Monday 23 April 2018

In brief: 1970s star held for drink driving

FORMER 'Partridge Family' and 1970s heartthrob David Cassidy has been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, police in the US said yesterday.

The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) said his car was stopped after it was spotted allegedly weaving and nearly causing an accident. Troopers reported finding a half-empty bottle of bourbon in the back seat. The FHP said Cassidy failed a field sobriety test and two breath tests.

Richards' book 'bitchy' -- Jagger

MICK Jagger has described Keith Richards' autobiography as "a bit bitchy", the Rolling Stones guitarist said.

He also said the band was planning to tour next year and might even record new material for an album in December. Richards told the BBC his bandmates had given the recently published book, called 'Life', good reviews but Jagger had said it was "a bit bitchy here and there".

Couple donate Lotto bonanza

A CANADIAN couple who won $10.9m (€7.7m) in the lottery have given the majority of it away to charities. Allen and Violet Large said yesterday they won their fortune in a Lotto draw but decided to donate 98pc of it.

"We were quite happy with what we had and the way we were going," said Allen Large, a 75-year-old retired welder. After taking care of their family, the Larges donated the bulk of the prize to churches, fire departments, cemeteries and the Red Cross, as well as hospitals where Violet, who has cancer, has undergone treatment.

Rescued miner to run NY Marathon

CHILEAN miner Edison Pena plans to run the New York City Marathon on Sunday, less than a month after he was rescued from a collapsed mine that trapped him and 32 companions for 69 days.

Pena ran six miles (10km) daily through the mine's tunnels to beat stress, wearing cut-down boots until rescuers sent him a pair of runners through a bore hole. "When I ran in the darkness, I was running for life," Pena said. "I was running to show that I wasn't just waiting around . . . I also wanted God to see."

Second baby on way for Bunton

EX-Spice Girl Emma Bunton is pregnant with her second child.

The 33-year-old confirmed the news to fans on Twitter. The singer, who gave birth to son Beau in August 2007, rose to fame as Baby Spice in the chart-topping girl group.

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