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  • Aer Lingus flight forced to swerve in take-off to avoid jet

    The crew of a Dublin-bound Aer Lingus flight had to take evasive action to avoid a private jet that had entered the runway while they were taking off. The Aer Lingus pilot confirmed to air traffic controllers afterwards that they had “enough room to take a right around the traffic” following the incident at Geneva Airport in Switzerland last Friday morning. Aer Lingus flight EI-681 had been cleared for immediate take-off while a British Airways (Airbus A320) was on final approach and due to land soon afterwards. As the Aer Lingus jet raced down the runway for take-off, an alert air traffic controller spotted a Cessna Citation jet about to enter the same runway and made a frantic radio broadcast instructing its crew to “hold position here”.

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  • Irritated Cara Delevingne is told to "take a nap" in horribly awkward interview

    Paper Towns star Cara Delevingne’s interview with Good Day Sacramento turned into car-crash TV as she became irritated with the anchors, who complained about her attitude and told her to “take a nap”. Things started off on a bad foot when Cara was introduced as Carla, but the interview didn’t get any better when the questions started. The anchors started with some pretty patronising questions about whether the model-turned-actress had found the time to actually read John Green’s novel, Paper Towns, or whether she was “too busy”.

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  • WATCH: In-pedal-ble Hulk as man lifts car out of bike lane - Irish Daily Star

    SURREAL these incredible images show the moment an angry cyclist lifted a car up and out of a cycle lane. The footage of a well-built man lifting up the back of a parked car has gone viral — as YouTube users applauded the man for moving a car which had parked across a cycle lane, blocking his way. The unidentified man was frustrated when he realised the vehicle had parked across the cycle lane – but was determined not to let it get in his way.

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  • Ryanair flight returns to airport minutes after departure to remove forgotten luggage

    A Ryanair flight was forced to do a u-turn just 20 minutes after departure after the crew realised that the luggage from a previous flight had not been removed from the plane. An investigation has been launched into the Boeing 737-800's return to City of Derry Airport during its scheduled flight to Alicante in Spain on Monday. Approximately 20 minutes after departure the captain announced to passengers that he was turning the aircraft around because ‘they had forgotten a bag’. Upon arrival, the baggage was removed and the flight departed for the second time at 7pm.

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  • Man who attacked two people with machete gets 5 years

    A young American student had her skull fractured by a man who walked up behind her and swung a 2ft machete at her head,resulting in the accused facing into a total of five years in jail yesterday. Judge Seán Ó Donnabháin noted that Brian Veale was quite capable of using serious violence. Taking account of the totality of the sentence, the judge imposed a consecutive term of three years and he also took account of the five months Veale had been remanded in custody on the charges. Det Sgt Vincent O’Sullivan said at Cork Circuit Criminal Court yesterday that Brian Veale, aged 30, with an address at Dominic St near Shandon in Cork City and originally from Dungarvan, Co Waterford, carried out a robbery and an attack on the 19-year-old American student at Dominic St on February 26.

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  • Calvin Harris' 2002 nightclub photo shows he's really gone from geek to chic

    Calvin Harris may be pretty cool these days – dating Taylor Swift and fronting a shirtless campaign for Emporio Armani – but he doesn’t mind looking back on his dorkier younger self. The two are in Jumpin Jaks, a night club in Dumfries which closed five years ago, and Calvin sports a striped polo shirt with a T-shirt underneath. In 2009, when he hit fame with his album Ready For The Weekend, he was still looking pretty geeky. In newly-released photos for an Emporio Armani campaign, Calvin is pictured posing in tight black briefs and showing off his six-pack. q
  • 9 photos of Princess Diana and Prince Charles’ wedding on July 29, 1981

    It’s been 34 years since the Prince of Wales and Lady Diana Spencer married at St Paul’s Cathedral. On July 29, 1981, an estimated TV audience of 750 million watched Princess Diana marry the future King Prince Charles in what was considered the “wedding of the century”. Here are 9 photos of their special day....

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  • Windows 10 can turn Microsoft into a success again, but it needs to get these 4 things right

    The global launch of Windows 10 is a pivotal moment for Microsoft as a consumer business, because in recent years Windows has started to matter a lot less. The rise of mobile devices has hit the PC market hard – and no more so than Microsoft, which has around 1.5 billion Windows customers, making it the market leader in that arena. This, combined with Apple’s OS X and Mac computer line-up regularly bucking the trend and actually increasing sales, has left Microsoft and Windows adrift in the technology world, with Google’s Chrome and Android dominating. But a hint of change appeared at the beginning of the year when Windows 10 was first previewed, and it has hinted at a potential change in fortunes for the firm. q
  • WATCH: Pirlo tells his ‘keeper exactly where Kaka will aim free-kick

    Former AC Milan team-mates Andrea Pirlo and Kaka were reunited in the MLS at the weekend, and at least one of them was willing to use his inside knowledge for his team’s advantage. Pirlo made his debut for New York City on Sunday against Orlando City, the team Kaka joined in 2014. The pair, who won the Champions League together in 2007, shared a friendly greeting when Pirlo came on as a second-half substitute. The Italian legend may have been pleased to see Kaka, but he was also happy to use his knowledge of the Brazilian to help his new side. q
  • Who is Gigi Hadid? Here are six things you need to know

    Gigi already has an impressive career. But there’s more to the 20-year-old model than you may think. q
  • Ladbrokes Ireland to exit examinership on Friday

    A survival plan for Ladbrokes bookmakers in Ireland has been approved by the High Court.

