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Saturday 16 December 2017

Officer stole from children's charity

A former police officer was jailed for nine months yester-day for helping herself to £26,000 (€30,000) from the bank account of a children's charity she worked with.

Louise Ord (43), who organised charity dinners for the Child Victims of Crime charity, was sacked from the City of London Police after admitting fraud. Ord withdrew thousands of pounds at a time from the charity's bank account and on one occasion took raffle money left on tables by guests at a fundraising dinner.

Man electrocuted stealing copper

A thief trying to steal copper cables and a boiler from tunnels under a disused mental hospital died when he was electrocuted trying to tap power from a fire alarm system to power his saw, an inquest heard yesterday.

Father-of-two, Keith Greaves (40), from Truro, Cornwall, had gone to service tunnels under the former lunatic asylum after seeing pictures posted on the internet that revealed the tunnels were still full of metalworking. He died at the scene.

Anchor fired after Obama insult

A famous Russian TV anchor has been taken off the air for making an obscene gesture after mentioning US President Barack Obama in a live newscast, the channel said on Thursday.

Tatiana Limanova, an award-winning journalist and host of a news show on the REN-TV private channel, waved her middle finger when presenting a story about the APEC summit in the United States, a moment after mentioning Mr Obama.

Whishaw to star as Bond's gadget guy

Actor Ben Whishaw has gone to the head of the Q for the new Bond film after he was reported to have signed up to play 007's gadget guru.

The 31-year-old star, who recently appeared in BBC drama 'The Hour', was confirmed as a cast member for 'Skyfall' earlier this month by director Sam Mendes, but he refused to say what part Mr Whishaw was playing.

Carr says all topics are 'up for grabs'

Controversial comic Jimmy Carr has insisted there were no taboo areas in comedy and any subject was "up for grabs".

Mr Carr, who has got into trouble in the past with his routine, was criticised earlier this week for a joke about handicapped children. He told Absolute Radio's Christian O'Connell's breakfast show: "I think anyone can talk about anything, anything's kind of up for grabs."

Irish Independent

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