Press Catch-Up

23rd November 2012 at 00:00

School-run banned in crackdown on drivers

The Scotsman

- Parents in a Scottish town have been banned from roads surrounding schools after complaints about "crazy" parking and dangerous driving on the school run. East Lothian Council is thought to be the first in Britain to introduce the street closure programme near primary schools in Haddington.

Hunt for Gaelic-speaking head continues

The Herald

- A council is to advertise for an eighth time in three years for a permanent headteacher of a Gaelic primary school. It comes after a Swedish-born teacher was unsuccessful in her bid to take the post following an interview for the job yesterday. Annika Jansson, who had been deputy head of a primary in Nairn but has been acting head at the Gaelic primary in Inverness since the summer of 2010. She has now been given another job.

Blogs to book for Martha, 9

The Sun

- Little Martha Payne has published a book revealing how she raised over #163;120,000 for charity with her controversial school dinner blog. NeverSeconds is named after and includes extracts from the nine-year-old's headline-grabbing webpage, which council bosses tried to ban.

Internet porn and the rape suspects aged 10

Scottish Daily Mail

- Children as young as 10 are being arrested on suspicion of rape, amid fears that online pornography is twisting their view of sex and relationships. Twenty-four police forces arrested children under 13 for suspected rape in the last year, while seven - including Strathclyde - detained at least one 10-year-old.

Universities change rules for the poor

Scotland on Sunday

- Children from poor backgrounds will be able to go to university despite not having the grades under new plans to increase access to higher education in Scotland. Scotland on Sunday has learned that every university in the country is set to "contextualise" new entrants, taking into account a candidate's background rather than simply refusing a place based on their academic record.

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