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EDITOR’S LETTER There’s no escaping it – so it’s probably best to embrace everything that is Christmas. In the festive spirit, check out P14 where we reveal your essential guide to skating rinks and pantos in the capital. To guarantee you’re buying unique gifts this year why not head to one of our suggested Xmas markets in Europe P61. Also this week, you’ll know you’re getting old if you remember The Goodies (P26), and we speak to Jamie Oliver about life as a celeb chef and his new restaurant on P10. Pucka!
10 World domination: Jamie Oliver has his fingers in many pies
8 LONDON 8 London Life 10 ONE MAN REVOLUTION: Jamie Oliver is cooking with gas 12 Food & Drink 14 TIS THE SEASON: Explore London’s best Christmas events 16 Spotted 18 Silly Buggers
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As someone who has always dreaded winter’s arrival, I am somewhat anxious about facing my first London winter. So far, I am coping by taking the time to appreciate how beautiful and different London looks in autumn. There’s the fine mist lying over the Thames river, the golden leaves on the trees, or the view from Waterloo Bridge of the London Eye, Tower Bridge and Big Ben, all brightly lit at 5pm. I have no doubt the worst is yet to come, but I hope to survive winter by not taking for granted London’s beauty, and the fact that I am lucky to be here! Rebecca Davies, London SW15
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Don’t let his cheeky grin and laid-back persona fool you – Jamie Oliver is taking over the world WORDS CAROL DRIVER
e’s won awards, ruffled the feathers of ministers in Parliament, cooked lunch for Tony Blair, met Bill Clinton and earned enough money to be named on the Sunday Times Rich List. Not bad for a cheeky Essex chef who left school at 16 with no qualifications. Although Jamie Oliver modestly attributes his success to “being really lucky”, it’s clear that it’s down to pure hard work and determination. The ‘pukka’ star first bounded on to our TV screens in 1998 with The Naked Chef, but, not content with a cookery show, the 35-year-old embarked on a campaign to make a difference to our eating habits. Through Jamie’s Kitchen – the second series of which was based in Australia – he trained disadvantaged youngsters and gave them jobs in his London restaurant Fifteen. Next, he turned his
“Really lucky”: Jamie says he wants to give something back
Someone “ needs to flag up these problems ” Your passion to make a difference is unquestionable. What drives you? I’ve been really lucky because the food industry has been good to me and the public have been very supportive. I’d like to be able to give something back and try to make food better for everyone; whether through fighting for better school meals, extending the amazingly successful Ministry Of Food centres or putting better quality on the shelves.
attention to the dire standards of children’s food with his Jamie’s School Dinners series. Since then, there’s barely been a year that he’s not on our TVs. His series Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution – where he travelled across the United States teaching people to eat well (a tough challenge) – has just finished, but Jamie’s 30-Minute Meals, where he shows us how to cook quick but healthy meals, is on ourscreens now. To top it all off, he’s just announced his Ministry Of Food campaign will open a healthy eating centre in Melbourne. With all this going on, there doesn’t seem to be much time for anything else. But, in between the TV shows and the travel, Jamie married childhood sweetheart, former model Juliette ‘Jools’ Norton in 2000 and announced the birth of their fourth child – and first son – in September. And last month he opened a restaurant, called Barbecoa. So, where does he find time?
New venue: Jamie with Adam Perry Lang (left) in the kitchen at Barbecoa
health, our happiness and the quality of our, and our children’s, lives. Now, I’m all for treats, and if you look through my books, you’ll see that I’m not advocating beansprouts and salads every day, but I do think we should use fresh ingredients because it’s simple and food tastes better. You’re a campaigning chef – are you unhappy with just a cookery show? I love the cookery shows. Something like 30-Minute Meals is such a joy to do compared with Food Revolution because it’s just me in a kitchen doing something I love. But I feel as though I’ve a duty to make the campaign programmes so that there’s someone to flag up these problems and try to find solutions.
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What’s the worst diet you’ve ever come across? Some of the guys in Rotherham, Yorkshire, were living off takeaway food: kebabs, chips and burgers. While some in Huntington, West Virginia, were just eating crisps and burgers every day.
You’ve got a new son and three daughters (see below). Do they ever eat junk food? They don’t really. Simply because it’s easier and quicker for me to make something tastier for them at home. The kids probably will when they’re older but right now they’re not interested. You have already achieved so much – what’s next on your list? I’m doing a Christmas show – something a bit different this year, so keep an eye out for that.
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Are Americans or the British harder to convince to be healthy? People are better informed about food issues in the UK. It’s something we’ve been thinking and talking about for years. Why do you think it’s important to change the way people eat? We all have to eat. And what we choose to eat has an impact on our
What’s your new restaurant like? Barbecoa is different because it’s a partnership with a great chef called Adam Perry Lang. He’s travelled the world getting some incredible equipment so we can cook using wood and fire with tandoors, a Texan smoker, Robata grills … it’s just going to be the most amazing place to eat. We’ve got views of St Paul’s Cathedral too.
Family affair: Jamie with Jools, Poppy Honey, Daisy Boo, Petal Blossom and newborn Buddy Bear Maurice Oliver
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FOOD & DRINK
BAR REVIEW McQueen ★★★★★
McQueen, 55-61 Tabernacle Street, London, EC2A 4AA. mcqueen-shoreditch.co.uk 020 7036 9229 Old Street
THE SCENE It’s like walking into a Steve McQueenobsessed friend’s New York apartment. A glamorous, spacious bar with a stylish
rich-chocolately masculine decor. There’s also a restaurant and a basement club. BEHIND THE BAR Large choice of champagne and an extensive cocktail menu – inspired by golden-age drinks popular with Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack. Impressively, they also have in-house mixologist. THE GRUB A great bar menu.
Choose from Spanish or vegetarian platters, mini fish and chips or fancy burgers. BILL PLEASE Champagne from £45 to £330 a bottle. Cocktails from £8.50. Food bill will be around £10-£20 each. VERDICT A unique venue which manages to stand out from the crowd in trendy Shoreditch. CAROL DRIVER
Restaurant review Babbo ★★★★★
39 Albemarle Street, London, W1S 4JQ. 0203 205 1099. Green Park
THE SCENE Every now and then you stumble upon a gem of a restaurant buried in the maze of streets that is London. My friend and I find Babbo while wandering around Mayfair on a cold autumn evening. It’s a classy-looking establishment; the crisp white tablecloths and chandeliers adding a touch of formality to an otherwise rustic-Tuscanymeets-modern style. THE MENU The dishes are authentically Italian – from fine meats and cheeses to a vast array of pastas and fish. My starter is Caprese di burrata e basilico; a fresh Italian cheese which is made from mozzarella and cream, served with tangy tomatoes and basil. It’s delicious. Lynne opts for the Calamari fritti. The fresh, meaty fried
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squid and crispy batter also get the thumbs up. For my main, I ask for a pasta and tomato dish – and that’s exactly what I get – linguine in a rich, red sauce – although I was hoping for the chef to be more adventurous. Lynne’s dish, however, more than meets her expectations – succulent grilled king prawns served with marinated tomatoes and aubergine. For dessert I order the
mango cheesecake, which is creamy and divine, while my friend goes for a fresh fruit plate, bursting with colour. I also have a glass of my favourite red wine – a Montepulciano D’Abruzzo (£7). Bellissimo! BILL PLEASE Starters from £7.50, mains from £9.75 and desserts from £5.50. VERDICT Perfect for a classy night out. CAROL DRIVER
Mince pies, mulled wine and chocolate delights are sold along with specialty cheeses and chutneys. Yuletide tastings and cookery demonstrations to boot! Dec 3 - 5. See: southbankcentre.co.uk
Borough Xmas fare London’s largest food market goes all out for with later hours and special stalls. Enjoy An Evening Of Cheese on Dec 15 and stock up on presents. See: boroughmarket.org.uk
Taste Of Christmas Taste delicacies and get Christmas cooking tips from 12 of London’s top chefs. From Dec 3-5. From £19. See: tasteofchristmas.com
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Get your skates on at the Natural History Museum
It’s nearly Christmas. Again. Start gearing up by getting stuck into London’s most exciting winter events WORDS TOM STURROCK
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Your dose of Christmas cheer is at Winter Wonderland
ICE SKATING The rinks have already started opening up and, by the end of the month, you’ll barely be able to stroll through London without happening upon one of them. Canada Square will be brimming with skaters and also boasts a rinkside bar for the the less adventurous – Canary Wharf (canarywharficerink.com; £10-£12; until Feb 20). You can get your skates on at Henry VIII’s former residence as well – Hampton Court Palace (hamptoncourt icerink.com; £10-£11.50; Nov 27-Jan 9). Alternatively, get Thames-side in the courtyards of the grand Somerset House (somersethouse.org.uk; £10.50-£13; Nov 23-Jan 23). Out west in She-Bu, combine skating with a spot of Xmas shopping – Westfield London (uk.westfield.com/ london; £9.50-£10.50; until Jan 2). One of the most spectacular rinks will be in the historic grounds of the Tower of London (toweroflondonicerink.com; £10£12; Nov 20-Jan 9). You can head to the
Treat yourself to some yuletide fun
leafy surrounds of South Kensington to skate at the Natural History Museum (nhm.ac.uk; £11.50-£13; until Jan 9). Go up up for a ride and then come down for a skate at London Eye (londoneye.com; from £10.50; Nov 20 -Jan 5). Or head east to Liverpool St at Broadgate (broadgateinfo.net; from £9; until Jan 23).
PANTOMIMES By the end of the month, every other mildly recognisable soap star will be pulling on their tights to perform as panto season kicks off. Following on from Pamela Anderson’s appearance in Aladdin last year, David Hasselhoff will portray Captain Hook in Peter Pan (ambassadortickets.com; from £15; Dec 10-Jan 16). The Beck Theatre is an annual hotspot for pantos and will this year host Sleeping Beauty (becktheatre. org.uk; from £17.50; Dec 11-Jan 2). Cash in your magic beans for a ticket to the Hackney Empire’s Jack And The Beanstalk (ticketmaster.co.uk; from £10.75; Nov 27-Jan 9). Visit the North Pole with a flying snowman in the classic children’s tale, The Snowman (peacocktheatre.com; from £12; Dec 1-Jan 9). The Gruffalo may be mightiest creature
London provides plenty of Christmas entertainment
Clive Rowe as Dame Daisy in Jack And The Beanstalk
in the forest but can he be outsmarted by a mouse? The Gruffalo (ticketmaster.co.uk; from £13; Nov 24-Jan 16). Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs (ticketmaster.co.uk; from £18.70; Dec 13-Jan 3) boasts an allstar cast, including Madeline Duggan from EastEnders. Meanwhile, Kacey Ainsworth, who used to be in EastEnders, will appear in Puss In Boots (artstheatrewestend.com; prices tbc; Nov 18-Jan 9). The ghosts of Christmas past, present and future are on the move in A Christmas Carol (offwestend.com; from £10; Dec 7-Jan 15). All through the packed house, not a creature will be stirring at Night Before Christmas (theambassadorstheatre.co.uk; from £10; Dec 7-Dec 24). Bagpuss is more a Christmas show than a panto, but this fat, old cat remains a favourite. (sohotheatre.com; from £13.50; Dec 9-Jan 9).
WINTER FAIRS What would the festive season be without an actual festival – or, at least, a fair? The big one is Winter Wonderland (hydeparkwinterwonderland.com; from £4.50; Nov 19-Jan 4) in Hyde Park, which kicks off next week. There’s plenty of rides and stalls to help you spend your cash. Also in Hyde Park, the legendary Zippo is again staging his Christmas Circus (zipposcircus.co.uk; £8; Nov 19-Jan 4) with an assortment of clowns, fire-eaters and acrobats. The Museum of London also hosts a Festive Fair (museumoflondon.org.uk; free; Dec 9) with a focus on arts and crafts, but also with bars and live music once the sun goes down.
FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT… If you’re looking for a slightly more unconventional way to ring in the festive season, London throws up its share of quirky events. If you fancy a wintry stroll through the rolling grounds of Kew Gardens, (kew.org; 13.50; Dec 11-23) here’s plenty of Christmas action to keep you in the right spirit. You can take advantage of the shopping options on-site or hang around for a visit from Santa Claus. The fellow in red and white is already in training for the 5km charity running race Santa Dash (co-operative.coop/ santadash; Nov 28), which contributes much-needed funds to Mencap. You can also check out Christmas at the Geffrye Museum (geffryemuseum.org.uk ; free; Nov 23-Jan 2) –the stately rooms all decked out to offer a glimpse of festive traditions dating back 400 years.
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TOOL OF THE WEEK The caged gimp sings As end-of-school pranks go, this one’s pretty good. A group of New Plymouth Boys’ High students were forced to apologise after they stripped a fellow pupil to his underwear, locked him in a cage and attempted to parade him in front of girls from two nearby schools. But they didn’t get far before complaints were made. Their headmaster put the prank down to the boys’ “youthful exuberance”. At university, that kind of prank will afford these boys cult status. Good work.
In the Sixties, I was one that it would prove I wasn’t of the most celebrated superficial – like giving to beat poets of the day – cafes charity or leaving a tip. in San Francisco’s HaightMaybe you can rely on Ashbury thrilled to my verse. her doing this long enough Years of hard living, though, for you fire off a few more had left the beauty of my shots but, if I were you, I’d youth in ruins; women were be lining up some new, less repulsed by my appearance. attractive girls so you’re There was a gorgeous not left totally hat-in-hand waitress at when the hot one of the girl bails. coffee houses, In life, Roxanne, who the key to I loved. But one happiness is low of my proteges, expectations. Christian, was Some girls are also besotted too good for you. by her and, Identify them Crossroads of the heart presuming early and avoid.
she would never be interested in me, I agreed to help him. Countless nights, we met underneath the balcony of Roxanne’s studio apartment, Christian reciting my most ardent romantic poetry, using my eloquence to seduce the woman we both loved. They hooked up, had a stack of babies and I never got a look in. It destroyed me. Don’t let your girl out of your sight and be prepared to sabotage any guy who tries to cut your lunch.
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THE NAKED TRUTH: TNT has unearthed the reason for Miranda Kerr’s recent nudie shoot in W Magazine. Apparently, the Aussie model’s luggage was lost by American Airlines after her Caribbean honeymoon with Orlando. Miranda is said to be “extremely frustrated” and wrote on Facebook: “The luggage had my wedding dress in it plus other things I hold dear.” Poor Miranda, no clothes to wear, but designer Colette Dinnigan has promised to replace the gown.
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The 75-year-old author on his presidential connections, Australian culture and life as a ‘living treasure’
Thomas Keneally INTERVIEW ALISON GRINTER Did you like Spielberg’s Schindler’s List, the movie version of your Booker Award-winning novel Schindler’s Ark?
Yes, indeed. I thought that it was appropriately ambiguous – the question of why he [Schindler] did it. When I saw [the film] it was ten years since I’d written the book. I’d forgotten what the book was like. Your latest book explores Australia’s origins. Given that Oz started out as a dumping ground for England’s convicts, is it surprising the country turned out so well?
I think we should note about the convicts that although they were all passed off as common criminals, they were not all common criminals. There were Irish rebels from 1798, there were the so-called Scottish martyrs, the Scottish republicans in the early 1900s … all sorts of people who weren’t really criminals. Without over-romanticising them, they were village revolutionaries. Former Oz PM Kevin Rudd presented your biography of Abraham Lincoln to President Obama – how did you feel about that?
