A former scout leader and teacher has been jailed after being found guilty of sexually abusing three boys over a 16-year period. Peter Wells of Sheldon Close, Cheshunt, was convicted on Tuesday, November 27, of seven counts of indecent assault and five counts of gross indecency following a two-week trial at Wood Green Crown Court. His victims were aged between eight and 13 years old when the offences took place from 1974 to 1992. The court heard that Wells, now 72, carried out the sexual abuse when he was employed as a teacher at Keble Preparatory school in Enfield, when he was a Scout leader within the district of Edmonton in the 1970s, and also as an athletics coach for Enfield and Haringey Athletics. An investigation was launched in March 2017 by detectives in the Met’s Child Abuse and Sexual Offences (CASO) unit after one of the victims reported the incidents to the police. Police enquiries revealed two other victims who were also approached and willing to assist police in … [Read more...] about Scout leader and teacher jailed for sexually abusing three boys
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PADDY Ashdown is a former Liberal Democrat leader and intelligence officer. But when did he resign, who is his wife, and where was he an MP for? Who is Paddy Ashdown? Paddy Ashdown is a British politician and former leader of the Liberal Democrats. Lord Ashdown, a special forces and intelligence veteran, was the first leader of the Lib Dems, from 1988 to 1999. After retiring as MP for Yeovil, he was the de facto governor of Bosnia for four years, overseeing the country's peace treaty. He is now a member of the House of Lords but remains close to the Lib Dem leadership and was a senior figure in the pro-EU campaign. When did Paddy Ashdown resign as Lib Dem leader? Paddy Ashdown resigned as Lib Dem leader in August 1999 after 11 years in the role. He was succeeded by Charles Kennedy, who died in 2015. He stepped down as MP for Yeovil in June 2001. He famously vowed to "eat his hat" if an exit poll preducting a Lib Dem wipe-out in the 2015 election was accurate. OLD SCHOOL School reports … [Read more...] about When did Paddy Ashdown resign as Lib Dem leader and who is his wife Jane?
Women leaders are drastically less advantaged by going to Oxbridge or by their educational background than male counterparts and are instead judged on their personality, new research has found. A report by Thomas International – which specialises in people assessments – found age and education could predict 25 per cent of the reason why a man was in a senior role, while personality and emotional intelligence accounted for 10 per cent. But for women, the reverse was true, with age and education only 10 per cent of the reason why they had rose to the top, and 25 per cent due to their personality and emotional intelligence. Study age and education are therefore 150 per cent more likely to predict why a man is a senior leader in comparison to a woman. While the in-depth research found that women are judged more on their personality, it also revealed they are far more harshly scrutinised than men – with it being difficult to get ahead if their … [Read more...] about Oxbridge education less of an advantage for women leaders and instead judged on personality, research finds
Girl Guide leader and church youth worker Cheryl Turner has been named as the latest winner of Nottinghamshire County Council’s Community Heroes award.The 29-year-old, from Bowbridge Road, Newark, spends countless hours a week volunteering.This involves being a Guide leader at 2nd Balderton Guides, she is also a Sunday School teacher at St Leonard's Church on Lincoln Road, as well as church social secretary and general church youth worker.She also links her Guides group into volunteering for where she works at the Canal and River Trust.Cheryl has been selected as the latest community hero by county council chairman, councillor Mrs Sue Saddington.The awards celebrate and recognise the efforts of unsung community heroes who do outstanding work in their local area.Mrs Saddington had to choose from around 20 nominees and was impressed by the efforts that Cheryl puts in to support young people in her community.Cheryl said: “I love what I do as it helps to make a difference to … [Read more...] about Girl Guide leader and church youth worker is latest county Community Hero award winner
Nelson McCausland: Church leaders must follow the example set by Rabbi Sacks and challenge the evil in our midst BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Morgan Phillips, a former Welsh miner who was general secretary of the Labour Party in the 1950s, is reported to have said that the Labour Party owed more to Methodism than to Marxism. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/opinion/columnists/nelson-mccausland/nelson-mccausland-church-leaders-must-follow-the-example-set-by-rabbi-sacks-and-challenge-the-evil-in-our-midst-37287751.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article37287747.ece/32e5c/AUTOCROP/h342/POLITICS%20%2019.jpg Email Morgan Phillips, a former Welsh miner who was general secretary of the Labour Party in the 1950s, is reported to have said that the Labour Party owed more to Methodism than to Marxism. That may have been true at one time and, of course, the Tolpuddle Martyrs, who were early trade unionists, were led by a Methodist local preacher. However, today the dominance … [Read more...] about Nelson McCausland: Church leaders must follow the example set by Rabbi Sacks and challenge the evil in our midst