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The source of a leak in the Garda watchdog, part of the chain of events that forced the Justice Minister and the country’s top garda to quit, cannot be found. The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (Gsoc) revealed an inquiry into news reports about an alleged bugging operation at the Dublin headquarters could not establish their origin, so they have stopped looking. The oversight body, headed by former UK Metropolitan Police commander Simon O’Brien, said it is difficult to identify any further useful measures which could ascertain more facts. No other action will be taken, it said. ‘The report was unable to establish individual responsibility for any disclosure, either on the part of an employee of Gsoc, or any other party,’ Gsoc said in a statement. ‘It concludes it is difficult to identify what additional information could usefully advance matters, short of obtaining the co-operation of the journalist in question, who declined the invitation.’

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The inquiry by Mark Connaughton, senior counsel, will not be published in full as the watchdog said it is impossible to effectively redact information to guarantee protection of personal data. The reports of suspicions the Gsoc offices had been bugged were broken by Sunday Times journalist John Mooney. The controversy dogged relations between the Garda, the Ombudsman’s offices and the Department of Justice last year and into this year. It led to repeated public clashes between Mr O’Brien, former Garda commissioner Martin Callinan and former justice minister Alan Shatter. The latter two eventually resigned over their handling of garda whistleblower allegations. The report for Gsoc follows a Government-ordered inquiry by Judge John Cooke which found no evidence to back fears within the watchdog that its headquarters was under hi-tech surveillance.


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Tasty tights: Tacos made from a teddy bear with fishnet dip pictures: MeDAViA.cO.uK

THEY may look like a food lover’s dream – but you wouldn’t want to take a bite out of these culinary classics. Doughnuts made of socks and wax, a hot chocolate topped with shaving cream and a breakfast of Lego bricks are just some of the bizarre meals featured in the Inedible series. Photographer TQ Lee was inspired by the images of breads, fruit and vegetables he grew up with in the 1980s. ‘The pictures hung in the houses of my family and friends and I would spend hours identifying all the ingredients and looking at every detail,’ said Lee, from Melbourne. ‘Nowadays, the humble still life has grown out of favour. So I challenged myself to put a contemporary twist on the food art trend of the ’80s.’ His other creations include a hotdog made from rubber gloves, teddy-bear tacos and fishnet dip, telephone cord pasta and a pizza fashioned from red balloons and coins. He even created tampon ice lollies. ‘It was surprising to find most women responded positively to this image, while the males tended to look quickly past this work,’ he said.

Candle cuisine: Sock doughnuts topped with wax

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IN OUR selfie-obsessed world we’re constantly trying to outdo each other by using apps and software to give pictures a unique look. But these trippy pictures have all been created without the aid of Photoshop – they were made using a scalpel. Artist Michael Lamoller is giving old-fashioned editing techniques a twist to create images that show what lies beneath his pictures. He takes photographs of the same scene at different times,

Crazy collages: These trippy photographs have been created by artist Michael Lamoller, who takes a scalpel to multiple layers of images then pictures them again to make mindblowing cutaway collages pictures: MichAel lAMOller

then prints, layers and cuts into the images before snapping them again to create a collage. The result is a series of cutaway pictures that blow the mind.

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Former Anglo Irish Bank chairman Sean FitzPatrick has been granted legal aid for his upcoming trial on charges of failing to disclose loans from another bank. FitzPatrick, 65, of Whitshed road, Greystones, Co Wicklow, is charged under Section 197 of the Companies Act 1990. He faces 12 counts of failing to disclose to auditors ernst & Young the true value of loans worth at least €139million given to him or people connected to him, by Irish Nationwide Building Society. Free aid: Fitzpatrick

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DUBLIN 6 is the most popular area for buyers, a study of the first two quarters of the year has found. The number and value of transactions rose in all but two Dublin postcodes in the first six months of this year. The study, which analysed information on the Property Price Register, found that some 346 sales were recorded in Dublin 6 between January and June. This represented a 76 per cent increase in the area from the same period in 2013. The Myhome.ie study also showed that Dublin 15 (303); 16 (265); 14 (259); 6W (258); 18 (240); 8 (233); 3 (225); 11 (215); and 9 (210) also attracted a lot of interest. Overall, there was an increase of 32 per cent in the volume of sales, rising from 3,966 to 5,240, with €1.83billion being spent on property in the capital in this period. Managing director of Myhome.ie, Angela Keegan, said that while seeing sales rise is ‘very pleasing’, the lack of supply is a major concern. ‘We are concerned about the lack

Housing key Budget issue THe mortgage guarantee should be postponed in the Budget, according to property consultants Savills Ireland. While VAT on new homes and development levies should be reduced, the company is asking Government to focus on housing and ‘stimulating building activity’ instead. Savills economist Dr John McCartney said: ‘With housing supply effectively fixed in the short run, all that will be achieved by giving buyers more money to spend on housing is further inflation. The Government-backed mortgage guarantee scheme would ‘feed… the re-inflation of the housing bubble,’ he said. of supply and the effect this is having on sales and affordability,’ she

said. ‘For example, Castleknock was the most popular area to buy a home during 2013 with 304 sales, but its figures for the first six months of the year fell by 11 per cent, underlining the stock problem.’ Only Dublin 20 and 17 recorded decreases in sales for the same period – down 14 and 13 per cent respectively, year on year. Sales in Co Dublin rose from 940 in the first half of last year to 1,226 in the first six months of this year, an increase of 30 per cent. Sales in South Co Dublin were up 25 per cent, while they rose by 34 per cent in North County Dublin. Amongst the notable risers in percentage terms were Clongriffin (1,360 per cent); Ballycullen (400 per cent); Stepaside (283 per cent); and Kilmainham (183 per cent). Notable fallers included Ballymun (-85 per cent); the Navan Road (-80 per cent); and Kimmage (-68 per cent). In total, €454million was spent on property in Co Dublin. The postcode area which saw the biggest spend was Dublin 18, on €178million, while the smallest spend was in Dublin 10 with €5million.

