1,700 jobs go as Threshers stores close

Author: By Kelly Macnamara, Press Association

First Quench – which also trades as Wine Rack, The Local, Haddows, Bottoms Up
and Victoria Wine – fell into administration last month after struggling
amid the recession.

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Better house price numbers mask pain in most of the UK

Author: By David Prosser, Business Editor

Rightmove’s monthly housing survey, which is based on asking prices on the website rather than on completions, also reveals that the value of properties across much of the UK are continuing to fall. While overall prices in England and Wales have risen during September, only three areas of the country saw gains.

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