Saturday 16 December 2017

Webber considers Profumo musical

ANDREW Lloyd Webber is considering a musical about a key figure in Britain's 1963 Profumo affair, Stephen Ward.

Next year marks the 50th anniversary of the scandal, which led to the downfall of the then secretary of state for war, John Profumo, who had an affair with showgirl Christine Keeler.

Flat tyre foils well-planned heist

SPANISH police say thieves who made off with sacks of valuables from a courier service warehouse vault on Thursday crashed into another car and got a flat tyre.

They then carjacked another vehicle at gunpoint but left most of their booty in the damaged Audi.

Chuck tops poll for bridge honour

SLOVAKS have been voting overwhelmingly in favour of naming a new bridge near their capital after the 1980s' action star Chuck Norris.

The two other top names in the running were Maria Theresa, after an Austro-Hungarian empress; and the Devinska cycling bridge, in honour of the closest village.

Website founder banned from net

HE took his name from the internet, but now he cannot use it. Kim Dotcom, the founder of the website Megaupload, has been ordered not to have any internet access as part of his bail conditions.

US authorities allege Mr Dotcom facilitated millions of illegal downloads through his company and have charged him with racketeering.

Nun (73) in line for Oscar glory

AT least one person on the Oscars red carpet will not have to worry about what to wear: Mother Dolores Hart.

The 73-year-old nun, who left Hollywood in 1963 to join a convent after starring in films with the likes of Elvis Presley and George Hamilton, is among the nominated documentary film subjects.

US fears Iran will execute pastor

THE US has said it is deeply worried that Iran may execute a Christian pastor.

State Department spokesman Mark Toner said the pastor, Youcef Nadarkhani, faces a death sentence for charges of apostasy and refusing to recant his Christian faith.

Irish Independent

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