FOOTAGE of a fuming bus driver shoving a 15-year-old boy has surfaced online, splitting opinion as to who was in the wrong. The video, shot near Balby in Doncaster, shows a heated argument erupt between the irate driver and one of his teenage passengers. The youngster calls the older man a pr*ck before he gets aggressively shoved off the bus. The driver even calls him “fat boy” before turning round to go back to his seat. The footage was posted to a Facebook site, alongside the question "Who’s in the right here, the mouthy kid or the aggressive Doncaster bus driver?" As the video starts, the driver is heard to say “I’ll smash your f****** face in.” He then pushes the youngster away from the entrance to the bus and adds: “F****** toerag.” The kid replies: “What you doing? How old are you? I’m 15.” “Don’t call me a pr***,” the driver says before the boy repeats: “I’m 15.” The older man … [Read more...] about Driver shoves boy, 15, off bus after teen called him a ‘p***k’ – so who’s in the wrong?
Life by Press Association October 4, 2018, 11:55 am FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter The Manchester skyline, a love affair in Cornwall and seal pups in north Lincolnshire are among 12 distinctly regional images conjured up by a selection of poems published to celebrate National Poetry Day. Poets from the dozen BBC broadcast regions submitted works inspired by local life and scenery to the corporation’s Local Poets initiative, with one being chosen from each area. One poem from the collection, which includes efforts from the Young Poet Laureate for London, Momtaza Mehri, Portsmouth’s Abigail Parry and Cambridgeshire’s John Clegg, will be broadcast on each of the BBC’s regional stations on Thursday. This year’s theme, Change, led amateur and professional poets to pen poems about trees slung with trainers in Brighton and the disappearance of the Geordie word “muckle”, which means … [Read more...] about Manchester skyline and number 98 bus celebrated in poems
A 37-year-old Northampton mother says her family has not visited the town in nearly two months ever since they lost a vital bus service. Michelle Robinson used to catch the No 19 Violet Uno bus from home on Kingsley Road to visit friends, go shopping and take her son swimming.But since the bus' route was cut to omit her road in early August, she says she and her family have been stuck in the house.Sign the Chronicle & Echo's petition to reinstate the No 19 Violet Uno bus on its original route once an hour.She said: "We have been majorly affected by the loss of these buses as we don't drive."We used to take our little boy swimming every week. But we can't do that anymore. Taxis in Northampton are too expensive and would cost us over £10 a trip anytime we go anywhere."It has had such an impact on me as I suffer from arthritis. Even if there is a bus stop half a mile away [in Kingsley Park Terrace] it's too far."Any form of reinstatement would be very helpful."She is just … [Read more...] about Plight of residents hit by cut to vital Northampton bus service shared in letters of support for Chronicle campaign
0 Post a comment Thursday, 6 September 2018 - Transport by GEM Staff Reporter - GEM Reporter @twitter.com/gem_news [email protected] Transport campaigners are delighted that the 98 bus service which runs from Highlight Park to King Square via Morrisons will see an increase in journeys for a trial period. Local residents praised Mr Elwyn Toozer for fighting a tireless five-year campaign for the improved service. During that time, he has liaised with Cardiff Bus, the Vale Council and local politicians, and contacted the press to keep the story in the public eye.Residents will now have more flexibility in attending appointments, going to community clubs and shopping in Barry. The trial service started on Monday, September 3.Mr Toozer said he hoped it would herald a brighter future for public transport in the town.“I am very pleased that this outcome has been achieved and if this trial period proves successful, the campaign will continue to reinstate the … [Read more...] about Five year bus campaign celebrates new trial service
Gower College Swansea had a very successful A-level results day. After an incredible set of A-level results, over 1,000 Gower College Swansea students are set to progress to university this September. Almost 200 of these students are heading to some of the best universities in the UK - including Oxford, Cambridge, Edinburgh, Imperial College London, Bristol, Exeter and the London School of Economics. The overall A-level pass rate at Gower College Swansea was 98% with 1827 separate exam entries. Of these passes, 1518 were at the higher grades of A*- C (almost 10% above Welsh average), 1066 were at grades A*- B and 516 were at grades A*- A. These are all strong increases on their 2017 results. The overall pass rate at AS Level was 93% with 1958 of those passes being grades A-C and 1364 being grades A-B again, all increases on 2017 results. There were 2853 separate exam entries for AS. With the vocational results, the overall pass rate for Level 3 BTEC was 97% with 229 students achieving … [Read more...] about Top results for Gower College Swansea as 98% pass A-level exams