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Issue No. 2404

Swindling head banned for life

Jo Shuter, former “super head” of a London academy, has been banned from teaching for life after abusing expenses. Shuter used around £7,000 of school money to fund her 50th birthday party.

More abuse at Yarl’s Wood?

Further allegations have emerged of sexual abuse at the Yarl’s Wood detention centre near Bedford. Sana, who was threatened with deportation, says a health worker assaulted her. Serco, which runs Yarl’s Wood, has said that eight workers have been sacked or resigned over “inappropriate behaviour” there.

Police threat to IPCC watchdog

A Met Police commander said officers may refuse to answer questions to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC). This follows an IPCC plan to stop officers conferring when writing statements after serious incidents such as shootings.

SNP is against a living wage

The Scottish parliament voted by 44 to 74 against a Labour proposal to require public contractors to pay the £7.65 an hour living wage. Scottish National Party deputy leader Nicola Sturgeon argued against the proposal citing “risk of legal challenge”.


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Tue 20 May 2014, 20:06 BST
Issue No. 2404
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