11 JULY 1987, Page 4


The inner city before being spoilt by the poll tax

body of Pauline Reade was found The on Saddleworth Moor 24 years after it was buried there. Ian Brady confessed that he had murdered her. He went to the moors for the first time since he was imprisoned for life to assist the police in finding the body of Keith Bennett, another of his victims. The opposition political parties continued their post-election power strug- gles: in particular, Dr Owen is fighting a tough battle to stop the SDP merging with the Liberals. The Government's plans for the abolition of domestic rates in favour of a 'poll tax' ran into opposition from back- bench Conservatives. The trial in which Jeffrey Archer, a former deputy chairman of the Conservative Party, is seeking libel damages against the Star, a newspaper, which alleges that he paid to have sexual intercourse with a prostitute in a hotel in Victoria, began in the High Court. The Prince of Wales visited London's Bengali community in Brick Lane. The British Medical Association decided at its annual meeting to back testing for the Aids virus if necessary without the patients' consent. The DHSS is trying to discover whether testing without consent might be classed as an assault. The number of people infected with Aids in Britain has risen by nearly 50 per cent in the past three months to 6,349. British Steel announced a profit of £178 million. The Duke of Devonshire raised £6,292,000 in a sale of Old Master draw- ings from Chatsworth. A piece of cheese thought to be a thousand years old has been dug out of the peat in an Irish bog. The cheese is said to look edible but, as yet, no-one has tried it.

A VIDEO of Charles Glass, a regular contributor to the Spectator, who has been kidnapped in Beirut, was delivered to the Reuters office there. In it, Mr Glass, apparently speaking under duress, read out a statement that he had been working for the CIA. In Washington the Congressional committee investigating the so-called Iran- gate Affair called Colonel Oliver North to give evidence. He said that the President had not known but that some of the existing administration had. Klaus Barbie was jailed for life after having been found guilty on all charges brought against him during his eight-week trial at Lyons. The trial of three former senior officials of the Chernobyl nuclear power station began. Sikh terrorists murdered Hindu bus pas- sengers in the Punjab and in Hanjana. President Chun of South Korea released from detention 177 political prisoners under the amnesty proclaimed last week. Richard Branson and his co-pilot Per Lindstrand made the first crossing of the Atlantic in a hot air balloon. Both men ended up in the Irish Sea after their balloon had briefly scraped the ground in Co Derry. Pat Cash, a 22-year-old Austra- lian won the men's title at Wimbledon; Martina Navratilova took the women's title for the eighth time; Jo Dune and Jeremy Bates won the mixed doubles, the first British couple to hold the title since 1936. A Dutch clairvoyant, Ann Dankbaar, led underwater archaeologists to the discovery of a giant limestone fist outside the har- bour at Rhodes. There was speculation that it was part of the Colossus of Rhodes, but it was pronounced to be merely a boulder scraped by a mechanical digger.