Thursday 21 September 2017

Nudists warned to cover up on seats

Nudists in San Francisco might soon lose the freedom to bare it all -- at least some of the time.

Walking around naked is legal, but a city supervisor concerned about public health and sanitation introduced legislation yesterday that would require nudists to put something under their bottoms if they take a seat in public. The proposal would also require nudists to cover up when they are in a restaurant.

'Floating island' idea to save nation

THE president of the Pacific island nation of Kiribati is so worried about climate change wiping out his country that he is considering ideas as strange as building a floating island.

President Anote Tong raised the notion yesterday at a meeting of Pacific leaders. He said while it sounded "like science fiction", every idea had to be considered given the dire situation facing Kiribati.

Jackson doctor's trial under way

The trial of Michael Jackson's former physician, Dr Conrad Murray, who is accused of involuntary manslaughter in the pop star's death, begins today with jury selection.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor has barred testimony from a half-dozen doctors whom Mr Murray's attorneys indicated would portray Jackson as drug-dependent.

Drink-driver gets jail for rampage

A woman who drove 23 miles the wrong way along a motorway after doing a U-turn while twice the drink-drive limit was jailed for nine months yesterday.

Deborah Hunt (43) from Somerset in England, drove down the fast lane of the M5, dodging oncoming vehicles before coming to a halt on the hard shoulder.

Plastic bags being hoarded in Britain

Britons are so worried free plastic bags will be outlawed they have started to hoard them, a Tory peer has warned.

Rachel Gardner called for plastic bags to be labelled with when they would biodegrade to help the British government tackle the problem of litter.

Holden and baby 'fine' after crash

Amanda Holden was recovering last night after a car accident in west London.

The pregnant 'Britain's Got Talent' judge is said to have been left "shaken" but she and the baby are understood to be "fine". Holden (40) was on the school run to collect her daughter Lexi (5) when she collided with a lorry.

Irish Independent

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