I was delighted that it was given to Obama, however, I’m still waiting for the letter of thanks [laughs].
book of mine called Woman Of The Inner Sea which Hillary Clinton likes greatly too, and, on the strength of that, not of Schindler’s Ark, we were invited to the White House for dinner in 1994. So we’ve had a few brushes with the White House. In the tradition of Irish convicts, my wife nicked a lot of the presidential face-washers out of the downstairs loo. What are Bill and Hillary like?
I’ve got a lot of time for them. Bill had this extraordinary capacity to engage people eye-to-eye which I used to see in the Australian prime minister, Bob Hawke … He could make you a believer.
My wife nicked “ face-washers from the White House ” Aussie culture is now respected by Brits but was it once looked down upon?
When I came to England in the 70s I was asked by a woman: “Why would Sydney need an opera house? You don’t go to the opera, do you?” That sort of question was very much of that time when we were looked upon as barely being able to use an knife and fork.
At least you know he probably read it. George Bush, say, probably wouldn’t have bothered …
You’re a staunch republican – will Australia ever become a republic?
Well, that’s right. There is also an obscure
It will happen, relatively soon. I don’t
YOU DON’T SAY? What song is guaranteed to get you on the dancefloor? Probably Putting On The Ritz … [laughs] it was written in the 1930s so it’s been done by everyone. It’s really old and I do apologise!
Tell us your biggest phobia? To be buried alive. What was your nickname at school? They only called me Keneals which is not much of a nickname. I wasn’t popular enough or hated enough to have a nickname!
agree with the proposition that we should wait for the Queen to die. It’s like saying to your granny: “We’re going to have a great 21st century [party] for Wayne or Craig or Skeeter or whatever, but we’re gonna wait for you to die!” That’s ridiculous! But I think that the republic should be attended to soon because of its anachronistic quality and because I’m sick of the Barmy Army singing at test matches, “God save your gracious Queen” [laughs]. How did it feel to be listed as one of Australia’s Living National Treasures by the National Trust?
If I told you I wasn’t delighted I’d be bloody lying. But on the other hand, it is very un-Australian to be delighted, isn’t it? So winning an award where no one wants to stand out is a very peculiar arrangement – but I’m glad I’m in it.
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HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS: PART ONE
SCREEN TEST: HARRY POTTER 1 In which play did Daniel Radcliffe appear nude? 2 What character did Alan Rickman – aka Professor Snape – portray in Die Hard? 3 Which British actor played Albus Dumbledore in the first two Potter films? 4 Name the actor who plays Lord Voldemort. 5 What is the name of the fictional book that introduces the Deathly Hallows?
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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part One is the cinematic equivalent of a warm-up act. After all, David Yates’s film has to whet the appetite for the muchanticipated final Potter offering, released next year. Seen in those terms, Deathly Hallows is a sizeable disappointment. Despite incredible special effects and good performances, the boy wizard’s seventh adventure is so painfully slow it leaves you with Potter fatigue rather than a sense of excitement. To its credit, Deathly Hallows is the scariest film in the series as evil Lord Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes) does all he can to track down Harry
The chase scene is one of the new film’s highlights
(Radcliffe). Accompanied by friends Hermione (Watson) and Ron (Grint), the wizard goes on the run and tries to destroy the mysterious horcruxes in order to stop the forces of evil. As you’d expect from Potter films, Deathly Hallows is, visually, magnificent – from a high-flying chase scene to
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This year’s Palme D’Or winner about a man on his deathbed whose past lives are played out is about as coherent and unsettling as a fever dream. From a red-eyed Bigfoot to a sex scene between a princess and a catfish, this will be thought-provoking to those who manage to stay awake. GOOD FOR: Weirdness PDV
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Patrick Keiller’s clever followup to London and Robinson In Space sees fictitious Robinson travel trough southern England and compare the enclosures of the 19th century with the bailout scheme for banks. Robinson In Ruins is an acquired taste but great narration by Vanessa Redgrave helps make this a profound essay. GOOD FOR: Those who like to be challenged. PDV
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A Melbourne film festival director’s home was raided by police last week over the screening of a zombie porn movie. Detectives searched Melbourne Underground Film Festival film maker Richard Wolstencroft’s home in response to the festival’s screening of the controversial flick LA Zombie. The film, by Canadian director Bruce LaBruce, was banned by the Australian Classification Board in July. Wolstencroft reportedly told police the festival’s copy was destroyed after it screened.
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THE REEL DEAL Russell Crowe is no longer involved with the new movie about notorious Australian surf gang the Bra Boys. “It’s not something my wife is comfortable with me approaching,” the star admitted. Crowe first became interested in the story of the gang’s clashes with the NSW police after seeing the 2007 documentary Bra Boys: Blood Is Thicker Than Water,, written and directed by members of the gang. “Whatever was encapsulated in that documentary is not really the full story and the longer you wait the more things happen,” he said.
CULTURE HAMLET Elsinore is smart, grey and under constant surveillance in Nicholas Hytner’s production. Patrick Malahide’s usurping Claudius seizes every photo opportunity, accompanied by Claire Higgins’ Gertrude, tottering in heels and tight dress, a drink never far from her royal lips. David Calder’s serious Polonius plays down the old windbag’s humour, and James Laurenson’s quiet, dusty ghost materialises eerily from the battlements to seeking justice from beyond the grave. But it’s Rory Kinnear’s
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Shunned by the BBC but loved by Aussies, The Goodies celebrate 40 years of killing audiences with their surreal humour – in one case literally WORDS ALISON GRINTER
it more than here because they have been exposed to the shows pretty relentlessly,” says Garden. “Those who grew up with it as kids, later on saw it at university and realised that there was an adult element to the satire.” Ironically, the BBC largely refused to repeat The Goodies and the rejection still rankles, especially its decision not to show any episodes to mark the 40th anniversary. “[They said] no, the majority of programmes should be current rather than nostalgic – I guess that means we’re not gonna get the Dad’s Army slot on Saturday!” Garden jokes. The BBC apparently dismissed The Goodies as a ‘kids’ show’, which seems ludicrous. Like The Simpsons, say, The
Goodies worked on two levels: kids could enjoy the slapstick silliness; adults could appreciate the show’s sharper satirical moments. “If Tim were here now, he would be metaphorically hugging you because he has said that himself,” Oddie tells me. The trio, who met at Cambridge University, played themselves in the show: Bill was the cheeky one, Graeme was the smart, speccy one and Tim was the camp, slightly hysterical one. One of their trademarks was their three-seater “trandem” bike. So, just how hard was it to ride? “They’d say ‘action’, we’d ride a few yards and fall off,” Garden remembers. With their subversive humour they regularly took potshots at the
ill Oddie and Graeme Garden are absorbed in a chat about whimbrels and curlews when TNT calls “It’s very important!” barks Oddie. Given his role as one of Britain’s foremost TV experts on birding, this outburst is to be expected. But 40 years ago this week, Oddie was part of a very different TV experience. He, along with Garden and Tim Brooke-Taylor, unleashed a legendary mix of surreal sketches, satire and slapstick on the BBC as comedy trio The Goodies. Their TV show of the same name lasted nine series, earned the trio a BAFTA nomination and had audiences in stitches. They were particularly huge in Australia where the ABC repeated their series ad infinitum. “I think people in Australia get
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establishment. “We were fairly lefty liberal,” Garden says. The royal family, in particular, were mercilessly lampooned but, ironically, Prince Charles wanted to appear on the show. “He agreed in advance to do it and the palace stopped him,” Garden adds. They were also in trouble for their hilarious ‘South Africa’ episode in which apartheid was replaced by “apartheight” with Oddie and some jockeys treated like second class citizens for being too short. “They made the point that we were being very unfair towards South African police!” Garden says, still incredulous. In 1981 The Goodies moved to the
London Weekend Television channel because the the BBC could no longer finance their “special effects”. But despite being shunned at home the trio had wide-reaching influence. The White Stripes named their sixth album Icky Thump after the legendary ‘Ecky Thump’ episode and Aussie indie band Spiderbait covered The Goodies’ tune Run. Oddie wrote most of the troupe’s songs and the band will re-release their 1975 hit Funky Gibbon in time for Christmas to raise money for real-life, endangered gibbons. Summing up The Goodies best is the story that in 1975, British man Alex Mitchell died laughing at one of their shows. His widow sent the trio a letter thanking them for making his last moments so happy. “He was watching the ‘Ecky Thump’ episode,” Garden explains. “It was when Tim came on as a Scotsman wearing an outrageous costume trying to beat up Bill with a set of bagpipes. Alex, who was Scottish, was overcome.” As Mel from Flight Of The Conchords might say: “That would be the way to go!”
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THE GOODIES’ BEST MOMENTS KITTEN KONG … The Goodies accidentally create giant kitten Twinkle who goes rampaging through London, bringing down the BT Tower and squashing newsreader Michael Aspel under-paw.
ECKY THUMP Bill finds enlightenment practising the ancient Lancastrian martial art of Ecky Thump which involves, among other things, wearing enormous flat caps and wielding black puddings like weapons.
ROLF HARRIS GOES FERAL When two Rolf Harrises escape from The Goodies’ safari park and start going at it like rabbits, Britain becomes overrun with a plague of bearded musicians.
TIM DOES EVITA Tim runs for prime minister as “Timita” and, in a pun that would be cringeworthy from anyone else, consoles two factory workers by singing “don’t cry for me Marge and Tina.”
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Her debut album Lights didn’t exactly set the world on fire but Brit singersongwriter Ellie Goulding has still done a creditable job living up to the “she’sgonna-be-huge” hype which heralded her arrival on the scene earlier this year. This week her emotionally charged folktronica gets an airing at the cavernous Apollo.
Six years on from riding to fame on the indie, post-punk wave that inundated the UK in the Noughties, New York’s WAS haven’t evolved, exactly. But, back to plug their latest LP Barbara, assisted by ex-Razorlight drummer Andy Burrows, they are good fun to have around as their songs Goal! England and 99 Problems RoboCover attest.
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THE BUZZ SO FAR With a think-outside-the-box take on angular
post-punk that makes Foals sound middle-of-the-road, Fiction only formed in 2009 but are already causing ripples in music industry land. The London foursome were plucked from near obscurity by hot-band-du-jour Warpaint to join the all-gal outfit’s recent tour and if that ain’t leg-up enough, they are currently supporting nu-ravers Klaxons on their UK jaunt. WHAT ELSE Keep an ear out for Fiction’s new single Big Things. THE PLUG With the Klaxons at the Forum, 9-17 Highgate Rd, NW5 1JY Kentish Town (0844 847 2405) Tues, Nov 16. £21
Bestival Tickets Line-up TBC. Robin Hill Country Park, Isle of Wight (bestival.net). Sep 8-11. W/e tickets £160 Bloodstock Morbid Angel, Immortal and Therion confirmed. Earlybird tickets on sale now. Catton Hall, Derby (bloodstock.uk.com). Aug 12-14. W/e tickets £95 The Garden Festival Croatia Line-up TBC. Petrcane, Croatia (thegardenfestival.eu). July 6-13. W/e tickets £90
Lounge On The Farm Line-up TBC. Merton Farm, Canterbury (loungeonthefarm.co.uk). Jul 8-11. W/e tickets £85 One Love Festival Line up TBC. Hainault Forest Country Park (onelovefestival.co.uk). Aug 19-21. W/e tickets £90 Primavera Sound Pulp confirmed. Parc del Forum, Barcelona (primaverasound.com). May 27-29. W/e tickets £87 RockNess Earlybird tickets now on sale. Inverness, (rockness.co.uk). Jun 10-12. W/e tickets £99 Secret Garden Party Line-up TBC. Mill Hill Field, Cambridgeshire (uk.secretgardenparty.com). Jul 21-24. Four day tickets. £155
MUSIC LISTINGS Pet Shop Boys
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The London-based four-piece pop-rock. 100 Club, Oxford St, W1D
The Anderson Wakeman Project The former Yes
1LL (020 7636 0933). £10, adv £8.
Annihilator Metal from the Canadian four-piece.
members perform their hits. IndigO2, Peninsula Sq,
Younger Brother Alt
O2 Academy Islington, N1 Centre, Parkfield St, N1 0PS (0844 477 2000). £12.50.
electronica three-piece. The
SE10 0DX (0871 220 0260). £33.50.
Electric Ballroom, Camden High St, NW1 8QP (020 7485 9006). £15.
Broken Social Scene,
Athlete Electro-tinged indie-
Tortoise The Canadian collective plays experimental indie-rock. Koko, Camden High
St, NW1 7JE (0870 432 5527). £22.
Andrew Balkwill, Family The
The Coral, Ian McCulloch
plays piano pop. The Troubadour, Old Brompton Rd, SW5 9JA (020 7370 1434). £8, £7 before 10pm.
London-based singer-songwriter The Mersey-based five-piece plays other-worldly skewed indie-pop. Royal Albert Hall,
Jennifer Crook Contemporary folk from the Bath-based singersongwriter. Blackheath Halls, Lee
John Hiatt And The Combo
Rd, SE3 9RQ (020 8463 0100). £10.
The singer-songwriter sings folkrock and blues. O2 Shepherd’s
Chris Farlowe Iconic
Bush Empire, Shepherd’s Bush Green, W12 8TT (0905 020 3999/ cc 0844 477 2000). £27.50.
Little Noise Sessions: Tom Jones Pop and easy listening numbers from the veteran singer. Union Chapel, Compton Terrace, N1 2UN (020 7696 5541). £50.
The Naked And Famous Alt pop by the band from New Zealand. Hoxton Square Bar And Kitchen, Hoxton Sq, N1 6NU (020 7613 0709). £8 & £10.
TNT’S TOP BOOKING
PET SHOP BOYS Hammersmith Apollo, Queen Caroline St, W6 9QH Hammersmith (0844 844 4748). Wed Dec 8. £50 Yes, it’s pricey but it’s also for a charitable cause – the pioneering dance duo will perform a oneoff show as part of Mencap’s Big Noise Session. They were a hit at Glastonbury so check it out...
Paramore The American
Sarah Blasko Americana-
five-piece plays rock. O2
flavoured indie-pop from the Sydney-based singer. The
Arena, Peninsula Sq, SE10 0DX (0871 220 0260). £24.50.
Electric Ballroom, Camden High St, NW1 8QP (020 7485 9006). £12.50.
Warpaint The Los Angeles-
raw-voiced singer performs rock, soul and blues. 100 Club, Oxford St, W1D 1LL (020 7636 0933). £20, adv £17.50.
Four Tet Electro ambience
Deftones The American fivepiece plays experimental metal.
folk-rock by the Londonbased singer-songwriter.
Barfly, Camden, Chalk Farm Rd, NW1 8AN (0844 847 2424). £15.
O2 Academy Brixton, Stockwell Rd, SW9 9SL (0844 477 2000). £27.50.
Monto Water Rats, Gray’s Inn Rd, WC1X 8BZ (020 7837 4412). £12.
Tim Garland And Neil Percy The saxophonist and
Erroll Dunkley, Anthony Johnson, Jimmy London
Boyce Avenue Melodic rock from the Florida-based combo. The Scala, Pentonville
composer leads his outfit for a percussion installation exploring percussion instrumentation from all worlds. LSO St Luke’s,
Reggae and ska from the Jamaican singer-songwriter.
Rd, N1 9NL (020 7833 2022/ cc 0870 060 0100). £17.
American three-piece plays garage rock. Cargo, Rivington St,
Eric Ranzoni Blues Band Piano-led blues outfit.
