TALK about Scrooge – a headmaster in Kent has barred teachers and pupils from talking about Christmas, says the Daily Mirror.
Jane Porter, head of Whitehill School in Gravesend, threatened to cut playtime privileges if children mention it before Advent began. She claimed the meaning of Christmas was lost if it was celebrated early.
OUR members of parliament should really know better...
Government Sports Minister Helen Grant fluffed her lines badly when she was subjected to a surprise TV quiz, reports the Daily Mirror.
COUNCILS across the land are under pressure to cut costs and it now seems that spending a penny in a public loo may become more difficult.
For a story in the Daily Express reveals that in the past three years, 13.5 per cent of public toilets have been cut by local authorities trying to save cash.
THE things people get up to … according to the Daily Mirror, a community maze in the Welsh seaside resort of Aberystwyth is to be locked at night after naked revellers used it as a party venue.
The maze, which cost £5,000 and consists of 720 separate waist-high wooden posts linked by one mile of rope threaded between them, had previously been likened to a military memorial in the Somme.
News Round Up
by Patrick O'Connor
WHAT name do you give to a day-old baby girl found abandoned in a plastic bag in a park? Why Jade of course, after the nine year old German Shepherd dog which helped save her.
The Daily Star reports that dog owner Roger Wilday and Jade discovered the baby in Marlborough House Community Park in the Stetchford area of Birmingham.