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Report, page 2 -'!r asaing Elected assembly fta^ntd Clarke Bulger case boys incident "* ‘ofrniit urged to Dia> and • -is nib of plan for Ulster - ‘ \ protest curb tax blame each other ’.oirlcnffi ' ■' '' iti the • -.’CTlfTTI ’ increases ” ■'» rrVmij. “■■ r« .=nuj- - ^r.xtd’ji? • ■ Massed By Pump Webster By Alan Hamilton By Nicholas Wood Mr Hume Tfeople who talk to and Jill Sherman ‘he lose and Nicholas Watt ■ Though plans for an Ulster assembly paramilitaries and their sup- THE il-year-old boys accused another two-year-old bey on held his head in his hands. v* Tjsra porters should be seen as INCREASING Conserva¬ of abducting and murdering the same day. Mr Henriques Returning from a brief ad¬ • • nr rriicb A NEW elected assembly for will evoke memories of earlier initiatives, acting in good faith and not tive concern over the EMX5 James Bulger blamed each told the jury: “In order to journment Child B, in a smart srw- Northern. Ireland is befog John Major hopes it will be part of a rejected by anyone, but b3&p in tax increases due other for killing him when prove murder against either of charcoal jacket white shirt '^.T ll'tF planned by ministers as the respected." to QSme into effect in April questioned by the police, Pres¬ these defendants, the prosecu¬ and striped tie. reached over settlement to bring stability to the province • • r.iVar ar- core of a package of measures Mr Hume later complained will’ prompt a last-ditch ton Crown Court was told tion must make sure that die the brass dock rail, touched jorti after designed to halt die violence in in the Commons that Mr warning from senior back¬ yestaday. defendant in question played a his father on the shoulder and • ■ ^.tnu-and the province and pave the way Major had rejected the out¬ benchers to Kenneth Clarke Richard Henriques QC. for part in causing the death of said quietly-' “Dad". They ex¬ •. r.iserieni for political stability. were intended to give focus would be any point in talking come of his talks with Mr today to avoid substantial the prosecution, told the jury James Bulger." changed a few words. -■;sr Dairf Members of the assembly and direction to the constitu¬ to the Irish government Adams without even talking to rises in die coming Budget how over die course of 19 In the dock the two beys, At die back of the court '•>i- in- would be chosen by a form of tional talks when they began. The Major package would him about them, but the prime John Major gave a dear police interviews each boy had separated as ever by their Ralph Bulger, James's father, . ■'■.sots. proportional representation They were an incentive to get involve Dublm agreeing to minister replied that he had to signal yesterday that higher denied throwing the bricks or social workers, remained im¬ sat impassive as the circum¬ . ■. *cvss and the minority Roman people around the negotiating soften its territorial claim over make a judgment about taxation would be needed to iron bar that killed two-year- passive. their pale, round stances of his son’s horrific •.- • «- ;>ia' Catholic community would be table and encompassed all Northern Ireland and a recog¬ whether actions would lead to i old James on the railway young faces and dark sunken death on Ffebniary 12 were • •*■•► .nnjjj guaranteed a voice. The new three strands of die talks nition that a united Ireland consent throughout the embankment two hours after eyes registering no apparent trailed before him yet again. . ratal' body would have devolved involving the parties in North¬ could come about only with community. he had been abducted from his emotion. Immediately beside The judge has set hearings •u!ei6S power over areas such as ern Ireland, relations between the consent of the majority of Mr Major also signalled mother in a Liverpool shop¬ the dock, the parents of Child to run from about 1030am to health, education and Dublin and Belfast and the people in the north. A senior dial broadcasters could face ping centre. The boys’ confes¬ B sat together on an oak 330pm each day. an the basis housing. inter-governmental discus¬ British figure in the peace tighter curbs cm transmitting sions. Mr Henriques said, bench, hunched and bowed as that the attention span of the The assembly would be part sions that were given a fillip in process said yesterday that all interviews with terrorists and n» WJ*'* demonstrated that both had a though in prayer. As Mr 11-year-old defendants will of a wider deal involving Brussels last Friday. facets of tiie problem had to be their supporters in the wake of fluent capacity to tell lies. Henriques gave a brief de¬ stretch no further than an concessions by the Dublin But Dr Paisley — who has addressed simultaneously: protests over a dubbed inter¬ The transcripts of the police scription of the state in which average school day. On an government, and the key ele¬ put his own propsals to Mr “There is no question of a view with Mr Adams broad¬ ' I**"" recordings, which the jury will James's body was found. Continued on page 3, col 1 ment of the “concrete and Major—underlined the obsta¬ shopping list or moving step cast on Channel 4 News last bear in full later, demonstrat- Child B’s mother began to substantive" package John cles ahead when he reiterated by step. All the bails are m die week. edbow Child B had claimed it weep silently. Her husband Major has promised to put to that his party would not talk to air. They will have to land The 1990 Broadcasting Act was Child A who threw bricks Ulster politicians if he can get Mr Hume so long as he together.” bans the direct transmission and an iron bar at James on them all round the negotiating continued to meet Mr Adams. Mr Hume's talks with Mr of the words spoken in such m the railway embankment until table. “Mr Hume has to say that his Adams were meanwhile en¬ interviews, but the broadcast¬ he lay motionless. Ministers say the proposals, talks with Gerry Adams are dorsed by Dr Edward Daly, ers appear to have found a “1 picked up little stones Another 1st for which could be tabled formal¬ over." he told BBC radio. He the Bishop of Deny, at the loophole in which die alleged because I would not throw a ! ly before the end of the year, also insisted that Dublin had funeral cf five Roman Catho¬ terrorist's words are said by brick at him, but [Child A] did. i \ u 3 have emerged from confiden¬ to tackle the articles of its lics kffled in Grey steel on an actor and, in some cases, He fell ova- and kept getting j N&P PEPs tial talks with the leaders of constitution that set out its Saturday night. Dr Daly told synchronised with the lips of back up again. He would not I l the four constitutional parties claim to the north before there a congregation that included the interviewee. The BBC has stay down. I took some stones, broadcast interviews with ter¬ but I missed, not by mistake * in Northern Ireland. Mr Ma¬ rorist supporters with a voice¬ curb the burgeoning budget but deliberately.” he told the jor is now planning to see each over by an actor. The law is deficit while Peter UDey police. ■ 4 of them separately over the not specific on this point pressed the Treasury for He was said to have admit¬ next few days. He spoke Mr Major, who has seat a improvements designed to ted dial as James lay on tiie briefly to the Rev Ian Paisley, video of the offending inter¬ help the “nearly poor" in the embankment both boys had the Democratic Unionist lead¬ view. told MPs that it “did compensation package be¬ piled bricks cm his face. “1 er, yesterday and is expected e>e, stretch the guidelines to the ing drawn up to ease the dunk he was moving because to see him again soon. A limit and perhaps beyond”. impact of VAT on fueL the bricks were moving. A bit meeting with John Hume, the He has asked Peter Brooke, Tory MPs voiced fresh like nearly falling off,” Child B SDLP leader whose talks with the national heritage secretary worries over the “delayed told the police interviewer. ■■ive tAhde aSmins nh aFreein c pauresseidd esnutc hG ceornry¬ wbrhooa dchaassti nrge,s ptoon sriebviileitwy tfhoer rneoaucnticoend” btayx Ninocrremasaens aLna¬- theC ohtihlde Ar b tooyld w thheo phoaldic teh irto wwans troversy, has been arranged Continued on page 2, col 8 nKHit in March in the face of the bricks at James. T would for tomorrow, and the prime Labour dauns that they will not hit the babe. I would not minister will see Dr John Greysted funerals, page 2 Continued on page 2. col 6 touch the babe. I would not :• rhe Alderdice, leader of the non¬ Who’s who in the talks, page touch him,” he said in the sectarian Alliance party, to¬ 2 Politics, page 11 interview. morrow afternoon. He has Peter Millar, page 16 Leading artide, and The pair, both ten at the also asked to see James Simon Jenkins, and Letters, page 19 time, deny abducting and Molyneaux of the Official Peter Brookes, page 18 Rolan Hunt. Media page 23 murdering James in February Unionists. . , John Hume with the Bishop of Deny at the funeral Letters, page 19 and attempting to abduct Downing Street officials ^ said Mr Major’s proposals 130 bank fraud cases Tudjman blamed for collapse investigated in a year of secret talks in Norway Arts™---- Top returns Binhs. marriages, deaths-. 