Victim: Dawn McKenzie. Dawn's killing could lead to foster carer shortages
- Experts have warned the killing of Dawn McKenzie could lead to a shortage of foster carers. After the sentencing of a boy, now 14, fostering experts expressed horror at the circumstances of the case. However, they stressed such incidents were very rare and the need for people to care for troubled children remained high.
Foreign language fears grow as pupils say arrivederci to Italian lessons
- The study of Italian by Scottish secondary pupils has reached its lowest-ever level on record, prompting fears that the language will disappear from the nation's schools. Official figures released last week show just 177 pupils studied Italian at Higher in 2012 - a 22 per cent decline on the previous year, when 227 studied the subject.
Paralysed teacher loses pound;5m `welly-wanging' damages claim
- A teacher who was left paralysed after breaking his neck in a freak accident on a school trip has lost his High Court claim for more than pound;5 million in damages. Glennroy Blair-Ford took part in a game throwing Wellington boots on holiday with pupils from Wilmington Enterprise College, Dartford. But he swung his boot backwards through his legs and was propelled head-first to the ground.
If you don't use Facebook you might not be able to find any kind of job
- Young Scottish jobseekers have been warned that failing to use social media such as Facebook and Twitter could damage their employment prospects. With corporate use of social media platforms to vet potential employees accelerating, recruitment industry experts believe that candidates with no presence may be automatically discounted.
School row stab thug behind bars
- A maniac who stabbed a dad outside a primary and left him for dead following a minor row between their sons was behind bars last night. Stephen Savage, 38, was on bail when he repeatedly knifed William Punshon in his chest and neck outside Caledonia Primary in Glasgow. Savage yesterday admitted assaulting William, 39, to the danger of his life when he appeared at the High Court in Glasgow.