French league champions had seen a £14m bid rejected but appear to have made a breakthrough in negotiations to open personal terms with the French midfielder
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Friday 13 July 2012
Newcastle boss Alan Pardew was today poised to make a significant transfer breakthrough as he closed in on Lille full-back Mathieu Debuchy.
Monday 09 July 2012
Alan Pardew has insisted that he is working as hard as he can to keep star player Demba Ba as a Newcastle player next season.
Friday 06 July 2012
Newcastle are set to sign Coventry's young central midfielder Gaël Bigirimana.
Saturday 30 June 2012
Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman will visit the North East of England today as home-owners, businesses and the insurance industry count the cost of a major clean-up operation after freak storms hit the country.
Friday 29 June 2012
A key London to Scotland rail route reopened today following the floods that have caused travel chaos and brought misery to many householders.
Wednesday 27 June 2012
Fifty gifted students were disqualified from an exam after teachers mistakenly told them they could take books in with them.
Sunday 10 June 2012
Grayson Perry's study of working-class tastes was insightful, moving, even funny
Saturday 09 June 2012
A couple won almost £100,000 on the lottery twice over, after accidentally buying two tickets, Camelot has revealed.
Tuesday 15 May 2012
An increasing number of England's beaches have won Blue Flag awards this year, bringing the country into the top 10 worldwide.
Monday 07 May 2012
Last year Fleet in Hampshire topped a national quality of life survey, now a new study might explain why: its residents spend more money on sex toys than anywhere else.
Thursday 19 April 2012
Five suspected far-right extremists were arrested by counter-terror detectives today after race-hate material was posted online.
Wednesday 04 April 2012
The former Liverpool striker John Aldridge said yesterday that the club was "in crisis".
Tuesday 27 March 2012
A paedophile who snatched four girls from the street in the 1980s and 1990s, sexually abused them and then dumped them was jailed for 16 years today.
Monday 26 March 2012
Jocky Wilson, the darts player who transformed himself from a miner into darts world champion, has died aged 62. The two-times world champion enjoyed a successful career after turning professional in 1979 to his retirement in 1996.
Friday 23 March 2012
Standing outside the Next store on the Team Valley Trading Estate in Gateshead, off to the right you can see the rusty outline of Antony Gormley's Angel of the North.
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