Saturday 16 December 2017

Intruders target animal shelter

GARDAI are investigating a break-in at an animal rescue centre during which 30 dogs and 20 horses were set loose.

Suzanne Gibbons, who set up Animal Heaven Animal Rescue (AHAR) near Castleisland, Co Kerry, said a gate at the €400,000 centre was broken and intruders gained access to the compound.

She told her 60,000 Facebook followers they then opened the stables and the arena doors.

"All were loose and causing havoc. The place was wrecked, bags of feed torn to pieces," she said.

37,000 more planes needed

World airlines are likely to need almost 37,000 new aircraft over the next 20 years, Boeing has predicted.

The Seattle-based company said that the total value of the new planes needed would be around (€3,780bn).

Of the 36,770 aircraft likely to be needed, nearly 13,500 were expected to be required by airlines in the Asia-Pacific region. Next comes North America (7,550 planes) and then Europe (7,450).

Duke treasures sell for €40m

ONE of Britain's oldest aristocratic families has auctioned off millions of pounds' worth of property after being left with a £12m (€15m) repair bill for damage caused by floods.

A long list of items owned by the Duke of Northumberland raised more than £32m (€40m) when they went under the hammer at Sotheby's in London.

A Roman statue of Aphrodite sold for £9.3m (€11.7m), a new auction record for any classical sculpture in Europe.

Get your Xmas caviar at Aldi

Consumers contemplating Christmas on a tight budget can look forward to caviar and king prawns with discounter Aldi's announcement that it has been inspired by "Michelin-starred restaurants".

It follows a report in May that found budget supermarkets are "falling over themselves" to cater for middle-class tastes.

The German chain said its buyers had taken inspiration from the finest restaurants to offer "a luxury Christmas every family will be able to afford".

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