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<b>Wednesday 4 March:</b> Sadistic rapist jailed, footballer raid arrest and ITV cut jobs

Published on March 4th 2009.


A MAN HAS BEEN ARRESTED on suspicion of burgling Manchester United footballer Darren Fletcher's house. The incident happened whilst the Scotland midfielder was away in Italy last month. His fiancee, Hayley Grice was threatened at knife point and jewellery was taken. A 28-year-old man has been arrested in connection with robbery at the house in Bowdon, Trafford.

TWO FAKE ID FRAUDSTERS are facing jail after admitting selling fake ID cards that helped children buy alcohol. Adrian Holmes, 32, and Lucy Sanders, 28, both of Lymm, Cheshire sold the cards through their online company uwantid.co.uk. The firm made between £100,000 and £200,000 from selling £20 identity cards to teenagers across the country.

A MAN HAS BEEN JAILED FOR LIFE after torturing and raping an 85-year-old woman.Damian Laing, 22, who had 30 previous convictions, broke into the woman's house in Bolton, days after being released from prison last June. He used a vegetable knife to sexually abuse and stab the woman before raping her. He then ripped wedding rings from her fingers and pawned them for £30 to buy a crate of lager.

ITV IS CUTTING 600 JOBS across its business following a reported loss of £2.7bn for 2008. It is expected that 500 of the jobs will be lost in Leeds with the closure of its Kirkstall Road studios, which makes programmes such as Heartbeat and The Royal. They also plan to sell the website Friends Reunited. The website has struggled behind social network competitors such as Facebook and Bebo.

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scoteeeMarch 4th 2009.

BBC reports 150 job losses for ITV staff in Leeds?

scoteeeMarch 4th 2009.

No i was just commenting on the article about ITV.Manc con say that it is expected ITV will be ridding 500 jobs in Leeds.They are not getting rid of that many. A spokesman on the BBC today said it would be 150.

FiMarch 4th 2009.

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