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Zalando boss to quit ‘to prioritise wife’s career’

A chief executive of Europe’s largest online fashion site has announced plans to step down from his role, saying his wife’s “professional ambitions should take priority”. Rubin Ritter has been

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Weekend shopping returns but numbers down on 2019

Shoppers flocked to High Streets and shopping malls across England this weekend, but in numbers well below pre-pandemic levels. It was the first weekend since stores in England reopened on

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Lambs to the slaughter

Remember spring? If you were lucky enough to get out to somewhere rural, you probably saw some cute lambs a-gambolling. Well, it’s not looking good for them now. They’ve put

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How are pubs faring as alcohol ban starts?

Pubs and restaurants have had the first full day of trading without being able to serve alcohol. The entire hospitality sector was also told it must close its doors from

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Pub alcohol ban sees barrels of beer poured away

Barrels of beer are being poured down drains as Wales’ hospitality industry prepared for the alcohol ban to come into force. Pubs, restaurants and cafes are banned from serving alcohol

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Are gift cards wise or wasteful?

Allen, a father-of-three from Salford, saved all year to buy gift cards for his daughters. “They love nothing more than going out to the Boxing Day sales with their vouchers,”

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Celebrity video app boss says age of A-lister is over

The co-founder of Cameo, a service which allows fans to buy personal video messages from their favourite stars, says the traditional A-list celebrity is “a thing of the past”. Speaking

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