Marks & Spencer sales grew by 1.3% in a "challenging market" in the year to March 2013, the company announced.
But like-for-like UK sales fell by 1%, with general merchandise down 4.1%.
Their food division did better, improving by 1.7%.
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TV favourite Cilla Black, who has died aged 72, gave viewers a "lorra, lorra laughs" during her long career.
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Blind Date and Surprise Surprise star Cilla Black,72, has died, according to reports.