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Headshop boy is locked up

A 15-YEAR-OLD boy facing robbery charges has been remanded in custody after he broke a court's ban on him from going to headshops.

The boy was given a curfew at the Children's Court on Friday after being accused of being intoxicated.

He was also ordered to stay away from headshops.

But he was arrested again in he early hours of Sunday morning and allegedly told a garda that he had been to a headshop earlier.

A judge yesterday revoked bail and remanded the Dublin boy in custody for one week.

Wife grapples with wrestler

THE wife of pro wrestler Ric Flair has been charged with assaulting him.

Flair called the incident at their North Carolina home was an unfortunate disagreement and said he did nothing wrong.

Flair (60) said his wife attacked him after they went out for dinner. He had minor injuries, but refused treatment from paramedics.

Police later charged 41-year-old Jacqueline Beems with assault.

Bob Dole fights pneumonia

FORMER US presidential nominee Bob Dole is recuperating after a bout of pneumonia.

Senate Majority Leader Mr Dole (86) was admitted to hospital in Washington three weeks ago with a respiratory condition.

He is also having therapy for knee surgery. "I am making great strides and hope to be fully recovered and back at the office in a few weeks," he said.

Kildare tip shut in smell protest

THE High Court has granted an injunction preventing a waste collection company from continuing to use part of a licensed landfill in Kildare following complaints from local residents about smells from it.

The injunction was sought by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) against Neiphin Trading Ltd over the landfill at Kerdiffs-town, Naas.

More than 200 complaints had been received by the EPA in just three months due to extreme odours caused by the decomposition of waste, the court was told. One resident said the smell made him physically sick.