Most of us want to thank our kids' teachers for the hard work they've put in over the year. Our admiration for them knows no bounds - who else wants to be faced with 26 six-year-olds every morning? I don't! But if you're anything like me, the last thing you want to do is to buy them something they don't want or need or that will be shoved in the back of the cupboard because the teacher is too polite to 'regift', pass to a charity shop or simply bin! I have a lot of friends who are teachers so I carried out a straw poll on the best and worst gifts they've ever received. I wasn't surprised to hear that mugs and keyrings are a popular choice among parents but that there is a point where you just have TOO MANY of them. But I was surprised to hear that one friend was given a pair of lacy knickers in a presentation box as a gift. "Yes, it was a single mummy who bought it for me, but I was still a bit shocked!" she said. Another thanks her lucky stars she'd been off sick for a term when her … [Read more...] about What do you buy for your kids’ teachers?
The chief executive of Derby’s Rolls-Royce has been ranked as one of the top 10 best bosses in the UK - by his own workers. carried out by jobs site Glassdoor. It is the first time he has made it into the top ten. Rolls-Royce currently employs around 14,000 people across its civil aerospace and defence divisions. In the survey, some 97 per cent of employees approved of Mr East. Read More More Rolls-Royce news … [Read more...] about Rolls-Royce chief named as one of UK’s best bosses by workers
A body has been found in the Kilpatrick Hills in search for missing Glasgow dad Stephen McPhail. Stephen, 43, known as Stef, vanished at around 8.20am on Saturday morning in Drumry Road East - in the Drumchapel area of the city. His shattered issued desperate pleas for his safe return home and his daughters posted messages saying: "Come home dad, we need you". However officers confirmed the tragic discovery near Loch Humphrey this morning. A spokesman said: "Police Scotland can confirm around 2.35 pm on Tuesday, June 18, the body of a man was found in woodland near to Loch Humphrey, West Dunbartonshire. "A formal identification has still to take place however officers believe the man to be 43-year-old Stephen McPhail, who was last seen walking on Great Western Road towards Dumbarton, on Saturday, June 15. "His family has been informed and a report will be prepared for the Procurator Fiscal. "There are no suspicious circumstances around the death." … [Read more...] about Body found in Kilpatrick Hills in search for missing dad
Cafés and restaurants around Chichester recently played host to more than 150 bridge players during a special day of competition and fundraising. The Café Bridge event, organised by Chichester Bridge Club and Victor Lesk, welcomed 160 competitors from all over the South. The event has been sold out for months with many competitors waitlisted, and some pairs had to be disappointed on the day as all 160 entrants turned up.After registering in the Assembly Rooms on the day, competitors went on to play 25 hands of bridge in at least five of the ten venues covering the event. The locations taking part in Café Bridge were Ask Italian, Pizza Express, Carluccio’s, Cloister’s Café, Little London Café, Bill’s, The Chantry, Wildwood, The Buttery, and Brasserie Blanc. Scoring for this complex event was done by computer at the Assembly Rooms with the result for every hand played during the day arriving via smartphones.The competition was closely fought … [Read more...] about Bridge event raises thousands for St Wilfrid’s
A pedestrian has been taken to hospital after getting caught up in a collision involving "a number of cars" in Kirkby. The incident happened this morning (June 19) at about 8.30am on Sutton Road, outside Ashfield Fire Station. The crash involved a number of vehicles and the pedestrian, who was taken to hospital with injuries which are not thought to be life-threatening.A police spokesman said: "Officers from Nottinghamshire Police were called just before 8.30am today (June 19) after reports of a collision outside Ashfield Fire Station on Sutton Road, Kirkby."A number of cars and a pedestrian were involved in the incident. The pedestrian was taken to hospital with injuries which are not thought to be life-threatening or life-altering." 'Delinquent' throws scooter off bridge and hits Audi on A38 in Derbyshire … [Read more...] about Pedestrian hospitalised in crash outside Ashfield Fire Station