3J sf. Chess.-- Crossword —--„ By Patricia Tehan, banking correspondent By Our Foreign Staff ON £1000 INVESTED Diary.-- criminality or fraud were Letters. £ A SENIOR official of the bring committed “through OFFICIALS from Croatia and locked the session. 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2 HOME NEWS the TIMES WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 31993 R *LAN LEWIS lj MATTHEW PARRIS } POUTICAL SKETCH Fair and foul play from the cockpit AA - ‘ ' -* . VI : . >Y«.I-*--^V-r. _ ■_ -r-1 fH IT-v bbrraavvee iiff ddoooommeedd aatt¬- rreebbuuttttaall ooff eeaacchh ooff tthheessee Tv>: . V>; /•>.*> V*7 : & * * % tteemmpptt wwaass mmaaddee iinn ddeeffeenncceess,, wwee rreefflleecctteedd tthhaatt iinn tthhee CCoommmmoonnss yyeesstteerr¬- oonnee rreessppeecctt PPficekktihhaallll wwaass day to ban almost the last surely wrong. British sport in which a There is another sport defenceless creature is tom entirely legal in which to shreds to amuse the bounds and beaters attempt crowds. to harry, hunt to the We turn in a moment to ground, then dismember, a the ultimate barbarity. First defenceless creature. We though, the horror which an had just watched it It is MP yesterday tried to ban: called prime minister’s hare-coursing. Hie hares’ questions. friend was Colin Pickthall With the Labour whips (Lab, Lancs W). A nice man and frontbenchers as beat¬ with a crinkled brow and ers. key backbenchers such worried expression, Pick¬ as Dennis Skinner as thall was the more convinc¬ hounds, and the rest (on ing because he did not stoop both sides) as bloodthirsty Thousands of mourners follow the hearses bearing the coffins of Jim Moore. Steven Mull an and John Moyne, as it approaches the Star of the Sea Catholic church to vilifying his opponents, spectators, the Opposition avoided exaggeration and chase Mr Major round in Townsfolk stand I Aa ngdl o-TIT ri* s_ Vhl _ t_a1l1k_s” 1 Elected tried to be fair. He simply dudes, hoping to exhaust a described the sport be wants and confuse'him until he assembly banned, and explained why. finally falls, whereupon the Hares have diminished media hounds join the par¬ united as Greysteel set for round 54 greatly in number, he said, Tliamentary ones in pulling proposed and have now disappeared him apart from parts of Britain. The aim of hare-coursing is to he can-of-tager types Continued from page 1 cause hounds, with me aid on the Labour side, buries its dead law with a view to imposing By Jonathan Prynn, political reporter of beaters, to chase until they and the Range Rover tighter curbs. catch — then tear apart — a types on die Tory benches, THIS morning’s Anglo-Irish gio-Irish conferences, there is British broadcasters are hare; and to do so within an drool The entire citizenry — conference at Stormont Cas¬ unlikely to be much criticism universally oppose! to the area sufficiently confined to spectators in the gallery, tle in Belfast is the fifty- of tile security forces in ban. They believe that it is allow a crowd of spectators, televisionvi ewers and news¬ fourth in the series since the Ulster by the Irish delega¬ counterproductive and repre¬ not themselves involved, to paper readers — enjoy the • By Nicholas Watt, Ireland correspondent Anglo-Irish agreement was tion, nor of Irish security co¬ sents an unacceptable restric¬ watch. gory scene. THOUSANDS of Protestants the congregation that people told that the grief of her death signed almost eight years operation by the British. tion on freedom of speech and In this, hare-coursing was “A distinguished and in¬ and Catholics stood together from all sides of the commun¬ was almost too much to bear. ago. Rather, there will be a sober, information. Stuart Purves. distinguished from (say) fox teresting history.” said in silence with their heads ity had telephoned him to The Catholic priests and The meeting is due to start practical assessment of any editor in chief of ITN, said: or stag hunting. whk& is PkkthalL “is no excuse for bowed yesterday as hearses express their anger at the bishops then made their way with a private session be¬ measures that could improve “The government wants the mainly for the participants' carrying on with this cruel carrying victims of the gun shootings. to die village of Eglinton. two tween the two delegation cross-border security. situation where Gerry Adams pleasure. It was more like practice.” The same is surely attack in Greysteel. Co Lon¬ “Last evening I received a miles from Greysteel. for the heads. Dick Spring, the Irish Once those talks have been can speak in public, where he cock-fighting, dog-fighting true of Parliament! donderry, wound slowly telephone call from a lady who funeral of John Bums, the deputy prime minister, and completed, the police chiefs can write articles, and can be or bear-baiting, all of which, Nor can the fact that through their small rural introduced herself as an ordi¬ only Protestant killed in the Sir Patrick Mayhew, the trill probably withdraw for quoted in newspapers, but Mr Pickthall reminded beating pays the beaters community. nary Protestant who went on attack. The Rev Jim Gray Northern Ireland secretary. the last session, covering where television viewers can¬ MPs, have been banned. while politicking pays the The entire population of die in a tearful voice to assure all asked the congregation at the They will sit with small “other business”. For today’s not hear his voice. That is Hare-coursing, he claimed, politicians, justify barbarity. small town lined the route to my parishioners who are suf¬ Faughanvale Presbyterian groups of officials to discuss conference, the rather incon¬ illogical.” was the last of these pursuits Pickthall rightly poured the Catholic church where five fering of her sincere prayers church, which included Mr the latest political moves in gruous topic of the arts and He added that ITN was not to remain legal scorn on the defence that of die seven victims were for them all,” he said. Hume, to stand in silence in the search for peace. culture are due to be dis¬ breaking the law by broad¬ He had attended such an hunting displays the skill of buried. Children in school After die service, the sons of memory of the Catholic The British government's cussed. with Michael casting dubbed interviews. event He observed that the hunted creature. uniforms held carnations and Mrs Duddy. who said that her victims. bilateral “talks about talks" An cram, the Northern Ire¬ “We will continue to be selec¬ spectators were divided into The hare, Pickthall al¬ adults wept as the hearses killing had brought the com¬ Mr Burns was killed as he with the mainstream polit¬ land minister responsible for tive about the occasions in the “Range Rover and ham¬ lows, often escapes with his drove through the village munity closer together, wept drank with his wife Nellie, ical parties in Ulster and the cultural issues in the prov¬ which we interview per types, on one side” and life At PM’s questions yes¬ which thought its tolerance as they carried her coffin to the who is still critically ill in Hume-Adams negotiations ince. and Michael Higgins, reprsentatives of organ¬ the “cans-of-Iager types” on terday Mr Major escaped made it immune to sectarian church’s graveyard. hospital. The Rev Gray said of are likely to be the main his opposite number in Dub¬ isations like Sinn Fein and the the other. The organisers too. However. said attacks. As the coffins were lowered her “Even yesterday, when items for discussion. lin. joining tbe other Ulster Freedom Fighters. The had treated him with courte¬ Pickthall, the argument that The hearses carrying Jim into the ground, sobs from the she was only able to write her Once the political talks are ministers. decision to transmit inter¬ sy. They had put to him the this is a splendid illus¬ Moore, 81. Steven Mullan, 20. relatives were the only noise to thoughts after she heard of concluded. Mr Spring and The conference will be views. and whether the should arguments for the sport tration of die hare's skills and John Moyne. 