We think Miss looks lovely Schoolchildren come to defence of teacher suspended

first_imgTeenage pupils at a secondary school have rushed to defend one of their teachers after she was suspended for posting a provocative pose selfie on social media Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. The pupils started a petition The pupils started a petitionCredit:Facebook “She is there to help students who have problems like bullying and stuff.“She does so much to help us and we’re so upset she’s been suspended.“Not a single person thinks there is anything inappropriate about it.”And another pupil wrote: “All it was showing was a bit of leg.”Headteacher Sue Calbert told the Milton Keynes Citizen: “If we have any concerns about a staff member, this would not be discussed with students.“We are aware of rumours but conclusions are being drawn which have no factual basis.”When contacted by the Telegraph for further information, the school gave no comment. The pupils started petition called “Get Miss Ferguson Back” and had more than 250 signatures on Wednesday night with some of them coming from parents.The petition has now been taken down.One youngster said: “There is nothing wrong with the photo at all.“We think Miss looks lovely.”Another posted “She is a brilliant teacher. Schoolchildren have come to the defence of their teacher after reports she was suspended for a ‘sultry’ selfie she posted to Facebook.Pupils allegedly filmed Lydia Ferguson as she was reprimanded by senior teachers and escorted off the school premises to start her suspension.The children at Ousedale secondary, Newport Pagnell, Bucks, said the mother-of-three was under fire for posting the selfie, below, to Facebook.last_img read more

Sir Elton John Liz Hurley and Heather Mills settle phone hacking claims

“Sincere apologies have been offered to the claimants for the distress caused by the invasion of privacy.”No admission of liability has been made to any allegations of illegal information gathering at The Sun newspaper.” Heather MillsCredit: Stephen Chernin/AP Callum Galbraith, a partner at Hamlins, said: “The litigation relates to allegations of phone hacking and unlawful information gathering at The Sun and the News of the World.”Notwithstanding the settlements and the growing body of evidence, News Group Newspapers Limited continue to refuse to acknowledge that any phone hacking took place at The Sun.”An NGN spokesman said: “News Group Newspapers has settled cases relating to voicemail interception at the News of the World which closed in 2011. Heather Mills Sir Elton John, Elizabeth Hurley and Heather Mills have settled their phone hacking claims against News Group Newspapers (NGN), their lawyers have confirmed.The latest phone hacking case involving NGN, publisher of The Sun and the now-defunct News of the World, was due to go to trial next week at the High Court in London.But, in a statement issued on Friday, solicitors Hamlins said Sir Elton and his husband David Furnish, Ms Hurley, Ms Mills and her sister Fiona had agreed terms with NGN.The law firm said the claims were “the fourth trial in the last 18 months which has settled very close to the start of the trial date”.The statement added: “As lead solicitor for the claimants, Hamlins are applying shortly to commence the next batch of claims being brought against NGN.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more