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Drunk made hoax bomb call

A CHRONIC alcoholic has being given a suspended sentence after admitting making hoax bomb calls about his ex-girlfriend's house.

Sean Fahy (43) of Drumcondra Road Lower, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to making a false report to gardai and Dublin Fire Brigade on June 27, 2010.

The court heard that Fahy made a false report to the garda that there was a domestic dispute happening at house where his former girlfriend lived.

He also rang Dublin Fire Brigade to report a bomb outside the same house.

Judge Martin Nolan heard that Fahy has 62 previous convictions since 2007. He sentenced him to three years, suspended for three years.

Tomatoes can prevent stroke

MEN who eat tomatoes may have lower odds of suffering a stroke, according to a Finnish study.

Researchers whose results appeared in the journal Neurology found that of the more than 1,000 older men they followed, those with high blood levels of the antioxidant lycopene were less likely to have a stroke over a dozen years.

Lycopene is a chemical that gives a reddish hue to tomatoes, red peppers, watermelon and papaya.

Dorothy's dress under hammer

THE dress worn by Judy Garland in The Wizard Of Oz is going up for auction with an estimated value of more than £300,000 (¤370,000).

The white puff-sleeve blue gingham pinafore has inspired countless Halloween costumes since the film was released in 1939.

Although several identical dresses were made for her character Dorothy, the dress to be sold is the only complete original dress to survive.

Mexican cartel suspect held

THE Mexican navy has caught a suspected Zetas cartel leader accused of involvement in some of the country's most notorious crimes in recent years.

Salvador Alfonso Martinez Escobedo is believed to have masterminded the massacre of 72 migrants.

The man known as 'Squirrel' has also been linked to the escape of 151 prisoners in 2010 from a jail.