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G4S dismissed Olympic Games 'teething problems'

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Extra 1,200 troops placed on standby

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Home Office warned by G4S of 'guards shortfall' on June 27

The Home Office was warned of a “possible temporary shortfall” in G4S guards for the Olympics as early as June 27, the Home Secretary admitted today.

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G4S chief stuns MPs with £57m contract claim

The embattled chief executive of the security giant G4S provoked anger and surprise yesterday by insisting his company would still claim its £57m "management fee" despite its failure to recruit thousands of guards to protect the London Olympics.

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Job security? G4S boss Nick Buckles faces grilling from MPs

Nick Buckles, the beleaguered chief executive of G4S, will be cross-examined by MPs today over the Olympics security fiasco. He faces a daunting challenge to hold on to his post.

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Mother of murder victim will tell MPs that changes need to be made to the IPCC

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Theresa May responds to criticism over Olympics security 'shambles'

Home Secretary called to House of Commons amid opposition accusations of 'huge Home Office shambles'

The Immigration Minister, Damian Green, insists all airport desks will be staffed for the Games

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Damian Green must explain why half the immigration desks at Heathrow Airport were closed today despite long queues of passengers waiting to enter the country, a Labour MP said.

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