John Lewis has reported buoyant trading over Christmas with like-for-like sales climbing 6.9 percent over the five weeks to December 28.
House of Fraser also performed well in the festive period, hailing its best ever Christmas with comparable store sales up 7.3 percent.
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Home Secretary Amber Rudd told ITV News that the most vulnerable children from the 'Jungle' camp were going to be brought to Britain.
A cloudy afternoon for many areas across the UK. The winds also strong with gusts on western coasts of Scotland. Temperatures remain mild.