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'Whitey' legal team to appeal

attorneys for Boston gangster James 'Whitey' Bulger have said they will file their appeal of his convictions on August 14.

The filing said they would argue that Irish-American Bulger's trial before US District Court Judge Denise J Casper was unfair, but they did not provide any details on what parts of the case they would focus their appeal on.

Bulger (84) was convicted in US District Court in Boston of participating in 11 murders, drug trafficking, money laundering, extortion and other crimes.

Macca's door to fetch €10,000

Beatles fans are expected to pay thousands of pounds for the chance to own the old front door from Sir Paul McCartney's childhood home.

The door, from the house in Forthlin Road, Liverpool, is up for auction as part of Christie's Out of the Ordinary sale on September 3 and is expected to fetch around £8,000 (€10,000).

The door was removed when the house was refurbished in 1978 and has passed through several hands before being offered for sale.

Cop held over missing drugs

French police have arrested an officer who they suspect of stealing 52kg of cocaine worth around €2m from a locked room inside central police headquarters in Paris.

Officers discovered on Friday that the cocaine, which was seized in a raid last month, had disappeared.

CCTV footage helped investigators to identify a man entering the anti-drugs squad's quarters with two bags on the night of July 24 and leaving shortly after.

Girl (12) banned from driving

A 12-year-old girl and seven other youngsters of the same age are among people disqualified from driving in the UK, latest figures show.

Some 230 people under the age of 17 are currently disqualified, the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) said.

"It is of great concern that youngsters not even eligible to hold a provisional licence are being banned at such young ages," said IAM chief executive Simon Best.


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