Monday 11 December 2017

Tomlin weds partner

After more than four decades together, Lily Tomlin's longtime partner and collaborator is now her wife.

Tomlin's publicist Jennifer Allen told 'People' magazine that the 74-year-old actress and comedian married 78-year-old Jane Wagner in a private New Year's Eve ceremony in Los Angeles.

BLUEBIRDS HONOUR HERO

A football fan who rescued a toddler from beneath a train will be a guest of honour at his side's next home game.

Cardiff City supporter John Noctor was on his way to watch the Bluebirds play Arsenal in London on New Year's Day when a boy slipped from a buggy between the train and platform at Gospel Oak station, north London. The 51-year-old climbed under the carriage to rescue the youngster.

KRAFT CHEESE SHORTAGE

Kraft Foods is warning it may run short of its Velveeta cheese product, right at a time of high seasonal US demand.

"This is really a short-term issue that's more noticeable right now, given the increased seasonal demand," Kraft spokeswoman Jody Moore said in an email.

CHINA TO BAN SMOKING

China aims to impose a nationwide ban on smoking in public places this year, as authorities move to stamp out a widespread practice that has taken a severe toll on citizens' health.

China, home to some 300 million smokers, is the world's largest consumer of tobacco.

RAPIST ESCAPES POLICE

Japanese police have launched a manhunt for a rape suspect who fled from an interrogation room.

Yuta Sugimoto (20) escaped while meeting with his lawyer in Kawasaki, south of Tokyo. Police said he loosened his waist rope after requesting a toilet break, tore himself away from officers and ran. He had been arrested on suspicion of robbing and gang-raping a woman with another man.

'PET' TIGERS RESCUED

Arizona wildlife officials have seized two tigers that were being kept in a back garden in the Phoenix area.

The Arizona Game and Fish Department received reports about a man posting pictures of himself with his two pet tigers online. The first was found tied up on New Year's Eve, and the second was being kept in a large dog kennel.

Irish Independent

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