G4S boss who oversaw botched Olympics contract lands bigger pay packet for 2012 despite firm's 88m loss on London gamesG4S chief executive Nick Buckles paid 1.19m, up 170,000 on last yearCompany lost 88m in Olympics fiasco when they failed to provide security , following million pound losses during the Games. G4S boss Nick Buckles was paid a total 1.19million in 2012, up 170,000 on his 2011 paycheck, despite the company nursing an 88million loss on the London 2012 contract. The security giant failed to provide the 10,400 guards needed during this summer's main event and the military was forced to step in
Parents who 'brainwashed' their three children to hide years of horrific abuse face jail The Chorley, Lancashire, couple, who cannot be named for legal reasons, subjected their children to years of abuse but convinced them that their sadistic punishments were 'horseplay'The parents were convicted of four counts of child cruelty having previously admitted five similar offences | UPDATED: 00:08 GMT, 7 December 2012 Horrific: A care worker and her husband hid years of abuse by 'brainwashing' their children into thinking their punishments were 'horseplay' (file picture) A care-home worker and her husband who subjected their children to years of horrific abuse were facing jail yesterday after being convicted of cruelty. The couple hid their crimes for years by lying to social services and ‘brainwashing’ their daughter and two sons into believing their sadistic punishments were ‘horseplay’, a court heard. Details of their shocking attacks included: ■ Pressing red-hot spoons against their children’s skin and holding knives to their necks; ■ Beating them with belt buckles and metal coat-hangers; ■ Making their daughter sleep in a tent for three weeks in freezing conditions after wetting her bed; and ■ Stabbing her with a dirty needle and telling her she would die of Aids.