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Supermarket chain Morrisons posts sales drop

The new boss of Morrisons said the business was listening hard to customers after the chain reported another drop in sales today.

The 2.9% decline in like-for-like revenues for the 13 weeks to May 3 comes on top of a 7.1% fall posted by the supermarket business a year earlier.

David Potts, who has more than 40 years retailing experience at Tesco, took over as Morrisons chief executive in March, said:

My initial impressions from my first seven weeks are of a business eager to listen to customers and improve.

This is a business with many attributes, some unique. Our task is to use those advantages to improve the shopping trip for customers and create value.

– David Potts


Ed Miliband and wife Justine cast votes in Doncaster

Labour leader Ed Miliband and his wife Justine held hands and smiled for the cameras outside their polling station in Doncaster North this morning.


A cloudy day but dry for most with some sunny spells

Expect a cloudy and windy day across the northeast of Scotland with some showery bursts of rain and possible hill snow.

A cloudy day but dry for most with some sunny spells. Credit: Met Office

Elsewhere there will be a good deal of dry weather around with sunny spells. However, a few sharp showers are expected across Wales, the Midlands and East Anglia. Temperatures will peak at 18C (64F).

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