Big supermarkets still selling knives to children

Trading Standards test purchases found retailers failing to prevent sale of knives to children on 15% of occasionsChildren are still buying knives from big UK supermarkets including Tesco and Asda – despite retailers’ recent public pledges to toughen u…

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UK retailers demand business rate cuts to save high street stores

Marks & Spencer and other chains say tax changes needed to save jobs and communitiesMore than 50 major UK retailers, including Marks & Spencer, Harrods and Iceland, have demanded tax cuts from the government to safeguard the future of the high …

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Asda signs up its fridges to keep the UK warm this winter

Supermarket’s freezers will help power 8,500 homes by matching defrost times to blackouts or surges in demandHundreds of Asda supermarket stores will help power the UK’s electricity system this winter by using its fridges to act as a virtual battery pa…

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