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Ethel Austin buy-out saves 1,000 jobs

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Man jailed for 20 years for Matalan manager murder

A gang member who stabbed a store manager to death during a botched raid was given a life sentence today.

Matalan killer's first victim was 'a kind, popular teenager'

Double killer Anthony Maina's first victim was a popular and kind-hearted teenager whose death tore his family apart, they said.

Teenager guilty of Matalan manager murder

A teenager who knifed a shop manager during a botched cash raid was found guilty of murder today.

New Look stock market flotation shelved

High street fashion chain New Look shelved plans for a stock market flotation today in the wake of recent financial turmoil.

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