Teachers in roll call
CASH-STRAPPED schools are asking parents to fork out for their children’s toilet rolls.
Mums and dads are also being asked to pay for activities that used to be free such as concerts and school clubs, a survey has revealed.
Almost a third of parents are paying up to £30 a month for basic items such as loo paper and for entry to events including sports days.
Voluntary donations by families to schools have risen by a quarter in a year.
Research by Parentkind, formerly the Parent Teachers’ Association UK, suggests the average monthly voluntary donation made by parents to schools this year was £11.35, up from
£8.90 last year.
More than 20% had been asked to supply stationery, books and glue, up from
15% last year.
COP killer Dale Cregan keeps having his glass eye stolen by fellow prisoners.
Lags began targeting him because they were fed up with his constant threats.
The monster then moaned he was being “bullied” on his wing at tough Strangeways prison.
A source at the Manchester jail told us: “For the last couple of years Cregan’s been banging on about how hard he is.
“He’s constantly threatening lags and staff. If he really wants to intimidate people he takes his glass eye out. Some of the inmates on his wing just got fed up with him so they waited for him to have a shower.
“He removes his glass eye so he can wash his face and clean out the socket.
“Cregan placed it in a glass of warm water for 10 minutes but it was taken while he was in the shower.”
Our source told how the thug “went ballistic”.
“He couldn’t work out what had happened and thought he had mislaid it. But it was then placed back in his room. It happened again a few days later and he hit the roof again. Everyone else thought it was hilarious, including the staff.”
Cregan, who has now been moved from Manchester, claims he lost his eye in a punch-up with police in Thailand.
Our source said he bullied other lags in a bid to get the names of those who pinched his false peeper.
The insider added: “After the last episode he has been fairly quiet, so if that’s what the other lags wanted then it has worked.”
In 2013, Cregan began a life sentence for the murders of four people including brave police officers Fiona Bone, 32, and Nicola Hughes, 23.
He shot them after luring the pair by reporting a fake burglary.
At the time, Cregan was on the run. He had murdered father and son David and Mark Short in a gun and grenade attack weeks earlier as part of a drugs war.
The fiend was told he would die behind bars. But after going on hunger strike, Cregan was moved to Ashworth psychiatric Liverpool.
He was hauled back to Strangeways in March after boasting how he spent his time there in the gym and playing snooker.
Last month we told how a prison officer believed Cregan “faked” mental health problems for a “cushy” life.
Guard Neil Samworth said: “He wanted an easy life so he played the mentally ill card.
“He was just forcing a move to Ashworth so he could have a cushy life in a maximum security hospital.”
A Prison Service spokesman said: “We’ve no evidence there’s any truth to these claims.” unit near to
■BEAST: Cregan murdered police officers Nicola Hughes & Fiona Bone, pictured below