Garage, Highbury Corner, N5 1RD (0870 060 3777/cc 0844 847 1678). £12.
Jamaica The Parisian threepiece plays new wave pop. Village Underground, Holywell Ln, EC2A 3PQ (020 7422 7505). £13.50, NUS £12.
piece interpret the music of pianist Bill Evans. London Jewish Cultural
Electric Ballroom, Camden High St, NW1 8QP (020 7485 9006). £16.
The Swedish four-piece plays psychedelic rock. O2 Academy
traditional Mongolian and Chinese folk with rock sensibilities.
Centre, Ivy House, North End Rd, NW11 7SX (020 8457 5000). £15, adv £13.
Islington, N1 Centre, Parkfield St, N1 0PS (0844 477 2000). £12.50.
The Luminaire, Kilburn High Rd, NW6 7JR (020 7372 7123). £14, adv £12.50.
Klaxons Indie-pop from
Jonah Matranga Acoustica
The London-based band plays soulful psychedelic blues-rock. Bush Hall, Uxbridge
N1 Centre, Parkfield St, N1 0PS (0844 477 2000). £10.
Middle-East Peace Orchestra
Richard Marx Pop-rock
Tom Paxton Acoustic folk singer-songwriter. Cadogan
Rick Ross The Florida-based
Hall, Sloane Terrace, SW1X 9DQ (020 7730 4500). £24.50.
rapper promotes his album Teflon Don. HMV Apollo,
Necro Uncompromising hip-hop from the Brooklyn-based rapper.
Rival Schools The New
Queen Caroline St, W6 9QH (0844 844 4748). £33.75-£44.75.
The Borderline, Orange Yard, Manette St, W1D 4JB (0870 060 3777/ cc 0871 231 0842). £13.50.
John Spillane The awardwinning singer-songwriter and guitarist plays folk. The London
York-based band plays spirited rock. Hoxton Square
Sick Puppies Alt rock from
Soul Fiesta Latin-influenced
Irish Centre, Camden Sq, NW1 9XB (020 7916 7272). £14, adv £12.50.
Reuben Richards & Soul Train Blues, funk and soul from the seven-piece. Boisdale Of Belgravia, Eccleston St, SW1W 9LX (020 7730 6922). £12, £4.50 before 10pm.
funk and soul from the six-piece. Dover St Restaurant And Bar, Dover St, W1S 4LQ (020 7629 9813). £12, free before 10pm.
Therapy? Metal three-piece.
five-piece plays alternative pop.
Threat Signal The Canadian outfit plays thrash metal. The
Unkle London-based experimental electronica duo.
Half Moon, Putney, Lower Richmond Rd, SW15 1EU (020 8780 9383). £12.
Barfly, Camden, Chalk Farm Rd, NW1 8AN (0844 847 2424). £12.
O2 Academy Brixton, Stockwell Rd, SW9 9SL (0844 477 2000). £21.50.
HMV Forum, Highgate Rd, NW5 1JY (020 7344 0044). £22.50.
The Vibrators Classic punk-
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rock band from London. The Underworld, Camden High St, NW1 0NE (020 7482 1932). £10.
The orchestra performs traditional Jewish Klezmer, Middle Eastern Makam and classical Arabic music. Cadogan Hall, Sloane Terrace, SW1X 9DQ (020 7730 4500). £10-£25.
The Ronnie Scotts Blues Experience The ensemble performs blues songs in a variety of styles. Ronnie Scott’s, Frith St, W1D 4HT (020 7439 0747). £20-£37.50.
We Are Scientists The New York-based duo plays indie-rock. O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, Shepherd’s Bush Green, W12 8TT (0905 020 3999/ cc 0844 477 2000). £16.
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the Australian three-piece. The Barfly, Camden, Chalk Farm Rd, NW1 8AN (0844 847 2424). £10.
SUNDAY 21 HMV Forum, Highgate Rd, NW5 1JY (020 7344 0044). £25.
Bush Empire, Shepherd’s Bush Green, W12 8TT (0905 020 3999/ cc 0844 477 2000). £27.50.
Gray’s Inn Rd, WC1X 8BZ (020 7837 4412). £8.
Academy Brixton, Stockwell Rd, SW9 9SL (0844 477 2000). £26.50.
Mike Peters The frontman of The Alarm plays a solo show. O2 Academy Islington,
from the Californian singer-
from the Australian singersongwriter. Monto Water Rats,
Underworld Ambient dance and electronica from the twosome. O2
Union Chapel, Compton Terrace, N1 2UN (020 7696 5541). £35.
the Brighton-based band.
songwriter. Relentless Garage, Highbury Corner, N5 1RD (0870 060 3777/cc 0844 847 1678). £10.
Bush Empire, Shepherd’s Bush Green, W12 8TT (0905 020 3999/ cc 0844 477 2000). £18.50.
funk guitarist. The Borderline, Orange Yard, Manette St, W1D 4JB (0870 060 3777/ cc 0871 231 0842). £14.
Goo Goo Dolls Rock from the American outfit.
HMV Forum, Highgate Rd, NW5 1JY (020 7344 0044). £21.50.
Martin Stephenson And The Daintees The Scottish
Matt Schofield Blues-
Rd, W12 7LJ (020 8222 6955). £10.
the London-based band.
Spoon The Texan four-piece plays alt rock. O2 Shepherd’s
Boisdale Of Belgravia, Eccleston St, SW1W 9LX (020 7730 6922). £12, £4.50 before 10pm.
The Lost Soul Crusade
from the Chicago-based singer-songwriter. O2 Shepherd’s
Bar And Kitchen, Hoxton Sq, N1 6NU (020 7613 0709). £12.50.
blues and a twist of funk from the Texan singer-guitarist. Charlotte
The Brentwood-based trio plays metallic-rock. Relentless
The Dorian Ford Trio The three-
Chapel, Compton Terrace, N1 2UN (020 7696 5541). £25.
Cultural Centre, Blacks Rd, W6 9DT (020 8563 8232). £12, concs £10.
InMe, Overgrown Eden
Hanggai The outfit combines
from the sartorial duo. Union
9RL (020 8237 1111). £15, concs £12.
St Blues Club, Charlotte St, W1T 4QH (020 7580 0113). £10, adv £7.
Dungen, Jim Molyneux
Relentless Garage, Highbury Corner, N5 1RD (0870 060 3777/ cc 0844 847 1678). £12.
electronica by the Athens-based artist. Riverside Studios, Crisp Rd, W6
EC2A 3AY (020 7739 3440). £13.50.
Old St, EC1V 9NG (020 7638 8891/ cc 0845 120 7502). £8-£22.
the Canadian three-piece.
Etten, Mohammad Alt
Hamilton Loomis Rocking
Kele Bloc Party frontman Kele Okereke performs solo electro and dance-rock. The
Little Noise Sessions: Hurts Angular electro-pop
Rdhouse, The Piazza, Covent Garden Market, WC2E 8HB (020 7379 6132). £12, £5 before 9pm.
folk from the ensemble. Irish
The Hootananny, Effra Rd, SW2 1DF (020 7737 7273). £12.
Little Noise Sessions: The Kooks, Example, John Bramwell Indie-rock by
Electric Mayhem The band plays indie-rock. The
Ellie Goulding Electro acoustic pop singer from London.
The Greenhornes The
Cathal Coughlan Alt
Rd, N1 9NL (020 7833 2022/ cc 0870 060 0100). £22, NUS £17.
Alan Kelly Quartet, Donagh Hennessy, Tola Custy And Steph Geremia Traditional
singer-songwriter plays acoustic folk. The Tabernacle, Powis Sq,
London-based punk-rock five-piece. The Scala, Pentonville
from Kieran Hebden.
Kate Walsh The Brighton-based W11 2AY (020 7221 9700). £16.
The Damned, Tiger Lillies, The Ghost Of Lemora
The Coronet, New Kent Rd, SE1 6TJ (020 7701 1500). £15.50.
HMV Apollo, Queen Caroline St, W6 9QH (0844 844 4748). £16.50.
based four-piece plays experimental rock. The
Danko Jones Hard rock from
pop from the London-based band. HMV Forum, Highgate Rd, NW5 1JY (020 7344 0044). £22.50.
Kensington Gore, SW7 2AP (020 7589 8212). £18.50-£37.50.
Warehouse Republic, Heel
MUSIC & CLUBS
Natasha Vuckovic PICKS OUT THIS WEEK’S BEST CLUB NIGHTS
CLUB OF THE WEEK BODYMOVE AUTUMN SESSION I You can’t beat pure, straight-up house music and Seb Fontaine delivers just that as he takes to the decks in Egg’s main room this weekend. He’s joined by BodyMove resident Femi B while Manuel De La Mare will fill the terrace with house tunes of the underground persuasion. Expect the usual BodyMove treatment where the production is all about putting on the glitz – we’re talking dancers, confetti bombs and all the rest. It’s gonna be a good one …
» Egg, 200 York Way, N7 9AP Kings Cross (020 7609 8364, egglondon.net). Sat, Nov 20, 10pm-6am. £13 adv Dance the night away at Egg beats/breaks
drum ’n’ bass
PURE ANDY FARLEY
The term ‘legend’ gets bandied about a bit too easily these days, but in the world of psy-trance, Hallucinogen, AKA Simon Posford, is just that. He changed the landscape of the trippy genre with tracks like LSD and headlines this Halcyon event with a live set. Astrix is there too.
Pure is a series of events which showcases some of the finest hard house talents and it doesn’t get much finer than Andy Farley. You don’t get the moniker ‘The Godfather of Hard House’ for nothing, after all. He’s up for a huge six hour set. Get ready to bounce.
» Ewer Street Warehouse, Great Suffolk Street, SE1 0NR Southwark. Fri, Nov 19, 10pm-7am. £18 adv, £25
» Hidden, SE11 5EQ
Vauxhall (hiddenclub.co.uk, 020 7820 6613). Sat, Nov 20, 10pm-6am. £10 adv
We have two pairs of tickets to BodyMove and three pairs of tickets to Halycon and three Astrix albums to give away. To enter, email grabs@tntmagazine. com with ‘BodyMove’ or ‘Halcyon’ in the subject line by noon, Wed Nov 17.
CLUB NEWS David Guetta has announced a UK tour for 2011. The Frenchman, whose been busy collaborating with everyone from Flo Rida to Akon to the Black Eyed Peas, will be playing at the Brighton Centre on May 5 and at London’s Brixton Academy on May 6 and 7. Dates also include Glasgow, Leeds, Manchester and Birmingham. Tickets are on sale now. London tickets are priced at £31.35 from Ticketmaster. After a series of rammed-out nights at The City Arts & Music Project, Reggae Roast have announced their first ever New Years Eve Party. RR founders Moodie & Exel’s
dynamic line-up includes UK garage/dubstep pioneer ELB featuring MC Rolla, the mighty Channel One Sound System, UK hip hop legend Daddy Skitz and more. The event will take place at the Big Chill House, N1 9NL Kings Cross, Fri, Dec 31. £15. Seetickets.com/
’S ROARING 1920’S NEW YEAR EVE PARTY 2010 Friday 31st December | 8pm – 3am Price £10 (includes a glass of Champagne before 9pm) Gigalum Bar|7-8 Cavendish Parade|Clapham|SW4 9DW
CLUB LISTINGS MONDAY 15
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.
Mambo Monday Latin and samba from the resident DJs, plus salsa dance classes before 10pm. Fiesta Havana, Fulham Rd, SW6 5NH (020 7381 5005). 7pm-2am. £8, £10 inc drink.
Nick Littlemore (l) and Peter Mayes
Marcellus Pittman, Krystal Klear Nookie, Braiden and Bankhead supply house, jungle, dubstep and techno. Plan B, Brixton
PNAU XOYO, EC2A 4AP Old Street (xoyo.co.uk, 0207 490 1198). Dec 13. £13.75 Nick Littlemore from Empire of the Sun fame and Peter Mayes are Aussie electronic act Pnau. Famed for quirky ditties like Wild Strawberries, catch ‘em for this Monday night mash up.
Rd, SW9 4AY (020 7733 0926). 9pm-5am. £10, adv £8.
East Meets West Fusion DJs spin 1980s and 1990s pop hits, plus a live performance from Europe’s Bollywood dancers. Tamingo Bar & Restaurant, Church Ln, NW9 8SN (020 8205 9255). 8pm-late. £20.
Fest 2010 Fokus, Eldo & Daniel Drumz, Pezet & Malolat, Fenomen, Malpa, Ziaru and Krypton play hip-hop and R‘n’B. Mass, St Matthews Church, Brixton Hill, SW2 1JF (07879 630674). 7pm-late. £23, adv £20.
Popcorn Commercial dance, house, pop and R‘n’B, plus a cinema and chill-out room. Heaven, Charing Cross
Gorgesusx DJs Howie and Perry play dance and R‘n’B.
Arches, Villiers St, WC2N 6NG (020 7930 2020). 11pm-6am. £8, £2 before midnight, w/wristband free before 1am, NUS/mems free.
Diffrent Strokes DJs Phat Cat, Zay London, Lonyo and MOBO Award winner and Kiss FM DJ Manny Norte play neo soul, 1980s pop, US house, funk and R‘n’B. Cherryjam, Porchester
Salsa Cellar Resident DJs
Rd, W2 6ET (020 7727 9950). 9pm-late. £10, £5 before 11pm.
play Latin funk and reggae. Downstairs At The King’s Head, N8 8AA (020 8340 1028). 7pm-late. £7, concs £4.
Vodka Island Funky electro, house and chart courtesy of the residents. Tiger Tiger, Haymarket, SW1Y 4SP (020 7930 1885). 9pm-3am. £6, £5 before 10pm.
TUESDAY 16 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.
Four Dollars Club DJs play
Phonica Maxmillion Dunbar, Computer Jay, Shortstuff, Tom Kerridge, Bad Autopsy and Free Care play house and electro.
Crazy Larry’s, King’s Rd, SW10 0TZ (020 7376 5555). 10pm-3am. £10, guestlist £5 before 11pm.
East Village, Great Eastern St, EC2A 3HX (020 7739 5173). 9pm-3am. £7.
St, WC2H 9JA (020 7836 5005). 8pm-3am. £10, £5 before 9pm, free before 8pm.
Inferno Andrew Elmore spins funk, house and dance.
Roller Disco Funk and
Latin Fever Latin tracks from
disco for a wheeled audience.
resident DJ Jorge. Salsa!, Charing
Andrew Elmore plays retro electro-pop and acid disco.
Cross Rd, WC2H 0JG (020 7379 3277). 7pm-2am. £10, £8 before 11pm, £4 before 9pm, £2 before 8pm.
The Shadow Lounge, Brewer St, W1F 0RF (020 7287 7988). 10pm3am. £5, free before midnight.
Scientist Launches Dubstep Into Outerspace Scientist and
Mode PR DJs VG, Shock, Bennie
N*A*S*I*N SoniX, Brahim and Punk Gareth play punk, rock and ska. The Borderline,
The Upsetters play live dubstep and reggae, with support from Pinch, Mala and Loefah, plus MC Sgt Pokes. Fabric, Charterhouse
5PG (020 7831 9399). 10pm-3am. £15, guestlist £10 before 11.30pm.
Supertronix High Rankin, Rack
St, EC1M 6HJ (020 7336 8898). 9pm-3am. £12.50, NUS £10.
Reggae Roast Solution Sound,
N Ruin and Plaza De Funk play dubstep and drum ‘n’ bass.
Mark & Paul, MC Poison, Moodie & Excel, Ghetto Priest and Dub Hunter play reggae and dub.
