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News in Brief: Council boss in Baby P case quits

The chief executive of the council at the centre of the Baby P scandal is to stand down.

Ita O'Donovan (65), who is paid £180,000 a year, will retire from the Labour-run Haringey Council in north London after three-and-a-half years in February. She was appointed five days after 17-month-old Baby P, whose real name was Peter Connelly, was born. She considered resigning when the abuse case became public last December.

Teenagers facing robbery charges

TWO men aged 17 and 18 from Londonderry are expected at the city magistrates’ court today charged with armed robbery. The charges arise from an incident in Derry on September 2. A third person arrested in connection with the incident has been released without charge.

Katie happy for Peter to date

Katie Price has said that she would be able to handle seeing her estranged husband Peter Andre with a new partner. Speaking on ITV1's This Morning, Price said she believed Andre (36) was already seeing someone else. She said she would be “absolutely” OK if she saw Andre with someone else.

Man hit by train is now stable

A man struck by a train in Australia last weekend has been taken off a life-support machine after his condition improved. Dungiven man Ryan Gilloway suffered serious injuries after being hit by a train in the Blue Mountains on Saturday morning. A hospital spokeswoman last night described Mr Gilloway’s condition as “stable”. The spokeswoman added: “He is no longer on life-support and he is aware of his parents and what has happened to him.”

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