50, paused break the silence. John's death, her thoughts Sir Patrick will be joined by concluded in the early after¬ be lip-synched or not will There were four, first he should be dismissed with briefly outside the Rising Sun John Hume, the local MP were with other people, and Maize Geoghegan Quinn, noon with a joint commun¬ continue to be make at a said, harecoursing had a contempt public house where the Loyal¬ for Foyle and leader of the she asked that we provide a the Irish justice minister. Sir ique from the two delega¬ senior editorial level.” he said. long and interesting history. Indeed. We might add ist gunmen opened fire on Social and Democratic Lab¬ cup of tea for you all.” John Wheeler, the Northern tions, outlining the areas of A BBC spokesman added: Second, it provided income that whatever may be the Saturday night Family and our Party, broke down as he Five more people were Ireland security minister, as discussion and agreement “The major news broadcasters for the organisers and beat¬ prime minister's skills, they friends were joined by 3,000 was greeted by relatives of the' arrested yesterday in connec¬ well as Patrick Cufiigan. the Few commentators are opti¬ have all interviewed Gerry ers. Third, it offered a dem¬ are not best illustrated, nor others for the slow procession victims. tion with the killings. Garda commissioner, and mistic that a significant Adams to cross question him onstration of the skill of the his fehow-MPs’ better in¬ up to the Star of the Sea At the separate fungal for Sir Hugh Annesley. the RUC breakthrough will be un¬ on the hypocrisy of the rRA hare. Finally, the hare fre¬ stincts encouraged, in the church, where they joined the Karen Thompson, 1% the . Assembly plan, page I chief constable, for what may veiled when the statement is bombing the Shankill Road at quently gets away. grisly cockpit we call the coffins ;of Moira Duddy, 59. youngest victim, the congre¬ . Simon Jenkins and be a prolonged session on handed out to the waiting the very moment he was As the MP began his House of Commons. and Joe McDermott 54. gation at the Catholic church Peter Brookes, page 18 security issues. media at the end of Anglo- talking about peace. The BBC Father Jim Gallagher told in Finlough. Ballykelly. was Letters, page 19 Unlike some previous An- Irish conference number 54- acted throughout in full accor¬ dance with those restrictions." PM defends Warning to EVEN OUR LOWEST PRICED rail bill Clarke Juveniles may face guillotine on taxes PCs ARE EQUIPPED WITH longer sentences By Robert Morgan Continued from page I and Arthur Leath ley cost the average family an SOME PRETTY IMPRESSIVE extra £8.50 a week. John Longer custodial sentences for juveniles convicted of the JOHN Major yesterday de¬ Watts, chairman on the Com¬ most serious offences, such as rape and armed robbery, are fended the decision to limit mons Treasury committee, is being considered by Michael Howard as part of the govern¬ PERIPHERALS. debate on the railway privati¬ expected to tell Mr Clarke ment’s law and order initiative. The home secretary has also sation legislation. today that Tory MPs believe ordered officials to look at lowering the age at which The prime minister round¬ he should raise taxes by no teenagers convicted of serious offences can receive custodial ed on senior Labour MPs more than £2 billion later this sentences. They would be kept in local authority secure who had condemned the gov¬ month, or risk jeopardising accommodation rather than the new secure training units ernment for imposing a guil¬ the fragile recovery. for persistent offenders or young offender institutions. lotine on the last day’s Mr Major pledged that the scheduled Commons debate. budget deficit would be re¬ New ITY Council head To taunts Chat his party was duced by tackling public ex¬ running away from heated penditure and via growth, and debate on key parts of the bill added that “other matters” Leslie Hill, chairman of Central Telerisioa has been ARE THEY ON SOLID GROUND? 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.S) THE TIMES WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 31993 HOME NEWS 3 We took him to the railway line and threw bricks at him. A big pole knocked him out' If Two-year-old’s Mother tells of torture ‘was attempt to entice her son unravelled in By A Staff Reporter 19 interviews’ THE Preston jury heard of an first he was on his own, and alleged attempt by the two then he shouted to someone boys to abduct a child from the and they came as I was trying x#.- Strand shopping precinct be¬ to get my kids away. fore James Bulger’S disap¬ "The chubby lad had hold of By Ronald Faux . pearance. one of the purses and was THE boys who deny murder¬ modelling paint then a brick The mother, referred to as opening and dosing it and ing James Bulger told police into his face. He said. ‘Pick it Mrs Z to protect her son’s keeping his eyes on the purse how the two-year-old had been identity, said she was in a and looking — and out of the ■\ up and throw it’ and I just stoned, beaten with a metal threw it on the floor. I picked store with him and her three- corner of his eye went to look pole and left on a railway line. year-old daughter when she at Z, and he realised 1 was up little stones because I On the second day of their would not throw a brick at realised that he was not with there. He just froze as die trial at Preston Crown Court, her at the till. She went to the other lad was coming towards furch Richard Henriques QC, for him but Child A did. He store entrance and saw him him. They didn’t speak, they' [James] fell over and kept ‘ted the prosecution, said each boy getting back up again. He behind benches outside. just froze." blamed the other for the death. Mrs Z told the jury: “I went She said that she had identi¬ would not stay down. I tot* He read from transcripts of some_stones but 1 missed, not outside and saw him running fied two boys she saw in a the 19 police interviews with behind the benches, so 1 went video shown to her as the boys by mistake but deliberately.” the boys, now aged 11. which round the back of the benches, she had seen in the precinct. At the next interview, how¬ he said demonstrated that ever. Child B said both boys ami as I was running 1 looked As Mrs Z told the court that °sed each had a fluent capacity to had put bricks on James’s over the benches and saw the Child B had enticed her son tell lies. taller lad running and stop¬ away, the boy. listening from face. “I think he was moving They had changed ground, ping and Z was following him the dock, began to cry. He H 1 * as evidence was disclosed, ibnegc.a"u hsee tthoeld b rthicek sp owliecree imntoevr¬¬ — running and stopping, and dabbed his eyes with a hand¬ :' ®ID«^ from total ignorance of James viewer. Asked if somebody Z was doing the same. Then he kerchief as a soda! worker Bulger and events surround¬ kicked James, Child B replied: dived behind a post.” Her son alongside offered words of ' :••• *: ing his death to placing as “Yeah, me. But only light. And was laughing: “It was fun. comfort. Child A. now in shirt¬ 1'J <4 much blame as possible on I punched him light on the someone was playing with sleeves in the warm court¬ ' ‘"‘Ji F, each other. reservoir." him. he was happy and was room, began to suck his ; r'3r,. After five interviews with Child A’s version of events just following them." thumb. -••rTvr .T.jfj tmheo tphoelri.c Ce hainldd Ba htaaldk awsikthed h tios btaekgianng bJya macecsu sfirnogm C hthiled Bpr eo¬f chSubbeb ys oanwe "a, nwoatlhkeirn gb onye.a r“ tbhye. heMr cormosesn-etsx afmroimna titohne . eMndr s oZf ■ ■ "* ■’ fsipceear k atnod t haed minittetrevdi ewthinagt hofe¬ cfoinr cht.i Ts hme obtohye rh aadn bde ethne cyr yhiandg Wsonh.e nth seh tea lclearu ognhet “uwpa ws ictlhu thche¬r aSlhseo wbarso khea nddoewdn a atinsdsu ew aenpdt. ■ irL- >- killed James. He told police planned to leave him near the Police searching the track where James Bulger’s body was found, mutilated by a train after several beatings iant gZ tahned p woasst baencdk ownaisn glo hoikmin tgo wsealfs ablleofworeed ctoo mcopmleptionsge hheer¬r : " :*£ that the child had kept follow¬ reservoir, he said. come on”. evidence, during whitih she ing them in the Strand shop¬ In a later interview, he then my mother would have to the defendants knew that Richard Henriques QC. for said that she thought her son ping precinct, Bootle, where claimed that it was Child B pay.” Mr Henriques raid die death or serious injury would die prosecution, asked: “Did was playing “tick" with the he had been taken by his who