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Song set for West Ham move

Alex Song.
Alex Song. Credit: Joe Giddens/EMPICS Sport

It appears that Alex Song could be on his way to West Ham. The former Arsenal player has been told by his current club, Barcelona that he's free to leave.

Hammers manager, Sam Allardyce believes he can close the deal with the Spanish club, before Monday's transfer deadline.

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Galloway released from hospital after attack

Controversial MP George Galloway has been released from hospital after he was battered and bruised in a street attack, police have said.

Galloway
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The pro-Palestine MP suffered a suspected broken jaw and rib as well as facial bruising when a man leapt at him and punched him after shouting about the Holocaust, his spokesman said.

A 39-year-old man arrested shortly afterwards on suspicion of assault occasioning actual bodily harm remained in police custody, a Metropolitan Police spokesman said.

Palace look for their first win

Jason Puncheon, Crystal Palace
Jason Puncheon, Crystal Palace Credit: Robin Parker/PA Archive

It's hoped Crystal Palace's newly appointed manager, Neil Warnock can help put a stop to their current losing streak. They play Newcastle later today at St.James' Park.

Jason Puncheon is back from his one-match ban. Also, Wilfried Zaha who is on a year loan with the club is expected to play.

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Traffic marshal seriously injured by lorry

A City of Westminster traffic marshal riding a moped was badly injured after an accident with a lorry. The 25-year-old was involved in the collision at Victoria Embankment, near Westminster Bridge around 8am on 27 August.

The marshal is still in hospital with severe leg injuries. The lorry driver stopped at the scene, but wasn't arrested.

Anyone with information on this incident should ring the Serious Collision Unit at Merton on 020 8543 5157.

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