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EDITOR’S LETTER One thing that never fails to impress me is Aussies, Kiwis and South Africans coming over to the UK to take the Brits on at their own game, and winning. Pendulum are a prime example of that – the pounding West Australian drum ‘n’ bass rockers make British icons like The Prodigy sound like grumpy old men. Check out what all the fuss is about on page 30.

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69 Global Vision 70 TUNNEL VISION: Step back in time in Dover’s secret passages 72 Late Deals 73 TNTT Weekender: Munich 74 THE WHITE CITY: Sample the hedonistic lifestyle of Tel Aviv 76 Hotshots 78 Travel Tips 79 Travel News 80 On The Road 81 Gear Up 82 HIDDEN GEM: Albania has shaken off its communist past

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➥ TNT 1394 MAY 17-23 SAFFA CONCERNS Would Trevor Noah (‘Look Who’s Talking’) like to elaborate on his daft claim that England “haven’t really won a World Cup”? And I deplore the treatment of ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema as much as I deplore his opinions (‘Malema punished’, South African news). The worst thing about the old South Africa was its restrictions on free speech, and there is no excuse for the new South Africa to follow suit. Mark Taha, SE26

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POMMIES GO NUTS So the Poms won the World T20, beating Australia in the final. Fair play – but when you examine the the coverage of the victory here and the comments of the English players, I can’t help but think that the innate inferiority of the British sporting psyche has been revealed. Exhibit A: Kevin Pietersen proclaims that winning the World T20 was “as good as

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winning the Ashes”. Is he serious? I’m sorry, but if Australia had won and Mike Hussey had come back to Australia spouting the same nonsense, he would have been laughed out of town. Rightly so. Exhibit B: one British journo said Paul Collingwood had “already been elevated to mythic status”. Again, if Australia had won, can anyone imagine a similar phrase appearing in an Aussie paper describing Michael Clark? No! The Poms are just so giddy at having won something that they’ll indulge all kinds of ridiculous fantasies about this heralding a new golden age of English cricket. Twits. Kyrsten, Bayswater

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THE GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY In 1963, a gang of robbers pulled off what was, at the time, the most lucrative heist in British history when they cleaned out a train carrying registered mail from Glasgow to London, pocketing £2.6m in used banknotes – a haul worth £40m by today’s standards. Eventually, 13 robbers were caught and tried. However, one of

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Phantom toilet flushers and amorphous shadows make London’s pubs a hive of paranormal activity.

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hare a pint with a publican and it’s highly likely they can tell you of a dark secret entombed within the walls of their drinking hole, just like this selection of London pubs steeped in ghostly goings on.

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FILTHY MCNASTYS A rock ‘n’ roll boozer in a Dickensian setting, Filthy McNastys is a grungy haunt - literally. Once the convening site of gunwielding bruisers – bullet holes in the roof substantiate this, the death of the landlord’s wife who jumped from the third floor a century ago is also written into the pub’s folklore. “The consensus is that she’s the spirit lurking around,” says Nic Lloyd, a former glassy. “There’s a particular corner of the bar where she’s quite active, and that’s where three of us saw this amorphous blob once – a flash of beige flitted across the room. Then a door suddenly slammed so powerfully that we felt the tremor.” Fortunately, Lloyd escaped the full brunt of this ghost’s agitation, unlike his manager who was thrown down the stairs, breaking her foot.


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A spirit lurks in “ the cellars of the Viaduct Tavern ” Successive landlords have since grown used to sharing their pub with the ghostly lurker, who also appears as a translucent mist rising from the floor of the bar.

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“She took a hefty shove in the back and it forced her over the bannister, but there was absolutely no one there.”

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THE VIADUCT TAVERN The last example of a late Victorian gin palace in the City of London, a restless spirit is said to lurk in the cellars of the Viaduct Tavern, frightening the bejesus out of staff who have to venture down to replenish stocks – the manager will let you tag along if you’ve got the guts. According to haunted-London.com, two electricians had rolled up some carpet to work beneath the floorboards, only to see it hover in the air and drop to the ground.

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» Newgate Street, EC1A 7AA

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BOW BELLS The Bow Bell’s resident ghost thinks it’s funny to flush the toilet in the ladies bathroom while someone is sitting on it. In 1974, the landlord tried to flush out the phantom for good with a séance and as the sitters gathered round, the toilet door swung violently open, smashing a glass pane.

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THE DOVE James Thompson, the poet who wrote Rule Britannia is a consistent otherworldly punter at the Dove. Before a kitchen fire tore through the popular riverside pub last year there were plenty more, says publican Garry Wood, who interacts with his spirited friends. “There’s a young girl, about eight or nine, and she’s a bit mischievous – turning the beer taps on, knocking things over. I see her about once a month and it sounds crazy, but I do talk to her when I’m here on my own.” The child is believed to be one of the girls who would clean horse manure from the streets in the 18th century. Thompson often penned his prose in the pub, said to be the last place he drank before dying of hypothermia on his way to Kew across the river. Wearing a top hat and a big black cape, Thompson has been known to turn the gas fires on and move objects about. He is such a fixture that regular punters barely flinch at the sight of him.

» Upper Mall, W6 9TA Park (fullers.co.uk)

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GET SPIRITUAL HOW TO TALK TO A GHOST Having weeded out the dross from paranormal nut jobs and dismantled questionable advice from ouija board-wonky tonks, this writer, a rookie, but with a finely tuned sixth sense has this advice: ghosts usually manifest in a quiet, uncrowded space, i.e. not the Walkabout. If you listen very carefully, you may hear a voice, but to solicit a response make simple instructions, such as, “If you are here, knock one time”. If the spirit replies, follow with “Knock once if you’re male and twice if you’re female”. Still need convincing? Ask the ghost to move a small object, such as paper. Warning: be sceptical of information given by a ghost. They were people once, and people can be full of shit.

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THE SCENE Cheesy American at its best. Sip cocktails while soaking up old school classics - Lionel Richie was heard more than once. This place is geared towards large parties;

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Here at TNT Magazine, we’ve lost count of the number of times we’ve cursed the crappy coffee on offer round our way. Luckily, London boasts some bloody fantastic independent cafes, of which the Antipodeanowned Kaffeine in Fitzrovia is an absolute corker. Peter Dore-Smith and team turn out perfect flat whites every time, and even have a selection of our favourite Aussie and Kiwi treats on offer. Peter’s kindly agreed to share his lovely friand recipe with us. Talk about a nice guy. WHAT YOU NEED: For the friands: 10 egg whites; 1kg ground almonds; 250g butter; zest and juice of 2 lemons; 1 green apple; 100g raisins; 300g caster sugar; 150ml natural yoghurt; ½ tsp cinnamon; 1 tsp baking powder; 150g mascarpone; 400g icing sugar; 1 tsp lemon juice. For the icing: 150g mascarpone; 400g icing sugar; 1 tsp lemon juice.

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The German trance supremo on his label’s 10th birthday, getting records in communist east Berlin and his Grammy nomination.

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Paul van Dyk INTERVIEW NATASHA VUCKOVIC Congratulations on your record label, Vandit, reaching 10 years. What’s been the highlight?

Every single record released is a highlight because we love what we do and we only release music that we really like, so therefore it’s always special for us.

I realised I “ was sitting in the middle of U2 ” What can people expect from your upcoming London show?

We’re going to kick in some of the classics that we’ve released over the last 10 years but at the same time, we have always been a label with the outlook towards the future so there’s going to be a lot of new music as well … there’s going to be production that is worth being watched, but it’s as much about closing your eyes and dancing your arse off. You were nominated for a Grammy in 2005 for your album, Reflections. What was that like?

It was a great honour, especially since it was the first time they even had a Grammy for electronic music. Being among the first five to ever be nominated in that category [Best Dance/Electronic Album] is something special. Did you go to the ceremony?

Yes we did. I know about U2 but I wouldn’t necessarily recognise them on the street. I was sitting among all these people and then I remember hearing “And the winner is U2” and suddenly everybody around us stood up and went up on stage. This is when I realised I was sitting in the middle of U2.

You got into dance music by listening to west Berlin radio while growing up in communist east Berlin. Did anyone ever sneak records over the wall for you?

Old people were allowed to travel because the communistic system thought: “If the old people leave the country, we don’t need to pay their pension”. So when my grandma travelled to the west, she bought a record that I told her to get for me. My very first record was Organisation by a band called OMD, and for whatever reason my grandmother got a seven-inch as a gift because she bought the album. It was a-ha, Take On Me. Your grandma sounds quite cool.

Well, she probably didn’t have a clue what

she was buying me, but definitely very cool for her to bring it over. Were there any illegal dance parties in east Berlin?

I wouldn’t really call them dance parties. It was more like we met up – maybe 20 people – and we recorded all of our favourite shows on these German tape recorders and we just played them back and danced in somebody’s apartment or basement. It was definitely not an official party, more like an illegal house party. What else are you working on?

I’m working on my latest artist album, which will be released at the beginning of next year. I am quite far through already so when you see the London show, you will hear all of the new stuff. Hopefully you won’t have any problems with volcano ash.

The thing with London is there’s always a way to get there. Worst case scenario, I’ll start two days early and drive.

» At Vandit 10, Brixton Academy, 211 Stockwell Rd, SW9 9SL Brixton (0844 477 2000) Sun, May 30. £20.

YOU DON’T SAY? Who would play you in a film of your life? Probably Nicolas Cage as people always say there is some sort of similarity in looks. What’s your guilty pleasure? Chocolate. There’s this brand called Lindt that I really like. What’s in your pockets right now? €15 and a piece of paper that says what I need to get from the pharmacy.

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If the horrible Blair Witch 2 and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 taught us anything it’s that sequels to low budget, inventive horror flicks can be difficult to get right. Fortunately directors Jaume Balaguero and Paco Plaza – the team behind the excellent shoestring zombie film [REC] – stick closely to what worked first time round in this nerve-jangling followup. Set mere moments after the original ends, [REC ] 2 sees a government scientist (Mellor) and four SWAT members work their way through the ghoulish apartment block in Barcelona that has been quarantined after the strange, violent behaviour of those who live there. Their mission is to find the host that has caused the outbreak, get a blood sample and get out. That’s easier said

1 Tallahassee, Columbus and Wichita are characters in which hilarious comedy zombie film? 2 Dawn of the Dead where do a group of survivors seek refuge from zombies? 3 In which film is London’s population infected with the rage virus? 4 What is the name of Shaun’s favourite pub in Shaun of the Dead? 5 Which zombie franchise (spawned form a video game) starts off in a place called Raccoon City?

then done when the building’s deranged residents jump out at you. Rollicking along at breakneck speed (it should really be called ‘Fast Forward’) [REC ] 2 doesn’t have a dull moment. OK, the characters aren’t as engaging as in the first film

and the plot is a tad silly, but the shaky camera work and committed performances make for a claustrophobic, truly frightening experience. GOOD FOR: Those with good bladder control. PIERRE DE VILLIERS

THE REEL DEAL Flight of the Conchords star Jemaine Clement is set to play the baddie in the new Men In Black film. Funnyman Clement, whose star keeps rising, will play alien Yaz, according to Deadline Hollywood. It’s rumoured the speccy Kiwi, who will feature alongside Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones, beat Ali G star and Isla Fisher’s husband, Sacha Baron Cohen, to the role. Men in Black III is scheduled to begin filming in August and has an expected release date of May 2012.

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★★★★★ A group of Special Ops soldiers – including The Wire’s Idris Elba and a wise-cracking Chris Evans – join up with a sexy operative (Zoe Saldana) to take revenge on the man who betrayed them in Sylvain White’s action romp. Those in the mood for an unpretentious, frequently hilarious film with retina-scorching explosions will eat this up. GOOD FOR: Adrenalin junkies. PDV

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★★★★★ A small-town girl (Andreea Bosneag) spends a day in Bucharest filming a commercial after winning a competition in this acerbic comedy. Effective cinematography and an excellent performance by Bosneag combine for a fine satire exploring the impact of Romania’s communist past. GOOD FOR: Those who like subtle, no frills comedy. PDV

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SEE THIS: Exhibition Throughout, though, the most eye-catching parts of the exhibition are the brilliant colours. Bright yellows and piercing blues contrast with the dowdy European portraits of the same era. Like a Bollywood film, some of it remains slightly baffling, but it’s all part of the chaotic appeal. TOM STURROCK

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» National Portrait Gallery, St Martin’s Pl, WC2H 0HE Charing Cross (npg.org.uk). Until Jun 20. Free

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WORTH A LOOK Exposed: Voyeurism, Surveillance And The Camera examines the power of the lens. » Tate Modern, Bankside, SE1 9TG

Southwark (tate.org.uk). From May 28-Sep 19. £10

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Lambeth North (lambethpalacelibrary.org). Until Jul 23. £8

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ALL THE FUN OF THE FAIR

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LIVING WILD

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The world record breaking adventurer teaches us all we need to know about living wild, from how to stay in a posh hotel, er, we mean make a campfire to navigating without a map.

★★★★★

What’s left of the curly dark hair is grey, but David Essex’s eyes still twinkle and although his voice has gravelled with age, this funfair musical woven around his ’70s hit songs surely has a nostalgic audience ready and waiting to listen to them all over again.

There’s not much depth here, but forget your critical faculties and you’re in for an enjoyable, tenderhearted fairground ride with a handful of younger performers. LOUISE KINGSLEY

» Garrick Theatre, WC2H 0HH Leicester Square (0844 412 4662). Until Sep 5. £25-£55. (garrick-theatre.co.uk)

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The best-selling travel writer sets out to uncover where history really lies by going back centuries to discover the previous occupants of his own home.

THE LOST CHILD OF PHILOMENA LEE Martin Sixsmith

Paul Mitchell, From the collection of Claudio Moscatelli

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Martin Sixsmith’s second novel tells the story of a young man separated as a child from his teenage mother. Dying from AIDS, he steps up his search to find her, but is it too late?

Bear Grylls (Transworld) MAY 27

THE TERRIBLE PRIVACY OF MAXWELL SIM Jonathan Coe (Viking) MAY 27

Having hit rockbottom, Maxwell doesn’t have anyone to turn to. But when he’s sent to work in the Shetland Isles, his trip forces him to address his past.

MORE STAGE Macbeth is a ghoulish delight. » The Globe, 21 New Globe Walk, SE1 9DT

Waterloo (020 7401 9919). Until Jun 27. From

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MUSIC KELIS Flesh Tone (Interscope)

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If in doubt, call Will.i.Am. Arriving three years after global hit Milkshake, Kelis Rogers’ fourth album Kelis Was Here was a flop, its worldwide sales just a quarter of the total shifted by its predecessor. So Rogers retreated, licked her wounds and phoned the Black Eyed Peas frontman. Flesh Tone is the result. The good news is that the album’s similarities with the Black Eyed Peas are scant.

