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Pervert driving instructor sexually abused six women while giving lessons – Liverpool Echo

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A veteran driving instructor – and decorated Sergeant Major from the British Army – was today jailed for eight years for sexually assaulting six of his young pupils during lessons.

Frank Barham, from Ellesmere Port, was branded a “predator” by a judge today for the way the now-69-year-old targeted his “vulnerable” victims over a period of 17 years.

At Chester Crown Court , Judge Patrick Thompson told the “remorseless” former soldier, who served for 22 years in the forces: “Underlying your public persona was a cunning sexual predator who hid a dark secret from those who knew him best.”

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Free driving lessons to help Children In Need – Kent Online

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A driving instructor from Gravesend will be sacrificing a days wage to deliver free driving lessons, in an effort to raise money for Children in Need.

Ashley Bayes has recently moved to Vigo with his 3-year-old son and pregnant wife, and has been a driving instructor since April last year.

Ashlet Bayes is raising money for Children in Need(21437322)Ashlet Bayes is raising money for Children in Need(21437322)
Ashlet Bayes is raising money for Children in Need(21437322)

On Sunday, November 17 Ashley will be delivering 45 minute lessons from 9am till 5pm, free of charge.

Now fully booked after just a few days, he will be offering his services to beginner, partially trained and anxious drivers.

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Driving instructors from across the country unite in the aid of charity. – Daily Echo

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The relay began on October 24 in Jersey, before making it’s way through Northern Ireland and now it’s currently making it’s way through England, entering Hampshire on Thursday November 14 with lead drivers taking on the box for hour sessions throughout the day.

Eastleigh driving instructor James McClafferty is taking part in the relay between 1pm until 2pm on November 14 as he takes the box from a Tesco Extra, Bursledon to a Holiday Inn in Winchester.

He said: “I am lucky enough to be the lead driver for a local leg and I am really looking forward to it! I am really excited because I have wanted to do it for a few years now, and now I get the chance.”

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Robert Peston’s girlfriend reveals he slept with his 30-something driving instructor when he was 18 – Daily Mail

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Robert Peston’s girlfriend reveals the ITV Political Editor slept with his 30-something driving instructor when he was 18

  • Charlotte Edwardes made revelation about Mr Peston in a Sunday Times column 
  • She joked the ‘naughty’ encounter explained how he had passed a driving test 
  • Mr Peston has yet to comment on his partner’s claims, but did retweet her piece 

The girlfriend of Robert Peston has revealed that he slept with his 30-something driving instructor as an 18-year-old. 

Writing in her Sunday Times column, Charlotte Edwardes wrote that the encounter was the ‘naughtiest thing’ her boyfriend, who is ITV’s Political Editor, had ever done.

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Tank-driving instructor, 88, rides again – BBC News

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An 88-year-old veteran and former tank-driving instructor has had his dream of once again riding in a combat vehicle come true.

Ron Pendry, a resident at Goatacre Manor Care Centre, near Calne, Wiltshire, joined the army in 1948 and worked around Europe as a tank instructor.

On a day out with his wife and granddaughter he got to ride in an armoured personnel Alvis Spartan APC carrier at Bicester Airfield.

He said: “Memories came flooding back and I loved every moment of it, especially the swerves and twists.”

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Fife driving instructors raising funds for Children in Need – Fife Today

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Two Fife driving instructors and their learners are taking part in a special challenge for Children in Need.


Lynne Bryson, who teaches in north east Fife and Dundee, and Euan Patrick, who covers the East Neuk and up to St Andrews, are taking part in the Big Learner Relay for Children in Need.

The three-week event, now in its sixth year, sees learners and instructors across the UK relaying a top box from one driving lesson to the next.

The relay began in Northern Ireland on October 24 and will finish at the National Space Centre on November 15, with each team also joined on the journey by Louise Walsh, the Hampshire driving instructor who first came up with the idea.

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Driving instructor says 8 girls accusing him of sex attacks are liars – Metro.co.uk

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Driving instructor accused of groping eight female students says all are lying – The Chester Standard

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A DRIVING instructor has told a jury that all eight women who have accused him of sexual assault are lying.

Frank Barham, 69, took the stand yesterday and today (Friday, November 1) in the second week of his trial at Chester Crown Court.

The married former Sergeant Major is alleged to have groped and abused the teenagers and young women while teaching them to drive between 1999 and 2017.

He stood trial for charges relating to six complainants back in January this year but the jury could not reach any verdicts.

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