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Fresh hope for Business Post

EIGHT written expressions of interest in investing in the Sunday Business Post have been filed so far, the High Court heard.

The court has confirmed the appointment of Michael McAteer of Grant Thornton as examiner to the newspaper owners and publishers Post Publications Ltd.

Mr Justice Peter Kelly said the newspaper is insolvent and in the unhappy position shared by several other companies which have been assailed by the economic storms which have buffeted the country for many years.

On the basis of the evidence before him, the judge said he was satisfied the newspaper has a reasonable prospect of survival.

The case will come before the court again on April 9.

Racing pundit out of hospital

Veteran racing pundit John McCririck has been discharged from hospital.

McCririck (72), known for his distinctive sideburns and deerstalker hat, is convalescing at home after being detained in Cheltenham General Hospital.

He complained of feeling unwell during the first day of the Cheltenham Festival on Tuesday and was taken to hospital by ambulance.

In January, Channel 4 dropped McCririck from its coverage when it unveiled its new presenting team, headed by Clare Balding.

Heat stroke kills marathon man

An Israeli medical official says a man in his 30s has died of a heat stroke suffered just after finishing a Tel Aviv marathon race.

Rescue services spokesman Zaki Heller says the runner collapsed and was rushed to a hospital, but medics were unable to resuscitate him.

Four other runners who collapsed are on respirators.

Speed cop aids baby delivery

A US police officer pulled over a speeding SUV – then helped the driver and his passenger deliver a baby.

When Officer Kevin Wolfe stopped the vehicle in Iowa, the driver jumped out and yelled: "Sir, we're delivering a baby right here, right now!"

The officer assisted in the final stages of the delivery – and his bosses said he did not issue a speeding ticket.