Labour to give councils power to seize boarded-up shops

Abandoned buildings could be turned into community centres in push to revive high streetsLabour will allow councils to seize abandoned shops to give them a new lease of life as cooperatives or community centres, a policy designed to revive struggling h…

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Labour to give councils power to seize boarded-up shops

Abandoned buildings could be turned into community centres in push to revive high streetsLabour will allow councils to seize abandoned shops to give them a new lease of life as cooperatives or community centres, a policy designed to revive struggling h…

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Bosses force female workers making jeans for Levis and Wrangler into sex

Women at factories in Lesotho owned by Taiwanese firm say jobs and promotions in jeopardy if they refuse advances, claims reportWomen producing jeans for American brands including Levi Strauss, Wrangler and Lee have been forced to sleep with their mana…

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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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Inverted curve proves White House has won its battle with the Fed

WeWork may have left it a tad late for its IPO unless the central bank makes a swift and decisive cutWeWork, the loss-making US office rental company, is planning a stock market launch next month to fund its global expansion. All the signs on Wall Stre…

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