So much for this Olympic legacy: Fury at muddy state of park used for equestrian events that is still closed to public six months on Around 45 acres of Greenwich Park remain a muddy quagmireThey are not likely to be reopened to the public until the summer Locog blamed for not re-laying grass before the onset of Winter | UPDATED: 23:35 GMT, 26 December 2012 Olympic organsiers have come under fire over the condition of site used for the temporary equestrian centre, which remains a muddy quagmire and closed to the public six months after the end of the games. Queen's field in Greenwich Park was transformed into a spectacular venue for the equestrian events which saw thousands of spectators cheering Team GB's Olympic and Paralympic teams to victory
Half of men think women exaggerate stress of Christmas while a third think they could do a better job Four in ten women would not trust their partners to carry out essential tasksA massive 85 per cent also say men don't understand the effort required for a perfect Christmas42 per cent of women find hosting Christmas Day their most stressful job of the year | UPDATED: 20:12 GMT, 16 December 2012 The festive season is generally considered to be one of the busiest and most stressful times of the year. Finding time to buy presents, cooking a Christmas dinner for the whole family and the nagging worries about how much the whole lot costs can leave some with their fair share of anxiety at this time of year.
Primary school's entire governing body forced to resign after spending 6,000 of public funds on headteacher's farewell BBQ Governing body resigned over 'financial irregularity' relating to the partyVicar Rev Brian Stephen Senior among ten governors who stepped downSurprise party marked end of Keith Marden's 25-year tenure as head | UPDATED: 18:21 GMT, 14 December 2012 Enlarge Farewell: Headteacher Keith Marden said he had nothing to do with the organising of his farewell party that cost 6,000 The entire governing body of a poorly performing school that blew 6,000 of its budget on a headteacher's leaving party has resigned over 'financial irregularity'. Parents and politicians condemned the decision to use money from the ailing budget at Sherwood Park Community Primary School in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, on the summer send-off for Keith Marden