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Friday 20 April 2018

Evans buys £12m classic Ferrari

CHRIS Evans splashed out on a £12m (€14m) Ferrari as he celebrated pulling in a bigger BBC radio breakfast show audience than Terry Wogan.

The 44-year-old Radio 2 DJ took delivery of a Ferrari 250 GTO, auction sources confirmed. Evans posted a picture of the sought-after 1960s classic on Twitter, with the caption: "The new one has arrived."

Mayor 'beat wife' on Mother's Day

THE mayor of a southern Mexico town allegedly beat his wife during a Mother's Day celebration, sparking national criticism and prompting federal authorities to urge her to make an official complaint.

Enrique Hernandez, from Petantepec in southern Chiapas state, allegedly punched and kicked his wife and pulled her hair during a Mother's Day concert.

Hearse thieves dump corpse

THIEVES in the US who took a crematorium hearse with a corpse inside abandoned it, leaving police a note telling them where to find the body.

Officers found the woman's body, in a bag and on a trolley, at the road junction specified in the note. The crematorium in Cleveland, Ohio, has apologised to the family.

Norton to replace Ross on Radio 2

GRAHAM Norton has been confirmed as Radio 2's replacement for Jonathan Ross -- and joked that it would stop him spending too much time in the pub.

The 'Over The Rainbow' host will take over the Saturday morning slot in October, following the departure of Ross in July.

Turkish PM backs Greek arms cut

TURKISH prime minister Recep Erdogan said he would support a deal to reduce arms spending with debt-crippled neighbour Greece.

Speaking before talks with Greece, he said: "Both countries have very large defence budgets... We must reduce these expenditures and use the money for other purposes."

$18m payout for former altar boys

DOZENS of former altar boys who sued the Catholic Church in Vermont, US, over allegations of sexual abuse by priests 30 years ago will share in a settlement of more than $18m (€14.5m).

An arbitrator will divide the settlement among the 26 victims, depending on the nature of their injuries, their recoveries and other factors. The lawsuits accused the Diocese of Burlington of negligent hiring.

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