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The Daily Fix: Monday

A roundup of the day’s main news – plus any bits and pieces you may have missed…

A Filipino-Chinese lights candles while praying inside a Chinese temple in celebration of the Chinese New Year at Manila's Chinatown district Monday Jan. 23, 2012 in the Philippines.
A Filipino-Chinese lights candles while praying inside a Chinese temple in celebration of the Chinese New Year at Manila's Chinatown district Monday Jan. 23, 2012 in the Philippines.
Image: BULLIT MARQUEZ/AP/Press Association Images

EVERY EVENING,TheJournal.ie brings you a roundup of the day’s main news – plus any bits and pieces you may have missed…

‘Tropicana Sun’ a public art installation designed and built by artistic collective, Greyworld, is unveiled in Trafalgar Square, London. The installation which has taken six months to create is 30,000 times bigger than a football, has a surface area of 200m2 and weighs over 2,500kgs. Its internal core will produce 4-million lumens of light, the equivalent of 60,000 light bulbs, London, Monday, Jan. 23, 2012. (AP Photo/Jonathan Short)

  • The first humpback whale of the year has been spotted off the Wexford coast by a group of fortunate whale-watchers close to Hook Head today. See photos here.
  • No, you’re not going mad: some Simpsons-jaded continuity announcers on Channel 4 have recently been deliberately mispronouncing the name of the TV show – with such gems as “The Crimpsons”, “The Rumpelstiltskins” and (our favourite) “The Skiddlybiddledoowhopadomsons” making appearances… much to the confusion of unsuspecting audiences.
  • Irish actor Fionnuala Flanagan is to be honoured at next month’s Irish Film and Television Awards (IFTAs) for her 50-year career, it has been revealed.
  • Happy New Year China! Check out photos and video of celebrations to usher in the Year of the Dragon from across the globe.
  • Heidi Klum and Seal have announced that they are to split after seven years of marriage. In a statement, they said: “We have had the deepest respect for one another throughout our relationship and continue to love each other very much, but we have grown apart.

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