Former Children's Secretary Ed Balls has defended removing the child protection chief at the centre of the Baby P scandal in Haringey.
Bus Strike In London
Thousands of bus drivers across London are on strike, and commuters are being warned to expect disruption, although a third of buses are running.
85 per cent of workers are expected to take part in the strike action, despite the High Court yesterday granting an injunction to three bus companies, stopping their drivers from walking out.
The strike, which is due to last for 24 hours, began at 3am on Friday morning.
It's over a dispute about Olympic pay. Members of the Unite union want a £500 bonus for working during the Games.
Talks have been held to try and agree a deal, but the Unite union walked out of the day long talks, claiming the £8.3m made available to resolve the dispute would only provide £340 per driver, not the £500 they are demanding.
The Unite Union wants them to be paid the bonus because of what they call the "massive increase" in workload during the Games.
Two women who were seriously sexually assaulted by a London cabbie have been awarded compensation totalling £41,250 from the Metropolitan Police.
Snowboarder Jenny Jones says her laptop with photos from the Winter Olympics has been stolen from her car in West London.
A seventh man has been arrested in connection with the death of a cash-and-carry owner who was pushed under a lorry in Barking.
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