Austerity draining Woman admits she funds despite spiel sent garda G-string THE Anti-Austerity Alliance (AAA) has accused government ministers of ‘kite-flying’ ahead of next month’s Budget 2015. AAA’s Paul Murphy, who is vying for the Dublin South West seat in the upcoming by-election, said it was ‘hypocrisy’ for the Government to talk of the ‘end of austerity’ when economic burdens still affect many. ‘Water charges are the latest measure which will push people already struggling, closer to the edge,’ he said. Calling on the public to boycott the charges, Mr Murphy singled out Tánaiste Joan Burton for her recent comments, saying: ‘While the Tánaiste can talk about the end of a “historical period”, for many… it is ongoing daily, and will be made worse by water charges.’

A DUBLIN woman admitted posting a lewd Valentine’s card and a G-string to a detective garda in a top investigation unit – but denies mailing him a bullet. The trial at Dublin District Court heard claims of bullying and harassment in the serious crime team, a section of the Garda National Bureau of Criminal Investigation. Julie Conway Browning, 49, from Dermot O’Dwyer House, Hardwicke Street, Dublin, has entered a not guilty plea to a charge of giving information she knew to be false or misleading to the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) in relation to a complaint.


Inquests into suicide ‘have to be private’

€1,000 bail in rape claim case A STUDENT accused of making a false report that she had been raped has been told to lodge €1,000 before she can be let out on bail. The woman was charged last week with making a false statement to officers at Mountjoy garda station on August 25 last about being raped at Cabra Park in Phibsboro. Det Garda Chris Cahill had objected to bail and said while no one was charged ‘it came very close’.

Facebook taunt prankster jailed A FUGITIVE who taunted police by boasting ‘Catch me if you can’ on Facebook has been jailed after he was caught dozing in bed. His arrest was celebrated by officers at North Yorkshire Police who replied to his post by writing: ‘#We could.’ Oliver Hargreaves had boldly thrown down the gauntlet to the force by naming it in his goading message. He was later arrested in a police raid on his house.

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Garda Diarmuid O’Donovan, right with his daughter April, and his brother Garda Seamus O’Donovan at the launch of the Tour de Force Garda charity cycle Picture: colin Keegan

Inquests into suicide deaths should be held in private, a leading charity has said. the suicide prevention and bereavement organisation Console has called on the Government to remove the legal requirement for a public hearing into every death to make matters less traumatic and intrusive for grieving families. Charity founder Paul Kelly marked World suicide Prevention Day by calling for radical reform of the coroner’s courts to replicate the system in northern Ireland and scotland where an inquest is only held in open court if it is in the public interest. Mr Kelly said a decision not to hold a public hearing can be made if authorities such as the police and coroner agree privately that a death was by suicide. ‘Families bereaved by suicide have gone through one of the most devastating events possible, and in many ways they feel as if they are being put

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on trial at a public inquest,’ he said. ‘traumatised families can be asked to give evidence, suicide notes can be made public and family members can be questioned about the deceased’s state of mind. ‘Deeply private information about drugs or alcohol in the deceased’s system, or if they had a row with someone before ending their life, can all be discussed in a public forum with the media in attendance. ‘this is a deeply intrusive system, and one that should not exist as we face up to the reality that over 475 families this year will have to face this trauma,’ Mr Kelly added. Figures show 475 people died by suicide in Ireland last year. Ireland has the fourth highest rate of suicide in europe among the 15-24 age group. Mr Kelly made the call for reforms at a conference in Croke Park to mark World suicide Prevention Day.

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progress. The coup de grace for our obs that end in ‘-ist’. Hard to urbanist prophet is that we need more come by. Not on the CAO seats in public places, which is form. Lobbyist. Novelist. Hypnotist. And now ‘urbanist’. risible, quite frankly. His theories might hold up in that An ‘urbanist’ is a grand master corner of corporate scrabble known of town planning, which is itself a as ‘best practice’, but he has fundadaft job, as the towns are built mentally misunderstood the national already so all you can do is send psyche. negative emails before writing some Standing is the foundation of Irish five-year strategy document called manliness. The true Irish man has ‘Towards an Imaginary Future where two legs, solid as 4x4 fence posts. He Report Recommendations get can stand there, elbow cocked, pint in Implemented’. hand, for enough hours in a row to Unless you’re into ghost-town make agents of the state tell him that planning, in which case, bravo he must go home – and he’ll only go sir/madam, bravo, and I greatly and use his legs to get there. look forward to your ‘elevator Ironically, the more inebriated and to nowhere’. incapable he is of walking, the more Anyway, this week a visiting determined he will be to do an Danish do-gooder by the name of enormous amount of it, so that it’s Professor Jan Gehl, who is by all not uncommon to hear a him say: ‘I accounts a ‘renowned urbanist’, said was so hammered last night I walked Dublin ‘makes motorists happy and the whole way home from pedestrians miserable’. town.’ This is because the This marching roads favour cars, soldier’s captain is whereas he believes Standing is the the barman, or cars should wait for foundation of Irish ‘ultra-man’, who pedestrians. can out-drink and In a radical manliness. The true out-stand any man, account of the act Irish man has two making him a known as crossing colossus figure of the road, Prof Gehl legs, solid as fence Irish culture. outlined how Dublin posts A barman who wears a pedestrians are shirt and tie has stood up for required: ‘To “apply” to more hours than you have lived, and cross the street when it should be a was indeed born standing up, and human right. And often you can’t go fully mustachioed. He only recogdirectly across, but to a traffic island, nises chairs as things that must be and then you have to “apply” again.’ upturned at the end of the night when This will surely go down as the the women folk and foreigners are grandest description in history for finished with them. Sitting down is pressing a button, not to mention surrender. Seats are for the weak. ground zero for a million ‘why Unless there’s dancing. did the chicken apply to cross the Historically, the Irish céilidh is road’ jokes, but that’s Scandinavia based on playing musical chairs for you. backwards: when the music starts, Their streets are paved with social

