Amazon refuses to stop selling Tommy Robinson merchandise

Online retailer continues to sell merchandise including T-shirts with #freeTommy logoAmazon has refused to pull merchandise in support of Tommy Robinson after it and other online companies were accused of profiting from products promoting far-right ext…

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We can revive Britain’s high streets. But developers stand in the way | Tony Naylor

Across the country, imaginative projects are increasing footfall. Yet without radical intervention, they can only do so muchAnyone who has walked down a British high street recently will not be surprised by the latest news on their dire state. A report…

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Retailers call for action as high street store closures soar

Government urged to step in over crisis that has cost tens of thousands of jobsRetailers and unions are calling for urgent government action to help struggling high streets as new data shows the number of shops, pubs and restaurants lying empty is risi…

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Spend, spend, spend: spirit of Viv Nicholson lives on among shoppers | Larry Elliott

Consumers are not fretting about Brexit but you can understand why retailers are uneasy over 31 OctoberViv Nicholson, those with long enough memories may recall, won what was then a small fortune on the football pools in 1961. Asked what she was going …

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Online shoppers and Amazon Prime Day lift UK retail sales

Small rise confounds City forecasts as even troubled department stores record increaseOnline spending bolstered UK retail sales last month, while department stores notched up their first increase this year, as consumers shrugged off Brexit fears.The qu…

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Sweden’s Klarna becomes biggest fintech firm in Europe

‘Shop now, pay later’ payments operator valued at $5.5bn after fresh round of investor fundingKlarna, the Swedish payments company with a “shop now, pay later” model, has become the largest private fintech firm in Europe after a fresh round of investor…

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Facebook still flooded with fake reviews, says Which?

Users exposed to unsafe products bolstered by misleading reviews, says studyFacebook has been accused of failing to stop the sale of fake reviews through its website, more than a month after it was told to crack down on the issue by a UK regulator.An i…

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