Debenhams to expand after profits surge

Debenhams is to step up its expansion overseas and online after delivering an uplift in annual profits, although the retailer remains gloomy about UK consumer spending.

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Police released CCTV images yesterday in a bid to track down the two rape suspects

Hunt for men after boy raped in Debenhams department store

Police appeal for help after victim was grabbed in daylight at a busy Manchester mall

Handout CCTV images issued by Greater Manchester Police of two men wanted for questioning after a 14-year-old boy was raped in a department store toilet in the Arndale centre in Manchester city centre

Boy aged 14 abducted and raped in store's toilet

Police have issued CCTV images of two men who are wanted for questioning after a 14-year-old boy was raped in a department store toilet.

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Debenhams has launched its first foreign language website in Europe's biggest economy, Germany, to capitalise on the "Britishness" of its brand ahead of the Olympics.

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Debenhams said yesterday the Diamond Jubilee had helped it deliver trading ahead of City expectations but the department store chain warned that the high street had not been able to recoup the clothing sales lost to the early summer's wet weather.

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