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Sally is annoyed when Kevin goes for a bank loan with the house as security. Alec throws his weight around in The Kabin and sacks a paper boy after slapping him. Ken warns him that Rita won't appreciate him running her business into the ground. Mike tells a distraught Hayley that she has to leave, but promises her secret is safe with him. The girls wonder why she's been sacked, whilst Roy grows angry about the discrimination. Kevin has one last try to get Sally to give him her money, but she refuses. Ida is disgusted by the way Hayley has been unfairly dismissed, and promises her that the girls are behind her. Curly is crushed when Natalie tells him that his youthful clothes make him a laughing stock. The bank manager approves Kevin's loan. Alma is stunned when Roy accuses her of ruining Hayley's new life. She lays into Mike for sacking her, saying he's an ignorant, insensitive pig. Kevin is furious when Sally tells him that she's taken an evening job demonstrating knickers. He accuses her of hoarding money so she can run away from him.


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  • This episode was broadcast at 9.45pm to allow for coverage of Champions League football.
  • TV Times synopsis: Hayley's number's up at the factory. With Sally still refusing to give him the money for the garage, Kevin makes alternative plans.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 12,290,000 viewers (7th place - combined figure including repeat).
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