Thursday 23 November 2017

Gazza on the mend

Former football star Paul Gascoigne has said he wants to get back to reality after the latest "horrific" health scare in his battle with alcohol addiction.

The 45-year-old said on ITV1's 'Daybreak' that he was feeling "good" after his latest stint in rehab, adding: "I'm quite excited what the future holds – I had a bad time."

Silvio's sex trial delay

JUDGES in Milan have delayed Silvio Berlusconi's trial on charges of paying for sex with a minor until April 22, pending a decision on whether to transfer the case to the city of Brescia.

A separate appeal against a conviction for tax fraud has already been delayed until April 20 after the former prime minister's lawyers appealed to have the cases transferred to Brescia from Milan where they say he cannot get a fair hearing. Italy's highest court, the Corte di Cassazione, is due to rule on the request but no date has been set for a decision.

Anti-social kids' TV

Five-year-olds who watch more than three hours of television a day are more likely to develop anti-social behaviours, research suggests.

The 15pc of the age group who watch more than three hours of TV a day are at an increased risk of developing anti-social behaviours, such as fighting, stealing or disobedience, a study found. The research, published in 'Archives of Disease in Childhood', examined more than 11,000 UK children when they were aged five and seven.

Cold sore on the mind

Cold sores may increase the risk of impaired memory and thinking skills, research suggests.

The herpes simplex virus that causes cold sores was one of a number of infectious agents associated with reduced mental ability. Scientists tested the thinking and memory of 1,625 people from New York with an average age of 69. Those with higher levels of infection were 25pc more likely to score low in a mental function test.

Reality show death

A TOUGH French reality television show has been cancelled after a 25-year-old participant died of a heart attack on the first day of filming. 'Koh Lanta', filmed in Cambodia, asks participants to complete physical challenges and contestants are gradually voted off the show.

Television station TF1 cancelled the 16th series of the show after the death of Gerard Babin.

Irish Independent

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