Wednesday 21 March 2018

Ill Macca apologises

Paul McCartney has apologised for "letting my fans down" after cancelling his tour of Japan because of illness.

The former Beatle cancelled one show after falling ill with a virus last week but has now cancelled the whole tour. McCartney had wanted to perform "against doctors' orders" but was convinced not to.


A judge has signalled the end of the four-year marriage of jailed public relations expert Max Clifford.

Clifford and wife Jo were granted a decree nisi by Judge Yvonne Gibson at a hearing lasting less than two minutes in the Central Family Court in London. Neither was at the hearing – although each was represented by a lawyer.


A woman who has undergone a sex change is fighting a legal battle for the right to have her previous identity as a man officially "forgotten".

The case of C, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, is being seen as a landmark case concerning the rights of transgender people across the UK.


The world's most complete preserved mammoth has been unveiled at the Natural History Museum in London.

It is the first time the baby woolly mammoth, found in Siberia by a reindeer herder in 2007, has been shown in western Europe.

She is little larger than a dog and has been nicknamed Lyuba.


A Connecticut college dropout was arrested this week after admitting to calling in two bomb threats to keep her family from learning she had quit university.

Danielle Shea (22) of Quincy, Massachusetts, made the threats after arriving at the ceremony in a cap and gown with her mother, who did not know she had dropped out. She "panicked" when relatives noticed her name was not on the list of graduates, police said.


Bubble-wrap popping and dog petting are being laid on for stressed students at a UK university to help them relax during exams season.

Leicester University's students' union said the "instant gratification" of popping bubble wrap is meant to be better for relieving stress than yoga. It said it planned to set up bubble-wrap stations around the university's grounds.

Irish Independent

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