Newcastle line up January transfer swoop for Clement Lenglet after starting just one game for Barcelona this season

NEWCASTLE are reportedly eyeing up a January swoop to sign Barcelona's out-of-favour defender Clement Lenglet. The Magpies have cash to spend having recently been the subject of a high-profile £300million takeover from a Saudi-led consortium. And despite boss Steve Bruce poised to be axed, club chiefs are putting together a shortlist of potential recruits for upcoming transfer windows. According to Sport,

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January retail sales plunged by 8% compared to December

January retail sales plunged by 8% compared to December in a slump three times worse than experts predicted as non-essential High Street stores were shut during lockdown Economists had predicted January would see retail sales decline by around 2.5% Office for National Statistics figures released today show retail sales fell by 8.2% Non-food stores were the hardest hit as lockdown

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TV for Friday January 24

Dark MatterCredit: DARK MATTER ★★★½ SBS On Demand Why do the Canadians make such awesome sci-fi? I don’t know, but I’m glad they do – and I’m glad SBS has made so much of it available on its streaming service. In this one, six people awake from their pods in a drifting spaceship with no idea who they are or

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What’s on in Sydney: January 18-19

Lunar New Year Happy Lunar New Year! This year belongs to the rat, an animal that symbolises wealth, freedom, opulence and charm. You can start your Lunar New Year celebrations with Chatswood's three-week Year of the Rat Festival which includes dumpling tours, calliography workshops, lion dancing and jumbo mahjong. Also keep a look out for the eight towering rat sculptures

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FRIDAY TV FOR JANUARY 10

HUNTING EGYPT’S LOST TREASURES Hunting Egypt’s Lost TreasuresCredit:     ★★★ 7.30pm, SBS After being pillaged for at least two centuries, you wouldn’t think Egypt had any treasures left to uncover. But as it happens, the archaeological work goes on unabated and this doco – familiar in format but full of interesting info – follows various international teams of experts as

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