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Man drives drunk to complain about being barred from pub....for being drunk

A man has been banned from driving after he drove drunk to argue with doorstaff - for barring him from their pub for being too drunk.

Patrick Cunningham tried several times to go to the pub in Devonshire Square, Bexhill, on June 19.

Despite having drunk five pints of lager, the 40-year-old got into his car and drove home but then changed his mind and drove back to the pub.

When Cunningham arrived back at the Devonshire, the door staff tried to get him out of his car but one of the pub workers was knocked down when the car reversed into him. The doorstaff then restrained him.

Cunningham, of Jarvis Brook Close, Bexhill, pleaded guilty to drink-driving and assault. He was banned from driving for 22 months and was ordered to pay a £147 fine and £50 compensation.

Superintendent Jane Derrick said: "It is lucky that his selfish actions didn't cause a serious accident."

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Dyslexic GCSE student celebrates A* in English

A student whose dyslexia is so severe she did not learn to read or write until she was 10-years-old has achieved an A* in her English literature GCSE.

Holly Sayer also gained an A in English language in her results which totalled 10 GCSEs including two A*s, three As, two Bs and two Cs.

Holly Sayer, 16, who is dyslexic, celebrates after receiving an A* in English Literature at the ARK Charter Academy in Portsmouth, Hampshire.
Holly Sayer, 16, who is dyslexic, celebrates after receiving an A* in English Literature at the ARK Charter Academy in Portsmouth, Hampshire. Credit: PA

The 16-year-old, who studied at the Ark Charter Academy in Portsmouth, Hampshire, said: "There was a lot of stress involved and now I am really happy."

"Personally, I'm quite heavily dyslexic and yet my favourite subject is English. "The only way I could get round it was through the extra-curricular help that I was given."

She added: "I feel just a little bit chuffed, I think the hard work has most certainly paid off."

Sayer, who hopes to one day become a film director now hopes to complete her A-levels and go to Cambridge University or an Ivy League college.

More: GCSE results see increase in A*-C grades**

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