the men sit down. But once the music stops, he’ll be back on his feet, scanning horizons near and far, with a bloody-minded look of determination set into his jaw. There’s even a school of thought that says if you stay standing long enough, you’ll eventually pull someone. Just by standing. So thanks for your potty urban insights, professor, but we’ll do our sitting at home, where it’s impossible to make us stand, much less go for a walk. Honestly. We may not be among your ‘35 most livable cities’ (whatever that means) but we’ll have you know that Dublin was twinned with heaven, one sunny day, and it rates 103 per cent on the happiness index. Irish people were also voted ‘the best’ in a poll of seven billion people who were uniformly awed by our friendliness and willingness to work for alcohol. We have our own culture, language and games, featuring sticks and helmets and men whose bright white legs have never once touched the seat of a chair, nor the cushion of a couch – men who punch with their shoulders, and occasionally with a lick of their mighty wooden spoons. Real men. Ruralists. @kenrogan


Apple fans mock download – but critics love new album U2 WeRe monumentally mocked by music fans after they ‘forced’ their new record on to 500million iTunes users. The Dublin rockers – fronted by Bono, 54 – unleashed their thirteenth studio album titled Songs Of Innocence for free to all iTunes Store customers, but many were perplexed when the record downloaded automatically into their music library. ‘Oh wtf U2’s new album was distributed for free to eVeRYONe’s iTUNeS. 500 million people. Go check your iTunes. It’s there,’ commented one unappreciative music fan on Twitter. ‘New update to iTunes. Comes with unwanted U2 album. Why?’ asked another Twitter user. A further Twitter user made reference to the recent celebrity naked selfie leak which saw Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton caught out after images were

by SEAMUS DUFF stolen after they were uploaded to iCloud. He asked: ‘Is this U2 album thing designed to teach people how to delete things from their iCloud?’ While response from the general iTunes user may not be too keen, music critics have been more favourable to Bono and Co with the album receiving favourable reviews from most critics. Billboard magazine declared the album a triumph and defended the band’s decision to set a free automatic download, saying: ‘Songs Of Innocence is a colossal-sounding record and a quick listen reveals why no other marketing strategy would have worked for the band.’

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selves and thinks “I can’t believe I wore that” or “I wish I hadn’t wore that” or “what was I thinking?”’ Asked if he would even revive the sarong he made headlines wearing back in 1998, he added: ‘That’s one thing I never regret, I thought it looked great and I would still wear it now!’ On his stylist Harper, he said: ‘She’ll come in and she’ll want to put my belt on or she’ll want to dress me or she’ll say, “Daddy wear these shoes with that”, it’s amazing actually,’ he said.

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A FORMER nurse who gave online advice to people on how to kill themselves has been convicted of aiding a British man to commit suicide. American, William Melchert-Dinkel gave Mark Drybrough ‘specific instructions for completing suicide’, a court heard. The 52-year-old sought out depressed people online, including Mr Drybrough, 32, of Coventry,

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who killed himself in 2005. He was also convicted of attempting to help Nadia Kajouji take her own life. Melchert-Dinkel gave the 18-yearold from Ontario, Canada, advice on how to kill herself. She took her life in 2008, a Minnesota court heard.

Melchert-Dinkel was jailed for helping Mr Drybrough and Ms Kajouji to die in 2011, but that decision was overturned by the supreme court. It ruled that laws making it illegal to aid a suicide were unconstitutional. Changes to that law have now been passed by the state, and Melchert-Dinkel has been convicted once again. He will be sentenced next month.

FRAncE: The country’s top police officer was assaulted as he tried to put a stop to ‘bracelet scammers’ who prey on tourists. Paris police commissioner Bernard Boucault, 66, was in uniform when the con-artists slapped him in Montmartre. He was observing the crooks – usually Roma thieves who tie string to tourists’ fingers and make bracelets to scam them – when he was attacked.

Gates donates €38m to ebola battle AMERicA: Bill Gates and wife Melinda yesterday pledged a further €38million to the fight against ebola in West Africa. The couple’s philanthropic foundation has already donated €7.5m to the cause. However, the Microsoft founder (pictured) said he would release ‘flexible funds’ to the UN and other organisations to buy supplies and speed up the development of vaccines.

