What is the Europa League prize money compared to the Champions League for 2017-18?

Jose Mourinho lifted the Europa League trophy last season with Manchester United (Picture: Getty Images) Every team in Europe wants to compete in the Champions League, partly for the glory but also for the huge swathes of cash sloshing around in the competition. The money on offer for the teams in the continent’s top competition is mind-boggling, and its younger ...

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MP who took one-hour baths every morning put water bills on expenses

Tim Loughton MP claimed long baths help relieve stress (Picture: PA Wire/Press Association Images) A Tory MP who soaks in the bath for an hour to help his mental well-being put his water bills of more than £660 on expenses. Tim Loughton, 55, said he likes to ‘just think about things’ in the bath to relieve stress for around one ...

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Rafael Nadal jokes he has banned Roger Federer from his academy

Federer has been too strong for Nadal in 2017 (Picture: AFP/Getty) Rafael Nadal has jokingly told Roger Federer he won’t be allowed to return to his academy if he continues to play at the level he’s enjoyed in 2017. Nick Kyrgios ends 2017 early after suffering hip setback It’s been a marvellous year for the pair, who shared the four ...

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Rochdale inquiry: Paedophile 'camped outside Knowl View'

A convicted paedophile was considered “part of the furniture” at Knowl View school, a former head teacher has told an inquiry. Stephen Bradshaw took over at the school after Roderick Hilton had entered the building at night and sexually assaulted a pupil. He told the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse he was “made aware” of the assault when he ...

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Harvey Weinstein stripped of British Film Institute Fellowship

Harvey Weinstein has been stripped of his British Film Institute fellowship, which he received in 2002. The BFI awards the title to individuals to recognise their contribution to film and television culture. It comes after a number of sexual assault and harassment allegations were made against the producer. Weinstein has “unequivocally denied” the allegations and says all relationships he had ...

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A-level row head teacher suspended

The grammar school head teacher at the centre of a row about pupils not being able to stay on to take A-levels has been suspended. Aydin Onac has been suspended as head of St Olave’s school in Orpington. Parents had threatened legal action after pupils had to leave the school before the final upper sixth year. It raised questions about ...

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Southern drivers to be balloted to end dispute

Southern rail drivers are to be balloted on a proposed deal to end their long-running dispute, Aslef has said. The proposed agreement also includes a five-year pay deal worth 28.5%. The train drivers’ union said the offer would be put to members with a recommendation from its executive committee to accept. Aslef and Southern have been locked in a dispute ...

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21 Emotional Wedding Moments That Moved The Photographer To Tears

We asked photographers to share with us a wedding moment that moved them to tears. Below, 21 poignant images and the beautiful, and sometimes heartbreaking, stories behind them.    Ashley Gerrity Photography “This moment had me struggling to see straight through my camera. While planning her wedding, my bride’s mother passed away and the whole day was full of mixed emotions ...

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RT Advert On London Underground Shows Broadcaster Is Putin's 'Mouthpiece,' Tom Watson Says

Adverts for Kremlin-funded broadcaster RT that tell London commuters to watch to “find out who we are planning to hack next” show it is the Russian government’s “mouthpiece”, Labour has said. Shadow Culture Secretary Tom Watson called on broadcast regulator Ofcom to investigate RT,  formerly known as Russia Today, over the advert running on the bus and Tube network, saying it is “not ...

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World's First Floating Wind Farm Starts Producing Electricity In Scotland

The world’s first floating offshore wind farm has started producing electricity off the coast of Scotland. Hywind Scotland is now sending enough electricity into the Scottish grid to power a staggering 20,000 homes during peak weather conditions. The Norwegian energy company behind the technology, Statoil, have been perfecting their design since 2009. yvind Gravas / Woldcam – Statoil ASA Each ...

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