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Thursday 21 September 2017

'Gun' suspect still recovering

A DUBLIN man accused of producing a pellet gun in a bookmakers may be unfit to plead to the charge, a court heard.

Simon Wynne (25) was involved in a serious accident nearly a year ago and spent months in hospital and at a rehabilitation centre.

Judge James McDonnell adjourned the matter for eight weeks to allow Wynne's solicitor obtain medical, psychological and neurological reports.

The defendant, with an address at Donomore Crescent in Tallaght, appeared before Tallaght District Court charged with having a plastic pellet gun with the intention to cause injury or intimidate another individual.

The alleged incident took place at Ladbrokes bookmakers, Kilinarden estate in Tallaght, on June 19, 2010.



Alesha 'misses' judge Amanda

Alesha Dixon said she has "missed" fellow Britain's Got Talent judge Amanda Holden who has been in hospital since the birth of her child.

Holden (40) had to pull out of the show's auditions in Blackpool and Cardiff after giving birth to a baby girl last week and spent three days in a critical condition. She is now stable.

Dixon, who has been attending the auditions with fellow judges David Walliams and Simon Cowell, admitted she "can't wait" for Holden's return.



Strikes chaos



hits Belgium

Belgium was paralysed today by a wave of train and transport strikes in protest at EU austerity measures.

Belgium's three main unions served warning that efforts to reinvigorate the European economy should centre on taxing multinationals instead of slashing public services and imposing pension reforms which force people to work longer and cut payments in some cases.

One airport was closed and Brussels international airport suffered cancellations, delays and diversions.

Traffic delays were limited since many people either worked from home or took a day off.

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