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|Retail sales see August recovery |
(20 minutes later)
UK retail sales rose by 0.3% in August, official figures have shown, taking the annual rate of growth to 4.3%.
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) also revised July's sales figure upwards from a 0.3% fall to show no change on the month.
August's figures were lifted by household goods sales and non-store retailing, but food store sales fell.
Average prices were down by just 0.1% on a year ago - the smallest level of discounting since January 2002.