Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

2 Minutes Yesterday In

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

2 Minutes Yesterday In

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10:16 Social worker in murdered toddler case struck off A social worker involved in the case of murdered two-year-old Liam Fee has been struck off from the care register.

Lesley Bate denied multiple charges in a misconduct hearing relating to the care of 15 children, including Liam, during her work at Fife Council.

They included a failure to record a number of visits, assess risks and refer cases to other support teams. The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) confirmed 12 of the charges were upheld and Mrs Bate, 60, has been removed from the register.

10:45 County Durham bank raided by armed robbers Three armed robbers wielding crowbars left staff and customers injured as they raided a County Durham bank. The Lloyds TSB bank on Blackhills Road in Horden by targeted by three men thought to be carrying crowbars and a wooden stick at around 10.45am on Wednesday. Two female members of staff were injured during the incident and were treated for minor injuries by paramedics called to the scene.Two women who happened to be in the bank at the time were also injured, but did not need treatment. A car thought to be linked to the robbery has since been discovered burnt out on the Cotsford Park Estate area in Horden.

10:50 Katie Cutler to accept donated cash A fundraiser's debt could be wiped clean after generous Geordies dug deep to pay off her PR bill.

Katie Cutler, well known for raising cash to help 4ft 6in Alan Barnes, racked up thousands of pounds of debt to a PR company who helped to promote her charity work. Beautician Katie, 23, spearheaded the online campaign to raise more than PS330,000 for vulnerable Alan after he was left with a broken collarbone when he was mugged outside his house in Low Fell, Gateshead. But now it's Katie, also from Gateshead, who has been saved by online fundraising pages, as generous strangers donated just over PS6,000 to keep the bailiffs at bay. …

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