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Thursday 23 January 2020

Man evicted over Cheryl Cole songs

A 22-year-old man was handed an eviction notice after repeatedly blaring out songs by Cheryl Cole on his stereo, a council said.

Martin Bramwell was ordered to leave his council flat after he tormented neighbours in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England, by playing the singer's hits until 4am. One neighbour had to stay with a friend because the noise was so unbearable.

Rhubarb joins Champagne set

A variety of English rhubarb has joined the ranks of Champagne and Parma ham by having its name legally protected.

Yorkshire Forced Rhubarb was awarded Protected Designation of Origin status by the EU. Only companies who produce the rhubarb in the so-called "rhubarb triangle" between Bradford, Wakefield and Leeds can use the name.

German should be 'heart of Europe'

Germany's foreign minister Guido Westerwelle is launching a worldwide campaign to promote German as "the language at the heart of Europe".

He said German was the key not only to 350 universities and colleges, but also to Europe's largest economy. Europe has about 101 million native German speakers.

Campbell uses fame for charity

Naomi Campbell said her generation of supermodels never thought about being celebrities but she has now learned to use her fame to help others.

Campbell, who is at the forefront of the 'Fashion for Relief' campaign to help Haiti following the devastating earthquake in January, said Nelson Mandela told her in 1992 that she should use her celebrity status to help others.

School gives up game over fast

A small US Orthodox Jewish school forfeited a game in a Washington state high school basketball tournament so players could safely observe a religious fast.

Northwest Yeshivam would not break the Fast of Esther. School officials said the risk to players not being able to rehydrate during the game was unacceptable.

Actor Douglas's son is denied bail

A US judge denied bail to the son of actor Michael Douglas in a drug dealing case.

Cameron Douglas (31) pleaded guilty in January to dealing large quantities of methamphetamine and cocaine in a New York hotel last July.

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