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11/11/2007 - 22:11

Editoweb: UK today 11 nov 2007

Jonathan Aitken to return to politics - Illegal immigrants cleared for jobs - Queen leads tributes to war dead - Police Arrested Over Credit Card Expenses - Schools 'must remove poor teachers'.



Jonathan Aitken to return to politics
Disgraced former Tory Cabinet minister Jonathan Aitken is to be rehabilitated back into the political front line by leading a study into prison reform.
Mr Aitken will head a policy task force for think-tank the Centre for Social Justice, which advises David Cameron on social issues. He said: "It is a cause dear to my heart for obvious reasons.

Illegal immigrants cleared for jobs
The Home Office is embroiled in a fresh scandal after admitting that illegal immigrants had been cleared for jobs as security staff. Ministers have ordered new checks to be carried out on hundreds of thousands of people vetted by the Security Industry Authority (SIA) over the past three years.
The SIA had not been ensuring that applicants were entitled to work in the UK before granting licences over the past three years, according to the department.

Queen leads tributes to war dead
The Queen led the nation in remembering Britain's war dead as thousands of people across the country honoured servicemen and women who died fighting for their nation.
Wreaths were laid at the Cenotaph by the Monarch, senior royals and Prime Minister Gordon Brown as Britons around the UK remembered their own local war heroes.
Thousands of veterans marched past Whitehall's famous war memorial...

Police Arrested Over Credit Card Expenses
Two Metropolitan Police detectives have been arrested over allegations that staff credit cards have been used for personal expenses.
Scotland Yard is investigating allegations that millions of pounds could have gone missing.
The Met's professional standards watchdog has begun a review of spending on American Express cards issued to employees.

Schools 'must remove poor teachers'
Schools must remove sub-standard teachers who are damaging the prospects of hundreds of thousands of pupils, a key Government adviser said.
Sir Cyril Taylor, chairman of the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust, insisted that despite "fantastic" progress over recent years there were still about 17,000 "poor" teachers in England and Wales.

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