Have we reached ‘peak’ advent calendar?

Image copyright Sainsbury’s Image caption Sainsbury’s Gin advent calendar features 24 different premium gins Retailers say calendars allow customers to discover new products they might never have thought of before, and experiment without having to buy the full-sized product (although some of them do offer full-sized gifts). The early Christmas…

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Wages show fastest rise in almost a decade

“With faster wage growth and more subdued inflation, real earnings have picked up noticeably in the last few months,” ONS senior statistician Matt Hughes said. Firms ‘struggling to recruit as overseas staff stay away’ But Samuel Tombs, an economist at Pantheon Macroeconomics, says wages will “struggle” to accelerate much further.…

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Is rent cheaper in the next street?

Chart showing rent in Londons priciest postcodes versus the cheapest postcodes. Search for an area above or Select one below to explore map Explore another area Birmingham Glasgow Leeds Full results for this area Interactive map Zoom map out – Cardiff London Manchester For one-bedroom flats, rent in the most…

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Fire breaks out at former cattle market

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionKeyvan Ganji captured the fire as it raged through Nottingham Cattle Market Firefighters are tackling a large fire in Nottingham, in the city’s former cattle market. Four buildings are on fire at Nottingham Cattle Market, off Meadow Lane, near Notts County football…

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