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The Evening Fix... now with added Mr Burns endorsing Romney

Here’s all the things we learned, loved and shared today.

The space shuttle Atlantis makes its way to the visitor complex at the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida today, where it will be on display from next July. (Photo: John Raoux/AP/Press Association Images)

HERE ARE THE things you need to know as we round off the day in three easy steps.


#QUINN: Bankrupt businessman Seán Quinn is spending his first night in Mountjoy Prison in Dublin tonight after being sentenced to nine weeks in jail for contempt of court. High Court judge Ms Justice Elizabeth Dunne said Quinn only had himself to blame because of the extent of the contempt.

#SEARCH: Police in Wales have found more human remains in the ongoing search for Irish woman Catherine Gowing, who has been missing since 12 October. The remains were discovered by an off duty police officer along the banks of a river this afternoon.

#EXCHEQUER RETURNS: The Exchequer results for October are in - and they’re not great.

#COURTS: New legislation will allow journalists to report from family law cases and proceedings involving child care in Irish courts. Justice Minister Alan Shatter said the in camera rule for these proceedings will be amended, but will  be subject to strict rules to prevent anyone involved in such cases from being identified by news outlets.

#BULLYING: The co-founder of the Ask.fm website, which was alleged to be at the centre of the bullying of a Donegal teenager who took her own life, has said the bullying issue is a matter for society and not just one website.

#BANKING: Ulster Bank has said the IT failure at the bank earlier this year has cost it more than €100 million to fix – and the final figure could end up even higher.


  • BREAKING: Billionaire centenarian and Springfield resident Mr Burns has endorsed Mitt Romney.
  • What’s it like to be surrounded by sloths all day? Unsurprisingly, it’s pretty relaxing – as these photos from Buzzfeed show (this is really just an excuse to link to lots of pictures of sloths. Hey, it is Friday…)
  • BBC.co.uk has this fascinating story about what happened to the man who became the first person to win the Indian version of Who Wants to be a Millionaire – and how one year later, his life has changed very little.


  • Someone with skills and a lot of time has made this excellent video of IMDB’s top 250 films edited to fit into this video of just 2.5 minutes. How many can you recognise?
  • The New York Times set up a camera on the 51st floor of its offices to capture what Sandy looked like as it hit Manhattan earlier this week. Here’s a timelapse of what it captured:

(Video: TheNewYorkTimes/YouTube)

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