Nursery forgets day trip five-year-old
Bungling nursery staff took kids to the seaside - and left a five-year-old boy behind. Staff from council-run Glenbrae Children's Centre in Greenock had to turn around and go back for him after the alarm was raised. Inverclyde Council said disciplinary proceedings had begun and officials were carrying out a full investigation.
Married Mandys must be so randy
Britain's biggest love cheats are childless married 33-year-old teachers called Amanda who live in Chorlton, Manchester, figures reveal. On average they have a fling after three years and bed two blokes before finding a new partner. Dating site Ashley Madison analysed data from 500,000 members to find the top love rats.
Dennis no menace in free Beano for schools
Scotland on Sunday
The death knell for the Dandy comic may have sounded last week, but the Beano is to get a new lease of life with free copies being handed out to 370,000 schoolchildren. The special Beano edition has been produced by the publisher DC Thomson in an initiative with Scottish Business in the Community.
Cutbacks in classroom loom to balance books
Press and Journal
Shortening the school day and charging for school transport are two of the plans Highland Council is considering in an effort to save almost pound;30 million. The council needs to make the saving over the next two financial years because of the squeeze on public-sector spending.
Tory councils are biggest sellers of school playing fields
Conservative-led councils have been responsible for selling six times as many playing fields as other parties - despite the government's promise to use the Olympics to create a sporting legacy for children. Of the 35 applications for school playing areas to be sold off since May 2010, 30 of the schools were from Tory council areas, four in Labour-run authorities, and one Liberal Democrat, said the Labour Party.