Serena Williams Only Loses In Big Upsets Because Shes Always A Big

For the second straight year, Serena Williams’s bid to make history at the U.S. Open was derailed in a semifinal upset. Last year, Williams was seeking to complete the first calendar-year Grand Slam since Steffi Graf in 1988 and to tie Graf’s Open-era record of 22 career major titles when she was defeated by No. 43 Roberta Vinci. On Thursday night, Williams was two match wins from passing Graf in career major titles, but, hampered by an injury to her left knee, she lost to No. 11 Karolina Pliskova.Williams was ranked No. 1 heading into both matches. And according to win probabilities based on our tennis Elo ratings, both results were big surprises: She had a 97 percent chance of beating Vinci and an 87 percent chance against Pliskova.1In this article, our estimates of win probability heading into matches at this year’s U.S. Open use a blend of players’ overall Elo ratings and Elo ratings based only on hard-court matches, according to the methods described in our article about our tournament forecast. For earlier matches, we’re using probabilities based on overall Elo ratings for both players. That’s not unusual for Williams, who has left majors in two ways over the past five years, each one happening about as often as the other: Either as the champion (9 of 20) or as the loser of a big upset (11 of 20). She has had at least an 85 percent chance of winning all 11 of the matches she has lost at majors since 2012 (her first year playing the majors in her 30s). Those 11 losses are among the 14 most surprising of her career at majors: In other words, her 14 Slam losses for which she entered the matches with the highest Elo-based win probabilities.The series of surprise losses is the result of two factors:1) Williams is losing more matches she should win, perhaps a reflection of increased susceptibility in her 30s to injury or wear during a tournament. She has won 89 percent of Slam matches since 2012 in which she had an 85 percent chance or better, compared with a 96 percent win percentage in the same type of matches before 2012.2In both time periods, the average of her win probability in these matches was 95 percent.2) Against a field with fewer all time-greats than she faced earlier in her career, Williams is playing a lot more matches as a big favorite, giving her more opportunities to be upset: She has had at least an 85 percent chance of winning in 88 percent of her major matches since the start of 2012, compared with 64 percent earlier. read more

The Best College Football Programs Of The 1990s Are Suddenly Terrible

*Includes ties as half-wins. Data includes games against major and non-major schools since, at earliest, 1869.Source: ESPN.com UCLA595.560.0%1422194474 When I was growing up in the 1990s, it was hard to imagine the football programs at Florida State and Nebraska ever losing steam. The Huskers won national championships in 1994, 1995 and 1997;1Sharing the final one with Michigan. FSU took its own titles in 1993 and 1999 (plus went to two more BCS Championship Games, in 1998 and 2000). The two dynasties edged out Florida and Tennessee for the most victories in Division I-A in the ’90s, winning 218 games combined2Counting ties as half-wins. during the decade.Those halcyon days are a distant memory now, after a weekend that saw Florida State lose to Syracuse for the first time since 1966 — and saw Nebraska do the Seminoles one better, starting a season 0-2 for the first time since 1957. Now they’re part of a group of formerly great teams that have started the 2018 season as badly as any version of their programs have in the past several decades.It isn’t as if the Seminoles and Huskers have been in the dumps for this whole century, mind you: FSU won the 2013 national championship and made the College Football Playoff the following year. (It wasn’t long ago that the Seminoles were so unfazed by Syracuse that they were literally playing Hangman on the sidelines.) Nebraska won at least nine games in seven straight seasons (from 2008 to 2014). Neither stretch was as dominant as their respective heydays, though, and those runs in the 1990s had long since warped expectations for subsequent generations at each school. Although former FSU coach Jimbo Fisher spurned the Seminoles as much as they moved on from him, the Huskers fired ex-coach Bo Pelini because merely being a Top-25 fixture wasn’t enough in Lincoln.3Though Pelini’s temper didn’t help matters, either. Florida State hired Willie Taggart last offseason, while Nebraska brought aboard former Husker QB Scott Frost to great fanfare after Mike Riley’s brief, mostly disastrous time at the team’s helm.The early returns have been discouraging, to say the least. According to FiveThirtyEight’s Elo ratings, which measure the strength of each program over time, Saturday’s losses dropped Florida State to 55th in the country, while Nebraska fell to an astonishing 79th. In terms of Elo through the current stage of the season,4Meaning the same number of games into a season as the team has currently played. the Seminoles haven’t rated this low (a 1547 rating) after three games in a campaign since 1976, which was legendary coach Bobby Bowden’s first season at FSU. The last time the Huskers started a season rated this poorly (1423 Elo) was an astonishing 61 years ago.They’re not alone among all-time great programs struggling this year, either. UCLA, with almost 600 wins to its name, is 0-3 under new coach Chip Kelly and has seen its Elo dip to a 74-year low. Tennessee, which also dominated the college football landscape of my youth with great QBs like Heath Shuler, Peyton Manning and Tee Martin, is as bad as it’s been in 63 years. And Florida — which won Saturday against Colorado State but infamously snapped its 31-year winning streak against Kentucky the week before — is sitting at a 39-year low point. Among programs with at least 300 all-time wins and a 60 percent winning percentage, those are the five teams that are currently playing as badly as they have in at least 35 years. Nebraska878.069.81423195761 All-Time Record Some of these teams will get a chance to start turning things around soon … against one another. Florida and Tennessee play on Saturday, while Nebraska will play Michigan — a fellow titan of college football history that, while not quite on the same historically bad trajectory as the teams above, also finds itself out of sorts over Jim Harbaugh’s record against top opponents. For all of these programs, a rich history can also be a burden that weighs down future teams, forcing them into the constant pursuit of their own past.They can look to Alabama for inspiration, though. While few teams have won more all-time games than the Crimson Tide, it wasn’t long ago that Bama was also floundering, struggling to live up to the legacy of Gene Stallings, much less Bear Bryant. Now Nick Saban takes his program to new heights with each successive season. The turnaround in Tuscaloosa was dramatic, but some version of it can also happen in Lincoln, Gainesville, Tallahassee or Knoxville. Each team remains a perennial fixture near the top of the recruiting rankings, so the talent is in place for a renaissance — and luckily for today’s brand-name programs, they find it easier than ever to maintain their power base once they build it.Before that can happen, though, these once-great teams need to end their current slides. At their ’90s peaks, the Seminoles and Huskers made winning look so effortless that a collapse seemed impossible. Now that they’ve proven even the most storied programs aren’t invincible, perhaps the rebuilding process for the next great dynasties can finally begin in earnest. Some of college football’s greatest teams are strugglingMost years since the last time each Football Bowl Subdivision team’s Elo rating was as low as its current rating at this stage of a season, for teams with at least 300 wins and a 60 percent winning percentage Florida State526.068.01547197642 Tennessee835.568.01537195563 Texas A&M736.560.2167120108 USC771.070.7164020135 Florida708.562.11613197939 ProgramWins*Win Pct.Current EloWorst SinceYears read more

