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Second Rooney baby

Manchester United star Wayne Rooney and his wife Coleen have had a second baby, the couple announced. Mrs Rooney gave birth to Klay Anthony Rooney at 2.11am yesterday.

Hours later she tweeted the news to her one million Twitter followers, saying: "At 2.11am our Beautiful Son . . . Klay Anthony Rooney entered the world. He weighed 7lb 11 1/2 oz."

FRAUDSTER FACES JAIL

AN engineer is facing jail after he was caught playing rugby whilst making a £923,000 (€1.08m) claim for wrist injuries.

David Ribchester (31), of the John F Kennedy estate, Washington, Tyne and Wear, said he could not drive, play the drums or pick up his daughter after an accident involving a ladder on a refrigerated lorry in 2006. But after insurance investigators filmed him training at a local rugby club he pleaded guilty at the Old Bailey to fraud.

RECORD PYTHON FIND

A Burmese python nearly 19ft long and weighing 9st 2lb has been captured in Florida, a new record. The snake was caught alongside a road in rural Miami-Dade County.

Wildlife experts said a Miami man spotted the snake sticking out of the roadside brush. He grabbed it and when the snake began to wrap itself around his leg he killed it with a knife.

LOVE TRAIN ON THE WAY

Rail passengers searching for love in the Czech capital Prague need look no further than the daily commute as the city makes plans to designate carriages on its underground trains for singles.

Prague transport company Ropid wants to set aside carriages on some or all of its trains for singles seeking a soul mate.

BIEBER LOSES MONKEY

Justin Bieber's pet monkey is set to become the property of Germany. Mally the Monkey was seized by German customs on March 28 when the pop star failed to produce required vaccination and import papers after landing in Munich.

Mally, a capuchin monkey, has been cared for at Munich's animal shelter since being taken into quarantine.

PIGEON SOLD FOR €310K

A Chinese businessman has paid a world record €310,000 for a Belgian pigeon, highlig-hting Asia's huge and growing interest in racing birds.

The one-year-old award-winning pigeon named Bolt was bred by Belgian pigeon fancier Leo Heremans, a well-known name to pigeon enthusiasts, who sold his entire collection of 530 birds for €4.3m at an auction over the weekend.

Irish Independent