The Rhythm Factory, Whitechapel Rd, E1 1EW (020 7375 3774). 10pm-6am. £10, adv £8.
The City Arts & Music Project, City Rd, EC1Y 2BJ (020 7253 2443). 9pm-3am. £10, £5 before midnight.
Too Damn Glam Diason,
Orange Yard, Manette St, W1D 4JB (0870 060 3777/ cc 0871 231 0842). 11pm-3am. £5, w/flyer £4, NUS £3, mems £2.
Thre3style Final Kissy Sell Out and A-Trak host a DJ competition with eight winners from London, Sheffield, Cardiff and Glasgow battling for the title. Koko, Camden High St, NW1
YoYo DJ SBTRKT, Seb Chew and Leo Greenslade supply hip-hop, plus live music from House Of The Informant and Gold Fields.
Princess Julia and Alejandro Gocast play vintage pop and electro. Punk, Soho St,
Pacha, Terminus Place, SW1V 1JR (0845 371 4489). 10pm-5am. £20, adv £15, £10 limited availabilty.
W1D 3DN (020 7734 4004). 9.30pm-3am. £10, NUS £5.
Bedrock DJs Little Chris and George spin indie and pop.
Back To The Future Electro,
ground floor, electro-house in the basement and commercial R‘n’B in the VIP room. Zoo Bar,
dubstep, retro from guest DJ Noize Suppressor. The Den &
The Borderline, Orange Yard, Manette St, W1D 4JB (0870 060 3777/ cc 0871 231 0842). 11pm-4am. £7, w/flyer £5 before midnight.
Replay Diego CK, Anto and
Flirt James WJ Wilson plays
Steve Nocerino play deep house. The Den & Centro,
R‘n’B and funky house. Funky
White Heat DJs Matty, Marcus and Olly play indie, punk, techno and electro. Madame Jo Jo’s, t, W1F 0SE (020 7734 3040). 10.30pm-3am. £6, adv £5.
WEDNESDAY 17 Agita Brasil Latin and samba from the resident DJs, plus dance classes before 10pm. Fiesta Havana, Fulham Rd, SW6 5NH (020 7381 5005). 7pm-2am. £7, mems £5.
Buddha, Berkeley St, W1J 8NL (020 7495 2596). 10pm-3am. £20.
Calentito Pop, R‘n’B and soul. Salvador And Amanda, Great Newport St, WC2H 7JA (020 7240 1551). 9pm-3am. £10, guestlist £5, free before 9pm.
Colony Vs Perc Trax Peter Gravity Remixed House, R‘n’B and commercial pop across three rooms, from residents Terry Bryan, The Oli, Oliver M, Jamie Head, Nik Denton, Devilish, Terry Vietheer, DJ DMS and Jason Prince.
Van Hoesen, Ramadanman, Perc, Conforce, Forward Strategy Group and MB & CB supply deep house and dubstep. Corsica
Fire, South Lambeth Rd, SW8 1UQ (020 7582 9890). 11pm-8am. £12, w/flyer £10, w/flyer £5 before 2am.
Eat Your Own Ears & Four Tet Present Four Tet, Caribou, DJ
Lottarox & Oh Inverted World DJs Visions Of Trees,
Studios, Farrell Court, SE17 1LB (020 7703 4760). 10pm-6am. £8-£12.
James Holden, Nathan Fake and Rocketnumbernine supply electronica, house and techno. The Coronet, New Kent Rd, SE1 6TJ (020 7701 1500). 9pm-late. £15.
Dave Depares and Flu Billy Bones play indie, pop, dubstep and electro, plus La Shark, The Brute Chorus and Islington Boys Club perform live. Madame Jo Jo’s,
Fusion Fridays DJ JM Stone and James Spencer spin house, hip-hop, R‘n’B and chart. Gallery Hendon, Hendon
Brewer St, W1F 0SE (020 7734 3040). 7.30pm-late. £6, adv £4.
Way, NW4 3LH (020 8202 4000). 10pm-2am. £6.
Cheapskates Old school hiphop, electro and disco courtesy of DJ Downfall. Moonlighting, Greek St, W1D 4DR (020 7287 372). 9pm-3.30am. £6, NUS £5, w/flyer £4.
St, NW1 7JE (0870 432 5527). 9pm-3am. £20, adv £15.
Centro, West Central St, WC1A 1JJ (020 7240 1083). 10pm-3am. £8, £6 before midnight, NUS £5.
Red Snapper, Luke Vibert, Eskmo, Anchorsong and Stateless play electro and techno. Koko, Camden High
Damo, Bernie T, Colin Chiddle, Damo Walsh, DJ Jaxx, DJ Rbee, Jim Sarge, M Young and Jimmy P play funk, techno and house.
Lost In London Party on the
Bear St, WC2H 7AQ (020 7839 4188). 7.30pm-3am. £7, guestlist/NUS £5.
G, Supa Mann and Xavier Miller play R‘n’B, hip-hop and funky house. Tamarai, Drury Ln, WC2B
Soundcrash Presents Plaid,
Rise Of The Face The Neo Romantics Callum Turner,
Notting Hill Arts Club, Notting Hill Gate, W11 3JQ (020 7460 4459). 7pm-2am. £7, £5 before 11pm.
7JE (0870 432 5527). 9pm-late. £7.
soulful house and pop. Thirst, Greek St, W1D 3DR (020 7437 1977). 9pm-3am. £3, free before 10pm.
The Shadow Lounge, Brewer St, W1F 0RF (020 7287 7988). 10pm3am. £10, free before 11pm.
Renaissance Rooms, Arches, Miles St, SW8 1RZ (0844 736 5375). 8pm-midnight. £10, NUS £5.
Everything Taboo DJ
Rhythm Factory, Whitechapel Rd, E1 1EW (020 7375 3774). 9pm-3am. £5, NUS £2-£4, free before 10pm.
Stupid Tuesday Funky and
Get Yourself Connected Nick Tcherniak spins house and electro. The Langley, Langley
hip-hop, R‘n’B, disco, dubstep, charts and drum ‘n’ bass. The
WC1A 1JJ (020 7240 1083). 11pm7am. men £10, ladies £5.
Doldrums Joy Orbisson,
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Tales Of The Unexpected Bloody Awful Poetry and Dixon Brothers spin electro folk and pop. With a performance from The Morning Side. Proud Camden, The Horse Hospital, Chalk Farm Rd, NW1 8AH (020 7482 3867). 7.30pm-2.30am. £10, £8 before 9pm, w/flyer £5 before 9pm.
University Of Dub Presents Roots Dance Hot On Blackboard Jungle, featuring Nico and MC Oliver and AbaShanti-I supply dub, reggae and ska. The Scala, Pentonville Rd, N1 9NL (020 7833 2022/ cc 0870 060 0100). 10pm-6am. £12.
SATURDAY 20 Alabama 3 Presents Outlaw Bez, Phatfingers, Alex Haines, Patrice Le Funk, Phundation, Dutchie and Rev D Wayne Love play indie, electro, funk, house and disco. Jamm, Brixton Rd, SW9 6LH (020 7274 5537). 8pm-late. £10.
Wig Out Tommy Turntables, Lady Lloyd and Prince Nelly play indie, rock, R‘n’B and Motown. The Den & Centro, West Central St, WC1A 1JJ (020 7240 1083). 10pm-2.30am. £10.
SUNDAY 21 Groove Sanctuary AfricanLatin, electronica, funk, disco and deep house from DJ Jimbo (Raw Deal), Joey Vieira and guests. Madame Jo Jo’s, Brewer St, W1F 0SE (020 7734 3040). 9.30pm-3am. £5, free before 11pm.
Horse Meat Disco Jim Stanton, James Hillard, Filthy Luka and Severino spin disco. Eagle, Kennington Ln, SE11 5QY (020 7793 0903). 8pm-3am. £6.
I Love Sundays Old school and current urban music from DJs Mr Blue, Starlight Crew, Boogie Box, Ska, Mayhem Crew, Ellegal, D,Bo and MC Big Bad Shaq. Rumba, Shaftesbury Ave, W1D 7EP (020 7287 2715). 8pm3am. £5, ladies free before 11pm.
Bangers & Mash Presents James Theaker, 7OEL and Emily Rawson play hip-hop, electro, indie, ska, funk and disco, plus Take Aim Fire, Shane Beales and Chapa perform live. 93 Feet East,
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Rico Casazza, Cormac, Jacob Husley and Peter Pixzel play techno, electro and house. Fabric, Charterhouse
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» TUESDAY » WEDNESDAY » THURSDAY » FRIDAY » SATURDAY » SUNDAY quote unquote “The real gorillas weren’t out the back actually flying remote controlled aeroplanes and playing chess.” Comedians Hamish Blake and Andy Lee, who dressed up as gorillas at Werribee Zoo, apologise to visitors who thought they were real.
wrap up of last week’s events from australia, new zealand and south africa
AUSTRALIA Greens deal Critical negotiations between Labor and the Greens have broken down. The Labor Party is now wresigned to a coalitionGreens deal which could bring down the John Brumby-led government in the November 27 Victorian elections. The Greens refused to meet a Labor-imposed deadline for the deal, raising concerns the Liberals would give its preferences to the Greens in a clutch of innerMelbourne seats and dramatically increase the Liberals’ prospects of snatching power.
Get it right: Something has been lost in translation at the G20 summit in South Korea. In a quirky tribute to its visiting world leaders, the host nation crafted a set of dolls to resemble them, but mistakenly depicted Prime Minister Julia Gillard as an Austrian.
Sex sells in Sydney Sydney has become the brothel capital of the South Pacific, with more than double the number of legal venues in Victoria and Queensland combined. In Sydney alone, there are 244 legal brothels, and a further 90 “suspected” illegal venues and an estimated 10,000 sex workers, putting the city on par with Amsterdam.
Honeymoon Killer free
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An American man who killed his wife on a diving honeymoon on the Great Barrier Reef has been released from a Queensland jail. Gabe Watson, dubbed the ‘Honeymoon Killer’ pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of
Christina Watson, 26, in 2003. He will remain in immigration custody until officials are convinced he will not be executed if deported to the US. Watson served 18 months after a coroner found it was likely he killed his wife by holding her underwater and turning off her air supply.
Family knifed to death A holidaymaker returned home after finding out on Facebook his family had been killed in a knife attack. Christopher Rowe, 25, from Kapunda, SA, found his parents Andrew and Rose, and sister, Chantelle, 16, had been attacked. Police are investigating and the killer remains at large.
*And finally … The McWarne
but an announcement is set to come just before the start of the Ashes at the end of November. You would assume plenty of breast and lashings of sauce, at the very least. We understand the burger will be served in a bald bun, with a sprinkling of capers, some curly fries on the side and a free toy mobile phone.
“You wouldn’t do this to a dog, so why would you do this to a kid?” The unnamed uncle of Danny Green, 18, from Sadlier, who suffered severe head injuries when he was thrown into Cabramatta Creek, held down and beaten again by five men who are still at large. “The only winners are people smugglers and lawyers.” Opposition immigration spokesman, Scott Morrison after a landmark High Court ruling that two Tamils who arrived by boat were denied “procedural fairness”. TNT er h weat rt repo
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Having recently announced he is to star in his own prime-time variety TV show, legendary former Test cricket spinner Shane Warne is now set to get his very own burger. Fast food giant McDonald’s is poised to release the Legends burger in Warnie’s name. Exactly what the filling between the buns will be remains top secret,
“If you look at American TV as much of the rest of the world does, you would think we all went around wrestling and wearing bikinis.” Hillary Clinton warns Aussie radio listeners not to believe everything they see on TV.
PM’s constitution bid
SOUTH AUSTRALIA Cricket streakers now face a penalty of $5000 rather than $200 after a review of security by the South Australian Cricket Association. The review follows an incident at the WACA last year where Pakistani fieldsman Khalid Latif was tackled by a fan.
A referendum to give Aboriginal people constitutional recognition will be held
mutual respect”. Indigenous Australians constitute 2.7 per cent of the population, but they suffer disproportionately high rates of alcoholism, drug abuse, unemployment, disease and imprisonment. “The Australian constitution is the foundation document of our system of government, but it fails to recognise the special
place of our first Australians,” said Gillard, three years after former leader Kevin Rudd’s historic apology to Aborigines. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner Mick Gooda said the move was about being “mature enough to recognise our history but then to move on from it”.
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Gays ‘banned from school dance’ A lesbian pupil has claimed she was banned from inviting her girlfriend to a school ball and was told to take a man instead. Hannah Williams, 16, a student at Ivanhoe Girls’ Grammar School, Melbourne, has complained to the Equal Opportunities Commission. The year 11 student claims she was told her partner, Savannah Supski, 15, would not be an appropriate partner for the annual dinner dance. In protest, Williams boycotted the event. “It was a homophobic issue and I feel extremely discriminated
against,” she said. “I’m just attracted to who I’m attracted to, and I’m not going to try to change that – I’m going to stand up for what I deserve.” The independent Anglican school principal, Heather Schnagl, said it was a question of age and not “about same-sex discrimination”. “We are very, supportive, but the issue here is that it was a year 11 event and it was inappropriate to enable year 10s to attend,” she said. Schnagl said Williams was told she could bring a male date, or come alone, or go with another girl from her year.
VICTORIA A 30-year-old man from country Victoria has been arrested after an 11-year-old he allegedly slept with gave birth. The man, a friend of the girl’s grandparents, was charged with rape, sexual penetration of a child under 16, assault with intent and 15 other criminal charges.
QUEENSLAND Super-sized ambulances capable of holding obese patients weighing up to 500kg are responding to as many as three cases a day. The five-tonne ambulances now operate in Logan, Brisbane and Townsville.
Controversy surrounded a girl’s choice of formal partner
Tasmania is set to be the second state after SA to veto plastic bags after a motion, introduced to the Lower House by the Greens, secured the backing of Labor and the Liberals. A ban introduced in Coles Bay seven years ago had already contributed to a drop of 1.8 million bags in circulation.
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■ Australia to hold a referendum to give Aborigines greater recognition in constitution ■ Prime Minister Julia Gillard says current constitution fails to recognise country’s indigineous people ■ Move comes three years after apology to Aborigines
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borigines should be recognised in the constitution, Julia Gillard urged as she announced a referendum to improve conditions for the deprived community. The prime minister said the government was seizing a “once-in-50-year opportunity for our country” to give constitutional recognition for indigenous people. Gillard said she hopes it will lead to “a nation based on strong relationships and
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Talks over Hobbit row
The ethnic affairs minister has resigned from the cabinet as an investigation begins into a taxpayer-funded “holiday” she took with her husband. During the 2008 trip, Pansy Wong’s partner, Sammy, did a business deal, which Wong witnessed, signing a contract as “Minister of NZ Govt”. Parliamentary rules forbid MPs from using their private
WHERE DID EVERYONE GO?: A pair of weary punters take a rest after the last race of the Lindauer Family Race Day at Addington Raceway, Christchurch. The harness racing event, part of the NZ Cup And Show Week, lines up some of NZ’s best pacers.
travel perks to pursue their own or their spouse’s private business interests.
Girls ‘filmed in shower’ A 46-year-old IT worker has been accused of secretly filming girls as young as 12 in the shower using a pen camera. The man was granted anonymity in Rotorua District Court, where he faces 16 counts of making intimate recordings of girls aged between 12 and 17. He will reappear in court this month.
