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De Bruyne joined Chelsea for £7m with reports in Germany claiming Wolfsburg have spent £16.7m on the Belgian who has made just nine appearances for the Blues

Trautmann's Journey: From Hitler Youth to FA Cup Legend by Catrine Clay

Football lovers need to be warned. They may have a problem with Catrine Clay's Trautmann's Journey, the biography of a goalkeeper whose brilliance and courage inspired a cult-like following that included Sir Bobby Charlton. Their disappointment is likely to be the same one encountered by devotees of angling when they read Moby-Dick, which really isn't about the techniques of deep-sea whaling, no more than Clay's book is about football.

Pizarro completes move to Werder Bremen

Werder Bremen have re-signed striker Claudio Pizarro from Chelsea, according to reports.

600 jobs going as Ryanair departs airport

Low-fare airline Ryanair is to close or switch nine of its 10 routes at Manchester airport from October, it was announced today.

Chelsea in talks with Werder Bremen over Pizarro

Werder Bremen coach Thomas Schaaf has still not given up hope of bringing Claudio Pizarro to the club this summer.

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Primark overseas director steps down

Primark's director of international trading has quit after less than a year, at a time when the discount fashion retailer is cranking up its European expansion programme.

Primark targets Belgium in push across Europe

The discount fashion store chain Primark plans to launch in Belgium next year, in the latest phase of its European expansion.

Ancelotti insists he's not under pressure

AC Milan coach Carlo Ancelotti insists he does not fear for his job following his team's unexpected elimination from the Uefa Cup at the hands of Werder Bremen last night.

Primark defies the downturn but grocery decline hits ABF

Half-year sales at value fashion giant to rise 5 per cent

Primark sales buck consumer slowdown

Primark's flagship London store delivered its biggest one-day of sales in the value fashion giant's 39-year history last Saturday, as further details emerged of its plans to conquer Europe.

Passengers face long queues after airport protest

Fed-up airline passengers stood in long queues at Stansted Airport today after a protest by environmental campaigners closed the runway.

For the first time in human history, the North Pole can be circumnavigated

Melting ice opens up North-west and North-east passages simultaneously. Scientists warn Arctic icecap is entering a 'death spiral'

Pizarro completes loan move

Chelsea striker Claudio Pizarro has returned to Germany to join Werder Bremen on a one-year loan deal.

Arsenal clinch Bischoff deal

Arsenal have confirmed the signing of Portugal Under-21 midfielder Amaury Bischoff from Werder Bremen.

The naked (and the wrinkled) truth about Verdi's masked ball

Thirty-five naked and cash-strapped pensioners in Mickey Mouse masks will do their best to shock opera-goers in the east German city of Erfurt tonight when a re-interpretation of Verdi's A Masked Ball holds its premiere.

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