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  • Water protestors ‘message’ from Taoiseach’s late mother ‘a low blow’

    A close friend of Taoiseach Enda Kenny has criticised the personal attack water protestors delivered to the Taoiseach during his visit to Glenties in Donegal on Friday evening. Mr Kenny was speaking at the MacGill Summer School and upon arrival was greeted by a banner from the Donegal Water Warriors group. Dear Enda, I lie here in my grave, restless, distraught, in tears and despair as I unable [sic] to stop you rob, cheat and lie to the Irish people. Cllr Cyril Burke, a Fine Gael county councillor for the Castlebar area and a close friend of Mr Kenny’s, described the banner as ‘shocking’.

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  • Thousands unaware they have hepatitis C

    Thousands of people in Ireland are unaware that they are infected with hepatitis C, the HSE has warned. Hepatitis C is a viral infection that affects the liver, causing it to become inflamed. According to the HSE, between 700 and 800 new cases are notified every year in Ireland and up to 30,000 people are estimated to be living with chronic hepatitis C. However more than half of these are unaware they have it. Speaking on behalf of the HSE National Hepatitis C Implementation Committee, Prof Joe Barry noted that the virus is often referred to as the ‘silent pandemic', partly because it takes so long to manifest itself in those who have been infected. q
  • EastEnders: Someone is charged with Lucy Beale's murder - but who?

    Albert Square is in for a shock, as a resident is charged with the murder of Lucy Beale. Digital Spy reports that the suspect’s friends and family struggle to come to terms with the news, with one person resorting to drastic measures to protect their family. Viewers already know that the murderer is Lucy’s little brother, 11-year-old Bobby Beale, after the reveal in the 30th anniversary episodes in February. On July 24, Max Branning (Jake Wood) was taken into custody after his daughter Abi (Lorna Fitzgerald) gave a statement, putting him in the frame. q
  • WATCH: NSFW The moment Helen Mirren said 'p*****' on Good Morning Britain - Irish Daily Star

    WHOOPSIE, the Oscar-winning actress left presenters Ben Shephard and Kate Garraway stunned with her colourful language during interview. Warning – strong language Helen Mirren – who turns 70 this week – was regaling the breakfast show with her love of camping, drawing on a particular time that the good old British weather ruined one such ...

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  • Steps star Claire Richards: Yo-yo dieting may have made me infertile

    Claire Richards has revealed she is struggling to conceive after years of yo-yo dieting. The Steps star – who is already mum to son Charlie, eight, and six-year-old daughter Daisy – has lost and gained between four and six stone six times over the last 14 years and revealed to the Daily Mirror doctors have told her she may have to resort to IVF to have another child, as dieting has damaged her hormone levels. IVF just doesn’t feel like the right thing to do to my body. The singer married long-time partner Reece Hill in 2008 and they were booth keen to have more children. q
  • Shooting at Barcelona hotel

    Several people have been injured, one seriously, following a shooting at a hotel on La Rambla in Barcelona. Police are hunting a number of suspects following the attack on Pinto Fortuny street in the tourist centre of the city. It has been reported that two people fired shots at guests at the Silken Hotel before fleeing the scene. A regional police official said that police are as yet unable to say what the motive for the shooting was. q
  • Consecutive falls for Dublin house prices

    Residential property prices have fallen in Dublin for the second month in a row. While national prices rose marginally last month, Dublin experienced a fall in June compared to May. According to the latest figures from the Central Statistics Office, property prices fell by 0.4% in the capital in June, but were still 11.1% higher than the same month last year. In the year to last month, residential property prices increased nationally by 10.7%.

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  • "They've all got really good bums"

    "They've all got really good bums"

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  • Migrant dies as hundreds bid to enter Channel Tunnel

    One migrant has died after hundreds tried to enter the Channel Tunnel in Calais, operator Eurotunnel said. The latest incident comes after 2,000 migrants tried to gain entry to Eurotunnel’s French terminal on Monday night, causing chaos for cross-Channel travel. The British government has agreed an extra £7m of funding for measures to improve security at Calais and the entrance to the Channel Tunnel. The escalating crisis prompted British Prime Minister David Cameron to promise that his government “will do everything we can” to improve the situation. q