Sunday 19 November 2017

Campaign against irregular cup size

Language lovers are getting steamed up about "irregular" descriptions of cup sizes in cafes.

The Plain English Campaign -- which battles against the use of gobbledegook -- says cafes should stop offering "regular" coffees but merely ask customers if they want "small, medium or large". A campaign spokeswoman said cafes are pointlessly using a meaningless term when describing a drink size as "regular".

Crash driver tries to steal tow truck

A motorist who crashed in Hartford, Connecticut, tried to steal a tow truck whose driver pulled over to help.

Victor Guadalupe punched the truck driver and tried to force his way into the cab. He was arrested and held on £100,000 bail.

Diddy's firm suing over scaffolding

The company behind rapper-turned-fashion guru Sean "Diddy" Combs is suing the landlord of its flagship New York shop over a scaffold that has been hanging over its window for more than three years.

It wants at least $2.5m in damages and freedom from its more than $660,000-a-year lease. It claims the scaffold is affecting business and is not good for the company's image.

Policeman stole dead man's card

A Spanish court has upheld the sacking of a traffic policeman who stole a dead man's credit card and used it to buy petrol, go shopping and dine out.

The Civil Guard officer admitted using the card 69 times after taking it from a man who died in a crash. He spent around £1,300 but returned the money after getting caught. He was jailed for 18 months and expelled from the Civil Guard, but appealed over the ruling.

Not so fab ending for comedy duo

Jennifer Saunders' comedy 'Jam And Jerusalem' is being axed by the BBC, ending her 24-year partnership with Dawn French.

The pair, both 51, first rose to fame in ITV's 'Girls On Top' in 1985 but took their final bow as a double act on stage in November 2008. They continued with 'Jam And Jerusalem', but it is now being cancelled after three series, a BBC spokeswoman said.

Irish Independent

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