Friday 15 November 2019

Cleese (72) takes fourth bride (41)

Monty Python funnyman John Cleese has tied the knot for a fourth time, marrying a woman three decades his junior.

The 72-year-old, who also starred in the hit sitcom 'Fawlty Towers', wed Jennifer Wade (41). His new wife is a jewellery designer from Bath, England. Cleese's previous marriages have all been to Americans.

Teen recovering after sand burial

A teenage boy had to be airlifted to hospital after becoming buried under sand on a beach. Police were alerted to the emergency on the Northumberland coast in England.

The youngster was pulled to safety and taken to hospital, where he was pronounced fit and well.

Closing ceremony proves TV gold

The climactic Olympics closing ceremony won a bigger average audience than the spectacular opening event, figures show.

Last night's musical celebration featuring Take That and the Spice Girls drew an average 22.9 million viewers to BBC1 -- half a million more than saw Danny Boyle's mesmerising launch a fortnight earlier.

Contagion fears after bird flu death

Bird flu has killed a 37-year-old man in central Indonesia, the country's ninth fatality this year. The man, who lived near a chicken slaughterhouse, was infected after apparently coming into contact with sick birds.

Experts fear it could mutate into a form that passes easily among people, potentially sparking a pandemic. Most human cases have been linked to contact with sick birds.

Ill bowling fan gets a ball urn

An American bowling fanatic has had a bowling ball urn made for his ashes when he dies.

Tony Guarino (48) from Pittsburgh is suffering from terminal cancer which has stopped him playing the sport he loves. Ball manufacturer Storm said it was "honoured" by the request.

Editor of 'Cosmo' dies, aged 90

Helen Gurley Brown, the long-time editor of 'Cosmopolitan' magazine who invited millions of women to join the sexual revolution, died yesterday in a New York hospital. She was 90.

'Sex and the Single Girl', her book of advice, opinion, and anecdote on why being single should not mean being sexless, made a celebrity of the 40-year-old advertising copywriter in 1962.

Irish Independent

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