Wednesday 22 March 2017

School used real bomb as 'bell'

A mine awareness team in Uganda was horrified to find an unexploded bomb being used as a bell when they visited a school to teach children how to spot bombs, a local newspaper reported.

Representatives of the Anti-Mine Network organisation saw teachers banging the bomb with stones to call children to lessons in a 700-pupil school in a rural area, the 'Daily Monitor' said.

Youths hand in lost €10,000

TWO youths discovered more than €10,000 in an envelope and handed the money in to the Salzburg lost and found bureau, officials in the Austrian city revealed.

"We were surprised ourselves by the size of the find," bureau head Kurt Hinteregger said. "That doesn't happen every day."

Tennis ace Murray ready to 'move on'

Andy Murray's mother said she believes her son is over the disappointment of losing in the Wimbledon semi-finals to Spaniard Rafael Nadal last Friday.

Accompanying her son to watch young tennis players' matches in Paisley, Scotland, Judy Murray said of the British No1: "You just have to move on." Mrs Murray added that the expectation "was huge now" for her son.

New comedy dawn for star French

Comic Dawn French is returning to the stage in a new double act -- with a puppet.

The star said she came up with the idea because she wanted to continue touring, but long-term partner Jennifer Saunders did not.

Jailed MP raises fair trial issue

AN expenses-cheat MP who carried on regardless in the face of public anger has complained from behind bars about the difficulties of getting a fair trial in the internet age.

Jim Devine, who was jailed for 16 months after being branded a liar by his trial judge, questioned in a letter to the prisoners' newspaper 'Converse' whether jurors listened to the judge's warning not to research the case online.

Lohan's father avoids trial

California prosecutors have dropped a domestic violence charge against Lindsay Lohan's father after his ex-girlfriend failed to turn up at the trial.

Police said they would no longer pursue the case against Michael Lohan, who was born in Galway but raised in New York, after his ex, Kate Major, could not be located.

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