Thursday 14 December 2017

Ferrari recall

Ferrari is recalling more than 3,000 of its luxury sports cars because a fault with a latch means anyone trapped in the boot won't be able to get out.

A recall notice states that the Italian car maker's F458 Italia and F458 Spider models suffer from a fault that means the "secondary latch" in the boot, located at the front of the £220,000 cars, won't release when the vehicle has stopped.

Ferrari said this means that "in the event an individual is trapped in the trunk and the latch system does not release the trunk lid, it increases the risk of personal injury or possibly death

One-armed saviour

A GAMBLER in Germany has been saved from prison by a one-armed bandit. Police said that two officers carrying out routine checks at an arcade in the western city of Bochum late last week discovered that a man playing a slot machine faced an arrest warrant. He had been ordered to pay a €710-euro fine or go to prison for 71 days. As officers informed the man that he faced arrest, the slot machine started to flash and the beaming 37-year-old won the €1,000 jackpot. SNP surge

More than 32,000 people have joined the SNP in the wake of the referendum on Scottish independence.

Membership of the party now stands at more than 57,000, a huge surge from the 25,642 recorded when a majority of Scots voted to remain part of the UK.

Reality politics

When independent US Senate candidate Thomas Ravenel made a case for voters choosing him over Republican incumbent Lindsey Graham this month, only a few dozen people showed up at his 19th-century home on a South Carolina island to listen. But millions may end up seeing the speech on national television due to an unusual twist in Ravenel's candidacy --his role on Bravo's "Southern Charm" reality show.

Pizza police

Two police officers completed the job for a pizza delivery driver who was injured in a crash in Portland, Oregon.

Steve Huckins said he and his wife were concerned when the officers arrived at their home, but started laughing when they handed over the pizza. They thanked officers Michael Filbert and Royce Curtiss for the special delivery.

Irish Independent

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