay Lightning 2 (OT), Buffalo Sabres 1 New York Islanders 3, Calgary Flames 8 San Jose Sharks 5, Carolina Hurricanes 3 Philadelphia Flyers 1, Colorado Avalanche 2 Los Angeles Kings 3 (OT), Columbus Blue Jackets 6 Ottawa Senators 3, Dallas Stars 2 Montreal Canadiens 3 (OT), Detroit Red Wings 3 Florida Panthers 4 (SO), Edmonton Oilers 3 Winnipeg Jets 4, Minnesota Wild 2 Pittsburgh Penguins 3, New Jersey Devils 4 Vancouver Canucks 0, St Louis Blues 1 New York Rangers 2, Washington Capitals 3 Nashville Predators 6. ELITE LEAGUE: Cardiff 3 Guildford 2, Manchester 5 Sheffield 3. TENNIS HOPMAN CUP, PERTH ARENA, PERTH, AUSTRALIA: Group B, Men’s Singles: S Tsitsipas (Gr) bt F Tiafoe (US) 6-3 6-7 (3-7) 6-3. Women’s Singles: S Williams (US) bt M Sakkari (Gr) 7-6 (7-3) 6-2. Mixed Doubles: S Tsitsipas (Gr) & M Sakkari (Gr) bt F Tiafoe (US) & S Williams (US) 4-1 1-4 4-2. Switzerland 2 US 1. BRISBANE INTERNATIONAL, BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA: Men’s Singles First round: M Kecmanovic (Serb) bt L Mayer (Arg) 6-3 6-1; (5) M RAONIC (Can) bt A Bedene (Sloven) 6-0 6-3; Y Uchiyama (Japan) bt U Humbert (Fr) 6-4 7-6 (8-6); (6) G DIMITROV (Bul) bt Y Nishioka (Japan) 6-3 6-4; J Millman (Aus) bt T Sandgren (US) 7-6 (8-6) 6-7 (6-8) 6-0. Women’s Singles First round: D Vekic (Croa) bt M Rybarikova (Slovak) 6-1 6-2; (6) K BERTENS (Neth) bt E Mertens (Bel) 6-2 6-7 (6-8) 6-4; M Bouzkova (Cz Rep) bt S Stosur (Aus) 4-6 6-2 6-2; (5) K PLISKOVA (Cz Rep) bt Y Putintseva (Kaz) 4-6 6-3 6-4; K Birrell (Aus) bt (7) D KASATKINA (Rus) 5-7 6-4 7-6 (7-3); L Tsurenko (Ukr) bt M Buzarnescu (Rom) 6-0 6-2; A Kontaveit (Est) bt C Suarez Navarro (Sp) 6-0 6-3; D Aiava (Aus) bt K Mladenovic (Fr) 6-3 7-6 (7-2). ATP QATAR EXXONMOBIL OPEN, DOHA, QATAR: Men’s Singles First round: (1) N DJOKOVIC (Serb) bt D Dzumhur (Bih) 6-1 6-2; M Fucsovics (Hun) bt M Copil (Rom) 6-3 6-2; S Wawrinka (Swit) bt (3) K KHACHANOV (Rus) 7-6 (9-7) 6-4; G Garcia-Lopez (Sp) bt M Shannan Zayid (Qatar) 6-1 6-3; R Berankis (Lith) bt (6) D GOFFIN (Bel) 3-6 6-4 7-6 (7-4); D Lajovic (Serb) bt A Mannarino (Fr) 6-3 7-6 (7-5); G Pella (Arg) bt C Ilkel (Tur) 7-6 (7-1) 6-3; (4) M CECCHINATO (It) bt S Stakhovsky (Ukr) 6-4 6-2; P Herbert (Fr) bt (2) D THIEM (Aut) 6-3 7-5. ATP TATA OPEN MAHARASHTRA, PUNE, INDIA: Men’s Singles First round: L Djere (Serb) bt A Kadhe (India) 7-5 7-6 (8-6); S Bolelli (It) bt D Istomin (Uzb) 6-4 6-4; I Ivashka (Bela) bt H Hurkacz (Pol) 6-7 (9-11) 6-2 6-3; J Vesely (Cz Rep) bt A Hoang (Fr) 4-6 6-4 6-4; (5) B PAIRE (Fr) bt T Moura Monteiro (Br) 7-6 (7-5) 6-3; R Ramanathan (India) bt M Granollers (Sp) 4-6 6-4 6-3; I Karlovic (Croa) bt F Auger-Aliassime (Can) 6-4 7-5. WOMEN’S TOUR ASB CLASSIC, AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND: Singles First round: L Davis (US) bt L Arruabarrena (Sp) 6-2 6-2; M Puig (PR) bt B Mattek-Sands (US) 6-3 6-2; S Sorribes Tormo (Sp) bt S Voegele (Swit) 7-5 6-3; V Kuzmova (Slovak) bt T Zidansek (Sloven) 6-2 7-6 (7-3); E Bouchard (Can) bt M Brengle (US) 6-3 6-3. WOMEN’S SHENZEN OPEN, SHENZHEN, CHINA: Singles First round: (1) A SABALENKA (Bela) bt T Maria (Ger) 3-6 6-3 6-1; E Alexandrova (Rus) bt D Jakupovic (Sloven) 6-3 6-4; X Yu Wang (Chin) bt F Ying Xun (Chin) 7-6 (7-3) 6-4; (5) M SHARAPOVA (Rus) bt T Bacsinszky (Swit) 6-2 7-6 (7-3); O Jabeur (Tun) bt (7) S ZHANG (Chin) 6-2 6-3; A Riske (US) bt (3) Q WANG (Chin) 6-3 6-3; V Kudermetova (Rus) bt I Begu (Rom) 3-6 6-1 7-6 (7-5); I Jorovic (Serb) bt (2) C GARCIA (Fr) 6-4 6-2. TODAY’S FIXTURES CRICKET FOURTH TEST MATCH—FIRST DAY OF FIVE: Australia v India (Sydney, 11.30pm). ICE HOCKEY ELITE LEAGUE: Dundee v Glasgow, Fife v Milton Keynes, Nottingham v Guildford. Geraint Thomas will focus on defending his Tour de France title AFP/GETTY Froome and Thomas set up Tour clash of the giants bike riders – only four other people have ever done that – it would just Team Sky are set to go into what be incredible,” said Froome. could be their ﬁnal Tour de France That will leave Sky with two leadwith two leaders, as four-time ers in France in July, with Thomas winner Chris Froome keen to defend his title and defending champion I’lll have the before turning his attenGeraint Thomas both tion to the time trial at the conﬁrmed they will con- number one world championships in on my back test it this year. Yorkshire in September. F r o o m e w i l l n o t and it would He too will miss the Giro. defend his Giro d’Italia be sad not to “The main goal for me title, instead seeking a go back and will be to go back to the record-equalling fifth not to go back Tour de France for the best Tour crown, but will face result I can,” the Welshat 100 percent man a challenge from within said. as well as Thomas also plans to “Maybe if I hadn’t have after winning the race for won the Tour in 2018 I the ﬁrst time in July. might have looked at a Giro-Vuelta Both riders have said they want programme but, having won the to deliver success on the road to Tour, I’ll have the number one on help Team Sky secure new my back and it would be sad sponsorship, following the not to go back and not to decision by the broadgo back at 100 percent as caster to end its investwell. ment in the sport after “The year will be 2019, leaving the team geared around that, but with an uncertain future. I’m also looking forward Froome (right) won the to a slightly different Giro last year in spectacuprogramme as well, and lar fashion, with a stunning obviously after the Tour, the 80-kilometre solo attack in stage Worlds in Yorkshire will be massive.” 