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Sterling says "I'm no money-grabber"

Liverpool striker Raheem Sterling insists he is not "a money grabber" after talks on a new contract with the club were put on hold until the summer. The 20 year old player has been made an offer, believed to be in the region of £100,000 a week, but talks have stalled.

Raheem Sterling says he just wants to focus on football Credit: pa

In an interview with the BBC he said all the speculation over his new deal had all been "a bit much" and he just wants to focus on football at this time. He said 'I keep hearing I've rejected all sorts of contracts. Me, the club and my reps have spoken about it and put talks on hold until the end of the season, so it's frustrating to hear the contract situation keep going on and on."

Sterling says he'll give guarantees when the season finishes Credit: PA

The player went on "I just want to get through this season helping the club do the best we can do and hopefully at the end of the season be proud of what we have achieved".

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Four arrested over anti-social use of scrambler bikes

Police have recovered motorbikes from a canal. Credit: Merseyside Police

Four people have been arrested and two suspected stolen motor bikes have been recovered as part of a crackdown on anti-social use of scrambler bikes.

Merseyside Police say a 17-year-old male from Kirkby and an 18-year-old man from Croxteth were arrested yesterday, Tuesday, 31 March after further warrants were executed.

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Cynthia Lennon died after 'short battle with cancer'

John Lennon's first wife Cynthia has died at the age of 75. Credit: PA / PA Archive

John Lennon's first wife Cynthia has died at the age of 75.

A message on her son Julian's website said she died "following a short but brave battle with cancer".

It said: "Her son Julian Lennon was at her bedside throughout. The family are thankful for your prayers.

"Please respect their privacy at this difficult time."

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