Nine-year-old food blogger's ban lifted

Monique Lane
Friday, June 15, 2012
Nine-year-old food blogger's ban lifted

You might remember Martha Payne, she's the nine-year-old internet sensation whose blog NeverSeconds critiques school lunches.

A ban was recently placed on Martha by Argyll and Bute Council in Scotland after a headline reading "Time to fire the dinner ladies" next to a picture of Martha was published by Scotland's Daily Record. The article led to catering staff fearing for their jobs.

Martha's last post read, "Goodbye. This morning in maths I got taken out of class by my head teacher and taken to her office. I was told that I could not take any more photos of my school dinners because of a headline in a newspaper today."

Council leader Roddy McCuish has now told the BBC that he has instructed senior officials to lift the ban immediately, saying, "It is a good thing to do, to change your mind, and I have certainly done that."

The blog has garnered attention from the likes of Jamie Oliver and has had two million hits and over 100,000 followers since it launched.

Check out Martha's blog Never Seconds here.

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