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QUA L I T Y, C O N C I S E – T H E F U T U R E O F I N D E PE N D E N T JOU R NA L I S M
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
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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.
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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.
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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%
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Evening Standard, beyond those
accredited as such.
NEWS
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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
i@inews.co.uk
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
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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.
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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.
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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.”
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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.
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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
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He said: “After being told I
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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)
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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.”
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It’s time to turn the tide
If developing countries prospered the migrant crisis would end
Greece has
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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.
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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
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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.
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and plastic mountains
generated by our
consumerism and
laziness, these images
merely confirm that we
are pathetic guardians of
this planet.
GEORGE DAVISON
POOLE, DORSET
Do we want US
free trade?
Woody Johnson, the US
ambassador to the UK,
tells us that Mrs May’s
deal with the EU would
preclude a free trade
agreement with the US (i,
1 January).
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
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Sheridan Smith
Learning how to
clean for her new
role and her
“massive meltdown”
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before I was 25
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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.
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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”.
The band’s publicists
said: “He lived the rock and
roll life right up to the age of 81,
and he was proud of it.”
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Driver fined for hogging
middle lane of motorway
By David Woode
A motorist has been fined for hogging
the middle lane of a motorway, days
after it was revealed that the number
of casualties in road accidents caused
by slow drivers had increased.
The driver of the silver BMW was
travelling on the M4 between junctions 12 and 13 near Newbury, Berkshire, on Monday.
Police said they followed in a
marked car for more than a mile
while the left lane remained “totally
clear”. The motorist was given a ticket for careless driving.
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.
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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-
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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.
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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
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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
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Fifteen killed as village is engulfed
by landslide during new year party
By Eleanor Ross
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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
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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?”
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‘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
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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.
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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.
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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.”
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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
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The vegan team
with the greenest
football ground
Forest Green Rovers is a club with a
difference, as Tom Bawden discovers
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Turning point: A still
from Mike Leigh’s film;
George Cruikshank’s
contemporary illustration
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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
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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
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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CRITIC’S
CHOICE
GERARD GILBERT
PICK OF THE DAY
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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
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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.
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Nile: Earth’s Great Rivers
9pm, BBC2
The second of these beautifully
photographed fluvial travelogues.
Beginning in the tropical mountain
range of the Rwenzoris, home to one
of the world’s strangest birds, the
shoebill stork, the River Nile travels
through the wild savannah lands
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7pm
7.00 Celebrity
Mastermind (S).
7.30 A Question Of
Sport With
Chris Hoy
and Tammy
Beaumont (S).
7.00 Ultimate
Colossal Cruise
Ship A look at
MS Freedom of
the Seas (R) (S).
7.00 The Celts:
Blood, Iron And
Sacrifice With
Alice Roberts
And Neil Oliver
(S).
8pm
8.00 Holby City
While on a
road trip, Jac,
Ric and Sacha
confront some
old enemies (S).
8.00 Tom Kerridge’s
Fresh Start
New series (S).
8.30 The Twinstitute
New series (S).
8.00 Bradley Walsh
& Son: Breaking
Dad New series
(S).
8.30 Coronation
Street (S).
8.00 Kirstie And
Phil’s Love It
Or List It New
series. Kirstie
Allsopp and Phil
Spencer meet
the Lindleys (S).
8.00 Animals After
Dark New
series. A look at
what animals
get up to at
night (S).
8.00 Sicily: Wonder
Of The
Mediterranean
Historian
Michael Scott
traces the
history of Sicily.
9pm
9.00 Luther The
detective
is forced to
confront a
demon from
his past (S).
9.00 Nile: Earth’s
Great Rivers
Following the
astonishing
wildlife of the
world’s longest
river (S).
9.00 Who Wants
To Be A
Millionaire?
Big-money
quiz, hosted
by Jeremy
Clarkson (S).
9.00 What Britain
Bought In
2018 Britain’s
spending habits
over the past 12
months (S).
9.00 The Big Fat
Lies About Diet
& Exercise
The potential
pitfalls of
a healthy
lifestyle (S).
9.00 Waco: Madman
Or Messiah –
Storyville Part
one of two (S).
10.00BBC News At
Ten (S).
10.30 BBC Regional
News; Weather
(S).
10.45 Match Of The
Day (S).
10.00Insert Name
Here With Tom
Allen and Griff
Rhys Jones (S).
10.30 Dragons’ Den:
Pitches To
Riches? (R) (S).
10.00ITV News At Ten
(S).
10.30 ITV Regional
News (S).
10.45 Gordon, Gino
And Fred: Road
Trip (R) (S).
10.00The Truth About
Vegans: Channel
4 Dispatches (S).
10.35 Travel Man: 96
Hours In Jordan
(R) (S).
11.30 NFL This Week
Action from the
latest fixtures,
and a look
ahead to the
play-offs (S).