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TIFT MERRITT

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Crystal Castles

See You On The Moon

Sacrifice

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(Backyard)

Rushreleased after a leak hit the internet several months before it was due out, Crystal Castles’ second album is just as infuriating as their first. Cuts such of Celestica show that they can do the indie-electro-pop thing better than most; conversely, the likes of Birds and Doe Deer seem designed purely, simply and rather childishly to irritate. Taken as a whole, it’s pretty incoherent; but choose your cuts with care, and see what all the fuss is about. WFJ

Tift Merritt’s fourth album sees the North Carolina singersongwriter move further from the country-rock sound with which she began her career a decade ago. Still, while you can teach an old dog new tricks (witness soul-styled opener Mixtape), they won’t forget the ones they learned long ago: for all the subtle shifts of Tucker Martine’s production, the arc of songs such as Engine To Turn and Papercut remain rooted in Americana. Good stuff. WFJ

In crafting noirish, artrock, this Sydney quintet have won over London’s indie cognescenti. And there are some brilliant moments on this, their debut album Sacrifice: the darkly shimmering guitars on the title track, the smudgy basslines and pulsing beats of tunes like Peter Pan and New Day, and the way Samantha Lim’s plaintive-cry vocals and the chiming synths cut through the inkiness like shafts of light. Pity the rest of the album is a bit meh. ALISON GRINTER

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NO.1 OMG, Usher feat. Will.i.Am MAKING NEWS Perth shoppers were treated to a surprise performance by Melbourne band British India. The garage rock quartet performed on Murray Street Mall, as part of Channel V’s Guerilla Gig series.

NO.1 Airplanes, B.O.B. feat. Hayley William MAKING NEWS Ukelele players will gather at Christchurch’s Town Hall Complex on May 28 to attempt to break the world record for the Largest Ukulele Orchestra. The current record of an 1120-strong uke orchestra is held by NZ, achieved in 2009.

NO.1 Shout, Artists For A Safer South Africa MAKING NEWS Fresh from impressing revellers at the Los Angeles Coachella festival, South African zef-rap duo Die Antwoord will play a gig at Cape Town’s 3 Arts Theatre on June 5 in preparation for their upcoming world tour.

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LIVE REVIEW Pennywise Shepherds Bush Empire May 16 ★★★★★

Even after more than 20 years propelling hardcore political punk, these Californians show no sign of slowing. New frontman Zoli Téglás delivers a pacey mixed-bag of tracks, including the emotionally charged Straight Ahead and rebellion anthem Fuck Authority. There’s little innovation, but ample water under the bridge with deaths and departures in the band. Rising above it all, guitarist Fletcher Dragge steps up to the plate, inspiring perspiring circle pits and fervour among their mowhawked, inked-up fans. REBECCA KENT

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The baffling array of credits make it difficult to figure out exactly who did what, but Will.i.Am seems to have left the heavy lifting to the likes of David Guetta, who’s behind the chart-conquering pulse of Acapella. The bad news is that Kelis’s desperation to return to the charts doesn’t always yield interesting results. The jumpy pop of Scream, another Guetta production, is terrific; but the likes of 4th Of July (Fireworks) and the supercheesy Home start out with overfamiliar beats and don’t do anything novel with them. A very mixed bag. WILL FULFORD-JONES


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GIG OF THE WEEK SIA In case you missed our interview with Adelaide-born chanteuse Sia last week, she’s turned her back on the emotionally-charged ballads which shot her to fame (namely Breathe Me) for a more ebullient pop sound on upcoming, fourth album We Are Born. Helmed by pop producer extraordinaire Greg Kurstin, it perfectly showcases her cracked, soulful voice and songwriting smarts. Her live shows promise plenty of thrills and spills too, not least because she encourages heckling. Should be a good ’un.

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» Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Rd, NW1 8EH Chalk Farm (0844 482 8008; roundhouse.org.uk). Thu, May 27 £18.50 JOHN MAYER

LADY GAGA

He’s indiscreet about former shags, describing Jessica Simpson as “sexual napalm” (er sounds like a nasty case of the clap, John). But we can forgive him cos his music’s great, right? Well yeah, if you like your blues with a side of AOR and your ballads toe curlingly icky, catch the multi-grammy winning dreamboat this week.

Uh-oh, the Lady Gaga backlash has begun with “serious” artists like folk harpist Joanna Newsom weighing in and dismissing the popstrel’s music as “glossy, formulaic pop”. Well, duh, yeah, that’s kinda what we expect from the telephone-headress-wearing freak of nature who has been known to perform in a giant bathtub.

» Wembley Arena, Engineers Way, HA9 0DH

» The O2, Peninsula Sq, SE10 0DX

Wembley Park (0844 815 0815; whatsonwembley.com) May 26-27. £30-£35

North Greenwich (0844 856 0202; theo2.co.uk). May 30-31. £56-£84

BELIEVE THE HYPE ELIZA DOOLITTLE

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“ohwouldinnitbeluvverly?” cockney chick from My Fair Lady but 19-year-old newcomer Eliza Sophie Caird HAILS FROM Camden Town THE BUZZ SO FAR If her quirky, ode-to-sex single Skinny Genes is any indicator this fresh-faced purveyor of studio generated happy-go-lucky pop is all set to be the natural successor to Lilly Allen. Her debut album will be out soon. WHAT ELSE? Performing seems to be in her blood – she is the granddaughter of Sylvia Young, founder of the famous London theatre school. ELIZA SAYS On the ideal location for a gig. “I love how some bands do gigs on the roofs of buildings. Maybe the London Eye would be cool ... you could do a two-hour gig

and have people get on and off each time it goes round. Would be quite unusual and fun!” [londonist.com] THE CRITICS SAY “Doolittle certainly has that infectious low-key energy and desire to do things with a skip and a spirited touch.”

[comfortcomes.com] THE PLUG Supporting Sia at the Roundhouse. See above.

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SOUND BITES Perth rockers Karnivool were among the winners at last week’s West Australia Music Industry (WAMI) Awards. The prog-rock quintet beat big hitters John Butler Trio, Eskimo Joe and Gyroscope to win the public-voted-for Most Loved Album prize for Sound Awake. They also took home Most Popular Live Act. The band’s lead singer Ian Kenny also picked up an industry awards for Best Vocalist.


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Pendulum are back for another bite at the cherry, and they won’t settle for anything less than number one WORDS ALISON GRINTER


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(Left to right) MC Verse, Perry Ap Gwynedd, Gareth McGrillen, Rob Swire, Paul Harding and KJ Sawka

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ll indicators suggest Pendulum’s new album, Immersion, will be their most stonking yet. Which is just as well because the band’s main players, Rob Swire and Gareth McGrillen, won’t be happy with anything less than a UK number one. “I should say,” declares angular frontman Swire, ”’Oh, you can never hope for that and we’d be amazed by any result,’ but we’d fucking better! We’ll get our pants in a right twist if we don’t.“ You can’t blame his siege mentality. In 2008 the band’s high octane drum ‘n’ bass opus, In Silico, stormed to number one in the midweek album charts only to be overtaken by Neil Diamond’s greatest hits by the weekend, thus earning the band a mere, official “Number 2”. “We literally got swamped by him,” vents Swire. “Someone joked that Neil Diamond is putting out another album … and we tore the roof off!” But it’s not Crunchy Granola Suite et al the duo have to worry about this time.

“Glee!” spits Swire referring to the popular hit US TV comedy known to hijack the charts with its anodyne pop soundtracks. Fortunately Pendulum’s album is scheduled for release the week before. “We’ve got one week before we get completely obliterated,” laughs McGrillen.

DANCING GUINEA PIGS We are chatting in Swire’s Camden bolthole, a recording studio-slash-flat adorned with the band’s platinum records. It’s a testament to how far Pendulum have come both commercially and artistically. With their first album, Hold Your Colour (2005), the duo took a defibrillator to drum ‘n’ bass, jolting the genre back to life and earning a devoted following beyond their home town of Perth. With second outing In Silico they moved to London and bridged the gap between rock and dance, earning them comparisons to The Prodigy, headline slots at rock festivals like Download, and a massive UK following. Immersion represents a return to the band’s underground drum ‘n’ bass roots and was borne out of Swire’s and McGrillen’s desire to get back into production. “We DJ’ed this album a lot, we toured it extensively throughout Australia, using them as guinea pig audiences on all the new material,” explains McGrillen. And how did the guinea pigs like it? “They squealed and rolled around – they loved it,” says Swire. “Then we came back and just wrote the record out, no tears, no blood, no kitten scratching.” Unlike the previous album, apparently. “When I finished In Silico I really wasn’t happy with it at all,” Swire explains. “I can’t listen to any of the tracks without hearing how they should have sounded … on this record we did beefier versions of everything. We went mad at it.” ROCK AND COLLABORATIONS That said, Pendulum haven’t neglected their guitar influences. “I think we’ve taken the rock element to the next extreme, if we’d done that on In Silico we would have really alienated fans,”

explains McGrillen. The album features a collaboration with Swedish metal band In Flames on Self Vs Self. More pertinently, The Prodigy kingpin Liam Howlett features on one track, Immunize; his contribution was – if you can believe the press – an olive branch to smooth over supposed rivalry between the two bands. “If anyone was slagging someone off it was probably us and we didn’t mean it,” offers McGrillen. “People [he means the press] like to invent the animosity.” Well, hatchets real or imagined have been buried because Pendulum are supporting The Prodigy at Milton Keynes Bowl in July. “We did a gig there with Linkin shithouse Park,” McGrillen reminisces. “That venue is wicked.” “It will be good,” says Swire with comic understatement. It could very well be the gig of the whole goddamned year.

» Immersion out May 24 through Warner Bros. At Wembley Arena, May 28 (0844 815 0815). £22.50. Supporting The Prodigy at Milton Keynes Bowl. (0871 220 0260) Jul 24. £46.75

ALL THE WAY FROM WA OTHER PERTH PERFORMERS The Triffids The critically adored folk-pop group’s second album, In the Pines, was recorded in a wool-shearing shed. How very WA. Luke Steele The prolific singer-songwriter behind The Sleepy Jackson and Empire of the Sun hails from here Bon Scott AC/DC’s original singer is immortalised in a bronze statue at Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour The Farriss Brothers The INXS founders are sandgropers born and bred

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Mike Batt The composer,

Claudio Baglioni The Italian

singer-songwriter and ex-Womble performs a selection of his music and promotes his CD collection The Mike Batt Music Cube.

singer-songwriter celebrates his 40-year career. Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, SW7 2AP (020 7589 8212). £25-£45.

Cadogan Hall, Sloane Terrace, SW1X 9DQ (020 7730 4500). £28.50.

Jessie Buckley The Irish

Dru Hill R’n’B and soul from

singer performs easy listening tunes. Live! On The Park At

the Baltimore-based group.

Pizza On The Park, Knightsbridge, SW1X 7LY (020 7235 5273). £25.

IndigO2, Peninsula Sq, SE10 0DX (0871 220 0260). £30-£45.

Pete Doherty The Babyshambles frontman plays indie-rock from his solo album, Grace/Wastelands.

Reckless Love The Finnish four-piece plays rock ’n’ roll. The Barfly, Camden, Chalk Farm Rd, NW1 8AN (0844 847 2424). £10.

Jamm, Brixton Rd, SW9 6LH (020 7274 5537). £17.50.

Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions The American singer-songwriter performs folk-pop. Bush Hall, Uxbridge Rd, W12 7LJ (020 8222 6955). £25.

Paul Weller The former frontman of The Jam promotes his album Wake Up The Nation. Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, SW7 2AP (020 7589 8212). Also Tue-Fri. £35-£45.

Wolves In The Throne Room The Washington-based outfit plays ambient black metal from its album Black Cascade. The Underworld, Camden High St, NW1 0NE (020 7482 1932). £10.

JKarsh Kale & MIDIval Punditz, Bobby Friction

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based in London. The Electric

Joe Bonamassa, Sandi Thom

Ballroom, Camden High St, NW1 8QP (020 7485 9006). £12.50.

Blues-rock from the guitarist, promoting his album Black Rock.

veteran band. O2 Academy

Robert Habermann The

HMV Apollo, Queen Caroline St, W6 9QH (0844 844 4748). £30-£75.

Islington, N1 Centre, Parkfield St, N1 0PS (0844 477 2000). £12.

Mayer Hawthorne Retro

singer performs pop hits from the 1960s and 1970s with pianist Alex Stanford and bassist Jonny Gee. Live! On The Park At Pizza

soul from the Los Angelesbased singer. University Of

On The Park, Knightsbridge, SW1X 7LY (020 7235 5273). £15.

Fuzzbox Punk-pop from the

London Union, Malet St, WC1E 7HY (0870 060 3777). £13.50.

Alicia Keys, Melanie Fiona The singer-songwriter performs R’n’B and pop from her album The Element Of Freedom. O2 Arena, Peninsula Sq, SE10 0DX (0871 220 0260). £39.50 & £45.

A Place To Bury Strangers

Bethnal Green Rd, E1 6LA (020 7613 7498). £15, adv £10.

Babbu Maan The Punjabi singer performs his style of Bhangra. Wembley Arena, Arena Sq, HA9 0DH (0870 060 0870). £25-£60.

Reuben Richards & Soul Train Blues, funk and soul from the seven-piece. Dover

Johnny Flynn & The Sussex Wit Folk singer-songwriter

TUESDAY 25

The Indian duo performs electronica. Rich Mix,

John Mayer The American soulful rock singer-songwriter promotes his album Battle Studies. Wembley Arena, Arena Sq, HA9 0DH (0870 060 0870). £30-£35.

THURSDAY 27

Current 93 Experimental rock with folk and industrial elements from the band centred around David Tibet. HMV Forum, Highgate

St Restaurant And Bar, Dover St, W1S 4LQ (020 7629 9813). £15.

Silver Columns, Matthew And The Atlas The electro– pop band promotes its album Yes And Dance. St Katherine’s Marina, St Katharines Way, E1W 1LA (020 7928 8998). £20.

Rod Stewart The platinum-

Rd, NW5 1JY (020 7344 0044). £35.

selling pop and rock vocalist performs his hits and promotes his album Soulbook. O2

Harare The London-based

Arena, Peninsula Sq, SE10 0DX (0871 220 0260). £60 & £70.

band plays traditional Zimbabwean dance music. St Ethelburga’s, Bishopsgate, EC2N 4AG (020 7496 1610). £12, adv £10.

