Floods force trains to divert

The great Christmas getaway has been stalled by floods which are hampering the rail network. Services in the Westcountry are among services hardest hit.

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Quarterly rent 'could push firms into insolvency'

With quarterly rent day landing on December 25 combined with fierce competition and significant margin pressure throughout the January sales period as consumer tighten their belts after Christmas, we could well see a surge of new insolvency activity during the first quarter of 2013.

– Julie Palmer, Begbies Traynor

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