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Salon wound up over €200k bill

A COMPANY which operates Dublin city centre hair salon Reds On The Green is to be wound up due to its failure to pay a tax bill of more than €200,000.

At the High Court, Ms Justice Mary Laffoy made an order winding up the company, with a registered address at Altan House, Herbert Street, Dublin, after being satisfied that the company was insolvent and unable to pay its debts.

The judge also approved the appointment of Padraic Bermingham as liquidator of the company yesterday.

Boys (8) save drowning man

Two eight-year-old boys in a young lifeguards training programme rescued a man from the ocean off Australia's east coast.

Jake Satherley and friend Spencer Jeams saw a middle-aged man in trouble on Sunday off Northcliffe beach, in Queensland state.

"We saw him put his hand up and saying, 'help, help', so we went over to him and pulled him on our board," Jake said. The boys are part of the under-14 lifeguard training programme at Northcliffe Life Saving Club.

Pupil attacked teen with bottle

A STUDENT, who attacked a teenage boy with a bottle has been remanded on bail pending sentence at the Dublin Children's Court.

The then 16-year-old defendant was with a group of 20 youths who had got involved in a fight on the Coast Road, in Malahide, in Dublin, on a date in January, 2008.

The now 18-year-old pleaded guilty yesterday before Judge Elizabeth McGrath to assault causing harm to the boy.

Judge McGrath adjourned sentencing until March. She also ordered the teenager to pay €1,500 in compensation.

Lloyd Webber had cancer op

Andrew Lloyd Webber said he had been successfully treated for prostate cancer.

The composer of The Phantom Of The Opera, Evita and Jesus Christ Superstar said he was now "fighting fit" after the operation to remove his prostate gland and treatment for an E coli infection. Lloyd Webber first revealed his thoughts in a health diary in a Sunday newspaper and later wrote on his own website.