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Debate: Boris Johnson is right to say we’re overly eager to bash the super-rich

Surprise, surprise.  Boris Johnson has gone and caused a signature ruckus: this time saying we should celebrate, not condemn, the UK’s batch of gazillionaires. And he doesn’t stop there – saying the papers should abandon their annual rich lists and replace them with a catalogue of the country’s top 100 “Tax Heroes”, with automatic knighthoods handed out to the top 10 earners-come-tax contributors.

Sainsbury's overtakes Asda on demand for its premium lines

Sainsbury's dominant position as the best-performing Big Four supermarket was cemented yesterday when the company revealed it has surpassed Asda to become the country's second-biggest supermarket and is set to overtake Morrisons' profit levels for the first time in a decade.

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Asda is to launch its "gimmick-free" Christmas advert this weekend, claiming it is spending the money saved on beating its competitors' prices.

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Online payment glitch gives £50 to Asda shoppers

Shopping online with Asda is, as the supermarket boasts, supposed to be “quick and easy”. And in a rare tonic for financially constrained customers, the retailer appeared to have allowed thousands of Britons free goods thanks to an online payment loophole.

The ultimate self portrait: Asda to launch 3D 'mini me' printing service

Asda are set to offer customers the chance to create “mini me” versions of themselves using a 3D printer.

Tesco revamps Finest range in bid to win back customers

Tesco has relaunched its premium Finest range in the hope of attracting more customers who may have stayed away after the horsemeat scandal engulfed the supermarket.

North Carolina gun rampage: Lakim Faust accused of targeting white people during mass shooting

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The costume has now been taken off Asda's website

Asda and Tesco apologise over ‘psycho’ costumes

Two of Britain's leading supermarkets have apologised for causing widespread offence by selling costumes allowing young people to imitate a “mental patient” on a “psycho ward”.

Three teens arrested over stabbing and GTA V robbery

Three teenagers have been arrested after a man was stabbed and robbed of a copy of Grand Theft Auto V less than two hours after buying the game.

London man stabbed and robbed of his copy of GTA 5

The latest title in the Grand Theft Auto series was given a midnight launch in stores across the UK

Bangladeshi factory disasters: Leading retailers shun summit on sweatshops

'Nine out of the 28 brands' supplied by the Rana Plaza factory went to the meeting

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