19 wresting the lead from Simon With Thomas and Froome Yates. He admitted it was a focused on the Tour, Team difficult decision not to Sky will hand team leaderdefend his crown after ship for the Giro in May becoming the first to 21-year-old rising British winner of the star Egan Bernal, Italian race last May, who ﬁnished 15th at Chris Froome is but he has his eyes the Tour de France aiming to join the on the record of ﬁve in July in his first elite this year with a Tour titles jointly season at World Tour ﬁfth Tour de France held by Eddy Merlevel. victory ckx, Bernard Hinault, “The Giro is a race Jacques Anquetil and that I really, really like,” Miguel Indurain. the Colombian said. “I lived “I’m getting to the point in in Italy for three years, so I have my career now where I’m starting a lot of friends there and I really like to think about what kind of legacy I the Italian fans. want to leave behind and if I am able “I know the roads, I really like the to win the Tour de France for a ﬁfth Giro, and I want to do a good race time and join that very elite group of there.” By Ian Parker 5 50 SPORT Football Results & fixtures PREMIER LEAGUE Arsenal (1)....................4 Xhaka 25 Lacazette 55 Ramsey 79 Aubameyang 83 Cardiff (0)......................0 Fulham (0)...................1 Kamara 69 Att 59,887 Tottenham (3) ..........3 Kane 3, Eriksen 12 Att 32,485 Son 26 Everton (0)...................0 Leicester (0)...............1 Vardy 58 Att 39,052 P W D L F A Pts Liverpool 20 17 3 0 48 8 54 Tottenham 21 16 0 5 46 21 48 Man City 20 15 2 3 54 16 47 Chelsea 20 13 4 3 38 16 43 Arsenal 21 12 5 4 46 31 41 Man Utd 20 10 5 5 41 32 35 Leicester 21 9 4 8 25 23 31 Wolves 20 8 5 7 23 23 29 Watford 20 8 4 8 27 28 28 Everton 21 7 6 8 31 31 27 West Ham 20 8 3 9 27 30 27 Bournemouth 20 8 2 10 28 37 26 Brighton 20 7 4 9 22 27 25 Crystal Palace 20 5 4 11 17 26 19 Newcastle 20 4 6 10 15 27 18 Cardiff 21 5 3 13 19 41 18 Southampton 20 3 6 11 21 38 15 Burnley 20 4 3 13 19 41 15 Fulham 21 3 5 13 19 47 14 Huddersfield 20 2 4 14 12 35 10 THE SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP Aston Villa (1)............ 2 QPR (1)............................2 Abraham 21, 75 Freeman 41 Eze 57 Att 37,760 Blackburn (0)............. 2 West Brom (0) .........1 Mulgrew 53 Rodriguez 63 (pen) Dack 58 Att 14,258 Brentford (1)..............1 Norwich (0).................1 Jeanvier 22 Klose 83 Att 9,524 Derby (1).........................1 Middlesbrough (0)1 Wilson 2 Hugill 53 Att 28,123 Hull (1) .............................6 Bolton (0).....................0 Grosicki 29, 63 Att 12,418 Evandro 62 Martin 67 Bowen 76 Dicko 83 Ipswich (1)..................... 2 Millwall (0).................3 Lankester 3 Ferguson 60 (pen) Jackson 89 Cooper 68 Elliott 76 Att 16,957 Nottm Forest (1) .....4 Leeds (0)........................2 Colback 5, 69 Clarke 52 Murphy 72 Alioski 64 Osborn 76 Att 29,530 Reading (0)...................1 Swansea (3) ................4 Harriott 77 McBurnie 2, 48 (pen) Roberts 30 van der Hoorn 45 Att 15,644 Rotherham (1)........... 2 Preston (0)..................1 Vaulks 45 Nmecha 78 Smith 76 Att 9,077 Sheff Wed (1) ..............1 Birmingham (0)......1 Fletcher 18 Adams 48 Att 29,462 Stoke (0).........................0 Bristol City (1)..........2 Diedhiou 39 O’Dowda 81 Att 23,912 Wigan (0).......................0 Sheff Utd (1)................3 McGoldrick 40 Duffy 48 Sharp 54 Att 13,054 P W D L F A Pts Leeds 26 15 6 5 44 28 51 Norwich 26 14 7 5 48 34 49 Sheff Utd 26 14 5 7 45 28 47 West Brom 26 13 7 6 54 34 46 Middlesbro 26 11 10 5 28 18 43 Derby 26 12 7 7 38 32 43 Nottm Forest 26 9 12 5 39 29 39 Birmingham 26 9 12 5 38 28 39 QPR 26 11 6 9 33 34 39 Aston Villa 26 9 11 6 49 40 38 Bristol City 26 10 8 8 32 28 38 Swansea 26 10 6 10 35 31 36 Hull 26 10 6 10 36 33 36 Stoke 26 8 11 7 30 31 35 Blackburn 26 8 10 8 33 41 34 Sheff Wed 26 8 8 10 32 42 32 Preston 26 7 8 11 38 43 29 Brentford 26 6 10 10 36 36 28 Millwall 26 7 7 12 33 41 28 Wigan 26 7 5 14 25 40 26 Rotherham 26 5 10 11 25 41 25 Bolton 26 5 7 14 17 38 22 Reading 26 4 8 14 28 41 20 Ipswich 26 2 9 15 21 46 15 SKY BET LEAGUE ONE Blackpool (0)..............0 Sunderland (1).........1 Maja 23 Att 10,994 Bradford (2).................3 Accrington (0)..........0 O’Brien 21 Att 16,318 Doyle 30 Wood 49 Bristol R (0).................0 Burton A (0)...............0 Att 9,060 Charlton (2) ................. 2 Walsall (0) ...................1 Ahearne-Grant 6 Cook 47 Taylor 9 (pen) Att 10,396 Doncaster (3) .............5 Rochdale (0)...............0 May 1 Att 7,408 Crawford 23 Marquis 34, 75 Coppinger 82 Luton (0)........................0 Barnsley (0)...............0 Att 9,926 Peterborough (0) ...0 Scunthorpe (1).........2 Novak 5, 57 Att 6,974 Plymouth (2) ..............3 Oxford Utd (0) ..........0 Sarcevic 9 Att 10,223 Lameiras 41, 67 Portsmouth (1)......... 2 Wimbledon (0) ........1 Lowe 8 Appiah 75 Curtis 80 Att 18,732 Shrewsbury (0)........0 Fleetwood Tn (0)...0 Att 5,919 Southend (1)............... 2 Gillingham (0)..........0 Mantom 40 Att 7,903 Moore 90 CHAMPIONSHIP Wycombe (0)..............0 Coventry (1)...............2 Chaplin 34 (pen) Clarke-Harris 62 Att 6,183 P W D L F A Pts Portsmouth 26 17 6 3 46 24 57 Luton 26 15 7 4 49 24 52 Sunderland 24 14 8 2 45 23 50 Barnsley 25 13 7 5 40 22 46 Charlton 26 14 4 8 42 30 46 Doncaster 26 13 6 7 47 32 45 Peterborough 26 12 8 6 45 33 44 Coventry 26 11 5 10 28 29 38 Southend 26 11 2 13 32 31 35 Blackpool 25 9 8 8 26 25 35 Fleetwood Tn 26 9 7 10 35 30 34 Accrington 25 9 7 9 27 35 34 Burton Albion 25 9 5 11 30 33 32 Wycombe 26 8 8 10 34 38 32 Walsall 26 8 8 10 28 41 32 Shrewsbury 26 7 9 10 29 32 30 Rochdale 26 8 6 12 33 52 30 Gillingham 26 8 4 14 36 43 28 Bristol Rovers 26 7 6 13 25 29 27 Bradford 26 8 3 15 31 40 27 Scunthorpe 26 7 6 13 32 51 27 Oxford Utd 26 6 8 12 31 41 26 Plymouth 26 6 6 14 31 47 24 Wimbledon 26 6 4 16 20 37 22 SKY BET LEAGUE TWO Bury (0)........................... 3 Crewe (1).......................1 Lavery 50 Porter 3 O’Shea 58 (pen), 76 Att 3,812 Crawley Town (0)... 2 Colchester (0)...........0 Gambin 60, 90 Att 2,765 Forest Green (1)....... 2 Northampton (0)...1 Williams 2 Foley 50 Archibald 90 Att 2,909 Grimsby (0) .................0 Mansfield (1) .............1 Bishop 21 Att 5,931 Lincoln City (0) ........1 Port Vale (0)...............1 McCartan 58 Oyeleke 90 Att 9,106 Macclesfield (1)........1 Tranmere (1) .............1 Arthur 41 Jennings 32 Att 3,398 MK Dons (3).................6 Cambridge Utd (0)0 Healey 5, 63 Att 8,128 Agard 7, 76 (pen) Aneke 12 Sow 85 Morecambe (0).........0 Carlisle (1)....................2 Devitt 15 Sowerby 76 Att 3,749 Oldham (1) .................... 