School caretaker earns 50,000 a year which is DOUBLE the pay of a teacher

School caretaker earns 50,000 a year which is DOUBLE the pay of a teacher Caretaker receives 38,000 basic pay topped up with extra paymentsHe has been on the same salary for the last FIVE yearsMP Douglas Carswell says Ravenscroft School in Clacton-on-Sea, Essex By Rob Cooper PUBLISHED: 11:12 GMT, 16 April 2013 | UPDATED: 13:37 GMT, 16 April 2013 High pay: Site manager Mr Wootton who was paid in excess of 50,000 by Ravenscroft School in Clacton-on-Sea, Essex A primary school caretaker is being paid 50,000 a year – which is nearly double many teachers' salaries. The worker, identified as Mr Wootton, at Ravenscroft School in Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, received a basic package worth 38,000 which was topped up with an extra 14,500 for overtime and groundsman duties. In contrast, primary school teachers in the area start on salaries of just over 25,000

I was conned by TV bosses, says teenage star of Barely Legal Drivers reality show

I was conned by TV bosses, says teenage star of Barely Legal Drivers reality showAmy Smith, 18, claims BBC 'set her up' with promises of TOWIE-style showInstead they followed her driving around exposing her as a bad driverBBC hit back saying she signed a release form and parents knew all along By Eleanor Harding PUBLISHED: 23:15 GMT, 1 April 2013 | UPDATED: 06:29 GMT, 2 April 2013 A teenager claims she was set up by a BBC programme after unwittingly taking part in a documentary about bad driving. Amy Smith, 18, said she thought she was taking part in a lifestyle show after responding to an advert asking for ‘fun and confident groups of friends’. The beauty student said she imagined it would be a reality TV series similar to ITV2’s The Only Way Is Essex.

Britain"s biggest burger that weighs as much as a bowling ball and contains 7,000 calories… but nobody has ever finished one

Britain's biggest burger: It weighs as much as a bowling ball and contains 7,000 calories… but nobody has ever finished one Ogre Burger contains one kg of beef, 800g bun and 200g of cheeseVisitors to The Edge Bar attempt to finish the meal within thirty minutes But nobody has ever completed the burger, which takes two hours to make By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 20:53 GMT, 28 March 2013 | UPDATED: 09:27 GMT, 29 March 2013 It weighs as much as a bowling ball and you would have to run three marathons to burn off its 7,000 calories.

Hairdresser jailed for using dead babies" names to claim 100,000 in benefits illegally

Hairdresser jailed for using dead babies' names to claim 100,000 in benefits illegallyElizabeth Tetteh, 45, convicted of 17 fraud offences at Basildon Crown CourtShe was jailed for two years after misusing National Insurance numbersClaimed income support and job seekers' allowance despite working By Mario Ledwith PUBLISHED: 14:06 GMT, 10 March 2013 | UPDATED: 14:42 GMT, 10 March 2013 A benefit cheat who used dead babies' names to defraud taxpayers out of almost 100,000 has been jailed for two years. Elizabeth Tetteh, 45, used the National Insurance numbers of dead children to claim income support and job seekers' allowance, despite working as a hairdresser.

Dr Darryl Peel: Father-of-three who suffered horrific burns after using petrol to start bonfire in his garden dies

Father-of-three who suffered horrific burns after using petrol to start a bonfire in his garden dies from his injuriesDr Darryl Peel, 51, died after accident which left him with 80 per cent burnsGP ignited petrol fumes whilst preparing a bonfire at his Suffolk home By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 21:02 GMT, 27 February 2013 | UPDATED: 21:04 GMT, 27 February 2013 Fatal accident: Dr Darryl Peel died three weeks after the accident which left him with severe burns A man has died after suffering horrific burns as he was caught in a fireball lighting a bonfire in his garden. Dr Darryl Peel, 51, was preparing the pile of wood in his Suffolk home when a spark is believed to have set the petrol can ablaze.

