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Jail for man in Cheryl threat

A man who threatened to kill singer Cheryl Cole and blow up Celtic Park, has been jailed for two years.

Alan Linton (32) sent a series of threatening letters described as a judge as "very alarming and upsetting" for those who received them.

The threats could not be dismissed out of hand, the court in Edinburgh heard.

A Scottish newspaper also received a letter from Linton threatening to kill the then Celtic goalkeeper Artur Boruc.



Huge profit for Larsson books

The global success of a series of surprise bestsellers has seen an independent publisher make record profits.

Quercus, based in London, published all three of Swedish novelist Stieg Larsson's dark crime thrillers, known as the Millennium trilogy.

Results for the first half of 2010 show the firm made a profit of £3.4m, compared with last year's small loss.



Cribs mansion put up for sale

A New Jersey estate once featured on MTV's Cribs is up for sale.

The four-acre Saddle River mansion, owned by Russell and Kimora Lee Simmons, is on the market for $13.9m, down from the original asking price of $23.8m. The couple divorced in 2008.

Inside, a bed once owned by Gianni Versace is selling for $200,000.


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