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Monday 23 October 2017

Man killed in N21 car crash

A man has died following a car crash in Limerick. The man, in his 20s, was pronounced dead at the scene yesterday.

He was involved in a two-car collision. The driver of the other car was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The incident happened at 12.30pm on the N21 Cork to Limerick road. There were no passengers in either car.

Veteran actress Dora Bryan dies

Actress Dora Bryan, who was known for roles in TV's Last Of The Summer Wine and classic British movies including A Taste Of Honey, has died aged 91.

The star, who was still performing into her 80s, had been living in a nursing home in Sussex in recent years as her health deteriorated.

Her friend and manager David Hill said: "She was razor-sharp with an incredible brain. You were always aware when you were with her that she had been a big star. Dora was very quick-witted and very funny."

Bryan was known to TV viewers for the five years she spent playing Ros Utterthwaite in BBC1 sitcom Last Of The Summer Wine in the twilight of her career, bowing out in 2005.

Zoo lion gets acupuncture

A vet who normally performs acupuncture on dogs took on a larger patient when she treated a lion.

Fearless Nicki Grint placed a series of needles around the hind paw of 11-year-old Asiatic lion Lucifer at Paignton Zoo in Devon.

Lucifer, who weighs almost 30 stone, previously had a tumour removed from the foot, but the wound failed to heal properly.

Filmmaker Moore divorces

Filmmaker Michael Moore's divorce from Kathleen Glynn has been finalised, ending their two-decade-long marriage.

Moore's spokesman Christian Muirhead said his client and Glynn "have mutually and amicably reached a settlement."

Glynn was the producer or executive producer of many of Moore's documentary films, including Fahrenheit 9/11, Sicko and Capitalism: A Love Story.

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