Ivy Needham was in her late sixties and coming to terms with the loss of both her sight and hearing when she was thrust into the forefront of the campaign to get back the pension funds stolen by Robert Maxwell from his staff and from pensioners who had worked for his companies.
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Wednesday 13 March 2013
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Saturday 17 November 2012
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Friday 02 November 2012
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Wednesday 10 October 2012
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Monday 08 October 2012
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Monday 08 October 2012
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Sunday 08 January 2012
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