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Manchester United prepare €130m signing as Alexi Sanchez and Paul Pogba to be axed and Liverpool striker transfer edges closer - Premier League rumours

With the end of the Premier League season fast approaching, teams are already looking at the summer transfer window.

Here we take a look at all the big stories doing the rounds today on the Mirror , Daily Express and Daily Star websites.

Man Utd bid for Kalidou Koulibaly ...

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Half-naked models covered in bodypaint used to launch new sponsor

A football club has used half-naked models covered in body paint to launch their news sponsorship deal.

Ayr United have teamed up with new sponsor, Bitcoin SV, who are planning to help The Honest Men in the final push for the Holy Grail of Premier league football either via the play-offs ...

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Half-naked models covered in bodypaint used to launch new sponsor

A football club has used half-naked models covered in body paint to launch their news sponsorship deal.

Ayr United have teamed up with new sponsor, Bitcoin SV, who are planning to help The Honest Men in the final push for the Holy Grail of Premier league football either via the play-offs ...

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Barclays makes cuts warning after 10 per cent drop in profits

Banking giant Barclays has warned it may need to slash costs further this year as it revealed first quarter profits dropped 10%.

The lender reported underlying pre-tax profits of £1.5 billion for the first three months of 2019, down from £1.7 billion a year ago, after suffering a tough ...

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Barclays makes cuts warning after 10 per cent drop in profits

Banking giant Barclays has warned it may need to slash costs further this year as it revealed first quarter profits dropped 10%.

The lender reported underlying pre-tax profits of £1.5 billion for the first three months of 2019, down from £1.7 billion a year ago, after suffering a tough ...

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Tobacco salesman given free cigarettes considers legal bid after cancer battle

Lawyers are considering legal action against British American Tobacco (BAT) on behalf of former employees given free cigarettes as part of their job.

Leigh Day is acting for former salesman Simon Neale, 57, who worked in the South West of the UK and now has inoperable lung cancer, and ...

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Tobacco salesman given free cigarettes considers legal bid after cancer battle

Lawyers are considering legal action against British American Tobacco (BAT) on behalf of former employees given free cigarettes as part of their job.

Leigh Day is acting for former salesman Simon Neale, 57, who worked in the South West of the UK and now has inoperable lung cancer, and ...

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Teenager, 18, stabbed to death in Harborne - what we know the morning after

Police have launched a murder investigation after a teenager was stabbed to death in Harborne on Wednesday night.

The 18-year-old man was declared dead at the scene.

The harrowing incident unfolded in Tennal Road near to Harborne Golf Course at about 7.15pm.

A large police ...

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Storm Hannah set to hit Britain TOMORROW as Met Office issue warning - the forecast for Birmingham

A storm which forecasters have named Hannah will bring severe gales to Ireland on Friday night.

Strong winds are also expected for southern parts of the UK the Met Office has said.

Storm Hannah is due to make land tomorrow morning.

The weather blast is set to bring strong winds ...

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Fundraiser on a mission to spread the word about endometriosis

BirminghamLive's 30 Under 30 campaign showcases some of the most inspiring under 30s living, working and making a difference in the city.

Our readers were asked to nominate others or themselves and the final 30 were chosen by a panel of judges including representatives from The Prince's ...

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'Drug gang leader' used houses across Birmingham and Stoke-on-Trent to grow cannabis and make £760,000

A "leader" of a "drug gang" had FOUR houses in a Midlands city which he used to grow cannabis.

And, staggeringly, the venture made him £760,000.

Toi Van Le oversaw a team of illegal immigrants charged with cultivating cannabis across the country.

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Storm Hannah to hit UK and Ireland with gale-force winds and thunderstorms

Storm Hannah has been officially named as the UK and Ireland are warned to brace for coastal gales and heavy thunderstorms.

Temperatures are set to drop from Friday as the first of a series of weather fronts rolls in to hit first Ireland and then the UK from the Atlantic.

There is a ...

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Storm Hannah to hit UK and Ireland with gale-force winds and thunderstorms

Storm Hannah has been officially named as the UK and Ireland are warned to brace for coastal gales and heavy thunderstorms.

Temperatures are set to drop from Friday as the first of a series of weather fronts rolls in to hit first Ireland and then the UK from the Atlantic.

There is a ...

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Woman who drunkenly screamed racist abuse at officers who removed her from a flight is locked up

A woman who attacked police as she was removed from a flight to Turkey has been locked up.

Kodie Richardson, 20, launched a drunken tirade at other passengers and crew on board a Thomas Cook Airlines flight to Turkey.

The Manchester Evening News reports how she sobbed in the dock as ...

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Frantic Great British School Swap parent goes viral amid panic over whether lettuce is halal

The second episode of The Great British School Swap - filmed in Tamworth and Saltley respectively - aired last night.

And viewers were all discussing the same thing after the episode aired at 9pm on April 23.

In a radical experiment that explores racial segregation in Britain, pupils ...

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Ramadan 2019 - What bosses must do to support staff during the month of fasting

Taking part in a whole month of daily fasting between early morning and sunset during Ramadan can be a challenge.

When Ramadan falls during the summer, it means a long period of going without food and drink every day.

And there can be all the distractions and temptations of trying ...

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Police scan bus passengers for knives as arches set up at Oldbury station

Hundreds of bus passengers have been scanned for knives as a stabbing epidemic continues to grip the region.

In an unusual move, travellers walked through a temporary knife arch at Oldbury Bus Station as uniformed cops swept buses for concealed weapons and other items.

Images ...

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Live updates - M6 delays after multiple pile up near Spaghetti Junction

Three lanes out of four on the M6 northbound have been closed following a multiple car crash.

Lanes 1, 2, 3 of 4 are closed between Junction 5 at Castle Bromwich and Junction 6 at Spaghetti Junction.

There are delays northbound and slow traffic around the area as emergency services ...

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The Archers' Edward Kelsey dies at 88 as tributes pour in

The Archers actor Edward Kelsey has died.

The star has been remembered for his "insatiably curious mind" and love of "lively conversation, good company and a great storyline".

Tributes have flooded in for the actor after his death at the age of 88.

The radio ...

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Wolves are tipped to sign midfielder and striker as financial windfall revealed

Wolverhampton Wanderers are 'sure' to go back in for Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham in the summer.

Abraham, who has scored 25 times on loan at Aston Villa this season, was the subject of a highly publicised pursuit from Molineux chiefs back in January.

The Chelsea loanee ...

2019-04-24 18:47 open_in_new
Woman who drunkenly screamed racist abuse at officers who removed her from a flight is locked up

A woman who attacked police as she was removed from a flight to Turkey has been locked up.

Kodie Richardson, 20, launched a drunken tirade at other passengers and crew on board a Thomas Cook Airlines flight to Turkey.

The Manchester Evening News reports how she sobbed in the dock as ...

2019-04-24 18:47 open_in_new