News Graham Badman wrote a report on Baby P but another case of neglect later occurred on his watch

The man who commissioned second report into the case of Baby P is facing questions tonight over his role as chair of Haringey’s Local Safeguarding Children’s Board after apologising for yet another child abuse case in the London borough.

Officer saved as bullet hit his radio in gunfight

A police officer narrowly escaped serious injury when a bullet was found lodged in his radio after an exchange of fire during an attempted arrest.

Man jailed over Baby P death freed

The first of the three people jailed over Baby P's death was released from prison today, sources said.

Man left dead and officer wounded in rush-hour shooting

One man was killed and a police officer injured in a shooting incident in north London yesterday.

Man jailed over Baby P's death may be freed this week

One of the trio jailed over Baby P's death could walk free from prison this week.

Sharon Shoesmith in line for compensation

Former child protection boss Sharon Shoesmith is in line for compensation estimated at up to £1 million after judges rejected applications to challenge a ruling that she was unfairly sacked following the Baby P tragedy.

Great Ormond Street doctors call for inquiry into 'cover-up'

Senior doctors from Britain's leading children's hospital will today call for independent investigators to be brought in amid mounting accusations of management cover-ups, bullying and falling standards.

Baby P social workers to appeal

Sharon Shoesmith has defended two of Baby P's social workers after they were granted leave to appeal against an employment tribunal judgment that they were fairly sacked.

Sharon Shoesmith sacking ruling challenged

The Department for Education confirmed today that it is seeking an appeal at the Supreme Court against the Court of Appeal ruling that Sharon Shoesmith was unfairly sacked following the Baby P tragedy.

Great Ormond Street faces new attack on alleged Baby P cover-up

A report which said a doctor at the Haringey clinic should not have been hired was cut before it was shown to the official review

Joan Smith: Shoesmith's humiliation is not justice. It's vengeance

I know we're all supposed to hate boring old judges who want to stop us posting our witty, scabrous or downright furious observations on Twitter. It's freedom of expression, innit? But it's also just conceivable that the judiciary, on occasion, takes a longer and more measured view of controversial cases than the self-appointed tribunes of the people.

Ed Balls was too quick to sack Baby P chief, rules Court of Appeal

Sharon Shoesmith, who was vilified after the death of the toddler Baby P, won her appeal yesterday that she was "unfairly and unlawfully" sacked.

'Up to £1m payout' for Sharon Shoesmith

Sharon Shoesmith could be in line for a massive compensation payout following today's Court of Appeal ruling that she was unfairly sacked following the Baby P tragedy.

Tottenham take legal action over 2012 stadium

Tottenham are taking Olympic chiefs to court over the decision to hand the 2012 stadium to West Ham after the Games, the BBC reported today.

Sharon Shoesmith in appeal over sacking

Sharon Shoesmith has launched a Court of Appeal battle over her sacking after the Baby P tragedy.

Royal Mail plans huge West End development

Royal Mail is planning a huge retail, office and homes development right in the heart of the West End to raise money from its redundant property assets. It confirmed last week plans to lose 1,700 jobs, to cut costs, and to close two of its London distribution sites. It will, within weeks, submit a planning application for a site near Tottenham Court Road, on Rathbone Place. The site will be vacated in 2013 and once Royal Mail gets planning consent it will be sold.

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