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Cowell says he would rehire Cole

Published 26/08/2011 | 05:00

Simon Cowell has said he would hire Cheryl Cole again "in a heartbeat" -- despite axing her from the US 'X Factor'.

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Cowell also claimed that Cole had been given a chance to return to the UK judging panel, but that this had been snubbed.

Mystery man from beach identified

Police have identified a mystery man who claimed he woke up on a beach suffering from memory loss.

The 59-year-old man from Derbyshire walked into Victoria Hospital in Deal, Kent, on August 18 suffering head pains and amnesia. The man, who is not being named, claims he woke up on the beach at Deal the day before and asked for directions to the hospital, police said.

Crisis buzzwords enter dictionary

Concerns over climate change and financial matters have become sufficiently widespread to take words and phrases associated with them into the latest edition of the 'The Chambers Dictionary'.

New words include season- creep, toxic assets, double-dip and overleveraged.

Couple steal food for wedding bash

A couple of newlyweds in the US are being held after they were caught shoplifting food from a supermarket for their wedding reception.

Arthur Phillips III (33) and his bride, Brittany Lurch (22), loaded their shopping trolley with goods worth more than $1,000(€695) before leaving a Pennsylvania store without paying.

Cuban exile is awarded $2.8bn

A Miami judge has awarded a Cuban exile $2.8bn (€1.94bn) in damages for the forced suicide of his father after Fidel Castro took power during a revolution in 1959.

It is unlikely the plaintiff will get to collect much the money. Cuba's government has flatly refused to pay similar damage awards in the past. Two years ago a different judge awarded Gustavo Villoldo more than $1bn (€690m) in damages.

Man caught with trouser snakes

An Arizona man stole several baby albino boa constrictors at a pet shop by stuffing them in his shorts, police said.

Eric Fiegel was arrested after police reviewed surveillance footage from Predator's Reptile Centre in Mesa. They said that, after the theft, Mr Fiegel went to another pet shop and traded several of the snakes for $175 (€121) and a large tank.

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