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Manic Monday as shoppers splash the cash

Busiest day for internet sales Credit: PA

The online retailer Amazon is predicting that today - known as Cyber Monday - will be its busiest ever day for internet sales. The company has distribution centre in Hemel Hempstead, Peterborough and Marston Gate near Milton Keynes.

It expects to beat last year's record of three million orders, that's 35 items a second over a 24 hour period.

A thousand Christmas jobs at Amazon

A thousand jobs will be created in Peterborough over the Christmas period. Internet retailer Amazon has announced it will take on the extra temporary staff to help at its distribution centre.

On its busiest day last year, the company saw 35 items ordered every second. Amazon recently opened another centre in Hemel Hempstead.