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From TheJournal.ie Two dead after aircraft bursts into flames and crashes Essex

Two dead after aircraft bursts into flames and crashes

The incident happened earlier this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Man wanted over UK sex attack arrested in Donegal High Court

Man wanted over UK sex attack arrested in Donegal

David Thomas Gaynor has been remanded in custody by the High Court.

From TheJournal.ie Woman sentenced to three years in prison for stabbing convicted paedophile London

Woman sentenced to three years in prison for stabbing convicted paedophile

Michael Pleasted, the woman’s neighbour, had served as long as six years in prison.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's largest shopping centre has just been sold as part of biggest Nama deal ever Deal Done

Ireland's largest shopping centre has just been sold as part of biggest Nama deal ever

Project Jewel will see a substantial property portfolio going to real estate companies Hammerson and Allianz.

From TheJournal.ie Counter-terrorism student who read book on terrorism accused of being terrorist Mohammed Umar Farooq

Counter-terrorism student who read book on terrorism accused of being terrorist

Mohammed Umar Farooq has spoken out about the experience.

From TheJournal.ie 'We're sleepwalking into a nightmare': People are loving this man's anti-emigration rant Close The Borders

'We're sleepwalking into a nightmare': People are loving this man's anti-emigration rant

“You can’t walk down a street in Jamaica or Hong Kong or India without hearing someone speaking English”.

From TheJournal.ie This magazine questioned whether two female politicians were good looking enough to be leaders Disturbingly Sexy

This magazine questioned whether two female politicians were good looking enough to be leaders

The piece also said one of the reasons for Margaret Thatcher’s victory in 1975 was that lots of Tory backbenchers fancied her…

From TheJournal.ie Pilot scheme being launched to turn Dublin neighbourhoods into communities Building Communities

Pilot scheme being launched to turn Dublin neighbourhoods into communities

The scheme will see residents able to make their streets free from traffic for controlled periods.

From TheJournal.ie Remember horse meat? Well now it looks like we've been eating fake oregano OREGAMOMYGOD

Remember horse meat? Well now it looks like we've been eating fake oregano

As much as a quarter of the oregano you buy could be fake.

From TheJournal.ie The HSE is trying to entice Irish nurses back home with promises of money and contracts Vacancies

The HSE is trying to entice Irish nurses back home with promises of money and contracts

It is seeking to attract up to 500 people and it is hoped it will encourage Irish nurses working abroad to come home.

From TheJournal.ie Amazon's grocery delivery service is launching in the UK this year Fingers In Pies

Amazon's grocery delivery service is launching in the UK this year

No word on when it might be coming to Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland is basically the European champion of tea drinking* The Tea Polls

Ireland is basically the European champion of tea drinking*

*When it comes to having it as a caffeine source anyway.

From TheJournal.ie Crash victims left injured in car for three days after it was reported to police Scotland

Crash victims left injured in car for three days after it was reported to police

The man driving the car was pronounced dead at the scene when emergency services eventually got to him.

From TheJournal.ie This is what London looks like during a 24-hour transport strike Travel Nightmare

This is what London looks like during a 24-hour transport strike

Not fun for some – but it did provide some great views for others.

From TheJournal.ie Married couple in suspected 'murder suicide' leaving behind children Somerset

Married couple in suspected 'murder suicide' leaving behind children

The bodies of Tracey and Kevin Baker were formally identified earlier today.

From TheJournal.ie British fugitive accused of rape arrested in Cork Clonakilty

British fugitive accused of rape arrested in Cork

The man had been living in Clonakilty for a number of years and working in retail.

From TheJournal.ie Channel Tunnel chaos as protesters burn tyres on train tracks Sailors

Channel Tunnel chaos as protesters burn tyres on train tracks

Eurotunnel has closed the crossing for the evening.

From TheJournal.ie It's not easy to sell a flat once owned by a well-known serial killer Dennis Nilsen This post contains a poll

It's not easy to sell a flat once owned by a well-known serial killer

It’s very spacious, at least.

From TheJournal.ie Simple questionnaire can predict a person's risk of dying in next five years Mortality

Simple questionnaire can predict a person's risk of dying in next five years

Factors like a person’s usual walking speed are used to calculate their score.