Osibisa The Afro-pop band performs songs from its album Oseeyee. Ronnie

Winterfylleth, Cnoc An Tursa, Iceni The Manchester-based quartet plays black metal and folk. Fiddler’s Elbow, Malden Rd, NW5 3HS (020 7485 3269). £10.

SUNDAY 30

The Brooklyn three-piece plays psychedelic rock. Heaven,

Amira & Merima Kljuco The Bosnian-Herzegovinian duo perform traditional Balkan music.

Scott’s, Frith St, W1D 4HT (020 7439 0747). £20-£41.50.

Charing Cross Arches, Villiers St, WC2N 6NG (020 7930 2020). £10.

St Ethelburga’s, Bishopsgate, EC2N 4AG (020 7496 1610). £12.

Pendulum Fiery rock-inspired

Alice Russell Brighton-based

The Black Eyed Peas, Cheryl Cole Funk and hip-hop from

Wembley Arena, Arena Sq, HA9 0DH (0870 060 0870). £22.50.

accordionist performs regional rhythms from the north-east of the country and the urban scene of Sao Paulo. Cafe Oto, Ashwin

The Rocket Summer Pop-rock

St, E8 3DL (020 7923 1231). £8.

from Fort Worth-based Stephen Bryce Avary as he promotes his album Of Men And Angels. The

Gustavo Marques Trio

soul and power-pop singer. Union Chapel, Compton Terrace, N1 2UN (020 7226 1686). £17.50.

the American four-piece O2 Arena, Peninsula Sq, SE10 0DX (0871 220 0260). £49.50.

Unkle London-based experimental electronica duo. Koko, Camden High St, NW1 7JE (0870 432 5527). £20.

dance and dazzling visual artistry from the Australian six-piece.

Hangry & Angry Japanese rock duo. The Underworld, Camden High St, NW1 0NE (020 7482 1932). £20.

Lula Alencar, Luciano Maia, Adriano Adewale, Myriam Taubkin The Brazilian

Electric Ballroom, Camden High St, NW1 8QP (020 7485 9006). £12.50.

Traditional and original horo, bossanova, baiao and samba music. Royal

Space Ritual Progressive

Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, SW7 2AP (020 7589 8212). £28.50.

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Lokkhi Terra Afro-Latin rhythms from the London-based combo.

and psychedelic rock from the London-based six-piece.

Cornershop The Leicester-

Rich Mix, Bethnal Green Rd, E1 6LA (020 7613 7498). £11, adv £9.

100 Club, Oxford St, W1D 1LL (020 7636 0933). £17.50, adv £15.75.

Messer The veteran bluesman from the US plays songs from his career. The

Sia The Australian-born, New

Twelfth Night The veteran

York-based singer performs funky pop. Roundhouse, Chalk Farm

six-piece plays progressive rock. The Luminaire, Kilburn

Green Note Cafe, Parkway, NW1 7AN (020 7485 9899). £15.

Rd, NW1 8EH (0844 482 8008). £20.

High Rd, NW6 7JR (020 7372 7123). £17, adv £15, mems £12.

based indie-rockers perform Asian pop. The Bloomsbury Ballroom, Victoria House, Bloomsbury Sq, WC1B 4DA (0870 060 0100). £13.50.

Dead Meadow, Wolf People, Duke Garwood Psychedelic indie trio from Los Angeles, California. Bush Hall, Uxbridge Rd, W12 7LJ (020 8222 6955). £10.

The Ukrainians, The Penny Black Remedy The outfit plays Ukrainian versions of folk and pop tunes. 100 Club, Oxford St, W1D 1LL (020 7636 0933). £12, adv £10.

Gordon Webber’s Road Runners The nine-piece Big

The Lexington, Pentonville Rd, N1 9JB (020 7837 5371). £12.50.

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The Ronnie Scott’s Blues Experience The ensemble performs blues a variety of styles. Ronnie Scott’s, Frith St, W1D 4HT (020 7439 0747). £20-£31.50.

Band plays soul and Motown. Dover St Restaurant And Bar, Dover St, W1S 4LQ (020 7629 9813). £15.

Karen Elson Indie and Americana from the Nashvillebased singer-songwriter.

Louisiana Red, Michael

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FAST FORWARD The Cat Empire Brixton Academy, Oct 23 (0844 477 2000). £19.50 Johnny Clegg Hammersmith Apollo, Jun 19 (0844 844 4748). £27.50 Crowded House Hammersmith Apollo, Jun 8-10 (0844 844 4748). £44.75 Download Festival: AC/DC, Wolfmother, Aerosmith, Slash Donington Park, Jun 11-13 (0844 277 4321). £175 (weekend) Fat Freddy’s Drop The Troxy, Sep 9 (0870 264 3333). £27.50 Green Day Wembley Stadium, Jun 19 (0844 980 8001). £26-£35 Jack Johnson O2 Arena, Jun 30 (0844 856 0202). £30-£37 Jet Shepherds Bush Empire, Jul 18 (0844 477 2000). £25 Don McGlashan Dingwalls, Jul 22 (0844 477 1000). £10 Marina And The Diamonds Roundhouse, Nov 8 (0844 482 8008). £17.50 Motörhead Brixton Academy, Nov 27 (0844 477 2000). £32.50 The Necks Barbican, Jun 26 (020 7638 8891). £15 Pendulum Wembley Arena, May 28 (0844 815 0815). £22.50 N.E.R.D. Forum, Jun 21 (0870 264 3333). £30. Rugby Rocks: Feeder, Just Jack, Parlotones, Alex Gardner The Athletic Ground, Richmond, Jun 12 (rugbyrocks7s.com). £15-£55


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Natasha Vuckovic PICKS OUT THIS WEEK’S BEST CLUB NIGHTS

CLUB OF THE WEEK TOGETHER You’ve got to love a long weekend with an extra day to party and another extra one to recover. Start your bank holiday weekend with a bit of Togetherness and some A-list music making. Tearing himself away from ex-WAG Cheryl Cole, Black Eyed Pea Will.I.Am will perform a rare DJ set, as Together racks up another smoking line-up. The mighty one is joined by electro-tech dons The Glimmers and east London party faves Disco Bloodbath. “I got a feeling ‌â€?

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Indulge in some topshelf clubbing with a nice big helping of the ear-tantalising Swedish House Mafia. Steve Angello, Sebastian Ingrosso and Axwell are smashing radio airplay with their track, One, and they’re doing backto-back shows at Brixton Academy. Visit houserules.tv for afterparty info.

Claiming to be London’s saviour, saving the capital from “bad gigs�, Dutchman Laidback Luke has gathered together a number of “superheroes� for his return to Matter. Wolfgang Gartner from the US and Bart B More are among those helping Luke with his mission.

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CLUB NEWS Superstar DJ TiÍsto has released a best-of album featuring his hits from 1998 to 2008. Disc one of TiÍsto Magikal Journey features 15 storming classics including Adagio For Strings and Love Comes Again, as well as two unreleased tracks. Disc two includes 11 new versions of TiÍsto’s classics with remixes by names like Laidback Luke, Richard Durand and Spencer & Hill. London’s favourite dance music festival SW4 has announced another round-up of names. Sasha, Erick Morillo, Pete Tong, Laidback Luke, and Sander van Doorn back-toback with Marco V are joining

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Saturday’s party (August 28). Adam Beyer, Zane Lowe, Layo & Bushwacka!, Steve Aoli and Kissy Sell Out are playing the Sunday (August 29). Tickets are going for £40 for one day or £75 for both from ticketmaster.co.uk.


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St, WC1A 1JJ (020 7240 1083). 9pm-3am. £5, w/flyer £3.

I Love Mondays DJ Victor spins commercial dance, disco, pop, garage, R’n’B and funky house. Moonlighting, Greek St, W1D 4DR (020 7287 372). 10pm-3.30am. £5, NUS £1.

Iluvlive DJ Killa D and Lil Man play reggae, hip-hop and R’n’B, plus Natalie May, Cocolate Girl and Fugative perform live. The Queen Of Hoxton, Curtain Rd, EC2A 3JX (020 7422 0958). 7.30pm-midnight. £8, guestlist £5.

Salsa Cellar Resident DJs play Latin funk, salsa and reggae.

Inferno Andrew Elmore spins funk, house and dance. The Shadow Lounge, Brewer St, W1F 0RF (020 7287 7988). 10pm3am. £10, free before 11pm.

FEDDE LE GRAND Ministry of Sound, 103 Gaunt St, SE1 6DP Elephant & Castle (0870 060 0010; ministryofsound.com). Jun 19. £20 This Dutch DJ knows how to make a crowd pleasing tune. Fedde le Grand will be taking over Ministry’s Saturday Sessions for one special night next month.

Raj & Pablo’s Bollywood Nights The Bollywood IT Boys spin Bhangra, pop and R’n’B. The Cobden Club, Kensal Rd, W10 5BN (020 7344 9727). 9pm-1.30am. £15, £10 before 11pm.

Simply Salacious 6th Birthday Pablo Martinez, Peter Borg and DJ Crookid play deep, soulful and underground house, with Sheyl on percussion. Babalou Bugbar, St Matthew’s Church, SW2 1JF (020 7738 7875). 9pm-6am. £10, £5 before midnight.

Unbranded DJs Howie and Perry play commercial dance and R’n’B. Crazy Larry’s, King’s Rd,

Diff’rent Strokes DJs Phat Cat,

Flying Saucers Keb Darge,

Downstairs At The King’s Head, Crouch End Hill, N8 8AA (020 8340 1028). 7pm-late. £7, concs £4.

Lonyo and MOBO Award winner and Kiss FM DJ Manny Norte play Neo soul, 1980s pop, US house and R’n’B. Cherryjam, Porchester

Ruby Dagger and Swampcat Caz play rock ’n’ roll, blues, rockabilly and R’n’B. The

Vodka Island Electro, house

Rd, W2 6ET (020 7727 9950). 9pm-late. £10, £5 before 11pm.

and chart. Tiger Tiger, Haymarket, SW1Y 4SP (020 7930 1885). 9pm-3am. £6, £5 before 10pm.

TUESDAY 25 Festa Fiesta Latin and samba from the resident DJs, plus salsa classes before 10pm. Fiesta Havana, Fulham Rd, SW6 5NH (020 7381 5005). 7pm-2am. £6.

Temptation Pop, R’n’B and Gringo Da Parada Baile beats, rock ’n’ roll, electro and disco courtesy of Gringo Da Parada. Favela Chic, Great Eastern St, EC2A 3HZ (020 7613 4228). 6pm-2am. £10, £5 before 11pm, free before 9pm.

Guanabara, Parker St, WC2B 5PW (020 7242 8600). 9pm-late. £10.

Grooverider, Fabio and Chris Intaface. Cable, Bermondsey St,

Piccadilly, W1V 9LA (020 7287 8008). 9pm-3am. £10, free before 10pm.

SE1 2EG (020 7403 7730). 10pm-3am. £7, NUS £5, £5 before 11pm.

Hill Gate, W11 3JQ (020 7460 4459). 7pm-2am. £7, £5 before 11pm.

Roller Disco Old school roller

and Lady Lloyd spin commercial dance and pop. Madame Jo Jo’s,

Replay Miss Mavrik, Diego CK

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FRIDAY 28 and John play pop, indie, retro and rock. The Roxy, Rathbone Pl, W1T 1HJ (020 7255 1098). 5pm3.30am. £9, NUS £5, £4 before 10.30pm, free before 8.30pm.

Black Eyed Peas Official Aftershow Party DJs play R’n’B

Calentito Pop, R’n’B, and

and hip-hop to continue the party.

soul. Salvador And Amanda,

IndigO2, Peninsula Sq, SE10 0DX (0871 220 0260). 10pm-late. £22.25.

The Shadow Lounge, Brewer St, W1F 0RF (020 7287 7988). 10pm-3am. £5, free before 11pm, mems/guests free.

Great Newport St, WC2H 7JA (020 7240 1551). 9pm-3am. £10, guestlist £5, free before 9pm.

Club Fandango DJ Greaser Leo plays pop and rock, plus White Belt Yellow Tag perform live. The Lexington, Pentonville Rd, N1 9JB (020 7837 5371). 7.30pm-late. £7, adv £6.

Brewer St, W1F 0SE (020 7734 3040). 10.30pm-3am. £6, adv £5.

Deck Clash! DJs Limao and D

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Vyzor play Brazilian house and electro, plus Natema perform live. Guanabara, Parker St, WC2B 5PW (020 7242 8600). 9pm-late. £5.

disco with DJ Louise playing disco, funk and electro. Renaissance Rooms, Arches, Miles St, SW8 1RZ (0844 736 5375). 8pm-2am. £12.50.

Big Night Out DJs David, Jim

disco-house and dance-pop.

Stop Making Sense Allez Allez provide techno, electro and Italo-disco, plus live music from Loose Fit and Culprit 1. Notting Hill Arts Club, Notting Hill Gate, W11 3JQ (020 7460 4459). 7pm-2am. £8, £6 before 11pm, free before 8pm.

SATURDAY 29 Blow Up Paul Tunkin and Ian

Exclusivity Resident DJs Elliot Ness, S-Clique, Swift Jay and Running Man spin R’n’B and hiphop. The Hill, Muswell Hill, N10 3ST

Jackson play pop, rock, soul and punk. Peter Parker’s Rock And

Colosseum, Nine Elms Ln, SW8 5NQ (020 7720 3609). 11pm-4.30am. £15, ladies £10 before midnight.

Hard Edge Bank Holiday Party DJ Ruliee plays classic rock and metal. 229, Great Portland St, W1W 5PW (020 7323 7229). 10.30pm-3am. £5.

Hed Kandi Presents: The Twisted Disco Deep house in the box from Phil Faversham and Dean Rigg, plus Nathan Lee and Stephanie Jay spin Hed Kandi classics in 103. Ministry of Sound, Gaunt St, SE1 6DP (0870 060 2666). 10pm-5am. £20.

and dubstep. The Macbeth, Hoxton St, N1 6LP (020 7749 0600). 6pm-2am. £5, concs £3.

and Nice N Sleazy play hip-hop DJs play indie, rock and garage. The Barfly, Camden, Chalk Farm Rd, NW1 8AN (0844 847 2424). 10pm-late. £8, adv £6.

Spring Spectacular DJs Tiz,

Belle play glam rock and punk.

Ozy & Dani, Vish, Sol, JD and Julian The Duke play Latin beats, soul, funk and reggae.

