Train robbery mastermind dies
The mastermind of the 1963 Great Train Robbery Bruce Reynolds died aged 81 today, just before the 50th anniversary of the famous heist.
Mr Reynolds died in his sleep after a period of ill-health.
Eddie Richardson, who spent time with him in prison, said: "I'm sad to hear the news, and it's a shame really."
Scrap metal dealers will have to hold licences after new legislation received royal assent today.
The Scrap Metal Dealers Act, aimed at making it impossible for rogue dealers to trade in stolen metals, will come into effect later this year.
Dealers will be forced to obtain a licence from their local authorities, while police will have the power to revoke licences where they find stolen metal is being traded illegally.
The future of high-street fashion retailer Republic was secured and 2,100 jobs saved today after Sports Direct International bought the chain from administrators.
The Sports World group snapped up 116 shops and stock, along with Republic's head office in Leeds, its websites and brands SoulCal, Fabric and Crafted.
Administrators Ernst & Young closed five Republic shops in Scotland on Tuesday, with the loss of 105 jobs, and axed another 150 jobs at its head office.
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