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Tuesday 24 October 2017

€1m Erasmus funding for UL

THE University of Limerick has been awarded over €1m in Erasmus funding, the highest amount allocated to any Irish third-level institute.

The funding is being provided by the new EU programme Erasmus+.

It will finance grants for students who undertake a study or work placement abroad while the rest of the funding will be used to support students with a disability and those from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Professor Paul McCutcheon, Vice President Academic and Registrar said: "The University of Limerick has the largest and most successful Erasmus programme in Ireland which adds greatly to their student experience."

Fire rescue dog saves deaf boy

A family dog has been hailed a hero for licking the face of a sleeping, deaf 13-year-old boy to alert him that his house was on fire.

Nick Lamb was home alone in Indianapolis and sleeping without his hearing aids when the blaze began. Fire officials said the pit bull, named Ace, licked the teenager's face until he awoke to find the house filling with smoke.

Nick quickly covered his nose and mouth with his T-shirt and fled outside.

Ten killed in minibus crash

A crash involving several buses on a road in eastern Germany has killed 10 people and injured 69.

The crash near Dresden occurred when a Polish bus hit the rear of a Ukrainian bus and then broke through the central reservation barrier, slamming into a Polish minibus travelling in the opposite direction, police said.

The larger vehicle partly crushed the minibus before rolling down a verge. At least seven of the victims were travelling in the minibus.

Snow White sells for $10k

A large billboard from the 1937 release of Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs has been sold at auction for $10,755.

The rare 20x9ft billboard was printed in England to promote the Disney film there. It features a rosy-cheeked Snow White in front of a castle in her classic outfit with bright yellow skirt, surrounded by the dwarfs.

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