I realise this topic is being done to death. But I'm getting fed up with this frapping guv'mut. A chap in the office, ex-rupert but lovely bloke, has been sh@ting kittens for over three months as his eldest was injured in A Land of Sand. Long story short, the vehicle he was in rolled with a fatallity , few weeks later his vehicle was opened along with part of his exteremities, the lad is recovering well and is keen as to get back to his unit. Compo has been not mentioned. He just wants to get back to his job. Every credit! Then I read this........... [marq=right]A teacher has been awarded £402,000 in damages for a career-ending injury caused by a pupil in a secure unit. The teacher worked in Staffordshire but wishes to remain anonymous. She sustained a back injury in the attack. The National Union of Teachers negotiated the payout with the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority. The union said it was the biggest in recent years. Chief legal officer Graham Clayton said it was entirely justified in the circumstances. A teacher suffers a violent attack almost every school day in England, according to government figures. There were 221 attacks on teachers last year, and 1,128 between 2000 and 2006. Injuries caused by violent attacks increased by a fifth over the same period. [marq=left] I don't expect to change the world, but FFS some parity in how the lads and lasses are lookled after. My kids (4 under 13s) have donated £40 to the ABF, so I matched it. Rant over.