To compensate, we've had a couple of family weekends and I have no doubt that, at some point in the future, a holiday will again be on the cards. But for now, he is doing his own thing. And with my middle son having just completed his Leaving Cert, I'm thankful that he and his younger brother (14) are coming away with us as who knows what next year will bring. But deciding whether or not to allow your teen to opt out of the family holiday can cause tension - as mother of three children aged 16, 14 and 11, Dubliner Anne Hassett can attest to. "When I was booking the family holiday, my eldest daughter said she didn't want to come, but I included her anyway as I figured once it was all arranged, it would be fine," she says. "But she is kicking up such a fuss and literally refusing to come. "Every day, we have arguments about it, with plenty of door slamming and tears. My husband says I should just allow her to stay at one of her friends' houses for the fortnight as he believes she will … [Read more...] about Holiday blues: How to cope when the kids ditch the family trip
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Surrey 25 June 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-surrey-48722609 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel A man was stabbed 18 times on a train in front of his 14-year-old son after a "heated argument" over blocking the aisle, the Old … [Read more...] about Accused ‘stabbed man over train aisle row’
SIMON Cowell is sitting on a beach in Mexico with a plate full of steamed vegetables in front of him. The sausage rolls, hamburgers and his favourite jam tarts, that until now were prepared by his personal chefs wherever he went, are nowhere to be seen. But this is the new Cowell — a recently converted vegan, working normal-ish office hours, much lighter and preparing for the reality that this year he turns 60. Summing up his new appearance in his usual modest fashion, he tells me: “If I was on a one to ten scale of being handsome, I was an eight and now I’ve gone to an 11.” But there is a serious motivation behind such a dramatic lifestyle change, of course. The horrific fall on his stairs in the middle of the night in October 2017 — which saw him rushed to hospital amid an unhealthy lifestyle where he lived “like a vampire” by staying awake each day until 8am — prompted serious soul-searching. A doctor eventually told Simon earlier this … [Read more...] about Meat-loving Simon Cowell reveals he’s gone VEGAN as he turns 60 this year
PUBLISHED: 10:43 16 April 2019 Franki Berry Dr Stephen Jones used to teach at St Columba's College. picture supplied A former St Albans teacher who had an inappropriate relationship with a pupil has been barred from the profession. Dr Stephen Jones was first employed in the early 2000s as an RE teacher at St Columba's College and by 2013 he was assistant deputy headmaster (pastoral) and part of the senior leadership team.However, in 2015 complaints arose against Dr Jones and he was dismissed without paid notice.The problems came from his relationship with three anonymous pupils - coined A, B and C - which the school found to be platonic but “inappropriate”. A Teaching Regulation Agency (TRA) panel was presented with the case, witnesses and evidence to decide if Dr Jones should be barred at a hearing from March 18 to 26 at the Coventry University Technology Park. The former teacher was not present or represented at the hearing.It heard that Dr … [Read more...] about Professional conduct panel bans former St Albans teacher after ‘inappropriate’ platonic relationship with pupil
A bold question indeed...and one I’m not altogether comfortable posing, for fear of disrespecting those who have worn the blue and white with distinction over the years. But it’s been something I’ve been mulling over for a good while now.And with every passing week, I’m finding it harder and harder to mount a case against.First things first, let’s get one thing crystal clear: I’m not saying Reece James is the greatest player ever to play for the club.That would be a monumental insult to the likes Arjan de Zeeuw, Andy Liddell, Emmerson Boyce, Roberto Martinez, Graeme Jones to name just five.Genuine Latics legends, on and off the field, for a sustained period of time, who deserve to be revered for as long as the club is in existence.I’m talking specifically about being the finest footballer, in terms of ability, quality, raw talent.I’ve always put forward Antonio Valencia as the ‘best’ player I’ve seen in a Latics … [Read more...] about Could Reece James be the finest player ever to turn out for Wigan Athletic?