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A married School Caretaker has avoided jail despite trying to order a 12-year-old girl for sex off a notorious paedophile. Dad-of-three Joseph Hart was arranging with convicted child sex offender Darren Leggett, who he met through a website, to pay £100-an-hour for the girl. The deal, for the girl to be sent to him, was being negotiated by text message and was at an early stage but was smashed after police intercepted the messages. Officers then raided vile pervert Hart’s Bolton home in May 2012. He was immediately suspended from his job at Chorley New Road Primary School - and has now been...Read more
A grandad has sold his home of over 40 years for demolition because he was so fed up at being flooded by a Stockton beck. The Environment Agency confirmed it has bought the house next to Brown’s Bridge on Bishopton Road, which overlooks Lustrum Beck. The agency will now press ahead with demolishing the house as part of its £2.8m Stockton flood defence scheme. The house belonged to Joe Clay, who in the devastating floods of September 2012 told the Gazette a lifetime’s worth of memories had been wiped out because flood defences were not put in place. Joe, a retired school...Read more
The Education Committee says that competition from the academy model may be driving improvement in English schools, as it publishes its Academies and free schools report. The Academies Programme has introduced healthy competition that may have helped drive improvement in English schools since 2010, say MPs, but the Department for Education must become more open about how it runs the programme and give Ofsted full powers to inspect academy chains. Launching a report of a recent inquiry into Academies & Free Schools, Graham Stuart, Chair of Education Committee said today...Read more
Teachers and pupils at two East Sussex schools are celebrating after receiving a glowing report from Ofsted inspectors. Northiam Church of England Primary School, near Rye, and Meridian Community Primary School, in Peacehaven, were both judged by the education watchdog as requiring special measures in 2013. Following their latest Ofsted inspections, both have now been taken out of special measures and are recognised as ‘good’ schools overall, with Northiam scooping an ‘outstanding’ rating for behaviour and safety. Both schools were judged as good for quality of teaching...Read more
Staff and pupils have been left “upset and disappointed” after thieves stole mountain bikes from their school’s PE department. Police are appealing for information after 12 bikes were stolen from the grounds of Bishopsgarth School in Stockton. They were taken from the Harrowgate Lane site some time between last Friday and Monday this week. Eight black and red Giant Talon mountain bikes and four white Giant Yukon mountain bikes - worth a total of more than £4,000 - were taken from a garage at the back of the school’s PE department. Headteacher Mike Henderson said it was only...Read more
The Caretakers' Website is privileged to be permitted by Nick Austin to provide its reader to view the Landscape HD channel. And now, for the first time, you can enjoy it in 720p splendour. The Landscape Channel was first broadcast on ASTRA satellite in 1987. Set up by Nick Austin, founder of the Beggars Banquet record label, it is a music television channel for the otherwise unexploited classical and instrumental music genres. Using language-less programming the channel creates quality music videos that showcase the beauty of the natural and man-made world, under the...Read more