Tag Archives: The Mirror

Manchester United 'keen to sign Valencia midfielder Carlos Soler in £30m deal' before next summer

Manchester United are keen to wrap up a £30million deal for Valencia youngster Carlos Soler for next season, before the summer. That is according to the Daily Mail, who say Jose Mourinho wants to seal an agreement to take the midfielder to Old Trafford next season. Solder has a £75million release clause, but Valencia are highly unlikely to hold out ...

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Juventus 'to pursue move for Emre Can' if release clause in prospective new contract is less than £27m

Juventus will pursue a move for Liverpool midfielder Emre Can if the release clause in his prospective new contract is less than £27million. That is according to Italian outlet Calciomercato, who say the Old Lady have decided on a price they are willing to spend to lure the German to Turin. Can’s current deal at Anfield expires at the end ...

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Neighbours fined £3,000 for pruning 15 branches from tree that was 'endangering children' without permission

A British Airways pilot and his neighbour have been prosecuted for pruning 15 branches off a tree outside their homes. Gareth Williams-Gardner, 45, and David Evans, 39, were fined a combined total of £3,000 for ignoring the protected status of the mature cedar. The 50ft tall specimen now looks ‘disfigured’ and bare, a court heard. There are fears it won’t ...

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Boy, 11, kicked out of Cub Scouts for asking visiting politician about gun control

An 11-year-old boy was kicked out of his Cub Scout ‘den’ because he asked a politician about gun control, his mum says. Ames Mayfield said he has been left “heartbroken” by the decision. His mum Lori said the row began after Republican senator Vicki Marble visited his group in the US state of Colorado. She recorded Ames asking the senator: ...

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Murder investigation after woman, 39, found dead in 'domestic incident' as police urge man to hand himself in

A murder investigation has been launched after a woman’s body was found at a home in Rochdale. Greater Manchester Police were called to an address in Newhey, Rochdale. Officers attended and discovered the body of a 39-year-old woman. Enquiries are now ongoing, however police are treating the case as murder. It is understood the case is of a domestic nature. ...

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Top cop blasts officers painting nails and wearing high heels as 'an embarrassment' – is he right?

A senior police officer has slammed colleagues who painted their nails and wore high heels as part of a PR campaign as an ’embarrassment’. Deputy Chief Constable Simon Chesterman said the issues the officers were highlighting were “serious and real” – but suggested the social media stunts were inappropriate. Earlier this week, Avon and Somerset Police posted images of officers ...

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England have a better chance of World Cup glory than in 2008 – but it's still a longshot, says Tony Smith

Tony Smith says Wayne Bennett’s England have a better chance of lifting a World Cup Down Under than his class of 2008 – but they remain long-shots. Smith oversaw a ­disappointing campaign that saw England hammered 52-4 by Australia then beaten twice by New Zealand as they crashed out in the semi-finals. The former Warrington coach believes this year’s squad, ...

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Idyllic birthplace of Guinness founder is 'at risk of total destruction' if development gets go ahead

The idyllic birthplace of the Guinness founder is at risk of “total destruction” and will be left looking like an “atomic bomb has fallen on it” if a development gets the go ahead. That’s the stark warning coming from local GP Dr Vincent Walsh who has written to the government in a bid to stop a new town centre being ...

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First picture of Brit mum who died after falling overboard as boat crashed in France

Heartbroken family and friends are paying tribute to a British mum who was killed in a boat accident in southern France. The woman, named locally as Jess Wilkes, 27, was thrown overboard when the boat hit a warning beacon. Ms Wilkes, a PA who had a seven-year-old daughter, was celebrating her boss’ birthday when the tragedy occurred late Saturday night. ...

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Cheryl throws serious shade at Girls Aloud bandmates when X Factor's new girl band reveal problems spending time together

Cheryl threw some serious shade at her Girls Aloud bandmates during her appearance as guest judge on tonight’s X Factor. The new girl band, who still hadn’t come up with a name, revealed they were having problems spending time together ahead of their peformance at Judges’ Houses. The singers all failed to make it through the Six Chair Challenge as ...

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