2 Notts County (0)....0 Haymer 40 Att 4,336 Clarke 47 Stevenage (0).............1 Newport C (0)...........0 Revell 85 Att 2,299 Swindon (0) ................0 Exeter (1)......................2 Forte 37 (pen) Collins 69 Att 6,755 Yeovil (0)........................1 Cheltenham (2)........4 James 47 Varney 24 Thomas 34 (pen) Forster 77 Dawson 87 Att 2,883 P W D L F A Pts Lincoln City 25 15 6 4 45 24 51 MK Dons 25 13 8 4 41 19 47 Mansfield 24 11 12 1 35 16 45 Bury 26 12 7 7 48 29 43 Forest Green 25 11 10 4 39 25 43 Exeter 26 12 7 7 38 28 43 Carlisle 26 13 3 10 42 30 42 Colchester 26 12 6 8 36 27 42 Tranmere 26 10 9 7 38 32 39 Oldham 26 10 8 8 40 33 38 Stevenage 26 11 5 10 31 32 38 Newport C 25 10 6 9 35 42 36 Grimsby 26 10 4 12 29 32 34 Swindon 26 8 9 9 27 34 33 Crewe 26 9 4 13 25 32 31 Northampton 26 6 12 8 32 35 30 Crawley Town 25 9 3 13 32 38 30 Cheltenham 25 7 8 10 31 37 29 Port Vale 26 7 8 11 26 33 29 Morecambe 26 7 5 14 26 42 26 Yeovil 24 5 9 10 27 31 24 Cambridge Utd 26 6 5 15 22 47 23 Macclesfield 26 5 6 15 22 42 21 Notts County 26 4 8 14 26 53 20 VANARAMA NATIONAL LEAGUE AFC Fylde 0 Barrow 0; Aldershot 0 Maidenhead Utd 0; Barnet 1 Boreham Wood 1; Braintree Town 0 Ebbsfleet United 4; Bromley 2 Sutton Utd 1; Eastleigh 2 Havant and W 1; FC Halifax 1 Harrogate Town 1; Hartlepool 2 Gateshead 1; Leyton Orient 1 Dag & Red 0; Maidstone Utd 0 Dover 1; Salford City 2 Wrexham 0; Solihull Moors 2 Chesterfield 2. P W D L F A Pts Leyton Orient 28 16 9 3 49 17 57 Wrexham 27 15 8 4 36 17 53 Salford City 28 15 7 6 53 31 52 AFC Fylde 28 13 11 4 43 20 50 Solihull Moors 27 14 6 7 39 24 48 Harrogate Tn 28 13 8 7 53 37 47 Gateshead 27 14 4 9 36 26 46 Sutton Utd 27 12 10 5 36 30 46 Ebbsfleet 28 12 7 9 40 28 43 Eastleigh 28 12 7 9 32 34 43 Barrow 28 11 6 11 32 32 39 Boreham W 28 9 10 9 28 29 37 Hartlepool 28 9 9 10 30 36 36 Barnet 25 10 5 10 26 28 35 Dag & Red 28 10 4 14 30 34 34 Bromley 27 9 6 12 37 41 33 FC Halifax 27 7 11 9 26 31 32 Dover 28 7 7 14 29 46 28 Aldershot 28 7 6 15 24 45 27 Havant and W 28 6 8 14 39 52 26 Chesterfield 27 4 13 10 24 34 25 Maidenhead 27 7 4 16 27 50 25 Maidstone Utd 27 6 4 17 23 42 22 Braintree Tn 28 4 6 18 25 53 18 TODAY’S FIXTURES (7.45pm unless stated) PREMIER LEAGUE AFC Bournemouth v Watford............................. Chelsea v Southampton............................................ Huddersfield v Burnley............................................ Newcastle v Man Utd (8) ........................................... West Ham v Brighton ................................................. Wolverhampton v Crystal Palace.................... Colback strike sparks comeback as Forest cut down Bielsa’s leaders Their support was amazing,” he said. “In the moments when Leeds came back, even when they scored the second one, the crowd were amazing. LEEDS UNITED “They supported me as well, which Clarke 52, Alioski 64 2 is nothing new. I will bore them by telling them the same thing every Nottingham Forest secured a dra- day; by thanking them for that. matic win over 10-man Champion“I cannot control the things that ship leaders Leeds to ease some of the are out of my hands. pressure on manager Aitor Karanka. “The only thing I can do is my best; Leeds fought back from 1-0 to try to convince this group down to claim a 2-1 lead, of players that we can do despite being down to something nice.” 10 men following the Forest suffered an dismissal of Kalvin early blow as Michael Phillips in the 42nd Hefele limped off with Victory for minute, before evenan injury in the fifth Aitor Karanka’s tually going down to minute, with Adlene Nottingham Forest a second successive Guedioura coming off ended their ﬁvedefeat. the bench. game winless run Jack Colback struck But the change did ﬁrst for the hosts before not have a negative imsubstitute Jack Clarke and pact, with the home side takEzgjan Alioski netted to put ing the lead within a minute. Marcelo Bielsa’s side ahead. Adam Forshaw under-hit a back Alioski’s goal came in the 64th pass to the keeper, which was minute but Forest responded by pounced on by Colback, who rounded netting three times in seven mad Bailey Peacock-Farrell before slotminutes as Colback got his second be- ting home. fore Daryl Murphy and Ben Osborn Kemar Roofe saw a rising shot secured a timely three points that saved by Costel Pantilimon, as the ended a run of ﬁve games without a visitors continued to press. win for the Reds. But a key moment arrived in the Karanka said the win was for the 42nd minute as Leeds found themForest fans who chanted his name selves down to 10 men, with Phillips throughout, following suggestions shown red for a dangerous, lunging that the club were close to making a challenge on Guedioura. change in the dugout. Forest should have extended their “The comeback was for them. lead when Murphy sent Joe Lolley NOTTINGHAM FOREST Colback 5, 69; Murphy 72, Osborn 76 4 5 Jack Colback scores his and Forest’s second goal against Leeds PA scampering clear – but the winger was denied by a big save. Leeds made a change at the interval with Clarke replacing Harrison – and it proved to be a significant decision as, within seven minutes, the substitute had drawn the visitors level. Clarke still had work to do when picked out by Mateusz Klich on the edge of the box, but he beat Pantilimon with a low shot. Roofe was close to giving the 10 Pitch battles Premier League teamsheets Bournemouth Chelsea Huddersﬁeld Town Begovic S Cook Mings Lossl Kepa Daniels Azpilicueta Rüdiger Luiz Alonso Jorgensen Schindler Kongolo Durm Lerma Ibe Fraser Surman Wilson Deeney Rico Kanté Willian King Jorginho Kovacic Morata Barnes Armstrong Redmond Hughes Pereyra Capoue Doucouré Holebas Cathcart Mariappa Femenia Foster Targett Romeu Lemina Valery Vestergaard Yoshida Bednarek Billing Pritchard Depoitre Hazard Ings Deulofeu Lowe Hadergjonaj Hogg McNeil Taylor Wood Cork Westwood Gudmundsson Mee Tarkowski Bardsley Heaton McCarthy Watford Southampton Burnley Probable teams for tonight’s match at the Vitality Kick-off 7.45pm Referee D Coote (Nottinghamshire) Television Highlights BBC One, 10.45pm Probable teams for tonight’s match at Stamford Bridge Kick-off 7.45pm Referee J Moss (West Yorkshire) Television Highlights BBC One, 10.45pm Probable teams for tonight’s match at the John Smith’s Kick-off 7.45pm Referee M Dean (Wirral) Television Highlights BBC One, 10.45pm NEWS 4-31 VOICES 14-18 TV 32-33 ROUND-UP IQ 34-41 BUSINESS SPORT 42-43 47-55 i WEDNESDAY 2 JANUARY 2019 51 PREMIER LEAGUE Klose finish as Norwich keep pressure on the summit By Derren Howard men the lead when he lifted a shot over the advancing Pantilimon but saw his effort drop just wide. But going behind sparked a reaction from Forest, who