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Queen Elizabeth flies to Sandringham after COVID disrupted Christmas plan

Reuters
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth records her annual Christmas broadcast in the White Drawing Room in Windsor Castle, next to a photograph of the queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, in Windsor, Britain, December 23, 2021. Victoria Jones/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo LONDON, Jan 23 (Reuters) – Britain’s Queen Elizabeth flew by helicopter......

Gamers help Currys through challenging Christmas

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-59992210?at_medium=RSS&at_campaign=KARANGA “I’ve mentioned our colleagues are more engaged, they’re telling us they’re happier than ever and that’s because we’ve worked really hard through this pandemic on their health, their wellbeing, their safety, and we’re going to treat them with respect,” he added. BBC – For more and to sign up......

UK retailers face inflation hangover after blowout Christmas

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Tesco, M&S lift forecasts on better than expected sales Retailers warn of inflationary pressures British consumers splashed out in December LONDON, Jan 13 (Reuters) – British consumers enjoyed a blowout Christmas, results from the country’s biggest retailers show, treating themselves to upmarket food, drink and clothes before the sober reality......

Christmas sales soar for Marks & Spencer and Tesco

BBC
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-59977154?at_medium=RSS&at_campaign=KARANGA Tesco’s chief executive Ken Murphy said that “once again, Covid-19 led to a greater focus on celebrating at home”. As a result, Tesco’s Christmas sales rose by 0.3% compared to the previous year and were 9.2% higher than the pre-pandemic festive period in 2019. BBC – For more and......

Tesco upgrades profit outlook on stronger than expected Christmas

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General view of a Tesco Extra store sign in Bletchley, in Milton Keynes, Britain, January 5, 2022. REUTERS/Andrew Boyers Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, Jan 13 (Reuters) – Tesco (TSCO.L), Britain’s biggest retailer, on Thursday raised its profit outlook for the second time in four......

Sainsbury’s raises profit outlook on strong Christmas sales

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Q3 like-for-like sales, ex fuel, down 4.5% Grocery sales down 1.1%, up 6.6% against 2019 Raises full-year profit forecast to “at least” 720 mln stg Sainsbury’s shares up 1.6% Market leader Tesco reports on Thursday LONDON, Jan 12 (Reuters) – British supermarket group Sainsbury’s (SBRY.L) raised its full-year profit forecast......

Philadelphia fire that killed 12 most likely started when Christmas tree was ignited by lighter, officials say

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here A deadly Philadelphia rowhome fire most likely started when a Christmas tree was ingited by a lighter, authorities said Tuesday. They reached their conclusion after interviewing a 5-year-old who survived the fire and ruling out all other possible explanations, they......

Britain’s Tesco outperforms rivals over Christmas

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Tesco opens its first checkout-free store, giving customers the opportunity to shop and pay without scanning a product or using a checkout in London, Britain, October 18, 2021. Picture taken October 18, 2021. Ben Stevens/Parsons Media/Handout via REUTERS THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. Register now for......

Bought your kid a VR headset for Christmas? You might end up regretting it

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Meta’s Oculus Quest 2 virtual reality headset. T3 Magazine | Future | Getty Images Parents who bought their children a virtual reality headset for Christmas could be in for a nasty surprise. Oculus, the VR division of Facebook parent company......

Bank accidentally deposits $176 million into people’s accounts on Christmas Day

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A sign hangs from a branch of Banco Santander in London, U.K., on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010. Simon Dawson | Bloomberg via Getty Images LONDON — Thousands of people received a surprise gift on Christmas Day this year when European......

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