St Moritz, Wardour St, W1F 8WL (020 7437 0525). 10pm-3.30pm. £6, mems/w/flyer £5, free before 11pm.

The Scala, Pentonville Rd, N1 9NL (020 7833 2022/cc 0870 060 0100). 8.15pm-late. £9-£20.

Decadence DJs Shuff and

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Exposure House, dance and club classics from DJs Luck, Pied Piper, Mike Ruffcut Lloyd, Wesley Jay, Chunkie, Ed Hunter, Frighty Frazer, Razor, Listener, Pressure and DJ Sweet. Club

Casino Royale Resident Tcherniak spins house and electro.

hip-hop courtesy of DJ Downfall.

Matter at O2 Arena, Peninsula Sq, SE10 0AX (020 7549 6686). 10pm-5am. £10 & £20.

OverProof: Bank Holiday BBQ Special! DJ Dan, Motive, PWBC

Get Yourself Connected Nick The Langley, Langley St, WC2H 9JA (020 7836 5005). 8pm-3am. £10, £5 before 9pm, free before 8pm.

FM DJs supply R’n’B, hip-hop, funky house, garage and party.

Roll Club, Denmark St, WC2H 8LP (020 7836 1451). 10pm-3am. £6-£8.

(020 8365 3651). 10pm-4am. £10.

Cheap$kates Disco and Moonlighting, Greek St, W1D 4DR (020 7287 372). 9pm-3.30am. £6, NUS £5, w/flyer £4.

Choice FM Black And White Masquerade Party Choice

DJ T and Harv play Brazilian funk, disco and reggae, plus Soul Fiesta perform live.

dance and R’n’B with resident DJs. On Anon, London Pavillion,

Swerve Drum ’n’ bass from

Brewer St, W1F 0SE (020 7734 3040). 10pm-3am. £5, w/flyer £3.

White Heat DJs Matty, Marcus and Olly play indie, punk, techno and electro. Madame Jo Jo’s,

The London-Rio Connection

Play On Pop, commercial

St, WC2H 7AQ (020 7839 4188). 7.30pm-3am. £7, guestlist/NUS £5.

Shadow Salon DJs spin

SUNDAY 30

Chew and Leo Greenslade play dub, hip-hop and electro, plus Evryone and Tinashe perform live. Notting Hill Arts Club, Notting

Trannyshack Miss Dusty O

Den & Centro, West Central St, WC1A 1JJ (020 7240 1083). 11pm-7am. £10, ladies £5, ladies w/flyer free.

cheese with resident DJs. Zoo Bar, Bear St, WC2H 7AQ (020 7839 4188). 10pm-3am. £10, £7 before 10pm, guestlist free before 10pm.

SW10 0TZ (020 7376 5555). 10pm3am. £10, guestlist £5 before 11pm.

Place, EC3A 7LP (020 3206 1091). 9pm-6am. £8, free before 11pm.

Yoyo DJs Shortee Blitz, Seb

Lost In London Party on the ground floor, electro-house in the basement and commercial R’n’B in the VIP room. Zoo Bar, Bear

and Anto play deep house. The

Bedroom Bar, Rivington St, EC2A 3AY (020 7739 5706). 8pm-1am. £5.

The Jackathon Solomon, Heidi and Benedict Bull play deep house and electro. T Bar, Dukes

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“It does not cost $600,000 to build a canteen that size, even if it is out in Woop Woop” Country builder Scott Gunning, who constructed a commercial quality tuckshop at a Wagga Wagga Catholic school, says public schools are getting ripped off.

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AUSTRALIA Aussies killed in crash Three Australians died in a plane crash in a remote mountainous region of Afghanistan. Searchers confirmed that none of the 44 passengers on board the commercial airliner survived the crash. The Antonov-24 operated by Pamir Airways disappeared on Monday on a flight from Kunduz to Kabul. The wreckage was spotted on Thursday by a search plane on a 4100m mountain in the Shakar Darah district, north of Kabul.

park life: Environment protection minister Peter Garrett announces that Bowra Station, a 14,000-ha bird sanctuary, will be protected with inclusion in the National Reserve System. Garrett said the move was part of a “bold aim” to increase the reserve system by 25 per cent over five years after the Australian Wildlife Conservancy bought the sanctuary for $1.2m.

Sell-off scuppered The NSW Government’s plans to privatise electricity assets has hit the skids after the regulator ruled that its plans to sell blocks of electricity from power generators, with an assurance of another source if output failed, was illegal. Despite the setback, the government was confident other assets, including EnergyAustralia and Integral Energy, would be sold by year end.

Immigrant crackdown

Mourners after the plane crash

The federal government is to introduce harsher punishment for the use of illegal workers in light of poor prosecution rates.

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ensure material does not breach Australian laws. The move has outraged the Australian Sex Party, which says it marks a new era of official investigations into people’s private lives. Customs claimed that, in conducting searches, officers would apply “tact and discretion’’.

Illegal imports Heroin from Afghanistan was increasingly being smuggled into Australia, and now accounted for two-thirds of drug imports. The Australian Crime Commission said 66 per cent of heroin imported into Australia came from Afghanistan, up from 18 per cent in 2005, when most imports of the drug came from South-East Asia.

Kinky handcuffs must be declared

“He’s done the wrong thing by the Liberal National Party and he’s paid an appropriate price” Opposition leader Tony Abbott on the expulsion of Queensland MP Michael Johnson, who tried to secure himself a $12 million commission. “There was the policemen and there was the ninjas” German backpacker Michael Zinke on the moment ninjas came to his rescue when he was set upon by three thugs in Kingswood, Sydney.

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It’s not just weapons and illicit drugs in your luggage that Customs want to know about. Changes to the Incoming Passenger card now ask anyone landing in Australia to indicate if pornography, including frisky holiday snaps or videos, are tucked away in your suitcase. If you check the box, Customs officials will conduct a search to

Immigration minister Chris Evans announced a review into penalties facing employers, after figures showed 1271 illegal workers were caught in the nine months to March 31.

“For a city of our size, it is not sustainable longterm to just have a single river crossing,’” Melbourne premier John Brumby says he will go ahead with the $3.5bn WestLink freeway under Footscray and through Sunshine West.


NSW gay sex shock

across the country

■ NSW transport minister David Campbell caught visting a sex club. ■ Campbell resigns on grounds he used a taxpayer-funded car. ■ Second scandal in as many months for the NSW Labor Party.

SOUTH AUSTRALIA Girls as young as six have been promised in marriage to men linked to a doomsday cult that was under police investigation, according to an Adelaide grandmother. Police have raided properties in search of Agape Ministries leader Rocco Leo, who is believed to have fled to Vanuatu.

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he NSW Labor Party has been rocked by its second scandal in as many weeks after the resignation of transport minister David Campbell, who was caught visiting a gay sex club. Mr Campbell, 52, who is married with two adult sons, was caught on camera by the Seven Network, which aired footage of him leaving Ken’s of Kensington in eastern Sydney. His wife of 33 years, Edna, is understood to be suffering from a serious illness. Campbell, the MP for Keira, in Wollongong, tendered his

Not such a gay old time: NSW transport minister David Campbell has resigned

resignation to NSW Premier Kristina Keneally on the grounds he used a taxpayerfunded government car to visit the club. In a public statement, he said: “I have resigned as minister for transport and roads for personal reasons, not for any reasons relating to my

ministerial duties. “I apologise to my wife, family, colleagues, staff and the community for letting them down.” The scandal follows the resignation last month of former Penrith MP Karyn Paluzzano, who admitted rorting her staff allowance.

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Pregnant troops sent home

Australian troops

COAST TO COAST What’s happening

The Australian Army has sent home four female troops, who were on duty in the Middle East, for getting pregnant. Troops are forbidden from having sex with fellow soldiers while on deployment. According to a report in Sydney’s Daily Telegraph, all female soldiers are pregnancy tested before heading overseas, but as soon as pregnancy is detected in a woman in uniform she is returned home. All Australian troops on overseas duty would now be “doubly reminded” of the principles of safe sex, an Australian Defence Force

(ADF) spokesman said. “Upon discovery that an ADF servicewoman is pregnant whilst on operations, she is returned to Australia as soon as practicable in an attempt to protect the pregnancy,” the spokesman said of the ADF policy. “Female members are routinely advised that pregnancy inhibits their ability to deploy and are actively screened prior to deployment. Servicewomen are routinely provided contraceptive advice that is reinforced during the pre-deployment medical.”

VICTORIA Police shot a man who tried to hijack a bus outside Essendon Railway Station. The 21-yearold, who was in a stable condition, reportedly held a pocket knife to the driver’s neck. He failed to comply with police before they shot him in the chest.

NEW SOUTH WALES A father accidentally ran over and killed his three-year-old son with his 4WD after stopping at a property in Brewarrina. The father only discovered his motionless son after returning to the vehicle two hours later.

QUEENSLAND Six of the nine people who came into contact with a horse infected with the deadly Hendra virus on the Sunshine Coast have been cleared in preliminary tests. A 12-year- old girl was among those given the all-clear after the horse was put down.

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Rapist recaptured Convicted double rapist Maka Renata was nabbed by police in Gisborne after spending three weeks on the run following a breach of his parole conditions. Police had been worried for public safety but were initially criticised for not making it known that Renata was at large. Renata was previously released in November after serving a 10-year sentence for two rapes – the first of which was when he was only 14.

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Relay: Auckland pupils pass the baton as part of the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games Queen's Baton relay. It left Buckingham Palace in October 2009 and will have travelled through all 70 Commonwealth countries – a journey of over 190,000km – when it arrives at the Opening Ceremony of the XIX Games on October 3.

Police secrets stashed A senior police officer removed a bag belonging to a dying colleague and stashed it in his car, because the equipment inside was so sensitive he could not risk other police discovering it, a court has heard. The police officer, with over 40 years in the force, told a high court jury that if the contents of undercover officer Don Wilkinson’s bag had been found, there could have been national and international consequences. Two men are on trial for the 2008 murder of Wilkinson, who was trying to attach a bug to a suspected methamphetamine

manufacturer’s car when he was shot with a high-powered air rifle in South Auckland.

Balibo Kiwi honoured NZ journalist Gary Cunningham, who was killed by the Indonesian army before its illegal invasion of East Timor in October 1975, has been commemorated in a Wellington ceremony. Cunningham was one of the Balibo Five, a group of journalists based in the town of Balibo and working for Australian television networks. The Australian Federal Police launched a war crimes investigation into the killings in September last year.

“I was amazed when bids got to $500, so $1100 is really cool” Greymouth student Nikki-Leigh WilsonBeazley who sold four tyres as an invisible ute on Trade Me to raise money for a cancerstricken friend. “I saved myself a few quid over here” Comedian Bill Bailey reckons he won’t need make-up if he appears in The Hobbit.

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venture and to raise funds for charity at the same time. The money will be donated to Spellad, the dyslexia group that helped him when he moved to Palmerston North. Zaoui was suspected of terrorism and imprisoned after he arrived in NZ in 2002. He had his security risk certificate withdrawn in 2007.

“If you’re used to having only one or two smokes, with some of them it’s like the equivalent of smoking six or eight joints” Wellington doctor Paul Quigley is trying to get legal cannabis-like drugs outlawed. He says they are dangerously strong.

“I’m amazed that [name] would be accepted” Judge Anne Gaskill after a man appeared before her bearing the name ‘13 Mongrel Mob Porirua’.

*And finally … Zaoui’s first kebab The first kebab from political refugee Ahmed Zaoui’s new business has sold for $615 on auction site TradeMe. Zaoui settled in Palmerston North a year ago and opened his mobile caravan food business in The Square last week. He auctioned off the first kebab, to be cooked on Friday, to raise the profile of his new

“I am not going to rule out that there might be other changes in the future. There always can be” PM John Key says further tax cuts may happen. “We’ve had chickens come through the post before, but not a horse” Rai Valley store owner Sally Walker after a witty local tried to send a pony through the mail.

No jail for Bryers The lenient sentencing of Blue Chip co-founder Mark Bryers, 52, has shocked investors. Charged with 34 offences, Auckland District Court fined Bryers $37,500, and ordered him to pay $780 in court costs and complete 75 hours of community work. Bryers’ Blue Chip Empire collapsed in 2008, owing about 2000 investors more than $84m. Most of the investors expected him to be jailed for the charges.

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UPPER NORTH ISLAND Hamilton police found up to $400,000 worth of chemicals and equipment used to make methamphetamine in a rented commercial building in Franklin. Two people were charged.

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Money men: PM John Key congratulates finance minister Bill English after the budget

On income above $50,000 the gains increase, and someone earning $120,000 will receive an extra $89 a week and a net gain of $56. Superannuation, all main benefits and student allowances will be lifted to offset the increase in GST. Loopholes used by the wealthy to reduce their tax liability are being closed, and those who invest in property

are going to pay more tax because they will not be able to claim depreciation. New spending is capped at $1.1 billion, with health and education getting most of it. The health focus is on elective and cardiac surgery, primary care and new equipment. The education money will go into operational funding for schools, new schools, and early childhood education.

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‘Kia ora mouse’: Mickey gets a hongi in Auckland

customary value yet at the drop of a hat and for the clinking of some dollars, we’ll turn on a powhiri for Mickey and Minnie.” Head of Maori and Indigenous Studies at

Canterbury University Rawiri Taonui said that while there was a risk of “powhiri fatigue”, they could be used on all occasions, provided they were done properly.

LOWER NORTH ISLAND A stranded whale was put down with a police-issue Bushmaster rifle after a constable and three young Wellington surfers spent almost two hours trying to save it. The pilot whale was found on a rocky beach below Burdan’s Gate in Eastbourne and despite numerous attempts to save it, the whale kept coming back to beach itself, gashing itself on rocks in the process.

UPPER SOUTH ISLAND Furious protesters chanting “stop the drop” filled the streets of the usually peaceful town of Hokitika. An estimated 300 anti-1080 protesters marched through the main street, demanding aerial spraying of 1080 pesticide in the region be stopped.

LOWER SOUTH ISLAND A further 800 seats were added for Carisbrook’s last Test match. The famous ground will play host to the All Blacks vs Wales on June 19. Future matches will be played at the city’s new Forsyth Barr stadium.

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■ Average wage earners to get an extra $29.40 a week. ■ Benefits raised to account for rise in GST to 15 per cent. ■ Health and education the priorities for new spending.

