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    Chelsea vs Manchester United result ‘huge’ for Premier League top four hopes, admits Thomas Tuchel

    Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel admits Sunday's Stamford Bridge clash with Manchester United could have huge implications for the Premier League top four race. The German has made a fine start to life at Stamford Bridge and Chelsea are unbeaten in all eight of his matches ahead of this west London clash, but visitors are yet to lose on the road in the league this season. "Hopefully we can win, this is what we go for," Tuchel told reporters on Friday.

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    Nick Pope to Tottenham? Burnley’s Sean Dyche sets unique transfer fee... ‘a bag of crisps and a pint of lager’

    Sean Dyche has joked that he may be willing to sell Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope... for “a bag of crisps and a pint of lager”. Pope has been in fine form to Burnley, and Jordan Pickford’s struggles for Everton this season - a fine performance in last weekend’s Merseyside derby aside - mean the Clarets’ No1 has a chance of starting for England at Euro 2020 this summer. Pope’s impressive performances have also drawn attention from across the Premier League, with reports linking the keeper to Tottenham.

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    Former PM Theresa May has her Covid vaccine, describes jab as ‘effective and painless’

    Theresa May has revealed she has received her first dose of the coronavirus vaccine, describing the jab as “effective and painless”. The former prime minister, 64, thanked the NHS for their “heroic efforts” during the pandemic, urging others to follow suit by getting the vaccine. All over 60s who have yet to receive their coronavirus jab are now asked to book an appointment online.

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    Tiger Woods moved to new hospital in Los Angeles to continue recovery from car crash

    Tiger Woods has been moved to a new hospital for the next stage of his recovery from multiple injuries sustained in a serious car accident in Los Angeles. Open fractures to the 45-year-old golf legend's tibia and fibula and further injuries to his foot and ankle were stabilised during surgery with the insertion of a rod, screws and pins. "Woods was transferred to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for continuing orthopaedic care and recovery," Harbor-UCLA Medical Center interim CEO Anish Mahajan said on the hospital's Twitter account.

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    Gunmen kidnap 300 Nigerian schoolgirls in raid and are holding them in a forest

    More than 300 schoolgirls have been kidnapped by unidentified gunmen who are believed to be holding some of them in a forest in wartorn northwest Nigeria. It was the second kidnapping in little over a week in a region increasingly targeted by militants and criminal gangs who usually ask for a ransom. Police in Zamfara state said they had begun search-and-rescue operations with the army to find the “armed bandits” who took the 317 girls from the Government Girls Science Secondary School in the town of Jangebe.

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    Man City XI vs West Ham: Predicted lineup, confirmed team news and latest injury list for Pep Guardiola

    Pep Guardiola has few injury issues to contend with as Manchester City face West Ham this weekend. Man City are 19 games into an incredible winning streak, with the Premier League leaders now 10 points clear in a title race that already looks to be effectively over. Nathan Ake is the only confirmed absentee for Guardiola, leaving the Catalan coach with plenty of options.

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    Lee Casey murder: Violent robber freed to kill ‘hero’ jailed for 20 years

    Victim Lee Casey’s sister Michelle said his “heroic actions didn’t come as a surprise”

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    No thank you for the music: ‘Terrible’ singer fined after sparking 150 complaints with Abba karaoke

    Council officers said they also received complaints about renditions of Dire Straits’ Sultans of Swing and Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton’s Islands in the Stream booming from the home

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    Liverpool XI vs Sheffield Utd: Predicted lineup, confirmed team news and latest injury list

    Liverpool have been dealt a serious injury blow with the news that captain Jordan Henderson faces a long spell on the sidelines ahead of Sunday’s Premier League trip to Sheffield United. Henderson was forced off half an hour into last weekend’s Merseyside derby defeat at home to Everton, and further investigation by the club's medical team led to the 30-year-old having groin surgery. As a result Henderson has been ruled out of England's World Cup qualifiers against San Marino, Albania and Poland next month.

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    BitCoin blackmailer who threatened to blow up NHS hospital during Covid pandemic sentenced in Germany

    Emil Apreda, a 33-year-old Italian national living in Germany, posed as a member of neo-Nazi group Combat 18, sending a string of emails claiming he would plant a bomb in one of Britain’s hospitals. In messages to NHS and the National Crime Agency using an alias, he demanded the £10 million BitCoin ransom between April and June last year, as hospitals were stretched to breaking point by the coronavirus pandemic. As law enforcement agencies around Europe joined forced to try to trace him, Apreda threatened to target Black Lives Matters demonstrations and British MPs if his demands were not met.