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<B>Thursday 26 June:</b> Recession begins to bite, Brady challenged and Verve returns

Published on June 26th 2008.

FURTHER SIGNS of economic gloom emerged as furniture retailing chain IVLA was placed in administration. For the moment, the staff of around 100 people working at IVLA’s Manchester store, have retained jobs there as administrators, Kroll, seek a buyer

MOORS MURDERER, Ian Brady, has been told to “put up or shut up” by Liverpool lawyer David Kirwan who acts for Winnie Johnson mother of Keith Bennet, one of Brady’s victims whose body has never been recovered. Brady has said that Keith, who he has admitted to abducting and murdering in 1964, is buried on Saddleworth Moor where he and his co-conspirator, Myra Hindley, buried their other young victims. Manipulative to the last, Brady, now 70, insists that he is willing to return to the moors to aid in the search for Keith’s body but only if West Yorkshire, rather than Greater Manchester Police oversee the search. Mr. Kirwan says that Winnie is unable to rest until Keth, who was 12 when he vanished, is finally found.

WIGAN BAND, The Verve, release their first album since 1997 on the eighteenth of August. This weekend’s Glastonbury headliners have named the album Forth. The first single from the album, Love is Noise, is streamed on their MySpace page.

DEAN BOTTOMLEY, 21, from Stockport was jailed by Judge Khokhar for four months for temporarily blinding a police helicopter pilot, Captain Mark Westwood, who was flying over Heaton Norris an April 16th. He pointed a laser pen, purchased on the internet for £30, at the helicopter.

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