Police cut the chase Standing down: Pansy Wong
Police have been told to use the term “fleeing drivers” rather than
“pursuit” or “chase” in their media material. The national policy, which has been ridiculed, is aimed at making clear the responsibility for pursuits and their outcomes is on drivers who fee instead of stopping when police requested.
Jail for seal attacker A Southland man has been jailed for beating a protected leopard seal after he put a film of the attack on Facebook. Harley David McKenzie, 20, of Tuatapere, was sentenced to four months at Invercargill District Court after action by conservation authorities.
*And finally … Redback invasion
more resilient to New Zealand’s cold, wet winters than was initially expected. Scientist Cor Vink, from the government’s AgResearch institute, said the spider, named for its distinctive red stripe, threatened endangered native spiders and insects – not to mention the human population as it settles in urban areas.
Months a 15-year-old learner driver had held her licence for before she lost control of her car in Otorohanga and collided with a truck, driven by father-of-four, Malcolm John Frew, 57, who was killed.
Dollars a Rolex watch belonging to the late legendary Everest explorer, Sir Edmund Hillary, was expected to fetch at auction before his widow, Lady Hillary, was forced to withdraw it after his children Peter and Sarah sought an injunction.
Dollars Polish Olympic rower Ryszard Stadniuk was ordered to pay a court after falling foul of NZ road rules during the 2010 World Rowing Championships in Karapiro. He was caught at 80km/h over the limit. Charges were
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Arachnophobes look away now. Australia’s deadly redback spider has invaded New Zealand and is threatening to colonise cities. The venomous arachnid is thought to have hitched a ride on imported goods. It’s now established itself at sites on both the North and South Islands, scientists have found. The redback has also proved
New Zealanders aboard the stricken cruise liner, Carnival Splendour, which got stranded off the coast of Mexico for several days when its engine caught on fire.
Film and television industry insiders have planned a mass debrief in the wake of The Hobbit actors’ dispute. A threat to boycott the Peter Jackson-directed movie by unions in a row over pay nearly forced Warner Bros to shoot the film elsewhere. Peter Elliott, of the Screen Production And Development Association, said communication was the key to healing the wounds created by the conflict. “It’s time to put our big boys’ pants on and get in the room and start talking,” he said.
Minister forced out
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‘Killer kept corpse’
UPPER NORTH ISLAND An outbreak of the vine disease Psa in the Bay of Plenty is severely threatening the $1.4bn kiwifruit industry. Australia and the US have already banned imports of nursery plants and cuttings. Growers are taking strict measures to curb any more potential import vetoes.
Accused: Gordon Hieatt
prosecutor Rachael Reed told the court the officers were struck by a smell “indescribable and putrid” when they entered the flat on May 12 last year. They saw dead flies scattered on the ground, burnt incense sticks and a fan pointing at a bed in the lounge room where Vaikaew’s body, covered with blankets lay, sprawling
with larvae. Reed said Hieatt killed Viakaew on April 16 but went about his life as normal. Vaikaew’s friend, Doungprun Darunwanphimol, testified that Vaikaew loved Hiaett very much, but got upset when he went to Thailand to see another woman. The court was also told that Vaikaew could “stand up for herself”. The trial continues.
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Teacher calls pupil ‘a slut’ David Pegram said King had the school’s support. The pupil’s mother, Kahira Marshall, said she was unhappy with the lack of action taken by Pegram, who has refused to offer a written apology to the family, insisting a verbal one was adequate. “You rely on teachers, you have no reason to believe when you drop your daughter or son off at school that they will be abused,” Marshall said. Pegram said the dean had the school’s full support. “I think the school has acted appropriately in dealing with the situation,” he said.
LOWER NORTH ISLAND Police turned a blind eye to protesters openly smoking cannabis outside Parliament House. The campaigners, with bucket bongs, joints and pipes, were demanding that cannabis be legalised.
UPPER SOUTH ISLAND The Department of Labour is investigating a Malborough abattoir after a 50-year-old truck driver was attacked by a bull. It came just 24 hours before a 60-year-old man fell into a pen at the CMP meatworks near Blenheim.
LOWER SOUTH ISLAND
Skirting the issue: how high is too high?
A Southland sports club owner has been charged over an alleged poker machine scandal involving $230,000 of public money. The Invercargill man, 36, is accused of securing grants for helping the Lion Foundation expand its gaming machines operation in the province. He is due in court this month.
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■ Gordon Hieatt accused of murdering Thai girlfriend and living with her rotting, larvae-ridden corpse ■ Police entering flat reported a “putrid” smell and saw dead flies scattered on ground ■ Witness testifies of tension in the relationship after Hieatt visited other woman
A teacher allegedly told a pupil she “looked like a slut” for wearing a short skirt. Amethyst Staladi, 14, said she was “shocked” by the comment from school dean Angela King at Newlands College in Wellington. The school’s guidelines require girls’ skirts to touch the ground when they kneel, but Staladi admitted hers was 10cm above her knees. “I was singled out - pretty much everyone has their skirt above their knees,” Staladi, a year 10 student, said. “It just made me feel sick.” The college’s acting principal
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computer programmer murdered his Thai prostitute girlfriend and kept her rotting corpse for nearly a month, a court heard. When two police officers visited Nuttidar Vaikaew’s apartment in Western Springs, Auckland, Gordon Hieatt allegedly admitted killing the 48-year-old sex worker after they had argued. Hieatt, 48, has pleaded not guilty in the High Court at Auckland to murder, claiming manslaughter. Crown
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South Africans who are being held hostage in Somalia after their yacht was hijacked by pirates. Their location is still unknown, but the yacht’s skipper was rescued and returned home. The government has said it does not know who’s behind the hijack.
Nukes into medicine Leftover apartheid-era nuclear fuel is being transformed into a tool to detect cancer and heart disease. South Africa takes the fuel to produce medical isotopes, used for medical technology. The country is a top global provider of molybdenum-99, used in 80 per cent of the 50 million annual nuclear medical procedures across the world. But a technique designed by the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation allows scientists to create it using lowenriched uranium, rather than the highly enriched type used for bombs.
Minister charged The ANC Northern Cape finance minister has been arrested on charges of corruption and fraud. Company owner John Block has been released on R100,000 bail after being held in custody for seven nights. Block is accused, along with
Charges: John Block
16 Cleansing ceremony: Zulu warriors are seen at the traditional event in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal. The ceremony was held to reconcile differences between the ANC and Inkatha Freedom Party after years of intensive factional and political violence.
eight others, of involvement in corrupt hospital deals worth tens of millions of rand. He says the charges are part of a political conspiracy theory. The case has been postponed until March 18 pending further investigation.
said: “We demand you stop all the evictions and harassment of hawkers [who are] without any proper alternative and decent way of making a living.” The mayor has agreed to discuss their requests.
Hawkers make pleas
The newly appointed minister of sport has been accused of being obsessed with race by a civil rights group. Afriforum said comments made by Fikile Mbalula that rugby was “too white”, overlooked the fact that the country’s 2010 World Cup team was all black.
Illegal traders have delivered a memorandum of requests to the Johannesburg mayor’s office during a protest march over police abuse. Reading out the letter in front of a crowd of 300, Zacharia Ramutulwana, of the One Voice For All Hawkers Association,
*And finally … School work is a hoot
than just education value, says environmentalist, Mandla Ngwenya. “In a year, we get about 500 children in hospitals because of ingesting rat poison laid down for rats,” she said. “But if we put owls in, we take rats out of the equation and our kids won’t have to be going to hospitals and people would not have a huge rat problem.”
Rat killers: Owls
Illegally imported vehicles impounded in South Africa in just three days, rousing suspicions that border customs officials are taking bribes.
Entries submitted in a public challenge to find the best way to reinvent the vuvuzela. A panel of South African artists and designers chose a pair of hoop earrings which will now be manufactured.
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A school has introduced three young barn owls to fight against a rat infestation. The Thabo Vuyo School for children with special needs, in Sebokeng, Vaal Triangle, is one of 50 schools in the Gauteng province to house the birds as part of an owl relocation project in conjunction with the FreeMe wildlife rehabilitation centre. But the birds will prove more
Race dig at minister
Days in a campaign against violence on women and children. It comes after doctor was raped in a hospital and a girl allegedly raped at a Joburg school, prompting the SA Women Lawyers Association to call for tougher punishment on perpetrators.
Organ trade shock
GAUTENG Two Benoni school teachers, aged 44 and 46, have been arrested for allegedly possessing and distributing child pornography and printing them out at Brentwood Primary School, where they worked. They were bailed to appear at Benoni Magistrates’ Court on December 15.
Under fire: Netcare
receive health insurance reimbursements of US$70,00080,000 for life-saving medical procedures performed abroad. At the Durban regional court, Netcare KwaZulu pleaded guilty to 102 counts relating to illegal operations between June 2001 and November 2003. It was fined R20,000 for contravening
the Human Tissues Act by allowing minors to donate kidneys. It received a further R4m fine for receiving money and participating in an illegal kidney transplant scheme and will also have to pay R3.8m to SA’s asset forfeiture unit. Netcare, which also operates in Britain, admitted its “criminal activities”.
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Justice system labelled “racist” Sotyu referred to a report published by the Centre For The Study Of Violence And Reconciliation, which found that South Africa is one of the five most violent countries in the world. However, it was criticised by MPs for providing no new insight into the country’s violent subculture. ANC MP Sindi Chikunga referred to the Democratic Republic of Congo, which has made a turnaround after years of warfare. “There are heaps of weapons in the DRC, and Kinshasa is dirt poor, yet their crime isn’t nearly as violent as ours,” she said.
MPUMALANGA Bones believed to belong to those abducted and killed during the 1986 anti-independence unrest in the former KwaNdebele homeland have been found in a cave in Mdala Nature Reserve. The victims were prisoners taken by pro-independence vigilante group Imbokodo.
EASTERN CAPE Eight nurses from Mthatha’s Nelson Mandela Academic Hospital have been arrested for allegedly stealing medicine worth R200,000. The arrests vindicated the hospital which, despite substantial spending, regularly received complaints about being out of stock.
The racism issue has reared its ugly head again
A man who was facing rhinopoaching charges shot himself dead on a Musina farm. Tom Fourie, 51, was arrested a month ago after being accused of selling 36 rhino horns to Jan Karel Pieter Els, 37.
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■ Major private hospital group involved in R3.8m global organ-trafficking syndicate ■ Poor Brazilians and Romanians sold kidneys to wealthy Israelis ■ Netcare pleads guilty to 102 counts, including allowing minors to donate
A new deputy police minister has described South Africa’s criminal justice system as “racist”. Maggie Sotyu called for the to be transformed, claiming black criminals are given harsher sentences than their white counterparts. “A white person or boer who drags a black farm-worker behind his bakkie and gets off with a R10,000 fine,” she said. “But a black man who murders a white farmer gets life in prison. “That’s racist politics and it’s about time our courts realise this is the new South Africa.”
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outh Africa’s largest private hospital group, Netcare, has admitted receiving R3.8m from an illegal organ-trafficking syndicate. At least 30 Brazilians and Romanians – including five children – recruited from impoverished neighbourhoods, sold their kidneys for as little as US$3000. They were transported to one of South Africa’s top hospitals, St Augustine’s in Durban, where the recipients were mostly Israelis who
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RUGBY LEAGUE Greg Inglis defends walking out on a handshake agreement with Brisbane to instead join the Rabbitohs and claims he considered switching codes while stuck between clubs.
CRICKET Australia A selection caps the comeback of NSW paceman Mark Cameron. After a twoyear injury lay-off, Cameron took 11-52 against Queensland to earn a shot at the Poms.
AFL Greater Western Sydney, who will become the league’s 18th side in 2012, commit to playing three regular-season home games at Canberra every year for the next 10 years.
CRICKET Australian coach Tim Nielsen hits back at criticism of his side’s Ashes preparation and refers to claims of disharmony in the team as “uneducated”. Stop talking, start winning.
CRICKET Aussie batsman Michael Clarke aggravates an ongoing back problem during a Sheffield Shield match against Victoria. Still, he made runs, which is encouraging.
AFL Former West Coast and Richmond player – and recovering drug addict – Ben Cousins admits he still thinks about taking drugs every day. Finger crossed he stays clean.
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MONDAY DARTS Grand Slam of Darts Grab a pint and settle in 6pm ITV4
TUESDAY CRICKET Australia A v England A real pre-Ashes test 11pm Sky Sports 1
WEDNESDAY FOOTBALL England v France The Poms will cry if they lose 7.30pm ITV1
ROWING New Zealand great Mahe Drysdale defends his Billy Webb Challenge title on the Whanganui river, holding off a close challenge from Great Britain rival Alan Campbell.
will find “ itEngland hard to come to grips with what they’re confronted with in Brisbane
Ricky Ponting reckons Australia’s Gabba fortress can withstand the English invaders
THURSDAY GOLF Hong Kong Open See you in the 17th hole 5am Sky Sports 3
FRIDAY NETBALL World Series Netball The Aussies want revenge 1.30pm Sky Sports 3 SATURDAY FOOTBALL Arsenal v Tottenham Massive north London derby 12.30pm Sky Sports 2 SUNDAY TENNIS ATP Tour Finals The top eight players clash Noon Sky Sports 2
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David Haye How’d he go on the weekend? The British heavyweight took just three rounds to obliterate American challenger Audley Harrison – a lippy bugger who talked himself up and then fell flat. What now? Haye has promised he will fight the
Klitschko brothers next year, who would likely provide stiffer opposition than Harrison offered. How about outside the ring? Hang on to your hats – Haye wants to be the next James Bond. With Daniel Craig’s future in the role up in the air, Haye is pursuing it. Good grief.
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Boks outlast Wales Wales 25 G North 2 J Hook tries S Jones 2 cons 2 pens
29 South Africa W Alberts V Matfield tries M Steyn 2 cons 5 pens
South Africa broke Welsh hearts with a physical second-half performance that sealed a stirring triumph at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday after Wales had looked set to record a historic victory over South Africa, racing to a 17-9 half-time lead. South Africa opened the scoring after just one minute when Morne Steyn knocked over a penalty but it was Wales that scored the opening try when highly rated debutant George North crashed over. Wales promised to attack in the build-up and certainly did with their second try after 16 minutes, James Hook finishing on the end of a Welsh counter-attack. The Springboks hit back with a second
penalty through Steyn but Jones restored Wales’ 11-point lead with a penalty after 28 minutes. South Africa could have scored in the dying moments of the first half but the courageous Welsh defence held strong and the Springboks had to settle for a penalty, bringing the scores to 17-9. But the wounded Springboks displayed their never-say-die spirit to roar back with two second-half tries – and 17 unanswered points – in quick succession. The Springboks hit back with tries by Willem Alberts and stand-in captain Victor Matfield, who was celebrating a record 103rd cap. In turn, Wales stayed afloat when George North crossed for his second try. But South Africa managed to keep their noses in front on penalties, with Steyn typically efficient.
Cipriani ready for Rebels duty Former England international Danny Cipriani has impressed teammates at new Super 15 franchise, the Melbourne Rebels, after a rocky start to his career in Australia. The talented English flyhalf, whose arrival in Melbourne was delayed by visa problems, has quietly begun his pre-season with the Rebels after a welcome escape from the media glare at home. Cipriani had found himself tabloid fodder over his relationship and recent split with British model Kelly Brook, who reportedly flew to Melbourne recently to meet up with the 23-year-old. The UK rugby media, meanwhile, have lamented the loss of one of England’s genuine attacking weapons after he reportedly fell out with national coach Martin Johnson. Rebels signing Nick Phipps, on tour with the Wallabies in Europe, said teammates at the new franchise were raving about Cipriani’s early contribution. “From all reports back there he’s doing really well and fitting in well,” Phipps said. “He’s good to talk to as well, he helps out a lot because he’s just from a different continent. “A couple of blokes said he’s easy to get along with and have a beer with.”
