Swansea City unlikely to take Michu back as Spaniard prepares for crunch talks this week


The 29-year-old had a disastrous loan spell at Napoli last season where, hit by injury once more, he managed just three appearances and no goals for the Italian side

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Loftus-Cheek accepts Mourinho criticism

The Footballing World

Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek has accepted manager Jose Mourinho’s criticism directed to him, where the Portuguese boss accused the 19-year-old of playing below-par and faking injury in the Blues’ friendly against Sydney.

After his national side’s 1-0 win over Sweden U21s in their group stage clash in the UEFA U21 EURO 2015, the England U21 international told reporters: “I listened to what the manager said and I wasn’t at the level.

“I need to do better if I want to play for Chelsea. For me that is a reminder that I have to work hard to get in the team.”

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Fake online reviews up for sale

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Hopefully we all know that everything is not always as it appears on the internet. A recent BBC investigation uncovering a global trade in fake customer reviews serves to reinforce this.

Research suggests that 20% of comments posted on review websites are bogus.

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Understanding Britishness when traveling in UK

We are transient

Britain is one of the most visited countries in the world with London being the second most visited city last year behind Asia’s powerhouses Hong Kong and Singapore. It seems that everyone I meet has been to my Country or at least London, well not everyone, but a lot. People tend to go there for the same reasons – the queen, big ben, the London eye, Camden lock, etc etc etc, so I’m really not surprised when they say things like “you do things so strange” or “why do you do it this way?”. A lot of Brits I know with a more nationalistic approach will reply with a witty comment about how it is the right way. While this is not true, it’s hard to tell a country that colonized half the world and forced its ways of life and economic systems upon them that they are doing ‘everything…

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Arsenal step up Imbula interest

The Footballing World

Arsenal are stepping up their interest in signing Marseille midfielder Giannelli Imbula, as the Gunners have now contacted the 22-year-old’s father.

After midfield target Geoffrey Kondogbia left Monaco for Inter instead, the Emirates Stadium side have now turned their attentions to Imbula, who has also been linked with a summer switch to Inter or Milan.

Arsenal are prepared to match any contract that he is offered by rival clubs, as they look to complete a £15.7 million deal for the Frenchman, and have approached the player’s father in an attempt to persuade him into a move to North London.

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Something old into something new: innovations in recycling

The Knowledge Exchange Blog

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By James Carson

This is Recycle Week 2015, and, in the spirit of the occasion, I’ve been recycling some of the wealth of information contained in the Idox database in order to highlight innovative work by local authorities in the UK.

I conducted a search of our database to retrieve recently published items on innovations in recycling. I found about 70 reports and journal articles, which shows not only how much information our database has on recycling, but also underlines the considerable interest that’s attached to the subject.

The importance of recycling

Many of the resources highlight the benefits of recycling:

  • recycling lessens the impact of waste on the environment
  • it helps conserve important raw materials and protects natural habitats for the future
  • it reduces the amount of waste going to landfill sites
  • using recycled materials in…

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Cech edges closer to Arsenal move

The Footballing World

Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech is edging closer to a move to Arsenal, with personal terms now being agreed, as the Czech Republic international searches for first-team football.

With a number of top European clubs after the 33-year-old, Cech now prefers a move to the Emirates Stadium, and the Blues have agreed to his wish of a move away from Stamford Bridge.

However, both clubs are yet to agree on a deal, with Chelsea still holding out Cech for over £10 million, an evaluation that the Gunners are expected to match.

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