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Monday 19 February 2018

In brief: Gaga vows to sue over ice cream

Pop singer Lady Gaga has threatened to sue a specialist ice cream parlour in London for naming its breast milk ice cream 'Baby Gaga'.

Matt O'Connor, founder of The Icecreamists in London's Covent Garden, said he had received a letter from Lady Gaga's lawyers informing him of the news.

Doherty quizzed about break-in

Rocker Pete Doherty has been questioned by German police over a break-in at a record shop during which a guitar and a record were stolen.

Police in Regensburg said a witness reported one of the three people involved was the 31-year-old Briton, who is in the city to work on a film.

Cheryl's brother jailed for robbery

Cheryl Cole's brother has been jailed for six years after admitting his part in an armed robbery in which an imitation gun and machete were used.

Andrew Tweedy (30) was involved in planning the robbery last May near his home in Longbenton, North Tyneside, which netted the gang £2,000 (€2310), Newcastle Crown Court was told.

Single-sex lunch 'reduces flirting'

Single-sex lunches introduced in three schools in America's heartland have helped to reduce bad behaviour, authorities said.

The Wichita, Kansas, middle schools, for students aged 11 to 14 years old, started the separate lunches for boys and girls to reduce teasing, rough-housing and flirting.

Book returned after 30 years

A rare library book has finally been returned -- after more than 30 years of globetrotting with an Australian naval attache.

Former Royal Australian Navy Lieutenant Commander Ron Robb, who was posted to London in 1980, borrowed the volume of 'Samuel Pepys' Diary' in 1981 from his local library to help his daughter with a project.

Man acquitted in 1972 NYC murder

A 78-year-old man has been acquitted of bludgeoning to death a blind housewife in upstate New York in 1972.

A jury deliberated for four hours before finding Willie James Kimble not guilty of sexually assaulting and killing Annie Mae Cray in her bed in Rochester on October 29, 1972. It was one of the nation's oldest cold-case murders to come to trial.

Irish Independent

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