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Alesha MacPhail murder: Judge lifts ban on naming killer Aaron Campbell

The identity of the teenage boy who killed six-year-old Alesha MacPhail has been revealed. The judge who presided over the schoolgirl’s murder trial has lifted a ban on naming 16-year-old Aaron Campbell. Media outlets, including the BBC, made a case for reversing the court order which protects his identity. Campbell, who abducted, raped and murdered Alesha, could not be named any reports because he is under 18. He is facing a life sentence after being found guilty of killing Alesha, who went missing while on a visit to her grandparents…

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Aaron Ramsey: Arsenal midfielder signs £400k-a-week deal to join Juventus

Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey has signed a pre-contract agreement to join Juventus in the summer in a deal that will earn him over £400,000 a week. The 28-year-old has agreed a four-year contract that will see him join the Italian champions as a free agent, ending his 11-year spell with Arsenal. Ramsey passed a two-part medical in January, having picked Juve following talks with a host of European clubs. He will be the highest-earning British player ever based on basic salary. The Wales international’s Arsenal contract expires on 30 June…

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Aaron Ramsey: Juventus leading race to sign Arsenal and Wales midfielder

Aaron Ramsey has made 356 appearances for Arsenal since joining in 2008 Juventus are leading the race to sign Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey when his contract expires at the end of the season. The 28-year-old’s current preference is to join the Italian champions but, contrary to some reports, he has yet to make a final decision and will continue to consider offers from a number of Europe’s leading clubs. It is understood his boyhood dream was to play for Barcelona but despite preliminary talks that option will not be pursued.…

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Aaron Ramsey: Arsenal midfielder in talks with Bayern, Inter, Juventus, PSG & Real Madrid

Aaron Ramsey, left, has won three FA Cups during his time at Arsenal Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey will hold talks with five of Europe’s leading clubs in January ahead of leaving the Gunners when his contract expires next summer. The 28-year-old is able to negotiate and sign a pre-contract agreement with foreign sides from 1 January, prior to exiting the Emirates Stadium as a free agent when his current deal finishes on 30 June. Ramsey will consider moves to Bayern Munich, Inter Milan, Juventus, Paris St-Germain and Real Madrid. Contrary…

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Aaron Ramsey out for Wales against Republic of Ireland due to ‘family reasons’

Aaron Ramsey scored for Wales in their 4-1 Uefa Nations League opener against Republic of Ireland in September Uefa Nations League: Republic of Ireland v Wales Venue: Aviva Stadium, Dublin Date: Tuesday, 16 October Kick-off: 19:45 BST Coverage: Live on BBC Radio 5 live, Radio Wales and Radio Cymru, the BBC Sport website and BBC Sport app, plus live text commentary. Highlights on Match of the Day Wales, BBC Two Wales, at 23:10 BST. Aaron Ramsey is to miss Wales’ Uefa Nations League game against the Republic of Ireland. The…

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Aaron Ramsey: Arsenal midfielder fails to agree new contract

Aaron Ramsey is currently Arsenal’s longest-serving player after joining the club in 2008 Talks between Arsenal and midfielder Aaron Ramsey over a new contract have broken down. Ramsey’s existing deal expires on 30 June 2019 and the Gunners had been hopeful of tying up fresh terms. But negotiations have stopped and, barring an unlikely resumption, the 27-year-old will be sold in January or become a free agent next summer. As things stand, the Welshman will be able to sign a pre-contract agreement with a foreign club from 1 January. Ramsey…

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NFL week one review: Aaron Rodgers leads stunning Packers comeback, a rare tie & where’s Bell?

Aaron Rodgers is helped off the field after suffering a knee injury in the opening half of Green Bay Packers’ victory over Chicago Bears Aaron Rodgers returned from being carted off the field with a knee injury to lead the Green Bay Packers to a remarkable 24-23 victory over arch rivals the Chicago Bears. Packers quarterback Rodgers, who signed the richest contract in NFL history just before the start of the season, left the game in the second quarter as the Bears dominated to lead 17-0 at half-time. The lead…

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Aaron Armstrong: Sophie Gradon’s boyfriend dies weeks after her death

Image copyright Instagram The boyfriend of Sophie Gradon, a former Love Island contestant who died last month, has been found dead. Aaron Armstrong, 25, was discovered on Tuesday at a property in Northumberland. The day before, he posted an emotional tribute to his late girlfriend online saying: “Just wish I could cuddle you all day miss you so much.” Gradon, 32, a former Miss Great Britain, was found dead at her family house on 20 June. A Northumbria Police spokesperson said: “At around 12.20pm today [10 July] police received a…

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Stanford rape case judge Aaron Persky removed from office

Image copyright Santa Clara County/ Perskyforjudge.com Image caption Brock Turner (left) was sentenced by Judge Aaron Persky (right) A US judge who was widely criticised for his leniency towards a campus rapist has been removed from office by voters. Judge Aaron Persky handed Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner a six-month sentence in June 2016. But county judges in California are elected, and if a petition to remove them from office garners enough signatures a vote will be held. Such elections are rare – the last time a US judge was…

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