Monday 19 February 2018

Man 'gutted' as winnings refused

A man who won €33,000 playing poker at a casino in New Zealand was refused the money because he had banned himself from the premises for gambling too much.

Sothea Sinn (28), who won the jackpot playing stud poker, said: "I was absolutely gutted." He thought the ban had expired.

Woman held over deaths of babies

Dutch police have arrested a woman (25) on suspicion of killing three of her newborn babies shortly after their births over an eight-year period.

The woman, who lived in the tiny village of Nij Beets, initially claimed to have given her children up for adoption, but on investigation police said they found three suitcases containing human remains in her attic.

Paraglider lives after 200ft fall

A paraglider who cheated death after plunging up to 200ft on to boulders when his canopy collapsed was described as a "lucky lad".

Former RAF serviceman Richard Jessop (40) broke both his legs and numerous bones in his feet after crashing in North Wales.

UK schoolgirl shot with police taser

BRITISH police apologised to a 14-year-old girl after accidentally shooting her with a taser.

Officers in Nottingham were aiming at a 20-year-old man as they tried to arrest him, but instead hit the girl, who was standing nearby.

Health officials lose their sparkle

Town health officials in Oregon banned a seven-year-old's lemonade stand because it did not meet official hygiene standards.

Now they have apologised to Maria Fife, who set up the stand at an arts fair only to be told she needed a licence.

Restraining order on Bullock stalker

A judge has granted Sandra Bullock a three-year restraining order against a man who has a history of stalking her.

Thomas James Weldon allegedly travelled across the United States to try to meet the actress after being released from a mental hospital.

Irish Independent

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