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When his wife relegated him to the bedroom to watch the World Cup, Kevin Whitter of Macclesfield decided to spring a surprise: he ordered a custom-made £5,000 bed with a mattress that looks like a pitch, an England flag headboard and a bedside table shaped like a giant trophy. If he gets lonely, he can always contact model Daiyu Fang of China, who was so fed up that none of her girlfriends wanted to watch the World Cup that she put an advert on the internet offering to pay a man £100 to watch it with her. She said: "My only rules are that I get to keep the remote and there is absolutely no kissing, no matter how exciting it gets." Spoilsport? Damn right. You can't have the remote, love.

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Macclesfield match to go ahead

Macclesfield assistant boss Gary Simpson has confirmed this weekend's Coca-Cola League Two match at Hereford will go ahead as scheduled following the death of manager Keith Alexander.

Game pays tribute to 'gentleman' Alexander

First black manager in league hailed as 'pioneering figure' in anti-racism fight

Alexander's family to decide if game goes ahead

Keith Alexander's family will be asked to decide whether Macclesfield's League Two match at Hereford on Saturday should go ahead following his shock death.

Macclesfield boss Alexander dies aged 53

Macclesfield chairman Mike Rance today paid an emotional tribute to Keith Alexander, who has tragically died at the age of 53.

Tory's fury over second-class travel

Sir Nicholas Winterton, the outgoing Tory MP for Macclesfield, has hit out at the new expenses culture at the House of Commons by saying he is "infuriated" he can no longer travel firstclass on trains.

AstraZeneca cuts 8,000 jobs

Cuts come as drugs group announces 24 per cent jump in annual operating profits

AstraZeneca to axe another 8,000 jobs

Another 8,000 jobs are to be slashed across AstraZeneca's global operations under a sweeping job cuts programme that has already seen 12,600 roles axed, the drugs giant said today.

Auschwitz 'Arbeit Macht Frei' sign stolen

The gruesomely jaunty metal sign over the entrance to Auschwitz that has become a symbol of the Nazi Holocaust was stolen in the early hours of today.

Urinating student avoids prison

A student who was warned that he might be sent to prison for urinating on a war memorial was instead given community service yesterday.

Editor-At-Large: Nicole's sex roles betray women in the real world

On the face of it, Nicole Kidman would seem to be a rum choice to be talking about violence against women. After all, she's been raped in one film (Dogville), and had kinky sex with Tom Cruise in another (Eyes Wide Shut). She had a bath with a rather young boy (in Birth) and shagged Billy Zane in Dead Calm, her Hollywood debut – all in the name of art, of course. But Nicole isn't just a highly successful actress who's managed her career so brilliantly she now earns over £7m a film; she's decided to do her bit for the less fortunate by becoming a "goodwill ambassador" for the UN Development Fund for Women.

Stay the night: Harrop Fold Farm, Cheshire

You don’t have to be a foodie to stay at this Cheshire B&B, but it helps
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