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Court rules that the French businessman who sold tens of thousands of faulty silicone breast implants around the world is guilty of fraud

Bitter experience: Barton has been tee-total since 2008

Joey Barton summoned by Ethics Committee after calling PSG defender Thiago Silva an 'overweight ladyboy' on Twitter

The on-loan QPR midfielder has infuriated PSG with his tweets

Japrisot: Infuriatingly out of print

Invisible Ink: No 163 - Japrisot

The Lady in the Car with Glasses and a Gun – was there ever a better title to sum up the world of the noir thriller? The narrative delivers all the key genre elements in a plot of audacious simplicity. A beautiful young woman impulsively drives off in her boss's white Thunderbird, heading for the South of France, but locals react as if she had made the same journey the night before. Then she finds a dead body in the boot ….

David Beckham became Paris St Germain's 400th player after coming off the bench in the 2-0 win over Marseille

David Beckham toasts Paris St Germain welcome after 'perfect debut' against Marseille

Former Manchester United man became PSG's 400th player

David Beckham and Joey Barton, hero and villain, may not be so different – at least they have ventured afield

The Last Word: David Beckham and Joey Barton - Paris match made in heaven and hell

Without incentive, British footballers have betrayed shocking insularity

David Beckham (left) might make his Paris St Germain debut against a Marseille side including fellow Englishman Joey Barton (right)

Joey Barton says David Beckham 'is not a big worry'

Two Englishmen could meet when PSG play Marseille on Sunday

Marseille's Jordan Ayew leaves the pitch having been sent off for a second booking, only two minutes after coming on as a substitute

Video: Marseille player comes on in 73rd minute.... and gets his second yellow by the 75th

Jordan Ayew gets the club's third dismissal in two games

David Beckham (left) might make his Paris St Germain debut against a Marseille side including fellow Englishman Joey Barton (right)

David Beckham could make French debut against Joey Barton

English pair set for meeting in Ligue 1

David Beckham signs on for a shift with Paris Saint-Germain

David Beckham could make PSG debut against Marseille

Former England captain is with French side until the end of the season

Joe Cole's first West Ham goal for 10 years earned the hosts a deserved point as Loic Remy was denied a dream debut for QPR

QPR striker Loic Remy will not be risked says Harry Redknapp

Striker is doubtful for match against Swansea

Alou Diarra

Alou Diarra faces talks after saying West Ham move was 'a waste of time'

Diarra has struggled with injury since joining from Marseille

Loic Remy is unveiled as a QPR player

'The finance doesn't come into it': Loic Remy denies decision to join QPR was based on money

French striker had offer from Newcastle on the table

QPR have agreed a fee of £8m with Marseilles for Loic Remy

Alan Shearer 'surprised' by Loic Remy's decision to join QPR over Newcastle

Former Magpies number 9 expects money played a part

Joey Barton

Joey Barton apologises to Dietmar Hamann following Twitter spat

Row started over Loic Remy's decision to join QPR ahead of Newcastle

Hatem Ben Arfa

'PSG is in my heart': Newcastle midfielder Hatem Ben Arfa hints at possible move to French side

Magpies midfielder would be interested in proposal from big spending Ligue 1 team

Loic Remy

Arsenal make late move to snatch Loic Remy from Newcastle

The Marseille striker is expected to move to the Premier League this month

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