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In Brief: Magdalenes end campaign

THE Justice for Magdalenes group has announced the end of its political campaign.

The advocacy body for survivors of the laundries said that it had achieved its main objectives. Its members will continue to assist survivors but only in a personal capacity.

JFM said that its main aims were to bring about an official State apology for survivors and the establishment of a compensation scheme.

A spokesperson said that it "has achieved all that it can by way of political advocacy".

"It is the collective responsibility of all citizens to ensure that the promise of An Taoiseach's official State apology is delivered upon."



POP star Justin Bieber will have to pay the bill for his monkey's two month stay at a Munich animal shelter.

The cost of care, food and vet visits for capuchin monkey Mally is several thousand euros, a spokesman for Munich's customs office says.

Thomas Meister says Bieber has until midnight to claim the monkey seized by authorities on March 28 when the singer failed to produce its papers after landing in Munich on tour.



CULINARY TV star Paul Hollywood has split from his wife after 15 years.

The 47-year-old became a heartthrob after appearing in The Great British Bake Off but the relationship between Hollywood and his wife Alexandra has sunk. His agent said: "We confirm that Paul has separated from his wife. Their priority is protecting their son."