Friday 19 January 2018

Actor's wife must stay 10ft away

Dennis Hopper's wife has agreed to stay 10ft (3m) away from the ailing actor and not contact him directly as they wrangle over their divorce, court records showed.

Documents filed in Los Angeles show Hopper, who is fighting prostate cancer, will also have daily visits from the couple's daughter.

Reeboks worn by most burglars

Burglars are more likely to wear Reebok Classic trainers than any other type of footwear.

An analysis of footprints left at crime scenes by researchers at the University of Leicester showed them to be the footwear of choice for more than 50pc of burglars.

Glastonbury gets approval at 40

After 40 years, Glastonbury Festival has finally won the approval of its village neighbours, its owner said, after the event gained its licence without formal objection for the first time.

Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm in Pilton, Somerset, was granted a six-year licence.

No alarm over lovers' secrets

Airport security workers will play Cupid to passengers in the run-up to Valentine's Day with a code system.

Manchester Airport says romantic getaways have been almost ruined in the past as security staff revealed engagement rings during searches. Travellers can now whisper "be my Valentine" for a private search.

Condoms to help save US wildlife

AN US environmental group plans to distribute 100,000 condoms from Valentine's Day -- to call attention to the impact of overpopulation on endangered species.

The Centre for Biological Diversity in Tucson, Arizona will hand out condom packs with slogans like "Wrap with care, save the polar bear", and "Wear a condom now, save the spotted owl".

Mother is spared Afghanistan trial

A US Army soldier who is a single mother who refused to deploy to Afghanistan, saying she had no one able to care for her infant son, will not face a military trial.

Army cook Alexis Hutchinson, based in the state of Georgia, will be discharged instead.

Irish Independent

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