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Former headteacher charged with historical sex offences

A former head teacher of a school in Birmingham has been charged with sexual offences against adults.

64-year-old Graham Hardy of Blackfriars Place, Market Harborough, will appear before Birmingham Magistrates Court on Friday 17th March where he will stand accused of six historical sexual assaults and one count of rape, all against adults.

It is believed the offences happened between 2009 and 2016.

Following investigations it is not believed that any offences were committed against former pupils at the school.



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Kinnock Spitting Image puppets fetch £3,400 at auction

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Puppets from ITV's Spitting Image of Neil Kinnock and his wife Glenys have sold at auction today for £3,400.

Former Labour leader and his wife were a regular sight on the programme in the 1990s.

Spitting image was a popular puppet show that poked fun at the politicians of the day. It ran from 1984 until 1996

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