Thursday 18 January 2018

Doherty to sell butts

SINGER Pete Doherty is to set up a market stall selling cigarette butts smoked by his ex-lovers Amy Winehouse and Kate Moss.

The troubled Babyshambles singer (34) said the butts were among "all kinds of s***" he has hoarded since becoming a star. He is planning a rock memorabilia stall in Camden Market, north London.

'GADDAFI JET' LAWSUIT

THE secretive sale of a private jet to Libya's late Muammar Gaddafi by a billionaire Saudi prince is the subject of a lawsuit in London, in which a businesswoman who says she brokered the deal is suing the prince for $10m (€7.7m).

Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, a nephew of Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah, is expected to give evidence in court.

BOND WATCH AUCTIONED

A WATCH adapted for the fictional British spy 007 in the James Bond movies sold for nearly £104,000 (€122,000) at an auction after being bought, strapless, at car boot sale for £25 (€29).

The Breitling Top Time was worn by actor Sean Connery during 007's mission to find stolen atomic bombs in the 1965 film 'Thunderball'.

MAN BARRED FROM SHED

A FATHER banned from a garden shed he transformed into a drug factory has been rapped by a judge for flouting his authority in a newspaper.

Simon Redclift posed for pictures in a T-shirt with a cartoon character smoking a spliff within hours of leaving court. Judge David Wynn Morgan, sitting at Cardiff Crown Court, warned that he was looking at ordering the shed's demolition as he imposed a suspended sentence for producing cannabis and intent to supply.

PAYPAL GOES GALACTIC

PAYPAL wants to explore space – or at least begin to consider how payments and commerce will work beyond Earth once space travel and tourism take off.

PayPal, which is eBay's payments business, says it is launching an initiative called PayPal Galactic with the help of the non-profit SETI Institute in California and the Space Tourism Society, an industry group focused on space travel.

FARMER'S POT ROAST

RESIDENTS in one US city can now have marijuana pork chops on the dinner table.

Following the legalisation of recreational marijuana in Washington state, pig farmer Jeremy Gross and Seattle butcher William von Schneidau began feeding pot excess to hogs. The meat, though, won't get people high. They use leftovers – not used for consumption – from a medical marijuana dispensary.

Irish Independent

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