Tuesday 23 January 2018

Girl's piggy bank offer pays off

A 10-YEAR-OLD girl who offered the contents of her piggy bank as a reward for getting her stolen puppy back has been reunited with the pet.

The dog, a five-month-old Shih tzu-Yorkie mix, was returned to Marissa Mabanag from San Jose, California, after it was spotted in Los Banos -- more than 100 miles from home.

Strip club sued for bursting a bladder

A MAN is suing a US strip club after he ruptured his bladder while on his stag night.

Patrick Gallagher had been invited to lie on the stage at the Penthouse Club in Philadelphia as a dancer slid down a pole. The woman landed with such force on Gallagher's abdomen that his bladder ruptured. He is seeking $50,000 (€38,360) for medical costs, pain, humiliation and mental anguish.

Street collapses as pipeline bursts

A street in central Warsaw partially collapsed during the construction of a subway line, with builders frantically pumping hundreds of tonnes of cement under it to keep nearby buildings upright.

The street collapsed after a water pipeline burst near a station being built on the Warsaw subway's second line.

Wife breaks nose of 'Strictly' star

'STRICTLY Come Dancing' star James Jordan is nursing a broken nose after his wife, Ola, broke it during rehearsals.

The dancer received an accidental kick in the face as they practised a group dance ahead of the show's return last night.

British most likely to spread a virus

BRITONS are among the most unhealthy people to be around in the midst of a major flu outbreak, research suggests.

Of five populations studied, people from the UK were least likely to pay more attention to basic rules of hygiene such as washing hands and sneezing into a tissue. Scientists carried out surveys in the UK, the US, Argentina, Japan and Mexico soon after the 2009 swine flu pandemic.

Gay boxer comes out of the closet

Puerto Rican featherweight boxer Orlando Cruz has become what is believed to be the first pro boxer to come out as openly homosexual while still competing.

His announcement comes two weeks before the 31-year-old left-hander challenges Mexican boxer Jorge Pazos for the WBO Latino title.

Irish Independent

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