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The Evening Fix: Saturday

Things we learned, loved and shared today…

Britain’s James Tindall reacts after a men’s hockey bronze medal match Against Australia at the 2012 Summer Olympics. Australia won the match. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

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

THINGS WE LEARNED

#TIA SHARP It’s been a day of revelations in the tragic case of the disappearance of of 12-year-old London girl Tia Sharp. Yesterday police confirmed that they had found a body in her grandmother’s house, and today her grandmother was arrested on suspicion of murder. Her partner Stuart Hazell has also been arrested along with a third man. Police today apologised for the delay in finding the body.

#JOHN JOE Excitement is building in Mullingar this evening ahead of John Joe Nevin’s Olympic final bout against Luke Campbell at 8.45pm. Meanwhile details of Katie Taylor’s homecoming ceremony in her home town of Bray on Monday.

#ROAD DEATHS Three brothers are among four young men who died in a road crash just outside Tullamore yesterday. The men were travelling in a Honda Civic which was involved in a collision with a mini bus. Gardaí have appealed for witnesses to come forward.

#PAUL RYAN Irish-American congressman Paul Ryan has been announced by Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s pic as his running mate for the US election later this year. Ryan has gone into the race fighting, declaring that current president Barack Obama has a “record of failure”. Then Romney just had to go and do this:

#RENTS There have been calls for an inquiry after it emerged that €32 million paid out by the state in rental deposits for those on rent allowance hasn’t been repaid in the last six years.

THINGS WE LOVED

  • Usain Bolt made one Olympic volunteer very very happy with this gesture before his 200m win last night (via Buzzfeed)
  • Did you know that Dropbox is more than just a place to keep files and share stuff? Neither did we. But LifeHacker tells us that the possibilities are endless (well, not endless, but there are a good few)
  • Want to see two dogs carrying a present? Of course you do:

(via Ed Brody on Twitter)

THINGS WE SHARED

  • Mullinagar’s fourth most famous son (after Joe Dolan, Niall ‘One Direction’ Horan and of course, John Joe Nevin) Niall Breslin aka Bressie has tweeted that he and Horan will be in the ExCel for the fight tonight. While Bressie was performing in Sligo last night, he got the crowd to record a little message (you might want to turn the volume down first). Meanwhile #mullingarshuffle trended on Twitter today after Niall ‘One Direction’ Horan mentioned it in a tweet

Breslin and Horan ready for John Joe Nevin’s fight (via @NiallOfficial)

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