Europa League LIVE: Arsene Wenger gives first ever start to teenager Joe Willock whilst Jack Wilshere and Olivier Giroud line-up against BATE

This is Arsenal’s first away fixture in what was the Uefa Cup since 2000, when they beat Lens 2-1 on their way to the final.

They’re up against the Belarusian Premier League champions, with BATE claiming the last ELEVEN titles on the spin.

This season they sit third but at the Borisov Arena – a fortress – they’ve only lost once in 12 games. No easy task this.

What a funky ground. Big fan of that mad roof.

Chelsea U23 2 Manchester United U23 2: 16-year-old Callum Hudson-Odoi caps superb performance with well taken equaliser

A brilliant game of football and a real advert for the development league.

United looked to have the game in the bag after goals from Tosin Kehinde and James Wilson.

But Chelsea were fast and attacking throughout, posing a constant threat.

No one moreso than Callum Hudson-Odoi, the 16-year-old, who hit the post in the first half and was a constant menace.

He set up Isaac Christie-Davies before racing clear and equalising in the rain with an exquisite chip.

A real talent and the future is certainly bright. Honours even at Aldershot.

FIFA 18 demo released: Where can I download it, and what teams are playable on it?

The demo will appear in Origin, PS Store and Xbox Live. It’ll be ‘Featured’ so should be easy to find.

If there are any issues, use the ‘search’ function and type in ‘FIFA 18 demo’.

Once you find it, click ‘download’ and it’ll begin the process.

How long will it take to download?

This all depends on your connection – but anything more than 7GB is pretty large.

The servers will be under strain given just how many people will be downloading it, so the earlier you can download the game, the better.

To give yourself the best possible chance, make sure to connect your console to an Ethernet cable. You’ll see slightly faster speeds.

Also, try to disconnect other things – such as movie streaming services – while you download. They’ll hog the bandwidth.

Who is in the demo?

You’ll be able to play as a number of teams including Manchester United, Manchester City, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Chelsea, PSG and Juventus.

Here’s the full line up:

You’ll also likely be able to play through the first part of The Journey: Hunter Returns – although we wouldn’t do that unless you’ve played the first one.

No sweat, here’s what happens at the end of The Journey  – if you won’t have time to play through it.

How much will the game cost?

FIFA 18 will cost around £49.99 – but given the demand, some outlets may undercut this.

We expect the cheapest the game will go for at launch to be around £45.

When will pre-orders start?

FIFA 18 pre-orders have kicked off now.

There are three editions: Ronaldo (Deluxe) ICON (Super Deluxe) and standard Editions. You can find more information by visiting the FIFA 18 website 

What is in each package?

Icon Edition 

  • Play from September 26th with 3 Days Early Access
  • Up to 40 FIFA Ultimate Team Jumbo Premium Gold Packs (two per week over 20 weeks – worth up to $120)
  • 3 match FUT Team of the Week loan player (one three match loan player for 20 weeks)
  • Cristiano Ronaldo FUT loan player for 5 matches
  • Ronaldo Nazário FUT Icon loan player for 5 matches
  • 8 special edition FUT kits designed by FIFA soundtrack artists

Ronaldo Edition 

  • Play from September 26th with 3 Days Early Access
  • Up to 20 FIFA Ultimate Team Jumbo Premium Gold Packs (one per week for 20 weeks – worth up to $60)
  • Cristiano Ronaldo FUT loan player for 5 matches
  • 8 special edition FUT kits designed by FIFA soundtrack artists

Pre-order for PlayStation 4,  Xbox One, and  PC

Standard Edition 

  • Up to 5 FIFA Ultimate Team Jumbo Premium Gold Packs (one per week for five weeks – worth up to $15)
  • Cristiano Ronaldo FUT loan player for 5 matches
  • 8 special edition FUT kits designed by FIFA soundtrack artists

FIFA 18 demo released: Where can I download it NOW and what teams are on it?