Ruthless All Blacks overpower Scotland Scotland 3 D Parks pen
49 New Zealand H Gear 2 M Muliaina 2 D Carter C Smith A Ellis tries D Carter 5 S Donald 2 cons
New Zealand overpowered Scotland 49-3 at Murrayfield on Saturday, a victory that left them halfway to a third grand slam in just five years. The All Blacks were out of sight before the half-hour mark after four tries, all converted by flyhalf Dan Carter, left them 28-3 in front. In all, they scored seven tries with Hosea Gear and Mils Muliaina both crossing twice in a match where Sonny Bill Williams repeatedly opened up Scotland’s defence with bullocking runs and deft passes.
The win ensured New Zealand remained unbeaten against Scotland, with the 105-yearold record between the countries now showing 26 All Black wins in 28 Tests, with two draws. The All Blacks were at pretty much fullstrength, with stalwart captain Richie McCaw and full-back Muliaina both equalling former skipper Sean Fitzpatrick’s New Zealand record of 92 caps. Remarkably, Scotland scored first, with Australia-born five-eighth Dan Parks kicking a 40-metre penalty. But that was as good as it got for Scotland, who didn’t help their own cause with a couple of early knock-ons, leaving the All Blacks to capitalise.
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and England scored at the other end on two occasions. That was the difference
Wallabies coach Robbie Deans on his side’s listless performance.
Sonny Bill Williams NEW ZEALAND Named manof-the-match in just his second Test, Sonny Bill Williams was in sparkling form, creating several tries with pack-splitting runs and lethal offloads. If any doubts remained about Williams’ ability to play Test rugby, this display surely went a long way to erasing them.
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Springboks skipper Victor Matfield is happy to have proven critics wrong.
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Aussies torn apart England 35 C Ashton 2 tries T Flood 2 cons 7 pens
18 Australia K Beale 2 tries J O’Connor con 2 pens
The Wallabies were taught a rugby lesson by England, suffering one of their worst ever defeats to the old enemy. The 17-point defeat equalled the margin of losses in 1973 and 1976, while the 35 points conceded were the most ever by an Australian side to England. The much-vaunted scrummaging battle barely eventuated as an adventurous England threw the ball wide and counter-attacked at every opportunity in fine conditions. It was England five-eighth Toby Flood who
proved the difference, capitalising on his side’s absolute dominance to boot nine from nine. By contrast, Australia’s goal-kicking woes continued, with James O’Connor scoring just three goals from seven attempts. England led 16-6 at the the break and Flood increased it to 19-6 with a penalty goal three minutes after half-time. When the home side then forced a turnover, resulting in a spectacular try for Chris Ashton, Australia were gone. Continuing the horror show for the Wallabies, half-back Will Genia left the field with what appeared to be a rib injury.
Cooper defence cause for concern Playmaker Quade Cooper’s defensive shortcomings are sure to come under more scrutiny when the Wallabies rake over a record rugby Test loss to England at Twickenham. Fed up with a spate of worrying defensive lapses in recent matches, the Australians must find a way to stem the leaking of points against. England battered Australia at the breakdown before employing a wide, counterattacking game few had expected, which netted winger Chris Ashton his two tries. Defence and issues at the breakdown were the areas highlighted after Saturday’s 35-18 hammering. Australia may have been forced to make more tackles in total, but they still missed a whopping 21 to the home side’s three.
While he certainly wasn’t alone, perhaps most worrying was Cooper’s six missed tackles, triple the number of any other player on the field, Cooper coming up with as many misses as he did effective tackles. It is no secret opposition sides are running at Cooper, who doesn’t shirk the work but, for all his attacking prowess, is struggling in defence. “We were at times inadequate in our response,” coach Robbie Deans said. “Clearly our defensive awareness was poor early. Some of the one-on-one responsibility wasn’t there.” Deans would not rule out changes for next week’s Test against Italy and will get another chance to peruse his options in Tuesday night’s match against Munster in Limerick.
PREMIER LEAGUE Aston Villa’s Marc Albrighton celebrates scoring
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NEWCASTLE UNITED The Magpies striker has been included in the England squad for this week’s international friendly against France. As a big, powerful striker with a nose for trouble, Carroll, 21, seems an irresistible candidate for cult status among England fans. Alas, he seems just as likely to spend the next decade or so in and out of the tabloids for all the wrong reasons. The start of a beautiful relationship, perhaps?
United leave it late After Aston Villa looked set to notch their best win of the season, Manchester United pulled off a stunning late comeback to split the points. Villa hit the front after 72 minutes when Ashley Young converted a penalty and looked to have victory sewn up four minutes later when young gun Marc Albrighton latched on to a cross. With 15 minutes to play, Villa’s 2-0 lead should have been enough, but United had other ideas. In the 81st minute, teenage striker Federico Macheda, who had only been on the ground eight minutes after replacing Javier Hernandez, scored with a superb strike. Then, four minutes later, Nemanja Vidic headed home from a Nani
cross to cap an unlikely comeback. Elsewhere, Stoke City brought Liverpool crashing back to Earth, inflicting a 2-0 loss that cut the Anfield resurgence off at its knees. Pressure is also mounting on Manchester City, who have now just one win from their past five League matches after they played out a scoreless draw with Birmingham City. The emergence of Gareth Bale continued, the Welsh utility scoring twice as Tottenham cruised to a 4-2 win over Blackburn Rovers. Spurs had the match sewn up after scoring four times in the first 75 minutes, but Rovers recovered two consolation goals, including one to Kiwi defender Ryan Nelen.
What chance a salary cap? The Premier League’s chief executive, Peter Scudamore, is currently canvassing clubs about a possible salary cap. The measure would need support of 14 clubs, so could be a hard sell. Chelsea and Liverpool are supportive but Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has long been ‘ideologically opposed’ to it, claiming it would diminish the Premier’s League ability to attract the best players.
Mancini under siege as City found wanting I didn’t want a draw. We had 17 chances in the second half. OK, the first half we played slowly, but the players are not robots – they have been playing every three days and they are tired.” The manager also batted away suggestions that his side’s lean run could jeopardise his posiition: “What pressure? You say I’m under pressure – I’m not under pressure. We are fourth; we have some problems and we must improve, but what pressure?
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Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini will hope his side can rediscover the winning habit against Fulham this weekend after he endured a barrage of criticism from fans over his negative tactics. On the back of a scoreless draw against Manchester United in the middle of last week, City hosted relegation candidates Birmingham on the weekend and returned the same result. The former Inter Milan boss has proved a divisive figure among the City faithful – he angered fans by forcing veteran Craig Bellamy out and his aloof, detached manner has reportedly alienated much of his expensively assembled roster. “I’m as frustrated as anyone,” an animated Mancini said after the match. “I wanted to win,
GENERAL THE QUOTES
Jeremy Smith on the burst
“I think we have a little bit in common … I love golf.” Shane Warne after pairing up with Tiger Woods on the golf course.
Kiwis upset Aussies Inspired by skipper Benji Marshall, New Zealand’s rugby league team pulled off a miracle Four Nations final win over Australia at Suncorp Stadium.
The Kiwis came up with a freakish try two minutes from full-time to snatch a 16-12 win and repeat their 2008 World
Cup upset over Australia on the same ground. Nathan Fien scored the winning try after two remarkable overhead passes by winger Jason Nightingale and Marshall, who tossed a hail mary ball blindly over his head. Earlier, Marshall produced
a brilliant grubber kick to tee up Nightingale for a try after Billy Slater had put the Kangaroos in front. Australian centre Brent Tate finished the game in tears after suffering the third serious knee injury of his career that could rule him out of the 2011 season for North Queensland.
Cahill the best Toffee of a generation?
Socceroo Tim Cahill scored his 50th Premier League goal two weekends back, and the milestone has been accompanied by a flood of tributes to the Australian. Former Everton forward Graeme Sharp, who played 322 games for the club, went as far as to anoint Cahill as the best Everton player of the modern era. “Tim Cahill is Everton’s best player in recent times, certainly from 1995, I don’t think there’s been anyone better,” Sharp said. “Duncan Ferguson has legend status but I think Tim’s up there with him and when Tim hangs up
“No matter what kind of sugar you try to coat it with, cuz, the public’s eyes don’t lie.” Newly minted All Black Sonny Bill Williams on inflated expectations and his unwillingness to put sugar in anyone’s eyes. “I’ll have to handle the jokes and taunts, which is understandable, but the players shouldn’t have to put up with pressure that my ongoing presence will bring.” Digraced rugby league player Joel Monaghan (below) quits the Canberra Raiders after his ‘dog act’.
his boots Evertonians will remember him fondly and he’ll have legendary status.” Sharp also rated Cahill among the top three scoring midfielders in the Premier League. “Lampard and Gerrard spring to mind but you have to put Cahill in there because when he gets a chance nine out of 10 times he puts it away,” he Sharp, adding he was in a “different class.” In the same week, former Liverpool captain jamie Redknapp labelled Cahill “a freak” for his ability to find space and then score from corners.
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“I think the crowd is confused and think I work in finance. They’re shouting out ‘Wally’s a banker’.” Commentator Wally Lewis on the welcome he received from Kiwi fans during the Four Nations.
END OF THE LINE
The world’s top eight players arrive in London this week for the ATP finals – a tournament that traditionally produces its share of surprises WORDS TOM STURROCK
RAFAEL NADAL How’s he travelling? He’s again been the tour’s stand-out player, recovering from injury at the start of the year to win three of the four Grand Slam titles and reclaim the No 1 ranking. Traditionally, Nadal has faded at the end of the year, his physically taxing style of play perhaps leaving him with little left in the tank by November. Any chance? The best player in the world is, of course, a chance, but Nadal looks to be winding down already and has never made the final at the annual end-ofyear event.
Number one: Rafael Nadal
ROGER FEDERER How’s he travelling? His year began well – winning the Australian Open – but flatlined in the middle as he dropped from the top two in the rankings for the first time in seven years. Federer has,
NEWS & SPORT Roger’s new ‘starfish’ move was not such a hit with the ATP crowd
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however, discovered some form of late; indeed, he may actually have played better over the past month than he managed at any other time this year. Any chance? Wouldn’t surprise if he was the bookies’ favourite. He’s won this event four times – Pete Sampras and Ivan Lendl share the record with five wins each.
NOVAK DJOKOVIC How’s he travelling? He’s been unable to win a Masters event so far this year but has shown enough to suggest he’s closing the gap on the top two. Still only 23, but he seems to have been around forever and his all-court game will ensure he is one of the players to beat in London. Brings some solid late-season form in with him. Any chance? Definitely – probably the most likely winner outside the top two. A previous winner in 2008 and is again finishing the season strongly.
Murray doesn’t relish the pressure of playing in the UK
ANDY MURRAY How’s he travelling? Has had an up-anddown year. He had a particularly ordinary run of form mid-year that led to him sacking his coach. A breakthrough Grand Slam title still eludes Murray, but he did manage to add another two Masters series titles to his swag this year, winning in Toronto and Shanghai and beating Federer in the final in both cases. Any chance? Can’t write him off, but could be ready to put a difficult year behind him. Doesn’t seem to relish the added pressure of playing in the United Kingdom.
ROBIN SODERLING How’s he travelling? The big-hitting Swede has enjoyed another consistent year, making the final of the French Open and the last eight at Wimbledon and the US Open – results that saw him crack the world’s top five for the first time. Impressed last year, playing his first ATP finals, so should approach this year’s event with plenty of confidence. Any chance? One of the tour’s most dangerous players and has the game to trouble any of the players ranked above him. Consistency is the worry. If he can sort that out, he’ll be a threat. TOMAS BERDYCH How’s he travelling? The rangey Swiss has long been earmarked for big things and began to deliver this year – he won his first Masters title, made his first Grand Slam final and climbed to a career-high ranking of sixth in the world. At 25, he’s now in his prime and should know his own game well enough to be able to trouble the top players. Any chance? Definitely capable of an upset or two, but may not have enough shots left in the locker at the end of a big year. ANDY RODDICK How’s he travelling? He just makes up the numbers these days. At 21, Roddick won his first Grand Slam title and attained the world No 1 ranking but it’s been a remarkably fruitless intervening seven years. He’s still a solid bet to make the second week at the majors but Roddick’s one-
dimensional style has increasingly come up short against the more complete, more versatile players in the top bracket. Any chance? The end-of-year tournament throws up its share of surprises but a few big guns would need to be well below their best for Roddick to win.
DAVID FERRER How’s he travelling? Secured qualification for this tournament by winning his hometown tournament in Valencia two weeks back, so he has some form under his belt. His year overall, though, has been unremarkable, the Spanish counter-puncher failing to make it to the last eight at any of the Grand Slams. Any chance? Not an obvious bet but he progressed to the final at this event in 2007. Could be a smokey but his rivals appear better-equipped.
UP FOR GRABS The ATP Finals are often referred to as the ’fifth Grand Slam’. That’s a bit of a misnomer – not only is it not nearly as prestigious but the fact it comes at the end of the year means it is far more likely to throw up a surprise winner. Whereas Nadal and Roger have split 21 of the past 24 Grand Slam titles, this event opens the window for players who have had interrupted seasons but are looking to end on a high note. For example, last year’s tournament was won by Russian journeyman Nikolay Davydenko (left), who failed to qualify this time around.
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ON THE JOB HANNAH JUKES Career Travelling chef with Topdeck travel Age 23 Lives On the road with Topdeck From Hunter Valley, Australia How did you get into your line of work?
I was sick of the day-to-day same old chef thing. I had great plans of travelling the world but my bank account didn’t agree. I then came across Topdeck and got the best job in the world – travelling around Europe cooking up a storm … and getting paid for it! What do you do day-to-day?
I’m the first one out of bed, cook breakfast for about 50 people, prep a picnic lunch to have on the road, pack up camp and head to the next amazing city: Paris, Amsterdam or Rome – the list goes on. Pop into the shops and get up to three days’ worth of food, head into camp set up my cook tent and make a delicious dinner, followed by a well-earned beer with my crew. What’s the best thing about your job?
Having dinner with 50 people under the Eiffel tower – no other restaurant in the world has a view like mine.
What’s the most challenging thing about your job?
Cooking against the weather. If it’s not 48˚C in Athens in your cook tent, it’s blowing a gale with pouring rain in Vienna.
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n a proposal to reduce unemployment, the British government is proposing benefit claimants could be shoehorned into full-time manual labour. Long-term dole claimants could find themselves working four-week stints, of 30 hours a week, doing jobs like clearing litter, labouring and gardening. Refusal to take part or failure to turn up for the work could
cost them their £65-a-week Jobseeker’s Allowance for at least three months. A Department for Work and Pensions spokesman said: “We will shortly be bringing forward further proposals on how to break the cycle of dependency blighting many of our communities and make sure work always pays.” Foreign Secretary William Hague defended the plan.
“[This is about] people who have not been used to working having both the opportunity, and perhaps more of a push as well, to experience the workplace from time to time,” he said.
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Despite strong recent gains, Australia’s IT industry has experienced a surprise drop in the number of job ads throughout October, while the wider employment market has had its third consecutive month of growth.
