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Coleen in tabloid damages victory
Coleen McLoughlin
Ms McLoughlin has said she will give the damages to charity
Coleen McLoughlin has been awarded £20,000 in damages from the Daily Mail after it admitted printing false statements about her birthday party.

The fiancee of Manchester United and England footballer Wayne Rooney held her 21st party in the grounds of Thornton Manor on the Wirral in March.

The newspaper suggested she had been snubbed by musicians who regarded her as "arrogant".

Ms McLoughlin's solicitor, Schillings, said the Mail had apologised on Friday.

It will also pay her damages and cover her legal costs.

The famous fashionista and columnist has said she will give the money to charity.

Ms McLoughlin and her representatives had sought an apology from the newspaper, but when it refused she started libel proceedings.

A statement from the Daily Mail said: "We now accept there was no truth in the allegations made and that the party was always intended to be for her friends and family. We apologise for any embarrassment caused."


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