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SECRETARY. An officer who, by order of his superior, writes letters and other instruments. He is so called because he is possessed of the secrets of his employer. This term wag used in France in 1343, and in England the term secretary was first applied to the clerks of the king, who being always near his person were called clerks of the secret, and in the reign of Henry VIII. the term secretary of state came into it.

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A NURSERY admin assistant appeared in court charged with stealing more than PS6,000 from a Wirral primary school.
Birkby's Poole The boys category, who will join Nicole Scherzinger at a luxury resort in Dubai with guest mentor Ne-yo, are Jake Quickenden, 23, a lifeguard from Scunthorpe; Jahmene Douglas, 21, a supermarket worker from Swindon; Rylan Clark, 23, a model from Essex; James Arthur, 24, a singer-songwriter from Middlesbrough; Adam Burridge, 23, an admin assistant from Middlesex and Nathan Fagan-Gayle, 25, a singer-songwriter from London.
At Conwy Council, an admin assistant was given a final written warning for spending time shopping online.
At Conwy Council, an admin assistant was given a final written warning for spending time browsing the Debenhams website and shopping online, while an instructor also received a final written warning for looking at wedding and crop circle websites.
Josie Stephens, 33, an admin assistant who believes in living the WAG lifestyle, is no stranger to overspending, and she has incurred debts up to 85,000 pounds.
She's joined by admin assistant Jemma Elliot, 20, hairdresser Emma Cater, 24, and sisters Kirsty Palmer, an 18-year-old childcare student and nursery nurse Josie, 24 and Joanna Wright, 16.
The airport says the two new positions - an environment systems officer and community relations and admin assistant - will help in ensuring its work in managing its environmental performance and developing relations with the local community.
NHS admin assistant Jill, 30, said: "I was devastated when I found out about my dad's diagnosis and wanted to help him in any way I could.
Contact name and number: Miss Joanne Pickering, admin assistant, on 01642 769942.
Working alongside Courtney Lane - the intelligent and insightful admin assistant at his parents' detective agency - Travis gets drawn into a situation that is far more dangerous than he could ever have anticipated.
The business has taken on an admin assistant through Jobs Growth Wales and an interior designer on a Go Wales placement.
WITH WINGS: At the cheque presentation to Kirkwood Hospice from left, catering manager Yvette Marks-Noel, trust and legacy fundraiser Julie Shaw, admin assistant Virginia Grealy, senior sister Gillian Hinchliffe and and RAF Benevolent Fund regional director Geoff Ware (PW060112Fkirkwood-01)