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Home improvement and stockpiling boost September UK retail sales

Consumers increased spending on improving their homes and stockpiling goods in September in preparation for a tightening of restrictions, providing a boost for retailers.

Sales in the UK rose 5.6 per cent last month compared with the same period a year ago, according to data from the British Retail Consortium and the consultancy KPMG. That was above the six-month average decline of 1.1 per cent and the best annual growth rate of any month since December 2009, it found.

“September saw a big improvement in retail sales growth,” said Helen Dickinson, chief executive at the BRC, whose survey covers about 60 per cent of the industry.

“With office workers still at home for the foreseeable future, the sales of electronics, household goods and home office products have remained high,” she added. In contrast, more time spent at home and the cancellation of public events “have continued to hold back clothing

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Gudas Wants to Help Give Panthers Strong Home-Ice Advantage in 2020-21

SUNRISE, Fla. – When opposing teams visit South Florida, they often leave with a nice tan.

But if Radko Gudas has his way this season, they’ll also be leaving a little black and blue.

Putting pen to paper on a three-year contract with the Florida Panthers not long after the NHL’s free agency period officially opened on Friday, the hard-nosed defenseman is hoping that his no-nonsense, menacing brand of hockey will help make BB&T Center one of the toughest barns to visit in the league.

“I’m really excited to get going and working hard to be in the best shape I can be to play the tough, physical role that I’m going to get,” Gudas said last week. “I’m looking forward that. I always look forward to playing a physical game and making sure that teams don’t like coming in our building.”

It’s that sort of attitude that caught the

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Local school board roundup: Pied Piper undergoing renovation | News, Sports, Jobs

These savings rival the Prime Day deals.

Walmart's Big Save is happening online and in stores until October 15.

Walmart’s Big Save is happening online and in stores until October 15.

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Black Friday-worthy deals are ramping up thanks to Amazon Prime. October 13-14 make up Amazon’s infamous Prime Day – the sales event of all sales events! During these two days, Amazon Prime members are eligible for discounts up to 99% off popular items in home, electronics, groceries, apparel, pets, magazines and more. But, even though it may seem like everyone subscribes to Amazon Prime, there are tons of people who don’t.

If that’s you, there are many retailers competing with Amazon by offering tremendous discounts in this holiday sales kickoff. Like Walmart, who’s hosting it’s Big Save event from now until October 15, with savings so huge you won’t miss the Prime Day deals at all. We

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