World Cup Crib Notes Day 4

It was a tough call Sunday with great games across the board, but ultimately it’s Argentina — the second-ranked team in our Soccer Power Index (SPI) — that we want to see play.IN BRIEFSee our World Cup interactive for the latest probabilities.IN DEPTHArgentina has one of the most storied World Cup histories, winning the championship in 1978 and 1986 (the latter after Diego Maradona’s infamous quarterfinals goal), but then failing to find that level of international success ever since.This year might be different. After the host and favorite Brazil, Argentina has the greatest chance of winning the tournament at 13 percent. Its opponent on Sunday, Bosnia-Herzegovina, has a less than 1 percent chance of being this year’s champion. Their matchup has the Argentines favored to win at 62 percent compared to the Bosnians’ 15 percent — much of which has to do with Argentina’s strong offense.The attacking trio of Lionel Messi, Gonzalo Higuain and Sergio Aguero is one of the strongest in the tournament, with an SPI offense score of 2.9 (that means we would expect Argentina to score 2.9 goals against an average team), behind only Brazil and Germany. Still, Bosnia’s offense is strong, too, with an SPI offense score of 2.3, so goals may abound in Sunday’s game.To see who’s more likely to find the back of the net, we looked at each team’s three leading scorers since 2011 and how they’ve been performing at their respective clubs in the run-up to the World Cup (some leagues keep spotty game data; we pulled data from a broad set of league games that had the most extensive statistics — the trends are clear).The projected average goals for each team in Sunday’s matchup are 2.0 for Argentina and 0.9 for Bosnia. And it’s pretty clear how much more dominant Argentina’s three best forwards are compared to Bosnia’s best three: Together, Messi, Aguero and Higuain are better at passing, shots on target, “take ons” (as opposed to passing in a one-on-one situation) and goals per game. Even though Bosnia’s Edin Dzeko scores a fair bit for his club team, Manchester City, his broken-down stats don’t seem very impressive.Messi, on the other hand, sweeps the table in almost every category (except goals per shot). And that’s a big reason why Argentina versus Bosnia is our game to watch — because when we say we want to watch Argentina play, what we really mean is that we want to watch Messi play.YesterdayLed by Andrea Pirlo, Italy’s 35-year old midfield Methuselah, the Azzurri completed an astonishing 92.2 percent of their passes in Saturday’s 2-1 win against England, the highest by any team in a World Cup match since 1966 (the start of Stats & Info’s data set). Italy’s experience and efficiency stood in stark contrast to an England side that was wasteful in attack.The final third actually belonged to the English — at least in volume — especially after Mario Balotelli gave Italy the lead in the 50th minute. England had a 192-117 advantage on touches in the attacking third, but struggled to create chances by passing into the penalty area (two chances created off 8-of-37 passing). One goal on 18 total shots wasn’t enough for England, with Wayne Rooney’s 0-for-3 shooting performance bringing his career drought to 25 World Cup shots without a goal.The most glaring English inefficiency was their reliance on the wings to generate offense while failing to deliver quality crosses. England connected on one of 25 crosses (4 percent) in the match, its lowest cross completion percentage in a World Cup match in 44 years.The Italians opted for quality in their attacking-third approach, especially in the match’s final 60 minutes. Over the last two-thirds of the match, the veteran Italian midfield picked apart the English back line. Italy completed eight of 14 passes into the box, creating five chances and a game-winning assist on Balotelli’s 50th-minute header. Pirlo, Claudio Marchisio and Daniele de Rossi (16 combined World Cup games entering Saturday) were a combined 5-for-6 in that span. — John Parolin, senior stats analyst, ESPNOFF THE PITCHNo matter how small the probability, there’s a chance that Argentinian players could have Bosnian souls soles. Tanned horse and cow hides are the biggest single import from Bosnia-Herzegovina to Argentina. Although, they’re only worth $6 million dollars per year.The data, taken from the BACI International Database of trade, shows another surprising reliance between two countries in another of Sunday’s matchups: 28 percent of all French imports to Honduras is packaged medicine (another 4 percent is perfumes, and 3 percent is beauty products).Does Switzerland live up to the assumption that it’s all about the chocolate? Kind of: 22 percent of all exports from Ecuador to Switzerland is cocoa beans, worth a total $34 million. Swiss footballers’ WAGs may also be offered jewelry made of Ecuadorian gold (which makes up 41 percent of all Swiss imports from the South American country and is worth $64 million annually) or one of the thousands of bunches of Ecuadorian cut flowers imported each year (worth $17 million).What about Swiss exports to Ecuador? After chemical products and machinery are Swiss watches, of course, worth $5 million in 2011 alone. — Mona ChalabiFURTHER READINGSpain Is Now an Underdog to Make the Knockout Stage read more

Ohio State mens soccer team looks to secure Big Ten title in

Maryland midfielder Mael Corboz (8) and OSU senior midfielder Kyle Culbertson (3) struggle over the ball during a game at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium on Oct. 31. OSU won 1-0. Credit: Amanda Etchison | Editor in ChiefThe Ohio State men’s soccer team will play for the Big Ten title against its biggest conference rival in the regular-season finale on Wednesday, when the Buckeyes are set to host Michigan at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.The game against Michigan (8-4-4, 3-2-2) will arguably be the biggest game of the season for OSU (10-5-2, 4-2-1) because it will play a major role in determining who takes away the regular-season Big Ten title.“Our coach has been telling us all season to just take it one game at a time,” junior forward Yaw Amankwa said. “We look forward to the next game and will prepare the same way. It’s just another game and we will do whatever we can to win.”OSU started off the season in dismal fashion, notching just two wins in seven games. But things changed halfway through the season for the Scarlet and Gray, as it rattled off a 10-game unbeaten streak to leap to the top of the conference standings. “We worked so hard to get here,” Amankwa said. “At the beginning of the season no one thought we could do it and it just feels good to prove people wrong.”The Buckeyes sit at No. 1 in the Big Ten standings with 13 points, followed by Rutgers and Northwestern with 12 points each. Michigan sits in fourth place but still with a chance to grab the top seed with 11 points. Losses by OSU, Rutgers and Northwestern would give the Wolverines the crown.Rutgers is set to face Maryland on Wednesday, while Northwestern is scheduled to take on Wisconsin. The Scarlet Knights would win the conference with a win and OSU loss, as they hold the head-to-head tiebreaker with the Wildcats.Rutgers was able to slash OSU’s win streak on Oct. 25, putting the Scarlet Knights at No. 1 in the conference. The Scarlet and Gray bounced back on Saturday, however, defeating Maryland and jumping right back up to the top spot in the standings.The Buckeyes plan to keep that momentum going against Michigan to claim the Big Ten title.“To be in the position Wednesday night to play for the championship is great,” OSU coach John Bluem said. “But you got to win the game, and so we’ll prepare for the game like we’ve prepared for games all year long, and we’ll try to do the same things.”The Buckeyes hope to defeat Michigan on Wednesday, not only to claim the Big Ten title but also to have a favorable matchup in the Big Ten tournament quarterfinals.“We hope to finish strong and win on Wednesday night, and we’re going to hope to get a good seed so we get to play a quarterfinal game here at home,” Bluem said. “But it’s one game at a time.”The top four seeds in the conference play home quarterfinal games. The Buckeyes have clinched a top-four spot as they hold the tiebreaker with current No. 5 seed Indiana, which can tie OSU’s 13 points with a win and OSU loss. The Buckeyes defeated the Hoosiers in Bloomington, Indiana, on Oct. 10, 1-0.A peek at MichiganMichigan will be entering Wednesday’s match coming off a 1-0 shutout victory against in-state rival Michigan State.Freshmen midfielder Francis Atuahene, who leads the Big Ten in shots per game, has paced Michigan this season with 10 goals and three assists, followed by redshirt senior midfielder Colin McAtee with five goals and two assists. Senior forward William Mellors-Blair has chipped in three goals and four helpers.In goal, sophomore goalkeeper Evan Louro has played a total of 1,533 minutes and leads the conference in save percentage with a mark of .821. His goals-against average of .70 is also tops in the Big Ten.Awards keep comingFor the third time during OSU’s surprise season, its players have swept the Big Ten weekly awards.After netting a game-winning goal against Maryland last week, Amankwa was named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week for the first time in his career. The junior college transfer, who is in his first season with the Buckeyes, has a pair of goals and two assists on the year.Senior goalkeeper Chris Froschauer’s suffocating senior season continues. After picking up his conference-leading eighth clean sheet against the Terrapins last week, the transfer from Dayton earned his fourth Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week award.Froschauer — who saved five shots against Maryland to improve his save percentage to .808, second in the Big Ten — is the fourth player in conference history to win the award four times in one season.Overall, there have been seven times a Buckeye has won a weekly award this fall.What’s nextThe Buckeyes will host their first opponent in the Big Ten tournament on Sunday at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. The time and opponent will be determined after Wednesday’s slate of games. read more

