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The Union flag will keep flying outside a Johnson Fold home after a dad-of-five won a patriotic battle with his landlords. Paul Rushton featured was told in August by Bolton At Home to take down flags that had been flying outside his house in Hollin Hey Road. The news prompted outrage after the letter he received was seen on Facebook by hundreds of people. But now Mr Rushton has been told he can keep his flagpole and flags. He said: “The big bosses came down and apologies to me, they said I was the only person to receive the letter. “They did a quick survey of the flagpole and said it was...Read more
A 47-year-old caretaker obsessed throwing extravagant parties has just become the coolest kid in school by building a giant pirate ship in his back garden. Tim Jones can now make troublesome guests walk the plank on his 25ft creation which he built himself and takes up half of his garden. He has been throwing themed birthday parties for years - he has treated friends to a Medieval banquet, Mexican barbecue and 1940s-style ball in the past. But this year he has really had to put all hands on deck. The huge ship comes complete with rigging, a classic Jolly Rodger and a 25ft high...Read more
I loved my life in the army but being a caretaker is a fantastic job as well. After finishing a proud army career recently, Retford's Paul Thompson says he is enjoying life on civvy street with his new battalion – the children of Ordsall Primary School. Paul rose to the rank of Sergeant Major in the Staffordshire Regiment, serving all over the world in major conflicts. Now back home in Retford, he can spend more time with his family and has immersed himself in his role as Ordsall Primary School's caretaker. Born in Northern Ireland, Paul is from an army family. His dad Les served with the Royal...Read more
Tributes have been paid to father-of-two Albert Kane, caretaker of Coleraine High School, who was tragically killed when a digger bucket fell and fatally injured him, whilst he was helping to carry out repair work at a quarry on Saturday morning. Coleraine High School Prinicpal, Mrs Anne Bell described Mr Kane as her ‘right hand man’. Paying tribute, she said: “Albert was my right hand man, we met first thing in the morning, and then last thing at night before we locked up. He will be missed by the whole school community. He never made a decision without running it past me first. You can...Read more
Thieves smashed their way into a school which provides education to some of the most vulnerable young people in Walsall before stealing £3,000 worth of iPads. The Shepwell School, in Willenhall, had received a delivery of 15 devices just two days before the sickening incident, which occurred just minutes after the school’s caretaker had closed the site for the day. It is believed thieves scaled an eight-foot high metal fence and prised open a window using a crowbar, which set off security alarms. They then swiped all of the unopened iPads before making a swift getaway from the Bilston Lane...Read more
Results for 15-year-olds soar after policy change and the overall A* to C rate also increases. GCSE results out today show a rise in standards after thousands more pupils took their exams this year at the right time, School Reform Minister Nick Gibb said. Congratulating pupils and teachers for their hard work and results, Nick Gibb pointed to a 40% drop in the number of entries by pupils aged 15 or under - before most have studied GCSE courses for the full 2 years. The results also show that the early entry change has had a dramatic effect on standards, with 19% of 15-year-olds...Read more