Thursday 18 January 2018

In brief: Teacher kicks up stink

A New York nursery teacher is facing disciplinary action after sending a note home with her students saying some of them were showing up to school so dirty she did not want to touch them.

Parents say the note was sent home by a teacher at the BUILD Academy in Buffalo. The letter says several of the three- and four-year-old children "also give off unpleasant smells". It also requests the signatures of parent and child to confirm it was received.


His signature dishes include snail porridge and bacon-and-egg ice-cream, but one recipe has finally beaten celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal – savoury candyfloss.

The star, whose scientific approach to cooking made his Fat Duck restaurant a huge success, said he tried to make it for four years. He said: "I know a lot about candyfloss now, but even more about flogging a dead horse."


A free HIV testing clinic has opened in a London church in a bid to tackle the higher rate of infection in the African community.

Living Flames Baptist Church in Walthamstow will open its doors as part of a campaign by the ActionPlus Foundation. Cases of HIV among Africans in the UK are 30 times higher than the general population. A similar campaign in Ghana, where clinics are held in churches, schools and even nail bars, has been a success.


A US Zumba instructor who also ran a prostitution business in which she filmed unsuspecting clients so her business partner could watch from his office 100 miles away has been freed from jail.

Alexis Wright (30) served six months of a 10-month sentence. Police became suspicious of Wright following complaints about groaning and men coming and going from her office in Maine.


Saturday night's episode of 'Doctor Who' has received a Guinness World Record for the world's largest ever simulcast of a TV drama.

The 50th anniversary show set the new record after being broadcast in 94 countries. The episode was also screened in 1,500 cinemas, with half a million tickets sold.


hollywood actor Vinnie Jones has revealed he is battling skin cancer.

The former footballer said: "Cancer is a horrible word to hear. It frightens the life out of you." Jones (48) got tested after he found a lump under his eye.

Irish Independent

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