Wednesday 13 December 2017

Citywest sale dispute settled

A DISPUTE over the sale of the Citywest hotel, conference and golf complex has been settled.

Martin Ferris, a Bank of Scotland-appointed receiver of Citywest assets held by HSS, Jeffel, Rattler Ltd and Citywest Resort Ltd, sued CW Hotel Investments 2013 Ltd over its alleged failure to complete the €28m purchase of the complex on different dates since December.

Ms Justice Finlay Geoghegan was told yesterday at the Commercial Court that the matter had been settled.

Two in court for eating goldfish

Two 20-year-old men are due in court accused of eating two goldfish alive.

Jack Blowers and Joseph Meikle, both from Suffolk, have been charged over the incident by the RSPCA. They will appear at Lowestoft Magistrates' Court tomorrow.

The pair are accused of failing to protect the goldfish from suffering and injury by swallowing them live, then regurgitating them and failing to provide a suitable environment.

Global terror toll rises 30pc

THE number of people killed in acts of terrorism across the world has risen by nearly a third in the past year.

UK-based risk analysts Maplecroft found global deaths have increased 30pc compared with the previous five-year average.

In the 12 months before July 1 there were 18,668 fatalities compared with an average of 14,443 for the five years before that.

Iraq had the highest number of attacks with 3,158, while terrorism in Nigeria is the deadliest, with an average of 24 deaths per attack.

Mandela T-shirt spelt wrongly

Cyclists traversing Johannesburg in former South African president Nelson Mandela's honour wore T-shirts with one of his many inspiring quotations - along with a glaring typographical error.

The message read: "The purpose of freedoom is to create it for others."

Some 5,000 T-shirts with the error were made for the 35km "Freedom Ride". The spelling mistake was "a bit of a PR hiccup", but the event was otherwise a success, said the organisers.

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