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A bankruptcy petition against former England football star Paul Gascoigne was dismissed at the High Court today.

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Paul Gascoigne pledges to pay tax debts

Former England football star Paul Gascoigne promised at the High Court today to pay off his debts to the taxman to avoid the threat of being made bankrupt.

Paul Gascoigne drink-drive case dropped

Ex-England football star Paul Gascoigne has had a drink-drive charge against him dropped, a court confirmed today.

Daft-as-a-brush wing cures travel sickness

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Rehab clinic Gascoigne misses drink-drive court

One-time World Cup star Paul Gascoigne missed his sentencing for drink-driving today because he is in rehab.

Paul Gascoigne represents himself before case adjourned

The trial of former England football star Paul Gascoigne, who is accused of drink driving, was adjourned today following hours of legal wrangling.

Gazza on drugs charge

The former football star Paul Gascoigne has been arrested in connection with an alleged drug offence. The 43-year-old spent Thursday night in police custody on suspicion of possessing a class A substance.

Gascoigne arrested following drugs raid

Paul Gascoigne has been arrested for drugs offences, sources said today.

Paul Gascoigne could be jailed over drink-driving

One-time World Cup star Paul Gascoigne was warned he could be jailed after he admitted driving while more than four times the legal limit today.

Gascoigne's appointment at Garforth yet to be finalised

Paul Gascoigne's appointment as manager of Garforth Town is not yet a done deal. Reports yesterday claimed the former England midfielder had already been confirmed as the boss of the Evo-Stik First Division North League club but talks remain ongoing between Gascoigne and the Garforth owner, Simon Clifford.

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