Alex Ferguson – My Autobiography

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Sir Alex Ferguson announced his retirement as the manager of Manchester United after 27 years in the role. He has gone out in a blaze of glory, with United winning the Premier League for the 13th time, and is widely considered to be the greatest manager in the history of British football. The only constant element has been the quality of the manager's league-winning squad and United's run of success, which included winning the Champions League for a second time in 2008. Sir Alex created a purposeful, but welcoming, and much envied culture at the club which has lasted the test of time. It was directly due to his vision, energy and ability that he was able to build teams both on and off the pitch. He was a manager of phenomenal skill, and increasingly had to deal with global stars. His relationship with Cristiano Ronaldo, for instance, was excellent and David Beckham has described him as a father figure. In this autobiography, he reflects on and jots down the highlights of his extraordinary career and reveals his amazing story as it unfolded, from his very early days in the tough shipyard areas of Govan.


The Beatles Story

Situated at the Britannia Vaults, Albert Dock in Liverpool, the creative, charismatic and eternally cool museum dedicated to legendary rock band The Beatles, The Beatles Story, tells the roller coaster journey of four blokes who took over the world of music.

When visiting this unique space, you can join The Beatles on their journey; first conquering Liverpool, and then the world, through engaging recreations of key locations from the band’s career that include The Cavern Club, Abbey Road Studios and The Casbah Club. The one-of-a-kind museum has information, imagery, memorabilia and video interviews with Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Olivia Harrison and Yoko Ono, telling visitors the story of the world’s greatest band.

The ‘Living History’ audio guides are available in 10 different languages including Mandarin, Brazilian Portuguese, French and German and is beautifully narrated by John Lennon’s sister, Julia. The museum is also home to John Lennon’s last piano, which was heard on albums including Walls and Bridges and Double Fantasy, and was also used to compose hits with David Bowie and Elton John. Additionally, a collection of famous photographs taken of John by his New York photographer and close friend, Bob Gruen is also on display in the space’s main exhibition. An interactive Discovery Zone is a great recreational facility, especially if you’re visiting with kids, you can play a giant piano or make your own Merseybeat paper and take it home.

If you feel like having coffee or cake, you can relax in the Beatles-themed coffeehouse, The Fab4Cafe. The museum’s award-winning Fab4Store has stacks of fantastic Beatles gifts and memorabilia – both the Fab4Store gift shop and Starbucks coffeehouse are free to enter. At the structure’s Pier Head, you will find another Beatles Story location in the Mersey Ferries terminal, along with an additional Fab4 Café and Fab4 Store.


Rocket League Switch

This unconventional sports game is a blend of vehicular acrobatics and soccer that's instantly engaging, but a high skill ceiling ensures that you can put hundreds of hours into the game online and continue to improve your control over car and ball alike. The game is unique, complex, and being a part of the Nintendo Switch, it's brilliantly portable. Those new to the game have a lot to look forward to, as it's one of the most fascinating games currently. If you don't like soccer or couldn't care less about the growing esports community, Rocket League is a unique game that redefines the concept of what a sports game can be, and Psyonix continues to support it with regular new content. It has been around for a while, and if you haven’t already, now is the time to give it a shot.

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Havana – Camila Cabello featuring Young Thug

The Sibbi Song – Abid Brohi & SomeWhatSuper

New Rules – Dua Lipa

Dusk Till Dawn (Radio Edit) – Zayn Malik featuring Sia

Sambhal Sambhal – Zeb Bangash & Haroon Shahid

Chorh Day – Bilal Khan


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