Labour MP Shane Jones has accused the current ‘dial-apowhiri’ attitude of devaluing a national treasure. Jones’s comments came after a powhiri was performed by a Ngati Whatua kapa haka group for Disney characters Mickey and Minnie Mouse, ahead of the Disney on Ice show in Auckland. He told stuff.co.nz the welcome was a “joke” and “a wake-up call”, saying a debate about when powhiri were appropriate was “long overdue”. “We’ve got to stop guilttripping Pakeha that the powhiri is something of high

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cross-the-board tax cuts, which the Government says will more than compensate for an increase in GST, were the main feature of finance minister Bill English’s second budget. All the income tax rates will be cut from October this year and the company tax rate from April 2011. A person on the average wage of $50,000 a year will get an extra $29.40 a week – a net gain of $13.70 after the new GST rate of 15 percent has been taken into account. The gains are smaller on income below that but, according to the Government, no one will be worse off.

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Hospitals probed

Teary sight for Zuma Jacob Zuma said he was almost

full force: Police special forces simulate a hijacking as part of a parade in Sandton to showcase the country’s World Cup security preparations. A fleet of high-tech armoured police vehicles, helicopters and ambulances were also unveiled.

reduced to tears when he saw the appalling living conditions of a family in a shack in Orange Farm, Johannesburg. The president made an unannounced visit to the Sweetwaters informal settlement and later relayed to the President’s Co-ordinating Council his shock that people were living “like pigs”. He has vowed to examine the current human settlements delivery agreement.

Second plant for SA Jacob Zuma

A R1.4 billion nitric acid and ammonium plant will be built in Johannesburg to cater for a

rising demand for explosives and fertiliser. Chemical services company Omnia, which will build the plant, said the demand had been fuelled by the mining sector in South and southern Africa, and that fertiliser was a key to world food security.

Cartoon controversy A cartoon in the Mail & Guardian, showing Muhammad lying on a couch, complaining to a psychologist that “other prophets have followers with a sense of humour”, has prompted the SA Muslim Judicial Council to call on its followers to express their condemnation of it.

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The amount in rand a power station was sold for by Moqhaka local municipality to Bio Energy, which was ordered by a high court to hand back the station.

ANC Youth League leader Julius Melema will be summonsed to the Johannesburg High Court over a hate song with the lyrics “shoot the Boer”. The song has been banned pending the trial, which was referred by the equality court in Johannesburg after a complaint from AfriForum, which claimed it was hate speech directed at Afrikaners and farmers.

A hospital is under investigation after the deaths of six babies from diarrhoea in a new neonatal ward. The deaths follow a consensus that the ward in Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital was overcrowded. A second hospital in Gauteng was also under scrutiny after the death of a three-month-old boy. The mother of Moosa Jacob said her son died in her arms after waiting three hours for treatment at Natalspruit Hospital

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Death penalty sought

FREE STATE The Free State chapter of the Congress of the People demanded the party’s first elected national conference be postponed as less than 50 per cent of its branches were accredited to attend.

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Protestors in Pretoria are tired of South Africa’s high crime rate

“It costs the country millions of rand to fight crime … maybe bring back the death penalty. Why is Zimbabwe safer, why is Botswana a safer country? It’s because they have the death penalty,” Hamman said. The protest, which was part of a nationwide initiative by trade union Solidarity and

rights lobbyists AfriForum, broke into groups and presented regional police authorities with memorandums to end “terrible bloodshed”. But police Brigadier Phuntsi Chipu said crime was not as big an issue as people thought. Organisers hoped there would be further marches in at least 300 towns and cities.

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ANC focuses on community prevent factionalism within the party. New members will have to alert the ANC leadership about impending issues before they manifest into public dissent. Mthembu said he wanted branches to be “part of matters relating to service delivery, non-racialism, non-sexism.” He alluded to factionalism within branches in the northwest that had been disbanded. “The branches were disbanded for good reasons ... we are building non-factional branches ... and at the helm of everything we want to build is unity and cohesion,” he said.

At least 22 pupils were injured when a bus overturned in Benoni, east of Johannesburg. They were from three different schools in the region. The cause was still unknown.

EASTERN CAPE An angry mob killed two teenage boys accused of robbing two elderly women in Xhongora. The mob beat the 16-yearolds with sticks and a sjambok before setting them alight.

WESTERN CAPE Poor people were being relocated to Blikkiesdorp on the Cape flats in an attempt to hide the grim reality from World Cup visitors, critics said. Some of the 3000 people living in corrugated iron huts said they were being forced out. Authorities denied the claim.

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A Joburg construction worker in his thirties died when a trench he was digging collapsed, burying him alive. Another worker surfaced safely.

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■ More than 200 people show solidarity against South Africa’s high crime rates. ■ Protester say capital punishment would make the country safer. ■ Marchers deliver memorandums to police, who say that crime is not a big issue.

The ANC has launched a campaign and membership drive in an effort to detect service delivery problems in the community before they evolve into large-scale protests. ANC spokesman Jackson Mthembu said the objective of the Imvuselelo Campaign was to build stronger branches and enable more intensive community work. With visions of enlisting at least one million new members by its centenary in 2012, ANC leaders hoped it would provide a vital link between frustrated community members and those at the helm, and help

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he death penalty should be introduced to curb spiralling crime, it was suggested at a protest in Pretoria. More than 200 people vented their fury at South Africa’s high crime rates, carrying the message that the Rainbow Nation should “see red” over the issue and show that people were tired of criminals running rife with blood on their hands. Protester Lourens Hamman suggested capital punishment was the answer.

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Sporting week MONDAY

RUGBY UNION Wallabies halfback Will Genia is in doubt for the first Test of the season – the June 5 clash with Fiji in Canberra – after playing out the Super 14 season with a strained knee.

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FOOTBALL Socceroos star Tim Cahill, 30, signs a new four-year deal with Everton, suggesting the attacking midfielder will finish his Premier League career at Goodison Park.

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AFL Sydney Swans captain Brett Kirk, long regarded as one of the league’s finest leaders and all-round good blokes, announces he will retire at the end of the 2010 season.

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CRICKET After leading Australia to the final of the World T20, which they lost to England, Michael Clarke wants to keep the captaincy, despite the fact his batting doesn’t merit a spot.

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RUGBY LEAGUE Former St George-Illawarra and Brisbane star Gorden Tallis claims the NRL must expand to include a side based in Perth by 2013 in order to be a truly national competition.

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CRICKET South Africa beat the West Indies by 66 runs in the first ODI in Antigua. Centuries to Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers help the Proteas post 7-280, which proves too much for the hosts.

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FOOTBALL Before shipping out to South Africa, Socceroos coach Pim Verbeek describes Australia as a “fantastic country with fantastic people”. Verbeek will move on after the World Cup.

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Outspoken AFL player Jason Akermanis advises gay players to stay in the closet, saying the league isn’t ready for them.

MONDAY FOOTBALL England v Mexico Will the Poms’ bubble burst? 8pm ITV1 TUESDAY TENNIS French Open The second round from Paris 9.45am British Eurosport WEDNESDAY RUGBY LEAGUE NSW v Queensland Game one of State of Origin 10.30am Sky Sports 1 THURSDAY CRICKET England v Bangladesh Titans of Test cricket clash 10am Sky Sports 1 FRIDAY CYCLING Giro d’Italia – Stage 19 Can Cadel Evans win it? 1.45pm British Eurosport 2 SATURDAY RUGBY Bulls v Stormers The Super 14 final 8am Sky Sports 3 SUNDAY RUGBY Scotland Sevens Can the Kiwis take it out? 10am Sky Sports 3

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PUB TALK: BRITISH SPORT EXPLAINED The Lord Triesman affair Who’s he? He was leading England’s bid for the 2018 football World Cup until the Mail on Sunday printed his claims that Russia would help Spain bribe referees in return for Spain supporting Russia’s bid. Weird story, huh? Indeed. Triesman’s rant

was recorded by a female friend, who sold the story to the Mail for £75,000. The paper got a scoop, but may have scuttled England’s chance to host a World Cup. Bit dodgy of them, isn’t it? Gary Lineker thought so. The former England ace quit writing his column for the Mail out of annoyance with its conduct.

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The Crusaders were made to pay for their error-ridden performance as the Bulls rampaged into the Super 14 final on the back of a 24-point haul from super-boot Morne Steyn, the Kiwi side regularly letting themselves down by giving away penalties in the scrum. The Bulls allowed the Crusaders less latitude than a fortnight previously, and led 23-10 at half-time, with Richie McCaw crossing from a scrum drive a rare highlight for the visitors. The Crusaders narrowed the gap to six points five minutes into the second half, when winger Sean Maitland scored from a brilliantly worked scrum move as fullback Colin Slade

chimed in with quick hands. Bat another Steyn penalty extended the lead before the game-breaking play from man of the match Fourie du Preez in the 63rd minute. The Springbok No. 9 darted around a narrow blindside on the left and the Crusaders’ defence had no answer. Carter sent a kick dead and Steyn goaled from a penalty following the scrum to make the buffer a seemingly irrversible 19 points and the blue-clad crowd, who had trooped in from Pretoria, was in full voice. Lock Sam Whitelock, one of the Crusaders’ best in a performance which will have been closely watched by the All Blacks’ selectors, scored a consolation try from an extended build-up 90 seconds from full-time.

Four more join Rebels The Melbourne Rebels, who are set to join an expanded Super 15 competition next year, last week announced a further four signings to their roster. Former representative secondrower Alister Campbell, former Force back James Hilgendorf and young Queensland prop Heath Tessman have signed on with the new franchise, along with former Wallaby Julian Huxley (left), who is set to continue his remarkable rugby career two years after having a brain tumour removed. “It’s very rare to get the opportunity to be a part of a start-up, to help build the foundations of a club. I am extremely fortunate to have this chance,” the 30-year-old fullback said. “I must say I have a more holistic approach to life through my recent experience and I expect Melbourne to offer as much off the field as on.” The Rebels are also chasing rugby league stars Israel Folau, who is also being chased by the AFL’s western Sydney side, and Mark Gasnier, who is tipped to rejoin the NRL for the rest of the current season after finishing hs stint with French rugby union club Stade Francais.

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but a few lapses let us down. “I guess that’s been the story of our season. We’ve had teams on the ropes and our mistakes let them off. In this competition you just can’t afford to do that. The Bulls certainly made us pay for our mistakes tonight.” The Bulls’ move from their Loftus fortress, which has been annexed for the World Cup, and the fact coach Frans Ludeke rested 13 front-liners the previous weekend in their loss to the Stormers were expected to favour the Crusaders, but the crowd in the 40,000-capacity stadium roared their team home.

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Crusaders captain Richie McCaw blamed his side’s consistent errors, rather than a nighmare schedule, for their season-ending loss to the Bulls. The Crusaders were in South Africa a fortnight ago for matches against the Stormers and the Bulls, before heading home to beat the Brumbies, before heading back across the Atlantic for the high-altitude semi-final. “Today the guys were ready to play, we’ve got no excuses with the travel, we were ready to go and we came up short,” McCaw said. “You don’t want to just be here to make up numbers, you want to come here and perform,


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Morne Steyn BULLS Scrumhalf Fourie du Preez may have been man of the match but it was the laserprecision kicking of Steyn that racked up the points and the scoreboard pressure. The highlight of the flyhalf’s performance was probably the first-half penalty he converted from nearly 60 metres out to give his side a 13-point lead.

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The Waratahs arrived in Cape Town nursing dreams of a breakthrough Super 14 title, but had their ambitions ground to dust by a ruthlessly disciplined Stormers outfit that allowed them little room to move. The Waratahs were kept tryless for the match, their convincing loss setting up an all-South African final between the Stormers and the Bulls in Soweto this weekend. The Waratahs trailed 13-6 down at half-time but were still in the hunt, only for the Stormers to grind their way on top after the break to shut the visitors out of the contest. Impressive Stormers centre Juan De Jongh

scored the only try of the game in the first half. Flyhalf Peter Grant duly converted, although his six penalties for the match were just as telling, South African referee Mark Lawrence punishing the undisciplined Waratahs for numerous infringements throughout. The Waratahs were unable to capitalise on the rare occasions they managed to breach the Stormers’ cast-iron defence, especially in he second half, when hooker Tatafu Polota-Nau, centre Tom Carter and winger Drew Mitchell all failed to find teammates near the line. Equally, the visiting forwards made little ground, while the Waratahs’ in-form back three of Kurtley Beale and wingers Mitchell and Lachie Turner enjoyed few opportunities.

Kiwis try to lure Sonny Bill home The New Zealand Rugby Union has made a formal offer to bring former rugby league star Sonny Bill Williams home to play the 15-man code. All Blacks coach Graham Henry will reportedly meet Williams’ Australian agent next week as speculation mounts the former Kiwi international (right) could play provincial rugby in New Zealand this year. North Harbour, Auckland and CountiesManukau are three unions chasing Williams’ signature, according to a report in Sunday News, while Williams’ agent Khoder Nasser was doing little to quash the rumours. “We’ve made an offer to Sonny Bill to come

and play rugby from July,” acting NZRU boss Neil Sorensen said. “We think he’s a special athlete. For a guy who’s still relatively new to the game, his potential is enormous.” Sorensen said if Williams “had a dream run and all the stars aligned” he could be chosen for the All Blacks’ end-of-year tour to Hong Kong and Europe. Williams, 24, has been playing for French club Toulon since walking out on the Bullodgs two years ago.

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The Tigers’ Gareth Ellis breaks away

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Tigers skipper Robbie Farah was convinced his men would rebound after a tough week.

Tigers bounce back Knights 6 B Rogers try W Naiqama goal

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As a spectacle it was far from pretty, but the Wests Tigers emerged from their week from hell with an inspired 23-6 win over Newcastle in atrocious conditions. After being embarrassed 50-10 by Souths last week, the Tigers went into hiding as they desperately sought to lift themselves out of a four-game trough. And while their performance in torrential rain in Newcastle might not have turned their season around just yet, they collected the two points they needed and Eels 18 T Humble D Mortimer J Robson tries L Burt 3 goals

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The Sharks survived some late scares from the Eels to record just their third victory of the season. Cronulla still hasn’t lost at Parramatta Stadium since 2003, with the win made all the sweeter by their team including five former Eels. It was Parramatta’s first loss in five games and they created enough opportunities to win, even with game-breaking backs Jarryd Hayne and Timana Tahu away on Origin duty. Warriors 26 J Ropati 2 L Hohaia R Packer B Tate tries B Seymour 3 goals

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The Eels led 18-10 at half-time, but were outscored 12-0 after the break, the match tilting in the Sharks’ favour courtesy of two decisions in as many minutes by video referee Phil Cooley. First, he disallowed a 65th-minute effort by halfback Daniel Mortimer, ruling Ben Smith was in front of the kicker. And then, barely a minute later, Cooley gave his blessing to a try for Sharks forward Paul Aiton, who grounded the ball after a pack of players jumped for a bomb from Sharks skipper Trent Barrett. Dragons 14 J Nightingale K Stanley T Merrin tries J Soward goal

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A three-try burst in six minutes allowed Canberra to stun the Dragons, who were missing six players on Origin duty, on their home turf in Wollongong. Leading 8-6 just after half-time, a weakened Dragons outfit looked like they could go on with the job until Joel Thompson (51st minute), Jarrod Croker (55th) and Josh Dugan (57th) rocked the home side with quick four-pointers.

