Tuesday 24 October 2017

Escaped convicts caught on ocean

Six inmates have been recaptured after a daring escape from an island penal colony off Mexico that was reminiscent of the 1973 film 'Papillon'.

The prisoners were fleeing from Islas Marias, home to the last island penal colony in the Americas, and attempted to swim to freedom using empty plastic containers to keep themselves afloat in the

Pacific. They made it 60 miles before being spotted by a passing boat. Mexican naval patrol vessels were tipped off and later fished the men out of the water.

Lily celebrates baby daughter

SINGER Lily Allen yesterday gave birth to her first child, a baby girl. The British popstar married Sam Cooper last June, but tragically the couple suffered a miscarriage last November.

Meanwhile, journalist and former 'Britain's Got Talent' judge Piers Morgan and his wife Celia also had a baby daughter yesterday. Elise is Morgan's fourth child.

Comic declares an end to all taboos

Controversial comic Jimmy Carr has insisted there are no taboo areas in comedy and any subject is "up for grabs".

Mr Carr, who has got into trouble in the past with his routine, was criticised earlier this week for a joke about handicapped children. During a radio interview, he said: "I think anyone can talk about anything, anything's kind of up for grabs."

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