Review of 2012 - February
PUBLISHED: 14:00 28 December 2012 | UPDATED: 14:25 28 December 2012
PARENTS of Hillside First School pupils finally saw their questions answered, when the findings of an inquiry into paedophile teacher Nigel Leat were made public.
The ‘evil’ predator had preyed on youngsters for up to 14 years, while some 30 different complaints about his conduct went unheeded.
A year after his arrest, the report called for a shake-up in school monitoring and tighter classroom regulations.
n RED-FACED council workers were forced to dig up a Weston flowerbed after realising a floral display had accidentally been created in the shape of a swastika.
n NIGHCLUB reveller Claire Dibben was too smart for the crook who stole her handbag – using GPS software on her phone to track the thief and direct police to his home.
n WESTON model Damion Merry endured the ‘upsetting’ fall-out from an appearance on ITV dating show Take Me Out, when he offended female contestants by admitting he really wanted a date with their friend.
North Somerset teenagers took their protest over drastic reductions in youth funding to the steps of the Town Hall in February.