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In Brief: Air passengers delayed by fog

FOG continued to cause problems for air passengers today although Aer Lingus said its flights to London Heathrow were operating normally.

The airline said it cancelled seven flights yesterday between and Dublin and Cork and Heathrow following dense fog. Other flights were hit by significant delays.

An Aer Lingus spokesman said there were some delays on continental routes to Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam this morning because of fog.

Ryanair said they had "no issues" with their flights into London Stansted this morning.

Men top beauty

routine league

Men spend an average of 81 minutes a day on personal grooming, including cleansing, toning and moisturising, shaving, styling hair and choosing clothes, a new study found.

Women get their hair, clothes and make-up done in just 75 minutes.

The research, carried out for Travelodge, found that on an average morning men took 13 minutes to choose an outfit, compared to 10 minutes for women.

Pfizer to settle

in 'bribes' row

Pfizer will pay at least $60m dollars to settle allegations by the US government that the drugmaker paid bribes to win overseas business, according to reports.

The Wall Street Journal said on its website that settlements are expected to be made public by the end of the year. In April, health care giant Johnson & Johnson agreed to pay $70m to settle charges of bribing doctors in Europe and paying kickbacks to the Iraqi government.

Man accused

of raid on store

A CHARGE against a man accused of robbing a supermarket assistant could be struck out if DPP's directions are not available on the next court date.

Thomas Donoghue (30) of Sheepmore Gardens in Blanchardstown, is alleged to have robbed a shop assistant in Lidl of €430 in cash on June 28 last.

A judge at Blanchardstown District Court remanded Donoghue on continuing bail for DPP's directions on the charge, but marked it peremptory against the State.