Rebecca Smithers

In for a penny, out of a pound

The spending power of British consumers is under pressure as disposable income shrinks.

New Heathrow terminal to be shoppers’ paradise

It has taken two decades to plan, 20 000 workers to build and cost an unprecedented £4,3-billion. But until now, the doors to the retail space at Terminal 5, at London's Heathrow airport, which opens next month, have been firmly closed to the media, amid criticisms that the terminal is destined to be little more than a glorified shopping mall.

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