Teenager sold drugs to gardai

A TEENAGER whose "drug distribution network" was smashed when he repeatedly sold cocaine to undercover gardai during a sting operation, has been remanded on continuing bail pending sentence at the Dublin Children's Court.

The youth pleaded guilty last month to possessing cocaine for supply at three different locations in Dublin city's south side in February, June and January of this year.

Defence solicitor Sarah Molloy asked for the case to be adjourned for her client to demonstrate that he would co-operate with the Probation Service.

Silvio phoned, claims call girl

A call girl claimed yesterday that Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, below, introduced himself to her with the words: "I am the dream of all Italians."

Nadia Macri (28) said Mr Berlusconi (74) called her on her mobile phone to invite her to his villa after she was recruited with the offer of €5,000 a night. She did not specify what the money was for. She asked the caller: "Who is it?" and said that he replied: "I'm the prime minister."

Kensit's out as her tango flops

Actress Patsy Kensit has become the latest celebrity to be booted from the Strictly dance floor, following a tango that fell flat.

Her performance received a mixed review from the judging panel, with Bruno Tonioli complaining that it "lacked spunk".

Her departure means that Ann Widdecombe survived yet again, despite another barrage of criticism.

Ballerina faces

child sex trial

A ballet dancer will go on trial today accused of having sex with a 15-year-old boy.

Sarah Pirie (27), a ballet teacher, is charged with sexual activity with the youngster.

She is originally from Dundee but was living in Lancashire, England, at the time of the alleged offences, which she denies.