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  • Liverpool Transfer News: Striker medical, potential signing next week, Balotelli horror - Irish Daily Star

    Liverpool striker Rickie Lambert is having a medical ahead of a switch to West Brom, according to Sky Sports.The Baggies are closing on a £3m deal for the 33-year-old, who made only 12 starts for his boyhood club last season. Lambert will become West Brom’s third summer signing following the arrivals of James McClean and James Chester. Brendan Rodgers will discover next week whether he can sign Real Madrid winger Denis Cheryshev, according to The Sun.The Kop boss has bid £15m for the Russia international.

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  • Profile: The judge who sentenced the three ex-Anglo officials

    Patrick McCartan was a left-wing politician and principal of a criminal law practice

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  • Leona Lewis: Why I decided to quit Simon Cowell's label

    Leona Lewis has revealed she chose to leave Simon Cowell’s record label because he wanted her to do an album of covers. The 30-year-old singer won The X Factor in 2006 and went on to release four albums with Syco. But Leona told Sirius XM host Larry Flick it was her decision. “I’d already done a Christmas album and done a lot of covers and had so much fun with it, then I was ready to do my own album, a studio album again.

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  • Arsenal agree €5.5m-a-year deal for Spanish international, who scored against Man Utd - Irish Daily Star

    Recently, the left-back – who moved to the Emirates in January 2013 – has been linked with a move back to his native Spain.Spanish newspaper Marca claim La Liga giants Athletic Bilbao are keen on landing the 29-year-old and are understood to be willing to splash out €9.9m to acquire his services.But according to Mundo Deportivo, the former Malaga star has agreed a new contract at the Emirates. The Barcelona based newspaper claim the Spanish international has verbally agreed a new deal worth €106,000-a-week. Mundo’s sensational report comes less than three weeks after Monreal, who bagged the Gunners’ opening goal in their 2-1 FA Cup quarter-final victory over Manchester United in March, revealed he had no desire leave Arsene Wenger’s side. “I’m very happy at Arsenal,” Monreal said.”Of course I enjoyed playing in a lot of the games last season and that is the target again – that is all I can say right now.”When you play for Arsenal, you know they are one of the biggest clubs in England but, here in Singapore, you see they are also one of the biggest clubs in the world.

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  • Man paid €30 by friend to make hoax Islamic State call to Intel

    A Dublin man was paid €30 to make hoax bomb calls which shut down a motorway, disrupted air traffic control and prevented 4,000 Intel staff from going to work, a court has heard. Colin Hammond (21) had been drinking and taking tablets with a friend who paid him to make the calls because he didn’t want to go to work at Intel in Leixlip the following morning. Described by a judge as “profoundly stupid”, Hammond made two 999 calls claiming there were bombs located at Intel which would go off in 12 hours. Hammond of Bath Road, Balbriggan, Dublin pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to making a false report giving rise to apprehension for the safety of persons or property at Bath Road on January 13th, 2015.

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  • Louis Walsh is returning to the X Factor as a cleaner - yes you read right

    Louis Walsh is returning to 'The X Factor', as a cleaner - yes a cleaner. The music manager will be seen sweeping the floor of a fictional 'X Factor' laboratory where Simon Cowell cooks up ideas to create money-making pop sensations. Of course we all know Louis was a judge on the singing competition for 11 years before he was sacked earlier this year, leading to speculation he'd fallen out with his close friend, fellow judge and show boss Simon Cowell. Speaking before the announcement was made, Louis said: "I think I'm done with 'X Factor' honestly.

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  • Illegal immigrants will be returned to home state – David Cameron

    Illegal immigrants attempting to enter Britain will be returned to their home countries, prime minister David Cameron said yesterday, as migrants continued to enter the site around the Channel Tunnel in France. Speaking in Vietnam during a tour of southeast Asia, Mr Cameron said Britain was “not a safe haven” for illegal migrants, as the Calais migrant crisis continued to dominate news coverage in Britain.

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  • VIDEO Black Mass trailer - Johnny Depp is terrifying

    Remember when Johnny Depp used to actually be an actor, rather than a cartoon with an English accent who seemed drunk all the time? Well it looks like he's back in Black Mass. It's the story of mobster Whitey Bulger who came up quickly in Boston and ended up collaborating with the FBI - who turned a blind eye to his illegal activities. This looks like its going to focus more on his early life but things were always colourful for Bulger, with the criminal later being frequently sighted in Ireland during his years on the run.

