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Gardai appeal for missing girl

GARDAI are seeking the public's assistance in tracing a 17-year-old girl who has been missing since last Thursday.

Nikita Farrelly, from Newbridge, was last seen in the Co Kildare town on the night of October 18. She is 5ft tall, of light build and with long blonde hair.

She was wearing a grey tracksuit and grey boots. She is known to frequent the Tallaght area. Anyone with information should contact Newbridge gardai on 045 431212, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.

Singer Williams celebrated

Entertainer Andy Williams was remembered for a smooth voice that could soothe the soul, as celebrities and fans alike gathered for a memorial tribute at his Moon River Theatre in the south west Missouri town he adopted as his home.

Williams, who died last month at the age of 84 after a battle with cancer, was serenaded in absentia by a series of musical artists who got their start with him decades ago or had performed with him over the years -- the Lennon Sisters, Osmond Brothers and Gatlin Brothers, among them.

Man held over goalie attack

A 21-year-old man is being questioned by police on suspicion of assault after Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper Chris Kirkland was hit by a fan during a Championship game.

The incident was one of a number of ugly scenes at Hillsborough during the 1-1 draw with Leeds United on Friday night.

Gloucestershire Police said the man was arrested in Cheltenham shortly before 1pm yesterday. He was due to be transported to South Yorkshire for questioning.

A spokesman said: "The man currently remains in police custody."