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Fresh delays hit 'Spider-Man' show

Published 10/03/2011 | 05:00

The €46m 'Spider- Man: Turn Off the Dark' Broadway musical is undergoing a major overhaul that will see a new director and a three-month delay in its opening date.

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The show, created by director Julie Taymor, with music written by U2's Bono and The Edge, was to open on March 15 after a series of setbacks.

The show is now negotiating to replace Ms Taymor and is unlikely now to open until June, while it shuts down to hold new rehearsals.

Bank thief traced through his urine

A Swedish bank robber left three bottles of urine behind after hiding inside a bank vault in Copenhagen, Denmark, for three days.

The 27-year-old man and his accomplice emptied safety deposit boxes of at least €360,000 in cash and jewellery. The urine helped prosecutors win a 21-month prison sentence for the man.

Rock legend Dylan headlines festival

Bob Dylan is to headline a new summer festival that revives the spirit of the long-running Fleadh shows.

He will perform at the Irish music festival London Feis in Finsbury Park in June.

Pakistani jailed for beheading wife

A Pakistani former television executive has been sentenced to 25 years to life for beheading his wife.

Muzzammil Hassan expressed deep regret as he was given the sentence in Buffalo, New York, yesterday.

Cameron rates his life six-out-of-10

David Cameron rates his life as six-out-of-10 at present, he admits -- but says what he is doing as British Prime Minister is 100pc worthwhile.

He delivered the verdict as he was quizzed in a guest appearance on the BBC's 'The One Show'.

Guard's bite is worse than bark

California investigators found a $1.5m (€1.07m) marijuana growing operation at a house and an unusual security guard -- a 4ft-long alligator named Wally.

The Riverside County drug taskforce team seized nearly 2,300 pot plants from the house. Agents also found the reptile, described as a "watchgator".

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