From TheJournal.ie A mankini ban has been great for one small seaside town England

A mankini ban has been great for one small seaside town

“You couldn’t walk the streets on a Saturday without seeing someone wearing a mankini or what have you.”

From TheJournal.ie What do same-sex marriage and pension protection have in common? The Constitution

What do same-sex marriage and pension protection have in common?

A clause should be inserted into the Constitution to ensure pension protection, according to the Professional Insurance Brokers Association.

From TheJournal.ie Hundreds are attending a vigil for a cow shot dead by police Moooving

Hundreds are attending a vigil for a cow shot dead by police

Bessie posed ‘a significant risk’ to the public after escaping from a farm.

From TheJournal.ie Allegations of child sex abuse made against 76 British politicians Historic

Allegations of child sex abuse made against 76 British politicians

Police said there has been a surge in complaints against prominent public figures since the Jimmy Savile scandal.

From TheJournal.ie Joan Burton thinks Irish politicians need to be like the Girl Guides GE16
From TheJournal.ie Is this your ear? Lost And Found

Is this your ear?

It was found on a street in the United Kingdom yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland isn't as welcoming as it used to be Fáilte

Ireland isn't as welcoming as it used to be

But we’re less worried about the impact immigration could have on education and health services.

From TheJournal.ie They can DNA test dog poo now, but you don't have to worry just yet... Barking Mad

They can DNA test dog poo now, but you don't have to worry just yet...

The UK Council of Barking and Dagenham has become the first local authority in the UK to introduce the system.

From TheJournal.ie Watch: Screaming, selfie-crazed hen party mobs Ed Miliband Run Away

Watch: Screaming, selfie-crazed hen party mobs Ed Miliband

“SELFIE! SELFIE! SELFIE!”

From TheJournal.ie Newborn baby girl found in amusement arcade Merseyside

Newborn baby girl found in amusement arcade

Police in the Merseyside believe she needs medical treatment.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland looked pretty damn good from space yesterday LOOKING DOWN
From TheJournal.ie Ashya King 'free of cancer' after specialist treatment that was refused in the UK Brain Tumour

Ashya King 'free of cancer' after specialist treatment that was refused in the UK

His parents were previously arrested for taking him out of the country.

From TheJournal.ie Police investigating 'six key IRA suspects' who received on-the-run letters Comfort Letter

Police investigating 'six key IRA suspects' who received on-the-run letters

As many as 200 republicans received these letters.

From TheJournal.ie David Cameron is planning to cut benefits for obese people United Kingdom

David Cameron is planning to cut benefits for obese people

Doctors have said the plan may actually cost money, not save it.

From TheJournal.ie British teenagers arrested while travelling 'to join Islamic State' Turkey

British teenagers arrested while travelling 'to join Islamic State'

The three have been detained by Turkish authorities.

From TheJournal.ie Cut the music: Police bust illegal karaoke website The Fun Police

Cut the music: Police bust illegal karaoke website

They were hosting a large number of copyrighted files.

From TheJournal.ie Watch: Ad for 'the world's slimmest phone' banned for objectifying women Kazam

Watch: Ad for 'the world's slimmest phone' banned for objectifying women

Authorities in the United Kingdom received several complaints about the ad.

From TheJournal.ie Amal Clooney is joining the Hooded Men's legal team Torture

Amal Clooney is joining the Hooded Men's legal team

The men are taking a case against the United Kingdom.

From TheJournal.ie Would you eat a wonky carrot? Misshapen Identity

Would you eat a wonky carrot?

British-supermarket chain Asda is encouraging their customers to get beyond the appearance of fruit and veg.

From TheJournal.ie A lorry fire in the Channel Tunnel has caused travel chaos Eurostar

A lorry fire in the Channel Tunnel has caused travel chaos

It has almost been brought under control.

From TheJournal.ie Irish hospitals aren't the only ones dealing with an overcrowding crisis Waiting Times

Irish hospitals aren't the only ones dealing with an overcrowding crisis

It’s a very similar story in England.