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Elvis undies, unwashed, the latest celeb pants up for sale

A pair of underpants that once belonged to Elvis Presley are expected to fetch £10,000 when they go up for auction in Manchester next month. An added bonus for the would-be buyer is that the light-blue boxers come unwashed and with genuine Elvis stains, which came when he wore them underneath a white jumpsuit, during a show in 1977.

Sir Alex Ferguson says he always puts the club's interests first

Angelo Henriquez 'super happy' with transfer to Manchester United

Angelo Henriquez has no intention of wasting his dream move to Manchester United.

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Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is reportedly on the brink of landing a striker - 18-year-old Chilean Angelo Henriquez.

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Did you spend your weekend rubbing oily shoulders at a swamped lido, coughing up salt water at the beach, or calling out the fire brigade to extract you from a minute paddling pool?

John Bercow: This isn't just about sexuality. It's about basic humanity

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Central Chile rattled by strong earthquake

A strong magnitude-6.7 earthquake shook central Chile, prompting authorities to order a preventative evacuation of a stretch of coastline and causing hundreds of people in the capital to flee buildings in panic.

Luna Rossa wins Naples leg of World Series

In lottery conditions which failed to dampen the enthusiasm of the watching crowd ashore, nor did the rain, the big race of the Naples leg of the America’s Cup World Series, and the fleet racing crown, went to the local favourites, the Prada-backed Luna Rossa.

Sam West: 'Now everybody's doing posh stuff and I haven't got the cheekbones any more!'

Sam West: 'I'm cheap and available – tell your friends!'

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Two silvers for Britain add to medal hoard in Palma

Britain added two silver medals to the gold and silver already secured at the World Cup Regatta in Palma de Mallorca.

The America's Cup will take place in San Francisco

Aleph announce withdrawal from America's Cup

As Prada fashion house boss Patrizio Bertelli celebrates in Palermo on Wednesday the launch of his latest bid to win the America’s Cup, two teams have announced their withdrawal from next week’s world series regatta in Naples.

Falklands veteran John Phillips, a former Bomb disposal officer, displays his medals at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire today

Moment that sank hopes of Falklands peace deal

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New perspective on Milky Way

Around one billion stars in the Milky Way can be seen together for the first time in an image captured over a decade by astronomers.

Magnitude 7.1 earthquake hits central Chile

A magnitude-7.1 earthquake struck central Chile, the strongest and longest that many people said they had felt since a huge quake devastated the area two years ago.

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