5 Things You Need To Know, Today, on Friday 9th November 2018
Justin Waite
5 Things You Need To Know
06:04, 9th November 2018

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5 Things You Need To Know, Today, on Friday 9th November 2018

 

5. Personal effects of Stephen Hawking, including a signed copy of his 1965 PhD thesis, have raised more than £1.8m at auction.

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4. Disney is preparing another live-action Star Wars spinoff as it looks to lure viewers to a new video streaming site.

The media giant announced the plans as it reported a record financial year, boosted by box office hits such as the Incredibles 2 and Ant-Man and the Wasp.

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3. With less than five months left before Britain and the European Union officially part ways, there remains a one-in-four chance the sides fail to reach a deal on the terms of departure, according to economists polled by Reuters this week.

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2. Spending in British shops declined in annual terms during October, by 2%, an unpromising sign ahead of the crucial end-of-year period, for already-squeezed retailers.

Including online sales, like-for-like turnover rose by 1.0 percent on the year.

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1. About 14 shops are closing every day as UK high streets face their toughest trading climate in five years, according to accountancy firm PwC.

It said fashion and electrical stores had suffered most as customers did more shopping online.

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