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Duo released over drugs find

TWO people arrested in connection with the seizure of drugs worth an estimated €70,000 have been released without charge.

Customs officers and the gardai seized 3.5kg of herbal cannabis after the delivery of a package to a premises in Drogheda in Co Louth, which originated in Nigeria.

In a follow-up search, 5kg of cannabis was discovered.

A 42-year-old woman and a 30-year-old man were detained for questioning.

A file is to be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Eastwood still holds respect

CLINT Eastwood has taken a lot of barbs over his empty chair routine at the Republican National Convention, but Denzel Washington still holds the film legend in high regard.

"I have the utmost respect for him as an actor and as a director," Washington said. "He's my hero."

Although Washington supported Obama in 2008, he graciously declined to address an empty chair or do any "Eastwooding," as it's come to be known on the internet. He said in this election he isn't committing to either side.

Romney wife in plane scare

ANN Romney, the wife of Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, was last night safely on the ground in Colorado after her plane made an emergency landing.

Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul said the plane filled with smoke, forcing the unexpected landing.

Ms Saul said no-one was injured in the incident and everyone travelling with Mrs Romney was fine.

Mr Romney was in Nevada, appearing at a fundraiser.

Winehouse set to be released

A FOUR-disc box set of Amy Winehouse's performances will be released in November.

The Amy Winehouse Foundation said that the collection, called Amy Winehouse at the BBC, will include the singer's first-ever TV performances.

The set will be released on November 12 and record royalties will go to charity.

Winehouse died from alcohol poisoning on July 23, 2011, at the age of 27.