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Drunk man's canal drowning

A MAN who was heavily drunk when he drowned in the Grand Canal may have been relieving himself when he fell in, an inquest heard.

Paul Gunning (53) was found face down in the canal at Portobello Bridge in Dublin 2 on the morning of August 16 last year.

Dublin Coroner's Court heard that Mr Gunning was fully clothed but his zip was down when he was found.

The inquest heard he was staying at a friend's house on the South Circular Road while waiting for his new accommodation to be ready for moving in.

Workers hiding mental health

Huge numbers of workers are hiding mental health conditions from their employers because they fear it will affect their job, according to a new survey of 2,000 adults in the UK.

More than one in four workers said they had taken a day off sick, explaining it was for a physical rather than mental health problem. The most common cause of stress was excessive workload, followed by frustration with poor management and long working hours, the study found.

TV watchdog slams Sky News

A live report in which Sky News journalist Colin Brazier was seen picking through the belongings of victims of the MH17 air disaster in Ukraine amounted to a "significant lapse of judgment", according to British broadcasting watchdog Ofcom.

The report, screened in July following the apparent shooting down of the Malaysia Airlines jet, was "capable of causing considerable offence" and breached Ofcom's programme code.

John Galliano back in vogue

Fashion brand Maison Martin Margiela has hired ex-Christian Dior star designer John Galliano as its new creative director, its parent group Only the Brave, owner of jeans brand Diesel, has said.

Galliano, one of the most flamboyant and successful designers in the fashion industry, was sacked in 2011 by Dior and his eponymous brand, after a video showed him making anti-semitic comments in a Paris bar. Galliano has since undergone treatment for drugs and alcohol abuse.