Commentary OSU should be title contender with Bradley Robys return

Ohio State football coaches are currently working hard to recruit incoming freshmen to fill out the team’s roster for next season, but the Buckeyes got their most important commitment from a current member of the team on Saturday.OSU redshirt sophomore cornerback Bradley Roby, a second-team Associated Press All-American this season, told The Columbus Dispatch on Saturday he will return to OSU next season rather than declare for the 2013 NFL Draft.The Buckeyes figure to be among the top contenders for next year’s BCS National Championship Game, and Roby’s return increases the likelihood of that possibility.Although banned from the postseason, OSU became one of the nation’s best teams in 2012, winning all 12 of its regular-season games. A big reason for the team’s success was Roby, who blossomed into one of the nation’s best cornerbacks under coach Urban Meyer and cornerbacks coach Kerry Coombs.On a consistent basis throughout the season, Roby matched up in one-on-one coverage against the opposing team’s best wide receiver – and shut his opponent down.Roby consistently showed his ball skills and playmaking ability too. With 19 passes defended in 11 games, Roby had a rate of 1.73 passes defended per game, the best rate in the nation according to cfbstats.com. He also scored three total touchdowns, one each on an interception return, fumble return and punt block return.The Buckeyes’ pass defense was very shaky at times during the 2012 season. They gave up 243.5 passing yards per game, ranking just 78th nationally in yards allowed, and gave up 32 passing plays of 20 yards or more according to cfbstats.com. Those shortcomings, however, were rarely a result of mistakes by Roby. When targeted during a game, Roby has proven to be far more likely to come up with a big play than the opposing receiver.The Buckeyes already had a number of key players from this year’s defense not returning next season. Second-team AP All-American defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins declared for the draft as a junior, while six senior starters graduated, including defensive end John Simon, who was named the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year, and linebackers Etienne Sabino and Zach Boren.None of those losses, however, will hurt the Buckeyes next season as much as losing Roby would have.Returning safeties C.J. Barnett and Christian Bryant, who will both be seniors next season, are physically-gifted playmakers but inconsistent in deep pass coverage. Roby was the Buckeyes’ only consistently strong performer in the secondary this season, and with fellow cornerback Travis Howard lost to graduation, the Buckeyes would have had to replace both of their starting cornerbacks.With Roby’s return, what could have been an area of major concern looks like a strength for the Buckeyes. He will lead a talented trio of returning starters in the secondary, while OSU has numerous talented young players to compete for the other starting cornerback spot.Sophomore Doran Grant showed promise as the team’s nickel cornerback this season and freshman Armani Reeves is a gifted young talent at the position too. Defensive backs Eli Apple and Cam Burrows, both rated as four-star recruits by Rivals.com and Scout.com, are enrolling early this semester as incoming freshmen.By making the decision to return to OSU, Roby surpassed the opportunity to be a first-round pick in this year’s draft. He was expected to be the third cornerback selected in the 2013 Draft, following Alabama’s Dee Milliner and Mississippi State’s Jonathan Banks. Even so, his decision to return could result in personal dividends.By coming back and making OSU’s national championship chances stronger, he puts himself in position to potentially leave Columbus with a championship ring, even if he declares for the 2014 Draft.In the process, Roby could go from being one of the top cornerbacks in college football to the best at his position.Assuming Milliner declares for the draft as a junior, both first-team AP All-American cornerbacks and all three Jim Thorpe Award finalists from this season will have moved on to the NFL, leaving the door wide open for Roby to be college football’s top defensive back.Roby will have plenty of competition to be the top cornerback drafted in 2014, including Florida sophomore Loucheiz Purifoy. But Roby made significant development in his play between his freshman and sophomore seasons, and could do so again as a junior.By returning to school, Roby takes the risk of having a disappointing season and having his draft stock fall as a result. That risk, however, comes with big potential rewards: the chance to be the best cornerback in the nation, and perhaps most lucrative of all, the chance to help lead the Buckeyes to their first national championship since 2002. read more

Shakespeare is better when performed abroad theatre experts claim

first_imgShakespeare can be much better when performed abroad because British versions are sometimes “laborious”, a theatre director has claimed.Tim Supple, who has previously worked with the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) and the Royal National Theatre, claimed Britons find it hard to connect to some elements of theatre because of our “bourgeoisie society”. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Speaking at Cheltenham Literature Festival, he said: “There are some things we find it hard to connect to… partly for our own reasons and our own mistakes and partly because we have a more flattened bourgeoisie society.“In other places in the world there are things that are illuminated in the play that we find more difficult.”Mr Supple, who is taking King Lear to five continents in a series of multi-lingual workshops, was speaking alongside Shihui Weng, who is currently working with the RSC to translate Shakespeare’s first folio into Chinese, and Joe Murphy, who took Hamlet to the Calais “Jungle” refugee camp. He insisted that Shakespeare is still taught well in schools, with “mainstream” performances by the RSC and the Donmar Warehouse being “very good”.But discussing the Global Shakespeare project, a research colloboration between Queen Mary University and the University of Warwick, he said: “I think one of the fantastic and essential opportunities of the project is to escape the laborious methods of the British approach, which has good sides too, but [also] has not good sides.” There are some things we find it hard to connect to… partly because we have a more flattened bourgeoisie societyTim Supple He added that “there are things to gain from seeing how other cultures do the plays” and said we can “learn from other cultures in the long run”.Miss Weng said one of the positives of translating Shakespeare into Chinese was the fact the lines no longer had to be read in accordance with their traditional iambic pentameter rhythm.“It is impossible to do [the rhythm] in another language,” she said.Miss Weng added that Shakespeare was “better” when “owned by another culture”. “In Britain you should not be confined by the literal sense of doing Shakespeare,” she said. “If it is liberated it can be more interesting.” In Britain you should not be confined by the literal sense of doing ShakespeareShihui Wenglast_img read more

Disciplinary hearing for Greater Manchester Police officer who argued with female colleague over

first_imgWitnesses reported Sutcliffe, 47, and her colleague Superintendent Sarah Jackson to bosses after an argument in which Sutcliffe allegedly claimed Jackson was “pandering to men” by having cosmetic surgery and allegedly exposed her own breasts in an attempt to prove that they were better.The pair were attending a Senior Women in Policing conference at the Manchester Hilton that was intended to enhance the “profile and perception” of female officers.Supt Jackson was later told that she would face no further action.A Greater Manchester Police spokesman told the Mail on Sunday: “We can confirm that following an investigation by Durham Constabulary the Deputy Chief Constable has determined that a senior officer has a case to answer for gross misconduct and will face a disciplinary hearing.”If ACC Sutcliffe is found to have committed gross misconduct, she could face sanctions ranging from “management advice” to dismissal.Two years ago she was investigated for failing to declare a relationship with Detective Superintendent Paul Rumney, the then-head of the force’s Professional Standards Branch, when she sat on a disciplinary panel.She was also given “suitable advice” after reportedly trying to gatecrash a Labour Party conference event in 2010. A policewoman will face a public disciplinary hearing after allegedly arguing with a colleague over which of them had the most attractive breasts.Rebekah Sutcliffe, Assistant Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police, is accused of baring her chest during a drunken row with a junior colleague in May.She will face a tribunal later this year and could be sacked if she is found guilty of gross misconduct.She is believed to be the most senior officer yet to face one of the public misconduct hearings, which were set up last year. The Deputy Chief Constable has determined that a senior officer has a case to answer for gross misconduct and will face a disciplinary hearingSpokesman for Greater Manchester Policecenter_img Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

