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Saturday 24 February 2018

In brief: Louis Vuitton bags extra stock

Louis Vuitton is closing its Paris stores an hour early to preserve stocks ahead of the Christmas rush.

The shops are particularly popular among Japanese, Chinese and Russian tourists because handbags are significantly cheaper than at home.

Time is up for library borrower

Authorities in the US have issued an arrest warrant for a Taiwanese man accused of failing to return DVDs, videos and music books to a library.

Hsian Kao borrowed $2,500 (€1,920) of materials from the Randolph Township Public Library in northern New Jersey in 2008.

Gran's accent is serious headache

A serious migraine can lead to nausea, sensitivity to light and even temporary paralysis of limbs, but for one woman it resulted in a foreign accent.

Grandmother Kay Russell (49) went to bed with a severe migraine and woke up with a French twang. Foreign accent syndrome is a condition which damages the part of the brain that controls speech and word formation.

'Bloodgate' row physio struck off

A physiotherapist has been struck off following his role in English rugby's "Bloodgate" scandal.

Steph Brennan helped fabricate a blood injury to winger Tom Williams during London team Harlequins' Heineken Cup quarter-final defeat by Leinster at Twickenham Stoop in April last year.

First child on way for Cruz, Bardem

Oscar-winning actress Penelope Cruz is four-and-a-half months pregnant, the Spanish agency which represents the star said yesterday.

The 36-year-old, who has no children, married Spanish actor Javier Bardem in a discrete wedding in the Bahamas in July. They appeared together in the Woody Allen film 'Vicky Cristina Barcelona', for which Cruz won the Oscar for best supporting actress in 2009.

City official puts teeth into police

A top municipal official in Lisbon's Oeiras suburb sank his teeth into a traffic police officer during a discussion over a fine, apparently enraged by the familiar form used by the officer to address him.

Police said Esequiel Lino, an aide to the mayor of Oeiras, had come to the police station to protest against his daughter's car being towed away by police.

Irish Independent

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