Mary Portas towns resemble Hill Valley in Back to the Future II

Mary Portas towns resemble Hill Valley in Back to the Future II

  A survey of 12 government-funded “Portas Pilot” towns found that nearly all of them resemble the alternate Hill Valley from Back to the Future II.   The towns were awarded a share of a £1.2m fund, government support and access to retail guru Mary Portas who has single handedly turned them into no go…

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Shops will accept supermarket trolleys as payment instead of new £1 coins

Shops will accept supermarket trolleys as payment instead of new £1 coins

  Thousands of shops in the UK will ignore the Royal Mint’s deadline to stop accepting the old £1 coins and will happily receive payment in supermarket trolleys instead.   A small business trade organisation representing 170,000 companies, has advised its members to accept the trolleys as payment because the changeover period for the new…

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Selfridges rewrites ’12 days of Christmas’ to include 147 new items

Selfridges rewrites ’12 days of Christmas’ to include 147 new items

  Selfridges has just commissioned a rewrite of the classic Christmas song, ’12 days of Christmas’ to include 147 separate items that are currently available in stock.   The track was commissioned to mark the opening of the company’s annual festive shop this week and despite the opening verses being sung on Monday in the…

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