Teachers win 30million compensation in a year as unions secure record payouts

Teacher handed 400,000 in compensation after pupil knocked his arm into a filing cabinetCompensation for teachers broke through the 30million barrier last yearSuccessful claims rose by up to a quarter compared to 2011The payouts have left councils and schools with soaring legal bills .

Lord Sugar attacks "deluded" Apprentice winner Stella English who "thought she would get pay off"

'Stella wants money but I won’t give into blackmail': Lord Sugar loses his 'cool' in attack on Apprentice winner who 'thought she would get pay off to avoid a tribunal' Lord Sugar told tribunal that Apprentice winner's claims are 'blunt lies'He branded Stella English, who won 100,000 role in 2010, 'suspicious and untrusting'Millionaire accuses 34-year-old of trying to extract money from him Contestant claims she was an 'overpaid lackey' and 'there was no job' By Alasdair Glennie PUBLISHED: 14:16 GMT, 7 March 2013 | UPDATED: 00:44 GMT, 8 March 2013 His volcanic boardroom rants are the reason millions have tuned in to watch eight series of The Apprentice. But Lord Sugar’s eruptions aren’t just for the cameras.

Gordon Ramsay loses Claridge"s contract in real life kitchen nightmare

Gordon Ramsay loses Claridge's contract in real life kitchen nightmare after 12 years at the helm Chef had been negotiating new long-term agreement for Art Deco dining rooms at high-end Mayfair hotelClinched deal in 2001 with ex-business partner and estranged father-in-lawFive-star hotel's dining rooms lost Michelin status in January 2010 after head chef quit it was reported that Gordon Ramsay would face competition from his estranged father-in-law, Chris Hutcheson. Mr Hutcheson and his son Adam were said to be launching a chain of healthy fast-food restaurants called Scoffs, serving British tapas for diet-conscious office workers

Atlanta Price Middle School shooting: Student, 14, shot in the head

Male student, 14, shot in the head in Atlanta middle school shooting By Leslie Larson PUBLISHED: 20:01 GMT, 31 January 2013 | UPDATED: 06:50 GMT, 1 February 2013 A 14-year-old male student was shot in the head, near the back of the neck, in a violent outbreak at an Atlanta public school on Thursday around 1:50pm. The shooting occurred at the Price Middle School, in southwest Atlanta. A teacher also suffered minor injuries in the violence but was not shot

Car dealer, 64, nicknamed Yoda by workmates lost his job because of his age, rules tribunal

The Dark Side of the workforce: Car dealer, 64, nicknamed Yoda because of his age was sacked for being too old, tribunal rules Michael Nolan was subjected to taunts about his age by colleaguesBosses at Evans Halshaw wanted to replace him with someone youngerHe was put on a 'shortlist of one' when redundancies came aroundA tribunal ruled that he was discriminated against because of his age By Steve Nolan PUBLISHED: 08:23 GMT, 24 January 2013 | UPDATED: 10:03 GMT, 24 January 2013 Discriminated against: Michael Nolan, pictured, has won an unfair dismissal case on the grounds that he was discriminated against because of his age A 64-year-old car dealer nicknamed 'Yoda' by workmates and subjected to jibes from colleagues about his age has won an unfair dismissal case. Workers at Evans Halshaw in Worksop, Nottinghamshire, changed Michael Nolan's car numberplate from OAB to OAP and was asked when his 65th birthday – and expected retirement – was, an employment tribunal heard

Banker sacked for being too successful in line for multi-million payout after winning Supreme Court fight against former employer

Banker sacked ‘for being too successful’ in line for multi-million payout after winning Supreme Court fight against former employerRaphael Geys already argued his case in the High Court and Court of AppealHe claimed he had been dismissed without cause by bank Societe GeneraleTold High Court in 2010 that he doubled income of his division to 395millionSaid he was sacked for being too successful and bank considered provisions in his contract too generous Wrongful dismissal: Former bank executive Raphael Geys could claim damages A high-flying City banker who claimed that he was sacked for being ‘too successful’ today won a Supreme Court fight with his former employers. Judges ruled that Raphael Geys, former managing director of European fixed income sales for French bank Societe Generale, could claim damages for wrongful dismissal. Mr Geys – who was employed by the bank’s London branch and claimed that he had been dismissed without cause – had already argued his case in the High Court and Court of Appeal.

Gordon Ramsay"s father-in-law tries to shut down his global empire: High Court battle to wind up company that owns restaurants

Now Ramsay's father-in-law tries to shut down his global empire: High Court battle to wind up company that owns restaurantsChristopher Hutcheson has lodged a petition to wind up his son-in-law's restaurantsHe claims he is taking the drastic action in pursuit of a 'significant unpaid debt' | UPDATED: 01:47 GMT, 6 December 2012 Bitter row: Christopher Hutcheson has reignited his bitter feud with son Gordon Ramsey Gordon Ramsay’s father-in-law reignited their bitter war yesterday by demanding the High Court shut down the chef’s global empire.

George Entwistle asked for MORE to leave BBC as Lord Patten admits payoff is "a hell of a lot of money"

BBC chief who got 450,000 golden goodbye after just 54 days in the job wanted MOREBBC Trust Chairman Lord Patten defended Mr Entwistle's 450,000 payoff after just 54 days in the job as Director-General Before his dramatic resignation, Mr Entwistle asked Lord Patten 'Are you urging me to go' Trust chairman replied, 'No, but we are not urging you to stay'They finally agreed a deal of one year's salary, legal fees and private healthcare for 12 monthsIf Savile inquiries conclude Mr Entwistle breached broadcasting guidelines, BBC can claw back moneyLord Patten refuses to publish hours he works calling it 'impertinent' Licence fee payers will pick up bill for two BBC Savile inquiries, MPs told, with 200,000 spent so far Those interviewed as part of Pollard review will each get up to 50,000 of legal fees paid, acting DG Tim Davie reveals | UPDATED: 04:08 GMT, 28 November 2012 George Entwistle demanded even more than the 450,000 exit deal he secured after a disastrous 54 days as director general of the BBC, it emerged yesterday.