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Ex-nanny wins pounds 1.2m.

A former nanny for Vogue editor Anna Wintour who said she got severe nerve and brain damage from paint thinner used outside the journalist's house settled her case for pounds 1.2m.

The names of the paying defendants were sealed, said Lori Feldt's lawyer Carl Lustig. Feldt, 31, said the fumes came from paint thinner used on December 2, 1997, to remove red paint, thrown by anti-fur activists at British-born Wintour's Manhattan townhouse. She had launched a $50m lawsuit against publisher Conde Nast which arranged the cleaning contractor.

Jailhouse row

PRISON officers voted today not to support Government plans for jail privatisation. The Prison Officers Association said it had been warned jails which failed to take part in privatisation contests would be offered to the private sector.

Singer stable

SOFT Cell singer Marc Almond continued his slow recovery from a motorcycle accident today as thousands of fans inundated his website with messages.

Phone scams

THE number of scams using premium rate phone lines is reaching "epidemic" proportions, trading standards officers warned today. They believe one way to tackle the problem is to allow customers to bar all premium rate numbers from their phone for free.

Bitter sweet?

A LIMITED edition magnum of champagne, believed to be one of just 12 produced exclusively for the Prince of Wales's marriage to Lady Diana Spencer, is going on sale in Swindon in December, it was revealed today.

Eight killed

A COMMUTER plane crashed in woods as it approached an airport in north eastern Missouri, killing at least eight of the 15 people on board. At least two people on board the flight from St Louis survived the crash and were being treated at a hospital, and five were missing, said Adair County Chief Deputy Larry Logston.
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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Oct 20, 2004
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