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Monday 18 December 2017

Father 'sick' of car-charge son

A FATHER told a court yesterday he was "sick" of his teenage son, who has been remanded in custody after he allegedly led gardai on a car chase in north Dublin.

The 17-year-old boy appeared at the Dublin Children's Court charged with careless driving and motor theft in the Whitehall area yesterday morning.

Garda Ciaran Murrihy objected to bail and told Judge Bryan Smyth that further charges could be brought against the youth. Legal aid was granted to the boy who did not address the court.



More Yahoo chiefs resign

Yahoo chairman Roy Bostock and three long-time board members are stepping down.

Shareholders believe the directors have been part of the problem that has dragged down the internet company's revenue and stock price.

After Yahoo hired former PayPal executive Scott Thompson as its chief executive a few days into the new year, co-founder Jerry Yang severed all other ties with the company, which he helped start in 1995.



Pet dog 'killed with golf club'

A California man has been charged with animal cruelty after authorities say he killed a Chihuahua by hitting the dog with a golf club.

Prosecutors say 58-year-old Larry Jaurequi, of Menifee, also faces an enhancement alleging he used a dangerous or deadly weapon.

Jaurequi was arrested on January 26 after witnesses reported seeing him strike the dog with a golf club, sending the animal into the air.

The animal belonged to a neighbour.



Star's fairytale



up for a prize

Pirates Of The Caribbean star Mackenzie Crook's decision to write a children's story could have a fairytale ending.

The 40-year-old, who found fame when he played Gareth in TV sitcom The Office, wrote and illustrated The Windvale Sprites, which tells the tale of a young boy who sets out to discover if fairies really exist.

It has been picked with 17 other titles to compete for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize.

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