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800 more Clinton Cards jobs to go

Nearly 900 people will lose their jobs next week after another wave of store closures at collapsed retailer Clinton Cards was announced.

Maureen Dunlop

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400 more jobs go at Clinton Cards

More than 400 people lost their jobs today after another wave of stores was closed at collapsed retailer Clinton Cards.

Clinton Cards rescued from administration

Clinton Cards has been rescued out of administration by American Greetings, saving 4,500 jobs at the UK card retailer.

American Greetings firm snaps up Clinton cards

The remains of high street chain Clinton Cards were today snapped up by an American greetings cards firm in a deal saving 397 stores and 4,500 jobs.

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Still golden, after all these years, San Francisco's most celebrated landmark turned 75 at the weekend with a display of pomp, pageantry, and fireworks so extravagant that they could be seen from space.

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Ennis storms away from field despite high-jump low

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Verdi Falstaff, Royal Opera House

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Don Lewin started Clinton Cards in the 1960s

Clinton Cards' administration puts 8,000 at risk

When Don Lewin took £500 in savings and opened up his first card shop on Epping High Street in the late 1960s, he was hoping to make enough money to fulfil his childhood dream of owning a Rolls Royce.

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Clinton Cards: The shop that played its hand wrong

Don Lewin turned £500 into a huge gift-shop empire. But Clinton Cards failed to adapt to the internet age – and now may be forced to fold

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A blogger who called a councillor a "c***" on Twitter and invited people to put excrement through his letter box avoided a jail sentence today.

Hitler postcard found at roadshow

Adolf Hitler was surprisingly keen to return to the front line after being injured in the First World War, a recently-discovered postcard suggests.

Peel LP collection goes online

It is a record collection that any vinyl enthusiast would covet. From obscure German techno to Appalachian folk music, to the latest sounds in the rock and pop world; the thousands of carefully catalogued albums owned by the late DJ John Peel literally have something for everyone.

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