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Monday 20 November 2017

Bear skeleton stolen

THIEVES have stolen a life-size bronze sculpture of a polar bear skeleton, police said. The sculpture, which is valued at over £15,000 (€17,688), was taken from the front lawn of a property in West Hatch, near Tisbury, Wiltshire, England.

The artwork was created by a local sculptor for the Polar Bear Project, which was an international scheme highlighting the plight of polar bears across the world.

SUITCASE SCORPION

A STUDENT woke with a fright when she found a tropical scorpion inches from her face.

Vicky Raitt spotted the Asian forest scorpion as she lay in bed in her flat in Orchard Street, Aberdeen, last week. The 23-year-old zoology student had recently returned from a trip to Borneo and thinks the three-inch scorpion must have climbed into her suitcase before she left.

TRAPPED ON ICE FLOE

A GROUP of tourists has become stranded on an ice floe in the Canadian Arctic.

They were set adrift when a 30-mile-long slab of ice broke away from Baffin Island and floated out to sea. Police said the 20 people have a camp, shelter and supplies. Plans are being made to rescue them.

TUBE TO WORK

Commuters in Colorado went to work by inner tube to publicise the sport. Some were wearing business suits as they bobbed down Boulder Creek.

The event has grown to around 20 people, up from eight when it started in 2008.

MONSTER LAWSUIT

A LAWSUIT has been filed against Monster Beverage alleging that a US teenager died last year from cardiac arrhythmia caused by habitually drinking the company's energy drink.

The lawsuit filed in California alleges that 19-year-old Alex Morris would not have died if he had not consumed two cans of the energy drink every day for the three years before his death.

JAMAICA BANS CIGS

JAMAICA is set to become the latest Caribbean country to ban smoking in public, following the Cayman Islands, Dominican Republic, Suriname and Grenada.

Health Minister Fenton Ferguson told politicians yesterday that smoking will be prohibited in public places beginning on July 15.

Irish Independent

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