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Friday 17 August 2018

Flood loss staff angry at HSE

STAFF at a flood-hit hospital are angry after being asked to produce receipts for personal belongings destroyed in the disaster.

The HSE has spent €40m refurbishing Letterkenny General Hospital after the flood in July 2013.

However, some staff members who helped with the clean-up have still not received compensation for the loss of items in lockers.

"They've now been told to produce receipts. But I don't know anyone who keeps receipts for shoes or shirts," complained one staff member.

Five miners feared dead

Up to five miners in Bosnia are feared dead after a rock fall left them trapped, colleagues and rescuers said, as emergency teams helped nearly 30 others reach the surface to end an 18-hour ordeal underground.

Miners and rescuers said they feared three of the miners had died, while Sinan Husic, head of the regional miners union, said the death toll could be five.

Revenue seizes €55k of cigs

Cigarettes concealed in Chinese light fittings and worth €55,729, were seized by Revenue Customs officers in Dublin city centre yesterday.

Revenue's tobacco dog Casey found the cigarettes, which were seized after a controlled delivery in an intelligence-led operation.

The brands included: Septwolves, Hanghe, Eight, Hongtashar, Shuangxi and Jinsheig.

Anyone with information about the sale and supply of illegal tobacco can contact Revenue in confidence on free phone number 1800 295 295.

Wrong trousers school furore

A SCHOOL has been forced to apologise after it threw more than 50 children into detention for wearing the wrong trousers.

Pupils at Heaton Manor School in Newcastle upon Tyne were placed in separate rooms after falling foul of confusing uniform rules.

The head teacher said they had been tightening up their uniform rules but had not anticipated the number of different trouser styles that the pupils would wear.

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