14 Monday, 26 October 2009 London Lite Deputy head hits back at claims he lied to get his kids intoleadingschool Hatemail overplace atprimary Jokebox......... Home away One weekend, twO places, yOur cHOice & Why: Medieval architecture and a young, bustling atmosphere. How to get there: East Midland Trains (eastmidlands trains.co.uk) run between London Kings Cross and Lincoln (93.10 off-peak). Where to stay: The Lincoln Hotel (thelincolnhotel.com) is convenient and comfortable. Double rooms from 95 a night, including breakfast. Last-minute deals on website. Where to eat: The Old Bakery House (theold-bakery.co.uk) is a charming restaurant. It has received plaudits in the national press and offers great food at affordable prices, such as home-made soup (4.75). What to do: Lincolns magnificent cathedral and castle are popular with visitors, while the citys cobbled uphill area is great for shopping. Trendy Brayford Waterfront is popular with university students. More details: visitlincolnshire.com Lovely Lincoln Why: Irelands capital brims with energy and warmth. Where to stay: Brooks Hotel (brookshotel.ie) has a reputation for great service. Doubles start at 130 a night. How to get there: Aer Lingus (aerlingus.com) flies from Heathrow to Dublin, 230 for a weekend return. Where to eat: Johnnie Foxs (jfp.ie) in Glencullen is one of Irelands oldest pubs and is a 25-min drive from the centre, but worth the trek for the views and great traditional Irish music. Main dishes are pricey (crab and prawn salad, 17.10) but sarnies are served until 6pm, and the Guinness is a meal in itself. What to do: Visit Kilmainham Gaol were the leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising were executed; browse the smart shops on Grafton Street, or look for the craic in The Temple Bar. More information: visitdublin.com Kelly Armstrong Friendly Dublin Allegations: Nigel Duncan says he is innocent by kevin widdop Popular: Larmenier & Sacred Heart school THE deputy head of one of the capitals top comprehensives is facing an investi- gation over allegations he lied to get his children into a faith school. Nigel Duncans two children have been forced out of Larmenier & Sacred Heart Catholic primary in Hammersmith after the alleged cheating was uncovered. Mr Duncan, 42, has denied the allega- tions but faces a disciplinary inquiry at his own school, Quintin Kynaston in St Johns Wood. Larmenier & Sacred Heart attracts three applications for every place. The school gives priority to baptised children from practising Catholic families who are resident in the parish of Brook Green. But an investigation by the schools gov- ernors allegedly found that Mr Duncans applications were false. Chair of gover- nors Yvonne Ahern said: Following an investigation by the school in July 2009, the places were withdrawn. Quintin Kynaston is rated outstand- ing by Ofsted. Jo Shuter, head of the school, said: There will be a discipli- nary investigation. The disciplinary procedures contain a range of sanctions, anything from a warning through to dismissal. Mr Duncan, who lives in Fulham, could not be reached for comment yesterday. He is reported to have told The Mail on Sunday that he was 100 per cent not involved in fraudulent applications. A MOTHER has received hate mail after becoming the first parent to be prosecuted for allegedly lying about her address to gain a school place for her child. Mrinal Patel, 41, faced up to a year in jail or a 5,000 fine after Harrow council accused her of giving a false address to and get a spot at a top state primary. But the case collapsed because of doubts over Harrows use of the Fraud Act. Mrs Patel told BBC1s Inside Out programme: Im innocent. 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.html