Worker fights for life after chemical plant blast GERMAny: A worker suffered life-threatening injuries as an explosion ripped through a chemical waste plant yesterday. The 60-year-old was badly burned as he hurried towards the blast near Bremen, in the north-west. Up to 40 homes – some of them 20 yards from the facility – were also seriously damaged and in danger of collapsing. Firefighters took four hours to get the flames under control.

and finally... cHinA: A restaurant’s PR stunt of models walking crabs on leads sparked a national craze – and a backlash from animal rights groups. But Peng Mai, of the Pirate King, Beijing, said: ‘They didn’t suffer long – they went straight in the cooking pot.’





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SNORKELLING, sunbathing and exotic food for five weeks – it sounds like a holiday to be jealous of. But one student’s trip around southeast Asia took place without her ever leaving her home city of Amsterdam. Zilla van den Born fooled her friends into thinking she was travelling through Thailand, Cambodia and Laos by posting fake photographs on social media.

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After waving goodbye to her family at the airport, the 25-year-old went home and began fabricating a backpacking trip from her living room, with her boyfriend the only person in the know. She made Skype calls to her parents while sitting on her sofa under a Thai umbrella and sent late-night texts to add to her credibility. But the hoax was all a part of

Bully us for being fat and we just eat more ‘FAT shaming’ does not help people slim and can have the opposite effect, a new study claims. Doctors who bully patients about their size are more likely to prompt them to gain weight than to lose it, experts say. People made to feel ashamed of being heavy often turn to comfort-eating to cheer themselves up, they write in journal Obesity. Prof Jane Wardle, of the Cancer Research UK health behaviour centre at University College London, said: ‘Our study shows

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weight discrimination is part of the obesity problem, not the solution. Weight bias has been documented not only among the public, but also among health professionals. ‘Many obese patients report being treated disrespectfully by doctors because of their weight. ‘Everyone, including doctors, should stop blaming people for their weight and offer support and, if appropriate, treatment.’

The experts monitored some 3,000 adults for the study. Of these, the five per cent who said they experienced ‘weight discrimination’ gained an average 2lb in four years. People who faced no discrimination lost an average 1½lb in the same period. UCL’s Dr Sarah Jackson said: ‘There is no justification for discriminating against people because of their weight. ‘Our results show discrimination does not encourage weight loss and suggest it may even ex-

acerbate weight gain.’ Previous studies have suggested people who are picked on about their weight are more likely to binge-eat because it makes them feel miserable. Feeling they are shamefully fat can expose people to stress – which has been shown to increase our appetite for unhealthy, energy-dense food. Dr Jackson added: ‘Weight discrimination has also been shown to make people feel less confident about taking part in physical activity, so they tend to avoid it.’

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‘Old fashioned’ Page 3 keeping Brits’ pecker up NEWS Corp boss Rupert Murdoch has said the English Sun’s page three topless pin-ups are ‘old fashioned’. Mr Murdoch said on Twitter: ‘Brit feminists bang on forever about page 3. I bet never buy paper. I think old fashioned but readers seem to disagree.’ The Irish edition of the redtop got rid of the topless pictures last year, and now page 3 usually features just-as‘phoarrsome’ bikini shots. Irish editor Paul Clarkson cited ‘cultural differences’ between Ireland and Britain as the reason for toning things down.


Vet crushed to death by elephant he helped save

A VET and co-founder of Hope Elephants, which cares for retired circus elephants, was killed when one of the animals stepped on him, police have said in ruling his death an accident. Police said they found James Laurita, 56, unresponsive in the barn at the foundation in Hope, about 140km north of Portland, Maine, in the US. Mr Laurita appeared to have fallen before one of the foundation’s two elephants, which apparently stepped on him, police said, citing a medical examiner’s report. Tending to the animals was part of


Mr Laurita’s daily routine at the facility he founded with his brother Tom in 2011. Hope Foundation’s two Asian elephants, Rosie and Opal, arrived in 2012. ‘The elephant was not aggressive in any way. It was clearly an accident,’ said Mark Belserene, administrator for the state medical examiner’s office, who added that the official cause of death is ‘asphyxiation and multiple fractures caused by compression of the chest’. Mr Laurita sold his veterinary

practice in nearby Camden in 2011 to Hope Elephants, meanwhile, reestablish Hope Elephants, where he leased a statement saying the organiworked as a caregiver sation was ‘deeply sadand educator. dened’ by the loss of He lived with his family its founder. in the area. ‘Jim’s passion for all He had worked with animals, but especially Opal and Rosie decades elephants, was boundago when he was an eleless,’ the statement said. phant handler for the Mr Laurita ‘passed on travelling Carson & his passion and the Barnes Circus. importance of wildlife Police chief Tim Carconservation’ through roll described Mr Laurita Missed: Jim Laurita his educational outreach as ‘greatly beloved in the efforts over many years, community for all the work he does’. the statement went on to say.

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down side, there are no buildings and it can be reached only by boat or helicopter when the weather is good enough. The 94-acre island, three miles off

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ith regard to Mr Cranky’s comment on tuesday, my response is this – why would you trust anyone who can dismiss his (or her) acts of immorality and sins by asking forgiveness of an ‘imaginary friend’? Secondly, on Mr McEvoy’s dismay at the mounting charges that irish citizens face continually, my bins are now collected fortnightly for the same amount of money charged when it was weekly. Why are these water and bin charges so segregated? the local councils should stop farming out these services to private companies and face up to their community responsibilities.

