Friday 15 December 2017

'Toe Suck Fairy' strikes again in US

A man known in Arkansas as the 'Toe Suck Fairy' for a series of 1990s assaults on women's feet was arrested after he struck again more than a decade later, police said.

Michael Robert Wyatt (50) was arrested on Monday after two women identified him from a photo line-up as "the man who approached them in local stores commenting on their feet and asking to suck their toes".

Bramble arrested over sex assault

Premier League footballer Titus Bramble has been arrested on suspicion of sexual assault and possession of a class A drug, police have said.

The Sunderland defender was being held for questioning by police following an incident in the early hours. A force spokeswoman said: "He is currently being questioned by police and inquiries are ongoing."

Pals plan space trip on shoestring

Four friends in the UK are planning a space mission on a shoestring -- building all their equipment in a garage on a budget of just £500 (€575).

The science buffs from Suffolk, who call themselves the Sudbury Space Society, plan to launch a probe as high as 125,000ft to the edge of space. They hope their mission will inspire children to get involved in science.

Students steal 'T' from US campus

Students at Georgia Tech college in the US are stealing the letter 'T' from signs across the campus, costing the college €70,000 in repairs.

The tradition of stealing the 'T' off one building began in the 1960s. But the new ritual involves taking the letter off everything from stadium signs to library book return bins. Student leaders recently launched an amnesty to try to retrieve some letters.

Assange memoir sells 700 copies

Readers bought fewer than 700 copies of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's memoirs last week despite huge publicity, sales figures show.

The Australian's 'unauthorised autobiography' was published on Thursday by Edinburgh-based Canongate Books in spite of his efforts to block its release.

Crisp finish for Doritos founder

The man credited with creating Doritos will be buried along with some of his beloved snack crisps, his family has said.

Arch West died last week of natural causes at a Dallas hospital. He was 97.

Irish Independent

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