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Private Eye follows up

Private Eye   /   Analysis and Comment   /   06 February 2019

Good news some interpreters do their job properly. 

Private Eye: Loose Lips

Private Eye   /   Analysis and Comment   /   23 January 2019

The problems caused by police using unqualified interpreters were identified yet again as it was revealed that language agency ITL had lost its contract with police in the North-East following collapse of a court case. 

Life as a football interpreter: Helping deliver babies, and holding hands with Trapattoni

BBC Sport   /   Analysis and Comment   /   02 November 2018

From helping deliver babies, to explaining EastEnders to a group of bemused foreign journalists, football interpreters can lead an interesting life.

Court interpreters: Lost for Words

Private Eye   /   Analysis and Comment   /   05 September 2018

The latest figures for providing interpreters and translators in court cases show that current contractor thebigword is doing a far better job ensuring someone turns up than its predecessor Crapita ever did. But questions remain over whether all those supplied are up to the job. 


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