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Retail sales slump

Retail sales slump
Retail sales fell by 2.3% between March and April, the largest drop since January 2010, the Office for National Statistics has revealed.

Sales were also down 1.1% year on year - the largest fall since August 2011 when sales volumes fell by 1.2%.

The ONS attributed the slump to a weather-related drop in clothing sales and a record drop in fuel sales, after fears of a tanker driver strike led to panic buying at the end of March.

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