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In Brief: Boy bailed over car theft charge

A 13-year-old boy facing motor theft and cannabis possession charges has been let out on bail providing he lives in accommodation provided by the HSE.

The boy, who had previously gone missing from care on several occasions, had been charged earlier with stealing a car in north Co Dublin, on March 16, and allowing himself to be carried in a stolen car, on March 27. He also faces another summons for unlawful possession of a quantity of cannabis herb, on a date last September -- when he was aged 12.

Girl (15) dies playing rounders

A 15-year-old girl has died during a school game of rounders.

Nicky Payne collapsed at about 11.30am yesterday during the game at Angley School, Cranbrook, Kent -- a specialist sports college.

She was taken to hospital but doctors were unable to revive her.

Bronte painting sale withdrawn

A painting believed to be linked to the literary Bronte sisters was withdrawn from an auction while auctioneers try to track down a similar work by the same artist.

The painting by 19th Century English artist Edwin Landseer and thought to be a watercolour of all three sisters, was due to be included in a fine art and antiques sale at JP Humbert Auctioneers in Northamptonshire.

It follows the auction house's sale of a small portrait believed to be of Emily Bronte recently for £4,600 (¤5,627). In December, JP Humbert's sold another painting of the reclusive writer for £23,836 (¤29,159).

White to score Lone Ranger

Walt Disney Pictures has wrangled Jack White to compose the score for The Lone Ranger.

The studio announced yesterday that the Grammy-winning rocker will write, produce and perform the score for director Gore Verbinski's upcoming adaptation.

The Lone Ranger will mark The White Stripes frontman's first time scoring a feature film.

The film stars Johnny Depp as Tonto and Armie Hammer as John Reid. It is set to debut next year.