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20 new jobs in TV station

UP TO 20 jobs will be created in the south-west following the opening of Irish TV's regional office in Tralee, Co Kerry.

The new positions will be high skilled and in the areas of TV production, graphics and scheduling and will be based at Irish TV's Munster Regional Office in the Kerry Technology Park.

Launched in May, Irish TV is a new satellite channel that delivers 40 programmes each week, including a County Matters show from each of the 32 counties.

Irish TV can be accessed on Sky TV 191, Freesat 400, eircom eVision 191 and online at irishtv.com.

It also hopes to be available on Saorview from March.

Warning over wealth gap

The world's richest 1pc will own more than the other 99pc by next year, Oxfam has warned.

The charity has highlighted growing inequality ahead of the World Economic Forum in Davos this week.

A research paper suggests the wealthiest 1pc have seen their share of global assets rise from 44pc in 2009 to 48pc last year - with an average worth of $2.7m (€2.3m) each.

Husband cut wife's head off

A man has admitted decapitating his wife when he appeared in court.

Naveed Ahmed (41) initially denied the murder of mother of two Tahira Ahmed (38) at their home in Merton Avenue in Northolt, west London, on May 27 last year.

In October last year, he pleaded not guilty to the charge. But at a brief hearing yesterday, he pleaded to guilty to murder.

The judge adjourned sentencing to January 28.

The judge warned he could face a life sentence.

Eurostar on track after fire

Eurostar has resumed full service after a weekend of travel misery.

Thousands of passengers were left stranded on Saturday after a lorry fire on a train in the tunnel, and then a power supply problem yesterday saw 11 trains cancelled on the service as people were trying to restart their journeys.

Eurostar warned passengers that there are still delays of up to an hour.