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Double murder hunt in North

Detectives in the North have launched a double murder inquiry after a man and woman were found shot dead in a flat.

The victims' bodies were discovered at an address in Craigavon, Co Armagh, just after 6pm yesterday.

Police sources played down fears of a dissident republican link to the murder of the couple, while initial theories suggested gangland criminals may be to blame.



B&Q guilty of work death

DIY franchise B&Q Ireland Limited will be sentenced in July over a man's death in one of its garden centres .

Ronald Metcaffe, on behalf of B&Q Ireland Limited, Fitzwilton House, Wilton Place, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to failing to ensure a safe workplace.

A bundle of lap panel fencing was stored at an unsafe height and led to the personal injury and death of Mr Michael O'Rourke at a B&Q garden centre on the Belgard Road, Tallaght on March 29, 2009.



Summit on 'Old Firm' matches

A major summit is being held today to discuss the problem of disorder surrounding Old Firm football matches.

Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond is convening talks between Celtic and Rangers, the Scottish government, police and the Scottish Football Association, following last Wednesday's ill-tempered Scottish Cup clash between the two clubs.

During the controversial match at Celtic Park, 34 supporters were arrested inside the stadium.



Quake boulder sells for €30K

A New Zealand homeowner whose house was smashed by a car-sized boulder in last month's devastating earthquake, has sold the rock in an online auction for more than NZ$60,000 (e31,500).

Christchurch resident Phil Johnson said the 30-ton boulder tumbled down from a hill overlooking his home, crunched through the roof of his garage and came to rest in his hallway.

He dubbed the boulder 'Rocky'.

Proceeds from the auction will be donated to the Red Cross Earthquake Appeal,