'British unemployment falls to 2.46 million'

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British unemployment to 2.46 million in the three months to September while the number of people in work rose for the first time in over a year. The...

British unemployment to 2.46 million in the three months to September while the number of people in work rose for the first time in over a year. The number of people without a job rose by 30,000 in the three months to September to 2.46 million - below the 2.47 million recorded in the three months to August - The Times

Families are about to reap the benefits of a supermarket price war in time for Christmas. Leading grocery executives said that they were increasing their promotional activity to gain market share in what will be a fiercely competitive period, while analysts said that falling food price inflation would give supermarkets a "war chest" to allow for reduced prices - The Times

Sainsbury reported a jump in profits and raised its dividend as food promotions helped attract more recession-hit shoppers in the first half. Pre-tax profits at the supermarket chain rose 33pc to £342m on sales including VAT up 3.7pc to £11.2bn - The Telegraph

Gareth Davis, chief executive of Imperial Tobacco, confirmed on Tuesday that he would stand down after more than 37 years at the cigarette company - Financial Times

Spain's ham industry is under threat from an aggressive Australian parasite that is eating away at the nation's holm oak pastures, experts have warned. The trees, which for generations have provided Iberian pigs with the rich acorn diet necessary to ensure the succulent texture of Jamon Iberico, are under attack from a strain of phytophthora, a fungus with its origins in Australia - The Telegraph

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