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Bin collection row settled

AN action by a waste recycling firm against a rival company over the collection of some former Dublin City Council customers' bins has been settled, the High Court has heard.

Greyhound, who bought the collection service for more than 144,000 households from the city council, wrote to Key Waste Management asking them to stop collecting bins or court proceedings would follow.

The defendants wrote back promising they would desist.

But Greyhound said it employed investigators who allegedly saw Key Waste collecting refuse from what it claims were its bins in a number of areas.

Larry King has

new talk show

Larry King'S talk show will resume this summer on the new digital network Ora.TV, earlier than he or the network had anticipated.

The show, Larry King Now, will mark the start of the network financed by Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim.

King said he expected the format of his show to be similar to Larry King Live, which aired on CNN in prime time for 25 years.

Van Halen tour

is postponed

Van Halen is postponing some dates on its summer concert tour, a source confirmed.

The group's website lists tour dates until June 26.

Dozens of additional shows had been planned and no immediate reason for the cancellations was given.

Representatives of the band and AEG, which is promoting the concerts in some regions, did not respond.

Partridge show

on Sky channel

Alan Partridge is to give fans a glimpse into his native Norfolk after Steve Coogan signed a new deal to bring the character back to TV.

He will appear in a pair of specials and a revamped version of his online series Mid Morning Matters for Sky Atlantic.

Partridge previously appeared in a number of BBC shows, beginning life on radio and moving to the screen for series' such as Knowing Me Knowing You.

The deal includes the one-hour special Alan Partridge: Welcome To The Places Of My Life.