Pensioner David Pattrick, 69, died in hospital toilet after gall bladder operation

Pensioner, 69, died in hospital toilet after gall bladder operation 'because NHS targets led to confusion over who was treating him' David Pattrick, 69, found dead, face down in vomit and faeces, in cubicleWent to Colchester General Hospital in Essex for operation in Dec. 2010Professor Roger Motson blames NHS pool list for 'breeding uncertainty' By Mark Duell PUBLISHED: 14:41 GMT, 21 February 2013 | UPDATED: 15:57 GMT, 21 February 2013 Inquest: David Pattrick (pictured with his wife Susan, 64, in Canada in June 2004) was found dead, face down in vomit and faeces, in a toilet cubicle A patient died because of the confusion caused by NHS targets, an inquest heard. David Pattrick, 69, was found dead, face down in vomit and faeces, in a toilet cubicle in Colchester General Hospital in Essex in December 2010, two days after a gall bladder operation

"I think I"ve killed her": Father-to-be"s text message "after kicking and stamping his heavily pregnant ex-girlfriend to…

'I think I've killed her': Father-to-be's text message 'after kicking and stamping his heavily pregnant ex-girlfriend to death in alcohol and drug fuelled rage' Tony McLernon accused of killing Eystna Blunnie, 20, in Essex The couple had recently broken up after an abusive relationshipChelmsford Crown Court hears Miss Blunnie had been heavily pregnantMcLernon, 24, from Harlow, denies murdering his former girlfriend By Leon Watson PUBLISHED: 11:41 GMT, 20 February 2013 | UPDATED: 12:09 GMT, 20 February 2013 A man beat his heavily pregnant ex-girlfriend to death and killed their unborn child in a 'brutal and sustained' attack, a court has heard.

Schoolboy, 13, excluded from lessons for breaching health and safety rules by wearing traditional tie instead of clip-on version

Tied in knots by elf 'n' safety: Schoolboy, 13, excluded for wearing traditional version instead of a clip-on Teenager Max Richmond says children need to learn how to wear one Headteacher says clip on ties supports health and safety of youngsters HSE said it was a 'myth' that health and safety bans traditional school ties By Anna Edwards PUBLISHED: 09:24 GMT, 14 February 2013 | UPDATED: 10:50 GMT, 14 February 2013 [headerlinks] Max Richmond was put into isolation for a day after he refused to wear a clip on tie Most children have been scolded by a teacher for their scruffy uniform and told to straighten their tie. But one schoolboy has been punished for refusing to wear a clip-on tie because he wants to wear a smarter traditional one – which breaches 'health and safety rules'.

New mother left in agony after childbirth discovered doctors left placenta inside her for EIGHT WEEKS

Mother who was in agony after childbirth discovers doctors left placenta inside her for EIGHT WEEKS Elizabeth Hart said her doctors failed to deliver her placenta after she had daughter PoppyWas in agony for two months but said doctors at Queen's Hospital, Romford, refused to examine her when she went to A&EFinally diagnosed after saw a private gynaecologist who delivered placenta By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 15:07 GMT, 7 February 2013 | UPDATED: 02:01 GMT, 8 February 2013 Doctors failed to spot that Elizabeth Hart had a retained placenta after she gave birth to daughter Poppy A mother has described her suffering after bungling medics left her placenta inside her – for two agonising months. Elizabeth Hart, 30, says doctors failed to spot the potentially fatal complication when she gave birth to daughter Poppy. In the eight weeks that followed, her battle with constant pain and exhaustion left her unable to breastfeed

Disabled mother told she can"t attend her own disability tribunal because her WHEELCHAIR is a "health and safety risk"

Mother is banned from her own disability tribunal… because of her wheelchair Sylvia Middleton was told she could not attend the fourth-floor courtroom Only people able to escape down stairs in case of fire were allowed in'It's absolutely ridiculous,' said the 65-year-old By Andrew Levy PUBLISHED: 14:32 GMT, 7 February 2013 | UPDATED: 00:57 GMT, 8 February 2013 A disabled woman was barred from a tribunal to decide whether she was entitled to benefits – because she was in a wheelchair