Tim Smith SHARKS The former Eels halfback was instrumental in helping his new side post a win over his old one. He controlled Cronulla’s attacks throughout and then sparked the Sharks’ comeback in the 58th minute when he crossed for a try on the last tackle after throwing a dummy.

THE TABLE Team Dragons Titans Panthers Sea Eagles Rabbitohs Eels Warriors Tigers Roosters Broncos Raiders Bulldogs Knights Cowboys Sharks Storm*

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W 8 7 6 6 5 5 5 5 5 4 4 3 4 3 3 7

L 2 3 3 4 5 5 5 5 5 6 6 6 7 7 7 3

PD PTS 116 16 0 16 72 14 71 14 53 12 5 12 -17 12 -32 12 -33 12 -25 10 -61 10 3 8 -45 8 -62 8 -119 8 74 0

*Storm unable to earn any points for the season as punishment for salary cap breaches

Monday night game Panthers v Bulldogs

Round 12 games

Dragons v Eels, Tigers v Warriors, Sharks v Broncos, Cowboys v Sea Eagles, Storm v Bulldogs, Rabbitohs v Panthers, Titans v Roosters

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The injury-hit Warriors held out against South Sydney in Auckland to retain their spot in the competition’s top eight. With Issac Luke in solid kicking form, the Warriors looked like being overrun midway through the first half, but two tries to Jerome Ropati, either side of half-time, reignited the Warriors, who manage to force their way back into the lead and then hang on for the win.

forced their way back into the top eight. Star playmaker Benji Marshall had another indifferent match, including falling victim to an apparent ‘crusher’ tackle by Cameron Ciraldo with 15 minutes to go. However, the five-eighth, maligned for his performance against the Rabbitohs last week, proved his match-winning qualities when he kicked a field goal in the 70th minute and crossed under the posts with six minutes remaining to seal the win. Marshall emphatically threw the ball into the air after scoring, before centre Geoff Daniela crossed in the dying minutes.

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Cats close in on Dayne Beams

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Roos coach Brad Scott struggles to explain his side’s wastefulness in front of goal.

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In front of more than 88,000 fans at the MCG, Geelong steamrolled Collingwood after halftime to re-assert themselves as the benchmark of the competition. The Magpies held a five-point lead at the main break and flew out of the blocks in the Roos 7.15.57 A Edwards 2 J Ziebell L Thomas M Campbell S McMahon S Wright

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20.7.127 Bulldogs J Hill 4 B Hall 3 A Cooney 2 J Grant 2 B Hudson B Stack D Giansiracusa J Akermanis L Picken M Hahn N Eagleton R Griffen W Minson

The Bulldogs kicked the first ten goals of the match to blow the Roos out of the water, before cruising to their sixth win of the season and earning some valuable percentage along the way. Adam Cooney was the star for the Dogs, racking up 36 touches and kicking two goals. Demons 17.9.111 B Miller 5 J Bennell 4 B Green 3 J Watts 2 A Wonaeamirri C Sylvia N Jetta

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Bombers 19.16.130 D Hille 3 D Zaharakis 2 P Ryder 2 J Melksham 2 A Monfries A Davey B Howlett B Stanton D Myers L Jetta M Hurley M McVeigh S Gumbleton S Lonergan

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A six-goal second quarter allowed Fremantle to record their first win in Sydney since 1996 and tighten their grip on a spot in the top four. The Dockers set up a 32-point lead by half-time and then held Sydney at bay thereafter. Dockers skipper Matthew Pavlich was best afield.

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Richmond’s joyless season continued as they slumped to their ninth straight loss. The Tigers coughed up the first seven goals of the match to a middle-of-the-road Essendon outfit who they managed to make look like world-beaters. Blues 8.12.60 L Henderson 3 M Robinson 2 A Joseph M Murphy S Jacobs

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The Hawks led all day to record a victory that may get their season back on track. Luke Hodge and Lance Franklin were the stars for Hawthorn, while highly-rated recruit Shaun Burgoyne was also among their best, racking up 23 touches in his second game for the club.

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third quarter, but were unable to translate their advantage into a match-winning lead. Then, when the momentum inevitably swung back in the Cats’ direction, they made it count, booting five goals in ten minutes to set up a 22-point lead at the last change before adding another three in the final term. Geelong’s James Bartel was best afield while Dayne Beams shone for the Magpies.

DEMONS The Melbourne veteran has been through some tough times but seems to be enjoying his club’s youthful resurgence. Against the Power, Green’s two goals in the final quarter were vital – his major on 30 minutes levelled the scores before the Demons edged clear.


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“In this time, we need good South Africans. Let them just for four weeks be good. Just for four weeks.” South African President Jacob Zuma begs his countrymen to behave during the World Cup. He sounds pretty desperate. “I want to be the dog that sticks its head out of the window and lets the wind fly through its hair.” Sydney Swans captain Brett Kirk on his plans for life after footy. “It was quite funny. I think he was about nine or ten. He made me laugh, so that wasn’t too bad.” Wests Tigers star Lote Tuqiri on the young fan who gave him an absolute earful following a recent loss to the Rabbitohs. “My girlfriend just started screaming. Then my mum sent me a message and I rang her up and she started going crazy too, and my dad tried to tackle me – I don’t know what that was all about!” Bulldogs young gun Jamal Idris (below) on his family’s reaction to the news he would be making his State of Origin debut.

Stosur is pumped for another strong showing in Paris

Australia’s Samantha Stosur heads into this year’s French Open ranked a career-high seventh in the world and with rising expectations that a breakthrough Grand Slam title might not be far away.

Stosur, 26, made it to the semi-finals in Paris last year and although she appears well-placed to improve on that showing at this year’s tournament, which began yesterday, she received few favours from the draw. Stosur can expect to meet Maria Sharapova or Justine Henin in the fourth round, and then Serena Williams in the quarter-finals. “It’s taken a really good player to beat Sam this season and you don’t play a lot of those until later in the tournament,” Stosur’s coach, David Taylor, said ahead of the tournament. “But she’s just really

motivated to play well here and she can go deep into the tournament.” In the men’s draw, former world No. 1 Lleyton Hewitt has been seeded 28th, but is drawn to meet Rafael Nadal in the third round.

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IT’S BEEN A WHILE The last Australian to win a French Open title was Margaret Court back in 1973, when she beat Chris Evert in the final. On the men’s side, you have to go back to 1969, when Rod Laver beat Ken Rosewall in the final, reversing the result of the 1968 decider.

Injury worries for Socceroos As fitness concerns swirl around several of Australia’s key players just weeks away from the World Cup – most notably Harry Kewell – goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer admitted the prospect of key players being underdone is a worry. “It’s always a concern when guys are injured heading into a big tournament,” Schwarzer said ahead of the Socceroos’ farewell hit-out against New Zealand at the MCG on Monday night. “You want to have as many of your players as fit as possible, especially your experienced players.” Schwarzer is expecting Pim Verbeek to employ the same

sort of physically demanding training schedule previous coach Guus Hiddink used ahead of the 2006 tournament. “From last time I can tell you it will be a very intense situation,” he said. “The first week is usually a bit lighter because of the many commitments we have here in Australia. “But once we knuckle down, get away from the outside world a little bit, and get down to concentrate on training, it becomes quite intense.”

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his week will see another entry into the storied history of rugby league State of Origin; bitter rivals New South Wales and Queensland again facing off in the three-match series that, since 1980, has become a mythic landmark on Australia’s sporting calendar. The great marvel of Origin is that every year throws up its own storylines, its own twists and turns. But over the years, a handful of key events stand out, those that forged the Origin legend and ensured those involved would forever be associated with this epic contest.

Better player than coach: Brad Fittler was an Origin legend

1985 – BLUES BREAKTHROUGH The Maroons felt aggrieved by the way those south of the border monopolised the code’s wealth and administration. In Origin, those long-held grudges spilled over and, in the early bouts, the Blues were generally on the receiving end. Queensland won the first five series – a record streak they will be aiming to match this year – before, in 1985, the Blues broke through. The image of Blues captain Steve Mortimer, in his fifth and final Origin

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1980 – IT’S FAIR DINKUM Leading into the inaugural State of Origin match back in 1980, there was scepticism about whether the players were fully committed – maybe they’d go easy on club teammates playing for the other state. Such illusions were shattered when,

with 15 minutes to go, Queensland captain Arthur Beetson belted the snot out of Parramatta teammate Mick Cronin, who was playing for New South Wales. Beetson and Cronin sat next to each other on the plane home, but their brawl ensured no one ever again questioned the commitment of players in Origin. The credo of ‘mate against mate’ was born.


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Darius Boyd (QLD) v Jarryd Hayne (NSW) Boyd and Hayne chime in like extra five-eighths in attack and often have the most important touches. It would be foolish for coaches Craig Bellamy and Mal Meninga to restrict thems to riding the sideline, so expect them to inject themselves in the middle of the field throughout the match. The highs: Andrew Johns enjoyed the ecstasy … of breaking Queensland hearts

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series, punching the ground in relief after victory remains one of the enduring symbols of how much Origin matters.

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1989 – ON THEIR LAST LEGS The second game in 1989 saw Queensland record their greatest victory. Before halftime, they lost Allan Langer, Mal Meninga and Paul Vautin to injury. When Michael Hancock went down early in the second half, they were left with no reserves and Bob Lindner played the second half with a fractured ankle. The match is remembered for the heroics of Maroons legend Wally Lewis, who scored a brilliant individual try, bolting 40m to the line. Queensland clung on to a 16-12 lead, sealing the series win in the process. 1991 – THE KING SAYS GOODBYE In 1991, the states split the first two games, both decided by only two points, before the decider at Lang Park. With ten minutes to play in another nail-biter, the ground announcer reminded Maroons fans that Wally Lewis would retire from Origin after the match – the crowd went up a notch and willed Queensland, with Lewis starring, to another two-point win that clinched the series. The image of Lewis lifting the Origin trophy for the last time

was made into a statue that now stands outside Suncorp Stadium.

1994 – THE MIRACLE Late in the opener of the 1994 series, the Maroons trailed 12-4 before a converted try from Willie Carne made it 12-10. The kick-off trapped Queensland deep in their territory but, with less than a minute on the clock, they travelled more than 80m, switching from the left, back into the middle and then out to the right. The ball went through nine sets of hands before Queensland centre Mark Coyne beat Brad Fittler, Ricky Stuart and Benny Elias to score the winner. 2006 – MAL’S NEW DYNASTY Between 2003-05, New South Wales won three straight titles, with Andrew Johns making a habit of breaking Maroon hearts. In 2006, legendary centre Mal Meninga became coach and immediately restored Queensland’s team spirit. Nonetheless, New South Wales prevailed by one point in game one. Queensland bounced back convincingly but then found themselves trailing 14-4 with ten minutes to play in the decider. But an astonishing comeback saw the Maroons cross twice to snatch a thrilling series win, and they’ve not relinquished the trophy since.

Johnathan Thurston (QLD) v Brett Kimmorley (NSW) Thurston, whose versatility has been a major factor in the Maroons' recent dominance, has suffered from injury this season, but his return is a massive boost to his side. Kimmorley has a great kick-chase game to build pressure but hasn't replicated the red-hot form he showed last season.

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Greg Inglis (QLD v Jamal idris (NSW) Inglis (below) can score against the flow of play and finding a way to contain him will be high in the Blues' planning. It'll be fascinating to see if NSW rookie Jamal Idris is asked to shut Inglis down – Idris might be the only guy in the league who can match Inglis for sheer athleticism.

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that then led to me coming back to London to work with On The Go. What do you do day-to-day?

When I am in London I work in design and production and make sure that all the information we give to our clients is accurate. When I am on the road I work with our guides and our office systems abroad ensuring that we deliver the best possible tour to our clients.

ON THE JOB ANDREW HENDERSON Career Operations Manager, On The Go Tours Age 33 Lives Clapham South From Melbourne, Australia How did you get into your line of work?

I started out by doing some tour leading in Turkey for Anzac Day, this led to me getting a position in operations working in our Cairo office in Egypt. After a couple of years,

Getting to travel to our destinations, meeting great people when I do travel, either other travellers or locals. Generally getting paid to have the best job in the world. What’s the most challenging part of your job?

I kind of live out of a suitcase much of the time; that can be hard after long periods of travel. Sometimes it is nice to stop for a minute back here in London, but I do generally become restless quickly and am ready to get out there again pretty soon.

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What’s CPD and should I bother with it? CPD stands for continuing professional development and you absolutely should bother with it. Hays’ Catherine Goosem says CPD is crucial for most professionals, whether they work on a permanent or interim basis, as it is a good

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way to gain new skills as well as expand existing skill sets. Anyone who belongs to a professional body will usually be required to do a set amount of CPD, which can come in the form of training, both formal and informal. Overall, CPD is beneficial and will aid your career and help you stand out from the crowd.

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avid Cameron’s new coalition government has pledged to take immediate action to create jobs, but they have their work cut out after recent figures confirmed unemployment reached a 15-year high in the first quarter of 2010, with more than 2.5 million people jobless. “Despite the early signs of economic recovery, it is clear that the new government inherits a very fragile labour market,” Nigel Meager,

director of the Institute for Employment Studies, told the Guardian. “These are hugely challenging times. Nearly 18 per cent of young people are unemployed, and nearly one third of the unemployed are now long-term unemployed.”

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Australia is creating new jobs at a blistering pace of 1100 per day, just about all of them full-time. Recent employment statistics show Australia piled on an extra 37,500 full-time jobs in April; following on from 37,400 in March.

New Zealand manufacturing has expanded for the third month in a row and has now reached its highest expansion rate since 2004. The manufacturing sector is New Zealand’s second largest employment sector.

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t’s not as obvious a choice as London, but bonnie Scotland offers a new scene and a new adventure. Fortunately, jobs also abound.

FINDING A JOB As Europe’s sixth largest equity management centre, Scotland is always looking for people in banking and finance to move to its shores. Andrea Green, who recruits accountants with Wilkinson & Associates, says recently qualified accountants in Edinburgh are in demand, particularly in financial services.

