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Amazon looking for Christmas workers in Midlands

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Internet retailer Amazon is looking for thousands of extra people to work over the Christmas period.

People will be paid to help pick, pack and ship festive orders from its warehouses in Peterborough and Coalville in Leicestershire.

In total the company is recruiting 20,000 new workers across the country.

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Booksellers head to Downing Street with Amazon petition

Independent bookshop in Warwickshire Credit: ITV News Central

A petition set up by a couple who run independent bookshops in Warwickshire against online retailer Amazon has been signed by more than 150,000 people.

Frances Smith and her husband Keith will go to Downing Street today to hand in the petition.

The couple say they are struggling because they are undercut by the online retailer who don't pay any corporation tax.

Amazon says it pays all the tax it has to.

Over 31,000 sign petition against Amazon

A petition has been signed by more than 31,000 people against Amazon Credit: ITV Central News

A petition set up by a couple who run independent bookshops in Warwickshire against online retailer Amazon has been signed by more than 31,000 people.

Frances Smith and her husband run stores in Kenilworth and Warwick. They say they're struggling because they're undercut by the online retailer who don't pay any corporation tax. Amazon says it pays all the tax it has to.

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