Tuesday 20 February 2018

Newborn thrown down refuse chute

A newborn baby thrown down a New York housing block's rubbish chute survived the eight-storey fall because he landed on a pile of rubbish.

A maintenance worker heard the baby's cries coming from the rubbish compactor in the Walt Whitman Houses in Brooklyn. The baby's 18-year-old mother has been arrested.

Lorry driver blown up like a balloon

A New Zealand lorry driver said he blew up like a balloon when he fell on to the fitting of a compressed air hose that forced air into his body at 100lbs per square inch.

Steven McCormack (48), was standing on his lorry's footplate on Saturday when he slipped. The air hose pierced his left buttock and started pumping air into his body.

Hitler loses city's greatest honour

It took 66 years, but the Austrian city of Amstetten has finally struck Adolf Hitler's name from its list of honorary citizens.

Amstetten's mayor Herbert Katzengruber said yesterday the city council agreed to do so "with a large majority". Many Austrian towns declared Hitler an honorary citizen after Nazi Germany annexed Austria in 1938.

TV star's fiance on assault charge

The fiance of former 'EastEnders' star Natalie Cassidy has been charged with beating her up.

Adam Cottrell (31) will appear in court accused of two offences of assault by beating and two offences of criminal damage, police said. Emergency services were called following reports of a violent row at the couple's home.

Police suspended in lap-dance 'deal'

Some 15 Mexican police officers have been suspended after a video showed them forcing a young woman to perform a lap dance, apparently in exchange for not arresting or charging her.

Mayor Carlos Bustamante in Tijuana said the officers were being punished for immoral behaviour and loss of confidence.

Chef's dad-in-law fails to gag press

Gordon Ramsay's father-in-law and former business partner Chris Hutcheson has failed in a bid to obtain an injunction to gag the press in a privacy case involving his family.

Allegations that Mr Hutcheson had fathered two children by a mistress were published in British newspapers after they challenged his application.

Irish Independent

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