A FORMER detective convicted of flashing his bum to undercover cops outside a public loo has been forced to quit his new teaching job.Mark Gifford, 44, resigned from his post coaching maths to school staff and parents after his indecency shame at a notorious dogging hotspot came to light.Now furious bosses at his employers Sumdog are demanding a probe into how he managed to secure his national training manager role, despite his arrest as part of a public sex sting operation.Last night a spokesman for the Edinburgh-based firm said: “We take this very seriously. Mark has resigned his employment with Sumdog with immediate effect.“We were not notified of any criminal convictions as part of the process of recruiting Mark.“We are therefore considering legal action against the recruitment consultancy involved.”It’s not known which company hired Gifford and no restriction was placed on the former cop regarding working with kids at the time of his … [Read more...] about Shamed ex-cop who flashed his bum outside East Lothian public loo forced to quit teaching job as furious bosses demand inquiry
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Need a new haversack? This was the place to go. How about a new uniform for the start of another school year? Pools Surplus Store stocked the lot. In fact, you could just about get anything you wanted at this Hartlepool favourite, according to some people. We dug out this 1969 photograph from our archives. More than 16,000 of you took a look, over 100 shared their memories and 160 liked the social media post. Dozens of you remembered trips to the shop. Tim Brown got all of his Brierton uniforms and sports kits there from 1974 onwards and added: “Especially remember the RAF surplus haversack.” Never mind hanging about in cafes and record shops - Pools Surplus for the really cool kids Neil Gibson New outfits for school were also memories for Denise Wain, Janice Standing, Veronica Butler, Philip Hope, Debbie Bell, Wendy Hogan, Gillian Burdis, Sue Rutherford and Stephen Swift. PE kits were the item of choice for Clare Parkinson and Doreen Knight, and a visit to the store … [Read more...] about Haversacks, PE kits and new school uniforms
TOBY Young is an outspoken journalist and columnist who has become one of the most vocal advocates of the free schools movement.The writer faced a backlash after being appointed to a role with a new university watchdog – here's the lowdown on him and why he resigned from his job...Toby Young was born in Buckinghamshire on October 17, 1963, the son of Labour peer Michael and radio producer Sasha Moorsom.Despite re-taking his O-Levels he gained a place to study PPE at Brasenose College, Oxford, and graduated with a First Class degree.In 1991, he co-founded the Modern Review magazine, whose motto was "low culture for highbrows", but closed it down in 1995 with the publication close to financial collapse.Young moved to New York to work for Vanity Fair, a tumultuous five-year period which inspired his memoir, How to Lose Friends & Alienate People, published in 2001.The book was later turned into a one-man play, which the author performed in himself, and later a feature film … [Read more...] about Who is Toby Young, what did he say in his Twitter comments and why has the free schools campaigner resigned from the university watchdog?
TOBY Young is an outspoken journalist and columnist who has become one of the most vocal advocates of the free schools movement.The writer faced a backlash after being appointed to a role with a new university watchdog – here's the lowdown on him and why he resigned from his job...Toby Young was born in Buckinghamshire on October 17, 1963, the son of Labour peer Michael and radio producer Sasha Moorsom.Despite re-taking his O-Levels he gained a place to study PPE at Brasenose College, Oxford, and graduated with a First Class degree.In 1991, he co-founded the Modern Review magazine, whose motto was "low culture for highbrows", but closed it down in 1995 with the publication close to financial collapse.Young moved to New York to work for Vanity Fair, a tumultuous five-year period which inspired his memoir, How to Lose Friends & Alienate People, published in 2001.The book was later turned into a one-man play, which the author performed in himself, and later a feature film … [Read more...] about Who is Toby Young, what did he say in his Twitter comments and why has the free schools campaigner stood down from university watchdog?
