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Flipping pancakes at Legoland Windsor today.
Flipping pancakes at Legoland Windsor today.
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The Daily Fix: Tuesday

This evening’s Daily Fix includes: Tallaght Hospital text messages; violent clashes in Egypt’s capital; and Discovery prepares for final journey home.
Mar 8th 2011, 8:15 PM 823 0

EVERY EVENING, TheJournal.ie brings you a round-up of the biggest news stories, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed during the day.

  • The acting CEO of Tallaght Hospital sent a text message to medical staff this morning, urging them to immediately discharge patients to alleviate hospital overcrowding.
  • As speculation over the composition of the new cabinet continues, Labour leader Eamon Gilmore is being tipped for the Foreign Affairs ministry.
  • On the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day, Concern Worldwide workers have written of the discrimination, violence and coerced sex which continue to afflict many of the world’s young girls.
  • An American college student has been arrested on suspicion of hacking into the computer system of his former high school to tamper with students’ grades.
  • Conor Duffy, 18, has been found not guilty of the murder of 50-year-old Aidan Kane in Dublin in 2008, but guilty of manslaughter.
  • Christians and Muslims have clashed in Cairo today, the AP reports, after tensions between the two communities escalated after a Christian church in the city’s suburbs was burned down.
  • NASA’s most-travelled shuttle Discovery is preparing for its final journey back to Earth tonight and could land in Florida as early as noon local time tomorrow (5pm Irish time).
  • The real Up? National Geographic has released footage of a stunt showing dozens of balloons lifting a small house clean off the ground:


- Includes reporting from the AP

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