London Bridge attack Third assassin was arrested last year trying to get

first_imgThe minute’s silenceCredit:SKY NEWS Khuram Butt, the London Bridge terrorist pictured working at West Kensington tube station in May 2016 22-year-old Youssef Zaghba, from east LondonCredit: 12:02PMPolice arrest another suspect in connection with the attack 11:03AMAnd it is over A woman reacts during a minute's silence held for the victims of the attack on London Bridge and Borough Market Workers observe a minute’s silence for the victims of the attack on London Bridge and Borough Market at London Bridge Station, LondonCredit:REUTERS/Marko Djurica Butt, a 27-year-old British citizen born in Pakistan, and Rachid Redouane, who claimed to be Moroccan-Libyan, carried out the deadly assault in which seven people died and dozens more were injured on Saturday night.He once worked at Westminster tube station and had access to tunnels under Parliament.Transport for London confirmed Butt worked for London Underground for just under six months as a trainee customer services assistant, leaving in October last year. As detail continues to emerge about Khuram Butt, so far very little has been found out about Rachid Redouane, the other terrorist named by police. 10:59AMMinute’s silence It also emerged Butt was a key contact of London bomber Mohammed Siddique Khan, as well as the hate preacher Anjem Choudary.Britain’s top counter-terrorism officer Mark Rowley said Butt was known to the security services, but there was no evidence of “attack planning” by him. London Mayor Sadiq Khan, Piers Morgan and Susanna ReidCredit: Ken McKay/ITV/REX/Shutterstock 8:30AMBoris Johnson: It is right to question how killer slipped through our net The Telegraph’s Eleanor Steafel has more on one of the French nationals who is missing:Vincent Le Berre – a barman at Boro Bistrot, one of the restaurants where the terrorists attacked diners – has told how he saw his friend being stabbed in front of him and fears he may have since died from his injuries.Mr Le Berre was just two metres from the terrorists when they entered the bar and continued their stabbing spree. The 27-year-old’s mother gave her son’s account of the attack to French new site Le Telegramme. He told her: “The bar was full. A terrorist arrived on the roof of the bar and jumped onto the parasol on the terrace, injuring one of my colleagues. He immediately began to attack. One client was killed. “I found myself face to face with the terrorist, just two metres away from me. In saw the hate in his eyes! “I managed to escape him but my friend, Alexandre, didn’t have the chance to. He was stabbed in the neck with a knife.”Mr Le Barre’s mother, Marie-Jo, told how just two days before the attack, her son and his colleagues had received training in how to cope with a terrorist attack.She said: “This explains why he returned to the site of the drama to get 40 people in the bar to safety.”Vincent told his mother that he fears he has lost his friend, a young man of 27 who worked with him in Boro Bistro.  12:36PMKirsty Boden was a nurse at Guy’s and St Thomas’ A British Transport Police (BTP) officer has told how he chased the three terrorists behind the London Bridge attack after his colleague was stabbed in the eye.Pc Leon McLeod, 29, ran after Youssef Zaghba, Khuram Butt and Rachid Redouane as they carried out their deadly knife attack, unaware of the condition of his fellow officer.He told the Press Association: “I thought he was okay at first. I still wish I could have done a bit more. It is still quite surreal.”Unfortunately, all I had my was baton. That was actually the first time I have had to use it.”Asked if he realised what was happening, Pc McLeod replied: “I didn’t really have time to think about it, even after my colleague was taken away. That was a good thing, I suppose.”Even when the bullets started going I didn’t think about what was actually going on.”Pc McLeod, who joined the force two years ago, said he and the injured officer – who has not been named – were on the same intake, adding he was happy to have him by his side on the night.He said the eight minutes it took for the incident to be over felt “like forever” and when he checked his watch he thought “is that it?”Fellow BTP officers Alfred Iswa, 51, and Lee Crook, who turned 36 on the night of the attack, described how they tended to their injured colleague.Pc Iswa said: “As soon as I got there, I could see blood was coming out of his face, near the eye.”I was trying to help him and he pointed to his baton towards the attacker and said ‘get him’. Even when injured, he was trying to fight.”He added that he checked his colleague’s body for other injuries and found he had a slash to his left thigh.Together with Pc Crook and a member of the public, they loaded him on to an emergency stretcher, ready to carry him to Guy’s Hospital.But a passing police van flashed them and the injured officer was taken to Kings Hospital.Describing how he got to the scene, Pc Crook said: “I got on the train from Lewisham. I wasn’t expecting it to stop at London Bridge. I was ready to pull the emergency alarm and jump out.”All three men returned to work on Monday, saying they wanted to get “back to normal as soon as possible”.They spoke as the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall met members of the emergency services who were the first to respond to the terror attack.Pc McLeod said it felt “odd” meeting the royal couple at the Metropolitan Police’s Central Communications Command as so many people had been involved in the response to the attack. 3:54PMFearless football fan out of intensive care A Londoner, a Canadian woman and a French national were among those who were killed in Saturday night’s attack in the capital.These are the victims who have been confirmed as dead: James McMullan, 32, from Hackney, was last seen outside the Barrowboy And Banker pub and his sister said police have told her his bank card was found on a body at the scene of the attack.Canadian Christine Archibald, 30, was the first to be named. She died in her fiance’s arms after being struck by the speeding van on London Bridge. A French citizen was also killed, foreign affairs minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said. The victim has not yet been named but French newspapers reported that he was from St Malo, Brittany, and worked in a bar in the London Bridge area. 9:56AMKhuram Butt’s gym: It is important we all stand united A plain clothes policeman (left) and neighbours outside the gate of Khuram Butt’s former family home in the village of Mujahidabad, PakistanCredit: TELEGRAPH EXCLUSIVE The gate of the Khuram Butt's former family home in the village of Mujahidabad, Pakistan First victim named in London Bridge terror attack, Chrissy Archibald 12:04PM’We’re not kids in the playground’: Sadiq Khan hits back at Donald Trump A commuter shelters from the rain beneath an umbrella as she passes floral tribute placed at the base of The Monument in London Five people were reported missing and have not been seen since the attack:Sebastien Belanger has not been seen since the attack, his girlfriend Gerda Bennet said on Facebook. His friends have set up a page on the social networking site in an attempt to find him.Xavier Thomas and his girlfriend, Christine Delcros, are said to have both been victims. Nathalie Cros Brohan said on Facebook her sister Ms Delcros was injured and taken to hospital, while Mr Thomas is yet to be found.Australian Sara Zelenak’s friends have appealed for help to find her on social media. Pri Goncalves said on Facebook she was the last person to see her on Saturday night.Family members have appealed on social media to trace Spaniard Ignacio Echeverria, 39. Joaquin Echeverria wrote on Facebook he had been seen “defending someone with his skateboard”.Dozens of others were injured, including four police officers:A British Transport Police (BTP) officer was stabbed in the head, face and leg after taking on the knifemen armed only with his baton.An off-duty Metropolitan Police officer was in hospital with serious injuries after he confronted the attackers with no weapon.Two other Met officers, who were both on duty, received less serious injuries during the rampage.New Zealander Oliver Dowling, 32, from Christchurch, is reported to have been left in a coma after being stabbed in the face, neck and stomach. It was reported his girlfriend, Marie Bondeville, was also injured.Sunday Express business editor Geoff Ho was left in intensive care after being stabbed in the throat when he tried to help a wounded bouncer.Two Australians were stabbed in the neck while prime minister Malcolm Turnbull said the government had “very real concerns” about another two citizens who may have been caught up in the attacks.Candice Hedge is recovering in St Thomas’ Hospital, while Andrew Morrison received stitches for a wound and was on his way home to Australia.Seven other French nationals were taken to hospital, four of whom were in a critical condition, Mr Le Drian said.Daniel O’Neill, 23, was left with a 7in wound from his stomach to his back and was saved by a friend who applied a tourniquet and took him downstairs in a pub. 3:17PMDuchess of Cornwall: Response to terror attack showed Britain at its best Third attacker named as Youssef Zaghba, 22Third victim named as Australian Kirsty BodenKhuram Butt’s family home in Pakistan raidedKiller once worked at Westminster tube stationLinked to 7/7 bomber and Anjem ChoudaryTheresa May: MI5 must review its handlingEverything we know about the attackWho were the London attack victims?The third terrorist behind the London Bridge attack has been named as it emerged he was arrested last year trying to get into Syria, yet was still able to get into the UK.Reports in the Italian media said Moroccan-Italian Youssef Zaghba was stopped in Bologna, his mother is Italian and still lives there.Earlier it emerged the family home of Khuram Butt has been raided in Pakistan and the killer had worked at Westminster tube station and had access to tunnels under Parliament. Khuram Butt, left, and Rachid RedouaneCredit:Met Police Meanwhile, the third victim of Saturday’s outrage has been named as 28-year-old Guy’s and St Thomas’ nurse Kirsty Boden.  