Record spending in the Boxing Day sales delivered a Christmas boost to Britain’s retailers on Thursday, confounding fears of a festive slump. More than £2.7 billion was spent in stores and at online retailers across the UK, with many shops reporting their busiest Boxing Day to date. Full story >>
A spree is a short period of time that you spend doing one particular activity that you enjoy, but often too much of it. • A thief who stole a bank card wasted little time before lunging into a five-hour shopping spree – buying gasoline, lunch and a bunch of Christmas presents, authorities said.