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Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct has stepped up its plans to conquer Europe by acquiring two retailers in Austria and the Baltics.

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Starved of sun? Algarve offers Brits attractive property escape route

There's plenty to attract property buyers and investors, writes Monica Woodley – not least a resilient market

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Detective Chief Superintendent Hamish Campbell said the people could be investigated further if only to be eliminated as people of interest.

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Float down the Rhine in Germany on a 10-day cruise on the MS Algeria with Shearings (0844 824 6351; shearings.com). You can admire the Unesco-listed Rhine Gorge from the comfort of the boat. The journey includes excursions such as wine-tasting in Boppard, a walking tour of Koblenz and a trip to the castle at Lahnstein. The price of £879pp, based on two sharing, includes return coach travel from regional stops around England, a week's full-board cruise and two nights' half-board hotel accommodation en route.

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<p>Rafael Benitez:</p>
Madrid-born Benitez has experience of managing in the English, Spanish and Italian top-flights and his CV boasts a Champions League title, the FA Cup and a European Super Cup along with two Primera Division titles and the Uefa Cup with Valencia. The former Liverpool, Inter Milan and Los Che coach is currently in charge of Chelsea on an interim basis until the end of the season and, if Mourinho does indeed move to Stamford Bridge, it would be a neat switch if Benitez goes the other way.

Jose Mourinho drops huge hint about move to Chelsea - but who will be his successor at Real Madrid?

A look at managers who could fill the Special One's shoes if he leaves the Bernabeu

Kate and Gerry McCann said the involvement of the Metropolitan Police now meant the hunt for their daughter was escalating, rather than grinding to a halt

Six years on, Madeleine McCann's parents still hold on to hope

They say involvement of Metropolitan Police now means hunt is escalating

Cristiano Ronaldo pictured in action as Dortmund celebrate a goal in their 4-1 win over Real Madrid

Champions League: Cristiano Ronaldo available for Real Madrid meeting with Borussia Dortmund

The Spanish side trail 4-1 after the first-leg

Danny Guthrie of Reading sits on the ground dejected after his team and QPR were relegated during the Barclays Premier League match between Reading and Queens Park Rangers at the Madejski Stadium

'We weren't laughing at going down' insists Harry Redknapp as QPR are relegated

Joey Barton was quick to criticise the players, including Jose Bosingwa

Benfica's players attend a training session ahead of the semi-final

Europa League: Fenerbahce v Benfica match preview

A look ahead to tonight’s Europa League semi-final first leg at the Sukru Saracoglu Stadium

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This Moorish-style guesthouse is a sophisticated base for exploring the region's natural delights, says Katie Monk

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Abject leadership is allowing football’s age-old sores to fester

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