threw paint and a brick in beys’ interviews demonstrated be inflicted on James. Because you hear the boy that was two boys. mother, and Child A had said: James’s face. “Why didn’t you that each had a “fluent capaci¬ they are under 14, the jury has beckoning say anything?” Mrs Brian Walsh QC, represent¬ “Let’s get him lost outside, so stop him?” the police officer ty to tell lies. Each defendant to be sure that die defendants Z replied: “He looked up and ing Child B, had asked her. when he goes into the road he asked. Child A allegedly re¬ changed ground as meets knew that what they were he just looked surprised to see “You made no effort to get in will be knocked over." plied: “1 was trying and that circumstances. As police offi¬ doing was seriously wrong, me and he just said ‘Go bade touch with the police until you Child B said: "It’s a very bad he just threw it When the cers disclosed further evi¬ rather than naughty. Hus to your mum’. That just threw had become aware of the thing, isn't it?” Mr Henri ques bride hit him in the free be dence, so the defendants — also applies to the charges of me, I didn't know what to do. I awful news about James told die jury to bear this in started bleeding.” interviewed independently of abduction of James and at¬ was that surprised.” Bulger?” Mrs Z: “1 didn’t think mind when deciding whether He went cm: “I would not hit (me another — make further tempted abduction of another Asked why she was sur¬ that anyone of that age could Child B knew what he was the babe. I would not touch arfrnksipns- boy on the same day, which prised. Mrs Z said: “It was kill anyone." doing was seriously wrong. him " Mr Henriques told the *They demonstrate the pro¬ the accused deny. obvious what." but paused Mr Walsh: “Please answer He told the court that die jury: “When you consider gression from total ignorance Mr Henriques said die jury and added: “I don’t know." Mr the question. It was Tuesday, boys then took James to a whether or not he knew this of James Bulger and events would hear from people who Henriques: “What had been after everyone had heard the canal bank, where Child B was seriously wrong, you will surrounding his death, to taught die boys at school, happening just before, as you news about James Bulger?” claimed that Janies was bear in mind those words.” partial knowledge, through to including a teacher who saw it?” Mrs Z: “Well, it Mrs Z: “Yesr “slammed down” by Child A, At his eighth interview. each of them placing as much taught religious education and looked like he was enticing my “Would this be a fair view— causing a bump on his head. Child A told police that his of the blame as possible on the had 16 years’ experience of son to follow him, but at the if you had not heard the news Both boys then carried the friend had flung bricks at co-accused.” teaching maladjusted pupils. same time 1 wasn’t sure what about James Bulger and had it infant to a reservoir at Breeze James and hit him with a Mr Henriques ' concluded “He taught than right and he was doing." never happened, it is highly Hill and on to Walton village, metal bar. “I asked him why his opening speech by telling wrong,” said Mr Henriques. She said that earlier, after unlikely you would have con¬ two and a half miles away. he did it and he said because the jury: “In order to prove The boys “were not trouble¬ arriving in die precinct about tacted the police. Would you Child B told police: “We he felt like It” murder against either of these makers” at sChooL he added, midday, she had gone with agree?”—“Yes.” took him to the railway and Child A said that he looted defendants, the prosecution but were moved back a year her son and daughter towards “Your yiew was that they started throwing bricks at to see if Janies was breathing. must make sure- that the because of their absences from a purse stand in die store. were playing tick?" — “Yes.” him. A big steel pole knocked Asked by police why h e had defendant in question played a schooL .“The, chubby lad came to¬ At this point. Mrs Z broke him out We left him lying cm not pushed James away from part in causing the death of The trial continues. wards the children. He was down. Mr Justice Morland the trade on the rails. Child A the railway line, he replied: James Bulger.” kneeling down and he was allowed her to sit for the last threw paint in his face, blue “Blood stains, don't it and It must also be proved that Boys blame each other, page 1 Ralph Bulger, father of James, arriving at court playing with some purses. At few minutes of her evidence. Bulger case boys blame each other CORBY Continued from page 1 Henriques handed thejury’fal ant to look at and I advise you der. from the shopping pre¬ ■l_ average day in court it is black ring-binders each con¬ to steel yourselves.” cinct to the Walton railway wl almost impossible to judge taining 54 photographs per¬ They showed the site of line. whether their attention is on taining to the case. James’s death by a railway Tbe first witnesses, chiefly the matter in hand, and how He then catalogued the pic¬ line, his upper and lower torso shop staff from the precinct, IS SPELT much of it penetrates their tures for the jury’s benefit The in two places. It was the first found great difficulty in fol¬ blank feces. first 43 were workaday shots sight the jury had had of what lowing the references counsel The jury showed visible of die route through Liverpool the previous day they had were making in cross-exami¬ distress when they were con¬ said to have been taken by merely heard about and die nation to the plans and other fronted with the first depiction James’s alleged abductors and shock was manifest documents. Twice Mr Justice of James’s mutilated body. murderers. But when he Judge and jury were further Morland rose from his chair, WITH AN The second day of the hearing reached number 44 Mr Hen¬ loaded with more fat files walked over to the point on the was the day for the start of riques felt obliged to warn mnramfog detailed maps and bench above the witness box. evidence, and the first of it was judge and jury: "Hie remain¬ plans of the route of the and leant to guide the witness¬ presented in graphic form. Mr ing photographs are unpleas¬ alleged abduction and mur¬ es through the documents. Bride tells AITCH Trust loses of family i legal fight ‘abduction’ on hunting By A Staff Reporter By Michael Hornsby COUNTRYSIDE A YOUNG Muslim woman CORRESPONDENT whose family had arranged that she should marry her ANTI-BLOOD sports activists cousin was kidnapped after won a legal battle with the her parents discovered that National Trust yesterday in she was engaged to a Sikh, a their long-running campaign court was told yesterday. to get the charity to ban Sheila Zafir, 24. was bun¬ 1993. The year of the Single European Market. 1993. The year hunting on its land. dled into a car and driven A High Court judge upheld from Bedford to Birmingham. a complaint by the League James Rouse, for tbe prosecu¬ of the aitcii. A single motorway-calibre link from Corby to the Against Cruel Sports that a tion. told Luton Crown Court Ml and the AIM. The only direct Ml-Al link in the middle of resolution calling on the trust stag Her kidnappers intended to to re-examine hunting from Amanda, with her parents, called her attacker “a pig" send her to Pakistan to marry England. Bringing North and South, East and West, Euro-link ports the point of view of animal the man chosen as her hus¬ welfare had been presented m Knifed girl appeals band. Mr Rouse said that and international airports into even faster reach. Putting Corby's such a confusing way that Miss Zafir*S engagement to a people could be misled into Sikh had caused a great deal 600 new successful companies even more on the map. Making ; voting against it for public’s help of consternation and distress The resolution, proposed by among her family. booming Corby even more the place for you to be. At the 'live Lord Soper, the league’s presi¬ The young woman's unde. dent and 870 other trust mem¬ Mohammed Siddique, 47, of centre' of England. In ready-made factories and modern bers, was to have been pul to ment She was released on Ward End, Birmingham, and A GIRL who was stabbed the trust’s annual meeting at seven times in the back when Friday and is now back home Mohammed Rafiq. 