Sport 

Transfer news: Arsenal to challenge Chelsea for long-term target Leon Bailey

Bailey is one of the most sought after young talents in the Bundesliga right now. His performances for Bayer Leverkusen have helped the German club climb into the battle for the Champions League places so far. Clubs from Spain and Italy are thought to be interested in his signature. But Chelsea were seemingly in the driving seat to secure his services next month. Antonio Conte is desperate to bolster his options next month as the fight for a top-four place heats up. However, Arsene Wenger could rival his counterpart to…

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Sport 

Cristiano Ronaldo: Real Madrid star makes stunning revelation regarding future

Ronaldo has four years remaining on his current contract but has regularly been linked with a move away from the Bernabeu. His tax evasion case in the summer led to suggestions he had grown frustrated with life in Madrid and he wasn’t happy with the lack of support shown from club officials. Florentino Perez later defended Ronaldo’s situation, leading to speculation cooling over Ronaldo’s possible exit. And he proved his worth for Real once again in their Club World Cup final against Gremio yesterday, scoring the winner with a sensational…

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Sport 

Manchester United news: Jose Mourinho prepared to sell unhappy players for right price

The futures of Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Luke Shaw and Marouane Fellaini are all under scrutiny with the January transfer window opening in a fortnight.  Mkhitaryan has been frozen out to the extent that he has not even made the match-day squad for seven of the last eight games; Shaw’s game time has been limited by Ashley Young’s outstanding form at left-back, while Fellaini can leave on a free transfer in the summer after rejecting the offer of a new contract and United might be tempted to cash in on January.  Mourinho…

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Entertainment 

The ENB Nutcracker at London Coliseum is a Christmas cracker of a show

In just a few years, the ENB has made its latest Nutcracker a real contender in the overcrowded Christmas stages across the UK. Last year’s London leg saw almost 80,000 thrilled by the sumptuous retelling of the most seasonal of ballets. This year has seen the ENB dazzle London with Akram Khan’s jaw-dropping reinvention of Giselle before settling back in the comfortable crinolines and confectionary of the perennial favourite. A new cast saw Shiori Kase as Clara and Joseph Caley as the Nephew in a performance that delivered pace and…

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‘UK is an INDISPENSABLE partner’ Rajoy admits EU desperately NEEDS Britain

Speaking at today’s meeting of the European Council, Mr Rajoy highlighted the need to maintain relations between the UK and Brussels after Brexit. Hailing the achievements of both Brexit negotiating teams in concluding stage one of talks, he said Spain would need an agreement with the UK during any transitional deal, to maintain “fantastic relations” between the two countries. Mr Rajoy said: “Any future agreement between the UK and the EU needs an agreement between Spain and the United Kingdom. That must be applied during the transitional period.  “We want…

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Sport 

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho responds to Antoine Griezmann transfer links

Manchester United spent the summer pursuing Griezmann amid uncertainty over the striker’s Atletico Madrid future. However, after the La Liga giants were slapped with a transfer ban, the France international decided to stay in Spain. Despite that, Manchester United are being linked with a move next month with Mourinho determined to land his man. But, speaking ahead of the Red Devils’ Premier League clash with West Brom on Sunday, Mourinho played his cards close to his chest. “I don’t speak about players,” the 54-year-old said. “I don’t speak about players,…

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Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona: Liverpool settle on £127m transfer fee – report

Coutinho wants to join Barcelona and the Catalan club have continued their pursuit since the summer. Liverpool issued a statement in August insisting the Brazilian won’t be sold. But five months down the line and Barcelona are supposedly closing in on their top transfer target. That is according to Barcelona-based newspaper Mundo Deportivo, who claim a rough transfer fee is being discussed. The newspaper claims a top Barcelona source has told them Liverpool want £127m (€145m) for the 25-year-old. However, Barca want to drive down that price. Mundo Deportivo report that…

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EU BREAKS APART on migration: Merkel blasts EU member states for lack of solidarity

The German Chancellor said it was “not acceptable” for EU members to shirk their responsibility to meet migrant quotas.  Concerns about migration have overshadowed the European Council summit in Brussels, which had been expected to revolve around Brexit and eurozone reform. Speaking on the second day of the EU summit, Angela Merkel said: “We are not so in agreement as regards internal solidarity on the migration issue. In most areas, if not all areas, we show solidarity, as part of the EU. “But there are some areas where solidarity is…

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Technology 

Forget Android Oreo upgrade, Google upgraded your phone with THIS awesome feature

Google this week pushed-out an update to a slew of older hardware, including smartphones running 5.0 Lollipop. The update brings the impressive AI assistant that powers the Pixel and Google Home, Google Assistant, to the devices. Assistant was an exclusive for the Google Pixel smartphone range when it launched back in October 2016. Google later rolled-out the virtual assistant to other devices rolling Android 7.0 Nougat, before expanding availability to handsets running 6.0 Marshmallow earlier this year. However, these are still relatively new smartphones, like the Galaxy S7 and HTC…

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Selective solidarity WON’T work! Merkel blasts Tusk for migrant quota plans with sly dig

The German Chancellor simply said “we need solidarity on both the external and internal dimensions of migration, selective solidarity cannot work”.  Her comments suggest she is criticising president of the European Council, Donald Tusk who branded EU migrant quotas “ineffective”.  Bitter infighting erupted within the EU this week when Mr Tusk unveiled his plans to relocate refugees.  It exposed the deep divisions within the EU as to how to deal with the fallout from the aftermath of the 2015 migration crisis. EU SUMMIT LIVE  Mr Tusk sent a note to…

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