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Manchester United news: Anthony Martial has ‘rejected several contract offers’ as he seeks to leave Old Trafford

Manchester United news: Anthony Martial has ‘rejected several contract offers’ as he seeks to leave Old Trafford

Sports
REBEL Reports from the Frenchman’s homeland claim talks with the club are ongoing, but he has so far rebuffed all attempts to tie down his future Anthony Martial has ‘rejected several new contract offers’ from Manchester United, according to reports in France. The French winger’s current contract at Old Trafford expires at the end of the season, although United have the option to trigger one additional year. Anthony Martial has rejected Manchester United’s offers of a new contract The club have been working on tying the 22-year-old to a new deal and opened negotiations in the summer. However, Martial’s agent said back in June that the player wanted to leave the Premier League giants after becoming frustrate...
Evans Cycles seeks new owner amid cash crunch

Evans Cycles seeks new owner amid cash crunch

Business
Evans Cycles has put itself up for sale as it seeks fresh funding amid tough High Street trading conditions. The BBC understands PwC is in talks with a number of potential buyers for the bike store chain, which has more than 60 outlets in the UK.The consultancy has asked for final bids by the end of next week, but Evans is not thought to be seeking a rescue deal. PwC declined to comment and Evans did not respond to requests for comment. Concerns over the retailer's financial position first emerged in September, when Sky News reported the chain was seeking an emergency cash injection from its lenders. Last Maplin stores close their doors Toys R Us shops to close down Like other retailers, Evans has struggled with the recent slow...
Royal Botanic Garden seeks respect for world's fungus

Royal Botanic Garden seeks respect for world's fungus

Technology
The scientists at the renowned Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew are trying to correct an injustice: They don't believe fungus gets the respect it deserves. That's one reason behind the release Wednesday of their "State of the World's Fungi" report, touted as the first ever global look at the way fungi help provide food, medicine, plant nutrition, lifesaving drugs — and can also spread death and destruction at an alarming pace. The focus on fungi is designed to call attention to potentially vital new uses now being studied — including possible deployment of a fungus that "eats" plastic and degrades it quickly, and one that may clean up radioactive waste — and to warn that climate change is threatening fungi habitat in various parts of the Earth. Director of Science Katherine...
Harvey Weinstein seeks to dismiss case based on accuser's emails

Harvey Weinstein seeks to dismiss case based on accuser's emails

World
Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein is seeking to get the criminal case against him thrown out of court. On Friday, his lawyers filed a defence motion citing dozens of "warm" emails they say Mr Weinstein received from one of his accusers after an alleged rape.His team argue prosecutors should have shared the evidence with the Grand Jury that indicted him. Mr Weinstein has pleaded not guilty to six charges involving three different women. The accuser in question has retained her anonymity. Mr Weinstein's lawyers say the case should be dismissed in its pre-trial stage, saying there had been a series of failings. Other objections included a lack of details on the timeline of an alleged assault in 2004, and the lack of advance warning from the District Attor...