The new headteacher of Harrogate Grammar School has been revealed by governors, ahead of September 2019 when they will officially become the ninth head in the history of the school. It was announced today (Tuesday, January 15) by the Governing Body, that while current headteacher Richard Sheriff will continue his work as CEO of the Red Kite Learning Trust, he will step down after 12 years of service at the school and be succeeded by Associate Headteacher, Neil Renton. Body found in Harrogate: Police called out to BiltonDuring his time at the school Mr Renton has held the position of Deputy Headteacher. He is said to have 'demonstrated his outstanding capabilities in his leadership of the Sixth Form and played a very significant role in the overall success' of HGS,' according to the school.Paul Cotton, Chair of Governors, said “The Governors are delighted to be able to appoint someone of Mr Renton’s abilities and experience to this vital role. We look forward to working … [Read more...] about Harrogate Grammar School: Governors reveal new headteacher
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Supermodel Twiggy, Python Michael Palin and England manager Gareth Southgate are among more than 1,000 people awarded in the New Year Honours 2019. The list celebrates heroes - from 43 responders to terror attacks, to the divers who stunned the world in the Thai cave rescue. But there are also awards for Dark Knight director Christopher Nolan, Downton Abbey's Jim Carter and authors Philip Pullman and Margaret Atwood. And a cronyism row is set to brew after Theresa May rewarded big business chiefs who just happen to back her Brexit deal. There are plenty of famous faces in the honours list - but far more people who quietly work away at doing good for their communities. So to honour them all, we’ve reproduced the list in full - and highlights - below. New Year Honours 2019 in numbers Overall, 1,148 recipients are named in the 2019 New Year list. That includes the 43 people recognised for their acts responding to the terror attacks in Manchester and London in 2017. Some 544 women … [Read more...] about New Year Honours list 2019 in full
Monty Python star and travel documentary maker Michael Palin, 1960s supermodel Twiggy, and acclaimed filmmaker Christopher Nolan have joined a long list of stars from the world of entertainment, sports and the arts to be honoured by the Queen. See the full Welsh list here They are joined in the 2019 New Year Honours List by three British divers who have been awarded MBEs for helping to save a youth football team trapped inside a flooded cave in Thailand during the summer. Four other British cave divers involved in the operation are also receiving civilian gallantry awards for exceptional bravery protecting others. The 2019 New Year Honours List has 1,148 recipients which also includes 43 people recognised for their acts responding to the terror attacks in Manchester and London in 2017. A Queen's Commendation for Bravery also goes to 14-year-old Joe Rowlands who saved his father Paul from drowning after their kayak capsized off Anglesey. Best-selling author Philip Pullman, who credits … [Read more...] about The full Queen’s New Year’s Honours List for 2019
Nostalgia PUBLISHED: 19:00 28 December 2018 Steve Russell Colchester has changed hugely since Joe Neal's childhood in the late 1940s and during the 1950s. This view is from 2010. 'I remember Colchester as it was before all those one-way systems and when everyone seemed to know each other when walking down the street, with Jumbo visible from all directions,' he says Picture: NICK STRUGNELL Writer Joe Neal on the lost treasures of Colchester, saving newts from the bulldozers and why ‘if you don’t love enough, you’ll always regret it’. Oh - and why Brexit’s crucial Joe Neal in his garden in Ireland. 'I had many friends in Colchester and played for Colchester Rugby Club. I still return from time to time and attend the Endsleighans reunions each year' Picture: JOE NEAL“Six things I most remember about Colchester? The good old North-East Essex accent, which seems to have been replaced by one from Romford and East … [Read more...] about Colchester today? Where does everybody park!
PUBLISHED: 15:52 16 August 2018 | UPDATED: 16:14 16 August 2018 Twins Ella and Amy Marr with their identical A-level results Picture: Colchester Sixth Form College Archant Ella and Amy Marr, from East Bergholt, will now go off to the same university to study the same degree subject after their resoundinly similar success. Twins Amy and Ella Marr got exactly the same A-level results in the same subjects Picture: AMY MARR They look alike, think alike and share many of the same interests.But even friends and family were shocked when twins Ella and Amy Marr, who had already chosen to study the same subjects at sixth form, miraculously got exactly the same grades at A-level.And guess what - they are both going to study at the same university to study the same subject, although they might draw the line at sharing living accommodation.The 18-year-old twins, who are non-identical but have still confused teachers with their similar looks for years, both decided to study biology, psychology … [Read more...] about Miracle as twins score exactly the same A-level grades in the same subjects