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No probe into 'cannibal show'

A CASE of apparent cannibalism on a Dutch TV show is not being investigated, prosecutors say.

Show presenters appeared to eat tiny pieces of each other's flesh that had been surgically removed. But Amsterdam prosecution spokeswoman Yvonne van der Leede said yesterday no investigation is under way.

Bumper Brussels sprout crop

CHRISTMAS dinner may prove to be a taste revelation this year as one Brussels sprout grower said it has been one of the "best years ever" for the leafy green vegetable.

One of the main reasons the vegetable has done so well this year is because of the difference in weather compared to last winter, said Wolverhampton sprout grower Richard Simkin.

Doomsday 2012 boosts tourism

THERE is now less than a year left before December 21, 2012, which some believe the Mayans predicted as the end of the world.

But unlike enthusiasts of other doomsday theories who suggest putting together survival kits, the heart of Maya territory in south-eastern Mexico plans a year-long celebration. The area expects to draw 52 million visitors by next year.

Lamborghini lasts just six hours

A MAN who won a £192,000 (€230,600) Lamborghini in a competition crashed it six hours after it was delivered.

David Dopp said he was taking friends and family on joyrides in Las Vegas when he hit ice or gravel and started spinning. The car hit some fence posts and came to rest in a field. Mr Dopp was not injured in the crash.

Taiwan TV sorry for mocking death

A TAIWANESE TV station has apologised after a newsreader mimicked the emotional tone of the North Korean anchorwoman who made the grief-stricken announcement of the death of Kim Jong Il.

The Chinese Television System said a news manager will resign following the over-the-top performance by news reader Liang Fang-yu.

Boyband strip on Twitter for bet

MCFLY have kept to their word by posing naked for a photograph after pledging to do so if bandmate Harry Judd won 'Strictly Come Dancing'.

Dougie Poynter, Tom Fletcher and Danny Jones stripped off for the snap, which they posted on Twitter. The trio protected their modesty behind cushions and a framed promotional disc to mark their record sales.

Irish Independent