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lollipop lady

A person who helps school children cross trafficked roads in the UK during the school year. The name refers to the large signs he or she holds to attract the attention of traffic, which resemble lollipops.
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The decision by Middlesbrough Council to axe lollipop ladies at pelican crossings was made as part of the cashstrapped authority's cost cutting moves.
The Conservatives and Lib Dem opposition groups had accused the Labour-led council of betrayal for placing the lollipop ladies in the firing line, and a campaign led by the Birmingham Mail last year saved them first time around.
Because lollipop ladies and men are part of what makes a community.
The surveillance kit records constantly but has to be wiped clear at the end of every day - it will be shared between 30 lollipop ladies across Warwickshire.
The leading road safety officer with Wrexham Council, Sheila Humphreys-Jones, said motorists' tempers were spilling over, even with the often elderly lollipop ladies trying to help children get to school safe
We cannot vote on any individual proposal - eg lollipop ladies being axed - we can only vote on the whole list - either for it, against it or to abstain from voting altogether.
LOLLIPOP ladies are becoming hi-tech spies in the war on rogue drivers who endanger kids outside schools.
One of the songs, performed on a DVD sent along with paintings and drawings to judges includes the line: "All lollipop ladies are not the same, Sheila will always remember your name.
HEADCAMS being pioneered by lollipop ladies in Nuneaton have attracted interest on the other side of the Channel.
Mother and daughter lollipop ladies Kath and Mary Vale outside Bentley Heath School LB180208lolli-10 Picture, Loretta Brennan
LOLLIPOP ladies and men have been busy celebrating the golden anniversary of the nation's favourite public servant.