Retail figures just out, nastier than expected - spending down 0.8% on the month. But retail is up 0.6% on the year and online continues to grow. Weekly online spending is now more than £500 million.
Weakening consumer confidence has led to a much worse than expected October for retailers. Retail sales volumes dropped 0.8% month-on-month.
The traders and locals on Horley High Street are determined to fight the seemingly endless tale of decline.
Another drip of bad news for Britain's battered retailers. Retail figures for October show sales are down 0.8% compared with September.