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5 YEARS AGO

The Sun will keep its Page 3 pin-ups, its new ed­i­tor has said - adding that women read­ers fully sup­ported the fea­ture. David Dins­more said he was stand­ing his ground on the con­tro­ver­sial fea­ture, de­spite pres­sure from politi­cians, an­ti­sex­ism cam­paign­ers and stu­dent bod­ies. Page 3 has of­ten been crit­i­cised by women’s groups. Labour deputy leader Har­riet Har­man has been a long-term op­po­nent while party leader Ed Miliband said there was no place in the mod­ern world for pic­tures of top­less women in news­pa­pers. 10 YEARS AGO

Hospi­tals in Scot­land are to trial “fresh air ma­chines” which are hav­ing dra­matic suc­cess in the bat­tle against hos­pi­tal su­per bugs. The air dis­in­fec­tion (AD) ma­chines have been de­vel­oped by Aim-listed tech­nol­ogy group Mid-states, where in­vestor Der­mot Des­mond has a 15per cent stake, and which has signed a dis­tri­bu­tion deal with the Sun­light group. The ma­chines re­duced al­most to zero the in­ci­dence this year of the c. diff in­fec­tion in a north-east of Eng­land hos­pi­tal ward which re­ported 31 cases last year. 25 YEARS AGO

The widow of for­mer Celtic chair­man Tom De­vlin yes­ter­day raised the stakes in the power strug­gle for con­trol of the club. Mrs Betty De­vlin, whose hus­band died in Septem­ber 1986 af­ter 15 months as Celtic chair­man, has, along with an­other un­named share­holder, called for an ex­tra­or­di­nary gen­eral meet­ing of the club, which will con­sider two res­o­lu­tions – an in­crease in the au­tho­rised cap­i­tal of the club to 250,000 by the cre­ation of 225,000 or­di­nary £1 shares and a de­mand that 230,000 shares at £60 each should be of­fered to share­hold­ers.

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