Nine-Year-Old Scottish Food Critic Is Freed From Gag Order

Free Martha Payne.
Free Martha Payne. Photo: William Thomas Cain/Getty Images

Little Martha Payne, who writes an adorable and charitable blog called NeverSeconds about the food served at her school, was sternly ordered to call off the blog by Scottish council, a ban that infuriated both her father and her 2 million fans. She wrote: “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.” Immediately following the outrage, however, the ban was overturned and apologized for, so Martha can go back to maths and blog on with her bad sandwich self. [BBC]