Dortmund troll Barcelona over Ousmane Dembele transfer and say no deal is ‘close’

Barcelona claimed they were ‘close’ to signing Ousmane Dembele (Picture: Getty) Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke has trolled Barcelona over their pursuit of Ousmane Dembele and has denied claims the Frenchman is ‘close’ to moving to the Camp Nou. Barcelona general manager Pep Segura claimed on Wednesday night that the La Liga giants were closing in on deals for Dembele and ...

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Grenfell fire: Jeremy Corbyn urges PM to widen probe

Jeremy Corbyn has called on Theresa May not to “exclude broader social and political issues” from the Grenfell Tower fire inquiry. The Labour leader has written to the PM following the announcement of the inquiry’s terms of reference. Broader questions on social housing, which campaigners say are central to the situation, will not be included. Mr Corbyn said he was ...

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DIY firms Homebase and B&Q suffer sales slump

The UK’s two biggest DIY chains, B&Q and Homebase, have both reported a slide in sales this summer. B&Q said sales at its established stores fell 5% in the three months to July amid a drop in demand for garden furniture and other summer products. The fall dragged shares in B&Q owner Kingfisher down 4.1%, making it the biggest faller ...

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Theresa May admits UK mental health services are 'patchy'

Theresa May says the UK’s mental health services are “patchy” and has told Newsbeat she’s going to review them. She’s pledged to support teenagers through a new strategy and better access to help. “The National Citizens Service will build in mental health awareness,” the prime minister explained. She added that “10,000 members of staff” will be trained in “spotting issues ...

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Homeless man jailed for possessing bleach in squeezy bottle

A homeless man found in possession of a bottle of a bleach-like substance has been jailed for one year. Bradley Kerr, 21, was arrested while carrying a bottle near Bow Road station, east London. Snaresbrook Crown Court heard the liquid was tested and found to have a Ph level of 12, making it a highly corrosive substance. Kerr pleaded guilty ...

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Director jailed for taking £1m from clients' pension funds

A company director who used £1m of his clients’ money as “his personal cash cow” instead of investing it in pensions has been jailed for six years. Darren Say, 46, used the investments to “fund his lifestyle” between 2010 and 2016. All his clients’ money had gone by the time of his arrest, said Essex Police. Say pleaded not guilty ...

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Dead tourist caught in rip current named as Oneil Din

A swimmer who died after being caught in a rip current off Cornwall has been named as 27-year-old Oneil Din from Coventry. Friends have paid tribute to Mr Din online, including The Great Commission Ministry church who said: “We thank you for your smiles and laughter.” The holidaymaker was swept out to sea at Crantock near Newquay on Tuesday. He ...

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Kylian Mbappe left out of Monaco squad as transfer speculation intensifies

Kylian Mbappe has been targeted by a host of European super clubs this summer (Picture: Getty) Kylian Mbappe has been left out of Monaco’s matchday squad for Friday’s Ligue 1 match against Metz amid mounting speculation he is set to leave the club before the transfer window shuts. The teenage striker has been coveted by a host of European super ...

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How to travel on the Tube if you have anxiety

(Picture: Daniella Birtley/metro.co.uk) The first time I rode the London Underground was four years ago, when I was a budding student journalist off to work experience at a national newspaper. As someone who’d barely been to London before that week, having grown up in the Cotswolds and then moved to Devon for my undergraduate studies, the only transport I was ...

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Can you spot the NSFW sand sculpture on Bing’s homepage?

HA — search engine banter (Picture: Bing) Bing’s homepage photo is so picturesque it almost makes us want to stop using Google (almost). Why are doctors called quacks (and where did the nickname come from)? I mean, you have to admit those doodles can be a little try-hard. Bing’s just pleasing the crowd with this pic and I salute them ...

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