11.45 Who Wants
To Be A
Millionaire?
Big-money
quiz, hosted
by Jeremy
Clarkson (R) (S).
11.35 Rob Rinder’s
Good Year, Bad
Year Judge
Rinder casts
his eye over the
events of 2018
(R) (S).
11.05 Funniest Celeb
Reality TV Ever!
Clips of wellknown faces
making fools
of themselves
(R) (S).
12.20 Sign Zone: See Hear
On Tour: Rome (R) (S).
12.50 Sign Zone: Spy In
The Snow (R) (S). 1.50 Sign
Zone: Grizzly Bear Cubs
And Me (R) (S). 2.50 Sign
Zone: School (R) (S). 3.50
This Is BBC Two (S).
12.35 Jackpot247 3.00
Lethal Weapon (R) (S). 3.50
ITV Nightscreen 5.05 The
Jeremy Kyle Show (R) (S).
12.35 Ramsay’s Kitchen
Nightmares USA (R) (S).
1.25 Beatrix Potter With
Patricia Routledge (R) (S).
2.20 Virginia McKenna’s
Born Free (R) (S). 3.15 The
People’s Vet (R) (S). 4.10
Embarrassing Pets (R) (S).
12.05 Celebrity Game
Night (R) (S). 1.00
Teleshopping 3.00 Access
(S). 3.10 Greatest Celebrity
Wind-Ups Ever! (R) (S).
4.00 Tattoo Disasters UK
(R) (S). 4.45 House Doctor
(R) (S). 5.10 Nick’s Quest (R).
Daytime
6.00 Breakfast (S). 9.15
Countryfile Winter
Diaries (R) (S). 10.00
Homes Under The
Hammer (S). 11.00 Wanted
Down Under (S). 11.45
Caught Red Handed (S).
12.15 Bargain Hunt (S).
1.00 BBC News At One;
Weather (S). 1.30 BBC
Regional News; Weather
(S). 1.45 FILM: Jane Eyre
(Cary Fukunaga 2011)
Period drama, starring
Mia Wasikowska (S). 3.35
Escape To The Country (R)
(S). 4.15 Celebrity Antiques
Road Trip (R) (S). 5.15
Pointless (S).
6pm
10pm
11pm
Late
12.20 FILM: Lara Croft:
Tomb Raider (Simon West
2001) Action adventure,
starring Angelina Jolie (S).
2.00 BBC News (S).
of Uganda, before reaching the
Ethiopian highlands and an injection
of water far to the East.
===
What Britain Bought In 2018
9pm, Channel 4
Mary Portas conducts her annual
retail audit surveys, after big-name
brands tried to cut down on plastic
use, veganism went mainstream and
the fashion-conscious were inspired
by Meghan Markle and Love Island.
===
Waco: Madman Or
Messiah – Storyville
9pm, BBC4
There’s no question mark in the title,
but if there was then there is little
doubt about the answer as this
two-part documentary recalls the
A report from Morland
Sanders in ‘Dispatches’
10pm, Channel 4
The detective (played
by Idris Elba) is forced
to confront a demon
from his past in ‘Luther’
9pm, BBC1
Mary Portas looks at
‘What Britain Bought’
9pm, Channel 4
6.00 Totally Bonkers
Guinness World Records
(S). 6.25 Totally Bonkers
Guinness World Records
(S). 6.50 You’ve Been
Framed! 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
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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
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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)
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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.
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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
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“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
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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.
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Chris Wright, managing director
of Sunvil Holidays
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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.
Technology will continue to
take hold, with lines such as
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From punk duos to hip-hop cellists,
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artists to listen out for in the year
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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
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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.
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Lu; King Princess; Nilüfer
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We’re taught
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one way to be
beautiful. This
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.”
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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.
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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
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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
business@inews.co.uk
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,
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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.
Ver.di, one of Germany’s largest
unions, called the nationwide
strike after five rounds of
unsuccessful wage talks.
