Neymar: Brazil forward to earn £40.3m a year at Paris St-Germain

Neymar: Brazil forward to earn £40.3m a year at Paris St-Germain

Neymar will earn 865,000 euros (£775,477) a week when the Brazil forward completes his world record move from Barcelona to Paris St-Germain. The 25-year-old’s wages will equate to 45m euros (£40.3m) a year before tax. Barcelona have told the French club they must pay his 222m euro (£198m) fee “in full” and they are understood to be ready to meet his release clause. It means PSG’s total outlay across the initial five-year deal will come…

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BBC pay: Male stars earn more than female talent

BBC pay: Male stars earn more than female talent

The BBC has revealed two-thirds of its stars earning more than £150,000 are male, compared to one-third who are female, according to its annual report. Claudia Winkleman was the highest-paid female celebrity, earning between £450,000 and £500,000 last year. One Show presenter Alex Jones was second, and was paid between £400,000 and £450,000. Chris Evans was the top-paid star. BBC director general Tony Hall said there was “more to do” on the gender pay gap….

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Glastonbury pays bands 'less than 10%' of what they'd earn elsewhere

Glastonbury pays bands 'less than 10%' of what they'd earn elsewhere

When Katy Perry, Radiohead and Ed Sheeran take to the Pyramid Stage next week, they’ll get paid “less than 10%” of what they’d earn at other festivals. “We’re not in a situation where we’re able to just give people enormous amounts of money,” organiser Emily Eavis told BBC 6 Music’s Matt Everitt. “So we’re really grateful for the bands that we get, because they’re basically doing it for the love of it.” Headliners at other…

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Eriksen & Alli earn Spurs win over Southampton

Eriksen & Alli earn Spurs win over Southampton

Tottenham overcame the absence of leading scorer Harry Kane to secure a hard-fought win over Southampton that ensures they remain second in the table heading into the international break. Goals from Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli – the latter a penalty – in an effective display underlined that Spurs are more than just their talismanic 24-goal striker. The win extends Tottenham’s club-record run of successive home Premier League wins to 10, the same number of…

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Everton earn late win over Arsenal

Everton earn late win over Arsenal

Arsenal missed the chance to go top of the Premier League as Everton came from behind to secure a first victory since October. The Gunners, who had won their previous three games, were rewarded for an impressive start as Alexis Sanchez’s free-kick deflected in off Ashley Williams. Everton equalised just before half-time when Seamus Coleman glanced home Leighton Baines’ excellent cross. The Toffees, encouraged by a vocal crowd, dominated thereafter and Williams powered home a…

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Man City earn thrilling win over Barcelona

Man City earn thrilling win over Barcelona

Manchester City staged a thrilling comeback to run Barcelona ragged and secure a fully deserved Champions League victory at Etihad Stadium. Lionel Messi’s 90th Champions League goal, a counter-attacking masterpiece complete with cool finish from Neymar’s pass, put Barcelona in control as half-time approached. The whole emphasis of the game changed, however, six minutes before the interval when Sergi Roberto’s mistake allowed Raheem Sterling to set up Ilkay Gundogan’s simple finish. City, seeking their first…

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Porridge and Motherland earn full series on BBC

Porridge and Motherland earn full series on BBC

The BBC has commissioned full series of the revival of Porridge and new parenting comedy Motherland. Six new episodes of Porridge, starring Kevin Bishop, will be made after a pilot episode received warm reviews. The remake of the 1970s show, which saw Bishop play the grandson of Ronnie Barker’s inmate Fletch, was part of the BBC’s sitcom season. Motherland was part of “New on Two”, which saw several new sitcoms piloted on BBC Two. ‘Happy…

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