Why are we abandoned by our local councils? there should be a yearly charge for all services. At least we would know what we were paying for. Oh and thirdly, anyone who is proven to spend their dole on drink or drugs should have the dole withdrawn. Dublin is ruined with this element. No wonder Alberto is upset. Rant over. L Kearon, Wicklow ■ is RtÉ purposely not highlighting the awful standard of refereeing in this year’s GAA championship? Michael Lyster, in particular, seems to cut off any criticism of Croke Park when the panellists bring it up. the referee almost cost Kilkenny the All-ireland on Sunday, not to mention what hap-

■ to John McEvoy who asked: ‘What next? Charges on breathing?’, we’re already charged for breathing. it’s called carbon tax. it’s another tax that us idiots pay believing we’re saving the planet, when in fact all we’re doing is making sure big corporates and banks pay little or no tax. Wake up people. Paul, Drogheda ■ it’s the world’s naturist conference in ireland this coming weekend. Does that mean weather permitting we will see naturists from all over the world on our beaches this weekend in Dalkey? Seán

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Royal ambition Classy: Rodarte used floral appliques in designs

Oscar de la Renta shone at New York Fashion Week, writes Orna Cunningham, but Zac Posen was the real star

IT’S been a good week on the catwalk for those harbouring ambitions of becoming a princess – or even entertaining the fantasy. ‘There is no one on earth who makes a woman feel more beautiful than Oscar de la Renta,’ said supermodel Karlie Kloss on her Instagram feed after his show during this week’s new York Fashion Week. The sentiment was true, as models trotted out stunning, regal creations from underneath a bridge of flowers. Feminine, with cutouts and plaid, the designer also produced his signature show-stopping dresses we’ve become so accustomed to, with feathers, sequins, and precise focus on the female form. Hints of Spanish flamenco dresses peeped out, with full lacy skirts and snug bodices. His silhouettes – all nipped waists and full, delicate skirts – echoed from his floral dream world to Jenny Packham’s candy-sweet sashaying dresses, all swish and sweetness, close hugging lines, complemented by soft wavy hair and more than a touch of Marilyn Monroe wiggle. Laura and Kate Mulleavy of Rodarte, like Packham, used floral appliques on their gauzy, dreamy dresses. However, they skewed more Ariel than belle, with a strong underwater theme throughout. Models floated down the runway like nymphs, in watery greens, midnight indigos speckled with stars and creamy waterfalls of tassel, like seaweed clinging to a rock. naeem Khan’s princess was more of a Leia – a great deal more futuristic than her catwalk contemporaries, she shone in sequins, in shiny satin, in luxe sporty pieces. Her separates were sequin-adorned and symmetrical but her dresses shone, a strange mix of metallic boho, cool and encrusted and pinkly clinging. His piece de resistance was a royal lavender gown with silver, glittering bustier, a shining testament to

Khan’s talents. badgley Mischka was clean and white on entry, the models’ hair highlighted in icy blue, segueing to cream and golds, before landing on jewel purples, periwinkle blues and cold greys. Their parade of ice queens stole the show, but a ro-

Wedding belle: the Zac Posen collection

mantic red number, light as a breath and transparent, stole hearts. Zac Posen’s show was all about attitude – his gowns were strong, only bleeding into lace towards the bottom, otherwise defiant in primary red, black and white, making tall

Silky: A model in a Naeem Khan Spring 2015 creation

columns of the structured and confident Posen girl. His capes were glorious, harkening back to the adornment of kings and queens and of the shows so far this week it quickly became obvious – there was only one to rule them all, and it was Posen.

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BBC3, 10pm Will Rachel let a little thing like the fact that he calls her ‘Mum’ stop her jumping Dale’s bones? While dad Ken (Greg Davies) is off having his masculinity questioned and accidentally punching women, we finally get a satisfactory climax to this quirky comedy’s plotline. The question is, will Taylor Lautner do another series?

Chasing Shadows Reece Shearsmith stars as DS Sean Stone


Sky Movies Greats, 6pm This is the 1962 original, not the Robert De Niro remake, and all the better for it. Robert Mitchum is genuinely terrfiying as an ex-con intent on exacting violent revenge on the lawyer (Gregory Peck) who put him away.

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UTV, 9pm It’s not quite clear exactly where on the spectrum of odd investigators we should be ranking DS Sean Stone (Reece Shearsmith). Somewhere to the left of Lewis – he’s more than just rude – but not quite as full-on medicated as Homeland’s Carrie. Tonight,

Stone’s special powers of detection come into play as he spots the pattern in a serial killer’s modus operandi.


ITV2, 9pm How far will some women go in a bid to win a dream honeymoon? Is inviting a stooge to secretly hijack her big day, fooling her friends in the process, far enough for you? This comedy reality show kicks off with bride-to-be Zoe introducing her new bff Daisy to her real mates. Will they twig they’re being taken for a ride?

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BBC2, 7pm Athletics is the headline sport in the games organised by Prince Harry for wounded members of the armed forces, but there are eight other sports on offer including wheelchair basketball and sitting volleyball, at the Lee Valley Athletics Centre in north London. For once that old line – it’s not the winning, it’s the taking part – really does ring true.

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UTV, 7pm & 8pm What would a soap wedding day be without tears and turmoil? Marlon and Laurel have both, in their different ways, been on an emotional roller coaster as their big day arrives, so it’s anyone’s guess as to who will be the first to say ‘I don’t’…

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BBC2, 9pm For a minute there we thought they meant animal moves, as in cool dance moves, because we can’t get enough of streetdancing penguins. But actually this is a sensible report on the tricky task of transporting large animals from continent to continent. Charming a hippo into a cage is no mean feat.



