Friday 22 September 2017

Winner finally takes the plunge

Michael Winner and wife Geraldine leave Chelsea Registry Office, London, following their wedding.
Michael Winner and wife Geraldine leave Chelsea Registry Office, London, following their wedding.

Film director Michael Winner finally tied the knot in London yesterday.

The 75-year-old married 70-year-old Geraldine Lynton-Edwards, whom he met in 1957 when she was a 16-year-old actress and ballet dancer.

Fake airline pilot chased by staff

A man who disguised himself as an airline pilot tried to enter a restricted area of New Zealand's Auckland Airport.

The man tried to get into a restricted area before being challenged by staff. He then escaped, jumped into a van and drove away.

Five bikers killed by fumes at event

Five bikers were found dead in a recreational vehicle at a Tennessee speedway fund-raising event, apparently killed by fumes.

The three men and two women were found in the vehicle at the Clarksville Speedway, about 40 miles north west of Nashville.

Costly prison vans can't access cells

A firm that was paid millions of pounds to take defendants to court came unstuck when it discovered some vans were too low to clear a ramp to cells.

GEOAmey PECS Ltd won three contracts from the Ministry of Justice to provide prison escort across three regions of the UK over a period up to 10 years. But when a van arrived at Bristol Crown Court its drivers found it could not be driven down the entrance to the holding cells.

Wild West comes to New York

A horse sparked scenes normally seen in the Wild West rather than New York when it broke loose in the streets of Harlem.

The horse was taking part in a cowboy event when it made its bid for freedom, running through six blocks before being corralled by police in a park.

120 donkeys living California dream

Scores of donkeys have been flown to a sanctuary in California after being rescued in Hawaii.

The Humane Society of the United States chartered the flight for 120 donkeys. They are descendants of donkeys brought to Hawaii's Big Island to work on coffee plantations, but were cast aside when they became obsolete.

Irish Independent

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