John Coatman: Salford Council worker who lifted the lid on mistakes in children at risk records wins 70,000 payout for being sacked unfairly

Council worker who lifted the lid on mistakes in children at risk records wins 70,000 payout for being sacked unfairlyJohn Coatman received the payout after a battle with Salford CouncilWas sacked after raising concerns over figures in line manager's reportMr Coatman says the case caused him so much stress he suffered a stroke By James Rush PUBLISHED: 09:52 GMT, 20 February 2013 | UPDATED: 11:03 GMT, 20 February 2013 John Coatman has been awarded nearly 70,000 after winning an unfair dismissal case against Salford Council for being sacked after raising concerns about inaccuracies in a report about children at risk of abuse A council worker sacked after pointing out inaccuracies in a report about children at risk of abuse has been awarded 67,995 in an unfair dismissal case. John Coatman, 59, received the payout after a battle with Salford Council, which started in 2008

ITV logo ridiculed in channel rebrand

logo hits rock bottom: Channel subject of ridicule after new motif is unveiled The new logo is part of a multi-million pound rebrandThe rebrand was launched at 6am yesterday across all network's channelsThe broadcaster renamed its flagship channel from ITV1 to ITV By Alasdair Glennie PUBLISHED: 01:52 GMT, 15 January 2013 | UPDATED: 04:45 GMT, 15 January 2013 It was supposed to give ITV programmes a fresh and coherent new look. But as the broadcaster unveiled its colourful new logo yesterday, not everyone was so flattering in their assessment

Sam and Billie Faiers plead with judge as stepfather is sentenced to 4 years in prison for 1.1m bullion heist

Towie sister Sam and Billie Faiers plead with judge as their stepfather is sentenced to four years in prison for 1.1m bullion heistDavid Chatwood, stepfather to the TV stars, was said to be the ringleader in the plot They begged for leniency for the 58-year-old saying he 'was helpful in their shop' He has served seven-and-a-half months on remand and could be released by April 2014 | UPDATED: 18:30 GMT, 7 December 2012 TOWIE stars Sam and Billie Faiers wrote to an Old Bailey judge pleading for leniency for their stepfather, jailed for four years today for his part in a 1.1 million bullion robbery. The pair said that David Chatwood was 'helpful in their shop' in a letter to the judge ahead of sentencing. The reality TV stars along with Sam's boyfriend Joey Essex sat in the public gallery and waved to Chatwood, 58, as he was led from the dock at the Old Bailey today.