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    Chas Hodges’ family say he didn’t die from cancer and wanted to inspire others

    The family of late musician Chas Hodges have emphasised that the star had recovered from cancer and he would have wanted to give hope to patients still suffering with the disease. In a statement shared on the official Chas and Dave Twitter profile Hodges’ relatives and his musical partner Dave Peacock said that doctors had ruled that Hodges died from pneumonia. A statement issued on Saturday morning announcing Hodges’ death had previously confirmed he had recently received successful treatment for oesophageal cancer. The message on Tuesday read: “Chas’ wife Joan, his children and Dave have been overwhelmed by the many thousands of messages of love and support and would like to thank everyone

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    'I smoke a lot': Italian striker on why football is 'no longer for him'

    The striker in action for Southampton back in 2013. The striker in action for Southampton back in 2013. FORMER ITALY INTERNATIONAL Dani Osvaldo has admitted that he lacked the discipline to keep himself going in elite football, comparing his rather relaxed training methods with Cristiano Ronaldo’s obsessive preparations.  Osvaldo represented the likes of Roma, Juventus, Southampton, Inter and Boca Juniors before hanging up his boots in favour of starting a music career.  After playing on several occasions with Buenos Aires rock band La 25, he started up his own group in 2016, bringing out his first album as part of Barrio Viejo.  And he confesses that the self-sacrifice needed to make it at the

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    Bebe Rexha ‘sold perfume to Rihanna’ before writing hit track The Monster

    Singer and songwriter Bebe Rexha said she sold perfume to Rihanna before writing a life-changing hit track for the pop star. Rexha was working in an exclusive department store and served the singer she would later offer the chart-topping track, The Monster. Speaking on Good Morning Britain, 29-year-old Rexha described her life a year before her success with the Eminem and Rihanna track. She said: “I actually sold perfume to Rihanna, funnily enough. “I was working at Saks Fifth Avenue, like the Harrods of the US. She came to the counter with red lipstick and sunglasses on. “I had no idea that a year later I would have written a number one song she would have been on. It changed my life completely.”

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    German Chancellor Angela Merkel rejects May’s Chequers proposal

    Angela Merkel has urged Britain to come to the negotiating table with a “different, sensible” Brexit plan as she dismissed Theresa May’s Chequers proposal. In a speech to business leaders in Berlin, the German chancellor warned that the UK could not pick and choose between elements of the EU’s single market. Under the Prime Minister’s Chequers proposal the UK would sign up to the EU’s rules for goods but not services. The rebuke follows a bruising EU summit in Salzburg last week in which the head of the European Council, Donald Tusk, said Mrs May’s plan “will not work”. Mrs Merkel also warned that the 21-month Brexit transition period will not be long enough if the terms of a future trade deal

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    The Cure announce Dublin gig for 2019, but there's a catch...

    If you're a fan of The Cure... You'd better hope that you're other half isn't dragging you to see Metallica. Last week, metalheads and music-lovers all across Ireland lost their collective mind when it was announced that Metallica would be headlining Slane for 2019. There's bound to be some overlap between some of the more sensitive Metallica fans and those who'd love to see The Cure. But there's just one catch. They're both playing on the same night. The Cure took to Twitter earlier on today to announce a Dublin date for 8 June 2019, the very same day as Slane. There's also an element of mystery attached to the announcement for now. It's not clear what venue the sad-rock veterans will be playing

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    Michael D. Higgins confirms that he will not participate in Wednesday's presidential debate

    RTÉ's proposed presidential debate has been thrown into disarray. According to TV3 reporter Gavan Reilly, the incumbent president will not be taking part in this week's televised debate. Higgins submitted his nomination papers at Dublin's Custom House today, and will officially appear on the October 26 ballot. The debate is scheduled to take place on RTÉ News at One on Wednesday, before all candidates have been formally scrutinised. Higgins' decision not to participate in this week's debate - which he claims he was not consulted about - has also had knock-on effects. Sean Gallagher issued a statement on Sunday suggesting that he would not participate in the debate if Higgins declined. As it stands,

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    Serena Williams hits out at 'confused' coach

    New York - Serena Williams revealed that she did not understand her long-time coach Patrick Mouratoglou's comments following her US Open final loss. The former world number one lost in straight sets to Naomi Osaka in a bizarre final, where she received three code violations and was penalised a game. It was the first violation for coaching that set off Williams, who would eventually label chair umpire Carlos Ramos a "thief", a "liar" and "sexist". Following the final, Mouratoglou admitted to coaching from the players box, saying he made a gesture but that "everyone does it". But Williams remains resolute in her claims of innocence. "I just don't understand what he was talking about," the 23-time