How can I download the demo on Xbox, PS4 and PC?

The demo will appear in Origin, PS Store and Xbox Live. It’ll be ‘Featured’ so should be easy to find.

If there are any issues, use the ‘search’ function and type in ‘FIFA 18 demo’.

Once you find it, click ‘download’ and it’ll begin the process.

How long will it take to download?

This all depends on your connection – but anything more than 7GB is pretty large.

The servers will be under strain given just how many people will be downloading it, so the earlier you can download the game, the better.

To give yourself the best possible chance, make sure to connect your console to an Ethernet cable. You’ll see slightly faster speeds.

Also, try to disconnect other things – such as movie streaming services – while you download. They’ll hog the bandwidth.

Who is in the demo?

You’ll be able to play as a number of teams including Manchester United, Manchester City, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Chelsea, PSG and Juventus.

Here’s the full line up:

You’ll also likely be able to play through the first part of The Journey: Hunter Returns – although we wouldn’t do that unless you’ve played the first one.

No sweat, here’s what happens at the end of The Journey  – if you won’t have time to play through it.

How much will the game cost?

FIFA 18 will cost around £49.99 – but given the demand, some outlets may undercut this.

We expect the cheapest the game will go for at launch to be around £45.

When will pre-orders start?

FIFA 18 pre-orders have kicked off now.

There are three editions: Ronaldo (Deluxe) ICON (Super Deluxe) and standard Editions. You can find more information by visiting the FIFA 18 website 

What is in each package?

Icon Edition 

  • Play from September 26th with 3 Days Early Access
  • Up to 40 FIFA Ultimate Team Jumbo Premium Gold Packs (two per week over 20 weeks – worth up to $120)
  • 3 match FUT Team of the Week loan player (one three match loan player for 20 weeks)
  • Cristiano Ronaldo FUT loan player for 5 matches
  • Ronaldo Nazário FUT Icon loan player for 5 matches
  • 8 special edition FUT kits designed by FIFA soundtrack artists

Ronaldo Edition 

  • Play from September 26th with 3 Days Early Access
  • Up to 20 FIFA Ultimate Team Jumbo Premium Gold Packs (one per week for 20 weeks – worth up to $60)
  • Cristiano Ronaldo FUT loan player for 5 matches
  • 8 special edition FUT kits designed by FIFA soundtrack artists

Pre-order for PlayStation 4,  Xbox One, and  PC

Standard Edition 

  • Up to 5 FIFA Ultimate Team Jumbo Premium Gold Packs (one per week for five weeks – worth up to $15)
  • Cristiano Ronaldo FUT loan player for 5 matches
  • 8 special edition FUT kits designed by FIFA soundtrack artists

FIFA 18 demo released: Where can I download game NOW and which teams are playable?

How can I download the demo on Xbox, PS4 and PC?

The demo will appear in Origin, PS Store and Xbox Live. It’ll be ‘Featured’ so should be easy to find.

If there are any issues, use the ‘search’ function and type in ‘FIFA 18 demo’.

Once you find it, click ‘download’ and it’ll begin the process.

How long will it take to download?

This all depends on your connection – but anything more than 7GB is pretty large.

The servers will be under strain given just how many people will be downloading it, so the earlier you can download the game, the better.

To give yourself the best possible chance, make sure to connect your console to an Ethernet cable. You’ll see slightly faster speeds.

Also, try to disconnect other things – such as movie streaming services – while you download. They’ll hog the bandwidth.

Who is in the demo?

You’ll be able to play as a number of teams including Manchester United, Manchester City, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Chelsea, PSG and Juventus.

Here’s the full line up:

You’ll also likely be able to play through the first part of The Journey: Hunter Returns – although we wouldn’t do that unless you’ve played the first one.

No sweat, here’s what happens at the end of The Journey  – if you won’t have time to play through it.

How much will the game cost?

FIFA 18 will cost around £49.99 – but given the demand, some outlets may undercut this.

