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Tuesday 20 February 2018

Police clamped at queen's visit

A clamper has been fined £1,115 (€1,273) in the UK for putting clamps on two unmarked police cars which were providing security for a visit by the queen on May 25.

Gareth Andrews (39) of Privett Road, Fareham, Hampshire, was found guilty of wilfully obstructing a police constable in the execution of his duty.

People happiest with life at age 38

PEOPLE feel most content with their life at the age of 38 and generally enjoy a more comfortable existence during their 30s, according to a new study.

People feel most confident in social situations such as bars, clubs and parties when they are in their mid-30s, said the 'Huffington Post'.

Failed getaway in forklift truck

A man bit off more than he could chew when he stole a sandwich from a bar -- and then tried to make his getaway in a forklift truck.

When officers arrived Sean Faulkner (38), from Pittsburgh, was still in the car park. Police said he couldn't get the forklift -- which he had allegedly stolen -- into reverse.

Bramble charged with sex assault

Sunderland defender Titus Bramble (30) has been charged with two counts of sexual assault and one of urinating in a public place.

The footballer, who denies the charges, will appear in court on November 10.

Jail term upheld for Gilmour's son

The Court of Appeal in London has rejected a plea by Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour's student son Charlie that a 16-month jail term imposed after a drink and drug-fuelled rampage at a student fees protest was "unduly harsh".

Three Court of Appeal judges ruled that the penalty was not "manifestly excessive or wrong in principle".

Adele to have throat surgery

BRITISH singer-songwriter Adele has been forced by impending surgery to cancel all her remaining tour dates and promotional appearances through the end of the year, her record label said last night. The singer is however expected to make a full recovery, the statement said.

Irish Independent

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