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Thomas Heatherwick, Architecture’s Showman

The Vessel, in Hudson Yards, has a hundred and fifty-four staircases and eighty landings. Heatherwick has said that, at a site where there is nothing else to commemorate, the Vessel can be a “monument to us.” Illustration by Christoph Niemann Stephen Ross, the seventy-seven-year-old billionaire property developer and the owner of the Miami Dolphins, has a winningly informal, old-school conversational style. On a recent morning in Manhattan, he spoke of the moment, several years ago, when he decided that the plaza of one of his projects, Hudson Yards—a Doha-like cluster…

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News: Thomas Cook returns to Tunisia for first time since 2015 terror attack

Thomas Cook is resuming its holiday and flight operations to Tunisia for UK customers from today. It will be the first time the tour operator has flown to the country since a 2015 beach attack in which 30 Britons were killed. The programme will start with three weekly flights to Enfidha, from Manchester, London Gatwick and Birmingham, expanding to include Glasgow from April and Newcastle and London Stansted from May. The decision was taken to put the destination back on sale after the UK government changed its advice for Tunisia…

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Transfer news: Arsenal and Liverpool target Thomas Lemar rejects news Monaco deal – reports

Lemar in action for Monaco this season Tuesday, February 6, 2018 Arsenal and Liverpool target Thomas Lemar has rejected the chance to sign a new contract with Monaco, according to reports in France. The 22-year-old is wanted by both Premier League clubs, who have been tracking him for the past year. Monaco are desperate to keep their star forward, and they want him to sign a contract extension. But, according to L’Equipe, Lemar has rejected the chance to agree terms with the French champions. The France international reportedly wants to…

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Leeds United: Former boss Simon Grayson ‘keen’ on return to Elland Road to replace sacked Thomas Christiansen

Simon Grayson would be interested in a return to Leeds United as the Yorkshire club look for a replacement for Thomas Christiansen. Meanwhile, former England boss Steve McClaren is reportedly not among those currently under consideration by the Championship club. Christiansen, 44, parted company with the Elland Road outfit on Sunday evening, a day after a 4-1 home defeat by Cardiff extended his side’s recent run to seven games without a win in all competitions and left them seven points shy of the play-offs. READ MORE: Thomas Christiansen sacked as Leeds…

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Thomas Christiansen parts company with Leeds United after winless run for Whites

Christiansen was appointed Leeds manager last summer Sunday, February 4, 2018 Thomas Christiansen has left his role as Leeds head coach. The Dane, who took the job last summer, has paid the price for a horror run of form which culminated in Saturday’s 4-1 home Championship defeat to Cardiff. The Whites have failed to win since their 2-1 Boxing Day victory at Burton, a run which has seen them fall out of the running for the play-offs and also be knocked out of the FA Cup by League Two Newport. …

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Monaco chief issues tells Arsenal and Liverpool to forget about signing Thomas Lemar this month

Thomas Lemar won’t be leaving Monaco in January Tuesday, January 30, 2018 Liverpool and Arsenal have been told to wait if they want to sign Monaco star Thomas Lemar. Both Premier League clubs have made their interest in the 22-year-old known, but Monaco vice-president Vadim Vasilyev insists Lemar will not be sold in this transfer window. With Wednesday’s 11pm deadline fast approaching, it seems both Liverpool and Arsenal will have to wait until the summer if they still wish to sign the France international. “He will stay at Monaco until…

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Thomas Cook sunbeds will be bookable ahead of holiday

UK holidaymakers are to be offered the chance to choose their sunbed before they have even left home. Thomas Cook’s trial scheme will allow customers to pay £22 to book a specific lounger in advance of their holiday. They will be able to pick their preferred location from a map, which will also allow customers to work out when each spot will get sun and shade. Only some sunbeds will be bookable as part of the scheme, which is being trialled in three hotels next month. The travel firm’s “Choose…

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