41. a taxi commercial premises developed by confident private enterprise. On the Wembley Conference with her family. Amanda said driver, from Bedford, deny she went to feed a friend's Centre in London on Satur horses yesterday described she felt better, although her kidnap last January 20. land where you can design and build for yourself. In an area day, but will now be her attacker as “a mean, nasty, back still hurt The court was told that Miss wiJtuhddgraew Hna. llgarten sai.d. t.h a.t horrible pie”- Amanda beSr hme usacihd asbheo udti dth neo ti nrecmideemn¬t ZTaafriiro chhaadm m aSrriinegdh heBr afidahnacae. where financial incentives finom the European Community are still Millard added: I could call the trust’s ruling council, in him something far stronger. “I was standing there watch¬ after the alleged kidnapping. available to encourage growth, co-operation and efficiency. compiling the agendasana ing Sarah and Beauty. This The couple had met at the aid Amanda.15, was making proxy voting form, had railed man came up and grabbed me of March 1992. her first public appearance in hs statutory duty" to avoid and attacked me." On January 20 this year her I went to know more about spelling Corby with an aifeh: "a real risk of confusion saitn cCe othseel einy,c idWenest tt eMj^iadylasnadgso. Amanda's parents, David father, Zafir Bhatti, 53, and among members attending and Susan Millard, pleaded her unde came from To John Hi, Director of Industry, Corby Industrial Development Centre, Grasvenor House, freeefu smede teoti onrgd. erH thoew ceovuenr,c ilh toe Sshhehelepc aocpauptlcdeha f lheeeedlr staoetc ttauhcreek .e pSru hbweli cat:hl staoot fkonri ffer imenadns t oo rc oremlaet fivoerws aorfd t.h e MBiirsms iZngahfiarm to ltdo tlhoeo kc ofuorrt hsehre. George Sireef, Corby, Northern* NN17 11Z let 0536 262571 Fax: 0536 401374. resubmit the resolution in Mrs Millard said: “We can agreed to talk to them in their IMEz_ codlfierT eaitcmrhete or B rf otaorrrumfr isn ttbh geetafo onnlred,e a aSg euamxetue,e crmdsuaatbiiyvde.er: stpealre“irdaIif fs ieaet hndcya oatomf nteehe r efk ohrn reowrfw raoirsrod dja,de nbasyle t.c iwuaunesgree. ueifforn t rhditsuies nr ahsattattaaepnc padkes et nAdhe emdmi raa apgnyoad sianni.to”,i owt nbh.oe Be avu¬st cvdwaeoahros.ir cHdsl eroiw vwoesenhrve eet orl, od Hociksnucecrodesv, t i enGarsneridodd ve e stt hhhineee CPOPSMmPApNNYi_:_1_ j “We will be pressing for an Det Chief Insp John Ed¬ Bedford, where she was forced CORBY ’ extraordinary general meet¬ wards appealed to two anony¬ into another vehicle. ing to look at this whole issue, -stns'.sss mous women callers, one of Mr Rouse told tbe court that whidh the trust has persistent¬ whom said she knew who Miss Zafir was driven to WORKS ly mishandled- The gL-assrss Amanda’s attacker was, to Birmingham, where the come forward. The incident police had beat alerted. should now conduct a postal room is on 021-626 8073. The trial continues today. VII ballot of all its 22 m*** members on hunting." “vwtKeiftent wa* placrd by ihe Novspapor Publishers Assodjrjor .
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--IMES ^VEDNESDAYNOVEMBER 31993_ _HOME NEWS 5 Privy Council ruling ASHLEY COOMBES Officer jailed for 7 - on death row pair bizarre sex acts e may affect hundreds By Michael Evans, defence correspondent ****'••£ jn A-'.vJ AN army lieutenant was A<&»rJRi&a cumstances which embar¬ jailed for 15 months and rassed recruits, causing the dismissed from the service in army adverse publicity." Bv disgrace yesterday after hu¬ admitting the seven charges. hundreds of ^~T—» miliating recruits with bizarre Lt Tod had displayed contri¬ I: “I d“«*t h ^row in the Caribbean 15 sH®c>Tent* t oo fb- r"in*g death row who have been sex acts. tion and moral courage. 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In 1909 an They sit as the judidal immensdy rich Indian rajah committee of the Privy Coun¬ was carried to his funeral pyre cil, once the most powerful — die fire was fit and the court of appeal in the world mourners departed. But 1] and at the height of the British years later-a man went to the empire, a court of last resort widow and claimed he was for 450 million people. the man who had been cre¬ But although the empire mated. has greatly dwtiiyd, the He said a downpour of rain committee still has a crucial had put out the fire and role to play. revived him, that he was The seven-judge sitting of looked after by hofy men and the Privy Council in yester¬ then wandered as a beggar, day’s case — the first sitting of having lost his memoiy. seven (rather than five) law The case dragged through lords for more than 40 years die Indian courts for 25 years — was an indication of die until after sitting for 25 days gravity of the case before the judicial committee ruled r them. that die claimant was die The ruling not only has “dead" rajah. Four days later wide implications for prison¬ the rajah died. ers on death row: it also There are still 33 countries, overturns the Privy CoundTs territories and dependencies y previous ruling on die issue that look to the Privy Council in 1982. when the law lords for justice, from the Antarctic were split with Lords wastes to the Isle of Man. Dipiock. Hailsham and Most appeals come from the I GUARANTEED 5-99% 8-0“m Bridge rejecting the appeal West Indies. 1 FIXED FOR 2 YEARS and Lords Scarman and The judidal committee is Brightman dissenting. also the court of appeal for the (FIRST TIME BUYERS) (Variable) Yesterday’s decision has General Medical Council and gtj% APR prompted Lawyers to specu¬ die Church Commissioners. 6-45% GUARANTEED St Bernard Colditz FIXED FOR 2 YEARS (Variable) * •twit1 produces trophy g#|% APR a fortune finds a 6 -75% GUARANTEED - U -L- *,5 FIXED FOR 3 YEARS ■•.iK.»-jrw in litter new home (Variable) g APR A SAINT Bernard bitch is By John Young 775“ about to enter the record GUARANTEED books and earn her own¬ A SPORTING cup made from FIXED FOR 5 YEARS ers more than £6300 after old tin cans by two wartime producing a litter of 15 escapers from Colditz castle, (Variable) puppies. which was rediscovered last 9-Q%APR Jenna, who weighs 12 year in a barn in Switzerland, stone, gave- birth to the was presented to Dr Alan 875“ GUARANTEED puppies two weeks ago. It Borg, director general of the is die biggest known sur¬ Imperial War Museum in FIXED FOR 10 YEARS viving Utter of St London yesterday. (Variable) Bernards. The cup. a trophy in a The 11 bitches and 4 curling competition, was dogs will stay with their made in four hours by “Tub¬ 785“ 8-6% *" breeders, Carl and Sue by" Lister and “Wally" Ham¬ GUARANTEED Montgomery, at then- mond, Royal Navy artificers, CAPPED FOR 3 YEARS home in Taunton, Somer¬ while awaiting repatriation in set until they are between the village of Saanenmose. (\4riable) eight and ten weeks old. □ear Gstaad. After the war it Jenna is eating 6ibs of remained with other trophies Nationwide's range of fixed and capped rate mortgages meat a day to keep up her in a cabinet in a local hotel, strength and feed the pup¬ but they were lost whei the pies. Even then they need hotel was rebuilt in 1984. further meals throughout Last year Jane Reid, widow If-you're looking for the security of stable rates for years to come. Nationwide have a wide range of of Pat Reid, author of The the day. The father, Wil¬ liam, aged five, has still Colditz Story, who lives in mortgages to choose from that are designed to make life easier. Just call into any Nationwide Zurich, received a telephone not seen the puppies because he weighs 16 stone call from the mother of the branch where our staff will be happy to discuss a mortgage to suit your needs. And while you're hotel’s present owner saying and could easily crush the cups had been found. them by accident there, ask about the free discount vouchers worth up to £10,000 to use with o wide range of top Mrs Reid made yesterday’s Mrs Montgomery. 45, presentation at a gathering of said; “The puppies are name stores and products, that you will receive when you take out any Nationwide mortgage. Colditz veterans at the muse¬ lovely but they are quite a um. Queen Elizabeth the handful now their eyes Queen Mother was due to have opened and they have attended, but was forced have started running to cancel the engagement around and playing. because she had a cold. _^L Nationwide. “People keep telling us The oldest former Colditz how much money we will inmate present was Major make out of the fitter but I General William Tubby" don’t think we will make a Broomhall. 96, president of fortune because the dogs the Colditz Association. Major are costing us so much.” Hugh Bruce, the association's To qinMy lo> die d&COuri wuchan. a m ngoga twfcotion nut be made by 13 NMmbei 1TO. and Ihn mw™e amfewd b* 30 And 1994. 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" QP —?0 o< *f die* i■Ce?isCe*TnCa*diiot■y*ni !ffee'«ee *maa *nnoo>ornwMP-ro« aohhl*i i^or<ftOcaf*bemll3egn a«motl^ kia ti htrogt. nards we have on record is about" had come to the recep¬ pFeenesdi omn,l eo nm*o bnuaobg aand m ger man odo etneubHlye ■IIrnn titpwbni»^trift^itabn rBGusiunosnbrotntroia_lqigoqm^BE^i^lerNIfnrietft^a.oHqmtlonritie.Sef Bi.uriMfn.aiS.obd&^fi Kaadn ^.andr)u«rtoa«^fia.rrt»tfml<G.uim*db^n tion-50 Britons and a dozen only 14 so we will be very others from France. Poland. YOUR HOME IS AT RISK IF YOU DO NOT KEEP UP REPAYMENTS interested to hear from Mr Czechoslovakia and The and Mrs Montgomery as Netherlands. ON A MORTGAGE OR OTHER LOAN SECURED ON IT. their litter looks like a new record." photograph, page 24 ims anvertls«nerrr w* pU^ by the Newspaper PuNfahm A*«ution. .
