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<b>Tuesday 5 August:</b> The millionaire shoplifter, Hollands pies make a come-back and missing wedding gifts

Published on August 5th 2008.

A SHOPLIFTER who was wanted by police forces in Lancashire, Nottingham and Greater Manchester, has been jailed for 28 months. Kevin Castle, was dubbed 'the millionaire shoplifter' after detectives worked out he made around £1000 a day from as far back as 2004, as he drove around the country claiming refunds on items he'd stolen from DIY stores. He was finally caught as he tried to exchange a packet of doorknobs at the Homebase branch in Altrincham.

HOLLANDS PIES is to get revamped according to new Stockport-born boss Neil Court-Johnston. The dwindling brand aims to re-establish itself as a strong north west-based national brand. Court-Johnston, 37, said the decline in sales can be reversed by taking the brand back to basics and continuing to push sales at football stadiums.

A WEDDING GIFT COMPANY has gone bust, leaving newlyweds without up to £100,000 worth of gifts bought through the online wedding gift service. Wrapit, who have a showroom in Manchester's Triangle Shopping Centre, blamed problems in the retail market and the credit crunch for the decline in sales. Customers who believe they are owed money by the company should call 0844 770 1301.

SIR ALEX FERGUSON was highly impressed with the debut from Brazilian defeder Rafael Da Silva in the 2-0 victory over Peterborough last night. Ferguson told MUTV: "The young players were fantastic and young Rafael the right-back was a sensation for me. I thought it was a real eye opener for us.”

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