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A surprise December sales slump capped a nightmare week for Britain's beleaguered retailers today.

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Outlook Dixons Retail, the owner of Currys and PC World, was a rare shaft of light from the retail world today, pushing up sales 8 per cent thanks to Comet's demise. You can't argue with selling five tablets every second.

Blockbuster falls as Britain’s retailers prepare for grim 2013

Thousands may lose jobs as video-rental chain becomes latest high street failure

James Moore: Amazon's smile gets wider as it chews its way through the high street

Outlook Is it just me, or did the Amazon smile logo get just a little wider as HMV became the latest taxpaying British retailer to give up the ghost? The demise of the business should come as no great surprise. It would have taken something of a miracle to arrest what was a precipitous decline in sales and spare the business from breaching the banking covenants that come with trying to operate under a welter burden of debt.

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Of the recent high street collapses, none has had quite the impact on the national consciousness as that of HMV. People remember where they were when they bought a record in a way that they don't when the purchase is a fridge, or even a camera, regrettable though the demise of both Comet and Jessops has been.

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Sticking to physical goods was its downfall, writes Martin Hickman

HMV has entered administration

Chief executive says 'HMV still has a place on the high street' as customers are told that their gift vouchers are worthless

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HMV's flagship store linked to The Beatles

HMV's flagship London store famously played its part in helping The Beatles land their record deal, setting them on the path to becoming the biggest band in the world.

Why the news about HMV closing means a little bit of magic has gone out of our lives

When I worked there in the mid-70s the queues stretched to the back of the shop

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Chart star Chip joined a dream team of rappers - alive and dead - as they flew in from the US.

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Sony released the collection of Dylan’s demos shortly before the end of 2012

Bob Dylan releases just 100 copies of 'The 50th Anniversary Collected' boxset to exploit copyright loophole

Loophole could have seen the material distributed for free to millions

Sony and BMG poised to make joint Parlophone bid

The battle to control the British record label Parlophone, home of Coldplay, the Pet Shop Boys and Tinie Tempah, is hotting up, with Sony and BMG reported to be planning a joint bid.

HMV hopes for Christmas to be its saviour

The beleaguered entertainment retailer HMV faces a critical two day of trading before Christmas Day that could play a pivotal role in shaping whether it survives on the high street.

HMV directors admit there's doubt over its future

It will take more than sweets to make customers stay with HMV

Online sales and illegal downloads may see HMV leave the high street

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