son screamed: Daddy, Daddy, Daddy, as he was handed back to his mother. A court order protecting the identities of Peters killers was lifted yesterday. But public anger is set to mount as legal actions totalling up to 1.6m could be paid for by the taxpayer after the outcome of axed Haringey officials compensation claims. Former 133,000-a-year head of childrens services Sharon Shoesmith could receive more than 1m if she succeeds in her unfair dismissal and sexual dis- crimination claims. Social work- ers and other officials saw Peter 60 times in the last eight months of his life, but failed to stop the abuse by Connelly, Barker and Barkers brother Jason Owen, 37. THE natural father of Baby Peter could receive as much as 400,000 compensation from Haringey council. The father, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is suing the council for 200,000 compensation for failing to protect his son. But legal experts said he may be paid twice that amount when damages and costs are included. He claims he told social workers five months before Baby Peters death in 2007 that the 17-month- old was in danger from Steven Barker, 33, the lover of the boys mother Tracey Connelly, 28. Peters father, who saw him at weekends, has told of his remorse at handing back the boy days before he died. On his final weekend visit, he said his London Lite Wednesday, 12 August 2009 Baby P dad could win 400,000 A SEArCH was under way today for a cargo ship feared to have been hijacked by pirates and taken through the English Channel. The 3,988-tonne Arctic Sea was carrying timber from Finland to Algeria and has not been heard from since a radio contact with Dover Coastguard on 28 July. Mark Clark of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency said: There didnt seem anything suspicious. It could well be that a crew member had a gun put to his head by a hijacker but who knows? Four days earlier the Finnish line was said to have reported that the ship had been boarded in the Baltic Sea by armed men posing as anti-drugs police who then left in a high-speed boat. by kevin widdop Last visit: Peters dad saw him days before he died Meteor shower expectedtonight KEEP your eyes peeled tonight for the best chance this year to see the skies over Britain light up. An estimated 80 to 100 meteors an hour are expected to shower down, although rain and cloud over London could restrict visibility. Charles and Dis soprano retires DAME Kiri Te Kanawa, the opera star who sang at the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer, is to retire. New Zealand soprano Dame Kiri, 65, said she wanted to leave the stage because the discipline was exhausting. Figure-hugging: the tight brown number and the flowery dress she tried Shades of orange: in a khaki dress and bright sunglasses Britsquick changeat theshops COSTUME changes may be nothing new to Britney Spears on stage, but she managed to squeeze three dresses into a shopping trip in LA. After the Teen Choice Awards, where she received a lifetime achievement prize, Britney, 27, hit the shops in Beverly Hills. She was seen in a brown figure-hugging dress, a pink flower-print frock which she teamed with a wide straw hat and a khaki smock. She even found time to buy an Egyptian upper arm bracelet shaped like a snake. Like an Egyptian: Spearss arm bracelet Fears for hijack ship in Channel index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html