Union reimbursing teachers who strike
The National Union of Teachers is reimbursing teachers who strike in support of Julie Davies - however, it only affects two schools in the country, so it is an odd decision by the Daily Mail to run it as their front page.
Davies, a union representative, was denounced after head teachers claimed she was encouraging a “climate of mistrust”, and accused her of “confrontation” and “obfuscation.”
Mrs Davies is a full time representative who hasn’t taught in 14 years. Her salary of £45,900 has been paid by schools across Haringey, but now a number of head teachers do not wish to continue the agreement.
Parents have called on NUT general secretary to end the strikes, as they call for the NUT to pay childcare costs.
Parent Chris Reed told the Mail Online: “If the NUT are setting aside money to pay the teachers to go on strike, then what about paying the parents to sort out the childcare at the same time? People are having to take time off work.’
It’s estimated around 3,000 pupils face disruption from the strikes which take place today and tomorrow.
Mrs Davies is leading the strike, despite only 50 to 60 per cent of teachers at the two comprehensive schools involved having voted in favour of strike action.
Convicted rapist Ched Evans begins training at Sheffield United
Sheffield United have decided to allow Ched Evans to train with them. The decision comes after a request from the Professional Footballers’ Association.
A statement from the club said: “After due consideration, the board has decided to respond favourably to the PFA's request to allow Evans to train at the club."
However, the club are yet to make a decision whether to re-sign the Wales International Strikes.
Evans, 25, was released from jail last month after serving two and a half years for rape. He continues to protest his innocence.
Heart attack on a plate? Introducing the Double Doughnut Burger
Hungry Horse have introduced a double doughnut burger. No, really.
It’s made up of two beef burgers, both topped with melted cheese, layers of streaky bacon, and a hearty splash of barbecue sauce. Oh, and it’s all sandwiched between two sugary doughnuts.
One double doughnut burger contains 98% of a woman’s guideline daily amount of calories. It would take around three hours of continuous running to burn these off.
It also contains 53g of saturated fat, well above the 20g and 30g upper limits recommended for women and men respectively.
The burger has 8.2g of salt, around a third again of the recommended daily intake for adults, which is 6g.
Steve Jebson, a spokesman for Hungry Horse, told Mail Online: “Our popular menu caters for a variety of tastes and appetites and includes everything from lower calorie options through to the indulgent occasional treat such as our new Double Donut Burger.”