Sunshine lifts high street sales

Better weather lifted sales of clothing and footwear in June to give the British high street a welcome boost. Like-for-like sales rose 1.4%, following a 1.8% rise in May, the British Retail Consortium said.

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Better weather lifts sales for clothes and shoes

The warmer temperatures in May and June lifted sales on the high street. Credit: Press Association

Warmer temperatures in May and June lifted sales of clothing and footwear to give the high street a much needed boost, the British Retail Consortium said.

Sales rose for the second consecutive month in June, raising hope that a recovering in consumer spending was beginning to fuel the economy.

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