High street retailers have enjoyed two months of increased consumer spending, according to the British Retail Consortium.
- Like-for-like retail sales rose 1.4% in June on a year earlier
- Like-for-like retail sales rose 1.8% in May
The figures lift hopes the retail sector can contribute to growth in the second quarter of this year, with gross domestic product (GDP) expected to rise by at least 0.5%.
More top news
Secret Service agents were forced to intervene to protect the Democrat Senator during a US presidential election speech.
Martin Senn, a chief executive of the Swiss giant for six years, took his own life, according to his family.
The singer demanded a fan stop using a tripod during a live show and advised her to enjoy it "in real life".