Chartered accountants (CA), certified practising accountants (CPA) and anyone with a management accounting qualification (CIMA) won’t be job hunting for long.

A SHORT SPELL There are also ample short-term job options for those just passing through. Dee Cooper has been operating her business, Live-in Jobs, specialising in hotel work, for 14 years. She says: “We cover a huge variety of jobs like bar waiting, kitchen, reception and housekeeping.”

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The good oil: Scotland

Most people stick around for four to six months, but hotels welcome longer stays.

PRETTY SLICK Oil and gas, discovered in the North Sea during the 1960s, transformed Scotland’s industrial base and continues to create wealth and jobs. Aberdeen is the offshore oil capital of Europe, and the international oil industry looks to Scotland for technical innovation and guaranteed skills. WHERE TO WORK Edinburgh is the hub for expats, particularly for those who desire a city life, with Glasgow coming in second. The live-in jobs that Cooper refers to are mostly located in Scotland’s rural corners, such as the highland town of Fort William. But these jobs can often be between two main cities for the best of both worlds. THE PAY Temporary or permanent, money will be a concern, especially to those who have come from working in London.

“There will always be a gap between Edinburgh and London, but hopefully the shortage will be made up by the cost of living up here, which is lower,” says Green. Pay will vary for temporary jobs, but for live-in jobs, expect the minimum wage of £5.8o per hour and in most cases, your food and accommodation is covered. It’s all relative. You certainly won’t pay as much to live in Scotland as you would in London.

FACING THE RECESSION Scotland came away relatively unscathed from the recession. The banking and finance sector took a slight beating, but has since recovered. LIVING THE LIFE Cities and towns in Scotland have a much more relaxed vibe than London, and Scotland is much easier to get around, Green says. “It may be that you’re lucky enough to be able to walk to work in 10 minutes rather than having to commute for an hour.” Edinburgh is a great-sized city with a truly cosmopolitan atmosphere and opportunities to see theatre and music performances. For three weeks in August, it really comes alive during the renowned Edinburgh Festival, which is a good time to land a part-time job. But since not all jobs are located in the cities, learning to enjoy outdoor life would make adjusting easier.

GREAT SCOT! IT’S ALL GOOD A TARTAN GOOD LIFE Jordan Ewington-Skedgwell, 24, from New Zealand, currently lives and works in Glasgow. What does your job entail? I’m a creative writer for a radio group, which involves conceptualising, scripting, directing, and managing advertising campaigns. How do you find the pay in Scotland? Less than London, I guess due to the cost of living here, but it’s not exactly cheap to live in Glasgow! What about the lifestyle in Scotland? There are more ‘outdoor lifestyle’ opportunities with great beaches and lochs, and the pace of life is slower. Glasgow’s still busy like any European city, just not insanely hectic like London. The music scene is rad, the night life is great, people smile more! What are the benefits of working in Scotland? The people are fantastic, always up for a laugh and a chat; I can get to where I want to go without being stuck on a tube for hours. Regardless of your job, you can develop your skills and gain valuable experience without the ‘NOW, NOW, NOW’ attitude of London.

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England team,” said Mintel’s Richard Cope. Supermarkets are gearing up for a price war over drinks and barbecue items – over the recent bank holiday, multi-pack deals made the price of beer as little as the equivalent of 48p a pint, and similar deals will be offered during the World Cup.

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New Zealanders’ tax burdens are among the lowest in the OECD – the peak international body of the developed world – according to new data. The Kiwis’ spot near the bottom of the table can be attributed to the fact they don’t have compulsory superannuation and social security payments.

The man who is credited with inventing the hole-in-the-wall cash dispenser died last week, aged 84. John ShepherdBarron came up with the idea for the ATM, which first appeared in 1967 and revolutionised banking, after failing to get to his bank in time to withdraw money.

How do you budget?

I try not to go out too much, but I’ve got a second job so that’s really how I save money. What are your major expenses in London?

It’s accommodation and going out. When I came over, I found that the shopping and going out for a drink weren’t too bad, but the cost of rent really surprised me, especially when compared with how low the wages are. Do you have any one-off blowouts?

I did three months’ backpacking around Europe, so that put me into some credit card debt, but I’ve managed to get away without any big purchases.

AND YOU BLEW IT ALL… We’ve all been broke before. But few of us have squandered vast fortunes the way these blokes did. Check out history’s most egregious bankruptcies. » Jacob Fugger – a German » Mike Tyson – earning as banker born in 1459, who funded armies and installed emperors; his descendants frittered away his fortune. » Henry Ford – he got it right with Ford Motor Company, but an earlier auto firm went belly-up in just two years.

much as $30m for a match, Tyson banked at least $300m over his boxing career, but filed for bankruptcy in 2003. » Charles Schwab – the steel magnate was worth $500-$800m before the 1929 stockmarket crash ruined him.

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GOING UNDERGROUND The sights, sounds and even smells of the interactive tour help bring to life this underground world, in which up to 2,000 troops made their home, working around the clock for the war effort in a cramped and dingy space consisting of reception areas, living quarters and washrooms. SECRET SERVICE The wartime command centre, once a frenzy of decision-making, contains the Anti-Aircraft Operations Room and the Coastal Artillery Operations Room,

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TIME WARP Venturing into the surprisingly airy and spacious (yet nippy) brick-lined tunnels is like stepping into a time machine. Suddenly, it is Dover 1943. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m hit with the smell of damp caused by dripping water from the sweating earth, and the eerie sound of air-raid sirens. My 45-minute tour begins in the field hospital, kitted out with genuine wartime artefacts, where injured soldiers were brought, safe from the shelling above.

Upon entering the operating theatre, the voice of surgeons conducting an operation fills the air in a series of audio clips. Without warning the room plunges into total darkness â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a common occurrence during the war years, and a genuine hazard for surgeons as they sank their scalpel into a body on the operating table.


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stocked with maps, tables where enemy shipping was plotted, and even a secret agent-style brick-red telephone, with a direct line to Winston Churchill. The former naval headquarters now stand empty, but 70 years ago they were a hive of activity. “Secrecy was paramount, so you wouldn’t even know who was in the office next to you,” says visitor operations manager Chris Pascall. It was here that Vice-Admiral Bertram Ramsay planned the Dunkirk evacuation, codenamed Operation Dynamo, which led to the rescue of 338,000 stranded and weary British, French and Belgium troops from the bleak beaches of northern France. Celebrating its 70th anniversary this month, this dramatic display of patriotism is oft-hailed as one of the nation’s defining

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WHEN TO GO Dover LONDON Castle is open daily Dover until October 31. From November to March, it is open Thursday to Monday. Closed December 24-26 and January 1 2011. GETTING THERE Trains run regularly from London Bridge, Charing Cross and Victoria to Dover Priory (1hr 40mins) for about £27 return (nationalrail.co.uk). National Express runs coaches from London Victoria to Dover for £14 return (2hrs 20mins). Hire a car at easycar.com/tntmagazine to receive a 5 per cent discount. GETTING AROUND A taxi from the train station to the castle costs £5, while buses 90C and 111 run from the station to the castle. GOING OUT A beer costs £2.80. ACCOMMODATION Castle House Guesthouse costs £33 a night, if booked on hostelbookers.com. Dover Castle overlooks the English Channel SEE english-heritage.org.uk

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moments, because it ensured the army was safe to fight another day.

GHOST STORIES With so much history seeping out of its bricks, it’s no wonder that sightings of ghosts have been reported in the tunnels. “People have heard voices and seen orbs,” says visitor operations team member Neil Mayell. Dripping with atmosphere and history, it’s hard not to feel a shudder as the lights flicker on and off in this fascinating maze of tunnels, alive with memories of war.

» Janine Kelso visited Dover Castle with English Heritage (english-heritage.org.uk/ dovercastle). Admission is £13.90, including a tour of the secret wartime tunnels. The Dunkirk 70th Anniversary celebrations will take place from May 28-June 4.

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Take a step back in time

Boasting a long and colourful history, Dover Castle enjoys a lofty position above the cliffs overlooking the English Channel. Dover is an armpit of a town after being flattened during the war, but the majestic castle had a lucky escape. Built by Henry II in the 11th century as a kind of five-star hotel for visiting dignitaries, Dover Castle is one of the most famous fortresses in north-west Europe. The recently spruced-up Great Tower used to be the palace where VIPs

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TNT Weekender Munich Munich, the heart of Bavaria, and home to everything stereotypically ‘German’ (think lederhosen, oompah bands and Oktoberfest), is a great place for a taste of traditional Germany.

Museum. Also worth a look is the Deutsches Museum, reputedly the largest science and technology museum in the world. At the heart of the Altstadt is the grand square of Marienplatz, where you’ll find the pubs of the Platzl quarter and the bars of the Gärtnerplatz.

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Munich Oktoberfest is a 15-day festival, where about 5 million litres of beer are consumed. Munich just isn’t the same if you don’t see it through the beer goggles of an Oktoberfest stein. But if you can’t make it to the festival, Munich’s beer halls and gardens are the next best thing. The Hofbräuhaus is the most famous, and as a result it’s crawling with tourists, but it’s worth a visit.

If you’re on a diet, it’s best to avoid Munich. The combination of sausage (wurst), pork, potato and sauerkraut is hard to resist. There are plenty of culinary options in the city, but the beerhouses serve up great meals. One of the local specialities is weisswurst,

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which is made of minced veal and bacon.

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WHEN TO GO Spring and autumn are best. Oktoberfest 2010 is Sep 18-Oct 4. GETTING THERE Budget airlines fly direct to Munich. VISAS South Africans need a Schengen visa. CURRENCY Euro. 1 GBP = 1.17 EUR. LANGUAGE German. GETTING AROUND Munich has public transport. Buses leave Hauptbahnhof Central Station every 20 minutes for Dachau concentration camp. GOING OUT A beer costs about €3, but prices go up during Oktoberfest. ACCOMMODATION Dorm beds start at €25. Hotel rooms are from €60 for a double. SEE muenchen.de

Bavarian beer is among the best in the world. It’s best quaffed by the stein in one of Oktoberfest’s raucous beer halls, brought to you by beer wenches with superhuman strength (these maidens can carry six at a time).

OUT OF TOWN About 40 minutess away is Dachau concentration camp. While many of the original buildings were destroyed, this unique memorial reveals the horrors of Hitler’s regime.

AND A RANDOM FACT It might not be on the coast but it’s still possible to surf in Munich – on the stream at the south end of Englischer Garten. A wave is caused by submerged rocks, and you’ll find surfers there most days.

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irls in bikinis saunter down to the beach and tanned men sip coffee at sidewalk cafes while women gossip in bars. I’m starting to suspect that Tel Aviv is permanently on holiday. This Israeli city is the secular and business capital of the Jewish state. Hugging the Mediterranean, and boasting a coastline of lovely (if crowded) beaches, incredible Bauhaus architecture and lively markets, Tel Aviv lives up to its reputation as a religion free zone – unless, of course, your faith happens to be hedonism.

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MARKET VALUE It’s time to hit the slightly crazy HaCarmel Market where locals come to pick up fruit, veg, household goods, cheap clothes and anything else you can think of. HaCarmel is basically one long covered alleyway with dozens of brash stallholders vocally pushing their wares. I pick up a tasty cheese boreka (savoury pastry) to nibble.

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HISTORY BECKONS Tel Aviv is a relatively compact city, which makes it perfect for exploring by foot. I start in charming Neve Tzedek – Tel Aviv’s oldest neighbourhood founded in 1887 – now home to artists, trendy shops and lovely cafes. I spend the morning wandering the small streets, window shopping and feeling like I’ve gently stepped back in time.

BIG ON BAUHAUS Running from Neve Tzedek to the celebrated Habima Theatre, is leafy Rothschild Boulevard – ideal for viewing the famous Bauhaus buildings. Tel Aviv was granted Unesco World heritage status in 2003 because of its abundance of Bauhaus architecture – a pre-World War II German school of Modernist design characterised by rounded corners, elongated balconies and a functional, unadorned style. These 4,000 or so pale and pastel buildings account for the city’s nickname, ‘The White City’.


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VISAS Free tourist ISRAEL visas are issued at the airport on arrival. CURRENCY Israel New Shekel. 1 GBP = 5.7 INS. LANGUAGE Hebrew, although English is widely spoken. GOING OUT A beer costs £5. ACCOMMODATION A dorm room in a hostel costs from £13. A room in a basic hotel costs from £50. SEE visit-tlv.com.

Next stop is nearby bohemian Nahalat Binyamin Market (open Tuesday and Friday only) where artists sell gorgeous handmade works. I finish the day with a lively dinner on Shenkin Street – one of the coolest places in Tel Aviv and a centre of the city’s vibrant gay scene.

BEACH BABES Tel Aviv is a great summer city as there are loads of beaches to choose from. I begin at Metzitzim Beach – the city’s most northern patch of sand, but arguably

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WHEN TO GO Anytime, although the summer can be meltingly hot and humid. GETTING THERE British Airways and El Al fly direct from Heathrow to Tel Aviv. EasyJet flies direct from Luton. GETTING AROUND Take the brand new train from the airport into central Tel Aviv. Once in the city, you can get around on foot, by bus, sherut (private minibuses that run the bus routes) Tel Aviv JERUSALEM or taxi.

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its most trendy, attracting young, slightly boho, sun worshippers. From here I walk past the high walls of Nordau Beach, which offers separate bathing areas for religious men and women. Further on I come to the Hilton beach (positioned in front of a certain hotel), part of which has become Tel Aviv’s unofficial gay beach. The afternoon is spent at Gordon and Frischman beaches – probably the most quintessential of all Tel Aviv’s water spots – where bronzed men spend hours playing the much-loved Israeli paddle and ball game of matkot.

FINISH WITH PORT I head back to the north of the city to the Old Port, now a redeveloped hub packed with shops, waterfront restaurants, cafes, bars and wooden promenades with spectacular views. I find a lovely outdoor cafe, snuggle into the cushions and dig into a plate of refreshing watermelon and Bulgarian feta. The perfect meal to end a weekend of strolling and swimming in laid-back Tel Aviv.

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OLD JAFFA Just a few kilometres from modern Tel Aviv is one of Israel’s most wonderful ancient and charming towns. Predominately Arab, Jaffa’s Old City and port is like stepping back in time, although these days the cobbled streets are more likely to be lined with tranquil galleries and restaurants than visiting Babylonians or Persians. Head slightly inland, however, and the hustle and bustle of ‘modern’ Jaffa is soon apparent. Be swept away to another time at the fabulously authentic Shuk Hapishpeshim (flea market) where you can purchase your very own distinctive blue and white amulet against the evil eye. Jaffa is also an atmospheric setting to sample that most Israeli of national dishes – falafel. Make sure you say ‘yes’ to all salads, extra tahini and chips. But go easy on the red harissa paste – it’s seriously spicy stuff.


