Saturday 16 December 2017

Clarkson on the News

Jeremy Clarkson will be back on the BBC as a guest host of 'Have I Got News For You' later this month
Jeremy Clarkson will be back on the BBC as a guest host of 'Have I Got News For You' later this month

Jeremy Clarkson will be back on the BBC later this month, just weeks after being fired from 'Top Gear'.

The presenter will appear as a guest host of 'Have I Got News For You', the BBC One satirical news quiz, on April 24.

It will be the first time he has been seen on screen since the last episode of 'Top Gear' was broadcast on March 8.

Tipping the scales

People who are overweight are perceived to be less productive and are less likely to be hired for jobs, according to a study which examined the attitudes of 1,000 British employers. Nearly half of recruiters questioned said they would be less inclined to recruit an applicant at interview stage if they are obese. Comments included concerns that they "wouldn't be able to do the job required" and "are unable to play a full role in the business", said Crossland Employment Solicitors, which commissioned the research.

Pepper spray drones

Police in India have a new weapon for controlling unruly protesters in the world's largest democracy: pepper-spraying drones.

Yashasvi Yadav, police chief of the northern city of Lucknow, said his officers have successfully test-flown the newly purchased drones with a view to better crowd control.

Just the job at 90

The oldest McDonald's employee in Europe is celebrating his 90th birthday with a party at the restaurant where he works, saying he has no plans to retire just yet.

Great-grandfather and World War II veteran Bill Dudley, from Connah's Quay in North Wales, joined the fast food giant at the Mold, Flintshire, restaurant as a part-time member of the customer care team nine years ago after he grew "bored" pottering around the house.

Date with destiny

A Chinese man who was dating 17 women at once has been found out after his girlfriends turned up to visit him in hospital following a car crash.

The man, surnamed Yuan, from the city of Changsha in Hunan province, had been dating all the women at the same time, and even had a child with one, state media reports.

His luck ran out when hospital staff began contacting his loved ones in the wake of his car accident.

Irish Independent

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