My money is on him
A schoolboy who set up a playground sweet shop because he was fed up with 'overpriced health food' is facing expulsion.
Teenager William Guntrip was raking in more than £50 a day by selling chocolate bars and fizzy drinks to other pupils during break times.
Now the health-conscious school, which has banned sweets from vending machines and filled the canteen with healthy options, says he will be expelled if he does not shut up shop.
William, 13, set up the venture at Sponne School in Towcaster, Northamptonshire, after his father Glyn pledged to give up smoking if the boy could make £1,000 through his own business. He trawled supermarket aisles and corner shops for cut-price bargains before selling the sweets to other youngsters who wanted a change from pasta, fruit and vegetables.
The schoolboy, whose idol is Virgin tycoon Richard Branson, said: 'I can't believe it; I don't see what I've done wrong, it's not illegal. Even some of the teachers have been buying from me.
'The food at lunchtimes is rubbish. It's all pasta and vegetables, there's no meat. I don't mind some healthy stuff but it costs too much money and there's not enough choice. Now they've taken away all my stock.'
Why do I have the feeling he will do far better in life than the nannies who are trying to stop him. Mine's a Mars bar and a Coke - please.