New Zealand’s jobless rate dropped from 6.9 per cent to 6.4 per cent between July and September. Unemployment in G20 world economies is close to 8 per cent of the total workforce and is predicted to keep growing.
If Australians who are overworked were able to scale back their hours, allowing those underemployed or stuck on casual wages to pick up the slack, an extra 390,000 jobs would be created, according to the Australia Institute.
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Leadership skills: Tucan Travel’s Nikki making herself heard on Bolivia’s salt flats. Below: Life on the road
eing paid to travel the globe is the ideal job. Driving around exotic places having amazing adventures while seeing the sights and meeting new people – what could be better? However, don’t be fooled into thinking it’s an easy ride – being a tour guide or expedition driver goes hand-in-hand with huge responsibilities. As an ambassador for your company, it will be down to you to ensure travellers and holidaymakers have a memorable trip – for the right reasons. You’ll be able to easily build up a rapport with people and you’ll be expected to be able to grasp local knowledge quickly. That said, if you’re lucky enough to land such an exciting role, be prepared to have a “once-in-a-lifetime adventure”. So what skills do you need to ensure you make the grade? Zoe Brooks, head of recruitment for operations at Tucan Travel, says: “More often than not our tour leaders will have significant experience travelling independently in non-English-speaking
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MY EXPERIENCE countries. They will likely have had some experience of a group tour too, which really helps in understanding the dynamics of the tours we operate. “They need to display a clear ability to think on their feet and employ a high level of common sense to deal with situations for which there is no guiding manual.” Most tour operators will advertise available positions and expect you to send in a CV and form – or apply online.
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Should you be lucky enough to be offered an interview, be ready to impress. And, if you make it through that, many companies have intense training courses that last as long as two months, which you may have to fund yourself. But the hard work will be worth it, says Claire Hanney, recruitment and operations supervisor with Contiki, describing being a tour guide as “the best job in the world”. “We are looking for people who relate well to others and who are enthusiastic, passionate, excellent communicators and professional,” she says. “We interview a lot of people, and anyone who has those qualities, and has the right to work in the UK, is offered a place on our training trip. “The trip goes for just over two months and they’ll learn how to be the best tour manager in the business.” To be a successful tour operator, you’ll need to be personable, but whether you get an interview doesn’t always come down to having an outgoing personality. Tiggy Nathan, recruitment manager,
and Monique DeHaan, crew manager, from Topdeck, say they look for a number of traits when recruiting. “We need to make sure they fit in with the Topdeck culture and they must want to provide the experience everyone in the company wants to provide,” they say. “They must be at the right time in their lives – no ties, as we look for total commitment. “They will want to share the experience of travelling with people of a similar age and they must be interested in Europe.” Pru Goudie, PR & business development at On The Go Tours, says, in terms of tour guides, they employ locally within the countries they operate, however, they do recruit Westerners for office roles. “There are opportunities for Westerners to work in the countries we visit but they would more likely be in an office environment which is a great experience as they get to really live the culture and mix on a daily basis with the locals,” she says. “It’s a fantastic way to see a different country and live the lifestyle and immerse yourself in a foreign culture in a way that many tourist wouldn’t have the opportunity to do.”
Todd Sinclair Age 39 From Canada, living in London Job Worked as a tour leader for Tucan Travel for nearly two years What countries did you visit? I travelled
throughout South and Central America. What’s your best memory? So many!
A lot of it comes down to the people you meet. In terms of places, the World’s Most Dangerous Road in Bolivia was pretty spectacular. And your worst? It’s usually when things are out of your control . I was once stuck due to protests and road blocks, but, as a tour leader, it’s up to you to get your group to the next stop. Advice to wannabe tour leaders? You need leadership and organisational skills. You have to prove that you will be able to keep the show on the road. Pull those things out of your background. You also need to be a real people person. . Which way to the pub?
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Eco savings: More consumers want green banks
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Banks facing green pressure anks are coming under increasing pressure by savers to go green. More than £19.2billion was invested into ethical savings accounts and investments during 2009 – a 34 per cent increase on £14.3billion the previous year. The rate is the fastest in a decade, according to the Co-
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OLYMPICS COST RISE
CITY ‘LUXURY HOTSPOT’
The cost of the 2012 Olympic aquatics centre has soared to £263million. The £11million rise is due to problems with the roof during construction of the wave-shaped venue designed by Zaha Hadid. However, the overall Olympic budget is expected to stay within the £9.3billion budget.
Iconic hotels in London could be sold to investors in the Middle East. Claridge’s, the Berkeley and Grosvenor House are all possible targets which could launch the capital as a new ‘luxury hotspot’. The World Travel Market report said London was “ripe for investment”.
How do you budget in London? I keep an eye
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for hostels weekly, instead of nightly Last big blowout? My accommodation in Ukraine. I got an apartment for €30 a day and I was there for 20 days, so it was around €600. What non-essential do you regularly spend money on?
Beer and bands. What do you do when you run out of money? I’ll go
on walks around London, shooting off my CV. I’ll also contact all my friends for jobs. My last resort would HV be to ask my parents.
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NUREMBERG CHRISTKINDLESMARKT Where? Nuremberg, Germany When? Nov 26-Dec 24, 2010 What? Nuremberg’s enchanting market dates back to the mid 16th century and attracts about two million visitors each year. The 180 stalls are chock-a-block with spicy gingerbread, fruit loaves, Christmas tree angels, cribs, candles, toys and art and craft products. Try Plum People, small figures made from prunes. Getting there: Fly to Nuremburg direct with Air Berlin. From £100 return. See: christkindlesmarkt.de
MUNICH CHRISTMAS MARKETS Where? Munich, Germany When? Nov 24-Dec 31, 2010 What? Beeswax candles, crib figurines
and glassware from the Bavarian Forest are just some of the fancy gifts you can pick up in Munich. Twenty markets take place in the city. Highlights include a gay pink Christmas market (Stephansplatz), a Medieval Pick up an original gift at Market with gospel singers, Europe’s chris tmas markets and a market with iceskating at Munich’s Christmas market. It has 64 stalls dotted international airport. Enjoy a drink around a massive Christmas tree in the at Hofbrauhaus in Munz-Brauhaus, town hall square. Tallinn was apparently the city’s most famous beer hall. the setting for the world’s first ever Getting there: Fly direct to Munich from Christmas tree in 1441, around which with easyJet, British Airways, bmi and unmarried merchants and local girls used Ryanair. From £100 return. to dance before setting it on fire. Stop to See: germany-christmas-market.org.uk munch on Estonian Christmas cuisine, OLD TOWN CHRISTMAS MARKET such as sour cabbage, black puddingand Where? Tallinn, Estonia gingerbread. When? Nov 27 2010-Jan 9, 2011 Getting there: EasyJet and Estonian Air What? Expect snow sculptures, carol fly direct to Tallinn. From £110 return. singers and pony rides at Tallinn’s See: christmasmarket.ee
SHORT BREAK TIVOLI CHRISTMAS MARKET Where? Copenhagen, Denmark When? Nov 20-Dec 30 What? The magical setting of Copenhagen’s market in the Tivoli Gardens amusement park is straight out of a Hans Christian Anderson fairytale, with stalls lit up with more than half a million lights. Hot apple dumplings provide a warming treat, while the tipple of choice is glogg, Danish mulled wine with liquor and spices. The vibrantly painted stalls are flush with porcelain and wooden dolls. Getting there: Fly direct to Copenhagen with easyJet. From £80 return. See: visitcopenhagen.com
CHRISTKINDLIMARKT Where? Zurich, Switzerland When? Nov 25-Dec 24 What? Europe’s largest indoor Christmas market is held annually in Zurich’s main train station and attracts about 300,000 shoppers each day. Boasting more than 160 market stalls, there’ll be plenty to whip out your credit card for – from mittens to candles, as well as plenty of tasty tucker. In true Swiss style, the 15m-tall Christmas tree twinkles with 5000 Swarovski crystals. If that doesn’t help you get into the holiday mood, get a cup or two of mulled wine down you. Getting there: Fly direct to Zurich with easyJet. From £50 return. See: christkindlimarkt.ch
BRUSSELS CHRISTMAS MARKET Where? Brussels, Belgium When? Nov 26-Jan 2 What? Foodies should visit Brussels Christmas market to fill up on melt-in-themouth chocolate treats. More than 220 stalls weave their way along the streets to Ste-
Magical setting: Tivoli Christma s Market
Catherine, a 2km stretch. Meanwhile, the Grand’Place is a lit up by lasers and colourful lights, which makes for a cracking atmosphere. The joyous vibe is enriched by bands, artists and choirs. Getting there: Travel to Brussels direct by Eurostar. From £70 return. See: Brussels.info/christmas
KRAKOW CHRISTMAS MARKET Where? Krakow, Poland When? Dec 1-24 What? If it’s a white Christmas you’re after, head to Krakow as it is normally covered in a blanket of snow in December. Taking place on the grand Main Market Square, this market specialises in hand-made decorations. Chomp on grilled meat, baked potatoes and tasty Polish delicacies, before indulging in some spiced mulled wine. Getting there: Fly direct to Krakow with Ryanair and easyJet. From £90 return. See: cracowonline.com/1202-ChristmasMarket
THE ARRAS CHRISTMAS MARKET Where? Nord-Pas de Calais, France When? Nov 26-Dec 28 What? Come to the land of beer and mussels for its annual Christmas market, which offers 60 stalls selling arts and crafts from all over the world, including native products from Vietnam and Morocco. Stuff yourself with Coeurs d’Arras (heartshaped cheeses), chocolate rats and then skull a few litres of the local Atrebate beer. Getting there: Take the Eurostar to Paris then take the TGV to Arras. From £70 return. See: northernfrance-tourism.com/ tourisme/the-arras-christmasmarket
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WIENER CHRISTKINDLMARKT Where? Vienna, Austria When? Nov 13-Dec 24 What? This winter wonderland has 150 stands selling everything from gingerbread to mulled wine, baubles to old-fashioned toys. Once you’ve explored Christkindlemarkt, wander over to Spittelberg market, which dates back to the 15th century, with stalls winding their way through the city’s cobbled streets. Getting there: Fly direct to Vienna with easyJet. From £70 return. See: christkindlmarkt.at
PRAGUE CHRISTMAS MARKETS Where? Prague, Czech Republic When? Nov 27-Jan 2 What? Expect to find international choirs, a charming Bethlehem scene and a dazzling Christmas tree, brought in from the Krkonose mountains in the north of the Czech Republic. Stalls are heavy with stocking fillers, including wooden toys, scented candles, handmade jewellery, hats, scarves, puppets and tree ornaments. Getting there: Fly direct to Prague with Wizz Air and easyJet. From £70 return. See: pragueexperience.com/events
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HEADLINE ATTRACTION One of the town’s most iconic attractions, Brighton Pier, is a Victorian architectural marvel that features
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markets often spring up in nearby residential streets, selling everything from vintage jewellery to bric-a-brac. Discover bargains galore at Snooper’s Paradise, which houses more than 100 stalls selling second-hand treasures. Nearby, The Lanes teem with antique shops, jewellers, designer clothes boutiques, art and modern furnishings.
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Looking at this photo really gives a feeling of space and stillness. The two figures are the only colour in an otherwise colourless and empty frame, except for the thin horizontal line of the beach and the thin triangle of the fence pointing into the image. The whole image is subtly framed by the smoky
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RUNNER-UP SUNRISE OVER ZADAR Johan van Eck, South Africa A cloud-studded sky at sunset reflected in a harbour of sleepy boats is a popular travel subject, but Johan has remembered the golden rule when using a wide angle lens and trying to capture a big scene – put something in the foreground. It draws the viewer into the frame and offers scale and perspective. This post was probably quite insignificant in real life but it makes a great
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WHY THIS WORKS: 1 It’s an incognito location. Extremely famous places or totally anonymous ones work best for wall displays. 2 The strong black and white treatment would go with any colour scheme. 3 There are interesting textures and patterns to contemplate. 4 The subject is calming. Public places do not generally want controversial or thoughtprovoking material on the walls. 5 Bold and graphic. Simple lines and shapes work well for wall displays.
With many companies and public places now using photos to brighten their premises, there are opportunities for any budding photographer to get together with their local café or council and find a space to display their work. Matt has turned a simple shot of a beacon into an image that could easily fill a blank wall.
HOT TIPS: 1 Keep it simple – simple composition, simple subject, simple colours. Check out ideas in any home furnishing store. 2 A series of shots works well, anything from two or three large images in a row, to a group of pictures selectively arranged. 3 Wall displays work best if well lit and mounted with a non-reflective frame (which is why canvases are so popular). 4 Black and white images can always be toned to blend in with slick corporate colours. 5 Shoot the subject so it can be cropped to landscape, square or portrait formats so it can fit in any space like a stairwell or small bathroom.
It’s cold, but you’ll be warm
GET A CHALET! Kick back, relax and get a taste of chilled-out chalet living in La Rosiere. If only you could live like this every day. WORDS SAMANTHA BADEN
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m intercepted by chalet girl Rachel on the way to the kitchen carrying a justused mug. “Stop, leave it right there,” she says. “You’re on holiday – that’s what we’re here for.” Delighted, I hand her my dirty cup and drift outside to the sun-trap balcony where I join the other 10 guests at my La Rosiere chalet. They’re busy drinking beer while staring out at the breathtaking snowy views over the stunning Tarentaise Valley. I pick up my first coldie of the holiday, settle into a comfy chair, kick back and think to myself, ‘I could get used to this’.
‘I could get used to this’
BEGINNER’S CHALET Having never stayed at a chalet before, it’s great to hear that the basic concept is to make yourself at home. My pad provides daily cooked breakfasts, afternoon tea and a three-course dinner – with as much wine as you can drink.
‘Life’s a drag’
RELAX - YOU’RE SKIING Everyone has to start somewhere and I got my skiing start while at La Rosiere.
■ LESSON PLAN My French ski instructor Bruno begins by showing me how to put the skis on. Next he lets me get used to the sensation of sliding. Eventually we are side-stepping up a little hill and snowploughing down.
■ ENJOYING IT As the hills get bigger so does my anxiety. “All the time I say to you, just relax,” Bruno advises, “you will enjoy it more if you relax.” He’s right.
■ LIFE’S A DRAG it’s finally my moment to step forward and try the dreaded drag lift. The anticipation builds. I grab the bar and stick it between my legs. I fall in a heap. “Did I tell you to sit down?” a calm Bruno asks, helpfully. “Just lean on it, it’s not a chair.”
HITTING THE SLOPES Once kitted out with gear, I head for the ski area. As a complete beginner, I have a healthy serve of nerves, but I’m taking it easy with some lessons (see box above). La Rosiere boasts direct access to Espace San Bernado, which spans both France and Italy. It boasts a good snow record and has 150km of pisted runs, the longest of which is 11km. When I get back to the chalet later for afternoon tea, I find some of my fellow guests – experienced snowboarders – have impressively boarded into Italy for the day. PARTY ON DUDE The 10 of us settle down for dinner together and swap stories of the day’s
Hit the piste in La Rosiere
NEED TO KNOW WHEN TO GO The winter season runs from mid-December to the end of April. Party the night away GETTING THERE Fly from London adventures over red wine and to Geneva airport from where you can get a transfer to La Rosiere. delicious tartiflette Alternatively you can get a train from Later, we head to Willy´s Bar (accessible London St Pancras to Bourg St Maurice straight from the slopes) for après-ski, train station. before moving onto the resort’s hotspot, Le GETTING AROUND You can walk or Petit Danois, which is packed full of young there’s a free ski bus to take you from holidaymakers and ski season workers. your chalet to the ski area. Some of our group then push on to lateVISAS South Africans need a night venue The Moo Bar to try their hand Schengen visa. at being pole dancers, but I head home. CURRENCY Euro. 1 GBP = 1.17 EUR. When I finally get back to the chalet, I lie LANGUAGE French, but English is awake for a few minutes looking forward widely spoken. to my next day on the slopes and a GOING OUT A beer familiar thought pops into my costs £4. head: I could get used to this. ACCOMMODATION » Samantha Baden travelled A week in an to La Rosiere, France with apartment costs Rosiere PARIS Bura Snow (burasnow. from ¤585 for five SWITZERLAND Geneva com). Seven nights at the people sharing, Bura Snow Chalet starts while seven days in FRANCE from £299pp and includes a chalet is £299. transfers, breakfast, afternoon SEE larosiere.net and tea, dinner and wine. Lift passes burasnow.com cost about £180 for six days.
