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Friday 17 August 2018

Ark's boss quits after decade

THE director of the Ark children's centre in Dublin has announced she is stepping down after a decade at the helm.

Eina McHugh said she will leave the post next year in order to pursue new professional opportunities.

In her role as director she has overseen a series of acclaimed artistic commissions, sell-out events and innovative programming partnerships at the Temple Bar venue.

Camp promoter had child porn

Prosecutors in western Mexico said they have arrested a man who was promoting children's camping trips in front of a group of parents, but accidentally called up images of child pornography on his computer.

The man was using his computer to pitch his company's guided children's camping trips to a group of parents at a private school in the upscale suburb of Zapopan, Guadalajara.

But instead of the presentation, videos of naked children popped up.

The man has been formally charged with human trafficking.

Kelly worried by skinny celebs

TV star Lorraine Kelly has voiced concern about the thin appearance of today's celebrities and the pressure on young girls to look like them.

The host of ITV's flagship morning show Lorraine said she finds it "scary" to see how skinny celebrities are when she meets them and discovers that they are even smaller than they look on screen.

Kelly (54) said: "Our children have never been fatter, eating and drinking themselves into an early grave, and we hold up these images of teeny, tiny, beany, weeny people and say, 'That's what you're supposed to be like'."

Minecraft to build museum

An online version of the British Museum will be built using the popular game Minecraft after the institution appealed for volunteers to help create it.

The idea is part of its Museum Of The Future project and staff have gone online to find volunteers.

In the game players can build an entire world from scratch using different types of blocks.

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