A golden performance for Sainsbury's sales

The grocer Sainsbury's struck "Paralympic gold" after its sponsorship of the event helped its sales sprint ahead, but rival Morrisons suffered its worst performance for around seven years.

Guinness crisps available now in Selfridges and Waitrose, and in Asda from next month

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Bilal Khizar was hit by a car and killed in Bradford, West Yorkshire on Saturday

Boy killed as driver evades police check

Two people have been arrested after a 12-year-old boy died in a hit-and-run incident involving a car that had just been stopped by police. Bilal Khizar was on a crossing in Bradford, West Yorkshire, when he was hit by a red Seat Ibiza at around 7pm on Saturday.

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Retailers managed to scrape an uplift in sales in the first half of this month after shoppers returned to the high streets after the lull in August during the Olympics.

Let dark petals bloom

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Tesco has delivered the strongest sales of the big four supermarkets over the last month, in the first major sign that a £1bn investment to turnaround its UK business is bearing fruit.

Since 2000 the number of dairy farmers has shrunk by 40 per cent to 10,700

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Dairy farmers are planning demonstrations against supermarket chains in protest at lower milk prices that they say will bankrupt them and change the countryside.

Since 2000 the number of dairy farmers has shrunk by 40 per cent to 10,700

Milk crisis turns sour as dairy farmers reveal plans to blockade supermarkets

Milk producers say they face bankruptcy unless the 4p-a-litre cut is reversed

Cheap lines boom as shoppers cut back

Consumers are cutting back on buying premium own-label groceries for the first time in four years, as they flock to the discounters Aldi and Lidl in droves.

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Supermarket giants to slash fuel prices

Supermarket Asda is cutting the price of petrol.

GMB seals staff deal with Asda

A ground-breaking deal covering the pay and conditions of thousands of workers at supermarket giant Asda was signed today.

Asda and Sainsbury's cut petrol prices

Supermarket giants Asda and Sainsbury's are cutting up to 3p a litre from the price of fuel.

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Aldi and Lidl boost their share

Hard-pressed shoppers are flocking to the discounters Aldi and Lidl to give them record market shares.

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