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Nerf guns can lead to serious eye injuries, doctors warn

Bullets from Nerf guns can cause serious eye injuries, doctors from a London eye hospital are warning. They treated three people with internal bleeding around the eye, pain and blurred vision after they were shot with the toy guns by children. Writing in BMJ Case reports, the doctors recommended wearing protective eye goggles and said the safe age limit for the guns may need to be reviewed. Hasbro warns players not to aim Nerf guns at the eyes or face. On its packaging, it also advises that only bullets designed…

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EXCLUSIVE – Harry Redknapp claims he has left Birmingham with a 'much better team' and backs successor to lead promotion charge

Axed Birmingham City boss Harry Redknapp claims his successor will take over a squad capable of challenging for promotion to the Premier League. The 70-year-old was sacked on Saturday evening after the Blues were beaten 3-1 at home by Preston North End – their fifth successive defeat in the Championship. Speaking exclusively to Jim White on talkSPORT on Monday, Redknapp said he was disappointed to lose his job one month into the new season and insisted he would have brought success to the club if given time. “Birmingham City going forward…

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'Big challenge' to stop Vettel retaking lead in Singapore

Mercedes say they face a difficult task stopping Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel retaking the championship lead in Singapore on Sunday. Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton moved ahead of the German for the first time this season with victory in Italy. The Briton leads Vettel by three points as they head to the slow and twisty Marina Bay track this weekend. Team boss Toto Wolff said: “It is a circuit that we have found difficult to master” He added: “We head to Asia with the expectation that we have a big challenge ahead…

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News: Barclay to lead De Vere Tortworth Court

De Vere Tortworth Court has appointed Graeme Barclay as general manager, coinciding with the near completion of a £5 million refurbishment that places the mansion back at the heart of the estate. Barclay joins the De Vere Tortworth team with twenty years’ experience of working within the hospitality industry. No stranger to Principal Hotel Company’s collection, he previously held the position of general manager at St David’s Hotel & Spa in Cardiff, as well as the general manager role at Principal Edinburgh. During his career he has worked with several…

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Froome maintains Vuelta lead before 'rude' decider

Britain’s Chris Froome will take a 97-second lead over Italy’s Vincenzo Nibali into the decisive 20th stage of the Vuelta a Espana. Saturday’s 117.5km route, which ends with a gruelling 13.2km climb up the Alto de l’Angliru, precedes Sunday’s processional stage to Madrid. Belgium’s Thomas de Gendt won stage 19 in Gijon on Friday by reeling in Ivan Garcia Cortina of Spain. Garcia faded to finish third, with Colombia’s Jarlinson Pantano in second. Relive stage 19 Stage-by-stage guide and results Team Sky’s Froome, 32, is aiming to become only the…

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Britain's Froome extends Vuelta lead over Nibali

Chris Froome extended his lead over Vincenzo Nibali as Belgium’s Sander Armee claimed a solo victory on stage 18 of the Vuelta a Espana. Team Sky rider Froome, 32, whose overall advantage was cut on Wednesday, attacked late on the 169km stage to pick up 21 seconds on Italy’s Nibali and lead him by one minute 37 seconds. Armee finished 31 seconds ahead of Alexey Lutsenko and Giovanni Visconti. There are two stages left before Sunday’s parade into Madrid. Stage-by-stage guide and results Froome broke clear of the peloton 600m…

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Birmingham to lead UK bid for 2022 Commonwealth Games

Birmingham has been chosen over Liverpool for England’s bid to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games. The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has backed the West Midlands city which will now hope to convince the Commonwealth Games Federation it should stage the event. Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia likely to be the main rival bid to host the 2022 Games. Durban was stripped of the event earlier this year. The South African city originally won the bidding process in 2015 but the Commonwealth Games Federation was not convinced it could…

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