Last-minute Christmas shoppers have benefitted from sales starting early. High streets have reported disappointing sales in the last few weeks, so many are hoping this weekend will see a late surge.
Wesley Smith reports:
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A couple who were once friends with serial killers Fred and Rose West have been jailed for their own crimes against ten children.
Our political correspondent Bob Constantine has been listening to the Chancellor as he delivers his spending review.