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GOOD NEWS 2: more proof that teachers are held in high esteem. As the country ground to a halt last week thanks to illegal secondary picketing (kids: ask your parents), at least one south London teacher kept herself on the road thanks to the power of education.

"Emegency services only," growled the attendant at her local garage in Lewisham. "Are you an emergency service?" "Well, children need their Shakespeare," replied the teacher, an argument no one could deny. Tank duly filled, she sped off to spread the bard's word.

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