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Waitress fired for Facebook gripe

A North Carolina waitress is out of a job after griping on her Facebook page about the $5 (€4) tip she got from a couple who sat at a table for three hours. The waitress said the customers kept her at work an hour after she was supposed to clock out.

Ashley Johnson (22) blasted the two, calling them cheap and mentioning the restaurant, Brixx Pizza, by name. She was told she was being fired because she violated a company policy banning workers from speaking disparagingly about customers and casting the restaurant in a bad light on a social network.

Woman (22) on top of the world

A 22-year-old woman has realised her "crazy" dream after becoming the youngest British female to reach the summit of Mount Everest.

Bonita Norris, from Wokingham, Berkshire, made it to the summit of the world's highest mountain, a spokeswoman for MPTU, her main sponsor, said.

'No money left' in UK coffers

BRITAIN'S new coalition government may be accusing Labour of cooking the books but one ex-minister has made no effort to hide the state of the economy.

In a stark message left in a treasury desk for his successor, outgoing chief secretary to the treasury Liam Byrne wrote simply: "I'm afraid to tell you there's no money left." Mr Byrne later insisted the message was meant as a private joke.

Scottish pop star admits assault

The keyboard player from Wet Wet Wet, Neil Mitchell, has admitted an assault on a woman.

The 44-year-old pop star from Glasgow, Scotland, was released on bail and will be sentenced at Kingston Crown Court on June 14.

Students to get all wired up

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It inspires devotion in its fans, is hailed as addictive viewing -- and now television drama 'The Wire' is to become the subject of a British university course.

The American cop show will be studied at the University of York from this autumn as part of its sociology degree.

Kilt voted as best traditional wear

The kilt is the most popular of the world's traditional garments, according to a poll.

In the survey by a British travel agent, two-thirds of respondents voted for the kilt, with many women reckoning it looked "very attractive" on a man.

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