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Sunday 17 December 2017

IN BRIEF: €180k win for crash victim

A 65-YEAR-old man injured in "a frightening" road collision with another car has secured €180,000 in damages at the High Court.

Michael Creane, a tiler and a foreman with a construction company, claimed he suffers from continuous pain in his neck, left arm and hand and was unable to go back to work as a result of the injuries.

Mr Creane from Coolamurray, the Leap, Davidstown, Co Wexford, sued the driver of the other car, Susan Power, a student of Lower Grange Dunmore Road, Co Waterford, for injuries he claimed he suffered on February 22, 2009, at Tomfarney, Clonroche, Enniscorthy.



Third of parents 'don't influence'

Nearly a third of parents do not believe they are the most important influence over their child's speech and language, a survey shows.

Learning at home has the biggest impact on a child's achievement, according to new research.

But a poll of 1,000 parents in the UK reveals that 29pc think someone else, such as a school teacher or another family member is more important in helping develop a child's reading, writing, speaking and listening skills.



Artists face copyright row

A group representing composers and songwriters claims some of Europe's most prominent broadcasters including the BBC, ITV and British Sky Broadcasting are coercing artists into giving up copyrights to their work.

The complaint, filed with the European Commission by the European Composer and Songwriter Alliance, targets more than 15 broadcasters and studios.



Wrestler sues over clash

A former professional wrestler is suing his opponent and the Indiana-based promoter who arranged their bout last June, claiming his foe was supposed to lose their match but instead kicked him so hard in the crotch that one of his testicles ruptured and had to be removed.

John Levi Miller (23) contends Clinton Woosley was the "heel"-- the designated villain or loser -- of their match.

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