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Father caught selling cocaine

A FATHER-of-three caught selling cocaine turned to the drug after he had beaten a heroin addiction as a young man, a court heard.

Noel McCarton (38), of Cushlawn Close in Tallaght, was caught selling cocaine following an undercover operation by drugs detectives targeting street dealers in the Tallaght area. He was selling the drug to finance his own cocaine addiction.

Judge O'Neill ordered a probation report and adjourned sentencing to May.

Judge lets spy visit ill brother

A US federal judge in Miami has granted a convicted Cuban spy's request to return home temporarily to visit a brother suffering from lung cancer.

According to the order, Rene Gonzalez must return from Cuba within two weeks of his departure.

Mr Gonzalez is on probation after his release from federal prison last autumn.

Price to divorce 2nd hubby Reid

Katie Price was due to divorce second husband Alex Reid today.

The case was listed before a judge at the High Court in London.

The couple married in Las Vegas in 2010, shortly after cagefighter Reid finished a stint on Celebrity Big Brother.

They had been dating for around seven months when they tied the knot.

In January last year, the glamour model-turned-businesswoman confirmed she had separated from Reid.

Alesha's loving BGT -- Cowell

Alesha Dixon is like "a different person" since leaving Strictly Come Dancing, according to her fellow Britain's Got Talent judge Simon Cowell.

Cowell said the star, who quit the BBC1 ballroom show earlier this year, was "loving" her new role.

He said: "Alesha's like a different person, she's like a canary out of a cage, she's loving it. She loves judging all of the singers and all of the dance crews; she's got a real infectious sense of humour."

Cowell also said he was impressed by the other new judge, David Walliams, whom he described as "totally and utterly bonkers".