News archive from 31 August 2012, page 17

Oven cleaner nearly kills tot

A TWO-year-old boy has suffered severe internal injuries after drinking oven cleaner. Callum Blackshaw, from Orsett, Essex, may require an oesophagus transplant after swallowing several mouthfuls of the chemical cleaner. He is being cared for at Great...

Scotsman, 02:46 in Hot News
 
FERGIE PROMISES UNITED WON'T MESS UP CHAMPIONS LEAGUE AGAIN

FERGIE PROMISES UNITED WON'T MESS UP CHAMPIONS LEAGUE AGAIN

SIR ALEX Ferguson has vowed that Manchester United are not heading for Thursday nights on Channel 5 this season. The Old Trafford boss insisted his side had learned from last season, when they failed to qualify from their Champions League group....

Daily Star, 02:49 in Sport
 

Dance review: Cinderella, Edinburgh Festival Theatre

FROM curtain up, it becomes immediately apparent what choreographer Alexei Ratmansky's main priority is - humour. Cinderella Edinburgh Festival Theatre Star rating: * * * The characterisation has been shaped to milk every drop of wit out of the roles,...

 

Opera review: In The Locked Room/Ghost Patrol, Traverse, Edinburgh

LOVE, death, betrayal, murder are the sorts of major life-changing themes that have served opera well over the ages and, with some added non-gratuitous sex and a few near-naked bodies, they still seem to be the stuff that opera is made of today. In...

 
Colombia's Santos appoints Renjifo as energy minister

Colombia's Santos appoints Renjifo as energy minister

Renjifo replaces Mauricio Cardenas, who was appointed last week to head the Finance Ministry. Renjifo, an economist and lawyer, previously served as interior minister. As Santos moves toward possible formal peace talks with the Revolutionary Armed...

 

Classical review: Philharmonia Orchestra, Usher Hall, Edinburgh

The first thing to strike you was the massed battery of percussion crammed on to the back of the Usher Hall stage - all manner of xylophones, vibraphones, cowbells, tubular bells, even Caribbean steel drums and a huge thunder sheet, and all for the...

 
MANCINI EYES UP FOUR MANCHESTER CITY SIGNINGS

MANCINI EYES UP FOUR MANCHESTER CITY SIGNINGS

BRAZILIAN star Maicon will be one of four signings Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini will complete before the transfer window closes today. City have agreed a £3m fee with Inter Milan for right wing-back Maicon, 31, after Micah Richards was...

Daily Star, 02:55 in Sport
 
SERENA EASES THROUGH

SERENA EASES THROUGH

The Olympic champion was not on her best form but did enough to see off the challenge of the Spaniard in 82 minutes. The players had met three times before with Williams winning all of their previous encounters. And Thursday's match soon looked to be...

 
ALLY MCCOIST HANDED SUSPENDED BAN

ALLY MCCOIST HANDED SUSPENDED BAN

McCoist was last night given a three-game touchline ban, suspended for 12 months, after being found guilty of questioning the independence of the judicial panel that imposed the signing embargo on the club for bringing the game into disrepute in...

 
LIVERPOOL 1 HEARTS 1, AGGREGATE: 2-1: LUIS SUAREZ DENIES BRAVE HEARTS

LIVERPOOL 1 HEARTS 1, AGGREGATE: 2-1: LUIS SUAREZ DENIES BRAVE HEARTS

With just six minutes left, winger David Templeton fired in a shot which was fumbled over his own line by World and European champion Pepe Reina to level the tie at 1-1. The Spaniard's cock-up looked like sending the tie into extra-time – only for...

 
Damage as floods hit again

Damage as floods hit again

Police had to close the A646 between Todmorden and Halifax for several hours after it was hit by flash flooding on Saturday. The road was closed after a deluge around 1.30pm, and it remained closed until around 10.45pm. Fire fighters from Todmorden,...

 
LIVERPOOL SET TO SIGN BAYERN LEVERKUSEN'S SAMED YESIL

LIVERPOOL SET TO SIGN BAYERN LEVERKUSEN'S SAMED YESIL

Yesil, 18, has arrived on Merseyside for a medical which will seal a deal worth around £1m. The forward, who has played just one game for Leverkusen now coached by former Liverpool defender Sami Hyypia, won the Silver Shoe at the U17 World Cup last...

 
CRISTIANO RONALDO WARNS CITY

CRISTIANO RONALDO WARNS CITY

CRISTIANO Ronaldo last night warned Manchester City they faced a real ordeal in the Champions League Group of Death. Roberto Mancini's side were drawn with Ronaldo's Real Madrid, Dutch giants Ajax and Bayer Leverkusen – in a group containing four...

Daily Star, 03:18 in Sport
 

Action call as growth forecasts cut

Business leaders have urged the Government to show some "backbone" and drive economic growth after they slashed their forecasts for this year and next. The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), which represents more than 100,000 UK firms, now...

 

Ruling in billionaire legal battle

A High Court judge is due to rule on a multibillion-pound legal battle between Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky and Chelsea Football Club owner Roman Abramovich. Mr Berezovsky, 66, claimed more than £3 billion damages at a High Court trial after...

 


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