Rats Thriving On Uncollected Rubbish Bags, Dubliners Say

Rats thriving on uncollected rubbish bags, Dubliners say

rats thrivingRats have been feasting on bags of rubbish left uncollected by private companies, Dubliners have complained.

In the past six months Dublin city council has received 21 complaints about waste not being collected, a freedom of information request has revealed. Greyhound, one of the companies involved in waste collection, has appealed to the council to ban rubbish bags in favour of wheelie bins, and accused residents of dodging payment.

For the full story, head over to The Times.

Armando, the ‘Lewis Hamilton of pigeons’ sells for record €1.25m

famous pigeonA champion pigeon has been sold for a record €1.25m ($1.42m; £1.07m).

Auction house Pipa called Armando the “best Belgian long-distance pigeon of all time”. He’s also been dubbed the “Lewis Hamilton of pigeons”.

Before this sale, the record was €376,000 (£321,800). However, Pipa says this was beaten within a day of Armando being put up for bids.

The champ, who turns five this year, is now enjoying his retirement and has already fathered a number of chicks.

The BBC reports the full story.

Family of man who died of suspected legionnaires’ disease speak out

legionella riskTHE family of a care home resident who died of suspected legionnaires’ disease say they hope an upcoming inquest will end their 16-month wait for answers.

Andy Clegg died nearly two weeks after he was admitted to Salisbury District Hospital from Fordingbridge Care Home. He had been diagnosed with legionella pneumonia, a complication arising from the legionella bacteria.

The Bournemouth Echo has the full story.

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