London Lite Friday, 11 September 2009 21 A COUNCIL manager is set to get 1m compensation in the largest payout for age discrimination in the UK. John Wooster, 52, has won the last leg of a legal battle to prove he was wrongly made redundant by Tower Hamlets council. He was laid off seven months before his 50th birthday, leaving him to wait until 65 for his pension. Had he stayed as a senior housing officer until he was 50, Mr Wooster, of Chigwell, could have claimed his pension almost immediately. An employment tribunal found the council unfairly dismissed Mr Wooster, who worked for Tower Hamlets for 33 years. The council tried to have the ruling overturned but its appeal failed yesterday. Mr Wooster is claiming over 1m. A hearing to set the final figure is set to take place later this year. by mark blunden PUPILS IN TEARS AS PET ShEEP IS SENTENCED TO AbATTOIR Please save mefromthe school chopPARENTS protested outside a primary school today in a bid to save their childrens pet sheep from the slaughterhouse. Pupils have been in tears this week after learning the three-year-old ram, Marcus, is to be butchered and his meat raffled. He was brought to Lydd School in Romney Marsh, Kent, as a lamb in 2006. Children have bottle-fed him and he sometimes clip-clops into the hall for assembly. But the schools council, made up of 14 children aged seven to 11, ruled Marcus should be sent to the abattoir to make way for new a n i m a l s . H e a d teacher Andrea Chapman said keep- ing livestock taught children about the food chain. Jo Davis, who led todays protests, attended by 50 parents, said her eight-year-old, Megan, had been traumatised by the decision. This is like my daughter coming home to find her pet rabbit bubbling away on the stove, she added. She was told it was no different to buying lamb from the supermarket. Ram to the slaughter: Marcus, the sheep raised by pupils at Lydd primary school read1,ooosofpubandrestaurant reviewsandbookonlineat Eattonight ...seafoodplatters Randall & aubin If you want fish and youre in Soho, Randall & Aubin should be top of your list. The fish is superb, the chefs excellent and the place buzzing. Its a challenge not to get sucked in whenever youre walking past. Try the seafood selection: crab, rock oysters, shrimps, scallops, whelks, clams, langoustine and mussels, 29.50 a head for two. 16 Brewer Street, W1 (020 7287 4447) ThE Cow In A sea of pretentious Westbourne Park gastro pubs, The Cow strikes the right balance between the essential charm one expects from a good boozer and providing good food and drink. At weekends it can be hard to find a table, but all the more reason to settle into a Guinness while you wait. fruits de mer for two (brown shrimp and salad, Portland crab and six Irish Rock oysters) 26. 89 Westbourne Park Road, W2 (020 7221 0021) KELLy ARmSTRONg Lesson: head teacher Andrea Chapman Councilworkersetforrecord1magediscriminationpayout index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html40.html41.html42.html43.html44.html45.html46.html47.html48.html49.html50.html51.html