Wednesday 22 November 2017

Euro falls again -- from the heavens

The fantasy of seeing cash fluttering down from the sky came true for Dutch motorists after a package containing money apparently fell from a bank transport truck and broke open.

The incident triggered a dangerous scramble for the euro bills yesterday on the A2 motorway near Maastricht as people parked cars and ran to scoop up loose notes.

'Big Brother' puts strain on marriage

Evicted 'Celebrity Big Brother' contestant Sally Bercow has revealed that her appearance on the reality television show caused "the biggest fight" of her marriage.

But she brushed off rumours of a divorce, saying that her relationship with the Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow, was "as solid as a rock".

iPads for binmen plan is rubbished

Town Hall bosses in the UK have been accused of insulting taxpayers with plans to give binmen £400 (€450) iPads to do their rounds.

Bury Council, facing budget cuts of £18m (€20m), is reportedly to buy 22 of the tablets to mount on dash-boards guiding bin wagons around the town. The council claims it will help save cash by improving collection rates.

Electronic tag put on man's false leg

Two staff members at a private security firm in the UK have been sacked after an electronic tag was put on an offender's false leg.

Christopher Lowcock (29) wrapped his prosthetic limb in a bandage and fooled G4S staff who failed to carry out the proper tests when they set up the tag and equipment at his home. Lowcock could then remove his leg -- and the tag -- whenever he wanted to breach his court-imposed curfew for drug offences.

A feast for senses at new nightclub

A multi-sensory club night designed to bring deaf and hearing revellers together is coming to London.

The UK's newest ultra high-tech disco, Sencity, features a vibrating dance floor, sign dancers and aroma jockeys who spread smells in a bid to convert the music into scent.

Palestinian UN chair goes on tour

Palestinians are hoping to secure a seat at the United Nations next month. They already have the chair for it.

Activists said they would take the chair on an inter-national tour to dramatise the Palestinian Authority's quest for UN recognition of a Palestinian state.

Irish Independent

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