One Direction's Liam Payne 'bored of' Leona Lewis rumours

Nov 29, 2012

Tabloid tales: Liam bored with PR love match, police arrest emu, Louis Walsh says Adele should quit maternity leave

ONE DIRECTION'S Liam Payne has put an end to the rumours he and Leona Lewis are an item. After months of speculation, the 19-year-old boyband singer took to Twitter to set the record straight, writing: "Okay bored of constant news articles... I'm not dating Leona." According to the Metro, the stars were only allowing the rumours to circulate while they had records to promote. Just last week, Lewis, 27, appeared to confirm their relationship when she said: "I see [him] as often as I can. Liam is my type. He's cute and really sweet."

An escaped emu had to be arrested after it wreaked havoc in Barnstaple. Devon and Cornwall Police were called when the four-foot emu, named Betty, was seen running through the streets, trying to break in to residents' homes. The Daily Mail reports that Sergeant Zoe Parnell stopped the "panicked" emu and managed to get it into the back of a police car. She said: "This is not the sort of thing we get taught during training, so I was a little unsure of how best to deal with this." Betty's owner has since been found and the bird is back home.

Louis Walsh has said that Adele has taken too much time off after having a baby. Adele gave birth to her first child last month and has been at home ever since looking after him. But, according to the Daily Mirror, Walsh believes she should "get back out there before they forget who you are." He said: "If we had someone like Adele, no way would she not be working now." However, Louis did concede that Adele is exempt from a rule he tells his stars to follow: "Never be tempted to write your own songs". He explained: "That rule is for people who have no talent, like Ronan Keating."

Police recently arrested a drug dealer after he sent a police officer a text offering him cannabis. Lee Streeter, 29, had been caught earlier this year for dealing the drug but was released on bail. According to the Daily Mail, during this time he had exchanged numbers with his arresting officer, PC Daniel Hughes. A month later Hughes received a message that said "Safe - got bone dry cheese if u need"- apparently slang for selling cannabis. Streeter was promptly arrested again and has been jailed for 16 months. He told police: "I accidentally sent it to everyone in my address book."

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