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Adnan Januzaj 'to play for Belgium'

Januzaj qualifies for a host of countries
Januzaj qualifies for a host of countries Credit: PA

The Belgian coach Marc Wilmots says Manchester United forward Adnan Januzaj has decided to play for Belgium.

Januzaj qualifies for Kosovo, Turkey, Serbia and Albania and could be eligible to play for England under residency rules.

But Wilmots apparently ended speculation by tweeting: "I've received official confirmation Adnan Januzaj will play for the Belgian national team for the rest of his career!

"This is good news and I am delighted that talented player is available for Belgium."

Neither Januzaj or Manchester United have commented on Wilmots' comments.

Hillsborough Inquest hears from family of youngest victim, Jon-Paul Gilhooley, who was just ten

The new Hillsborough inquests have been hearing tributes to the youngest person to die in the 1989 disaster.

Jon-Paul Gilhooley, a cousin of the Liverpool and England captain Steven Gerrard, was just ten when he lost his life.

In a statement his mum said Jon-Paul was their world and would be "forever loved and missed."

Andy Bonner reports.

Report: Man United enquire about buying Messi

Messi has been reportedly unsettled at Barcelona
Messi has been reportedly unsettled at Barcelona Credit: PA

Lionel Messi's biographer Guilleme Balague says Manchester United have enquired about buying the Argentinian from Barcelona but have been told he is not available.

Writing in the Spanish newspaper AS, the journalist says United heard Messi was unsettled so made enquiries through a third party.

But Balague continues: "Barcelona seem to have concluded now that his sale would backfire on them and want to build the next team around him."


Police search derelict flats in hunt for Paige Chivers

Detectives investigating the murder of a Blackpool school girl are searching a derelict block of flats close to where she went to school.

Paige Chivers went missing seven years ago.

A forensic team is combing the address on All Hallows Road in Bispham, near to the last confirmed sighting of the youngster.

It follows an announcement of a £30,000 reward for information

Det Supt Andy Webster says Lancashire Police are determined to find Paige's killer.

Two Manchester men jailed for mortgage fraud

Alick Ute Kapikanya Credit: GMP

Two men from Greater Manchester have been sentenced for their part in a multi-million pound mortgage fraud.

Alick Ute Kapikanya, 45, from Stretford and Marshall Joseph, 56, from Hale were the masterminds behind a series of five conspiracies to defraud, which involved properties in Greater Manchester, Cheshire and Lincolnshire.

The pair arranged for property titles to be transferred from real homeowners to themselves before they then secured a variety of loans against those properties.

Kapinkanya was found guilty of conspiracy to defraud following a 10-week trial at Manchester Crown Court, Crown Square.

He was jailed for six years.

Marshall Joseph Credit: GMP

Marshall Joseph, 56, from Hale and Myra Trigg, 57 from Moss Side, had previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud, fraud, and money laundering at earlier hearings.

Joseph was jailed for 4 years, 6 months and Trigg received a suspended sentence.

Four people from Cambridge were sentenced for their part in the fraud.

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