Wednesday 16 January 2019

Market 'should be protected'

THE successful Ballymun Market should be relocated once the shopping centre is vacated, a local councillor has urged.

Discussions are under way with the remaining tenants with a view to offering alternative accommodation. Dublin City Council hopes to have the shopping centre vacated by Christmas.

Sinn Fein councillor Noeleen Reilly said: "We need to make sure the market is kept open.

"The Ballymun Market contributes greatly to the local economy and it must be protected."

Man charged in Galloway attack

A 39-year-old man has been charged with a religiously aggravated assault on controversial MP George Galloway who was left battered and bruised in an alleged street attack.

The pro-Palestine politician suffered a suspected broken jaw and rib as well as facial injuries following an incident in Notting Hill, London, on Friday evening.

Neil Masterson, of Camden Hill, London, will appear before Hammersmith Magistrates' Court today.

Wonka chapter is published

An unused chapter of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has been released - 50 years after Roald Dahl's much-loved children's novel was first published.

The fifth chapter, from a 1961 draft, describes an extra room in the factory called the Vanilla Fudge Room and features more children. It also shows Charlie originally went into the factory with his mother, not his grandfather.

The chapter was published in the Guardian newspaper on Saturday.

Dope farms are 'run by slaves'

Police across the UK are staging their latest crackdown on cannabis farms, warning that the factories can be run by slaves.

Information is being gathered to measure the scale of the crime, which authorities claim produces increasingly potent forms of the drug in farms staffed by forced labour.

The Crimestoppers charity said the number of reports about cannabis farms rose by a third in those forces for the month following the campaign, and by 20pc nationally.

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