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The Nifty 250: news of the day in so many words

<b>Monday April 1:</b> Body of pensioner named as mother of paranoid schizophrenic; slavery museum celebrates a million and even more council officers on more than PM

Published on April 1st 2010.


The Nifty 250: news of the day in so many words

A PARANOID SCHIZOPHRENIC who killed his father six years ago is being held on suspicion of murdering his mother who was found at his flat in Moscow Drive, Stoneycroft yesterday.

Leslie Gadsby was arrested after the body of Edna Gadsby, 70, is said to have suffered multiple stab wounds . Six years ago, the 38-year-old killed his father, Arthur, 63, during an attack with a claw hammer at their Belle Vale home. Edna also suffered a fractured skull in the same incident.

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THE INTERNATIONAL SLAVERY MUSEUM at Albert Dock has welcomed its millionth visitor.

Since opening in 2007 it has been receiving more than 350,000 visitors a year.

Richard Benjamin, it's head, said: "We’re delighted to have welcomed so many visitors over a relatively short period of time.”

THE NUMBER OF LOCAL COUNCIL officers paid more than £100,000 rose by 14 per cent last year, with Liverpool's leading the way, according to a survey published today based on replies to Freedom of Information requests.

The pay survey of local authorities, compiled by the Taxpayers Alliance, found that 31 town hall staff in the UK are paid more than Prime Minister. Liverpool's chief executive, Colin Hilton, for example is thought to be on as much as £250k, although the figure isn't in the public domain as yet.

However the Government recently moved to match Conservative policy by forcing councils to give more information on pay from this year.

Icon watch: “...Liverpool’s iconic Everyman and Playhouse theatres”. How-Do media website
“Former Jam and Style Council icon Paul Weller”. Runcorn and Widnes Weekly News.

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