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1105.0
480.5
1905.0
5017.0
860.0
291.4
1491.2
674.0
-22.0
+24.0
-6.4
+2.2
-27.0
-3.0
+19.0
+14.2
-1.1
-3.1
+0.4
+3.7
-69.0
+61.0
+14.6
-6.8
+0.8
-0.2
+18.0
+16.0
+5.0
+0.5
+6.0
+8.0
-9.0
+28.0
+65.0
+7.5
+0.5
-6.5
-4.4
+20.0
+48.5
-10.0
+1.4
-15.8
-7.0
1038.0
2138.0
1948.0
1171.5
2905.0
2461.0
6432.5
471.4
554.6
680.6
220.2
661.7
5108.0
4338.0
1673.4
603.6
703.0
278.5
2544.0
2338.0
5090.0
164.5
2817.0
1722.0
2891.0
5330.0
7808.1
2885.0
397.0
1808.5
589.6
1994.0
6601.0
1461.0
416.9
1648.8
1184.0
Low
754.6
1794.5
1433.6
713.2
2041.0
1572.5
4544.5
328.9
361.8
441.5
145.0
430.0
2438.5
3170.0
1486.6
452.5
524.2
201.2
1918.5
1481.5
3611.0
123.1
2176.0
1396.5
1957.5
4217.0
5555.0
2345.5
300.7
1030.0
330.5
1494.5
4688.5
737.6
3.4
1179.4
623.5
Company
Price
Chg
High
Halma
Hargrve Lans
Hikma Pharms
Hiscox
HSBC Hldgs
IAG
Imperial Brands
Informa
IntCont Htls
Intertek
ITV
Johnson Matth
Kingfisher
Land Secs
Legal & Gen
Lloyds Bk Gp
Lon Stock Ex
Marks&Spen
Melrose Ind
Micro Focus Intl
Mondi
Morrison (Wm)
National Grid
Next
NMC Health
Ocado Group
PaddyPwrBetfair
Pearson
Persimmon
Prudential
Reckitt Ben
RELX
Rentokil Initial
Rightmove
Rio Tinto
Rolls-Royce
RBS
1364.0
1849.0
1716.0
1621.0
646.9
618.0
2377.0
630.2
4237.0
4800.0
124.8
2799.0
207.5
804.4
231.0
51.9
4062.0
247.2
163.8
1383.0
1633.5
213.2
764.2
3991.0
2736.0
790.0
6400.0
938.4
1930.0
1402.0
6013.0
1616.5
337.2
432.2
3730.0
830.0
216.7
+20.0
+20.5
+31.5
+21.0
-3.3
-0.6
+16.0
+3.0
+93.0
+23.0
+0.1
+20.0
-1.0
+1.8
-2.0
+0.6
-2.0
+0.1
+1.6
+30.0
+16.5
-1.4
-3.8
-57.0
+28.0
+22.0
+35.0
+0.6
-4.5
+12.5
-53.0
-4.5
+10.2
+4.2
-32.5
+12.4
+2.6
1508.0
2280.0
2089.0
1727.0
798.6
727.0
3193.5
869.6
5050.0
6084.0
183.1
3873.0
366.0
1017.3
289.4
72.8
4814.0
328.8
248.8
2970.5
2250.0
270.5
930.1
6224.0
4376.0
1163.0
9184.9
981.3
2913.0
1992.5
7174.0
1750.6
356.4
504.7
4541.0
1104.5
304.2
Markets
Low
1136.0
1594.0
814.2
1283.0
596.4
547.0
2239.5
606.8
3850.0
4323.0
121.5
2574.0
203.6
790.6
221.8
49.5
3612.0
240.0
145.9
782.2
1557.5
203.3
733.0
3970.0
2596.0
377.9
6000.0
651.0
1824.7
1325.0
4973.4
1399.0
257.4
415.2
3460.0
9.9
200.1
Company
Price
Shell A
2307.5
Shell B
2340.0
RSA Insur
513.6
Sage
601.4
Sainsbury(J)
265.0
Schroders
2443.0
Scot Mort Inv Tst 466.9
Segro
588.6
Severn Trent
1815.5
Smith&Neph
1464.0
Smith (DS)
299.3
Smiths Gp
1364.0
Smurfit Kappa Grp 2082.0
Spirax-Sarco Eng 6240.0
SSE
1081.5
Stan Chart
609.3
Standard Life Aber 256.8
St James Place
944.0
Taylor Wimpey
136.2
Tesco
190.1
TUI AG
1125.5
Unilever
4108.5
United Utilities
736.2
Vodafone
152.9
Whitbread
4579.0
Wood Group (John) 506.2
WPP
846.6
Chg
High
+6.5
+12.0
+3.6
-3.8
+0.1
-20.0
+2.9
+1.4
-11.5
+13.5
+0.3
-10.5
-2.0
+85.0
+21.0
+8.3
-2.0
+0.4
-0.7
-2.0
+2.0
-16.5
-3.2
-1.7
+27.0
-4.2
-6.4
2755.0
2845.5
683.4
825.2
341.8
3784.0
569.3
682.4
2179.0
1548.5
542.5
1810.2
3308.0
8410.0
1449.5
864.2
508.7
1279.5
211.9
266.8
1816.0
4503.7
830.4
239.7
4800.0
801.2
1474.2
Low
2168.5
2194.0
490.4
491.3
224.7
2289.0
414.2
546.2
1664.0
1173.0
285.8
1256.7
1915.0
5370.0
1026.5
514.2
219.1
905.6
127.8
187.1
1075.0
3678.5
648.6
142.6
3606.0
481.0
802.6
Japan – Land of the Rising Sun
Departures from March to November 2019
Your tour includes...
