Diary: A fresh solution to Miss Beckles' debt

Staying on an educational note, the line-up of creditors frustrated by Yolande Beckles gets more intriguing.

Despite her mission to shake up the teaching of under-achieving teenagers in BBC2's Don't Mess with Miss Beckles, stories have alleged she has several outstanding debts.

Now Diary can reveal that Beckles also owes Media Strategy £15,000 for work the agency did for Global Graduates, her business to help ethnic minority candidates sell themselves to the legal profession.

Media Strategy managing director Charles Lewington says the agency spent much of the time managing PR around her dispute with a subsidiary of Birmingham's local education authority.

He adds: 'Since Yolande's now a Beeb "educational adviser", I think I might invoice the Director General, suggesting that he helps repay her creditors before she receives her taxpayer-funded fee.'

That'll teach her.

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