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I am planning a five-day trip to Sicily and I’m interested in going to Malta. I’ve heard some tour companies do day excursions from Sicily to Malta and vice versa, yet I’m struggling to find any easy-tobook tours on the internet. Do you know of any good ones, bearing in mind that I will be staying in Palermo? Hayley, via email

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It sounds like you already have the bones of this planned out. The classic west coast road trip is from San Francisco to Las Vegas, taking meandering detours via places such as Yosemite and Death Valley National Parks. If you have time, make it a loop and head back via the coastal road and Los Angeles. Travellers have started adding some of the delights of Washington and Oregon on to this route, but you’ll need at least a few weeks: gonorthwest.com can help you with specifics. Drive-ins can still be found all over the US, though many are only open during the summer. The popular legend of drive-ins being a place where teenagers went to canoodle rather than watch films appears inspired by the dismal fare being shown if the West Wind Las Vegas 5 Drive-In (westwinddriveins.com) is anything to go by. The food looks fun though, and drinks are served in a Collector’s Cup – perfect for hoarders of cups produced by drive-in cinemas. As you infer, this is a great American tradition that shouldn’t be missed, even if you don’t have a friend to fondle on the car seat between performances.

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Good news! Virtu Ferries run tours from Sicily to Malta on various days depending on the exact month between April and October. These trips cost €114 and include a visit to Malta’s capital Valletta, and the old city of Mdina. They sound really terrific. Bad for you then that you’re staying in Palermo, as they leave from Catania or Polazzo on the east side of Sicily. I do hope you’re not basing yourself in Palermo because of advice I gave you, and are now planning to lead an angry mob round to Lonely Planet HQ and sing songs of fury. If you are, then let me try to assuage you: Catania is a lovely city, which is two and a half hours from Palermo by bus, longer by train, and well worth a visit while you’re in Sicily. Base yourself here for a few nights and you can not only whizz off to Malta, but you can also enjoy being in Sicily’s most vibrant city. So this really is a win-win situation.

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BIGGER VANS Wicked Campers has launched new multi-seater vans, which come with a bed for three and a tent for two. The vans cost from £299 for seven days’ hire in winter, and from £510 in summer. See wickedcampers.co.uk.

NOISY AND DRUNK Drunk holidaymakers irritate a third of all travellers, according to a poll by travel agent Sunshine.co.uk. Meanwhile, 42 per cent of those quizzed said that noisy tourists frustrated them most while on vacation. Nine per cent said arguing travellers was a pet hate of theirs, while three per cent were repulsed by public displays of affection from other holidaymakers.

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Budget airline Wizz Air is to introduce flights from London to Split and Dubrovnik in Croatia, and Venice in Italy. The airline will run four flights a week to Split from June 18, and three a week to Dubrovnik and Venice from June 19. See wizzair.com.

LIFE GOES ON IN ICELAND Travellers are being reassured that Iceland is open for business as usual, in spite of the well-documented volcanic activity at the Eyjafjallajökull glacier. The glacier is 75 miles east of Iceland’s capital Reykjavik and only a small rural area in the immediate vicinity of the volcano is affected by ash fall. The Icelandic Tourist Board says the volcanic activity has had a negligible effect on day-to-day life in Iceland and the experiences travellers can expect when they visit the country. Iceland’s popular tourism attractions, such as the well-known ‘Golden Circle’ sites of Gullfoss, the Geyser geothermal area and the Thingvellir

National Park, are unaffected by the volcano and can be enjoyed as normal. Meanwhile, the tourist board is promoting key events in Iceland’s calendar, such as the Flight of the Puffling in early August on Heimaey, in the Westman Islands, when millions of baby puffins leave their nests in the cliffs for the first time. Visitors can help rescue those whose fumbling attempt at flight has not gone to plan. Hip music festival Iceland Airwaves is taking place from October 13-17 in Reykjavik. Previous international acts have included The Rapture and Florence and the Machine. For up to date information on travelling to Iceland, see visiticeland.com.

Thailand tours cancelled Adventure tour operator Intrepid has cancelled all tours to Thailand until the end of May in the wake of violent protests in the capital, Bangkok. Although leaders of the red shirts surrendered last week, fighting is still continuing in parts of Bangkok. As an Aussie company, Intrepid automatically cancels trips when the Australian Government says it’s unsafe to travel to a certain destination. Although this advice only applies to Bangkok, Intrepid has decided to cancel all Thailand trips as its local office has raised concerns that

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NAADAM ULAANBAATAR, MONGOLIA WHAT: It’s Mongolia’s major festival, showcasing manly sports such as archery, wrestling and horse racing. WHERE: Ulaanbaatar is Mongolia’s capital city. WHEN: July 11-13. WHY: It’s centuries old, initially held to honour the mountain gods, and Genghis Khan used the festival to recruit troops. DO IT BECAUSE: It’s an amazing spectacle, and

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EDINBURGH FESTIVALS BASTILLE DAY Throughout France July 14 In 1789, the French Revolution began with the storming of the Bastille fortress prison and now, every year on July 14, a parade and fireworks are held to mark the occasion on the Champs-Elysees in Paris.

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’ve been sunbathing for hours but I still can’t believe it. I’ve already called four friends back home and sent as many picture messages to prove what I’ve found. Still, being on a stunningly beautiful Ionian beach in southern Europe in the height of summer, with not one other tourist to be seen, takes some believing. Oh, and there’s one other point. I’m in Albania.

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DESERTED BEACHES Albania is a small country but its natural appeal is far-reaching. Hidden within its snow-capped mountain interior you’ll find elegant Ottoman mansions and historical fortress towns, ancient Greek ruins and along the coast, some of the best beaches in the Mediterranean. Known as the Albanian Riviera, there’s a reason why it’s touted the ‘Mediterranean as it once was’. Protected by the mountains, the peninsula’s rocky bays and sandy deserted beaches are just waiting for the diving school, beach huts and large-scale tourist development to catch on. CULTURAL IDENTITY Unlike elsewhere in Europe, Albania offers a glimpse into a culture that is uniquely its own. Although the last couple of years have seen dramatic improvements in the capital city of Tirana, let’s not forget that Albania is still recovering from the 40-year rule of communist dictator Enver Hoxha. Considered the most unyielding dictator on the continent, Hoxha left Albania a

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legacy of repression, technological backwardness, isolation, and fear of the outside world. Communism in Albania came crashing down in 1992, but the road to democracy has not been easy. Today’s economy is dynamic, but even McDonalds is yet to make an appearance. Raised on a diet of separation and hardship, Albania’s culture is distinctly Albanian.

DAILY LIFE Heading south from Tirana towards the stunning coast of Vlora, the winding and bumpy two-hour drive takes us through mountain villages where daily life is acted out just as it was a millennia

ago. Sun-aged women with long skirts and headscarves usher along their goat or cow for milking. Local men insist on wearing suits, albeit oversized and crumpled, as they barter at the local market or follow a procession of funeral mourners through the hills. Despite their poverty, their dignity is undeterred. Then come the schoolchildren, the girls carrying luminous pink Barbie rucksacks

Westerners “ are welcomed with open arms

Skanderbeg Square, Tirana

and the boys wearing knock-off Chelsea and Manchester United football shirts: small beacons of consumerism that are edging into Albania’s future, and a nod to the improved economy that this country so well deserves. TIRANA

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GREECE Saranda Ksamil

OLD AND NEW In the 20 years since communism ended, Tirana has grown from a sleepy town of a few hundred thousand to a lively, colourful metropolis of one million. With a huge student population, the capital’s outlook is fresh, forward-looking and one making modern the relics of the past. The brightly coloured Blloku (Block), the former – strictly off-limits – party leader’s residences, are today home to the city’s best open-air cafes and nightlife, while the grand tree-lined boulevards, built by Italian fascists for parading, are these days better used for romantic evening strolls.

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ALBANIA Vlora

BUNKER FUN While Albanians are looking forward, the remnants of former wars and paranoid dictators are clearly visible. You cannot go far without seeing a bunker. As soon as you hit the countryside (that’s most of the country), you’ll spot concrete domes with ominous black spy holes dotted throughout the pretty landscape. Thanks to Hoxha’s factious fear of invasion from, well, anyone, there are 700,000 in total – one for every four citizens – and it looks like a scene from Doctor Who.

Ironically, Albanians today are using the bunkers in novel ways to attract tourists. On the road to Vlora, artists have converted the otherwise depressing domes into psychedelic art installations, while on the seafront at Durrës, you can have a seafood supper under one concrete mushroom now named Restaurant Bunker.


CONTROLLED CHAOS With frenzied construction and chaotic traffic, Tirana is busy and dusty but a surprisingly pleasant and fascinating city to walk around. Overriding all of this is a sense of excitement: change is coming and so too will the tourists. Should it all become too much for you, there’s always the beaches a mere bus ride away. The £2 mojito bought from the only beach bar confirms that as a travel destination Albania is superb value. You have to wonder just how long it will stay this way, but considering the country’s turbulent past, you can only wish Albania and its people a bright future.

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SPLASH OF COLOUR Mayor Edi Rama has had a huge hand in Tirana’s transformation. A former painter and sculptor, his love of art has transformed hundreds of ugly communist tower blocks into bright, garish splashes of colour throughout the city. The capital has changed beyond belief in the last decade from the dull, grey city it once was. From one building covered with horizontal orange and red stripes to another with concentric pink and purple circles, it’s amazing what a lick of paint can do to a city and its psyche.

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NEED TO KNOW WHEN TO GO Summer is peak tourist season when coastal Albania will have a pleasant Mediterranean climate; the mountains often experience heavy snow between November and March. GETTING THERE BA flies to Nene Tereza Airport in under three hours from £200. From the airport, take an official taxi to Tirana’s centre for 2,500 lekë. GETTING AROUND Buses depart daily from Tirana to towns throughout Albania.

You can hire a car, but driving conditions are some of the worst in Europe. VISAS South Africans will need to apply for a visa from the Albanian embassy in London, which costs ¤25. CURRENCY Lekë (ALL). 1 GBP = 159 ALL. LANGUAGE Albanian. GOING OUT A beer costs less than £1. ACCOMMODATION A hostel bed costs from £25. SEE albaniantourism.com.

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came with me back to my place but passed out before we could get down to business. Let’s just say that I was extremely disappointed. It’s like buying a PS3, only to get home, open the box and there’s a GameBoy. You know what I mean? Well, I know I didn’t pay for you or your services or anything but I still feel you need to make up for lost time. You know where to find me. I expect a visit. Dee. B-Star: Good to have you back in town! Let’s have a few bottles of White Lightning and do London in a haze. Plenty to catch up on. Jay-P. Lord Moi Moistalot of Moistberry Gardens: My

dearest Moi, I’ll miss your cooking and special sauces. I will be sad when I have no one to kick the footy with or have a barbie. Stay away from the Guinness and small spaces. Love your favourite neighbour and Brisbane BFF. PS. You really should get some cream for that rash. Where is Bundy Bear?: To the guys that bearknapped Bundy Bear from Belushi’s She Bu on Sunday, May 16. We know how special Bundy is which was obviously a reason for nabbing him, but please know that Bundy has a loving

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family which he has lived with and travelled over the UK with for some months now, and he simply wants to come home to us. We’re willing to discuss visitation rights if you wish, and will reward upon his return. Don’t be a drop bear – give him back. Email bringbackbundy@gmail.com. Louisa: Happy birthday sunshine! Have an amazing day filled with lots of fun and shenanigans - and the magic of tequila of course! Don’t let us down girl, you can do it ... with a little help from your friends! Mohahaha! The No.68 crew. Nadia, the blonde at Bafunny Bafunny, Royal Albert Hall on Thursday, May 20: You kept

checking your phone, telling your friend that you didn’t think ‘Patrick’ was going to make it. And he didn’t. Well, if you don’t want to be stood up ever again, email me and I’ll

make sure I’ll be there for you on time – cos you are worth it ;-). Email me at ontime4u@ hotmail.com. Chris. Fit Phil: We met at the B@1 in Hammersmith and when my eyes caught yours I knew we were meant to be. I had a great night spooning and I could tell you loved it too. Now that I’m far way I am missing that connection ... Remember that the size doesn’t matter. Please keep in touch xxx Amy: Great to have you here in the big smoke, aka Kentish Town. Hope you find the man of your dreams now that you’ve ditched the southern hemisphere – there sure are plenty of fish in the sea in this big old town. And I can say that from personal experience. Just watch out for carp – they’re minging (but I guess you knew that already). Love you lots. Jules.

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I’ve been seeing a Spanish girl for a few years – I went back to Spain for her mum’s 60th birthday, so it’s quite serious. But I’m now heading home to New Zealand. Should I end the relationship or ask her to come with me?

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It sounds like you’re trapped in an iloggo, a marriage pact between the groom and the intended’s

family; her mum’s birthday was the sealing of that agreement. You were probably unaware of this, but that just goes to show that you can’t

trust Europeans – or women for that matter. I’d normally advise you to run a mile and not look back, but breaking the iloggo may

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a 29 year-old SE Asian male post grad student looking for friends to hang out with. If interested drop me a line at anatoly_80@hotmail.com. Happy birthday PoPo: Sorry, I know it’s about two weeks after your actual birthday but you know me ... so as I always say, better late than never :-). Sounds like it was a night to remember, and I’m sure you enjoyed the attention like you always do – Mr Attention Seeker ;-). Can’t wait to catch up with ya in June. Bec. To London: To all the boys whose names I can’t remember, and who can’t remember mine/ To the army boys, fitness freaks and the just plain fine/To The Walkabout, Church, Elk and Kings Head/ You have brought a year’s worth of boys to my bed/So to all of you who would like to reminisce, come to the Walkabout for one last kiss/ (Last show on Sunday, May 30 at Church/Walkie). See tntmagazine.com/seeking. Rebecca. Steve: Don’t leave, big guy. We’re gonna miss the understated way you tell us about random conquests and general, all-round debauchery. Seriously, enjoy your travels, and make sure you pop back for a bevvy or five next time you’re here. The XOX crew.

trigger a curse, which can only be lifted if your girlfriend lies with another man. I’m going above and beyond the call of duty here, but I am prepared to have sex with your missus to release you from your bonds. In the meantime, keep an eye on her in case she changes forms.

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