✓ See the famous sights of Tokyo
✓ Enjoy astonishing views of Mount Fuji from Lake Kawaguchi and the hot-spring,
mountain spa resort of Hakone
✓ Travel at 189 mph on the incomparable high-speed bullet trains
✓ Reflect on the horrors of war at Hiroshima’s Peace Park and museum
✓ Explore Kyoto on a guided tour, experiencing the former imperial capital
✓ Discover Nara, Japan’s first capital with its huge bronze Buddha, on a guided tour
For enquiries call +44 (0)20 7825 8300
✓ Opportunity to learn origami, traditional flower-arranging or Japanese cooking
✓ Return flights from the UK, plus all hotel transfers. Premium economy
upgrades available at a supplement
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+4.7
Dow Jones *
23276.5
S&P 500 *
2501.0
+214.2
+15.3
Nasdaq *
6624.4
+39.9
DAX
10559.0 Market closed
CAC 40
4730.7
Hang Seng
25845.7
Nikkei
20014.8 Market closed
+52.0
+341.5
EURO/
POUND
DOLLAR/
POUND
GOLD
OIL
Per troy ounce,
London pm fix
✓ The services of our experienced and insightful
tour manager throughout
+$0.98
+37.0
$53.21
3675.1
+$2.49
17502.0
FTSE All Share
$1,281.9
FTSE 250
+0.56¢
-5.8
$1.2756
6728.1
€1.1134
✓ Hand-picked accommodation rated four-stars, with breakfast and three meals included
+0.40¢
FTSE 100
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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
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ABTA No. V4744
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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
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VOLUME
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BULB
WRITING
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24
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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
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TREATY
Jigsawdoku
6 3
1 2
3
5
8 4 6
6 9 5
4
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2
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BEGIN
Killer Sudoku No 1485
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Tomorrow
Simple beef casserole
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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
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1
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∧
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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
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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.
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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.
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Easier
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PEEP
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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. Texts cost £1 plus your
standard network charge (if you are having trouble with the text service, call the
helpline: 0333 335 3351). Clues change each day at midnight.
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-10
DOWN
1 Flexible (6)
2 Misbehave (3,2)
3 Bear young (5)
4 Finger joint (7)
5 Agreement (6)
6 Earthquake
recorder (11)
7 Bring up (4)
13 Round of
applause (7)
14 Sleepy (6)
15 Evaluate (6)
16 Throw
carelessly (4)
17 French capital (5)
19 Cutting edge (5)
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2
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codewords, word wheels,
crosswords, bridges, wijukos
and minesweepers, is
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See inews.co.uk/puzzle2
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WALL
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Maths Puzzle,
Word Ladder, Word
Wheel, Kakuro,
Minesweeper,
ABC Logic, Killer
Sudoku, Futoshiki,
Codeword,
Jigsawduko and
Wijuko created by
Clarity Media.
For more
puzzles,
see clarity-media.
co.uk
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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
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6
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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.
There may be more
than one way of
achieving this.
6
1
x
18
19
22
18
1
17
25
21
10
19
21
19
23
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16
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20
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15
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8
1
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15
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26
Harder
55
16
25
Word
Ladder
45
i WEDNESDAY
2 JANUARY 2019
BUSINESS SPORT
42-43
47-55
ABC Logic
How to play Place the letters
A, B and C exactly once in each row and
column. Each row and column has two
blank cells. The letters at the edge of a row/
column indicate which of the letters is the
first/last to appear in that row/column.
Solution: minurl.co.uk/i
B
C
C
B
B
C
A
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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?
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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
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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.
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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.
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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. In 2016 they
were awarded a National Lottery
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lop, lot, loth, oat, oath, ooh, opal, opt, photo,
plot, ploy, pogo, polo, pooh, pool, pot, toga, too,
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M C U P G K D T W F R
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BASKETBALL
NBA: Charlotte 125 Orlando 100, Houston 113
Memphis 101, Indiana 116 Atlanta 108, New
Orleans 123 Minnesota 114, Oklahoma City 122
Dallas 102, Phoenix 109 Golden State 132, San
Antonio 120 Boston 111.
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
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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
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TV
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IQ
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BUSINESS SPORT
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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,
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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.”
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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.
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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
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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
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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.
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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.”
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Sport
26-minute blitz
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after Wolves blip
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TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR
Kane 3, Eriksen 12, Son 26
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central to
Arsenal’s rout
of Fulham
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of Cheltenham
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How Blokes
United are
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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
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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-
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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.”
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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.”
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Vardy 58
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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
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BT Sport 3, until 8.45am
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BT Sport 1, until 12.30pm
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Eurosport 2, 9.30am
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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
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The Terracotta Warriors
We travel by rail to Xi’an today where on
arrival, we visit the Panda Research Centre.
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