Sunday 4 December 2016

Boyfriend suspect in puppy stamping

Published 31/12/2010 | 05:00

US police said a man is suspected of stamping his girlfriend's puppy to death because she would not answer her phone.

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Colorado Springs police arrested Christopher Blackstone (25) after his girlfriend discovered her dog wrapped in a rubbish bag in a bin outside her apartment.

Royal delight over great-grandchild

BRITAIN's Queen Elizabeth is "delighted" with the birth of her first great-grandchild.

The wife of the queen's grandson, Peter Phillips, has given birth to a daughter. Autumn and Peter Phillips' first child, whose name is yet to be confirmed, weighed 8lb 8oz.

Couple to use £1m win to buy home

A young couple from Liverpool who woke up on Christmas morning to discover they were millionaires are going to buy their first home.

James Campbell (29) and his wife Angela (27) scooped £1m in the EuroMillions Millionaire Raffle after James bought a last-minute ticket.

Munch art thieves are convicted

Three men have been convicted of stealing a valuable Edward Munch painting from a Swedish museum that did not even realise it was missing.

The Malmo Art Museum had taken down Munch's 'Two Friends', earlier this year and put it in a store room.

Woman killed by grenade 'present'

A hand grenade wrapped like a present exploded and killed a woman when she opened it at home in Manila.

Police are trying to establish a motive for the blast and are interviewing other members of the 31-year-old woman's family.

OAP chews his way to freedom

A 92-year-old man chewed through his bonds to free himself after two men robbed his house in Washington.

The men tricked their way into Lester Matteson's home and used masking tape to fasten him to a chair. Mr Matteson took two hours to chew through the tape.

Three convicted killers to be freed

Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell's office said he was about to sign commutations so that three convicted killers could be released from state prison after spending decades behind bars.

The three were convicted of separate killings in the 1970s although none fired the fatal shots.

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