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Thursday 19 October 2017

Online property sale world first

MORE than 20 Irish properties will go 'under the mouse' in the world's first ever online-only property auction tomorrow.

The homes and commercial premises - half of them in Dublin - are being sold via the internet by property specialists Allsops Space.

Bidding will open online at 10am and continue for 24 hours.

Many prospective buyers are expected to put in offers on the selected properties from overseas.

Five for trial in stoning death

A Pakistani court has indicted five relatives accused of stoning to death a pregnant woman in a so-called honour killing carried out because she married against the family's wishes.

Investigator Mian Zulfiqar said the woman's father, two brothers, a cousin and ex-husband have pleaded not guilty to murder and torture.

Farzana Parveen (25) was killed in May before a crowd of onlookers near a courthouse in the eastern city of Lahore.

London buses drop cash fares

London's buses are no longer accepting cash as part of a wide-ranging raft of reforms.

Transport for London said dwindling numbers of passengers using money to pay for their journeys prompted the change.

Research showed that 99pc of customers already use Oyster cards, pre-paid tickets, contactless payment cards or concessionary tickets.

The move means passengers who do not have one of these tickets will not be able to travel by bus.

Pub toasts Tour with giant beer

AN ENGLISH pub has toasted the Tour de France coming to town by pouring the world's biggest ever glass of beer at 3,664 pints - one for each kilometre of the race.

The Fleece Countryside Inn in Ripponden, Yorkshire, smashed the previous record of 2,638, set in California in 2009.

Organisers, who had to climb scaffolding to top the enormous vessel, managed to fill it with time to spare before racers came through Ripponden for the second stage of the Tour.

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