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Isn’t Kate Mosse the author of that epic Languedoc Trilogy? Yes: in an age of doom and gloom over book sales, Kate Mosse is the indefatigable face of the time-slip blockbuster that sells by the bucketload. This new novel is a miniature by comparison, a concentrated, macabre thriller set in a flood-ravaged Fishbourne near Chichester in 1912, but is probably destined to sell as many copies as its predecessors.

rachel Cusk has been accused of ‘literary gBh’ for her savagery. It’s surprising, then, that this artful, selfeffacing semi-autobiographical novel is so compassionate towards others. a female author travels to athens to teach but gets caught up in other people’s stories; each person offers a candid account of love, marriage and loss. outline is a quiet, profound book about the problems of living with a sense of purpose. Johanna Thomas-corr Out now, Faber

Tell me more… The eponymous Connie lives in a remote house with her father, who has hit the bottle after the collapse of his taxidermy business. Yet when the body of a woman washes up in the marshes nearby, Connie finds herself sucked into a decade-old mystery involving a buried family secret and the exquisitely grotesque art of taxidermy.

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plot. But like all good Victorian psychodramas, this novel is rooted in a strong sense of social context – you can taste the beginnings of modernity in Connie, a self-sufficient woman unafraid to handle things on her own. A small part of the novel also concerns a psychiatric hospital, though this jars slightly with

Mosse’s unashamed sensationalist depiction of psychological trauma. It’s also impossible to ignore the looming shadow cast by the onset of World War I. A seriously satisfying read. claire Allfree

The Taxidermist’s Daughter is out today, Orion

This pocket rocket page-turner ties in with James gandolfini’s last appearance in the namesake film. Fleshed out from an old Lehane story, it is tight and thrilling. a loveless barman, Bob, finds a puppy in a bin and is persuaded by a local woman to take it home. The puppy and the woman enliven Bob’s world before the mutt’s unhappy owner comes to call. There is an emotional heft and a couple of extraordinary twists. Short, sharp and brilliant. paul connolly Out now, Abacus

J: a noveL by howard jacobson

a massacre overshadows events in this Booker-shortlisted novel. It is only referred to as ‘what happened, if it happened’ but there’s no doubt it was a holocaust. decades hence, the uK is a sinister, amnesiac place where history and memory are casualties of the reconciliation process. In this broken world two people fall in love. eschewing shock and awe tactics, Jacobson asks uneasy questions on the politics of prejudice and collective memory. cA Out now, Jonathan Cape

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Sounds eerie… Mosse may not be strong on character, and she has a love for littering her prose with portentous italics, but this novel drips with Edgar Allen Poe-style gothic touches. The rain-saturated landscape is its own harbinger of unease and dread, while birds, particularly corvids, are another troubling presence. Borrowing from Victorian melodrama, much of Mosse’s symbolism is deathly, not least the extracts from an 1820s taxidermy handbook that are interwoven throughout. (Mosse learned taxidermy for the novel and her descriptions of the craft precisely convey its ambiguous beauty.) It is a cleverly constructed thriller, keeping its secrets for a good two-thirds of the book. Mosse excels at building up clammy, dank suspense while keeping her readers in the dark.

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Yesterday’s Solutions Across: 7 Odour; 8 Impress; 9 Shorten; 10 Chill; 12 Court of law; 15 Liveliness; 18 Sprig; 19 Trachea; 21 Trainer; 22 Ledge. Down: 1 Constables; 2 Motor; 3 Brat; 4 Winner; 5 Spacious; 6 Legible; 11 Law-breaker; 13 Obliging; 14 Overran; 16 Nature; 17 Chide; 20 Able.

Just because someone seems antagonistic, doesn’t mean you have to rise to their bait. Certain edgy influences suggest you could come close to saying exactly what you think. Yet, you’ll set a far better example by being willing to compromise.

The urge to splurge needs to be held in check, particularly as a purchase might disappoint. An upbeat Mercury Jupiter connection spotlights an opportunity to make a new friend whose canny advice could help you succeed with a key hope. Minor irritations could undermine your day, yet confidence in your abilities suggests there’s nothing you can’t handle. The only slight problem you could face is the temptation to enjoy an impulsive shopping spree.

DOWN 2 Nullify (10) 3 Look for (4) 4 Address (6) 5 Minister (6) 6 Echoing (8) 7 Dregs (4) 11 Adornment (10) 13 Produce (8) 16 Summary (6) 17 Esteem (6) 18 Fixed (4) 20 Boulder (4)

You might need to do a U-turn regarding a plan. As disruptions are likely throughout the day, it can help to be flexible. However, by keeping an open mind you could find that any delays pave the way for some exciting new opportunities.

Heavier influences make this a time to tackle responsibilities. Yet, along the way you might meet a few edgy characters who could seem impossible to please. If you find that moving through the day is like walking through treacle, try easing off.

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ACROSS 1 Overlook (4) 8 Superiority (10) 9 Clandestine (4-4) 10 Probability (4) 12 Dwarf (6) 14 Risky (6) 15 Store (6) 17 Rejoinder (6) 18 Dread (4) 19 Divide (8) 21 Methodical (10) 22 Monarch (4)

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Crossword No. 1053 See next edition for solutions

Social prospects seem inviting. Plus, this week’s Sun Saturn angle has coincided with a chance to collaborate on a project by pooling resources and talents. Don’t be in too much of a hurry to impress a love interest.