We expect the cheapest the game will go for at launch to be around £45.

When will pre-orders start?

FIFA 18 pre-orders have kicked off now.

There are three editions: Ronaldo (Deluxe) ICON (Super Deluxe) and standard Editions. You can find more information by visiting the FIFA 18 website 

What is in each package?

Icon Edition 

  • Play from September 26th with 3 Days Early Access
  • Up to 40 FIFA Ultimate Team Jumbo Premium Gold Packs (two per week over 20 weeks – worth up to $120)
  • 3 match FUT Team of the Week loan player (one three match loan player for 20 weeks)
  • Cristiano Ronaldo FUT loan player for 5 matches
  • Ronaldo Nazário FUT Icon loan player for 5 matches
  • 8 special edition FUT kits designed by FIFA soundtrack artists

Ronaldo Edition 

  • Play from September 26th with 3 Days Early Access
  • Up to 20 FIFA Ultimate Team Jumbo Premium Gold Packs (one per week for 20 weeks – worth up to $60)
  • Cristiano Ronaldo FUT loan player for 5 matches
  • 8 special edition FUT kits designed by FIFA soundtrack artists

Pre-order for PlayStation 4,  Xbox One, and  PC

Standard Edition 

  • Up to 5 FIFA Ultimate Team Jumbo Premium Gold Packs (one per week for five weeks – worth up to $15)
  • Cristiano Ronaldo FUT loan player for 5 matches
  • 8 special edition FUT kits designed by FIFA soundtrack artists

Coronation Street legend Liz Dawn, 74, rushed to hospital with lung condition and ‘not in a good way’

Coronation Street legend Liz Dawn has been rushed to hospital with a lung condition, according to reports.

The former actress, 74, who played long-running character Vera Duckworth in the soap, fell ill suddenly on Thursday, it is believed.

She was admitted to a Manchester hospital with emphysema and is said to be suffering chest pains.

A source told The Sun: “She’s not in a good way and her loved ones are obviously very worried.”

Liz has been confined to a wheelchair in recent years and suffered a heart attack in 2013.

Liz Dawn, 74, was a popular Corrie star for decades
(Image: Press Association)
Liz is said to be suffering from emphysema in hospital
(Image: PA)

She had surgery to have a pacemaker fitted and admitted at the time: “My health is very bad these days.”

Liz left Corrie in 2008 after 34 years on screen.

A friend said Liz is “not in a good way|
(Image: Sunday Mirror)

She was one half of a popular double act with on-screen husband Bill Tarmey who played Jack Duckworth.

Bill died in 2012.

Son of former Fox News host found dead hours after dad was sacked by channel

The teenage son of a former Fox News host has been found dead the same day his dad was fired over sexual harassment allegations.

Eric Bolling, a prominent Trump supporter, has been accused of sending unsolicited sexts to colleagues.

Fox News confirmed on Saturday it was cancelling his show ‘The Specialists’.

And just hours later it emerged his 19-year-old son Eric Chase Bolling had been found dead.

The TV host’s only son with wife Adrienne was studying economics at the University of Colorado Boulder, according to his Facebook profile.

It remains unclear how he died.

Eric Chase Bolling, Jr.
(Image: Splash News)

His father tweeted: “Adrienne and I are devastated by the loss of our beloved son Eric Chase last night. Details still unclear. Thoughts, prayers appreciated.”

Responding to claims on social media that his son had taken his own life, Bolling later added: “Authorities have informed us there is no sign of self harm at this point.

“Autopsy will be next week. Please respect our grieving period.”

Bolling was accused of sending lewd text messages to at least three women working at Fox, sources told the Huffington Post.

It is the third high-profile sexually harassment case to rock the cable news outlet.

Bolling’s lawyer called the claims “untrue and terribly unfair.”

Bolling is a prominent supporter of President Trump.