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My boyfriend and I are going to travel to Tanzania for two weeks for the wildebeest migration. We plan to do a week’s safari, then a week of beach action. We want to hit Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara and southern Serengeti for the safari, but I’m not sure where in East Africa to head for the beach? Diving is a priority as we both have advanced dive certifications, and nightlife would be a bonus but isn’t essential. Any additional ideas for our safari itinerary? Rachael, via email
The Inca Trail seems to get booked out unless it’s booked really early. What alternatives are there and are they any good? Talia, via email
You’re right in saying you would need to book in advance. To visit the Inca Trail between May and August you would need to allow about six months in advance to obtain a permit. There is also the option of visiting Machu Picchu via a more adventurous route; travel via Santa Teresa by bike or raft with Lorenzo Expeditions (lorenzoexpeditions.com). A great alternative to trekking to Machu Picchu is the tougher and quieter route to Choquequirao. Named ‘cradle of gold,’ Choquequirao is also an impressive ruined Inca city, spreading over 700m and rivalling the majesty of Machu Picchu. It can be reached from Cuzco and is not spoiled by masses of tourists as it is much harder to reach. There are mixed reports as to whether Choquequirao matches up to the experience of Machu Picchu. Debate centres on whether the tougher climb is worth the less crowded experience – I think you have to decide which is a priority for you.
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You’re in luck; some of the best diving in East Africa is off the Zanzibar archipelago which is not far from where you’re planning your safari. You can fly from Arusha to Zanzibar with Air Excel (airexcelonline.com) for £140 one way in February. Zanzibar has excellent diving, with the coral reef being home to hawksbill and green turtles. Sharks and manta rays are also among the array of impressive marine life. Diving conditions aren’t consistent so check with local operators. It is also worth considering that dive sites can be an hour from the archipelago itself. You could choose to splash out and stay on Mnemba Island which is a nesting ground for the endangered Green Turtle. There is little in the way of nightlife so head to Nungwi for a party. For your safari itinerary you could choose to combine wildlife watching with trekking the
Ngorongoro Crater, rather than a traditional options. You will need a guide but treks are flexible in duration, so you might choose a one-day excursion given your time limit.
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HOSTEL DISCOUNT HostelBookers is offering customers looking for some cheap winter sun the chance to book selected hostels at discounted prices – from 20 per cent off their normal rates. The discounts are valid for travel until January 31 2011. Book before December 5. See hostelbookers.com/ christmas-sun-holidays.
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IRAQ: TRAVEL HOTSPOT Iraq is set to be a future tourism hotspot, thanks to increased airline and hotel capacity. Millions of pounds have been plunged into its tourism industry since the war ended in 2003 and 700 hotels are expected to open by 2014 in the increasingly stable Middle Eastern destination. Airlines including Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines have also started flying there again. Iraq is a mecca for history buffs thanks to its famous archaeological sites, such as the ruins of Babylon. Tourists can even visit the palaces of former despot Saddam Hussein. The country’s new-found attractiveness was
unveiled in a report released at World Travel Market, a leading travel conference, held in London last week. The only British travel company organising tours is Yorkshire’s Hinterland Travel, which offers a post-war tour for between £1,780 and £2,800. This includes the war-scarred capital Baghdad, and Basra, where of some of the heaviest fighting during the 2003 invasion took place. The Foreign Office advises against travel to other parts of Iraq because of the high threat of terrorism and the risk of kidnapping – best to check in with them before booking.
Best value budget ski resort The Romanian ski resort of Poiana Brasov has been hailed the best value resort for budget skiing by Post Office Travel Money. Set in the Carpathian Mountains, the resort provided the striking backdrop for the Hollywood movie Cold Mountain. Boasting a good snow record, with cover that lasts until March, the slopes are uncrowded and are ideally suited to beginners and intermediate skiers. As Romania remains outside the Eurozone, prices are cheaper with beer costing
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Butlins, Minehead, UK Various dates in December This anti-corporate music festival has gone global and held events in Australia last year. Get down to the holiday camp for some amazing music and winter fun.
BURNING OF THE DEVIL GUATEMALA CITY AND ANTIGUA, GUATEMALA WHAT: On December 7,
Guatemalans make merrier the boring job of cleaning their houses by burning unwanted rubbish in giant bonfires on the street. In the interests of killing two birds with one stone, effigies of the devil are also burnt. The clean-up is accompanied by music and fireworks. WHY: According to local tradition, the devil lurks in dusty corners of the house
and in piles of rubbish. WHERE: All over but best in the capital and Antigua. DO IT BECAUSE: Never before has cleaning your house been this much fun. Bring some rubbish to throw on the fire. HOW MUCH: Free to watch.
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People aren’t too that friendly. There’s a lot of pushing and shoving on the tube! I love Camden though. I saw Amy Winehouse the other day. She’s tiny with massive hair. What travel are you most looking forward to? Going around Europe with Contiki.
FIVE TRAIN JOURNEYS Janine Kelso GIVES A HIGH FIVE TO RIDING THE RAILS PALACE ON WHEELS, INDIA WHAT: Get spoilt like a Maharaja on this plush sevenday journey around northern India. The trip takes in the beautiful pink city of Jaipur, with its ancient palaces and forts, and elaborately decorated elephants. There’s also tiger spotting at Ranthambhor National Park and a trip to the Taj Mahal. SEE: palaceonwheels.net
GLACIER EXPRESS, SWITZERLAND WHAT: Trundle past snowcapped mountains and alpine meadows on a picturesque seven-hour train journey across Switzerland. The train climbs to more than 2000m and passes through deep gorges and lush valleys. SEE: glacierexpress.ch
THE GHAN, AUSTRALIA WHAT: Making its way through lush, tropical forest, parched outback and ochre red desert, the Ghan is the ideal way to see Oz. Gaze at shooting stars and cobolt blue skies on the two-day trip between Darwin and Adelaide. SEE: gsr.com.au
NORTH YORKSHIRE MOORS RAILWAY, UK WHAT: Rediscover the glamour of the steam age with a trip through the North York Moors National Park. The train passes through idyllic countryside, stopping at Gothland – setting of TV’s Heartbeat – and the old whaling port of Whitby. SEE: nymr.co.uk
TRANS-SIBERIAN RAILWAY, RUSSIA WHAT: Linking the grand, baltic city of St Petersburg with Russia’s Pacific frontier, the Trans-Siberian is the longest railway on earth. Stop off at Yekaterinburg and visit the place where Russia’s Royal Family were murdered in 1917. SEE: trans-siberian.co.uk
THE INSIDER MARTYN ANDREWS, TV PRESENTER OF WAYFARER TRAVEL SHOW The best part of my job is getting paid to see the most remote corners of the world. My favourite place in the world is New York because of its zest for life, culture and skyscrapers. My most memorable travel experience was travelling
overground from Panama to Acapulco. The next trip on my travel wishlist is New Zealand. The nature and outdoor sports look incredible. I always pack my own pillow, scented candles, a posh air freshener and a fluffy teddy from Peru called Candyfloss. My top travel tip is scan your passport and credit cards and email it to yourself.
WHERE THE THINGS ARE Take a walk on the wild side while wildlife watching in the Serengeti National Park WORDS DANIEL LANDON
tourists, and three equally impressed local guides, gawp as the lion drags her victim deep into the undergrowth, everyone is struck by the fact we are seeing the law of the jungle – up close and in real life. While we didn’t see the lioness actually catch the wildebeest, we have seen something that even the guides admit is a special sight – one of the animal kingdom’s greatest predators doing the business of killing her prey.
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he baby wildebeest is lying in the long grass, lurching around like an infant learning to walk as it strains to get back on its feet. It would be cute, if only it wasn’t struggling so much – but then the lioness, her mouth dripping with blood, digs her fangs back into the baby’s throat, and the flailing ends; the wildebeest has succumbed and the queen of the jungle is ready to enjoy her fresh kill. As a couple of dozen gobsmacked
INSIDER TIP JULIUS RAITA LETEELE, INTREPID GUIDE Julius recommends visiting the Samburu National Reserve, in northern Kenya, where you can see “very special animals, very rare, and only found in this part of the country”. They are: the reticulated giraffe; the Grevy’s zebra, the Somali ostrich, the gerenuk (looks like a small giraffe), and the beisa oryx (which possess the animal kingdom’s most amazing horns). Also suggested is
Friendly faces: The locals in Tanzania will welcome you
THE GREAT MIGRATION Watching a posse of zebras grazing contentedly in the Serengeti might give the impression that these animals have it pretty good. But each year, about 2.5 million zebras, wildebeest and gazelles make a circuit around Tanzania and Kenya, continually following the rain in search of lush pastures on which to find some decent food and raise their young. Once the plains dry out in and around the Serengeti in June, the animals head west towards Lake Victoria, and then north into the Masai Mara, in Kenya, then retiring south again in October to December. It can be tricky to pin down exactly where the animals will be (though tour companies can give you good advice), but if you can time a visit to coincide with the beasts crossing the crocodile-laden Mara River, you’ll be in for a heck of a sight.
LION AROUND Everyone knows that lions are the kings of the jungle – and it’s this very reputation that makes seeing them in the wild a special experience. Chances are you won’t witness one hurtling across the scrub and bringing down an unfortunate zebra – most likely you’ll see them perched atop a kopje, the rocky outcrops that lions are so fond of for the panoramic views they provide of the animals they will later hunt down for lunch. But even if they’re simply lying on a rock, you can’t help but feel that lions posses an unmistakeable sense of power that can only come
See the rare oryx in northern Kenya
from humans knowing, and being in awe of, the fact that these are the greatest of land-based predators.
BEST OF FRIENDS But the scales aren’t totally tipped in favour of lions over wildebeest. On the savannah plains of Africa, herds of wildebeest and zebra mingle and graze together contentedly. On their own they’d be easy prey for lions and leopards, but together they have a chance. The zebras have a good sense of smell, enabling them to sniff out a predator and get both herds on the move (giving wildebeest a getaway option they’d otherwise not have). Wildebeest are slower and dumber, meaning they succumb first to the big cats, giving zebras a greater chance of escape than they’d have without their mates around. STICKING YOUR NECK OUT But not everything enjoyable about wildlife watching is about big animals eating slower animals. On safari you can get within just a couple of metres of giraffes and zebras, who are not afraid to amble out in front of a jeep. We also spot buffaloes, who along with lions, leopards, rhinos and elephants, are one of the
A journey to the Serengeti is unlike any other
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Watch the wildebeest brave crocodiles at Mara River
Catching a glimpse of such a scene is yet another example of why the Serengeti National Park, in northern Tanzania, made up of 15,000km² of rolling savannah, is undoubtedly one of the world’s great destinations for wildlife watching. Whether it’s the grace and killer instinct of lions and leopards, the size and bizarreness of elephants and giraffes, or the fun of warthogs and zebras, witnessing creatures great and small, while on a safari in the Serengeti is quite unlike any other journey. We’re on an overlanding trip, being driven around in a big truck and camping out at sites ranging from those with hot water and flushing toilets to limited facilities in the middle of the bush.
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KENYA NAIROBI Serengeti National Park
TANZANIA DAR ES SALAAM
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Big 5 – so named because they’re the most dangerous of Africa’s animals to hunt on foot.
SIZE DOESN’T MATTER While there’s no doubt the Serengeti is something of a wonderland for big and impressive wildlife, it’s striking how the small critters can be just as fun as the big ones. It’s hard not to be charmed, for example, by meerkats, as they lean back on their hind legs and then pop their heads up out of the grass for a peek around. It’s tempting to think of dik-diks, meanwhile, as the runt of the Serengeti. They’re a tiny antelope, standing roughly 30cm high, with funny, spindly legs – and in comparison to other members of the antelope family found in the region (such as gazelles) they look a bit ridiculous. But it’s the marked contrast to their predators (any of the big hunting animals) that gives them a certain charm. And then there are warthogs. They truly are dumb, and dumb-looking animals. Local folklore has it that they were created from the leftover bits of other, more impressive mammals
WHEN TO GO The wet season (March to April and November to December in the Serengeti) is best avoided. GETTING THERE Fly direct from London to Nairobi, which is the start point for most Serengeti safaris. GETTING AROUND Don’t risk a shoddy local outfit, and it’s nigh-on impossible to do independently. Find a reputable tour company at tntmagazine.com/ toursearch. VISAS Are available on arrival for Tanzania, but check before leaving. CURRENCY US dollars can be used to pay for many goods and services throughout Africa. 1 GBP = US$1.59. LANGUAGE Swahili and English. GOING OUT A beer is 80p. SEE tanzaniatouristboard.com
Entering another creature’s habitat is an amazing experience
Small critters “ can be just as fun as the big ones ” No matter what animal – big or small, predator or prey – you spot in the Serengeti, there’s one thing that stands out above all: that you are seeing the beauty of the animal kingdom with your own eyes. Sure it might look good in a documentary or photograph, but nothing can match seeing it up close, even if it is a baby animal meeting its end at the fangs of a hungry lion.
» Daniel Landon travelled on the eightday Serengeti Trail Safari with Intrepid Travel (020 3147 7777; intrepidtravel.com), for £545, including guide, driver and cook, meals while on the road, and national park entrance fees. The trip departs year-round.
NEXT WEEK: USA: Worship the outdoors in Yosemite National Park
See the beauty of the animal kingdom with your own eyes
WILDLIFE HOTSPOTS 1. The Amazon, Brazil: From piranha fi shing to caiman spotting, an Amazon jungle trip is a great way to see wildlife in its natural habitat. 2. Masoala National Park, Madagascar: Home to 10 lemur species, gecko and rare birds. 3. Masai Mara, Kenya: Probably the most famous safari area in the world, the Kenyan plains offer sightings of the Big Five. 4. Rwanda: Marvel at gorillas in their natural habitat in the jungle, and spot chimps at Nyungwe National Park. 5. Cockscomb Basin, Belize: The world’s first jaguar preserve, this sanctuary also boasts wildcats and reptiles.
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while you wait for NMC registration We are currently recruiting experienced Healthcare Assistants on behalf of private clients who are living at home in Richmond and the surrounding London Boroughs Ë Applicants must have a minimum of one year’s experience working in a healthcare environment. Ë Previous experience caring for highly dependent clients with motor neurone disease would be an advantage Ë Flexible fixed term contract arranged to suit travel needs - earn up to £11,000 in 12 weeks to fund your next trip. Ë Shifts Monday-Sunday (Days £12-p/h Nights £15-p/h)
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bringing with you a valid work visa and passport. If you are unable to bring these items with you, we will not be able to interview you.
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Companies within Central London.
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