responded by scoring three goals in seven rampaging minutes. Colback bagged his second goal of the game as he riﬂed home a shot from the edge of the box in the 69th minute. Sub Osborn then delivered a cross to the far post three minutes later, where Murphy was perfectly placed to power home a header. Murphy then turned provider, feeding Osborn, who cut sharply inside onto his right foot, before hammering an unstoppable shot high into the top corner of the net. Pantilimon had to make a superb save to keep Leeds at bay, with Roofe having found himself with the space to have a crack from 10 yards, while a brave block from Robinson almost ended in an own goal. Norwich cut the gap at the top to two points after they came from behind to draw 1-1 at Brentford. Defender Julian Jeanvier headed the Bees in front before Swiss centre-back Timm Klose equalised late from a corner. “It’s very important that we pick points up and that we never give up, said Klose. “No one expected us to be in the position we are at the start of the year. In the second half and we put them under lots of pressure.” Shefﬁeld United moved up to third place, two points behind Norwich, after they won 3-0 at Wigan. David McGoldrick, Mark Duffy and Billy Sharp scored for the Blades. It was Sharp’s 220th goal and the striker now has the most English league goals this century. A 2-1 loss for West Brom at Blackburn dropped them to fourth. West Brom’s Jake Livermore was dismissed for violent conduct. Kamil Grosicki scored twice as Hull thrashed Bolton 6-0. Evandro, Chris Martin, Jarrod Bowen and Nouha Dicko were also on target. Promotions rivals Derby and Middlesbrough settled for a point each following their 1-1 draw. Aston Villa and QPR also shared the spoils as they ﬁnished 2-2 at Villa Park. Villa’s Tammy Abraham took his goal tally for the season to 16 with a well-taken brace. Bottom club Ipswich lost 3-2 at home against Millwall. Teenager Jack Lankester netted his ﬁrst senior goal to put Town in front but the visitors responded through Shane Fergus, Jake Cooper and Tom Elliott before Kayden Jackson scored a late consolation goal. West Ham United Wolverhampton Newcastle United Patricio Fabianski Antonio Ogbonna Obiang Diop Cresswell Rice Diangana Snodgrass Anderson Bennett Doherty Moutinho Costa Arnautovic Locadia Murray Propper Stephens Bernardo Duffy Dunk Montoya Button Meyer Van Aanholt Boly Neves Schar Jonny Yedlin Lascelles Dummett Hayden Diamé Ritchie Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants his Manchester United players to stop conceding goals from set pieces. The caretaker manager has picked up three impressive wins since taking over from Jose Mourinho, but his side has yet to keep a clean sheet. The three goals United have conceded have all come from set pieces, which is something Solskjaer worked on in training prior to their match at Newcastle tonight. “We need to keep clean sheets,” Solskjaer said after Nathan Ake headed past David De Gea from a Bournemouth corner. “We have not done that so far so we know there are loads of things we need to work on. “But this is the way we want to see ourselves attacking. We’ve conceded three goals from three set pieces. “Bournemouth’s goal came from the one chance they had. “We don’t concede too many chances in open play and that is great, but we have got to concentrate.” Solskjaer, who conﬁrmed Sir Alex Ferguson attended training before the Bournemouth game, has given the United supporters something to cheer in the short time he has been in charge. He has the team playing in a way the fans appreciate, which they felt was missing during Mourinho’s ﬁnal months in charge. Solskjaer will be without the suspended Eric Bailly following his red card against Bournemouth. Marcus Rashford should be available after sustaining a slight groin strain against in the same match. Solskjaer conﬁrmed Alexis Sanchez will return to the side after his hamstring injury, while Chris Smalling and Marcos Rojo are close to being available. United go to St James’ Park tonight eight points behind fourth-placed Chelsea. “As long as we play the right way and dominate games, more often than not we will get enough points in the end,” Solskjaer said. “They are good players and they know they are good players. “It’s down to how they prepare and how you work and what standards we set ourselves on the training ﬁeld and with every little detail.” Rondon Atsu Townsend Martial Lukaku Lingard Kouyaté Milivojevic McArthur Pogba Matic Herrera Tomkins WanBissaka Guaita Shaw Jones Lindelof Be like Rafa... keep calm and carry on, says Jamaal By Damian Spellman Perez Sakho Solskjaer wants clean sheets alongside attacking swagger Dubravka Jimenez Cavaleiro Zaha March Gross Coady Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is unhappy at the way United conceded to Nathan Ake, who headed in from a corner for Bournemouth on Sunday GETTY Young De Gea Brighton & Hove Albion Crystal Palace Manchester United Probable teams for tonight’s match at London stadium Kick-off 7.45pm Referee C Kavanagh (Manchester) Television Highlights BBC One, 10.45pm Probable teams for tonight’s match at Molineux Kick-off 7.45pm Referee R East (Wiltshire) Television Highlights BBC One, 10.45pm Probable teams for tonight’s match at St. James’ Park Kick-off 8pm Referee A Marriner (West Midlands) Television Sky Sports Premier League Newcastle captain Jamaal Lascelles will take a leaf from manager Rafael Benitez’s book as he contemplates a daunting start to 2019 against inform Manchester United. During his time on Tyneside, which has encompassed a failed survival ﬁght, a Championship title charge, a top-10 Premier League ﬁnish and fan unrest over the club’s owner Mike Ashley, Benitez has remained calm amid the chaos around him. He and his players head into new year sitting just three points above the drop zone and face a tricky run of fixtures which could see their advantage quickly evaporate, but Lascelles has insisted there will be no panic within the dressing room. He said: “There have been positives in 2018. It is important not to get too low or too high. We have to try to stay level-headed. “There is expectation here for the players but we have to step out on that pitch and perform. That’s our job. “Any point we get will be wellearned. The