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Fears for Game as supplier stalls over credit

Fresh concerns were raised over Game Group's future yesterday, after a leading games company refused to supply it with its latest products over concerns about its creditworthiness.

Darwin battles to secure Fenn Wright Manson survival

Fenn Wright Manson, the premium women's fashion chain, is battling to safeguard its future just 17 months after it was acquired by a private equity firm.

Fears over Game's future after leading supplier refuses to deliver new release

Fresh concerns were raised over Game Group's future yesterday, after a leading games company refused to supply it with its latest products over concerns about its creditworthiness.

Clothes shops report poor sales performance

Clothes stores reported their worst performance for nearly three years this month despite signs of better trading for other retailers.

Legal wrangle throws spotlight on food labelling

A High Court judgment last week reopened the debate about product 'use-by' dates, to the dismay of some campaigners

January hangover signals yet another tough year for high street

Retailers suffered a fall in underlying sales last month and the second-worst January of trading since the mid-1990s, hitting them with a "sobering" start to what is expected to be another "tough year".

Buyer Clare Stansfield among her wares at Rellik

Vintage Clothing: 'When I was 14, I swore I'd never wear high street clothes again...'

Vintage clothing first stretched its wings as an ethical antidote to the high street's fast fashion initiatives. It was a cost-effective alternative for those who appreciated quality, as well as value and originality.

Album: Wire, The Black Session (Pink Flag)

A live album culled from a Parisian show last May, The Black Session finds Wire switching between tracks from their recent Red Barked Tree album and old favourites.

Urban hang-outfitters: Inside the chain's new store in Newcastle

Bright Sparks: Urban Outfitters

Urban Outfitters may have been in the headlines for all the wrong reasons, but it's still one of the loudest and proudest personalities on the high street, says Harriet Walker

Offloading Comet will cost Kesa extra after trading setback

A post-Christmas collapse at Comet will cost parent company Kesa Electricals up to £15m more than it thought to get the retailer off its hands.

Quote of the day: Jace Tyrrell

Exodus from high streets as retailers shut up shop

Slew of leases coming up for renewal sparks new warning of closures over next three years

TV and electricals shops boosted as price rules are revamped

The competition watchdog has given the UK's troubled electricals sector a pre-Christmas boost by unveiling plans to ditch a 13-year-old regulation that prevents suppliers of products such as TVs or washing machines from recommending resale prices to retailers and wholesalers.

Pre-Christmas retail uplift 'won't last'

A spate of early discounting has helped retailers attract shoppers before Christmas, but the uplift is not expected to last into the new year, a survey revealed today.

Mary Portas proposes 'town teams' to save high streets

A third of high streets are "degenerating or failing" according to new research published by the Government today.

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Iraq invasion 2003: The bloody warnings six wise men gave to Tony Blair as he prepared to launch poorly planned campaign

What the six wise men told Tony Blair

Months before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, experts sought to warn the PM about his plans. Here, four of them recall that day
25 years of The Independent on Sunday: The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century

25 years of The Independent on Sunday

The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century
Homeless Veterans appeal: 'Really caring is a dangerous emotion in this kind of work'

Homeless Veterans appeal

As head of The Soldiers' Charity, Martin Rutledge has to temper compassion with realism. He tells Chris Green how his Army career prepared him
Wu-Tang Clan and The Sexual Objects offer fans a chance to own the only copies of their latest albums

Smash hit go under the hammer

It's nice to pick up a new record once in a while, but the purchasers of two latest releases can go a step further - by buying the only copy
Geeks who rocked the world: Documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry

The geeks who rocked the world

A new documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry
Belle & Sebastian interview: Stuart Murdoch reveals how the band is taking a new direction

Belle & Sebastian is taking a new direction

Twenty years ago, Belle & Sebastian was a fey indie band from Glasgow. It still is – except today, as prime mover Stuart Murdoch admits, it has a global cult following, from Hollywood to South Korea
America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

These days in the US things are pretty much stuck where they are, both in politics and society at large, says Rupert Cornwell
A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A veteran of the Fifties campaigns is inspiring a new generation of activists
Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

A C Benson called him 'a horrid little fellow', George Orwell would have shot him, but what a giant he seems now, says DJ Taylor
Growing mussels: Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project

Growing mussels

Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project
Diana Krall: The jazz singer on being friends with Elton John, outer space and skiing in Dubai

Diana Krall interview

The jazz singer on being friends with Elton John, outer space and skiing in Dubai
Pinstriped for action: A glimpse of what the very rich man will be wearing this winter

Pinstriped for action

A glimpse of what the very rich man will be wearing this winter
Russell T Davies & Ben Cook: 'Our friendship flourished online. You can share some very revelatory moments at four in the morning…'

Russell T Davies & Ben Cook: How we met

'Our friendship flourished online. You can share some very revelatory moments at four in the morning…'
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef serves up his favourite Japanese dishes

Bill Granger's Japanese recipes

Stock up on mirin, soy and miso and you have the makings of everyday Japanese cuisine
Michael Calvin: How we need more Eric Cantonas to knock some sense into us

Michael Calvin's Last Word

How we need more Eric Cantonas to knock some sense into us