Geoff Ho, the business editor of the Sunday Express who risked his life on Saturday night to save others, has also made this statement in a blog post:Thank you for all the support I have received but first and foremost I would like the request that the privacy of my family and friends is respected.Also thank you to the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel for taking such good care of me.I would like to extend my wishes to everyone who has been affected, especially to the family and friends over those still missing.I would like to clarify some of the events of Saturday night. I was involved in two separate incidents on Saturday night.I had just left the Wheatsheaf pub and saw two people attacking the bouncer. He was on his own and I held off the unarmed attackers until the police arrived. At that point I thought “job done, now for beer and food”.I went the five doors down the street to Black & Blue. Within 2 minutes of my leaving the Southwark Tavern and posting “not on my watch” on Facebook, the terrorist attackers arrived at the restaurant.Most of my friends and the staff hid under tables but my one of my friends was frozen behind me. I knew I had to face the attackers down, they were armed and I had the best chance of delaying them until the police arrived or they’d get everyone.I had to shield my friends and the people there. Then I noticed they had suicide vests on. I tried to slow them, they attacked. It happened so quickly. The b—–d in the Arsenal shirt came at me first. I think I got a hit in on one of him, but either he or his accomplice got me with a shot to the throat.They got my friend who was behind me with a minor stab wound in the face and hands and ran off. I picked up my friend and bundled him into the store room. I called the police and within moments they arrived. I gave the police descriptions of the three and we were evacuated.Also, I want to make it clear that many of my friends are Muslim. The people who attacked me were not representative of Islam. I stand in solidarity with my Muslim brothers and sisters.Thank you again for all the support I have received. My friends are currently fundraising in my name for the British Red Cross and London Air Ambulance and you can donate here:https://www.gofundme.com/geoff-ho-hero-fundraiserMy doctors have assured me that I will make a full recovery and after that I will talk to media. But I have to emphasise — my family and friends have been through enough. Please respect their privacy.Let’s let the healing begin. LONDON STRONG!!! Two people become emotional while looking at the flowers left on London BridgeCredit:Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire Mayor of London Sadiq Khan stands with ambulance paramedics as they pause for a minutes’ silenceCredit:ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images 7:54AMButt worked at Westminster tube station and had access to tunnel 11:34AMGeoff Ho: The b—–d in the Arsenal shirt came at me first London Mayor Sadiq Khan appeared on ITV’s Good Morning Britain today and was asked whether other individuals featured on The Jihadis Next Door might now become subject to closer investigation.Mr Khan told ITV1’s Good Morning Britain: “We’ve got to be careful what we talk about in a public debate, but I can reassure you the police and security services have seen the legitimate questions raised by the media and they will be responding.” 3:22PMMuslim leaders refuse to perform funeral prayers for attackers 3:05PMPolice officer tells how he tried to save Christine Archibald’s life Khuram Butt 2:08PMVincent Le Berre feared dead Khuram Butt’s former family home in the village of Mujahidabad, PakistanCredit: TELEGRAPH EXCLUSIVE Theresa May, appearing at a campaign rally in Stoke, has sidestepped calls to apologise to the families of those affected by the attack for the failings of the British state in keeping them safe.The PM said: “What matters for the future is making sure we have in place a government that is willing to support our police when they do what they need to do.”I support shoot-to-kill – eight minutes and our police officers had taken those terrorists out – Jeremy Corbyn doesn’t.” Roy Larner is out of intensive care.Friends of the 47-year-old today revealed he has been moved to the ward at St Thomas’ Hospital, London.The father-of-one had surgery on Sunday after he tried to fight off terrorists when they attacked revellers on Saturday night.Friend Kevin Downey, who uploaded a picture of Roy in hospital, said doctors had inserted tubes into lungs because they were filling with blood. Khuram Butt who appeared on a Channel 4 documentary about Islamic extremists 2:11PMRaid on home of Rachid Redouane’s wife 9:39AMSadiq Khan; The security services will be responding to questions Speaking afterwards, Dr Lambert said: “In a way we see those kind of injuries every day, but obviously not in such great numbers and in such a sort of intense, emotional scene with so much else going on.”Charles told staff at the adult critical care unit who thanked him for visiting: “It was the least I could do.”After the prince asked how they all managed to make it in to work at such short notice, anaesthetic nurse Natalie Poole told him she had walked the remaining two miles to the hospital after getting a taxi from her home in Battersea.He told the 34-year-old and her co-workers: “I have so much admiration for all you are doing, it’s a fantastic team.”Ms Poole, from Durham, and her colleagues said six patients were taken into surgery in the immediate aftermath of the attack.Among the patients visited by Charles and Camilla was Sunday Express business editor Geoff Ho, who was stabbed in the neck. The actions of medical staff and volunteers in response to the London Bridge terror attack showed “Britain at its best”, the Duchess of Cornwall said as she met hospital patients and workers.Camilla and the Prince of Wales visited the Royal London Hospital, where 12 injured victims were taken on Saturday night. 12:10PMEXCLUSIVE: Khuram Butt’s former family home after it was raided Khuram Butt's former family home in the village of Mujahidabad, Pakistan Theresa May has said she expects police and security services to launch a review after three terrorists slipped through the net to launch the devastating attack at London Bridge.The Prime Minister sidestepped questions over whether Boris Johnson was right to say the public would be asking questions about how the attackers were missed. Khuram Butt, the London Bridge terrorist pictured working at West Kensington tube station in May 2016Credit:NOBLE/DRAPER Theresa May speaks to the Done family during a Conservative party election campaign visit to their farm Credit:Ben Stansall – WPA Pool/Getty Images 11:58AMEmotional scenes during minute’s silence He described how he came across her fiance among the walking wounded.”He was quite distressed,” said Pc Dolphin.”Afterwards, I found him at the other end of the bridge. I told him she had been pronounced dead. I was just hugging him for a while.”Earlier, Ms Archibald’s family said she would have had “no understanding of the callous cruelty that caused her death”.They have now told of the work she did at a homeless shelter after graduating from Mount Royal University in Calgary, Alberta, where she studied social work.Her family said Ms Archibald’s role at the city’s Alpha House involved working on the “downtown outreach addiction” team.”She and a colleague would travel the city streets at night in their van with the intent of letting people in need of shelter know of Alpha House’s facilities and providing transportation as needed,” they said in a statement.She later worked mainly in the shelter itself. Her family added: “Chrissy saw her clients as people with varied, complex experiences that had led them to a time in their lives when they needed support.”She felt it was important to respect their stories, provide support and preserve their dignity.”Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said he is “heartbroken” to learn of Ms Archibald’s death.Pc Dolphin spoke as the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall attended the Metropolitan Police’s Central Communications Command, where they spoke to first responders to the incident. The minute's silence 11:04AMBREAKING NEWS: Third attacker named in Italian media 4:33PMPolice officer tells how he chased the three terrorists Khuram Butt, left, and Rachid Redouane During the eight-minute long slaughter, the three knifemen ploughed into pedestrians on London Bridge using a van and went on to stab people in Borough Market with 12-inch knives.The attackers, wearing fake suicide vests, were shot dead by eight officers after police unleashed a hail of 50 bullets upon them. Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall visits the Royal London Hospital Credit:PETER NICHOLLS/AFP/Getty Images Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Thirty-six people remain in London hospitals, with 18 in a critical care.As the nation collectively grieves following the third terror attack to hit the country in three months, a minute’s silence will observed on Tuesday at 11am in memory of the victims. The gate of the Khuram Butt’s former family home in the village of Mujahidabad, PakistanCredit: TELEGRAPH EXCLUSIVE The third victim Kirsty Boden Police raided the flat occupied by Rachid Redouane’s wife in Barking on Sunday.Here is footage from the operation: The five missing after the London attack Police officers at the gates of Downing Street, central London, observing a minute’s silenceCredit:Nick Ansell/PA Wire 12:01PMFirst image of Youseff Zaghba And here is the first image of the third attacker Youseff Zaghba, who is described as being aged 22 and, like the other attackers already named, from east London: 22-year-old Youssef Zaghba, from east London She added: “Everybody gets on and does their job.”Among those who met the royals were Dr Chris Lambert and paramedic Tracy Porter, who were called to the north end of the bridge as reports of the attack emerged.They said they saw victims with stab wounds and those who had been run over by the van.Camilla told them patients were in “the best possible hands”. Security services have come under pressure after it emerged one of the attackers, Khuram Butt, 27, had been reported to the anti-terror hotline in 2015.Asked about the Foreign Secretary’s comments, Mrs May told Sky News: “I absolutely recognise people’s concerns.”During a visit to Bangor, North Wales, the PM said a review had been launched after the Manchester bombing and she expected the same process to be launched following Saturday’s rampage, when seven innocent victims were killed.She told political editor Faisal Islam: “MI5 and the police have already said they would be reviewing how they dealt with Manchester and I would expect them to do exactly the same in relation to London Bridge.”What Government needs to do is, and what the Government that comes in after Thursday’s election needs to be willing to do, is to give more powers to the police and security service when they need them, needs to deal with this issue of terrorism and extremism online and also needs to be able to call out extremism here in the United Kingdom.” Police officers at the gates of Downing Street, central London, observing a minute's silence London Mayor Sadiq Khan, Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid A woman reacts during a minute’s silence held for the victims of the attack on London Bridge and Borough MarketCredit:REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne Imam Irfan Chishti (left) and Superintendent David Pester of Greater Manchester Police (right) speak to worshippers attending Friday prayers at Manchester Central Mosque following the terror attack last monthCredit:Peter Byrne/PA Wire Khuram Butt who appeared on a Channel 4 documentary about Islamic extremistsCredit:Channel 4 Imam Irfan Chishti (left) and Superintendent David Pester of Greater Manchester Police (right) speak to worshippers attending Friday prayers at Manchester Central Mosque following the terror attack last month After his appearance on BBC Breakfast this morning, Boris Johnson has also been speaking on Sky News.He acknowledged that people would be asking “How on earth could we have let this guy or possibly more through the net?”