Millions of NatWest bank customers left without access to their money for four hours after computer system crashes AGAINThe majority of the bank's UK customers have been affected by IT blackoutRoyal Bank of Scotland and Bank of Ulster users also hit by glitch Online and phone banking down, ATMs broken and card payments rejected Customers have vented frustrations and threatened to quit for other banksLast year millions were unable to use cards or move money for daysThey were forced to set aside 125m compensation for those out of pocket a computer glitch resulted millions of people having trouble using their debit and credit cards for three days. Just a month later and Natwest were back in the news when more than 700,000 customers were affected by a ‘human error’ which resulted in some accounts being debited twice.
Normal service resumes at Heathrow after ice and freezing fog saw almost 200 flights cancelled Heathrow Airport said no flights have been cancelled today following disruption caused by freezing fog yesterday 98 arrivals and 91 departures were called off at Britain's biggest airport Parts of Scotland reached -10C closely followed by Chesham, Buckinghamshire, at -9C and Little Rissington in Gloucestershire at -8CRush-hour commuters faced chaos on major roads including the A1(M) as well as the main line rail and Tube Spate of accidents on roads, including overturned car and another which crashed into house | UPDATED: 09:57 GMT, 13 December 2012 Normal service has resumed at Heathrow this morning after ice and freezing fog forced it to cancel 189 flights to and from the airport yesterday. Hundreds of passengers were thought to have been left stranded both here and abroad after the airport called off 98 arrivals and 91 departures scheduled throughout the day.
Cut pay of teachers who work to rule, Michael Gove orders headsEducation Secretary writes to heads advising that a 'robust response' is needed to union actionSome members of the NUT and NASUWT are working to rule, having a 'severe impact' on children's education, minister warns Staff refusing to cover lessons or produce lesson plansUnion leaders say it is an escalation of Mr Gove's 'war on teachers' | UPDATED: 01:19 GMT, 13 December 2012 Enlarge Education Secretary Michael Gove wrote to headteachers, advising a 'robust response' to striking staff, including cutting pay Headmasters were yesterday told to slash the pay of teachers taking industrial action after thousands joined a campaign of disruption. Members of the National Union of Teachers and rival NASUWT have been working to rule complaining about pay, pensions and working conditions
Top marks! Ofsted hails turnaround at schools that outlawed mobile phonesPupils are forbidden from making calls, texting or using online messagingStaff at the boys’ school say the difference in behaviour has been ‘dramatic’Chief inspector of schools calls for mobiles to be barred from classrooms | UPDATED: 22:59 GMT, 26 November 2012 A school has been hailed for improving discipline and cracking down on bullying – by banning mobile phones.