team we have here has good team chemistry and we will do anything for this club. “That shows in the games so we will keep trying next year.” 52 Football SPORT PREMIER LEAGUE Routine win but there are questions for Emery as Fulham fail to cash in ARSENAL Xhaka 25, Lacazette 55, Ramsey 79, Aubameyang 83 FULHAM Kamara 69 Leno 1 Mustaﬁ By Jack Pitt-Brooke AT THE EMIRATES STADIUM Will 2019 be a year of Arsenal progress? That is what everyone at the Emirates is wondering and this routine win over Fulham showed glimmers of promise as well as questions Unai Emery still has to answer. The attacking qualities of PierreEmerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette remain this team’s main strengths. Both men started and both scored. It was Aubameyang’s 15th goal of the season in the Premier League and he could have had a hat-trick. But there will still be questions about other aspects of Arsenal’s game, especially the defence. This was not as bad as getting shredded at Anﬁeld on Saturday but then you need only a glance at the table to see that Liverpool are signiﬁcantly better than Fulham. Even here Arsenal gave up chances and looked open on the break. Starting with a back three, moving to a back four, it still feels as if Emery does not know his best team or balance. What was so infuriating for Fulham is that they could have made more of an impression on this game. They came to counter-attack and in the ﬁrst half, before they eventually conceded, they had two moments that could have been decisive. First Tom Cairney played in Ryan Sessegnon, racing away down the right, and he bent his shot just the wrong side of the post. Then, from another break, Andre Schurrle’s cross from the left found Sessegnon but he miskicked at the far post. Score either of those and Fulham would have an invaluable lead. Arsenal would get more anxious and there might even be more chances to score on the break. Victory here could have been transformational for Fulham’s season. But it did not happen like that and Fulham can only look at themselves for this loss. This game was daunting but it was also winnable and it ended the way it did as much because of Fulham’s errors as of Sokratis Koscielny Guendouzi MaitlandNiles Iwobi Xhaka Kolasinac Aubameyang Lacazette Schurrle Bryan Mitrovic R Sessegnon Cissé Cairney Christie Ream Le Marchand Odoi Rico Fulham Substitutions: Arsenal Torreira (Mustaﬁ, 46 mins), Ramsey (Lacazette, 75), Saka (Iwobi, 83); Fulham Fosu-Mensah (Christie, 56), Kamara (Schurrle, 61), Seri (Cisse, 61). Booked: Arsenal none; Fulham Fosu-Mensah. Man of the match Lacazette. Match rating 8/10. Possession: Arsenal 60% Fulham 40%. Attempts on target: Arsenal 9 Fulham 4. Referee G Scott (Oxfordshire). Attendance 59,887. Alexandre Lacazette celebrates scoring Arsenal’s second goal GETTY Arsenal’s excellence. When they goal later in the ﬁrst half. Xhaka shot took the lead it did not come as the at Sergio Rico after Sead Kolasinac’s climax of waves of pressure. It cer- pull-back, Aubameyang headed tainly did not feel inevitable. In fact, wide from Iwobi’s cross and then they were the beneﬁciaries of Lacazette forced another save some bizarrely lax Fulham from Rico after muscling defending. Even though his way through. this is a team battling But the pattern of to stay in the Premier the game had clearly League, they left Archanged and the lead Pierre-Emerick senal far too much had injected Arsenal Aubameyang scored room to walk the with confidence. his 15th Premier ball into the net. Alex At half-time Emery League goal of the Iwobi had the ball on turned up the presseason in the win the left and clipped in sure, replacing Shkoover Fulham a simple cross, Granit dran Mustaﬁ with Lucas Xhaka jogged forward, past Torreira, switching to a Tim Ream, and put the ball into 4-3-3, pinning Fulham back. So the net. Fulham might accept being while the ﬁrst Arsenal goal came out beaten by Arsenal’s superior quality, of the blue, the second did feel inevibut they cannot accept being beaten table. Iwobi found Aubameyang who like this. cut past two defenders, Kolasinac After Arsenal had scored, their overlapped and pulled the ball back sluggish play started to improve, and Lacazette buried his ﬁnish. and they should have had a second Claudio Ranieri threw on Jean 15 Alonso: We need to capitalise while others are dropping points By Matt McGeehan Arsenal 4 CHELSEA Michael Seri and Aboubakar Kamara, hoping to disrupt Arsenal with some physicality and it worked. Seri’s ﬁrst decisive contribution was a clever cross from the right but Aleksandar Mitrovic’s free header was straight at Bernd Leno. But it did not matter, because two minutes later Fulham did pull one back. Again Seri was involved, starting a move in which Cairney found Sessegnon out on the left. He crossed low to the far post and there was Kamara to tuck the ball in. But it was an Arsenal substitute who scored the next goal, putting them 3-1 up. Aaron Ramsey’s introduction for Lacazette had been booed by some fans but he was the man to finish into the top corner after Aubameyang’s close-range effort hit the post. That was the end of Fulham’s brief ﬂicker of resistance and soon enough Arsenal had their fourth goal. Sokratis freed Aubameyang on the right and his shot took a big deﬂection off Tim Ream and looped up and into the net. THE INDEPENDENT Marcos Alonso hopes Chelsea can capitalise on rivals dropping points with a third consecutive win against Southampton tonight. The Blues responded to the 22 December defeat by Leicester with wins at Watford and Crystal Palace, while Manchester City, Tottenham and Arsenal have all dropped points amid the hectic run of ﬁxtures. Chelsea sit fourth, ﬁve points clear of ﬁfth-placed Arsenal, in their bid to qualify for the Champions League. “It’s very difﬁcult. You don’t have time for training, you can only play and have a good rest to get ready for the next one,” Alonso said. “We’re seeing in the other ﬁxtures it’s very difﬁcult. Most of the teams are dropping points. “It’s very important to get the three points.” The Blues’ ﬁxture congestion continues, with Saturday’s FA Cup third-round tie against Nottingham Forest followed by next Tuesday’s Carabao Cup semi-ﬁnal ﬁrst-leg clash with Tottenham at Wembley. Chelsea’s task has