.He said:What we are also doing though is tackling this particular scourge, this threat from Islamisist nutters and scumbags, and the way to do that is to invest in counter-terrorism and we’re putting 30% more, £500 million more into SIS (Secret Intelligence Service), into GCHQ, into MI5, because they are at the front line of that work.People are going to look at the front pages today and they are going to say how on earth could we have let this guy or possibly more through the net, what happened?How can he possibly be on a Channel 4 programme and then committing atrocities like this, and that is a question that will need to be answered by MI5, by the police as the investigation goes on.I can’t answer that question now. What I can say is that we are not only going to invest in our counter-terrorism but we are also looking at, as the Prime Minister said, as Theresa said on Sunday, we’re looking at a range of intensified measures to tackle this hydra- headed problem. 2:32PMTheresa May sidesteps calls to apologise to victims’ families Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall meet members of staff at the Royal London Hospital 2:03PMLatest NHS figures: 15 patients remain in a critical condition Khuram ButtCredit: 1:24PMTheresa May: Review needed into how terrorists slipped through the net A commuter shelters from the rain beneath an umbrella as she passes floral tribute placed at the base of The Monument in LondonCredit:JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images 11:43AMZaghba was known to Italian authorities Mr Downey said: “He’s doing okay, he’s up on the ward now just needs some rest. They’ve told him about 10 days.”They took the tubes out of his lungs because they were filling up with blood.”The brave Millwall FC supporter was been given a ‘how to run’ guide by his mates in light of his decision to take on the terror trio rather than flee.Friends visiting the hero in hospital left him the ‘Runner’s World’ book at his bedside last night/Monday.Pictured in bed the father-of-one shows off his battle wounds where he was stabbed five times by the terrorists on Saturday night.Archie Webber-Brown set up a petition for Roy to be awarded to George Cross for his bravery when he tried to take on the knife-wielding extremists.The 20-year-old, whose dad Jason has been best friends with Roy for decades, said: “I’ve known Roy for years because he’s one of my dad’s best mates.”My dad visited him in hospital and said he’s doing okay, he was awake and talking.”I think he deserves the recognition of the George Cross for showing bravery. He was willing to put himself in danger to help others escape.”He’s lucky to be alive after that.”The petition on change.org calls for the father-of-one teenage daughter to receive the highest award a civilian can receive for showing extreme courage in the face of adversity – the equivalent of the Victoria Cross in the military.It has received almost 2,500 signatures in less than two days. People near the scene of the recent attack observe a minute's silence Scotland Yard say counter-terror officers are searching a property in Ilford, east London, after entering the address at around 1.30am.No arrests had been made as part of the search, the force said. 11:22AMBREAKING NEWS: Third victim named as Kirsty Boden Rachid Redouane Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall meet members of staff at the Royal London HospitalCredit:Peter Nicholls – WPA Pool/Getty Images Commuters walk in the rain past a security barrier installed between the pavement and the road on London Bridge Moroccan-Italian Youssef Zaghba is London’s third assassin, it is reported.Reports in the Italian media said he was stopped in Bologna, his mother is Italian and still lives there.More to follow. The statement was published on the website of the Muslim Council of Britain, the UK’s largest Muslim body, which described the decision as an “unprecedented move,” noting that the signatories have “not only refused to perform the traditional Islamic prayer for the terrorist – a ritual that is normally performed for every Muslim regardless of their actions – but also have called on others to do the same.”Opening with a strongly worded condemnation of the recent terror attacks, the statement asserts that the terrorists’ acts “alienate them from any association with our community for whom the inviolability of every human life is the founding principle.” People are right to ask questions about how one of the London Bridge attackers “slipped through our net”, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has said.Security services have come under pressure after it was revealed that Khuram Butt, 27, had appeared on Channel 4 documentary The Jihadis Next Door and had also been reported to the anti-terror hotline in 2015.Mr Johnson acknowledged the concerns as he took aim at criticism from Labour over cuts to policing, saying blaming police resources for the attacks “detracts from the responsibility of these scumbags”He told BBC Breakfast: “People are understandably right to look at photographs in today’s papers of the TV show that this guy was in and to ask what happened, how did this person slip through our net in the way that he seems to have done?”I can’t really comment much about that because there is a live ongoing investigation, but one point I would make for all our viewers is it is very important that we look at this issue, when we look at policing, that we don’t take the focus on responsibility away from the people who did it, from the terrorists.” 10:34AMSecond killer Rachid Redouane ‘was not known to Irish police’ The minute’s silence is about to start. Mr Khan said that “over half” of the 400 Britons who are believed to have returned to the UK after fighting in Syria are thought to be in London.He told GMB:I can’t follow 400 people. What we can do is make sure that we have the resources for the police.The Metropolitan Police budget – 15%-20% of it comes from me, the Mayor, the rest comes from the Government.If the Metropolitan Police budget is being shrunk and reduced, they have got to prioritise and use their resources in a sensible way.The three men responsible for the attack on Saturday night hadn’t come from overseas, they were to all intents and purposes integrated into our national life. One of them was an Arsenal fan.The job of the police is not simply following those who come from Syria and Iraq and other places around the world, but also making sure they are keeping an eye on those people who are here. But that means we have to get them the resources they need. More than 200 Muslim leaders from across the UK have signed a statement condemning the terror attack that took place in London on Saturday – and saying they will refuse to perform the traditional Islamic prayers for the perpetrators at their funerals. The five missing after the London attackCredit: 10:56AMAmber Rudd hits back at Boris Johnson’s comments Home Secretary Amber Rudd said it was not for her or Mr Johnson to assess how Butt slipped through the net.”It’s not really for me or for the Foreign Secretary to say how that happened or what happened,” she told BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour.”It’s like any incident, you will look and find out whether there is something to learn. I can say with absolute confidence that they will want to do that, but I can say that without, I hope, putting any sort of suggestion of blame because it’s very easy to rush in and say ‘what went wrong?’.”There were some fantastic elements of this where the counter-terrorism policing and security services worked incredibly closely and effectively.”But as we have seen in the past three months, there has been a step up in attacks against us from the enemy, and we need to make sure that we improve, make changes, do more to counter extremism as we go forward.” 10:46AMBoris Johnson caught out on air NHS England has today released the following patient figures:Of the 48 individuals who were conveyed, a total of 32 patients are currently being cared for in London hospitals.  Of these 15 patients remain in a critical condition.  9:35AMMinute’s silence at 11am The third victim Kirsty BodenCredit: Metropolitan Police He was a member of the Young Muslims Advisory Group (Ymag), after applying for the role in 2009 and going through a number of background security checks – set up so the government could “engage” with young Muslims after the July 7 bombings.Along with the other members, Saad Butt met the two ministers every three months to be a “critical friend” to the government.He contributed to a report published through the Office of Public Management called “It’s a two-way thing — Improving communication between young people and government” in 2010.When the Coalition government cut funding to Ymag that year, a company was set up to complete research the group was carrying out for the Association of Chief Police Officers — now the National Police Chiefs Council — on young Muslims’ disaffection with the police.It was registered to Mr Butt’s family home near Forest Gate. Along with another former Ymag member, Mr Butt was paid to finish the research. Mr Butt and his colleague were paid “under £10,000” by Acpo to finish the police research. 7:35AMThe latest on the victims The royal couple were shown around the hospital, in the east of the city, by Barts Health NHS Trust chief executive Alwen Williams and A&E clinical director Dr Malik Ramadhan.Staff told how passers-by had stopped to help as the incident unfolded, at times simply by talking to the victims to keep them conscious.Camilla said: “It’s Britain at its best isn’t it? Everybody pulls together, there doesn’t seem to be any panic.” 8:18AMButt’s accomplices: Who were they? Kirsty Boden was a nurse at the nearby Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital.The hospital has just released this statement:It is with great sadness that we can confirm that a member of Guy’s and St Thomas’ staff tragically died during the London Bridge terror attack on Saturday 3 June.Kirsty Boden, 28, who was originally from Australia, worked as a staff nurse in Theatres Recovery at Guy’s Hospital.Her next of kin, as well as staff colleagues, have been informed. We are offering support to staff at this extremely difficult and distressing time.Dame Eileen Sills, Chief Nurse at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, added:As the Chief Nurse of Guy’s and St Thomas’ I cannot put into words how sad I am that we have lost one of our own.Kirsty was an outstanding nurse and a hugely valued member of the staff team in Theatres Recovery, described by her colleagues as ‘one in a million’ who always went the extra mile for the patients in her care.Our thoughts at this time are with her family, her loved ones and our staff who have lost a dear friend and colleague.Following the Westminster Bridge terror attack on 22 March, this is the second time in less than three months when our hospitals, patients, visitors and staff have been in the middle of hugely traumatic events.Our priority at this difficult time is not only to provide care of the highest quality to our patients but also to look after our staff. We would ask the media to respect the right of staff to focus on putting patients first at this time.Amanda Pritchard, Chief Executive of Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, said:As with the Westminster Bridge incident, our staff responded with courage and tremendous professionalism following the horrific events of Saturday night.We are extremely proud of them. And here is the latest update on patient numbers from the terror attack at Guy’s and St Thomas’:9 patients were treated in A&E at St Thomas’ Hospital5 have been discharged4 patients have been admitted to hospital and continue to be treated. Theresa May speaks to the Done family during a Conservative party election campaign visit to their farm  Kirsty Boden Charisse O’Leary, 38, the mother of Redouane’s 18-month-old daughter, was reportedly arrested at the temporary accommodation centre near Barking train station, half a mile from Butt’s apartment.She has now been released without charge. