United Nations of Bargain Hunters: Britons find themselves at the back of the queue as China and Middle East lead rush for designer brands | UPDATED: 23:40 GMT, 26 December 2012 Like every sensible sales shopper, Ghada Alhajji set herself a spending limit yesterday.
On Christmas Day spend time at church, spend time with family… and spend a little time shopping online, says Church of EnglandChurch spokesman says online shopping is OK, as long as you spend time with your family and at churchChristmas Day 'is not about self-denial'Online spending set to spike today as sales start early | UPDATED: 00:37 GMT, 25 December 2012 The Church of England has urged people not to feel bad about shopping online on Christmas Day, despite concerns about the increased commercialisation of Christmas
Briton with a mental age of seven jailed for four years for starting fire at Spanish hotelAndrew Dmytruk, 51, had been on remand in Spain for almost two yearsCampaigners say he has learning difficulties and is dependent on his 77-year-old mother | UPDATED: 18:24 GMT, 14 December 2012 Jailed: Andrew Dmytruk, 50 A British holidaymaker with a mental age of seven has been jailed for four years and four months after he admitted starting a fire in a Spanish hotel.
Even better-off families are shopping for bargains as they struggle to make ends meet Food price rises have outpaced wage increasesHousehold budgets have been stretched to breaking pointShoppers are increasingly turning to bargain deals, multi-buy offers and vouchers to put enough food on the table | UPDATED: 08:37 GMT, 13 December 2012 Families are changing their daily diet to match the bargain food offers from supermarkets amid the longest cost of living squeeze in at least 100 years.
Supermarkets agree to end discount 'cons' that tempt shoppers with bogus claims of savings | UPDATED: 07:41 GMT, 30 November 2012 Supermarkets have agreed to end bargain price cons that tempt shoppers with bogus claims of savings.
Another 125 Comet stores to close as 5,000 staff face redundancy just a week before ChristmasThe remaining 70 stores will stay open until all remaining stock is soldAdministrators also plan to close the company's distribution centre in Harlow, Essex, this Friday | UPDATED: 11:39 GMT, 28 November 2012 Up to 5,000 staff at electricals chain Comet could be out of a job just a week before Christmas after administrators today announced a further 125 stores will close. Administrators Deloitte said it would only keep the remaining 70 stores open until all remaining stock is sold. Around 5,000 employees work across the 195 Comet stores, with more than 3,000 jobs expected to be affected by today's decision