PUBLISHED: 10:00 08 January 2018 Julian Makey The Co-op could open its new store in Godmanchester in February. Central England Co-operative, which will operate the outlet, is advertising six full and part-time customer services assistant posts at its new site. The store is being built as part of the Bearscroft housing development of about 750 new homes and community facilities, located off the A1198. A spokesman for the Central England Co-operative said: “It is on the way. We are looking at opening in early February.” Details of exactly what the store will sell and how many staff it will employ in total remain sketchy, although the spokesman said it would be a convenience outlet with a sales area of about 3,000 sqm. The new store will have signs saying The Co-operative food and a planning application for its proposed signage has just been submitted to Huntingdonshire District Council. There is already a Co-op store in the middle of the town but the Central England … [Read more...] about Opening date for new town store confirmed
Downing Street has intervened in the bitter row over obscene tweets by Toby Young - the controversial new member of a universities watchdog. Number 10 sources last night said Theresa May found his online postings "distasteful" - and any repeat would be "incompatible" with his position on the board of the Office of Students. It comes after a blog and the Mail on Sunday unearthed a fresh sick tweet, allegedly by Mr Young, about starving children featured on Comic Relief. According to the newspaper, he joked about being sexually aroused by the African kids in the tweet - which threatens to derail his new role. The post from 2009 came when Simon Cowell was filmed in Kenya with children scavenging from a rubbish dump to survive. The pop mogul called it “hell on Earth”. A female Twitter user tweeted she had “gone through 5 boxes of Kleenex” watching the harrowing scenes. Minutes later, just after midnight, Young is alleged to have tweeted: “Me Too, I havn't … [Read more...] about Theresa May slams ‘disasteful’ tweets by Tory students tsar Toby Young after he ‘posted sick sexual joke about starving children’
As pupils return to classrooms across France here are some key figures that shed light on the French education system. Here's a closer look in numbers at the state of French schools at the start of the new school year. 12.4 million The total number of school kids this year. Of these, 6.81 million will be at primary school (école), 3.33 million at middle school (collèges), and 2.26 million at high school (lycée). 6,000 to 12,000 The average expenditure, in euros, for each student. This is broken down to €6,120 for those in primary school, €8,410 for middle schoolers, and from €11,190 to €12,230 for high schoolers. 861,000 The total number of teachers across the 63,600 schools in France. 190.24 The average cost, in euros, of a getting equipment for going back to school. This includes things like books, paper, and sport uniforms, noted the organisation Familles de France. 42,338 The number of new jobs in schools created since … [Read more...] about The French schools system: The key numbers
IT'S the end of August, which means the new school term is just around the corner.If you've got kids you're probably fully aware of this, as you're already have bought the new uniform, picked up this year's 'cool' backpack and probably listened to hours of whingeing from little ones who don't want to be back in the classroom.So of course, you might feel it's OK to share a little snap of your pride and joy in their brand new uniform.After all, who doesn't love a shot of a toddler looking super cute in an oversized blazer and knee socks?Well this guy, to be honest with you.He posted this shot on Imgur, and just in case you don't get the point of what he's saying he captioned it: "I don't give a damn about your kids going back to school!!!"OK, we think we get the message... especially thanks to the writing splashed across the photo.The guy's seen holding a sign which reads: "3,149th day of work."Under it he's written: "Everyone's posting pics of their kid's first day of school and I'm … [Read more...] about Are your kids heading back to school? This guy REALLY doesn’t care
A FATHER who confronted a 10-year-old after claiming the schoolboy had been bullying his children for more than a year has been slapped with a fine, now warning others against taking matters into their own hands.Christopher Cooper, 37, confronted the schoolboy he said had been bullying his 11-year-old daughter Millie and nine-year-old son Braiden at their new school, with the dad saying he encouraged his daughter to "knee him in the balls" after the family's appeals for help went unanswered by the school.Cooper, 37, claimed his children had been the victims of horrific bullying attacks, including one incident that saw his daughter pushed to the ground and her glasses broken.The bullying also left his son in hospital with a broken wrist with the dedicated dad saying his son had been making himself physically sick to avoid going to school.The father's social media post detailing the extensive bullying his children had experienced at North Walney Primary school … [Read more...] about Father who confronted his children’s 11-year-old bully outside of school slapped with fine and restraining order
As expected, Jose Manuel Durao Barroso gave meaty posts in the new European Commission to Germany, France and Britain. But he also handed some of the most influential jobs to some of the smallest countries. The distribution of key EU executive body posts between major economic powers, small nations and the new EU member states will be seen as pro-reform bias and an attempt to speed up the pace of European economic growth. "We must seek new high tech means to foster growth while maintaining our industrial base. Only by creating new jobs can we build on our successful European social model," Portugal's Barroso told the Associated Press. Germany's Günter Verheugen, who has held the post of commissioner for enlargement for the past five years and oversaw the enlargement of the European Union to 25 countries on May 1, will take over the newly-created portfolio of enterprise and industry. Chancellor Gerhard Schröder had been pushing for Verheugen to be given an important … [Read more...] about Barroso Hands Out New EU Commission Posts