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Monday 23 October 2017

Tomb fit for a king

He was buried in an unmarked grave, but finally King Richard III is to get a tomb fit for a king.

British officials say they will spend £1m (€1.16m) interring the 15th-century ruler, whose skeleton was found earlier this year beneath a car park in the English city of Leicester. Officials at Leicester Cathedral said that Richard will be buried "with honour beneath a raised tomb in the cathedral."

IS THAT A ROAD DRILL?

'Super fast' hand dryers may reduce people's time spent in a public toilet but for some the devices are causing "unwelcome stress", researchers said.

The 'ultra rapid' cold air hand dryers can have the same impact on the human ear as a road drill at close range, a study suggests.

RADIOHEAD'S BIG PLANS

Radiohead star Thom Yorke is to trial a new digital music service which allows fans to buy tracks and video from live shows just moments after they have happened.

The musician will make his London shows with new band Atoms For Peace available on soundhalo. Fans will have to pay 99p per song or £9.99 for the whole performance when the band plays next week in what will effectively be seen as a pay-to-view gig, which they can then keep.

MAN MURDERED FAMILY

A jealous alcoholic who torched his teenage girlfriend's home, burning a family of three to death, has been found guilty of triple murder.

Carl Mills (28) warned: "I will burn your house down." Kim Buckley (46), her daughter Kayleigh (17) and granddaughter Kimberley, six months, died in the inferno at the family home in Cwmbran, south Wales, on September 18, last year.

GENERAL CAN'T TESTIFY

The Yugoslav war crimes tribunal has acquitted a jailed Bosnian Serb army general of contempt of court, saying his post-traumatic stress disorder was a reasonable excuse for refusing to testify in the trial of his former commander-in-chief, Radovan Karadzic.

Presiding Judge Melville Baird said the "severity of the medical condition" and the possibility it could further deteriorate if General Radislav Krstic was forced to testify "would amount to a reasonable excuse" for refusing to testify.

Irish Independent

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