News archive from 11 August 2012, page 6

Four die as train hits camper van

A COLLISION between a freight train and a camper van in Saskatchewan, Canada, has left three children and a woman dead and two others injured. The van was being driven by a 15-year-old boy, who had serious injuries. King says it is legal in...

 
SHIMMERING FRENCH CAST

SHIMMERING FRENCH CAST

THE weekend action at Deauville is top class with two Group races this afternoon and another pair tomorrow. We have one British runner in each of the features today. Roger Varian runs SHIMMERING SURF in the Group Two Prix De Pomone over an extended 12...

Daily Star, 00:08 in Sport
 

‘No danger’ at nuclear plant alert

A POSSIBLE hairline crack in the steel tank containing the reactor at a Belgian nuclear plant poses no danger to the public, the country's nuclear regulatory agency said yesterday. The possible flaw was discovered while the plant was shut for annual...

 
HAYLEY TURNER IS SO FOCUSED ON SILVER

HAYLEY TURNER IS SO FOCUSED ON SILVER

SHERGAR Cup ‘veteran' Hayley Turner is relishing the prospect of captaining the first all-female team at Ascot today. The Dubai Duty Free-sponsored event has had its critics over the years but will be staged for the 12th time with a huge crowd...

Daily Star, 00:08 in Sport
 

China offers help on territorial disputes

China's foreign minister says the country is willing to ease differences over the handling of territorial disputes in the South China Sea. Yang Jiechi told a news conference in Indonesia that his country was happy to work with South-east Asian...

 
STARSPANGLED- BANNER BACK IN BUSINESS

STARSPANGLED- BANNER BACK IN BUSINESS

STARSPANGLED-BANNER returns to the fray in the Patrick P. O´Leary Memorial Phoenix Sprint Stakes at the Curragh tomorrow. A dual Group One winner in Australia before joining Aidan O'Brien in 2010, the six-year-old enjoyed a fantastic first year in...

Daily Star, 00:08 in Sport
 
AYAMZAMAN TO BE ON TOP

AYAMZAMAN TO BE ON TOP

MARK WALLIS'S Ayamzaman has not enjoyed the rub of the green in his last two starts but remains good enough to reach the Classic final at Sunderland. The third heat of the East Anglian Challenge at Yarmouth (9.45) represents an easier challenge and...

Daily Star, 00:08 in Sport
 

Party feel for closing ceremony

Everyone likes something for nothing which is where this idea came from, the Best Things in Life are Free! Put simply it's a website with loads of freebies from across the North West. News Local Regional National Entertainment Showbiz Health...

 
Interview: Jacqueline Wilson, author of Four Children and It

Interview: Jacqueline Wilson, author of Four Children and It

JACQUELINE Wilson tells David Robinson why she wanted to write an updated version of E Nesbit's classic "Five Children and It'. IF YOU have ever read Edith Nesbit’s classic children’s story Five Children and It, you will know all about the...

 
Inside the new Edinburgh International Festival showroom at Ingliston

Inside the new Edinburgh International Festival showroom at Ingliston

JONATHAN Mills claps his hands in the air in front of the stage for Meine Faire Dame, and listens for a moment with his head cocked. The director of the Edinburgh International Festival, an adjunct professor of environmental acoustics
before...

 
Book review: Little America

Book review: Little America

FIVE years ago, with his first-ever book, Imperial Life in the Emrald City, American journalist Rajiv Chandrasekaran won Britain's most prestigious non-fiction prize for his study of how the US tried and failed to bring peace to Iraq after the 2003...

 

Music review: Piping Live!, Various Venues in Glasgow

"WHAT'S so Celtic about bagpipes, then?" the uninitiated might have asked during this week's Piping Live! festival, a six-day celebration of piping at its most international leading up to today's World Pipe Band Championships on Glasgow...

 
Book review: Pulphead

Book review: Pulphead

FOR THE last month I have been teaching "creative non-fiction", that most oxymoronic and capacious of forms, for the University of New Orleans summer school. As an ice-breaker, I asked the students to bring in an example of their favourite...

 
Book review: The Girl on the Stairs

Book review: The Girl on the Stairs

IT'S AS if Enid Blyton, beginning to cackle into her Horlicks, had turned to the dark side, posting scripts to Alfred Hitchcock. “Some chilling touches, Enid dearest, but not for me. I’ve sent your bundle to Hammer Horror who don’t so much mind if the...

 

Books reviews: Scotland in Definition | Travels in Scotland

MICHAEL Kerrigan casts his eye over the latest additions to the literary world. Scotland in Definition Edited By Iseabail Macleod and J Derrick McClure (John Donald, £25) Rating: **** We thrill to the memory of Wallace and Bruce – why not to that of...

 


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