In his final show before he was fired he said: “Bottom line, Trump has fixed most of the Obama failures and I call that a success first six months.”

Fox News parted ways with star host Bill O’Reilly in April following allegations of sexual harassment, and former Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes was forced to resign last year after being accused of sexual misconduct by a number of women, including former anchor Gretchen Carlson.

Both men denied wrongdoing.

The Huffington Post said their report was based on allegations from 14 sources who requested anonymity.

They claim that several years ago, Bolling sent unsolicited photos of male genitalia by text message to at least two colleagues at Fox Business and another one at Fox News.

The messages were sent on several occasions, the Huffington Post said.

Bolling’s attorney, Michael Bowe, said in an email to Reuters that “the anonymous, uncorroborated claims are untrue and terribly unfair.

He added: “We intend to fully cooperate with the investigation so that it can be concluded and Eric can return to work as quickly as possible.”

Previously, Bowe said in a statement to the Huffington Post that Bolling did not recall sending any inappropriate messages and would “vigorously pursue his legal remedies” to combat any false or defamatory accusations.

Fox News, with a conservative bent associated with
Republican Party politics, has led most ratings for US cable news for years but has been unsettled by reports that it has been a hostile workplace for women.

Ailes was credited with building Fox News into a politically influential channel.

Fox News parted ways with O’Reilly, the face of the channel, after advertisers began to flee his show.

Rupert Murdoch, executive chairman of Twenty-First Century Fox, wrote at the time that the company was committed to “fostering a work environment built on the values of trust and respect.”

Thief burst into McDonald’s brandishing knife in one hand and PENIS in other

By Graeme Wilkinson

A crazed thief burst into a branch of McDonald’s brandishing a knife in one hand and his penis in the other.

Edward James Wright was arrested by police after the bizarre incident at 6.30am on August 28.

A court heart McDonald’s staff were forced to hurriedly lock the doors after the 28-year-old smashed the front door of the restaurant, he then assaulted the manager as he came to work.

A court heard he had already tried to rob a man at knife point in a nearby garage forecourt during the early morning of that day.

He appeared at Truro Crown Court and pleaded guilty to charges of robbery, possessing a knife, assault, criminal damage and exposure.

Staff at a branch of McDonald’s were left terrified by the incident
(Image: PA)

Prosecutor Jason Beal said staff at the petrol station on Penwinnick Road in St Austell were first alerted when they were approached by a woman who had been crying. She was followed by Wright who was acting in a menacing and abusive manner.

He said Wright pulled a knife from his coat pocket and the staff retreated, locking themselves in the garage shop, the Birmingham Mail reports.

Mr Beal said a customer then walked across the forecourt and was approached by Wright who demanded he hand over his wallet, mobile phone and car keys. The customer ran away to the nearby McDonald’s and told staff to lock the doors.

“The defendant approached and began banging his knife against the window,” Mr Beal added. “He appeared to damage his knife and, in response to that, the defendant then took his penis out of his trousers and began waving that around to the people who were inside.”

He said Wright smashed the front door window and then assaulted the restaurant manager, Mr Milner, who had just arrived at work.

The court heard Wright had been convicted in 2007 of possessing a knife.

Paul Gallagher, mitigating, said Wright was originally from Birmingham but had recently come to Cornwall and found himself homeless.

He said he had been living in a tent in woods near the petrol station. He said Wright had not taken his medication for bipolar disorder and also admitted to drinking three bottles of cider and smoking cannabis the night before.

“He has very little recollection of what did happen but he has no wish to dispute what the witnesses say,” he said.

“Mr Wright does accept that everybody who was there and saw him had the potential to be terrified by what was going on. He says he is very sorry for the fear and upset he caused on that day.”

Speaking to Wright, Judge Robert Linford said: “You were threatening and menacing and completely out of control. You threatened someone by making demands of their keys and wallet and the person concerned flees.

