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Louis van Gaal is pushing through a number of top signings (Picture: Getty) Manchester United are reportedly set to push through three signings in the coming days as Louis van Gaal ramps up his transfer business. Van Gaal is determined to get the majority of his business done quickly, and after links to a number of players, he’s making moves. And according to reports, Mario Mandzukic, Gregory van der Wiel and Bernard Mensah should all arrive shortly, with the latter set to be the first one to go through. Mandzukic is said to be ‘very close’ to joining from Atletico […] Read more →
Duane Fahy outside the shop where he was refused cigarettes (Picture: Ross Parry) The British Army has stepped in to defuse local protests after a shop was forced to close when a soldier in full military fatigues was refused a packet of cigarettes. In what was later described as ‘the result of a genuine misunderstanding’, local protesters descended on the premises and used social media to highlight the shopkeeper’s denial of service – which was initially condemned by the Army. Sapper Duane Fahy of the 1st Battalion Duke of Lancaster’s regiment was barred from buying cigarettes at Alpha News newsagents in St […] Read more →
Tesco’s sales are down (Picture: PA) Tesco has announced a 91.9% plunge in pre-tax profits to £112 million for the first half of the year. Britain’s biggest supermarket also revealed that an investigation into overstated profit expectations had concluded it had an impact of £263 million. The group’s chairman Sir Richard Broadbent said he was preparing to step down, adding: ‘The issues that have come to light are a matter of profound regret.’ Tesco chairman Sir Richard Broadbent who has said he was preparing to step down (Picture: PA) UK like-for-like sales were down 4.6% for the six months to […] Read more →