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

No sex please we"re film stars! Hollywood cuts steamy scenes from blockbusters claiming moviegoers prefer special effects

Hollywood cleans up its act: Film bosses cut steamy scenes from blockbusters claiming moviegoers prefer special effects Raunchy movies like Basic Instinct no longer a turn-on for film fans Family-friendly films with handsome male leads now more lucrativeMore sex on TV and internet one of the factors behind changing cinematic landscape By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 12:00 GMT, 24 March 2013 | UPDATED: 15:25 GMT, 24 March 2013 Sizzling sex scenes are increasingly being replaced by mind-boggling special effects in movie-goers' affections, according to film experts.

Gel manicures can increase the risk of SKIN CANCER as well as wrecking your nails

Gel manicures can increase the risk of SKIN CANCER as well as wreck your nails UV light from lamps used to set the gel manicures cause similar skin damage to sunbedsTreatment also causes nail to thin and hides infections Experts recommend to get nail treatment for special occasions and put on suncream beforehand By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 12:09 GMT, 5 March 2013 | UPDATED: 02:30 GMT, 6 March 2013 They have been marketed as the most convenient way to have glossy, chip-free nails for weeks. But gel manicures could cause lasting damage to the nails and even increase the risk of skin cancer, dermatologists have warned.

"Disabled children cost too much and should be put down": Bizarre rant by councillor to disability charity

'Disabled children cost too much and should be put down': Calls for councillor to stand down after outrageous rantCllr Collin Brewer refuses to quit and has apologised to Disability CornwallTold BBC radio that the timing wasn't good because of upcoming elections Charity says his apology was an insult and he should quit his postDefended himself by saying he was 'hot under the collar' after a meetingMr Brewer forced to write apology a year and a half after offensive remark97 per cent of people in local paper poll say Mr Brewer should resignKatie Price tweeted 'How would you like to dispose of my son Harvey'Cornwall Council distanced itself from Mr Brewer's 'ignorant' comment By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 09:42 GMT, 27 February 2013 | UPDATED: 01:54 GMT, 28 February 2013 Councillor Collin Brewer's remarks were described as 'depraved' but he is refusing to quit A councillor who told charity workers that disabled children should be put down is defying calls for him to quit.

Award-winning police special quits after misusing force Twitter account to contact gay men

Award-winning police special quits after misusing force Twitter account to contact gay menJames Horton quit his West Midlands Police role after 10 yearsHe resigned just six months after winning a long service awardMr Horton quit before disciplinary proceedings could begin By Steve Nolan PUBLISHED: 10:49 GMT, 7 February 2013 | UPDATED: 14:05 GMT, 7 February 2013 Quit: Head of Dudley District Special Constabulary James Horton, pictured, resigned after allegations that he had misused a force Twitter account An award winning police special who allegedly used a force Twitter account to contact gay men has resigned after volunteering for more than a decade. Head of Dudley District Special Constabulary James Horton, 34, quit following allegations that he had misused the account which was linked to West Midlands Police. Mr Horton, who was head of a team of 70 special constables, resigned before disciplinary proceedings could take place.

4,000 grapes to choose from… but we stick to four wines because we don"t know what else to choose

4,000 grapes to choose from… but we stick to four wines because we don't know what else to choose By Eleanor Harding PUBLISHED: 22:30 GMT, 25 January 2013 | UPDATED: 12:58 GMT, 26 January 2013 If the choice of wines in the supermarket leaves you feeling a little overwhelmed, you’re not alone.

The (fifth of a) mile club: Thrill-seekers have been enjoying more than just the view from The Shard

The (fifth of a) mile-high club: Thrill-seekers have been enjoying more than just the view from The Shard By Martin Robinson PUBLISHED: 20:48 GMT, 24 January 2013 | UPDATED: 08:00 GMT, 25 January 2013 It may not quite be the mile-high club, but it appears thrill-seekers are not just climbing the 1,016ft Shard skyscraper to have their breath taken away by its magnificent views of London. Staff at the top of Western Europe's tallest building have discovered amorous couples have been 'christening' the brand new building after they found some some abandoned knickers in the men's toilets.

And all because the MAN loves Milk Tray: Dark chocolate has more heath benefits for men

And all because the MAN loves Milk Tray: Men get the most health benefits from dark chocolate Chocolate gives men more protection against heart attack and strokeAppears to help by preventing fatal blood clotsBut researchers say findings are not an excuse to gorge on the snack, which is rich in fat and sugar | UPDATED: 16:40 GMT, 21 December 2012 If you’re looking for a last-minute gift for that special man, make it a box of chocolates, for it could save his life. Eating dark chocolate can protect against heart disease and stroke, say scientists, but even more so if you are a man

Incredible close-up pictures of ice captured in minute detail on the streets of Moscow

Freeze frame: Incredible close-up pictures of ice captured in minute detail on the streets of MoscowThey were taken by Russian photographer Andrew Osokin in MoscowHe braved the cold using Nikon D-80 and D-90 cameras and special lensesHe doesn't use a studio, just takes pictures of what he sees while walking | UPDATED: 19:10 GMT, 20 December 2012 These spell-binding pictures bring a whole new meaning to the term freeze frame. They look like painstakingly carved ice art that even the most experienced sculptors would be proud of

Doctors will need licence to approve whiplash claims as part of clampdown on bogus claims

Doctors will need licence to approve whiplash claims as part of clampdown on 2bn annual payout Last year, 824,489 motoring injury claims reported, up 60% from 2006Of these nearly 550,000 were recorded as whiplash claimsMeasures will be introduced as part of clampdownPanel to be set up to accredit doctors wanting to act as insurance examiners Threshold for small claims court is being raised from 1,000 to 5,000 | UPDATED: 01:07 GMT, 11 December 2012 Doctors will soon need a special licence to approve payouts on motorists’ insurance for whiplash as part of a clampdown on bogus claims. The scheme will be announced today by Justice Secretary Chris Grayling. Mr Grayling is also bringing in measures to make it easier for drivers and insurance companies to challenge claims in the courts.