Today’s sparkly Moon Uranus link along with a Mercury Jupiter tie-up, could coincide with a social invite that has an element of surprise about it. Showcasing your skills can be important if you want your name to be known by all the right people. For your forecast, call 15609 114 72


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Rory: jackpot’s a bonus – winning’s what counts by jOn HARvEy

There are ten million reasons to want to win the Fedex Cup title, but rory McIlroy insists he needs just one. The 25-year-old is one of five players who know victory in this week’s Tour Championship at east Lake would also see them secure the overall Fedex Cup and with it a $10million (€7.7million) bonus. McIlroy is fourth in the standings behind Americans Chris Kirk, Billy horschel and Bubba Watson but he maintains title glory trumps the money. ‘The money is great but at the same time it’s the title that would mean more to me,’ McIlroy said ‘It’s good being in the top five. You need to win and that takes care of everything. I would have liked to be a bit higher on the list but I haven’t played well enough over the past few weeks.’ McIlroy (above) has finished 22nd, fifth and eighth in the first three playoffs, and admits claiming the Fedex Cup has been a goal since winning the season’s last major at Valhalla. ‘After the PGA all my focus was on the Fedex Cup and trying to win it,’ he said yesterday. ‘I don’t think it [the money] will make me any more nervous on Sunday. It [winning the Fedex] is one of the only things I have not achieved in the game of golf and that’s the real reason I want to win.’


Leading light: Max Sorensen

Sorensen’s fantastic four sinks Scotland

Up in arms: Kwiatkowski celebrates victory and Wiggins (below) says he can’t catch up

BRAD sAys His BATTLE fOR BRiTAin is Run Bradley Wiggins believes his Tour of Britain title defence is all but over after Michal Kwiatkowski’s stage-four victory in Bristol. The Pole won the sprint for the line at the end of the 184.6km route from Worcester to claim a time bonus and take the yellow jersey by three seconds from edoardo Zardini. Wiggins is now sixth, 27

cycling tour of britain seconds adrift, and said: ‘i’m still up there but on paper first place has gone now. ‘i can’t see myself getting 27 seconds on Kwiatkowski, but the podium is only 12 secs away.’

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Max SorenSen took four Scottish wickets before winning the match with a four as Ireland claimed a three-wicket win in the second one-day international in Dublin. Sorensen took Ireland to 225 for seven with 34 balls remaining after he helped bowl the Scots out for 221. richie Berrington’s unbeaten century had given Scotland a glimmer of hope after a dreadful start to their innings but the hosts did enough to claim an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series. Scottish openers Matty Cross and Calum MacLeod were both dismissed for four and Sorensen cleanbowled Preston Mommsen to leave the visitors in a mess on 11 for three. and from there it was all Ireland as Kevin o’Brien’s 67 put the hosts in command, Stuart Thompson (39) and John Mooney (27no) both contributed, and Sorensen finished the match off in style.

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MANCHESTER United have set a target of finishing in the top three of the Premier League this season, the club’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has revealed. Woodward said a top-three finish was what club chiefs had budgeted for – and he also played down the possibility of further new signings in January to boost Louis van Gaal’s squad. Woodward did not suggest the

Gunner be good: Aaron Ramsey (left) will lock horns with Yaya Toure on Saturday

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AARON RAMSEy has reassured Arsenal fans that he will be fit and ready for Saturday’s game with Manchester City after returning from Andorra’s artificial pitch relatively unscathed. The Wales midfielder suffered an injury scare in the Pyrenees after turning his ankle on the Estadio Nacional’s controversial surface. But he is confident he has not suffered any lasting damage from the match, after which two-goal Wales hero

Gareth Bale branded the pitch the worst he had ever played on. Ramsey also questioned the suitability of the new 3G pitch. ‘I’ll be alright – the pitch was very hard. There’s no give in it so I rolled my ankle a bit,’ the 23-yearold told BBC Sport. ‘Hopefully it will be nothing and I’ll be available for Saturday. These are the games you want to play in and I’m looking forward to [facing City].’

‘We will get back to challenging for titles’ title was beyond United after their slow start, insisting they were ‘at the start of something special’ under Van Gaal. But he did admit income will fall by up to £48million as the price for missing out on Europe. Woodward announced record revenues of £433.2m for last season, while it was revealed the club paid out £5.2m in compensation payments to sacked manager David

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Moyes and his coaching team. In a conference call with club investors, Woodward announced: ‘Our budgets assume a third-placed finish. ‘The 2013-14 season was a very challenging and disappointing one. But under Louis there is a real feeling around the training ground that we are at the start of something special. ‘We are very excited about the future and believe it’s the start of a new chapter in the club’s history. ‘I’m confident with Louis as our manager, with a clear philosophy and a reinvigorated squad, we will get back to challenging for the title and trophies. ‘His track record for delivering top-level teams speaks for itself. ‘We’ve had an excellent summer having signed Angel di Maria, Daley Blind, Luke Shaw, Ander Herrera, Marcos Rojo and Radamel Falcao on a one-year loan.’ But Woodward added: ‘We don’t intend to significantly increase [the squad in January].’


