Next nosedives on weaker sales

Clothing retailer Next was holding the wooden spoon on the FTSE 100 on Wednesday, down almost 4 per cent, as it posted weaker-than-expected sales in its trading statement.

Retailers facing black Christmas

In a week – and a month – which has been littered with warnings, closures and discounting, retailers are unlikely to see an end to their woes any time soon.

12 ways to help charities this Christmas

Christmas isn't just about festivities - charity has historically been an important part of Christmas, with churches leaving alms boxes for poorer parishioners on Boxing Day. This was also the day the wealthier classes let their staff home to see their families with a gift box of food.