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Volcano could ground flights

THE Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) is monitoring the situation over fears of a volcanic eruption in Iceland.

The civil protection agency in Iceland has decided to evacuate an area north of the country's Bardarbunga volcano, saying it could not rule out an eruption.

The aviation authority is investigating to see if European and Irish flights will be affected.

A spokesman said: "As safety is our priority. If any threats to aviation arise we will quickly inform the travelling public. At present all operations are normal."

Yoga legend dies aged 95

Indian yoga guru BKS Iyengar, who helped popularise yoga around the world and wrote 14 books on the subject, has died aged 95.

Bellur Krishnamachar Sundararaja Iyengar's death was reported on his website as well as by major Indian TV stations, which said he had been taken to hospital with a kidney ailment over the past week in the western city of Pune.

Iyengar created his own brand of yoga, called Iyengar yoga, and established studios in 72 countries.

Ex-rugby star joins Strictly

Former rugby star Thom Evans has become the latest name to tackle the challenge of ballroom dancing after signing up for the new series of Strictly Come Dancing.

Evans, a cousin of Radio 2 DJ Chris Evans and former boyfriend of Kelly Brook, quit the game aged 24 after suffering a serious neck injury.

Evans joins Alison Hammond, Judy Murray and The Saturdays singer Frankie Bridge in the hit BBC show.

Hull of an offer for footie fans

With the cost of watching live football rising every year, one owner of a club is instead offering to pay fans to come through the turnstiles.

Jamie Waltham (33), the owner and manager of newly-formed non-league Hull United AFC, says he will give £2 to everyone who comes to watch his team.

He said that many people in the city felt priced out of watching their much bigger rival, Hull City, in the Premier League so he wanted to offer an alternative.