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Les Miserables for TV school

A SCHOOL that once featured in a three-part RTE documentary is staging an ambitious production of Les Miserables.

Staff and students at St Peter's College Dunboyne had agreed to be filmed over the course of an entire school year after opening their doors up to film-makers Scratch Films.

Part of the documentary focused on the backstage dramas leading up to the annual musical.

Now the musical team at the school are joining forces to stage with Les Mis, with transition year students taking centre stage.

The show opens today and run until Saturday, March 10, with tickets priced €10.

Angling celebs at fishing fair

GLOBE-trotting celebrities Paul Young and Henry Gilbey are among a host of big-name anglers who'll be at Dublin fishing show Hooked Live next weekend.

It will include casting demonstrations, fishing for prizes on small lakes, tackle displays and seminars. The event is at the Citywest Hotel on March 10 and 11 from 10am to 6pm. Full details on www.hooked.ie

Murder abortion case dropped

PROSECUTORS in America have dismissed murder charges against two abortion doctors, citing conflicts in expert testimony.

Maryland state attorney Ellis Rollins dismissed charges against Nicola Riley of Utah Steven Brigham of New Jersey.

They had been charged under a Maryland law that allows prosecutors to pursue murder charges in the death of a viable foetus. The law had not previously been used against abortion doctors.

Explosives litter Congo streets

STREETS in Brazzaville are still littered with deadly explosives from the weekend's massive blast, say the Mines Advisory Group.

Munitions probably including unexploded rockets and mortars are left from the blast at a munitions depot in the capital of the Republic of Congo.

The group's team in Brazzaville said there were five more explosions yesterday morning.

State radio reported at least 246 dead and 1,340 hurt with more bodies and injured arriving at hospitals.