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Coleen celebrates 21st in style
Coleen McLoughlin
The England football team are due to attend the party
Thornton Manor in Merseyside has been chosen as the celebrity venue for the 21st birthday party of football WAG Coleen McLoughlin.

The fiancee of Manchester United and England footballer Wayne Rooney is holding a circus-themed party in the grounds of the manor on the Wirral.

A giant marquee and mini-funfair have been erected on the 100-acre estate.

Among the VIPs thought to be attending are P Diddy, the Beckhams, Girls Aloud and the England football team.

Thornton Hough Village green
Soap magnate Lord Leverhulme helped to create Thornton Hough

Tight security has been put in place around the manor. The rights to exclusive photographs of the party have reportedly been sold exclusively to a magazine.

Thornton Manor, in the picturesque village of Thornton Hough, is the former home of soap magnate William Hesketh Lever.

William Hesketh Lever later became Lord Leverhulme and founder of Lever Brothers at Port Sunlight.

In 2001 Thornton Manor entered the record books after most of its contents were sold for more than £9m.

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