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Cute cupcakes in four romantic flavours could well be your Valentine's Day saviour if you're still lacking that perfect pressie.

Sweet Couture's cake boutique, in Canada Place Mall, has launched four limited edition loved-up treats - Arabica Rose, Cocoa Noir, Coco Bliss and Strawberry Cream - to warm the hearts and tickle the tastebuds of Wharfers for a mere £3 each.

By Andrew Williams


Last week we celebrated International Women's Day and this week it is Mothering Sunday.

Both are powerful reminders not just of the positive role that women play in today's society, but also of the road we still have to travel for women across the globe to gain equality and respect.

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By Kay Lockett

"A man without a smiling face, should never open a shop," says Noel Saunders, managing director of John Lewis Stratford City, quoting a Chinese proverb as he welcomes the first customers of the day to the department store.

He said: "I'm at the front door every day. I came across this saying, which sums up and evokes a sense of what retailing is all about. My simple take on it is to be present and say good morning to the first rush of customers and make them feel welcome.

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Expecting another reindeer jumper and pair of boring M&S socks in your stocking again this year?

Entrepreneur Donna Plakhtienko thinks she has the answer to those unwanted Christmas presents - sign up to her online wishlist service dubbed Don't Ask Don't Get.

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