Friday 23 March 2018

Early Fleetwood Mac guitarist dies

BOB Welch, an early member of rock band Fleetwood Mac, was found dead last night after an apparent suicide at his home in Nashville, US.

Mr Welch (66) was found by his wife with a single gunshot wound to the chest. A suicide note was also found. He played guitar and was a vocalist with Fleetwood Mac from 1971 to 1974, before forging a successful solo career with hits 'Sentimental Lady' and 'Ebony Eyes'.

Health chiefs seek outbreak source

SCOTTISH health officials are trying to pinpoint the source of the worst outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in the country since the early 1980s.

Sixteen cooling towers at four sites in southwest Edinburgh are the focus of the investigation. There are now 24 confirmed and 37 suspected cases of the disease in the Scottish capital, with 12 people in intensive care.

Gift lands donor with hefty VAT bill

A WIDOWER who donated £2.3m (€2.8m) to a cancer hospital has been landed with a £460,000 (€568,000) VAT bill for the gift.

Jimmy Thomas (78), who made millions through a bingo hall empire, donated the cash to the Royal Marsden cancer centre in London in tribute to his late wife Alma, who had been treated there for ovarian cancer.

Soldier murders 15 after being bullied

A KAZAKH border guard yesterday confessed to killing 14 fellow soldiers and a herder in cold blood because they were bullying him.

The grisly killings at a remote post near the Chinese frontier has shocked the Central Asian nation, with the president, Nursultan Nazarbayev, calling it "terrorist act".

Legendary hotel sets NYC abuzz

A LANDMARK hotel in the heart of Manhattan is buzzing with thousands of tiny new visitors, but watch out -- they will sting if you get too close.

Honeybees have taken up residence at the Waldorf-Astoria, one of New York's most famous institutions. The hotel plans to harvest its own honey and help pollinate plants in the skyscraper-heavy heart of the city.

Simon Cowell seeks 'X flavour'

SIMON Cowell is in talks with TV bosses for a talent show about cooking.

He is chewing the fat with ITV about a series called 'Food Glorious Food', in which he aims to find the best British dish. The winning chef's meal would go on sale in Marks & Spencer.

Irish Independent

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