Gaga scales new heights for fashion

Lady Gaga and her flying costume


USA: Lady Gaga’s album sales are already stratospheric, so why not her evening wear?

The ‘Applause’ singer has unveiled a hi-tech, white vehicle she calls the world’s first flying dress.

The contraption lifted her inside a mammoth building in New York City, where she held a launch party for her new album.

The 27-year-old said this was “maybe a small step for Volantis” — as she calls the battery-powered metal dress — but “a big-time step” for Lady Gaga. She says her ultimate goal is to stage the first musical performance from space.


ENGLAND: A man accused of taking home a husky after it escaped has returned the puppy after it wrecked his house, according to reports.

Max the Siberian husky was reunited with Victoria DeCosemo and her three children after the man who picked him up in the street rang police and asked them to take the pet away because it was not house-trained and had caused a stink.

A Durham Police spokeswoman said inquiries were ongoing and no arrests had been made.

Ms DeCosemo told the Northern Echo Max escaped during a walk in Darlington and a man scooped him up. She went on to Facebook to appeal for details about Max’s whereabouts, during which the man who grabbed him was described as “scruffy”.

That led to the man coming to her door and complaining about being labelled a scruff. As tempers flared, the man fled, but only after he apparently warned Ms DeCosemo she would not be getting Max back.

But hours later he called police in Darlington and asked officers to collect the husky, which had caused a mess.

Ms DeCosemo was delighted to get Max back, as were her children.

She told the Northern Echo: “I think he probably got fed up because he doesn’t know how much hard work a puppy can be and it really messed up his house.”

Village for sale

ENGLAND: Almost an entire Devon village is to be put up for sale for a rumoured asking price of over £10m (€11.9m).

Evans Estates, which owns land, buildings, and the surf beach at Bantham in south Devon, is going on the market in spring 2014. The estate — which also includes land and properties in Wales and Dorset — is being sold for £35m.

Locals in the seaside village have received letters confirming that the village and its surrounding land will be put up for sale. The village has over 40 homes, a pub, a harbour and a shop.

Ramp thief

ENGLAND: Police are hunting a thief who stole a wheelchair ramp from a rail station. The bizarre crime took place at Liverpool Lime St last month.

The raider carried the ramp as he headed to the station’s taxi rank where he then travelled to a pub at New Brighton, Merseyside. British Transport Police has issued a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to.

Nut job

USA: Thieves have stolen 70 tonnes of walnuts worth about €286,000 from trucks parked in California.

The heists is one of the biggest to hit the booming industry. Police say rising prices appear to be behind a recent spate of walnut thefts.

Murder, most foul

USA: Guided tours of Detroit’s murder scenes have angered locals who say they are harming the city’s image.

The tours have been criticised as an attempt to capitalise on the crimes that still plague the Motor City, also derisively dubbed “Murder City.”

Locals also say that the last thing they want is more bad publicity for a city that recently became the nation’s largest to file for bankruptcy and already draws tourists who gawk at its widespread blight.


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