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‘Dark days’ firmly in past for Reds LIVERpOOL chief executive Ian Ayre says the club will never return to the ‘dark days’ of the Tom Hicks and George Gillett era. The Reds’ previous owners drove the club to the brink of administration after a disastrous leveraged buy-out, and it has taken successors Fenway Sports Group almost four years to put things back on track. Ayre insists Liverpool are a different prospect both on and off the pitch now, following some hard but valuable lessons. ‘It’s great for our fans. They went through a difficult time and it’s always devastating to see such a great tradition and establishment being in such difficulty,’ he said. ‘It taught us the importance of sustainability and running the club properly. No one wants to go back to those dark days.’

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EDEN HAzARD expects to play with greater freedom this season as Chelsea show their strength in depth. Hazard has been impressed by how quickly the summer signings have settled in and praised striker Diego Costa (pictured) for his immediate impact. ‘Last season, I scored a lot of goals and maybe this season I can make a lot more passes forward because Costa is one of the best,’ he said. ‘It’s my job to score but it’s also my job to make assists. The new players have settled in very good. I enjoy playing with the best and I’m very happy. Last season we played good but didn’t win any trophies so we want more. We can win four.’

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Toff love for Irvine EVERTON manager Roberto Martinez says sentiment will play no part when he comes up against former Toffees academy boss Alan Irvine at West Brom on Saturday. ‘Alan is a person everyone has huge respect for,’ Martinez said. ‘He did a terrific job at our club. But both teams realise it is a very important game and we will need to be focused.’


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Former United star says sale of Welbeck was ‘strange’ Spurs’ move hits a snag

Neville: You got him Wel cheap FORMER Manchester United star Gary Neville has criticised the club’s summer transfer business, insisting it was ‘strange’ that they sold striker Danny Welbeck to Arsenal for £16million. On a day when other members of the club’s fabled ‘Class of ‘92’, including assistant manager Ryan Giggs, defended the club and said United were still committed to youth, Neville spoke out about the sale of Academy graduate Welbeck. ‘I have to admit I thought the Danny Welbeck sale

On his way: Welbeck left to join Arsenal last week, but Man United insist youth is still their priority

by Nick METcALfE was a strange one, but that’s just me,’ Neville said. ‘Of all the prices paid this summer, there are right-backs and left-backs galore who have been bought for £14m, £15m, £16m? How have Arsenal got him for £16m? I can’t work it out. It has helped out a competitor because Arsenal are the team they are fighting for fourth. ‘I am struggling to work out the logic, I can’t

understand it. It’s odd in two or three ways.’ But Giggs said: ‘The club will never change. The history of the club is to always give youngsters a chance. Danny has left, which is obviously disappointing, but this is a manager who has got a track record of giving youngsters a chance. ‘Tyler Blackett has played every game this season. You have got [Adnan] Januzaj, James Wilson. We’ve got to make sure young players come through. We never want to lose that.’


ToTTenham will have to move out of White hart Lane for one season after announcing a delay in the building of their new stadium. a high Court challenge has resulted in a revised construction programme, with the shortest build time meaning Spurs must leave White hart Lane to allow the new stadium to be built. however, the new ground will not be ready in time for the start of the 2017-18 season. milton Keynes’ Stadium mk, Wembley and the olympic Stadium are three of four or five options being considered. another plan is to rotate between stadiums depending on the fixtures. Spurs fans would favour a move to Wembley martin Cloake, a board member of The Tottenham hotspur Supporters’ Trust, said ‘Wembley would be the preferred option.’

Deila ready to battle on after ‘stressful’ Celtic start Ronny DeiLa used the international break to reflect on a ‘stressful’ start to his career as Celtic manager. The norwegian took over from neil Lennon in June and was thrown into the crucial Champions League qualifying campaign the following month, which ended with fingers pointing towards the former Stromsgodset boss when the hoops failed to get through the play-off stage against Slovenian side maribor. The fact that Celtic had been given a reprieve after losing 6-1 on aggregate to Legia Warsaw in the third qualifier when the Polish side fielded an ineligible player in the second-leg at murrayfield, only brought more criticism as the Parkhead club dropped into the group stages of the europa League which begin next week with a trip to Salzburg. Following the 1-1 Scottish Premiership draw with Dundee at Dens Park – Celtic’s fourth game without a win – Deila

returned to his homeland to see his wife and two daughters before returning refreshed, reinvigorated and ready to go. ahead of the visit of aberdeen on Saturday, he told Celtic View: ‘it was important to get some reflection as it’s been 10 stressful weeks with a high intensity. ‘So to get some days off and reflect on where we are and where the road is going has been nice and i’m looking forward to the games now. ‘We have done a lot of good things but there are also things we can do better.

‘We need to sort out how we are going to get more improvement in the team and work on the issues we need to tackle, both offensively and defensively. it takes time. ‘We have made progress but there is still a long way to go. The squad is strong and we have many interesting games coming up so there are big chances to get more improvement and better results.’

A little R&R: Deila used the international break to go home and relax

Deila returned to a strengthened Celtic squad which left him ‘very satisfied’. Serbian striker Stefan Scepovic, 24, signed a four-year deal from Sporting Gijon on transfer deadline day while Swedish forward John Guidetti arrived on loan from manchester City. ‘i am very happy to get them in,’ said Deila. ‘We have strikers but they are quite similar so to get in strikers who have different qualities is important. ‘now we have brought in two very exciting players up front and that will make the squad and the competition in the team better, and we need that because of the amount of games we play.’ Guidetti’s deal was not completed before the transfer deadline but the move was rubber-stamped following an appeal to UeFa by the Scottish football authorities. The 22-year-old scored 20 goals in 23 games during a loan spell with Feyenoord in 2011-12.

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