Monday 26 February 2018

Happy Mondays to reform for tour

Happy Mondays broke up nearly 20 years ago
Happy Mondays broke up nearly 20 years ago

British band Happy Mondays will reform for a month-long tour in May, singer Rowetta Satchell confirmed yesterday.

The group broke up nearly 20 years ago and have been back in various incarnations since then. But the 2012 reunion has been billed as the first time the main line-up will share the stage since 1992.

A Massachusetts dentist was sentenced to one year in jail yesterday for using paper clips instead of stainless steel posts in root canals.

Dr Michael Clair pleaded guilty to a list of charges, including assault and battery, illegally prescribing medication and witness intimidation.

A 15-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of murdering his adoptive parents after reportedly arguing with them over how much time he was spending at an Occupy protest camp.

Robert Kamin (55) and Susan Poff (50) were found strangled under blankets in a car outside their home in Oakland, California.

Japan's population is expected to decline by 30pc to below 90 million people by 2060, with two out of every five people aged 65 or older, it was predicted yesterday.

The population is expected to fall below 100 million in 2048 and dip further to 86.74 million by 2060, from 128.06 million seen in 2010, according to a health ministry projection.

Hollywood royalty is heading to 'Downton Abbey' with Oscar-winner Shirley MacLaine joining the cast of the hit show.

The 77-year-old actress, sister of Warren Beatty, will play Martha Levinson, the mother of Lady Grantham (Elizabeth McGovern) in the third series of the ITV1 show. Ms MacLaine, who won the Best Actress Oscar in 1983 for 'Terms Of Endearment', will join the cast next month.

Billionaire Donald Trump is planning to spend eternity next to the fifth fairway of his golf club in New Jersey.

He is planning to apply for state approval to put a 1.5-acre burial ground next to Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster. It would be available for club members to rest in peace, but a section could be saved for Mr Trump and his family.

Irish Independent

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