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Friday 23 February 2018

In brief: Axl Rose voted best frontman

Guns 'N' Roses star Axl Rose has been declared the greatest lead singer of all time.

He beat showmen such as the late Freddie Mercury and Robert Plant in a poll by

Experts weigh up penguins' future

Scientists have found a way to weigh up the survival chances of threatened penguins.

Specially designed measuring scales have been built to allow experts to gain vital information about the feeding habits of the Adelie penguin. Three sets have been placed on routes popular with the birds in the Antarctic.

Widescreen TV too clever for thieves

Police in California said thieves who stole a large television from a home were thwarted when it would not fit in their getaway car.

A neighbour witnessed the crime and called the police. A 19-year-old man who the car was traced to was arrested.

Prenuptial sex not good for marriage

Couples who avoid sex before marriage end up having happier, more stable relationships, according to psychologists.

US researchers questioned more than 2,000 couples. Couples who waited rated the stability of their relationships 22pc higher.

Heated row over McDonald's fries

Police in Ohio were called to a McDonald's after a customer complained his serving wasn't fresh and refused to leave.

He told police an employee struck him with a mop but a witness said the worker acted only as though he was going to hit the man and said the customer called the employee a derogatory name.

MTV's 'Teen Mom' on abuse charges

'Teen Mom' star Amber Portwood has been charged with domestic battery and child neglect after an episode of the MTV show in which she was filmed slapping, choking and kicking the 24-year-old father of her daughter.

Police said Portwood (20) was arrested after dozens of complaints. The child neglect charges stem from Portwood's then one-year-old daughter being present during two of the instances.

Irish Independent

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