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-^i^ggNESDAY NOVEMBER 31993_ ~~ HOME news 7 !1 ^_toseilah0use when buyers aren’t biting Home owners advised tc LiDey seeks to ease m^m tWtf.c&V -■■’•= -; -.’if'v?-*5j chfld pay anxiety oeat the seasonal slump llS|i Bv Phiup Webster and Edward Gorman '■ Rac„ei Keu,, PROPERn __ ‘ 1£F PpTER UUey is considering HOUSE ZTJ^r'PR°PEgnCOBR“™— changes to the Child Suppon 2iLdren; wajor said; “i ^cks from show homes. An Agency's methods after pub¬ S?k!*e tha :p-V,*:w:^ ,t- ^. y 4 Sieir'n'"™**1111 a or'risk a^Drnc‘ip which to nest, not to ^. of expectation can be lic anxiety on how mainte¬ ^e,heen.rased aboui this ^Mr Lilley is examining owijured up by laying the nance bills are calculated •3 ^nts^^'^csot* K. dining-room table. Fresh flow- Yesterday John Major ac- jfAtt-" .-.'r1--* ’ .; -■= ic> There are'^S’^feS^ cra are desirable, and die old £E*WB“1 the corranS exchange came as a v& deSaV? ^worthy, preci fewer rS ruse of coffee m the hob and Jffed by parents and told the judge reserved his decision in 5^>r' tiV :f. -:.*Hrs7*;^ ^of ^ National aSS- returnoS bread in the oven still holds Commons they were being a test case cm jwopenysSlfr .*ii frue- Few sellers bother with '■ .'-Ajwg cKftnined by foe social rec- merns that could •;i . . —miian such ploys, however. unty secretary. Mr Ullev is rands of fathers who made ®^son woUjd end bv Decern® ^ aaccccoorrdd'innpgl,yv. 1” . impressions are cru¬ understood to be looking at oean-brak arrangements in- #>-V.V 9.--S The need to present a friend- cial. Mr Goldsworthy said. reforms that could be put to yravmg the transfer of a i-*’."?: . "-■•r.t? -7 ^*e^gatbef0re reviving y home means that vendore Kerb appeal is vital. View uie cabinet over foe next few house but who are faring ' . _. ^ fo»nse!ves should playTSrge your property from the road. weeks. m their maim! nance bills. Go"S0^'™eid“b^ 2f5 toi«fe -fte«Sf Buyers need to be enticed out Alistair Bun, foe sodal SL0*; S die ideal seDers. i , Jf die car. Repaint the from ^unty minister, announced Gaiy Crozier of Carlisle is fr 'tv • 4? -1- - ' ■■'*"f■.v^’'^Tj Who are seOinp iS ^7lose !rimS“uSV “lS^ld^S hh^a”v e* °a0 0 Sd6J£r3 i dnwokw.h Eno s^tcaatne Mneosstt n bouty aenrs i nnovwes stmeeekn at “P w^dow 2hoan2n dM“leodn". d*Ha yec iacss hueasnn lgiwkeesof uyil ndto fgbooee JL»ivuenrp oootrlod eHgr eigto hvh eirCst uoprunrreet.vd i oHuaest M ir.Vg^ S3tJEv ^ Golds- tonher when he appei P** his former wife the Se\wadf°n r°r ramify home on foe under¬ ran k^3 few m°nths. There before the Commons social be as much as a 10 per cent He adyjses sellers to make viewers. Prepare a liw nf ^dier side of the front committee today standing he would not have dtfenaice in price if Si buyers sit features. e£Ky ^ nj?e.: because the government has to pay weekly maintenance dbieefosprer iCngh.r"i stmas or w3a1i1t k11t,1i *fr*o«mra mthee ^nhdoouuiss teeh,, e ppbrreeesfftee vrraaiebbwllyys are not obvioussuch as rewir- wrJU&L?* pnnap,e is ytieotn toof cwohmepthleetre f uitrst heexra amcitnioan¬ stoorn .t he couple’s nine-year-old 5y? ~•V•- . ' N‘>X?-r-< jsThseg iwvaepnp rsaodadscehdiwn gQ rdgfeeaindS*l inwe rSS<^S" ihea**?" ^ hr01e ng reeden eurjyi avwJdii^e eijdntt-whh,ec eetarrf eisail fwc—si e f»na iy«peb,oe5vtosud! u ettkdo ny. oohiI_wuat" rni hirt dLphes raesuoaus lfspsusa tueucierroorvteunniy¬s-., jGokDS.foe tmlstgdejosrE woimdof'r ptfihr-ue yms ssiaiitmoiednmr. etIs hf- mai nno darmoelusaSb nt^ya, .plieTsy ar-dheteoqerhu, iinysr eessudSte.me rwidtahays, . stHheieez etLdo aludb pofoouner eewnvcoheiBudictneeuencf.no cevremee t.eto hn Mettdh. eerf seRConMoScdsiAeaa djl*o sH re'esict pdu prhailitneSny¬- ■.'.\VT‘L. v'.l “me methodical my yoouu rh caavree obf ethene mbeattgenro tlhiaa-nc osltorounregd c olpoauirn. t is wcoidmemsporenasd athnaxti ettyh earned wdias¬s wsehleiccht bceogmanm yitetesete'sr deanyq?u iry, 7.■ - <.V7. -’• . •- 'i .-v1- ■■&■:/«.^:! _ers. They_ are lookBing nOoWw f,oorr rbior^nSari earnsdJ sb£u0slVinde ss*l*ik e“.n Temimoe- phloauinsee,d . MSerl leGrso lcdasnw aolrstoh yle aerxn¬ LeadingH aortmicelse,, ppaaggee 3179 Ros Hcppl^wte iimmnfaplyeox sieobdlv eoe"rn f aifnboasene cni"ta rflia gtfihoder rmsa ufnoldar wreaaSsdh yep idcpekaniynieignd g to hnam tp atahinreet enangtsae nnaccfey- _ •-■*? ;;;.;i^ Publisher Elton story me maintenance of their under court orders. •-. •••'.r.'if: h. •• wins cable j ft-.ui.-'' ‘was work channel bid of fiction’ By Alexandra Frean \ * media correspondent By Richard Dues .r.-HvKs •■ ^V ^*" v < v v- >: ASSOaATXD Newspapers ELTON John, the singer and songwriter, rejected a news¬ JJSS» * d* paper apology for an inaccu¬ *V" M(P! on Sunday, is to j- ''»■v rate article and insisted that nel for ^the L eo nt^doenv isairoena c nheaxnt" admit it was a work of ‘‘Comff and see my new ycflr, fiction, a High Court libel • t. ’ : •->• v J t• i•* . -.- •.- %'-" ■■ * .* .vT /i•-''*?. v:*f. fceoalNtuuimgreen li wsDtr.i eLtmeyrpn, sdatane rLd, e tBeh-aePz o gBtoteasrms, iap- jrmoAry al tgwhroaeuse gdtoh il tdt hh yeae dSs tuberendedanay yw. rMoinrg¬ raessktanura*at»T b!e^ Kfpi-fea*ubtekW^* y .,•.-. • % to report last December that igboye. the show business rep¬ fV-. .• -- •’ toe singer had indulged in picture-” _ •. orter. are expected to appear on the new station, Channel “bizarre’* eating habits at a • .Marco’s cooking Hollywood party, it dahned One, to be launched next April ft$S? • 1 a-, • • 4 *'»T* on a network operated by toe story was published in rivalled only by ! good faith on the evidence of &r.*fVrr;' -?*1•- London’s six cable operators. witnesses. didn’t protest. ■/ i . Associated is investing £20 :\ •’ J'i.rv frddion in the new news, John dismissed as “prepos- Marco Rene •■ •.V.i*,.-4Tc. information and entertain- torous" the newspaper’s daim ;AS that the error had been based ment service. It beat off rival ’. ->• rads from Mirror Group eovne nmtuiastlalyk eanc ciedpetnintigt yh be efhoarde White, Newspapers and a consortium not even been at the party. :-:-:;;:::>.jb made up of Carton Television- John, 46, is suing Mirror and London Weekend : '• V 1 Television. Group Newsjwperi publisb- ofDaifei ertrf foe Sunday Mirror, for Associated's winning bid is • f:. •• ••■''-••ir.i>: backed by SdecOV. one of UDe“ Hc also wants exempla¬ On the other baM* . ry damages for the newspa- v. • -• Britain's most successful inde¬ Pe£? “recklessness” in pendent television production publishing the article without companies and maker of the -v rakmg adequate checks. . ,’i!; - ,. series Lovejqy, Love Hurts and Frank Presland, John’s sol¬ Birds Of A Feather. SelecTV. icitor, told the court that his which has a 20 per cent interest in Channel One, will -- me newspaper m^ltta=»««ofsP00'.! explanation for foe error as an rate new programmes for msult to his intelligence. taneouscombistion- the station as well as provid¬ The article claimed that ing repeats of its popular ; sdipod^^oi^ i' John was seen at the party, shows. hosted by his manager John „0 Supcrzoom. Thc Channel One's schedule is Keid. chewing food and then expected to include regular ■'•'■ ••• news bulletins, a daily sports spitting it out in an attempt to 3>aoom^^*c,rortd‘| reduce weight. John churns •if.,:; programme, shows aimed at that the article, written after it’ll sH under n i the under-fives, as well as chat his public claim to have ■ V -- 'r.-t-tJ shows and a home shopping at*aCB^.&caWn^aofe^a beaten addiction to drink and service. The station will also themed attentive uwlOTd’. drugs together with bulimia V' f;."-33S pioneer interactive services, nervosa, had damaged his ; ' allowing viewers to partici¬ reputation. • And with & ^S6 ■ • '•••• pate directly in programmes. • • • # .r. - '-a i The case continues. ^0^n.«t;30P»c^te done a -rfd chrf “ 20- THE *£■& TIMES DILLONS DEBATE So*iI."dan,wbaKd“ Will women priests ■*nds aec&»g< ^on» .