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The second annual State of the Nation Report which is published and laid before Parliament today from the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission (SMCP), shows that Britain is on the brink of becoming a permanently divided nation. The Report says that while a strong economic recovery and a record number of people in work are welcome, the social recovery needed to get Britain back on track to abolish child poverty has not happened. Instead it predicts 2020 is set to mark the end of the first decade since records began without a fall in absolute poverty. The Report...Read more
There have been a number of letters lately from correspondents commenting on the politics of austerity, the inequality of the North-South divide, the receipt of benefit payments and out of touch MPs of all political persuasions. Here is a current extract from the T&A for a job in Bradford. “School Caretaker - Bradford. Salary: £0.93-£1.20 per hour. Candidate will have previous experience in school caretaker/maintenance role. Shift patterns may be split, access to a car would be an advantage. Responsibilities: Key holding; carrying out security procedures for buildings and grounds; opening...Read more
An e-cigarette exploded at a primary school in south London today, setting fire to the caretaker's office. Investigators believe the e-cigarette was being charged using a computer and the wrong type of adapter. Around 320 staff and students were forced to evacuate the building at around 9:45 this morning on Wyvil Road in Lambeth. No-one was injured. The London Fire Brigade said "It’s extremely important the correct type of charger is used with e-cigarettes and other electrical products to prevent fires from starting, and never leave items like e-cigs on charge overnight while you’re...Read more
Police are investigating after the body of 54-year-old site manager Andy Gibson was found in a basement room at the Bluecoat School in Wavertree on Wednesday afternoon. The force say the death is being treated as unexplained. A letter sent home to parents from headteacher Debbie Silcock said: “I am very sorry to have to inform you that our site manager Mr Andy Gibson was found dead today in tragic circumstances on the school premises.”She said the school expressed their heartfelt sympathy to the family of Mr Gibson. A police spokesman said officers were called to the grammar...Read more
A Derbyshire school has been prosecuted for safety failings after a pupil’s grandmother fell off the side of an unguarded staircase. Southern Derbyshire Magistrates’ Court today (2 Oct) heard 68-year-old Christine Bywater had been at Repton School watching her grandson play football. She had gone to the pavilion for refreshments with the rest of her family but on leaving the building by the outside steps, she lost her balance when she moved from a wooden staircase to a stone one. Mrs Bywater, of Shrewsbury, fell over the parapet on the stone staircase to the ground some two metres below and...Read more
A young girl was attacked by a dog outside St James' Primary School in Bransholme. The attack, which took place on Monday morning just outside St James' Primary School, was witnessed by a woman, whose nine-year-old son attends the Dorchester Road school. The concerned woman, who has asked not to be named, contacted the Mail over claims both the police and council's dog warden were informed of what had happened, but did not act quickly enough. The woman said: "I was taking my little boy to breakfast club, it was around 8.10am, when I noticed a loose Rottweiler. The school's...Read more