The council boss whose staff failed scores of girls abused by a sex grooming gang is in inks ine for a payoff worth nearly £600,000.
The bumper redundancy package for Joanna Simons has been drawn up on the eve of a scathing report into the paedophile scandal.
Officials insist the 55-year-old chief executive is leaving Oxfordshire County Council for cost-cutting reasons. But there is anger from victims that the deal will allow Miss Simons to dodge any blame.
Catastrophic failings by the police and social workers meant the abuse carried on for years. In a further development, the chief constable whose force will be lambasted in the same report has been promoted to a new £185,000 a year job.
Copenhagen, Denmark (CNN)The man suspected of killing two people in Copenhagen swore fidelity to ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in a posting made on what’s apparently his Facebook page just before the weekend shooting spree.
The post pledges “allegiance to Abu Bakr in full obedience in the good and bad things. And I won’t dispute with him unless it is an outrageous disbelief.”
3. Oliver North on slaughter of Christian Coptics
4. Libya: Tripoli-based parliament condemns Egypt strikes as ‘assault on sovereignty’
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said that what was happening in Libya was a threat to world peace and security.
His remarks came as Egyptian jets bombed IS targets in response to a militant video of the apparent beheadings of 21 Egyptian Christians.
Libya has been in chaos since 2011, with militias battling for control of territory and two rival governments.
But the BBC’s Jim Muir says there is little international appetite for military involvement and the emphasis remains on trying to find a political and diplomatic solution to the country’s problems.
Thank you M., Wrath of Khan, and many more. Just finishing up a 90 second video from Denmark. Suggest people have their Imodium at hand before they watch. Ready in 20 mins or less.