*?. split the Church? ; aoseww*^*1® • • . /.VVr l chedc^e FttemL ■ As Marco explc^i5*^ THE Bishop of Oxford, foe Rt Rev Richard Hames, and Karen Arm- ; AMwitft-'s®1<wdins; Su^eiw^***?0** Tbe«suh.yottseeabov«. smma, for seven years a Roman Catholic nun. and author of the contro¬ 1 keep an-' ^ 0® ** !^Tchisn. • Afw.daysl^Isbow^ versial new book The End of Silence. • < control afid .^^ . - ' ’. : •'■"7-i/' Women and Priesthood, win speak in .doot . .' . -i ‘Harvey’s C3»teea* is ;. —.-•.»> '-s support of women priests Si this My aarter appeas Lbatea : important debate. 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8 HOME NEWS THE TIMES WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 3 1993 Film buffs Rise in suicides linked to scour world for missing identity crisis of ‘new man’ treasures By Alexandra Frean By Lucy Herrington the United States but do not MEDIA CORRESPONDENT ■ The burden of individual freedom has appear to have parallels else¬ THE “new man" is not so exposed a generation of young males who where in Europe. The Samari¬ EUROPE’S leading film ar¬ much supportive as suicidal, tans emphasise that sexual chive is launching a world¬ are disoriented and despairing the Samaritans suggested yes¬ politics are just part of a range wide search for copies of 150 terday when they released of modem pressures. Dr historic films which have gone figures showing an 80 per cent Varah said the era diction of missing from cinemas and increase in suicides by young the “new man'’, the voguish spairing, reported their own rigid dass divisions over re¬ libraries throughout Europe. men in England and Wales media model of the perfect mixed emotions on their anni¬ cent decades had been accom¬ The lost movies range from over the past ten years. The partner, and said many mm versary. They emphasised the panied by the demise of social Errol Flynn's first film. Mur¬ suicide rale for women is do not know who they are or success of the 24-hour solidarity. der at Monte Carlo, made in decreasing. what is expected of them, phone/ine service, which has He said the dass system 1935. to the first British Sher¬ At St Stephen Walbrook particularly in significant re¬ docked up ten million listen¬ “gave you a certain security in lock Holmes film. A Study in church in the City of London, lationships. “This is undoubt¬ ing hours and is now run by the sense that you knew where Scarlet, shot in 1914 with where the Samaritans were edly one of the additional 22,900 volunteers in the UK you were, you knew what was James Bragington as the great launched exactly 40 years ago. pressures. In a sense It is and Ireland, but noted the expected of you. Nowadays detective. representatives of the charity, almost an identity crisis.” continuing challenge. The the guidelines are blurred or Archivists believe the miss¬ including Dr Chad Varah. its Dr Varah, 81, said the government's white paper. nonexistent for many people." ing footage, which also in¬ founder, suggested that the erosion of rigid class divisions Health of the Nation, sets a He recalled his awn up¬ cludes Alfred Hitcock’s The movements designed to liber¬ has had a similar effect. target of a 15 per cent reduc¬ bringing and contrasted its Mountain Eagle, made in ate us from the shackles of Last year the Samaritans tion in the suicide rate by the "priceless advantages” with 1926. and Walter Forde's 1931 gender and social class have received 2.4 million calls, the end of the century. the lade of self-identity or version of The Ghost Train, rendered us socially disorient¬ equivalent of one every 12 Mr Armson said the official direction in the youth of today. could be languishing in un¬ ed and suicide-prone. seconds. Coroners in the Uni¬ suidde statistics probably “I do not envy them their marked cans on library According to Simon ted Kingdom recorded 4,673 under-state the reality, with feeling of having little or no shelves or gathering dust in Arm son, chief executive of the verdicts of suicide, of which many additional suiddes re¬ control over their own desti¬ convened bingo halls. Samaritans, today's young male deaths across all age corded as accidental deaths or nies.” Launched in Britain by the men are particularly vulnera¬ groups accounted for 76 per resulting in open verdicts. The The Samaritans have National Him and Television ble. The number of suicides cent, compared with 64 per imbalance between the sexes linked up with other organ¬ Archive, the Search for Lost among men aged 15 to 24 in cent in 1982. During the same is partly explained by men's isations in an attempt to iden¬ Films, as it is known, is being England and Wales increased period the rate of female prefered means of death, tify the most vulnerable from 262 in 1982. a rale of six suicide fell by 43 per cent. which tend to be more violent groups of people. They are coordinated by Lumfere, an EC-funded body set up to deaths per 100,000, to 412 in Representatives of the char¬ and less ambiguous. also working with medical 1992.11 per 100.000. ity, which was established to The male:female suidde colleges to help doctors assist prserve Europe’s film archive. He pointed to the concept of befriend the suicidal and de¬ trends are similar to those in patients with suicidal feelings. Dr Varah, the Samaritans’ founder, raises a cup to their fortieth anniversary Lumfere, headed by Gian Luca FarineUi of the Bologna film archive, has been given Whisky an EC grant of £300.000 to help locate the films and restore them where necessary. galore up The missing British films contain classic performances TWO for auction by such talents as Max Miller. Margaret Lockwood and Googie Withers, and footage Eh' A Staff Reporter from early Michael Pbwefl films, including Bom Lucky, THE final 14 bottles salvaged made in 1932 with Rene Ray from the wreck of the SS and Talbot O’Farrell. Politician, which inspired Sir Gyde Jeavans, curator of Compton Mackenzie’s novel the National Him and Tele¬ Whisky Galore, are to be sold vision Archive, said the films at auction. represented an art form The ship was carrying unique to the 20th century. GOOD TURNS 250,000 bottles of whisky "Film and moving images are from Liverpool to Kingston. the first original an form for Jamaica, when it was wrecked thousands of years. Already 50 in February 1941 off Calvay in per centof the first 100years of the Western Isles next to film production have disap¬ Barra and South Ulst peared because of neglect and For weeks islanders plun¬ decay. It is imperative that we dered the wreck before Cus¬ save what is left." toms and Excise and police intervened. Later die book was turned into a film. In 1987. several bottles of the whisky were recovered FROM and SS Politician pic was set up to salvage the remainder of the cargo. More bottles were retrieved in 1990 and these are now expected to fetch more than £4,000. They include a bottle of Dimple Haig from about 1940. which is valued at up to £600. Another highlight of the sale, which will take place at RE NAULT. Christie's in Glasgow on Nov- ember24, is a matureTalisker distilled in 1S96 and bottled in 1938 which is expected to fetch Flynn: his Erst efforts up to £2^00. on film are being sought Sacrificial ending By Raymond Keene 22 Qe4 Nf6 CHESS CORRESPONDENT 23 Qxtrt Qwt? 24 Qs7 RfB THE last act in The Times 25 Nxf7 Kh7 World Chess Championship 26 Radi Qxb2 was a consultation game be¬ 27 Qxe6 Bc8 tween the two world title 28 Qc4 Ng4 contenders and the Channel 4 29 Rfl BS commentary team. 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10 HOME NEWS the TIMES WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 319% RK Jobless Howard to increase /Ml Victory’s ■ ri: man turned past comes prison governors’ poacher to out of the Jia _/ • / feed family punishment powers / woodwork f S S 6 - llJi1 A POACHER walked free from court yesterday after he ■ By Marianne Curphey f-0 admitted illegally catching a pike to feed his family. By Richard Ford WORKMEN restoring the Alan Soden, 40. told the HOME CORRESPONDENT ■ The home secretary is responding to timbers of Britain's most court that he had been unem¬ warnings from officers that they are in famous warship, HMS Vic¬ ployed for nearly three years PRISON governors will be tory, have discovered a note and was in a desperate foiai>. danger of losing control of jails given tougher powers to con¬ wedged deliberately in the dal situation, but refused m trol and discipline unruly woodwork by naval ship¬ accept charity and lived off the inmates under proposals to be wrights in 1886, countryside. unveiled by the home secre¬ inmates took advantage of speed! on prisons, Mr How¬ The scrap of paper was Magistrates at Tewkesbury tary today. punishment they thought was ard is likely to defend his apparently ripped from an Gloucestershire, gave hint a Measures are expected to feeble and worth absconding assertion that “prison works- accounts ledger and contains one-year conditional dis¬ include the ability to impose for, assaulting staff and using following criticism by penal details of the 19th century charge and ordered him to mv longer periods of lost remis¬ drugs. The opportunities for reform groups and members shipwrights who canted out £10 costs. 