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Parent's furious response at school uniform incident

The parent says 425 pupils were put in isolation, or sent home Credit: PA

A parent has reacted furiously, after hundreds of pupils were sent home or put into isolation, at a school in Brampton.

The pupils at William Howard School were reportedly punished because they hadn't followed new uniform rules, that had come into force over the summer:

425 kids put in isolation at William Howard School today, for violation of the uniform code.

Well I say this to teachers.

We pay your wages via taxation, and how much do actions like these cost the taxpayer in catch up lessons ect?

If you really want our kids to comply to a stringent dress code, then I think you should practice what you preach - get yourselves a uniform as well."

– Parent on Facebook

Hundreds of pupils 'sent home' on first day back at school

Parents claim the pupils were sent home because of their uniforms. Credit: PA

Parents claim hundreds of pupils at William Howard School, in Brampton, were sent home on the first day of term for breaking school uniform rules.

The rules had been imposed over the summer holidays.

My daughter was really looking forward to the new school term, and couldn't believe it when she was told she couldn't attend lessons, simply because her tights weren't dark enough.

I appreciate the school is trying to raise standards, but it seems common sense could have been used here.

Do the school really think it's a good idea for many of their pupils to be roaming the streets during the school day?"

– Parent of pupil at William Howard School


Woman 'critical but stable' after cow attack

The air ambulance was called to the scene. Credit: GNAAS

A woman is in a critical but stable condition in hospital, after being trampled by cows near Brampton on Sunday 31 August.

North West Ambulance Service called on the help of the Great North Air Ambulance trauma team.

They helped the woman at the scene. She had suffered serious pelvic, chest, head and spinal injuries, and was flown to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle.

Man injured during dog attack in Brampton

A man has suffered minor injuries after a Rottweiler attacked him and his dog in Cumbria.

The incident happened on Market Place in Brampton on June 30, but police have only now released the details.

Officers say a man walking his black labrador was attacked when the Rottweiler slipped its lead.

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward, or anyone who may have had a similar incident happen to them in the area.

Brampton man jailed for failing to pay Council Tax

Council Tax Credit: PA

A man from Brampton who failed to pay more than £3,000 in council tax has been jailed.

Stewart Forster, 43, of Beckside Gardens, failed to pay Carlisle City Council £3,413.85.

He was found guilty at Carlisle Magistrates' Court in November last year, and was ordered to repay the debt at £300 per month, and given a suspended committal sentence.

However he didn't pay up as ordered, and was arrested.

He's now been sentenced at the Magistrates' Court to 109 days in prison.


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