DAVID Beckham could appear in court for allegedly using a mobile phone while driving his Bentley. The charge comes fewer than eight weeks after a speeding rap against him was dismissed on a technicality. Former England skipper Becks, 43, is said to have been spotted making a call in his £200,000 motor in November by an onlooker who called police. It is understood CCTV footage of the alleged incident in central London has been obtained. The case is set to go before Bromley magistrates in South London on March 19. He has the option of admitting the alleged offence by letter or contesting the charge at a public hearing. Dad-of-four Beckham, worth more than £300 million, faces six points on his licence and a £2,000 fine if convicted.BECKS APPEAL But far more damaging in financial terms would be the prospect of another huge dent in his public image. If there is a hearing he will not have to attend and could leave it to his lawyer to defend him — as he did with his … [Read more...] about David Beckham could face court after ‘being spotted using his mobile phone while driving his £200k Bentley’
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0 Have your say SCHOOLS Minister Nick Gibb has called for mobile phones to be banned in schools. “While this is clearly a matter for the head teacher, my own view is that schools should ban their pupils from bringing smartphones into school or into the classroom,” he said. My initial reaction to the suggestion was, fine, but how about Mr Gibb putting his own house in order, or rather his own House – the House of Commons – by advocating a total ban on smartphones and their use there too. It always seems to me to be the height of ignorance to see MPs texting on their phones while other Members are delivering speeches, or even just asking questions, to which they should be paying 100 per cent attention. Even when the Prime Minister is on her feet speaking to the House, there are MPs busily texting or tweeting – it’s just plain rude and bad manners. Whilst Nick Gibb’s statement possibly reflected current efforts to try to … [Read more...] about Neil McNicholas: Let’s extend any mobile phone ban at schools to our MPs – and Parliament
THE war to keep students' attentions on the lesson and off their phones may be over, after the school minister took aim at mobiles in schools. Here's what you need to know about the potential ban... Are mobile phones going to be banned in schools? There are no official government plans in place yet to ban phones wholesale from schools. Any school has the authority to ban phones on their premises. Government policy currently is that it's up to the headmaster to decide. But the National Association of Head Teachers has said banning pupils from taking a mobile phone to school can be counterproductive. MISSING ORGANS Man who died in Mexico flown home 'without a brain, stomach or heart' SNOWED IN Brits brace for coldest night of winter TONIGHT as -16C snow bomb sparks chaos MURDER MYSTERY Man arrested after OAP found dead at home and neighbours heard 'knocking' PAWS FOR THOUGHT Dog owners warned as pooch's paws are BURNED off after walk on icy grass Townsville floods - what are the latest … [Read more...] about Are mobile phones going to be banned in schools and what has Minister Nick Gibb said about the potential ban?
THE EU has given a green light to Brits getting visa-free travel to the continent - even after a no-deal Brexit. Here's what else you need to know as the UK enters the final countdown... How will Brexit affect UK travel? On February 1, EU ambassadors agreed to allow UK citizens visa-free travel to Europe, with or without a withdrawal agreement. They said Brits travelling to the borderless Schengen area should be granted this for a temporary stay - defined as 90 in any 180 days. European Parliament - who supported visa-free travel even after Brexit - are now set to pass the agreement into legislation. But Brits will have to pay around £6 to visit Europe after Brexit, say EU chiefs. The plan, drawn up by Jean-Claude Juncker and Commission pals, applies to anyone aged 18 to 70, with a pass lasting three years. The charge for a visa waiver will apply whether or not the UK leaves Brussels with a deal. However they won't come into force until 2021. Travellers pay £6 and consent to … [Read more...] about How will Brexit affect UK travel? From visas to mobile phone roaming traffic delays at the Eurotunnel
A popular fast food restaurant in Hartlepool’s Middleton Grange shopping centre is undergoing a ‘digital transformation’. A month-long refurbishment of McDonald’s in the central square will see new technology installed so customers can order food on their mobile phones. New seating and a number of self-order kiosks will also be added to help cut queues.Franchise holder Jasper Maudsley said the investment will create five new jobs.Jasper, who employs over 850 staff across the Tyne and Wear, County Durham and Hartlepool areas, said of the new changes: “We’re excited to undertake this digital makeover, and proud to be able to offer customers more choice as to how they enjoy their McDonald’s experience with new digital features. “McDonald’s is committed to harnessing digital innovation to provide our customers with the food they want, when and how they want it, as seen with the addition of mobile ordering. Being in such a busy … [Read more...] about Refurbishment of Hartlepool McDonald’s will allow you to order on your mobile phone