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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.