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Saturday 18 November 2017

'Batman' bewilders

A MAN dressed as Batman has brought a suspected burglar into a police station in northern England. Police said they do not know the identity of the man, who appeared in "a full Batman outfit" and turned in a 27-year-old fraud suspect to police in Bradford.

CCTV images show a caped crusader – fully clad with the comic hero's boots, gloves and logo across his chest – standing alongside a man in a red hooded sweatshirt.

Scot lands 30kg fish

A Shetland fisherman is celebrating after reeling in a giant fish weighing more than 30kg. James Isbister caught the 6ft ling while fishing off Muckle Flugga and is now awaiting confirmation from the relevant authorities of its possible record-breaking status.

He told BBC Scotland: "It was a very big fight. It took about 20 or 30 minutes. I am 6ft 5in and it's as big as me."

Copperfield 'freaked'

A private plane carrying magician David Copperfield made a "frightening" sound en route from Las Vegas to New York and had to land about halfway there.

The illusionist told NBC that the plane made crackling noises at 37,000 feet that he recorded on his cellphone. He says he "kind of freaked out" and tweeted that the incident was "so scary". The plane landed safely in Peoria, Illinois.

'Blue Peter' search on

The BBC is launching a talent show with a difference – to find a new presenter for 'Blue Peter'.

CBBC duo Dick and Dom will host the search for the right person to join Barney Harwood and Helen Skelton on the Blue Peter sofa.

The series, which has a working title of 'So You Think You Can Be A Blue Peter Presenter', starts this summer.

Plane crash kills 36

A plane crash in the eastern city of Goma has killed 36 passengers, according to Congolese officials.

A Fokker airplane of the private airline CAA was carrying 40 people and only four people survived, said Goma's mayor Naasson Kubuya.

The plane was flying from Lodja in East Kasai province in the centre of the country. The aircraft crashed in the centre of Goma, near the electoral commission's building, but it did not hit any people on the ground, he said.

Irish Independent

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