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Cyclist killed in hit and run

A CYCLIST has been killed in a hit-and-run incident near the Kildare-Offaly border.

A 61-year-old man, was hit by a vehicle at around 8.55pm yesterday on the Kinnegad to Edenderry road (R401) at Carrick.

Gardai have closed the road and are appealing for witnesses of the incident, which took place three miles from Cardbury, Co. Kildare.

Witnesses are asked to contact the Gardai in Leixlip on 01 666 78 00.

Family feud girl attacked boy

A TEENAGE schoolgirl attacked an eight-year-old boy during a long-running feud between their families.

The boy's head was "stamped" and kicked as taunts were allegedly made about his father and uncle, the Dublin Children's Court heard.

Judge John O'Neill said it was "a shame" the feud had now involved children.

"They are feuding with each other, they know their families are feuding with each other and it is terrible to have very young kids growing up in an atmosphere like that," he said.

The 15-year-old schoolgirl had denied attacking the boy. The judge adjourned sentencing until November.

DIY cervical cancer tests

A new DIY test which assesses whether a woman has contracted the virus which is the main cause of cervical cancer has been put on the market in Britain.

The kit -- which assesses whether a woman has contracted the human papilloma virus (HPV) -- is an "early warning indicator".

The makers advise women with this result to take the test again in a year -- as in the majority of cases, women's bodies clear the virus naturally.

Danielle tells of baby scare

Model Danielle Lloyd has revealed the "terrifying moment" she discovered her premature baby had pulled out his ventilator.

Harry was born 10 weeks early, weighing just 4lb 4oz, after the model collapsed with stomach pains.

A scan will reveal whether there has been any damage.

Lloyd (27) said: "I went to see him in hospital one day to find that he'd pulled his ventilator out and his life support had switched off."