A HEADTEACHER made famous by a hit reality TV show has resigned after claiming he was the victim of a “personal vendetta”. Educating Greater Manchester star Drew Povey gave his notice after claiming the uncertainty around his position was hurting the school. Mr Povey was the star of the 2017 fly-on-the-wall documentary filmed at Harrop Fold School in Little Hulton, Salford, Gtr Manchester. But in July he and three other staff members were sent home following an investigation into allegations that children were removed from the school register - a practice known as 'off-rolling'. This could potentially give the impression that the school is performing better than it is, if children expected to do poorly academically are taken off the register. Mr Povey denied doing anything wrong and added that Harrop Fold has a non-exclusion policy and often takes pupils expelled from other schools. In his resignation letter, Mr Povey offered to work two days a week for free at Harrop Fold … [Read more...] about Inspirational Educating Greater Manchester headteacher Drew Povey QUITS claiming ‘personal vendetta’ drove him out
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Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) is to close 54 more branches across England and Wales, with the loss of almost 260 jobs. 15 of the branches facing the axe are in Greater Manchester and Cheshire. The lender, still 62 per cent owned by the taxpayer, said the move was linked to it not having to sell its Williams & Glyn business. It has branches in close proximity to each other and is seeking to reduce overlap. Royal Bank of Scotland has been branded "utterly disgusting" after announcing plans to swing the axe on another set of branches. Only four months ago the bank announced plans to close 162 branches with the loss of almost 800 jobs, including 31 of the branches in Greater Manchester and Cheshire . Full list of branches marked for closure in Greater Manchester and Cheshire: Leigh - 30 January 2019 Manchester Droylsden - 30 January 2019 Radcliffe - 16 January 2019 Bolton Harwood - 23 January 2019 Altrincham - 17 January 2019 Romiley - 16 January 2019 Shaw - 28 January 2019 Atherton - … [Read more...] about RBS to close 15 branches in Greater Manchester and Cheshire
A Lancaster bomber will be flying over part of Greater Manchester on Sunday afternoon. The RAF's Battle of Britain Memorial Flight will fly over City Airport, Eccles, at around 4.55pm on Sunday. The flight has been organised as part of a number of a community event taking place at the aerodrome today. The airport, on Liverpool Road, is holding a family fun day and dog show in conjunction with Reach Sled Dogs Charity. At around 3.30pm City Airport tweeted: "We’ve had confirmation that the @RAFBBMF Lancaster is airborne and heading our way!" The airport says the exact timing of the flight will be 4.54pm. This could change depending on weather and air traffic. The Royal Air Force Battle of Britain Memorial Flight operates from RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire. Flown by regular serving RAF Aircrew, the Flight operates six Spitfires, two Hurricane Mk 2Cs, a Lancaster as well as a C47 Dakota and two Chipmunk aircraft. We would love to see your pictures of the Lancaster. Tweet us … [Read more...] about A Lancaster bomber will be flying over Greater Manchester on Sunday afternoon
It’s the perfect Georgian property. Four floors of restored splendour just ten minutes from Manchester city centre with enough space to accommodate a football team in Premiership comfort. And it has to be one of the poshest Airbnb in town . The house sits on The Crescent right opposite Salford University and is managed by Michael Finn who lives just round the corner. He said: “Although it’s on a main road many people don’t actually know it is here. They think it is part of the university not a private house.” The property had been used as offices by Salford Council for many years and Michael had watched the previous owners restore it to its original glory over four years. He said: “They were an incredibly talented couple with an eye for design and went through it with painstaking detail bringing it back to how it should be and it was a labour of love over several years. “But it was a huge project and when it came onto the market I went … [Read more...] about Is this Greater Manchester’s poshest Airbnb?
The head of the fire service at the time of Manchester Arena bombing says he will ‘always regret’ the delay in firefighters attending the aftermath of the atrocity - but has laid the blame at the door of the police. Peter O’Reilly was chief fire officer at Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) on May 22 last year, when 22 people were murdered and hundreds more injured. Firefighters only attended the scene more than two hours after the attack - even though crews heard the blast and were stationed just half a mile away. A report prepared by Lord Kerslake, published in March, was critical of the fire service’s response after the blast, describing the failure by those at the top of the organisation as ‘extraordinary’ and ‘incredible.’ Dawn Docx, the interim chief fire officer of GMFRS, who replaced Mr O’Reilly, later apologised unreservedly for the failures under the previous leadership. But Belfast-born Mr O’Reilly, … [Read more...] about Former Greater Manchester fire chief blames police for brigade’s delayed response to the Arena attack