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  • Joan Burton accused of ‘picking on’ lone parents

    Tánaiste Joan Burton has been asked what her problem is with lone parents as she was accused of “picking on” them. Sinn Féin social protection spokesman Aengus Ó Snodaigh made the allegation during a Dáil debate on a Private Members’ motion calling for a reversal of social welfare payment cuts to lone parents once their youngest child reaches seven years of age. Mr Ó Snodaigh described lone parents as “one of the most deprived groups in the Irish State”, who “are most deserving of State intervention to help them out of poverty”.

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  • Man arrested in operation targeting dissident republicans

    Suspect is the fourth person to be arrested in relation to the operation since Wednesday

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  • German launch of treason inquiry causes outrage

    Federal prosecutors in Germany have come under attack for launching a treason investigation against a digital policy website – and then suspending it hours later amid public uproar. Germany’s first treason investigation against a media organisation in half a century caused shock, particularly over its target. Netzpolitik.org is a prize-winning website that has led German reporting on the revelations of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and the resulting Berlin parliamentary inquiry prompted by his revelations of US mass surveillance of communications.

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  • Quad bike crash victim's organs donated to 4

    A quad bike accident cost an eight-year-old boy his life following a collision 500m from his home. Ultan Hayes, from Ballingough, Whitegate, outside Scarriff in Co Clare, suffered fatal head injuries after a spin on the family’s new quad bike turned to tragedy. The boy’s father, Brian Hayes, had purchased the 500cc Suzuki quad bike for the farm earlier that day. The Hayes’s four children were “all excited to have a spin” on the new quad, Ultan’s mother Ora Hayes said.

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  • Patrick Freyne - Prince Philip: The Plot to Make a King

    Channel 4's riveting tale of how major obstacles became minor in marrying a queen

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  • See how BBQ Champ judge Adam Richman's weight has yo-yoed over the years

    Man v Food star Adam Richman is back with a new series, BBQ Champ – a sort of meaty, smoky, char-grilled version of the Great British Bake Off. Here, Adam is midway through the final season of Man v Food, where he travels across America eating local cuisine and taking part in eating challenges – which often involve consuming vast quantities. Shortly after finishing Man v Food in April 2012 and retiring from competitive eating, Adam told The Independent that he actually put on more weight. In this picture he cleans up with Butch Venavides, who has created a fried bacon cinnamon roll at a contest in Dallas, Texas.

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  • We've just found the closest rocky planet outside our solar system

    Astronomers have confirmed the discovery of the nearest rocky planet outside our solar system. Nasa have described the planet, dubbed un-lovingly as HD 219134b, as “a potential gold mine of science data” – and that’s our favourite kind of data. The exoplanet is a mere 21 light-years away and is larger than Earth – although it can’t be seen directly, even by telescope. The star it orbits is visible to the naked eye however, if you peer towards the Cassiopeia constellation near the North Star.

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  • City starlet Byrne 'nuts' like Keane, says Vieira

    Patrick Vieira believes his Manchester City teen star Jack Byrne is just as "nuts" as his former nemesis Roy Keane. After consulting with first-team manager Manuel Pellegrini, City reserve team coach Vieira opted to send 19-year-old Dubliner Byrne on loan to Dutch club SC Cambuur for the season. The Irish U21 midfielder had been granted a new three-year contract by Pellegrini ahead of last month’s move and the Frenchman reckons the temporary stint abroad will be integral in the youngster developing into the player City chiefs reckon he can become for club and country.

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  • Inquiry showed once gung-ho Taoiseach to be a weak performer

    IMAGINE for a moment that it is April 2007 and the leaders of Fine Gael and Labour are hosting a joint press conference. It is two weeks before the general election and they have just announced their intention, if elected, to put us on a surer economic footing. Enda Kenny and Pat Rabbitte tell the assembled journalists that it would be their intention to widen our tax base by introducing a property tax and water charges, and that they are planning to introduce a law to stop Irish people buying property in utterly daft locations, either here or abroad, in an effort to save them for themselves. Remember how, back then during his long period in opposition, Enda Kenny, often seemed to be hanging on to the Fine Gael leadership by the skin of his teeth.

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  • Ryanair says won't accept IAG offer for Aer Lingus until mid-August

    Deadline for acceptance has passed, having already been extended

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  • Guy Ritchie and Jacqui Ainsley marry in star-studded ceremony

    Director Guy Ritchie has married his long-term girlfriend Jacqui Ainsley. He said ‘I do’ to 33-year-old model Jacqui at their country home in Wiltshire. Jacqui’s stepsons David Banda and Rocco, from Guy’s marriage to singer Madonna, were also in the photo. Both David and Victoria Beckham took to their social media accounts to congratulate the couple.

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  • Wreckage is from Boeing 777, says Malaysia government official

    A piece of wreckage found on an Indian Ocean island has been confirmed as coming from a Boeing 777, according to Malaysia's deputy transport minister.

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