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The first statement of the season; emphatic, comfortable and dominant. Newcastle have waited since August for their campaign to ignite. When Alan Pardew punched the air to celebrate his team's third goal, from the foot of the out-of-sorts Papiss Cissé, it felt like a gear change.

Papiss Cissé scores Newcastle's third goal against Bordeaux

French court rules Megan teacher can be extradited

Arrangements were being made last night for the return of teacher Jeremy Forrest to Britain to face questioning for alleged child abduction after a French court agreed his extradition.

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Classy Cisse finishes off Bordeaux

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Alan Pardew wants Newcastle to show 'true colours' against Bordeaux and Manchester United

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has challenged his players to find their best form for a tough double-header against Bordeaux and Manchester United.

Jeremy Forrest (left) will return to the UK after a French court agreed to his extradition

Runaway teacher Jeremy Forrest to be extradited

Runaway teacher Jeremy Forrest will return to the UK after a French court agreed to his extradition today.

Yohan Cabaye: Alan Pardew says Spurs did not bid for the midfielder in the summer

Alan Pardew: European success will keep stars at Newcastle

It felt like the Europa League had moved up a notch in terms of its significance in the North-east yesterday. That could have been down to the bold admission from Alan Pardew that his side is aiming to win it, the arrival of more credible opposition in Bordeaux or the potential problems when Newcastle United head to Club Brugge early next month.

Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye

Europa League can help Newcastle United progress says Yohan Cabaye

Midfielder Yohan Cabaye has urged Newcastle to use the Europa League as a stepping stone towards sustained success after he did just that at Lille.

'Full story' to emerge after runaway teacher Jeremy Forrest agrees to UK return

Lawyers for runaway teacher Jeremy Forrest said the "full story" of his disappearance with a teenage pupil will emerge after he agreed to his extradition back to the UK.

Teacher Jeremy Forrest keen to return to Britain 'to be near Megan Stammers'

The maths teacher who ran away to France with the 15-year-old schoolgirl Megan Stammers would return voluntarily to Britain to be near her, his French lawyer said yesterday.

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