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson was caught out on air when he criticised Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn for opposing anti-terror laws that he also voted against.Mr Johnson used a series of morning interviews to counter criticism from Labour over security failings, saying it was “weird” for Mr Corbyn to intervene as he had consistently opposed anti-terror laws.BBC presenter Mishal Husain pointed out that Mr Johnson and Theresa May had opposed key terror laws, and Mr Johnson voted against controversial measures to detain terror suspects for up to 90 days in 2005.It came after Mr Johnson ramped up pressure on the security services by saying the public were right to ask how one of the London Bridge attackers “slipped through our net”, after it was revealed that Khuram Butt, 27, was reported to authorities in 2015. 7:19AMProperty searched in Ilford The father-of-two, who reportedly appeared on Channel 4 documentary The Jihadis Next Door, was investigated in 2015 but was part of a probe “prioritised in the lower echelons of our investigative work”, Mr Rowley said.The disclosure means that perpetrators in all three of the terrorist outrages to hit Britain this year had at some point appeared on the radar of authorities.Butt, who reportedly went by the name Abu Zaitun, was known to neighbours by the nickname “Abs/z” and was allegedly an associate of radical hate preacher Anjem Choudary. Further details have emerged overnight about the two terrorists who have been named, Khuram Shazad Butt and Rachid Redouane.It is reported this morning that Butt worked at Westminster Tube station and had access to tunnel under the Houses of Parliament – despite being known to police and MI5 and featuring in a TV documentary about British jihadis. The scene at London Bridge: A minute’s silence will be held to remember the victims of the London Bridge attack this morning at 11am.The event will be marked across the country and at all government buildings where flags will fly at half-mast until this evening.Announcing the minute’s silence, the government said: “The silence will be marked at all government buildings and other organisations may follow suit.”Flags will remain at half-mast on Whitehall government buildings until Tuesday evening.” Workers observe a minute's silence for the victims of the attack on London Bridge and Borough Market at London Bridge Station, London Commuters walk in the rain past a security barrier installed between the pavement and the road on London BridgeCredit:JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images Rachid RedouaneCredit:PA A plain clothes policeman (left) and neighbours outside the gate of Khuram Butt's former family home in the village of Mujahidabad, Pakistan Her family said “she ran towards danger, in an effort to help people on the bridge”.A hospital spokeswoman said she was “an outstanding nurse and a hugely valued member of the staff team”. He was also known to use the name Rachid Elkhdar, and was understood to be in possession of an Irish identity card when he was shot dead by police. Redouane, who was married to a British woman and had a daughter with her, is thought to have lived in Dublin previously. It was not clear when or how he arrived in the UK.Redouane, a chef, was seen visiting his wife, Charisse, only three hours before he and his two accomplices carried out the attack, neighours said.He and his wife are reported to have split up over their differing views on religion, after they clashed over the best way to raise their child.Police said while they believed they knew who the third terrorist was they were still working with international partners to formally identify him.The disclosure that he is not British will raise questions about how recently he moved to the UK and under what circumstances he had entered the country. More background on Youseff Zaghba, the third London Bridge terrorist, who was arrested last year at Bologna airport trying to get to SyriaAccording to reports in the Italian press, Zaghba, grew up with his parents in Morocco until they split when he was a child.He then regularly stayed with his father but regularly visited his Italian mother at her home just outside the northern city of Bologna.He was there last year and after telling his mother he was going to Rome, bought a one way ticket to Istanbul.Carrying only a rucksack, he was stopped by Italian security services at the airport and was arrested on suspicion of trying to make his way to Syria.Italian police seized his mobile phone and found a large amount of religious content, but nothing that necessarily suggested an interest in jihad.But it has also emerged that he had been placed on an Italian watchlist for potential terrorists after his behaviour raised concern with the intelligence services. More on the man who appears to have been the ringleader of the London Bridge killers.Khuram Butt had trained at the Ummah Fitness Centre in St Luke’s Avenue, Ilford.A statement posted on the gym’s door said: “We at UFC gym are shocked and saddened by the events that occurred at London Bridge and Borough on Saturday night. There is never any justification for indiscriminately killing civilians.”We have hundreds of people training at UFC gym each week. We are a welcoming and open part of the community.”While Mr Butt did occasionally train here at UFC gym we do not know him well nor did we see anything of concern, we will of course help the police in any way we can.”In these challenging times it is important we all stand united. We must avoid scapegoating any part of the community.” The Telegraph’s Colin Freeman has this:This morning, dozens of plain clothes officers in Pakistan searched a restaurant of one of Khuram Butt’s relatives in the city of Jhelum, 60 miles south east of Islamabad. The officers – believed to be from the all-powerful Inter Service Intelligence agency, which is Pakistan’s answer to M15 – were seen by a Telegraph reporter outside premises thought to belong to Nasir Butt, a well-known businessman in the area.One official at the scene told The Telegraph that British officials had said that they suspected Khuram Butt had been radicalised in the UK rather than in Pakistan, but that they were carrying out searches of relatives’ houses as precaution.”Our British counterparts told us they don’t think he was radicalised here, and we think it is probably more likely that he was trained in Syria. But we are searching the homes of any relatives connected to him and we are tracing all telephone calls made by family members,” the official said.Butt, 27, from Barking, is believed to have been born in the Jhelum area. His father, Saif, is believed to have owned a furniture shop in Jhelum before emigrating to the UK in 1988 with his family.  Jhelum lies in a part of Pakistan where many members of the British-Pakistani community originally hail from. The nearby city of Mirpur, in Pakistan-administered Kashmir, is known as “Little England” due to its large British Pakistani community.Read more here.  We did know the Moroccan-Libyan pastry chef, 30, had an Irish identity card and until recently been living in Dublin. Questions were then raised about how he entered the UK.Sky News are now reporting Redouane was not known to the PSNI and there is no evidence he crossed Ireland’s land border to enter the UK.Redouane had used the pseudonym Rachid Elkhdar, and reportedly spent time living in a tower block in Dagenham in east London, not far from the home in Barking of his fellow attacker.Charisse O’Leary, 38, the mother of Redouane’s 18-month-old daughter, was reportedly arrested at a temporary accommodation centre near Barking train station, half a mile from Butt’s apartment.She has now been released without charge. The former family home in Pakistan of Khuram Butt, the ringleader behind Saturday’s attack, was raided by police today. Here it is: A 27-year-old man has been arrested in Barking in connection with the London Bridge attack, Scotland Yard said.The latest arrest takes the total number held as part of the investigation to 13. Twelve have been released without charge. Following a series of important updates in the last hour to the London Bridge terror attack investigation, here are a few images of the minute’s silence held at 11am in memory of the victims: The Met Police have issued this statement today on behalf of the family of Kirsty Boden:Kirsty was loved and adored by her family, friends and boyfriend. She was the most outgoing, kind and generous person who loved to help people. Helping people was what she loved to do in her job as a nurse and in her daily life.As she ran towards danger, in an effort to help people on the bridge, Kirsty sadly lost her life. We are so proud of Kirsty’s brave actions which demonstrate how selfless, caring and heroic she was, not only on that night, but throughout all of her life. Kirsty – we love you and we will miss you dearly.We will not be making any further comments on this tragedy and ask everyone, especially the media, to give us the privacy we need to grieve away from the public eye. Kirsty BodenCredit: First victim named in London Bridge terror attack, Chrissy ArchibaldCredit: Butt had worked at the Ummah Fitness Centre, which was run by Sajeel Shahid, who is suspected of running weapons training in Pakistan for the 7/7 bombers.He is said to be a key contact of London bomber Mohammed Siddique Khan, as well as the hate preacher Anjem Choudary.The paper also reports that Butt’s brother Saad was involved in fight against terror. He had received funding from police as part of his involvement with the Prevent programme to combat extremism. Two people become emotional while looking at the flowers left on London Bridge People near the scene of the recent attack observe a minute’s silenceCredit:REUTERS/Toby Melville Unlike Butt, his accomplices were not known to the security services and are both thought to be foreign nationals.The second terrorist was named as Rachid Redouane, 30, who police said had claimed to be both Moroccan and Libyan. Butt also worked at Canada Water station in the Docklands before he was reportedly sacked for poor attendance.Transport for London said Butt had worked there from May to October last year. Last night a spokesman for TfL declined to comment. The Times said the group did a “dry run” minutes before the attack- checking traffic, number of potential victims and whether police were in the area. Mayor of London Sadiq Khan stands with ambulance paramedics as they pause for a minutes' silence Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall visits the Royal London Hospital  Earlier today Mayor of London Sadiq Khan was asked on TV for a response to Donald Trump’s tweets about in over the last couple of days.He said he’s too busy to get involved. 7:59AMBREAKING NEWS: Khuram Butt’s home in Pakistan raided A police officer has told how he tried to save the life of Christine Archibald, who died in the London Bridge terror attack.Ms Archibald, 30, died in fiance Tyler Ferguson’s arms after being struck by a speeding white van driven by one of the three terrorists before they went on a knife rampage.City of London Police Officer Liam Dolphin, one of the first to respond to the incident, said: “I was giving CPR to her.” 10:26AMBoris Johnson says terrorism is a ‘hydra- headed problem’ Roylast_img read more