been made more challenging by mounting injuries. Striker Olivier Giroud suffered an ankle injury at Palace and could be replaced in the forward line by Alvaro Morata at Stamford Bridge. The full extent of Giroud’s injury is still to be made public. Eden Hazard has been deployed as a “false nine” recently, but injuries to Ruben Loftus-Cheek (back), Pedro (hamstring) and Callum Hudson-Odoi (hamstring) may necessitate the Belgian playing his more customary leftwing role. Cesc Fabregas (neck) also missed the Palace win, when his ingenuity might have helped break down the Eagles defence. As it was, David Luiz stepped into midﬁeld to deliver a lofted pass from which N’Golo Kante scored the decisive goal. SOUTHAMPTON Utility man Ward-Prowse must get tough, warns boss By Nick Purewal Ralph Hasenhuttl has told Saints’ midfielder James Ward-Prowse (right) he needs to be more aggressive to make the most of his talents. The Southampton manager was encouraged by Ward-Prowse’s performance in Sunday’s 3-1 defeat by Manchester City, despite the academy graduate’s own goal. “This can be a big chance for him now, absolutely,” said Hasenhuttl. “Because he’s a ﬂexible player, he can play a lot of positions in the game. “He can play as a number six and also on the wing. So I’m looking forward to this as a big opportunity for him and for us. I had a face-to-face meeting with him also, and told him what I think is his strength and weakness. “Sometimes he wasn’t hard enough, not aggressive enough at winning the ball, getting in the duels. We saw against Manchester City a step forward in this manner, and it’s a good way for him to keep going now.” Southampton go to Chelsea to- night and Hasenhuttl said: “If you want to take points off Chelsea then you have to play a perfect game. “But I see the character and the mentality of the team is absolutely OK; they believe in their qualities and I think we can improve and be better than we were on Sunday. We performed better in our victory over Arsenal, and we have to perform better again.” Marcus Alonso is ﬁnding festive ﬁxture congestion tough going NEWS 4-31 VOICES 14-18 TV 32-33 IQ 34-41 BUSINESS SPORT 42-43 47-55 i WEDNESDAY 2 JANUARY 2019 53 WEST HAM v BRIGHTON Pellegrini saved my career after ban, admits Nasri “I’m really happy that West Ham and Manuel Pellegrini have given me Samir Nasri could make his West a chance to be playing again,” Nasri Ham debut against Brighton tonight said. “Pellegrini was the biggest facafter signing a contract until the end tor for me to be joining West Ham. of the season. When you’re a player, you want the The 31-year-old former France manager to know your quality and midfielder signed on the day his want you because he’s the one that 18-month ban for a doping infraction is going to be playing the team, and Premier League rules knows your quality. It was bar players registered at I’m m lucky to really important and I’m the start of this transfer just looking forward to it. window from the upcoming have a second “I love his philosophy chance. Not round of ﬁxtures. and the way he thinks However that does not everyone about football. The guy is apply to Nasri, who was a in life has a a genius. He thinks a lot free agent and signed be- second chance. about everything and he fore the window opened. has that mentality about I know I will Nasri, who has been give 100 football and we share the training with the Hamsame mentality.” percent mers, has been without a Last February Nasri club since leaving Antalwa s b a n n e d fo r s i x yaspor of Turkey last January. He months, later extended to 18 months previously played for Arsenal and and backdated to July 2017 – for rethen won two Premier League titles ceiving an intravenous treatment at with Manchester City, the second of a Los Angeles clinic in breach of the which came under Pellegrini in 2014. World Anti-Doping Agency’s rules. By Ian Parker when I was really down,” he said. “Mentally I’m really strong, but for maybe the ﬁrst time in my life, I cried about my career because I thought it was over. “I’m 31 years old now and I’m more mature. If it was ﬁve years ago maybe I would have some problem with it or talk too much about it. “When you’ve been out for a year and you think it’s over, you think completely differently after that. “I was just looking on TV and I wasn’t able to train, and in the meantime, I had a son. A lot of things have changed in my life, and for the best. I’m really happy about it. I’m just blessed. “I’m lucky to have a second chance. Not everyone in life has a second chance and I do. I know I will give 100 percent.” Samir Nasri hopes to face Brighton Pellegrini hopes Pablo Zabaleta tonight after 18 months out recovers from illness in time to face Brighton and ease his injury worThe infraction came to light ries. Marko Arnautovic when the clinic posted returned in Sunday’s a picture of Nasri on defeaby Burnley, but social media saying Javier Hernandez is he’d had a volume of at least another week liquid intravenously away from ﬁtness. Wada set a 50ml delivered that exceedMeanwhile Jose per 6 hours limit ed Wada limits. Izquierdo is expectfor intravenous The ban came shorted to be fit to face treatments. Nasri received 500ml in ly after the cancellation West Ham after recovone go of his Antalyaspor conering from a knee injury tract, and Nasri admitted and could make his first he thought his career was over. appearance since the 3-1 win “I had some really tough moments over Crystal Palace on 4 December. 