3 sion on troublemakers in 133 trouble within jails have in¬ of the judiciary. repairs on Nelson’s flagship. Mark Knowles, for the pros¬ jails, as well as putting ring¬ creased with inmates being A prison governors' leader Mike Rudd, one of the ecution. said Soden was seen leaders of protests in solitary allowed more time out of their said yesterday that they need¬ current restorers, found the fishing the Severn, near confinement for longer than cells and more association. ed additional powers to pun¬ neatly-folded piece of paper Tewkesbury, in Mav. He was the present three days. Brendan O'Friel, chairman ish inmates following a series behind a gundeck roofing confonted by officials from the The move coincides with the of the Prison Governors'Asso¬ of incidents last week at Dart¬ beam. It is said to be threat of selective industrial ciation. said: “Governors want moor. at The Verne at Port¬ marvellously preserved and National Rivers Authority and admitted catching an 181b pike action by prison officers, in¬ additional powers to give land. Dorset, and at Ever- discloses that work on laying during the close season, which cluding a ban on accepting more than 28 days lost remis¬ thorpe. North Humberside. At a new deck was carried out runs from March 14 to June any prisoners into jails on sion and to deal with lifers for Everthorpe control and re¬ by shipwright pensioners—a 16. Monday week. Members of whom loss of remission is straint teams were called out feet not previously known by the Prison Officers’ Associ¬ meaningless." after prisoners refused to re¬ the Victory’s historians. Mr Knowles said Soden told ation have voted overwhelm- He added: The feeling in turn to their ceils. Peter Goodwin, the ship’s the NRA officials that he had , ingly to give their executive prisons is that prisoners think Offences inside prisons are curator, said: “Various small always taken pike from the power to order industrial ac¬ they can get away with being mostly dealt with by gover¬ artefacts have been found in river: “Mr Soden told them, ‘1 tion in opposition to govern¬ unruly. The balance is not nors. whose sentencing pow¬ the past but this is by far the have taken these fish out to ment plans for more prison right" ers are now limited to three most significant and exciting eat. I've been made redundant! privatisation and market test¬ Michael Howard, the home days in confinement or 28 days discovery. It was so carefully seven times and l don’t get ing in the penal system. secretary, is sympathetic to lost remission, against 14 days concealed that we believe it much money. I have got three The decision to provide gov¬ governors’ demands for great¬ and 180 days previously. was left there on purpose as a kids to feed.’ ” ernors with more sanctions to er discipline in jails as part of Serious offences are referred 19th century time capsule for Soden. who lives in Tewkes¬ punish prisoners is a reversal his drive to ensure that prison to the courts system, but police future generations to bury with his wife and sons of polity by the government life is not too lax and provides have difficulty in obtaining discover." Tim, 12. James. 8, and Thom¬ after the prison disciplinary convicted criminals with a evidence inside prisons. Ac¬ The paper gives personal as. 7. said he received only £|3J system was radically over¬ “more austere experience". cording to some governors, information about the restor¬ benefit a week. hauled last year, reducing Today he will outline his the Crown Prosecution Service ers working on board at die He told the court “I have governors' powers. vision of prison regimes and is sometimes reluctant to pro¬ time. It shows that retired always taken the odd pike it follows a warning by discipline when he addresses ceed with expensive court men from the navy were home to eat It hasn’t been the prison governors that they the final day of the prison cases against long-term pris¬ employed as shipwrights and best of lives. I’m even now in a were in danger of losing service annual conference in oners who are likely to receive served under naval personnel difficult situation and I don't control of jails. They said Blackpool. In his first major only concurrent sentences. while Victory was moored want to turn to anybody for dose to Portsmouth harbour charity. in between 1812 and 1922. “I have always lived off the Public school checks boosted “We have discovered that countryside around me. but one of foe two men named. not damaged the eco-system. i Leading man Lockyear. was I'm coming up to very near ■ not a member of foe navy three years of unemployment because we have traced rates My situation is desperate." By Ben Preston, education correspondent records back and found he Passing sentence. John Lew¬ INDEPENDENT schools face house" inspection service by compared with up to £40,000 was resident in Portsmouth is. chairman of the bench, more frequent checks by gov¬ leading public schools from under Ofsted. The HMC at least until 1923," Mr Good¬ said: “We are going to give you ernment school inspectors as September is also hastening scheme reflects growing win said. a conditional discharge part of a drive towards greater the shift to greater account¬ awareness of the need for “The other. Mr Phillips, because we feel that you have openness, it was disclosed ability. Under the scheme, accountability, both to parents signs himself as a Royal obviously misunderstood the yesterday. disclosed by The Times two and to taxpayers contributing Navy chief carpenter and we offence." Up to 40 private schools will months ago. regular inspec¬ more than £75 million under can find no entry for him in After the case Soden said: “I be subject to published reports tion will be a condition of the assisted-plaoes scheme. foe old Portsmouth rates think justice has been done. by the schools inspectorate membership of the Headmas¬ James Sabben-Clare. head¬ book. This indicates be was We are in a difficult position each year, three times the ters' Conference (HMC) of 238 master of Winchester College, probably still in foe navy at but there are a lot worse off present level. The move, an¬ leading public schools. said the new HMC and Ofsted the time foe note was than we are. It won’t be easy to nounced by the Office for Schools will be inspected by initiatives complemented each written." pay off the £10. although it Standards in Education teams led by one Ofsted- other. “Independence can Mr Goodwin said that foe may seem like nothing to some (Ofsted). reflects the inspector¬ approved inspector, with the mean a little too much isola¬ message would be left in people." ate's enthusiasm to extend to remainder experienced teach¬ tion, while at the same time it place when work on the roof His wife Anita, 36. said: the private sector the spirit of ers from conference schools. has the advantage of freedom. beam was completed, and “He's a good husband, be the new monitoring regime Parents will receive a summa¬ We are trying to alter the another note from today's hasn't done anything wrong. that ensures each state school ry of their findings. HMC balance a bit to fit the current shipwrights would be added He doesn't go out committing is inspected every four years. estimates the cost of its service ethos of movement towards alongside it Leading seaman Jack Cresdee under a beam that hid foe note from 1886 crime. He's just trying to do r. greater accountability.- the best he can for his famffy." Starting a business? Make NatWest your first call. If you’re starting up a business, you'll need to have good lines of communication from foe Free ‘Relate 200’ outset. telephone Open a Small Business Account with Nat West between 1 October and 30 November '93 and we'fl help reduce the cost of getting them in place. You can choose any or all of foe following: a Save 15% on a free BT telephone. 15% off a BT answering ‘Response 50’ machine, or £35 off a BT fax machine. answering machine . For more information about this offer and a copy of our Business Start-Up Guide, simply return the coupon, or call us free on 0800 777 888. 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