Tuesday 6 December 2016

Horror at jumpy gravediggers

Published 30/11/2011 | 05:00

GRAVEDIGGERS jumped up and down on the coffin of an elderly woman to force it into a tight hole as her family looked on in horror.

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Theodore Zimmick, his daughter and granddaughter sued the Pittsburgh diocese and its Catholic Cemeteries Association over the burial of his 91-year-old mother, Agnes Zimmick, on December 1, 2009. Annabelle McGannon, executive director of the US cemeteries association, said the family's claims hade been investigated and were "unfounded".

Winehouse dress fetches €46,000

THE dress worn by Amy Winehouse on the front of her 'Back To Black' album has sold for more than £40,000 (€46,000) at auction.

The polka dot chiffon dress was bought by a South American fashion museum, with the proceeds going to the foundation set up by the late singer's family in her memory.

Hoff signs off from top TV talent show

DAVID Hasselhoff will not be returning to 'Britain's Got Talent', the former 'Baywatch' star has confirmed.

Hasselhoff (59) confirmed his exit following reports that he had been axed from the panel of the ITV1 show. Comedian Michael McIntyre announced his departure in September.

Santa quits grotto after yob attack

A SANTA was forced to leave a Christmas lights switch-on party after being set upon by youths. Father Christmas was sitting in his grotto in Longton, Staffordshire, when two youths pulled his beard and his glasses fell off, police said.

A spokeswoman for Staffordshire Police said: "We are treating the incident as an anti-social behaviour matter and will be talking to Santa and to the youths involved if we are able to trace them."

Stolen cash sent back with interest

AN elderly man has repaid -- with interest -- cash he stole from a Seattle department store in the late 1940s.

The man hand-delivered an envelope to Sears containing a 100 dollar bill. With it was a note saying he stole $30 from a cash register decades ago and wanted to pay it back.

Man tries costly chimney entrance

A HOUSEHOLDER who locked himself out had to be rescued after becoming stuck in his chimney.

Firefighters in Lubbock, Texas, had to hoist the 22-year-old out by rope. They said the man had wanted to save the price of a locksmith.

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