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BETTY TAKES A BOW; Lollipop lady has new greeting for schoolkids; TV SUPPORT FOR CURBED CROSSING PATROLLER.

Byline: Lynn McPherson

A lollipop lady banned from waving at schoolkids has revealed that she has started bowing instead.

Betty Dickson now gives youngsters a wee curtsey to get round council bosses' controversial health and safety crackdown.

The 74-year-old - who was a guest of honour on Chris Evans's TFI Friday TV show after our story on her last week - had been warned waving broke her concentration and put children at risk after a complaint.

Employers Cordia - run by Glasgow City Council - even sent a supervisor to make sure the great-gran followed orders.

Mum-of-five Betty has been a lollipop lady at St Maria Goretti Primary and Lamlash Nursery in Glasgow's Cranhill for two years.

She said: "I've started doing a little bow when children wave to me but I'd prefer to wave.

"My bosses have been going round other patrollers telling them not to wave too. It makes me feel so sad."

Furious parents nominated Betty for an award to show their support.

And she got the VIP treatment on Friday's Channel 4 show along with star guests Coldplay and actors Julieanne Moore and Stanley Tucci.

Betty was given a weekend trip to Blackpool and PS500 to spend although she missed out on a trip abroad as she couldn't find her passport.

But her appearance almost had to be scrapped as bosses initially refused to give her the day off. web PARENTS RAGE AT HEALTH AND SACHEERY NO A watchful eye is kept on happy crossing guard Elizabeth This is lollipop Elizabeth Vodafone hackers f TargeT Vodafone She said: "After the show's producers made a call it was all sorted out. It was a wonderful u e l c y be r fraud fear Nearly 2000 Vodafone customers are "open to fraud" after hackers accessed personal details, the phone firm admitted yesterday. They said 1827 accounts had been breached between Wednesday and Thursday. Criminals could have obtained customers' names, mobile numbers, bank sort codes and the last four di gi t experience and Chris was so lovely."

s of bank account s. The firm said: "This incident was driven by criminals using email addresses and passwords acquired from an unknown source external to Vodafone."

Vodafone launched an investigation before the National Crime Agency, Of c o man d the In for ma t i on Commissioner's Office were told on Friday's.

No credit or debit card det ai l s were accessed.

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week after t e l e c o ms g i an t l TalkTalk's website was hit by cyber crooks.

Aimee | A third person, a man aged 20, was arrested in Staffordshire yesterday by police investigating the Tal kTal k at t ban pensi oner' A lollipop lady has been banned from waving to schoolchildren. Council bosses have told Betty Dickson her cheerful greeting for youngsters and parents is a breach of healtack.

the happiest she's not happy You couldn't get kids and par ent Des Duthie, 66, everyone's children. No person doing that Betty has the road at a years.

h and safety rules.

She has been warned that waving breaks her concentration and puts children at risk.

Employers City Council, told last month.

Mandarin appeal Edinburgh schools have reported a surge in the number of pupils learning Mandarin. The increase has seen youngsters in the capital lead the way in Scotland when it comes to being taught the language. New figures reveal 2576 children at 29 primary schools and 12 secondaries had lessons in the language last year.

A supervisor has even been deployed Parents have n a Cordia staff excellence award.

to make sure the 74-year-old follows orders and remains static on duty. The ban comes months after lollipop man Nkosana Mdikane was banned from giving children in Dumbarton high-fives in a similar diktat.

Now furious mums and dads have nBetty, from was a full-time for more than 20 as a lollipop lady Betty refused close friend said: bosses are and safety and j ominated Betty for an award in a bid to show support for the pensioner - dubbed the "happiest woman in the world" by youngsters at St Maria GorWorking shriek etti Primary School and Lamlash ust concent r at " Nursery in Glasgow's Cranhill.

But she a l wa y NEVER CROSS Betty greets kids with a smile Janice Hamilton, 44, whose grandson goes to St Maria Goretti, said: "She isn't doing anything wrong and makes the children's day. She was One in 10 of us spends more than three hours a day commuting to and from work - adding up to over 29 days travelling from home to the office in a year.

children. Those in any kind of "She makes road and they're She said: "It was such a surprise to see my two daughters Elizabeth and Isabel. And I hadn't seen my granddaughter Carla for three years."

CRACKDOWN Our story on " Soap fan Betty also got a message from her favourite Emmerdale actor Jeff Hordley, who plays Cain Dingle.

She said: "I'm a big fan and I love Cain. I was so excited when I saw it.

"Being on TV was great. You've only got one shot at life and you should appreciate every moment."

Cordia said they were satisfied the issue is now resolved.


SMILES Great-gran on duty

CRACKDOWN Our story on Betty

DON'T STOP ME NOW Lollipop lady Betty gives her famous wave to the delight of Chris Evans and the crowd on Channel 4 show TFI Friday

EVANS ABOVE Betty chats with popular telly host Chris

TAKE A BREAK Delighted gran will be heading to Blackpool
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Date:Nov 8, 2015
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