50 I owe England cap to Hughton, insists Dunk By Nick Purewal Lewis Dunk has credited Brighton manager Chris Hughton with turning him into a top-class defender. Hughton celebrated four years at the Brighton helm on Monday, after steering the club to Premier League stability. Centre-back Dunk cited his England debut in the 3-0 win over the USA as his highlight of 2018, crediting Hughton for helping him realise his international ambition. “I’ve had a few managers at this club and he’s deﬁnitely up there with the best I’ve had in my career,” said Dunk. “It’s massive to have him at the club. He’s been massive for my development. I think I’ve come on leaps and bounds since he’s been in charge. “I’ve become more and more consistent and he’s calmed me down as a player. A few years ago I was getting a lot of bookings and I’ve calmed down recently. “That’s probably down to talking to and learning off him, because he was a defender too.” 54 Football PREMIER LEAGUE Sport 26-minute blitz puts Spurs back in the groove after Wolves blip CARDIFF CITY TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR Kane 3, Eriksen 12, Son 26 02.01.19 P52 FOOTBALL Lacazette central to Arsenal’s rout of Fulham P47 RACING Tizzard’s praise of Cheltenham star needs no translation P48 FOOTBALL How Blokes United are helping save men’s lives 0 AT CARDIFF CITY STADIUM New year, same old Spurs. Should they ever get that fancy new gaff ﬁnished on the Tottenham High Road, Spurs might be on to something. The 45 points registered in 2018 were the most of any Premier League team on the road. Few came easier than the three with which they began 2019. Whether the Wolves defeat might have signalled a deeper malaise linked to the summer’s nontransfer policy was a washed up idea within 150 seconds, the time it took Harry Kane to fluke the complete set of goals against every Premier League team. They all count. A knee cap is as good as a boot. Besides, after the unravelling against Wolves at Wembley, during which he was booked for diving, Kane would have taken a goal of any hue. Watching Kane it is sometimes possible to wonder how a striker who does not move at express pace, who is not particularly deft, manages to rule the world. Perhaps it is his innate appreciation of simplicity. There is nothing fancy about this old fashioned English centre crash. He gives and goes, he turns and runs towards the opponents goal, he shoots on sight and tracks back when required. And best of all he is a proper rightplace, right-timer. He didn’t know much about his 14th goal of the season. It was enough that he had spun away from his marker just inside Cardiff’s half, sent Kieran Trippier galloping down the right and occupied the requisite spot in the six-yard box when Sean The stories you need to know Etheridge 3 Kevin Garside The Sport Matrix Cardiff City Ecuele Morrison Bamba Cunningham Manga Gunnarsson Paterson Camarasa Arter Murphy Reid Kane Son Alli Eriksen Sissoko Winks Rose Alderweireld Sanchez Trippier Lloris Tottenham Hotspur Substitutions: Cardiff City Hoilett (Murphy, 46 mins), Ralls (Camarasa, 59), Mendez-Laing (Reid, 72); Tottenham Hotspur Skipp (Son, 76), Llorente (Alli, 86). Booked: Cardiff City Bamba. Man of the match Son. Match rating 7/10. Possession: Cardiff City 27% Tottenham 73%. Attempts on target: Cardiff City 3Tottenham 4. Referee K Friend (Leicestershire). Attendance 32,485. Morrison’s attempted clearance was at 3-0 if offered. This might have looking for a leg off which to rebound. been double. Taking manager Neil Easy peasy. Warnock rather too literally As is customary, Chriswith their reluctance to tian Eriksen had the “breathe” on opponents magic wand out on the in their own box for fear edge of the Cardiff box of conceding a penalty, to produce a tradeCardiff allowed Spurs Striker Harry Kane mark ﬁnish for Spurs’ to do as they pleased. has now scored second and his 45th in The third was a against all 28 the Premier League. peach; Moussa SisPremier League It wasn’t that Neil Ethsoko ripping through teams he has faced eridge couldn’t be bothCardiff ’s soft centre, ered to dive. It wasn’t an Kane ﬁrst time to Son Heoption. The ball was past him ung-Min, a couple of touches before he could compute which mus- to clear the ball from under his feet, cles to engage. back of the net. Twenty-six minutes into the new Warnock, without the resource to year Cardiff would have walked in make any difference at all neverthe- 28 TENNIS Konta begins year with big win Johanna Konta’s year got off to a promising start with a straightsets win over Sloane Stephens in the ﬁrst round of the Brisbane International. The British No 1, who said she is trying “to create something new and something better”, dismissed the American No 3 seed 6-4, 6-3. After an inconsistent 2018 campaign in which her world ranking dropped to 37, Konta appeared to have been dealt a tough draw against the world No 6 for the opening round in Australia. But she broke the 2017 US Open champion twice in the ﬁrst set and three times in the second. Asked what she had learned from a challenging 12 months, Konta (left) said: “The most important thing is to keep moving forward.” » Murray casts doubt on future, p48 less spent the match trying to look useful in the technical area. There is a school of thought that would have him the manager of the season, somehow guiding Cardiff out of the dead zone. The win at Leicester on Boxing Day was Cardiff’s ﬁfth of the season and ﬁrst away from home. All but the 4-2 trolling of Fulham have been by the odd goal. If Cardiff are to navigate safe passage this is how it must be, nicking results against the equally impoverished while hoping the big dogs keep it social. “We would have settled for four points for three games. Happy new year,” Warnock said. “You can’t give quality players a life. We wanted to put them under pres- RUGBY UNION Diamond escapes sanction over row Sale’s director of rugby Steve Diamond is off the hook after the journalist he rowed with last Saturday did not make a complaint to the RFU. Sam Peters had been critical of Diamond, who attacked him verbally and snatched his dictaphone. Peters tweeted: “I have made clear my thoughts on Steve Diamond and what I believe to be his persistent bullying behaviour, but have no interest in dragging out the issue.” NEWS 4-31 Harry Kane scores his 14th of the season with a fortunate opening goal against Cardiff GETTY VOICES 14-18 TV 32-33 IQ 34-41 BUSINESS SPORT 42-43 47-55 i WEDNESDAY 2 JANUARY 2019 55 Vardy’s strike a rare highlight as Leicester take heat off Puel EVERTON LEICESTER CITY Vardy 58 0 1 By Ian Whittell AT GOODISON PARK sure after that result [Wolves] but it was a stroll. I was pleased with second half, I didn’t want to lose by six to them. We were let down badly by one or two individuals not doing the roles, that disappointed me. I don’t think we were tired. It just looked like that because of the goals. They were too good for us.” Spurs might easily have followed the Manchester clubs on to the stadium honours board with ﬁve-fers. Dele Alli was twice