G4S boss stays but two lieutenants go after Olympics shambles

Nick Buckles survives despite company’s failure to provide enough guards for London 2012The chief executive of G4S has survived calls for him to resign following the company’s failure to provide enough guards to secure the London 2012 Olympics.G4S said on Friday that it would keep Nick Buckles in the top job despite the 52-year-old acknowledging […]
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Olympics CEO Paul Deighton to take on Treasury role

New appointment signals government hopes that Olympic and Paralympic stardust will rub off on the economyAfter delivering a widely praised Olympic and Paralympic Games, London 2012 chief executive Paul Deighton has taken on an even greater challenge by accepting a Treasury brief to get the economy moving.Having already found a part time legacy role for […]
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Chip-hungry Olympic workers celebrate freedom from McDonald’s monopoly

Staff working on opening and closing ceremonies allowed to eat chips served outside branches of fast food chainThe great London 2012 Olympic chip embargo has cracked. No longer will hungry workers at the games be denied pie and chips, chicken and chips or even just chips because of a monopoly enforced by McDonald’s, a major […]
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