“You, it seems, head off to McDonald’s nearby. You try to get in and smash the door. You wave your genitals around because you are drunk and stupid. On top of all that, you threaten Mr Milner who happens to be just minding his own business.”

He added: “I accept the very difficult circumstances you were living in. That was not your fault that you were homeless.

“It’s to your credit that you’ve expressed remorse and accepted your behaviour was threatening but the fact remains that you were under the influence of a cocktail of alcohol and drugs.”

For robbery, Wright was sentenced to 32 months in prison. For possessing the knife, he was sentenced to 8 months in prison and for assault to two months in prison, each to run concurrently.

There was no separate penalty for the criminal damage or exposure charges. Wright was jailed for a total of 32 months.

Shocking image shows Bake Off star Paul Hollywood wearing Nazi uniform and laughing with pals in pub

Paul Hollywood left punters shocked as he posed for a picture in a village pub – in full Nazi uniform.

The Great British Bake Off star, 51, was on his way to a party when he called into the boozer in Monkton, Kent.

A source said: “At worst it was extremely offensive.

“At the very least it was stupid.”

The TV chef was with a pal and their wives who were also in World War Two-style fancy dress.

But it was only Hollywood’s getup that left onlookers stunned.

Paul Hollywood judging the Great British Bake Off show
(Image: Supplied by WENN)
Wearing Nazi uniform is an offence punishable by jail and a large fine in Germany
(Image: Archive Photos)

He was wearing a grey, Nazi SS style uniform complete with red swastika armband and peaked hat.

Paul even had an Iron Cross dangling from a pocket and a badge featuring a white Nazi eagle.

A source told The Sun: “To them it was a great big joke to be wearing a Nazi uniform, and they were laughing about it and happily posed for a picture at the bar.

“But some found it offensive — especially the fact they thought it was really funny.”

Wearing Nazi regalia is illegal in Germany and punishable by up to three years in jail and a large fine.

There is no suggestion Paul or his mates were supporting Nazism.

Professor Green’s message of love to Manchester after terror attack as he plays first gig for three years

Professor Green sent a message of support to the survivors of the Manchester bombing last night as he played his first London gig in three years in aid of the Transform Trauma Appeal.

The rapper performed an intimate gig at The Village Underground in Shoreditch in support of the campaign which hopes to raise £1million to fund research into trauma.

His gig took place on the same night the Manchester Arena reopened for the first time since the terror attack that claimed 22 lives earlier this year.

Pledging his support to the survivors of the attack, which targeted young fans at an Ariana Grande concert, the 33-year-old rapper said: “For those survivors to go back to the place where that terrible attrocity happened shows their strength, it shows the spirit of Manchester and of Great Britain.”

He added that he felt an affinity with Manchester and the trauma survivors having survived two brushes with death himself.

He said: “Transform Trauma is really important and I owe my life to the trauma teams who saved me.

“I am always grateful and I have used my experiences for inspiration for my music.”

Star sent message to Manchester
(Image: Sunday Mirror)

Professor Green, real name Stephen Manderson, became the face of the appeal after twice surviving trauma.

The 33-year-old’s life was saved by medics at The Royal London hospital when he was stabbed in the neck with a broken bottle in an East London club eight years ago.

Four years to the day later, his leg was crushed between two cars outside his London home.

At the gig alongside Professor Green were fellow appeal ambassadors including Alton Towers survivor Vicky Balch who lost her leg in the 2015 Smiler ride accident and London Bridge survivor Richard Livett.

The Transform Trauma Appeal needs to raise £1million to save the many lives shattered by trauma every day in the UK.

Trauma is one of the biggest causes of death and disability in the UK, killing 50 people a day, yet less than 1% of medical research funding is spent in this area.

It claims 17,000 lives each year and more money is desperately needed to stop people dying needlessly from trauma such as accidents and violent attacks suffered by the rapper.

The lives of victims of falls, fires, car crashes, suicide attempts and a host of other traumas will be greatly improved by the much-needed funds.