guilty of over-elaboration in the second half before making way. Danny Rose and Kane were denied by all- or-nothing tackles. And with time ebbing Sissoko opted to ﬁll his own boots instead of feeding Kane’s. There was a rare sighting of Fernando Llorente, on for Alli, and 18-year-old Oliver Skipp was given another 15 minutes in place of the sitting Son (left) as Mauricio Pochettino looked to the near and distant future. “We were clinical from the beginning and dominated the game. We have to congratulate the players. They were fantastic. They showed massive energy.” Pochettino said, succinctly summing up the game. DARTS RUGBY LEAGUE Van Gerwen battles to world title No 3 Michael van Gerwen won his third PDC World Championship title by beating Michael Smith 7-3. In a highquality ﬁnal in which 27 maximum 180s were thrown, Van Gerwen raced into a 4-0 lead, before Londoner Smith found his feet to halve the deﬁcit. Van Gerwen took out the next two sets and looked on the brink of the title before suffering a wobble in set nine and letting in Smith. But the Dutchman recovered in the following set to claim his ﬁrst title since 2017. If Claude Puel’s role as Leicester manager is under scrutiny, their supporters should hope that nothing changes after their team came out on top of an appalling contest at Goodison Park. A Jamie Vardy goal was the solitary highlight of an error-strewn match and a victory which means Leicester have now won at Chelsea and Everton and beaten champions Manchester City in less than a fortnight. The other game in that run, of course, was a home defeat by Cardiff which had some supporters demanding Puel’s removal and speculation mounting about the Frenchman’s security, a bizarre situation given their general run of form. Fittingly, the goal came from one of numerous errors committed by both sides, this one from Kasper Schmeichel’s long clearance just before the hour. Theo Walcott’s header should have been comfortably controlled by Michael Keane but, instead, his error gave the ball to Ricardo Pereira who managed to thread through a decent pass for Vardy to chase. With only the goalkeeper to beat, Vardy did precisely that, a piece of skill and technique in a game which featured little of either. By 20 minutes, the teams were toiling with pass competition rates in the 60 per cent mark and a string of unforced errors which would have shamed a schoolboy contest. The only slight deviation from the mediocre came when a Lucas Digne left-wing cross passed through the area unmolested and Jonjoe Kenny met it on the right-hand edge of the box, unleashing a powerful ﬁrst-time shot that struck the stanchion. But that was the only instance that elevated the ﬁrst half above the instantly forgettable. It took until the 26th minute for the Foxes to muster anything remotely resembling a shot, Rachid Ghezzal guiding a long-range effort Golden point for Super League Super League will introduce a golden point for the 2019 season and trial a two-referee system. The league has also conﬁrmed a reduction in the number of interchanges, from 10 to eight, with immediate effect and the introduction of a shot clock on scrum formations, drop outs and attempts at goal to cut down on time-wasting. The radical moves will bring the top-ﬂight English game more into line with Australia’s National Rugby League. When Super League kicks off on 31 January, matches which are level after 80 minutes will be followed by two ﬁveminute periods of extratime. Chief executive Robert Elstone (left) said: “Super League will get faster, more intense and more dramatic.” Jamie Vardy made the most of poor Everton defending to score REUTERS that went directly to goalkeeper Jordan Pickford. At least the respective managers acknowledged the appalling spectaPickford cle unfolding before them, with Puel sending on Marc Albrighton at halftimel to try to invigorate his midﬁeld Kenny Keane Zouma Digne and Marco Silva soon responded with the introduction of Bernard. Gomes Gueye By that stage, Everton were a goal Walcott Sigurdsson Richarlison behind, although Sigurdsson hinted that a response might be imminent with a half-volley that just cleared Calvert-Lewin the bar soon after. It was a false dawn for EverGhezzal Vardy Pereira ton fans and Leicester might have stretched their lead when Pereira ghosted past Kurt Zouma far too Ndidi Mendy Choudhury easily but his near-post strike was spilled by Pickford before the home side managed to scramble clear. Simpson Chilwell Maguire Evans A shot from Everton sub Cenk Tosun was aimed directly at Schmeichel but the home side’s frailties Schmeichel were again exposed when full-back Leicester City Ben Chilwell was allowed to dribble 70 yards, defenders backing away, Substitutions: Everton Bernard (Gomes, 52), Tosun (Walcott, 70); Leicester City Albrighton (Ghezzal, 46), before driving the ball goalwards Gray (Vardy 90). where Pickford saved comfortably. Booked: Everton Gomes, Digne, Tosun; Leicester City Evans. The hosts were also fortunate to Man of the match Evans. escape a late penalty claim when Match rating 5/10. Possession: Everton 60% Leicester City 40%. Harry Maguire’s header, from a Attempts on target: Everton 2 Leicester City 4. free-kick, appeared to be handled by Referee M Atkinson (West Yorkshire). Attendance 39,052. Keane. THE INDEPENDENT Everton CRICKET New dad Sharma sits out fourth Test India batsman Rohit Sharma is not involved in the fourth Test against Australia, which started late last night at the Sydney Cricket Ground, as he returned home after the birth of his ﬁrst child. Sharma left Melbourne shortly after India’s 137-run victory in the third Test, where his 63 not out in the ﬁrst innings helped his side to an unassailable 2-1 series lead. He will return for the one-day international series which begins on 12 January. Sport on tv Tennis: ASB Classic BT Sport 3, until 8.45am Tennis: Brisbane Open BT Sport 1, until 12.30pm Tennis: Hopman Cup Eurosport 2, 9.30am Football: Newcastle v Man United Sky Sports Premier League, 7.30pm Test cricket: Australia v India BT Sport 1, 11pm Test cricket: N Zealand v Sri Lanka Sky Sports Cricket, 12.55am Basketball: Boston C v Minnesota T Sky Sports Action, 1am see more. do more. discover more. 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