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Stalking youth awaits sentence

a DUBLIN youth found guilty of stalking his ex-girlfriend is to be sentenced in July.

The 17-year-old boy, who cannot be named, had pleaded not guilty at the Dublin Children’s Court to criminally damaging a laptop belonging to the girl, three counts of assaulting her and one charge for harassment, over a three-month period last year.

Judge William Early warned the teenager that he must not have any further contact with her as he 
adjourned the case until a date in July.


Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst was sent a bouquet of flowers by Elton John in recognition of the song contest triumph.

The “bearded lady” drag artist revealed he found 
the floral arrangement from the singer and his partner, David Furnish, in his dressing room.

He told BBC presenter Graham Norton last night that he also received a message from supserstar Cher.

Student’s cash couch shock

Three room-mates who bought a used couch for $20 found $40,000 in cash stashed inside - and returned the money to the 91-year-old New York widow who had hidden it there.

A university student and his two room-mates found the money stuffed in envelopes hidden in the couch they bought from the Salvation Army in early March.

After they found the first batch of cash, they searched the couch and found other envelopes stuffed with money. One envelope had the woman’s name on it.

Skyscraper put in the shade

A London skyscraper which hit the headlines after its design was blamed for starting fires and causing damage by reflecting the sun’s rays is to get a permanent fix.

The Walkie Talkie became known as the Walkie Scorchie because of its apparent ability to bounce heat from the sun on to buildings in the next street.

The developer said today that it had received permission for a sunshade to be attached to the building to replace a temporary system erected last summer.


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