2012 was a year which required the most determined efforts to achieve profit growth. While a market upturn in the near future is unlikely our prospects are good. We have heritage brands with contemporary relevance which creates tremendous opportunities in both established and new markets for us. _
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Isolated wintry showers perhaps giving further, mainly slight, snow accumulations inland.
Staying largely dry for most of the night, but then with a line of showers travelling south across the region through the early hours.
A bank robber who threatened customers with a knife and gun while demanding cash has been jailed for 11 years.