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Knife robber in salon is jailed

A KNIFEMAN who robbed a hairdressers and escaped by cycle was jailed for 18 months.

Robert Clinch (29) stuffed the €120 he had stolen in his boxer shorts and rode off before he was caught by gardai hiding in the bushes in a nearby park.

Clinch, of Millbrook Grove in Kilbarrack, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to robbing from Miracles Hair Salon at Hilltop Shopping Centre on the Raheny Road in Dublin on April 24, 2010.

Garda Andrew Fox told the court: "He said he had been drinking and his head was all over the place but he apologised for frightening the salon staff member."

Clinch had 74 previous convictions.

I sing better as mum -- Carey

Mariah Carey is known for her five-octave range, and she says her pregnancy made her voice even stronger.

The 42-year-old gave birth to twins in April. She recently lost 30lb (13kg) and says the process has enhanced her vocals.

"Right now I feel like pregnancy actually helped me vocally," Carey said.

During her pregnancy, Carey dealt with gestational diabetes and toxemia. She said: "You couldn't make me go through that again."

Carey is the new brand ambassador for diet company Jenny.

The singer said she was approached by a lot of different companies after giving birth, but that the folks at Jenny "understood me".