Saturday 10 December 2016

Famed 'Bandit' pleads not guilty

Published 19/11/2010 | 05:00

The teenager accused of being the "Barefoot Bandit" has pleaded not guilty to federal charges, four months after an alleged cross-country crime spree ended with his arrest in a stolen boat in the Bahamas.

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Nineteen-year-old Colton Harris-Moore entered the pleas yesterday in federal court in Seattle. The charges include interstate transportation of stolen aircraft and being a fugitive in possession of a firearm. Four of the counts carry maximum sentences of 10 years in prison.

Eclair in jungle to lose weight

I'm A Celebrity... newcomer Jenny Eclair revealed she had joined the show to drop a dress size -- as part of an "extreme diet" plan.

"The reason I've got to come here actually is to drop a dress size before Christmas. I'm going to lose so much weight in there, I'm going to come out looking like Elle Macpherson," she said as she joined the camp in Australia

Gallagher backs saving 100 Club

Former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher has backed a campaign to save a legendary music venue. The singer performed at the 100 Club in Oxford Street, London, back in 1994 and said he wanted to play there again with his new band, Beady Eye.

The live music club, which has also been graced by The Sex Pistols, The Buzzcocks and The Clash, could be forced to close by the New Year because of costs.

Fresh bird flu for Hong Kong

Hong Kong has confirmed its first case of human bird flu in seven years. Health Secretary York Chow said a 59-year-old woman had tested positive for H5N1 bird flu after returning to Hong Kong from the Chinese mainland, and was in a serious condition

With the announcement, the government raised the bird flu alert to "serious," meaning there is a risk of contracting the disease within the territory.

Divorced swan lands new mate

A swan that famously divorced her mate has returned to spend the winter in the UK with her new partner.

Sarindi landed back at Slimbridge Wetland Centre, in Gloucestershire, with Sarind early yesterday. Swans mate for life but last winter couple Sarindi and Saruni shocked experts by returning with new partners.The swans had been together for two years but failed to have any offspring so experts believed this may have been a possible reason for the split.

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