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News: airBaltic carries record number of passengers in October

During the first ten months of 2017 the Latvian airline airBaltic transported a total of 3,007,034 passengers to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, CIS and the Middle East. In October 2017, the airline carried 319,018 passengers or 26 per cent more than in the same period of 2016. For the fifth month in a row it has been the biggest number of carried passengers in the airline’s history. Martin Gauss, chief executive, airBaltic, said “We are delighted to inform that already over three million passengers have travelled with us…

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'Leonardo da Vinci artwork' expected to sell for record sum

A 500-year-old painting of Christ believed to have been painted by Leonardo da Vinci is due to be sold in New York for up to $ 150m (£114m). The painting is known as Salvator Mundi (Saviour of the World). It is thought that it will be the highest auction price for a work by an Old Master – the artists who painted in Europe before the 19th Century. Leonardo da Vinci died in 1519 and there are fewer than 20 of his paintings in existence. Just one is thought to…

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Gareth Bale injury record: Welsh star has missed 40 of last 60 Real Madrid games

Sunday, November 12, 2017 Gareth Bale’s injury nightmare at Real Madrid shows no signs of ending. The Welsh star has picked up 11 separate injuries during his time in the Spanish capital and suffered a setback in his latest rehabilitation programme, suffering a hamstring tear. Bale has picked up three Champions League titles in four seasons with Los Blancos but has struggled to maintain his fitness. With this in mind, talkSPORT has taken a look at Bale’s injury record in Madrid and the length of time on the side-lines the…

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Perry hits record double ton as Australia take charge of Ashes Test

Ellyse Perry became only the seventh woman to hit a double Test century as Australia forged ahead on the third day of the day-night Women’s Ashes Test against England in Sydney. Perry celebrated prematurely when her slog towards cow corner was signalled for six before being reduced to four runs on second viewing. Australia eventually declared on 448-9 after Perry reached the highest individual score in Australian women’s Test history with 213 not out. England’s Lauren Winfield and Tammy Beaumont then faced the new ball as they chased a lead…

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Christmas ad spend to hit record high

Advertising agencies are expected to rake in a record £6bn over the Christmas period, according to an industry body forecast. The Advertising Association says it’s being driven by intense competition, especially within the retail sector, and the rise of big-budget campaigns. It believes spending on ads has jumped nearly 40% in just seven years. The figures come as campaigns by major retailers such as John Lewis, M&S and Asda get under way. “There have been so many blockbuster campaigns over the last ten years,” says Karen Fraser, Director of Credos,…

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Exclusive – Neil Lennon says Tony Cascarino 'way out of line and totally wrong' over attack on Celtic's record run

Neil Lennon was not impressed by comments from talkSPORT presenter and ex-Celtic striker Tony Cascarino Thursday, November 9, 2017 Neil Lennon says Tony Cascarino is “way out of line and totally wrong” for his dismissal of Celtic’s unbeaten run under Brendan Rodgers. The Hoops made it 63 games without defeat on Saturday when they thumped St Johnstone 4-0, breaking a century-old British record. But their achievements have not impressed the club’s former striker and talkSPORT presenter Cascarino, who claimed earlier this week that it ‘means nothing’ due to the lack of serious competition in Scottish…

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