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Monday 24 September 2018

In brief: Car theft spree in mountains

THIEVES have broken into more than 300 cars in the Wicklow Mountains, say gardai.

The gangs appeared to target mainly hillwalkers and climbers who had left their vehicles parked while on a day out in the mountains.

The thefts -- almost one a day -- are in an area that attracts thousands of people from the greater Dublin area.

There were 348 thefts from vehicles in the Wicklow Mountains between May 2010 and last April.

Now Mountaineering Ireland has issued a security alert to its members intending to climb or walk in the scenic area.



Man died after paragliding

A man died after an accident while paragliding at a Welsh beach.

Dyfed-Powys Police said the 43-year-old was seriously injured while taking part in the activity at Newgale, near Haverfordwest in Pembrokeshire, west Wales.

He was airlifted by RAF rescue helicopter to Withybush Hospital in Haverfordwest but later died of his injuries, a police spokesman said. His next-of-kin have been informed.



BBC to show Olympics in 3D

The BBC plans to show some of the London 2012 Olympics in 3D -- but the corporation's director for the games, Roger Mosey, said it would not be "a 24-7 experience".

The corporation plans to run 24 live video streams on its website covering different events. It is also planning to set up three big screens in Bradford, Glasgow and London which will show recorded events and live action in Super Hi Vision -- a more advanced version of normal high-definition television.



Teabags top holiday list

When it comes to holiday packing, teabags top the list of essentials.

Around 82pc of Spanish travellers take tea away with them, while 14pc of Britons pack it, the poll by travel organisation Easyvoyage found.

And while other nationalities concentrated on basic items such as toothbrushes and swimwear, the Spanish named a Swiss Army Knife as a vital item to be packed.

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