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In Brief: Soccer coach's plea over jail

A FOOTBALL coach caught driving without insurance has asked a judge not to send him to jail.

Reginald Horton (39) said he had spent time in prison during the last decade and he didn't want to go back inside.

Judge James McDonnell ordered a probation report and adjourned sentencing to a date in November.

The defendant, of Glenview Park in Tallaght, admitted before Tallaght District Court to driving without insurance or a driving licence on Tallaght bypass on September 28 last year.

Wrestling chief

in senate race

Former wrestling executive Linda McMahon will be making a second run for the US senate in Connecticut.

The Republican said she plans to kick off her campaign in Southington at a business that designs and manufactures custom-built coil processing machines.

The former chief executive of World Wrestling Entertainment ran against former Democratic attorney general Richard Blumenthal in 2010, but lost after spending about $50m of her own money on the race.

TV housewife tells of abuse

Taylor Armstrong of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills said in a US TV interview that her late husband subjected her to abuse.

On this evening's Entertainment Tonight , Armstrong talks about her marriage to Russell Armstrong (47), who committed suicide last month.

"He grabbed me by the neck and shoved me against the wall and he said, 'If you ever make my children a pizza without a vegetable again, I'll kill you," she said.

SuBo to cover

Depeche Mode

Susan Boyle is to cover hits by Depeche Mode and Tears For Fears for her next album.

The global star is to release her versions of the songs on her new album Someone To Watch Over Me, along with standards such as Unchained Melody.

Enjoy The Silence was first a top 10 hit for Depeche Mode in 1990, while Tears For Fears made it to number three with their single Mad World in 1982.