Scotland attempts to rival Scandi lifestyle trend Hygge

first_imgThe cliffs above Sango Sands at Durness, on the far north westerly edge of Europe It said research by its Insight Department had identified the consumer trend as one that could stimulate the Scottish tourism industry next year, noting that millions of tourists specifically report being attracted to the country to get away from it all.“With tranquil seascapes, vast open spaces and many warm and welcoming pubs, Scotland is a perfect place for your well-being, so perfect in fact that a word of Scottish origin has been dedicated to that feeling of being snug, sheltered, or cosy; Còsagach,” it said. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. View of Loch Avon in the Cairngorms “Scotland is a country where Còsagach can be achieved in all seasons, but it’s winter when it comes into its own.“When the storms rage and the waves crash against the rocks, there is nothing more satisfying than being curled up in front of the fire, book and hot toddy in hand, listening to the weather outside.”Researchers said businesses should create environments in which visitors can “relax and unwind” and promote them as such.Chris Greenwood, VisitScotland’s senior tourism insight manager, said: “In today’s rapidly changing world, having an informed outlook is vital. “Tourism is more than a holiday experience. It is integral to sustaining communities across Scotland by generating income, creating jobs and stimulating social change – and is increasingly sensitive to consumer trends and economic conditions.”Our annual trends review has highlighted key trends developing within the tourism sector for the coming year, with the intangible link between the visitor and landscape set to play a significant role.”The report said the trend was a good one to grasp onto becayes “well-being is an interest that isn’t going anywhere soon” and that long winter nights should be enjoyed.By copying the Scandinavian Hygge, the report suggested Scotland could create a 365-day tourism season and highlight the country as a warm and inviting place.center_img The research paper also identified a number of digital 2018 trends it encouraged businesses to identify and expand upon, including augmented virtual reality which could be used to view hotel rooms or digitally reconstruct medieval castles and challenging fake news by asking consumers to prove the validity of their products.It said: “The tourism and hospitality sectors are increasingly sensitive to consumer trends and economic conditions.“The ever-changing nature of the consumer environment, through technological advances and societal shifts, means that stakeholders need to be aware of what may impact their business.” View of Loch Avon in the CairngormsCredit:Scottish National Heritage/PA It is the Scandinavian lifestyle trend said to embody cosiness and contentment.But the concept of Hygge, which has been used to sell everything from cookery books to candles in the UK in recent months, has now got a Scottish rival.VisitScotland has declared that Còsagach is, in fact, the new Hygge.For those struggling to keep up, Còsagach is based on an old Gaelic word for feeling snug, sheltered and warm.And if Scottish tourism bosses have anything to do with it, it will be one of the biggest lifestyle trends of 2018.VisitScotland make no secret of their attempt to jump on the Scandinavian bandwagon, admitting that Còsagach “comes off the back of a boom in the trend for Hygge”. The cliffs above Sango Sands at Durness, on the far north westerly edge of EuropeCredit:Andy Stothert/ Getty Images Contributorlast_img read more

Unemployed female law graduate housewife wins half of exgirlfriends £17m home

The house was bought for £1.4m in 2007 in Ms Chapman’s name – but within a year transferred into their joint names. It is now thought to be worth £1.7m.The relationship finally ended in 2016, when the judge found Ms Ladwa gave back her £75,000 engagement rings.Ms Chapman also sued for the return of what she said were loans, including expensive designer shoes, bags and jewellery by Cartier, Christian Dior and Louis Vuitton, and the proceeds of sale of the Aston Martin, but the judge ruled she could keep them. An unemployed female law graduate has won half of the £1.7m home she lived in with her ex-girlfriend after arguing she played the role of a “housewife” in the relationship.Shree Ladwa, 43, was gifted expensive jewellery and hundreds of thousands in cash during a 16-year relationship with her businesswoman ex, Beverley Chapman, 46.Ms Chapman worked to fund their luxury lifestyle, paying off the mortgage, buying her an Aston Martin for her birthday and proposing with a diamond ring on a Monte Carlo clifftop.  But the “tempestuous” relationship foundered, leading to a bitter county court battle over their £1.7m former home near Chingford, Essex, as she accused Ms Ladwa of never doing a “proper day’s work”.Ms Ladwa, meanwhile, claimed she was entitled to half the property, like any other “housewife” in a traditional “divorce” battle. That was their intention all along, she said.Arguing that Ms Ladwa should get nothing, Ms Chapman complained she was used as a “cash cow” by her ex, who had pressured her into putting the house in joint names. Beverley Chapman outside Central London County Court Credit:Paul Keogh Ruling on the case, Judge Stephen Murch found that it was their “common intention” on buying the house that it would be jointly owned. The home in Chingford, Essex And he rejected Ms Chapman’s claim that she only transferred the house into joint names because of Ms Ladwa’s “undue influence”.”Having seen Ms Chapman give evidence, I cannot accept that Ms Ladwa was the kind of person who could make her act against her will,” he said.He added: “Unfortunately, I was left with the impression that Ms Chapman has convinced herself that her version of events is to be preferred, regretting what she now perceives to have been undue generosity when she was in a relationship with Ms Ladwa.”Central London County Court heard the couple began dating in 2000 and they lived together from very early on in their relationship.Ms Chapman worked in her family’s successful building business, while Ms Ladwa was a third-year law student at university.Her degree did not lead to a permanent job, Ms Chapman’s lawyers told the court. The home in Chingford, EssexCredit:Paul Keogh Beverley Chapman outside Central London County Court  Ms Ladwa’s only income was a £25,000-a-year allowance from her mother and Ms Chapman said it was only her ex’s incessant nagging that led her to put the house in joint names.She had loaned almost £400,000 to Ms Ladwa over the years, the court also heard. Her barrister, Anthony Geadah, said it was a relationship of “love and affection” and Ms Chapman had merely been honouring a “promise” to a partner of many years when she agreed to put the house in joint names.Comparing the case with a divorce battle, he said Ms Ladwa was “effectively the housewife”, while Ms Chapman was out making money for them to live on.Ruling on the case, Judge Murch said the house had been bought largely with money from their joint bank account, including the proceeds of sale of their previous home.The case was considered in a three-day hearing at Central London County Court in January, and the judge’s ruling only now made public. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more