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Entertainment news round-up: 15-21 July

A look back at some of the top entertainment stories over the past seven days. Jodie Whittaker was announced as Doctor Who’s 13th Time Lord – the first woman to be given the role. She will make her debut on the show when the Doctor regenerates in the Christmas special. Jodie Whittaker and other sci-fi women breaking the glass ceiling Doctor Who: Fans react to Jodie Whittaker casting The actor Martin Landau (left), star of 1960s TV series Mission: Impossible, died at the age of 89. He won an Oscar…

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Championship news: Darren Randolph set to join Middlesbrough from West Ham

The Ireland international looks set to leave the London Stadium Friday, July 21, 2017 West Ham goalkeeper Darren Randolph is on the verge of joining Middlesbrough. Championship side Boro announced they have agreed a deal in principle with the Hammers to sign the Republic of Ireland international. Randolph lost his place in the West Ham team towards the end of last season and the east London club have since signed England number one Joe Hart. Middlesbrough say the 30-year-old former Charlton, Motherwell and Birmingham keeper will travel to their Rockliffe…

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News: Work on state-of-the-art Delta facility at LaGuardia to begin this summer

New York government Andrew Cuomo has announced the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s Board of Commissioners have given final approval to a lease agreement with Delta Air Lines for its new $ 4 billion, 37-gate facility at LaGuardia Airport. This is the final component of the transformation of LaGuardia into a completely rebuilt, unified 21st century airport. The Port Authority has committed a fixed amount of no more than $ 600 million to the Delta project, with the airline providing $ 3.4 billion and assuming responsibility for…

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News: Café Pacifico to celebrate National Tequila Day in London

Café Pacifico will be hosting a celebration of National Tequila Day on Monday, July 24th. Tequila lovers are invited to unwind after the mad Monday rush and absorb the lively Mexican atmosphere, while sampling one of the 150 tequilas and 50 mescals stocked behind the bar. The evening, taking place at the UK’s first ever Mexican restaurant, will include a DJ playing some of the best Mexican tunes to get you in the mood. Guests will be able to customise their very own Paloma cocktail (a classic Mexican favourite!), by…

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News: Wyndham to acquire AmericInn for $170m

Wyndham Hotel Group has announced plans to acquire the Minnesota-based AmericInn hotel brand and its management company, Three Rivers Hospitality, from Northcott Hospitality. The deal is worth a reported $ 170 million. AmericInn’s portfolio consists of 200 primarily franchised hotels with approximately 11,600 rooms in 21 states, predominately in the Midwestern US, Ohio Valley, and Mountain states including Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Michigan, and North Dakota. The brand’s US pipeline consists of 23 hotels. Committed to its asset-light strategy, Wyndham Hotel Group will explore options to divest the owned portfolio, which…

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News: UK government reveals aviation policy consultation

Manchester Airport will be expanded as the aviation sector develops in the UK Shaping aviation to help boost economic growth, connectivity and skills will be at the centre of a new strategy to prepare the industry for the next the decades and beyond, the government announced today. The public are being asked to have their say on how this vital sector should respond to a range of technological, security, environmental and customer service challenges. The review also looks at how the government can support future growth in an industry which…

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Manchester City transfer news: Aleksandar Kolarov to join Roma, confirms Pep Guardiola

Aleksandar Kolarov Friday, July 21, 2017 Aleksandar Kolarov is on the brink of leaving Manchester City to join Roma, manager Pep Guardiola has confirmed. The 31-year-old left-back has won two Premier League titles, an FA Cup and two League Cups since moving to the Etihad Stadium from Lazio in 2010. Kolarov is now set to return to the Italian capital, with Guardiola revealing “Kolarov is one step from going to Roma”. “I don’t like to work with people who doesn’t want to stay,” the City boss said after seeing his…

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