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N’Golo Kante swaps beloved Mini for Mercedes as he drives to Chelsea training in stunning new motor – The Sun

N'GOLO KANTE has finally treated himself to a flashy footballer's car – swapping his Mini for a brand new Mercedes.

The Chelsea midfielder, who turned up for testing at the beginning of the week before being allowed compassionate leave due to his fears over coronavirus, is considered one of the most down to earth stars in the world.


And a part of that was down to the fact he kept hold of the Mini Cooper he bought when he arrived at Leicester in 2015.

There were reports the Frenchman initially started off RUNNING to Foxes training before being told he needed to drive.

So he went for a modest Mini for around £20,000 and clearly fell in love with the British classic.

The original one he picked up has been shipped back to France so he can drive it when he goes home while he bought an identical model after signing for Chelsea in 2016.

Even after a minor crash with a lorry on the King's Road in Chelsea, he carried on with the Mini, even turning up to Cobham with a dented front wheel arch.

But it appears lockdown has given Kante time to decide upon a well-earned upgrade as he returned after the coronavirus break driving a Mercedes on Tuesday.

He has, after all, won the World Cup, two Premier Leagues, the FA Cup, the Europa League and in 2017 was named player of the year by the Premier League, PFA and FWA.


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‘Beloved’ Brooklyn pastor dies from coronavirus, is first US priest killed by disease

A “beloved” Brooklyn priest has become the first U.S. Catholic cleric to die from the coronavirus, the Diocese of Brooklyn announced Saturday.

Father Jorge Ortiz-Garay, 49, an immigrant who served the Mexican community at St. Brigid’s Church in Wyckoff Heights succumbed to the virus Friday.

“This is a sad day and a tremendous loss for the Diocese of Brooklyn. Father Jorge was a great priest, beloved by the Mexican people and a tireless worker for all of the faithful in Brooklyn and Queens,” said Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio in a statement.

Ortiz-Garay had coordinated the popular Our Lady of Guadalupe Feast Day traditions in the Diocese of Brooklyn, an annual event that included a mass and a parade through the streets of Brooklyn and Queens.

The priest was born in Mexico City and was ordained in Newark in 2004 before making his way to the Dioceses of Brooklyn in 2009.

A memorial mass will be held at a later date.

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Ricky Gervais’ beloved cat Ollie passes away

Ricky Gervais had some sad news to share today. His beloved cat, Ollie, has passed away.

In a pair of photos posted to his Instagram, Gervais, 58, made the announcement, writing, “Just had to say goodbye to the sweetest soul I’ve ever known. RIP Ollie.”  Fans instantly flooded Gervais’ Twitter — where he also made an announcement —  offering their condolences.

Gervais’ longtime partner, Jane Fallon, took to her Twitter account to share the news. “I have awful news. My smart, funny, feisty, beautiful sidekick of the last 16 & a half years @myleftfang has passed away after a sudden down turn in her health at the weekend. My heart is broken in two. I have no idea what I’m going to do without her by my side. #Ollie.”

Ollie who was named after Gervais’ comedy idol, Oliver Hardy, had thousands of followers on Twitter under the handle @myleftfang.

Gervais has been an ardent supporter of animal rights and has previously stated that he will leave his fortune to animal charities.

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