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Saturday 16 December 2017

Singer Adele expecting baby

Adele is celebrating another milestone - a pregnancy.

The superstar singer's representative confirmed yesterday that the 24-year-old is expecting a child with boyfriend Simon Konecki. The message was posted on her official website, which crashed due to a large amount of traffic after the news was announced.

"I'm delighted to announce that Simon and I are expecting our first child together. I wanted you to hear the news direct from me, obviously we're over the moon and very excited," she said on the website .

Britain ponders: is there life on Mars?

"DO aliens exist?" is the scientific question that British people most want an answer to, a survey has suggested.

"Will a cure for cancer ever be found?" and "Does God exist?" are also high on the agenda and "How big is space?" was the fourth most pressing question. The poll of 2,000 Britons was carried out to mark the launch of Science Month on TV channel Eden.

Wimbledon boots player over shoes

WIMBLEDON'S strict dress code came into play as a player was told to change his shoes before he could begin a match.

Radek Stepanek was told by the umpire to change his bright red-and-blue shoes before he could start his third round match against top seed Novak Djokovic on Centre Court. The All England club requires that players at Wimbledon wear "predominantly white".

Clock ticking for €78m Euro winner

TIME is running out for a €78m EuroMillions winner to claim their prize.

If the lucky winner has lost their ticket, they have five days left to stake a claim and still stand a chance of receiving the massive windfall. If they still have the ticket, they have until December 5. Two ticket-holders shared the June 8 EuroMillions jackpot -- each winning €78m. One ticket was bought in Belgium and the other, -- belonging to the mystery winner -- in Stevenage in the UK.

Tennis heroines to get 'grunt-ometer'

WOMEN tennis players could be forced to curb their grunting with plans for new "grunt-ometers" on court. Bosses in the tennis world are supporting plans to drive excessive grunting out of the game, which could see umpires at grand slams such as Wimbledon using hand-held devices to assess how loud shrieks are. Maria Sharapova is one of the noisiest women in the sport.

Irish Independent

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