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Monday 20 August 2018

THE director of a property maintenance company has been spared a court conviction for having a website which wrongfully suggested he was an industry approved gas fitter.

THE director of a property maintenance company has been spared a court conviction for having a website which wrongfully suggested he was an industry approved gas fitter.

Tim Gunning of Reactive Property Maintenance, Dundrum Business Park, Dublin, pleaded guilty in July following an anonymous complaint about the registered gas installer (RGI) logo on his website. Judge John O'Neill accepted Mr Gunnings explanation that the website developer had used the logo without his knowledge.

Seven perish in flats explosion

The death toll in the collapse of a four-storey apartment building in a Paris suburb has risen to seven after emergency crews pulled the body of an elderly woman from the rubble yesterday.

Officials said there was no longer any danger in the neighbourhood after the explosion sheared part of the building in the north-eastern area of Rosny-sous-Bois, scattering scraps of metal and household belongings.

French interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve has said a gas leak is believed to be the cause.

70 Boko Haram fighters killed

Nigerian military officials say they killed about 70 Boko Haram fighters when the Islamic extremists attacked the northeastern town of Bama.

The militants arrived yesterday in armoured tanks and trucks and tried to take over the town, said the officials. Boko Haram has been fighting in Nigeria since 2009 but became internationally known in mid-April when its militants kidnapped more than 300 schoolgirls, of whom more than 200 still remain captive.

France films its own Top Gear

Hit BBC series Top Gear is to be launched in France - a country which banned UK presenters Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond from its roads last year after they were caught speeding.

A French version of the programme is to be made locally and will begin filming in the next few months. The Top Gear format has also been sold to countries such as Australia, South Korea and the US.

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