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Katy Perry in 'tough conversations' with her record label

The boss of Capitol Records says he’s had “tough conversations” with Katy Perry following disappointing sales of her latest album, Witness. Perry released her fourth album last June but, despite appearances at Radio 1’s Big Weekend and Glastonbury, it failed to catch on with fans. It entered the UK charts at number six, after selling 16,153 copies. To date, it has sold less than 60,000. All of Perry’s previous albums sold more than 500,000 copies in the UK. Her best-seller is Teenage Dream, which earned four platinum discs, representing sales…

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News: Ryanair breaks weekly bookings record

Ryanair has announced that it smashed its weekly bookings record, taking over three million bookings in one week for the first time in its history. The flights are all due to be taken during the next 20-weeks. Wednesday, January 10th, was the busiest day for bookings last week and the most popular destinations for customers included winter holidays to Lanzarote and Tenerife and city breaks to Porto, Milan and Naples. Ryanair spokesman, Kenny Jacobs, said: “We are delighted to announce this new weekly record of over three million bookings made…

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News: Airbus sees record commercial aircraft deliveries in 2017

Airbus’ Commercial Aircraft deliveries were up for the 15th year in a row in 2017, reaching a new company record of 718 aircraft delivered to 85 customers. Deliveries were more than four per cent higher than the previous record of 688 set in 2016. The 2017 total comprises: 558 single aisle A320 Family (of which 181 were A320neo – an increase of 166 per cent over 2016); 67 A330s; 78 A350 XWBs (up by nearly 60 per cent from 2016) and 15 A380s. Furthermore, to cap this resounding annual production…

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Liverpool end Man City's unbeaten record in seven-goal thriller

Manchester City lost a Premier League game for the first time this season as Liverpool edged a thrilling encounter with the league leaders at Anfield. The Reds scored three times in a rousing eight-minute spell in the second half to go 4-1 up, then clung on after City scored twice in the last six minutes. Jurgen Klopp’s side – playing their first game since Philippe Coutinho’s £142m move to Barcelona – deserved their victory as they ended City’s hopes of going through the league season without losing, and extended their…

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Roy hits England ODI record 180 in win over Australia

First ODI, Melbourne Australia 304-8 (50.0 overs): Finch 107, Stoinis 60, M Marsh 50; Plunkett 3-71 England 308-5 (48.5 overs): Roy 180, Root 91* England won by five wickets Scorecard Jason Roy hit the highest one-day international score by an England player with a sublime 180 to help the tourists beat Australia by five wickets in the first ODI at the MCG. Roy surpassed Alex Hales’ previous mark of 171 before the opener was caught late on as England eased to the highest successful run chase at Melbourne. Joe Root…

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Tottenham 4-0 Everton: Harry Kane plays down achieving all-time Premier League goalscoring record for Spurs

Harry Kane admitted he might have been offside for the first of the two goals which made him Tottenham’s top scorer of the Premier League era on Saturday. Kane netted twice in Spurs’ 4-0 win over Everton at Wembley, moving him to 98 Premier League goals and one clear of Teddy Sheringham. Both of Kane’s strikes came in the second half, with the first coming when he got a toe on Son Heung-min’s cross-cum-shot in the 47th minute. “When he shot I thought it might be going in but luckily…

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