Instructor opens first driving school for homosexuals after hearing about offensive jokes by other tutors

Instructor opens first driving school for homosexuals after hearing about offensive jokes by other tutors Learners complained about having to lie to previous instructorsTransgender learners faced questions on their gender from other instructorsDiscreet car used with no markings to advertise LGBT friendly service By Emily Davies PUBLISHED: 08:54 GMT, 11 April 2013 | UPDATED: 19:44 GMT, 11 April 2013 A lesbian businesswoman is helping homosexual learner drivers dodge old-school driving instructors by opening Britain's first ‘gay driving school.’ Karis Smith, 27, started Gay Driving School Manchester after friends complained about jokes being made by instructors about their sexuality when having lessons. She said stories of instructors referring to pupils as ‘faggots’ or grilling transgender youngsters on whether they are a boy or a girl had left her horrified

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.

Newtown shooting: Victim Olivia Engel wears nativity angel wings for role she will now never play

The nativity play with a missing little angel: Beaming Olivia wears her wings for role she will now never play | UPDATED: 10:30 GMT, 17 December 2012 With a beaming smile, six-year-old Olivia Engel holds up a gold star while wearing the wings she was going to put on for her role as an angel in this weekend’s nativity play at Newtown’s main Catholic church. Instead she became one of the victims in the Sandy Hook school massacre – and the performance remained an angel short in her memory. The Rev Robert Weiss of the St Rose of Lima church said: ‘She was supposed to be an angel in the play

Newtown shooting: The nativity play with a missing little angel: Beaming Olivia wears her wings for role she will now never play

The nativity play with a missing little angel: Beaming Olivia wears her wings for role she will now never play | UPDATED: 00:07 GMT, 17 December 2012 With a beaming smile, six-year-old Olivia Engel holds up a gold star while wearing the wings she was going to put on for her role as an angel in this weekend’s nativity play at Newtown’s main Catholic church. Instead she became one of the victims in the Sandy Hook school massacre – and the performance remained an angel short in her memory. The Rev Robert Weiss of the St Rose of Lima church said: ‘She was supposed to be an angel in the play.

Another thing Thatcher was right about: People even prefer leaders in feminine roles to have a deep voice, new research shows

Another thing Thatcher was right about: People even prefer leaders in feminine roles to have a deep voice, new research showsFormer PM had lessons to lower her voice to make it sound authoritative | UPDATED: 22:03 GMT, 12 December 2012 Elocution lessons: Former prime minister Margaret Thatcher was taught to speak in a lower pitch, and now research shows she was right Even women prefer leaders in typically female roles to have a Thatcheresque deep voice, research has shown. Former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher famously had elocution lessons to lower her voice and make it sound more masculine and authoritative. She was advised – correctly, in light of subsequent research – that members of the public would find this more appealing.