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Christmas presents wrapped by offenders have been handed out to sick children in Northern Ireland.
The heroes and heroines of Ireland's international bailout programme were the ordinary people, the country's finance minister has said.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger maintains his Barclays Premier League leaders cannot use a hectic schedule as an excuse if they falter at Manchester City on Saturday.
Thirteen months ago Neil Lennon was on a high. A massive high, in fact. He had just led Celtic to a famous 2-1 victory over Barcelona in the Champions League, with the Spanish giants' consolation goal only coming in injury time.
Arsenal captain Mikel Arteta has become the latest figure from the club to question the Premier League for insisting that they play against Manchester City at 12.45pm tomorrow, giving the team just two clear days' rest following their defeat to Napoli.
Lea Michele has told how she is trying to "make something positive" of her life following the death of her boyfriend Cory Monteith.
Sharon Osbourne has admitted she lied about having cosmetic surgery on an intimate part of her body.
Fearne Cotton is set to wed her boyfriend Jesse Wood.