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Paul Cockerton

East London via East Hull
Deputy Online Editor — Daily Mirror

Deputy editor of @DailyMirror's website. Keen on the North, politics, football culture. Hull City AFC & Clapton FC fan. DMs open

British men 'spend equivalent of eight days a year perfecting their look' — British men spend an equivalent of eight days a year perfecting their look, according to a new survey. And grooming routines are now such a part of the typical man's life he has up to EIGHT items in his washbag. One in four cram eight products including lip balm, anti-ageing and skin exfoliating creams into their bags.

Parents desperate for kids to get better grades at school are 'bribing them with mobile phones and laptops' — Parents desperate for their kids to get better school grades are bribing them with pricey mobile phones and laptops. Two out of three parents has splashed out on expensive tech gadgets to reward children for good school reports, a new report reveals.

Brits 'swapping partying for pilates on their sunshine breaks' — Brits are swapping partying for pilates on their sunshine breaks, a new survey reveals. Busy work schedules and hectic social lives are leaving people with little time to keep fit. And 55% of Brits are now using their summer holiday to catch up on sleep and exercise, researchers have found.

Rio Olympics gold medals are made from SILVER and recycled from mirrors and X-ray plates — We're half-way through the Rio Olympics and Team GB's gold medal haul is well into double figures. Winning gold represents the pinnacle of sporting success and is the dream of top athletes across the globe. But what is in a gold medal and what is it worth to the lucky few who get to take one home?

England manager Sam Allardyce quits as brand ambassador for football betting firm — New England manager Sam Allardyce has quit as brand ambassador for a football betting firm. It comes after a newspaper investigation revealed the company was run by a businessman who ran a similar scheme which went into liquidation. Investors in Worldlink, run by 57-year-old Neil Riches, lost £4m when the site crashed in 2012.

Max Whitlock pips Louis Smith to the Olympic gold - making for very awkward scenes afterwards — Max Whitlock pipped Team GB team-mate Louis Smith to the gold medal in a thrilling finish tonight - making for some awkward scenes afterwards. Smith appeared to mutter 'that's bullshit, man' as he hugged the American bronze medallist Alexander Naddour when they learnt that Whitlock's score had overtaken theirs.

From pre-season shambles to Premier League table-toppers - how managerless Hull City upset champions Leicester — Leicester became the first reigning Premier League champions to lose their opening game as they suffered a shock 2-1 defeat at Hull. The newly-promoted Tigers had suffered a chaotic summer in losing manager Steve Bruce and supporters protesting at the Allam family ownership of the club.

Russell Square knife attack: What we know so far as one woman killed and five injured in London stabbing — A woman has died and up to five people have been injured in a possible terrorist knife attack in central London. It is not known at this stage what condition the other persons injured in the incident are in or the nature of their injuries.

Boston now a bargain city break thanks to budget airline's trans-atlantic flights — Boston is one of America's oldest and grandest cities. As our guide proudly informs us, it's "home to some of America's finest buildings, its greatest president JFK, the Ivy League universities and the oldest marathon". But none of those facts, ­apparently, compares to this claim to fame: "Even better, it has a record-breaking 130 branches of Dunkin' Donuts."

Dramatic moment spectator dressed in black makes lunge for Olympic torch on streets of Sao Paulo — This was the dramatic moment a spectator made a lunge for the Olympic torch on the streets of Sao Paulo. The man, who was dressed in black, was wrestled to the ground by police as he attempted to steal the flame.
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Aug 20, 2016

@daveanderson78 FYI Clapton need a new manager - probably the biggest fanbase at Step Five. Just a thought!

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