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Boy accused of care home theft

A 16-YEAR-OLD boy stole €1,100 during a break-in at a care home where he lives, a court has heard.

The boy is accused of burglary at a north Dublin home for youths in HSE care, on October 10 last.

The teenager, who has not yet entered a plea to the charge, had been taken into voluntary care and placed in the unit a few months before the alleged incident.

Judge Clare Leonard heard that the boy had been abusing cannabis and the teen admitted he often returned to the care facility "stoned".

Judge Leonard granted bail and remanded the teenager to appear again in four weeks.

Lecturers are so stressed out

Heavy workloads and lack of time are making university lecturers more stressed, research suggests.

Four fifths (81pc) of those working at UK universities found the job stressful in 2010, according to a study by the University and College Union (UCU).

This is up from three in four (74pc) who said the same in 2008.

Around 73pc said they had unachievable deadlines. Two thirds said they were unable to take enough breaks.

Boy shot as he played in park

an 11-year-old boy and three adults have been shot at a South Florida park.

All four were taken to hospital, but none of the wounds were life-threatening, said police.

Cap Ralph Suarez said about 10 to 12 shots were fired from outside Bunche Park in Miami Gardens. Authorities are looking for the shooter.

Newsreaders on dancefloor

A host of female BBC newsreaders will be strutting their stuff on the dancefloor as part of a Strictly Come Dancing challenge in aid of this year's Children in Need.

The moves of Emily Maitlis, Sophie Raworth, Susanna Reid and Sian Williams will be scrutinised by the ballroom show's male judges during the annual fundraiser later this month.

Alan Sugar will also enter the Dragon's Den, with the cast of EastEnders performing the hits of Queen. Westlife and JLS will be among the musical acts during the live telethon.