(1) Ofcom will conduct research, such as mystery shopping, to assess the transparency of contractual information given to customers by providers at the point of sale".
(2) But not only did it post a larger loss than expected, Amazon also projected 7% to 18% revenue growth over the busiest shopping period of the year, a far cry from the 20%-plus pace that had convinced investors to overlook its persistent lack of profit in the past.
(3) The M&S Current Account, which has no monthly fee, is available from 15 May and is offering people the chance to bank and shop under one roof.
(4) Half the bullet got me and the other half went into a shop window across the road.
(5) He was burnt alive along with three customers as flames from the car set his carpet shop ablaze.
(6) Shop staff must be trained in the procedure and a record kept of the training.
(7) The ceremony is the much-anticipated shop window for the Games, and Boyle was brought in to provide the creative vision.
(8) The mayor of London had said in a Twitter exchange in July that it was a “ludicrous urban myth” that Britain’s premier shopping street was one of the world’s most polluted thoroughfares, saying that the capital’s air quality was “better than Paris and other European cities”.
(9) Given how Bank forecasts have been all over the shop, it is possible that the Old Lady's spreadsheet wizards could scupper Mr Carney's plans by spying a speck of price pressure and panicking about it turning into a giant inflationary boulder.
(10) The company abandoned plans to build a second savoury factory in the East Midlands, as well as its Greggs Moment coffee shops which it had been trialling since 2011.
(11) Although 400 positions have been saved , a further 425 shop workers and head office staff have definitely lost their jobs.
(12) As well as stocking second-hand items for purchase, charity shops such as Oxfam have launched Christmas gifts to provide specific help for poor communities abroad.
(13) It acts as a one-stop shop bringing together credit unions and other organisations, such as Five Lamps , a charity providing loans, and white-goods providers willing to sell products with low-interest repayments.
(14) The last time I saw Ruqayah was in the summer of 2014, in a chain cafe in Cairo’s largest shopping mall.
(15) Ready to be fleeced and swamped, I wandered cautiously along Laugavegur past the lovely independent shops, the clean, friendly streets and ended up in a fun hipsterish bar called the Lebowski, where they serve Tuborg and the craft burgers are named things like The Walter (I ordered The Nihilist).
(16) The rioting began on Wednesday after a deadly argument between a Muslim gold shop owner and his Buddhist customers in Meikhtila.
(17) The Butcher’s Arms Herne Facebook Twitter Pinterest Martyn Hillier at the Butcher’s Arms Now a place of pilgrimage and inspiration, the Butcher’s Arms was established by Martyn Hillier in 2005 when he opened for business in the three-metre by four-metre front room of a former butcher’s shop.
(18) Raindrops on Roses Photograph: Felix Clay This boutique style, high-end gift shop in St Albans is one of a new breed of charity shops.
(19) To mark World Aids Day, THT is opening a charity shop in Soho Estates’ Walkers Court development in central Soho.
(20) It adds that the number of deals signed in relation to betting shops alone in 2012-13 was 77% greater than the number signed in in 2007-08.
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(1) Worst of all they are a sop to those who think censorship is the answer to powerlessness.
(2) Scores of sopping-wet pedestrians have complained to police after being splashed when motorists drove through puddles, figures show.
(3) After addition of ouabain (1 microM) the after potentials, after contractions, and SOP and SOT amplitude were significantly increased.
(4) Intracellular killing (KI), superoxide anion-producing capacity (SOP), and myeloperoxidase (MPO) activity were measured in 22 patients with esophageal cancer, 27 with gastric cancer, and 13 age-matched controls.
(5) In the present study, we have shown by single afferent unit recording in the organs of Lorenzini that L-serine-O-phosphate (L-SOP) decreases the resting discharge frequency as well as electrically evoked responses.
(6) Immediately after resuscitation, the following data were obtained; arterial (a) pH 7.17, PaCO2 37.8 mmHg, aHCO3- 13.2 mEq.l-1, venous (v) pH 7.09, PvCO2 57.5 mmHg, vHCO3- 16.6 mEq.l-1, CSF (c) pH 7.27, PcCO2 41.4 mmHg, cHCO3- 18.6 mEq.l-1, serum osmotic pressure (SOP) 310 mOsm.kg-1, and serum lactate (SL) 24.8 mg.dl-1.
(7) In a sop to UK sensibilities, Germany suggested a slight postponement and slight adjustment of the new regime in what looked like giving Osborne an opportunity to save face.
(8) "This bill is a sop to Eurosceptics on the Tory backbenches rather than a serious policy for Europe," said shadow Europe minister, Wayne David.
(9) The insertion of sop+ from the F plasmid or parB+ from the R1 plasmid reduced the loss frequency by a factor of 10(3) for the pBR322 derivative and by at least a factor of 10(2) for the mini-R1 plasmid.
(10) The BBC sessions version of Hey is one of my favourite ever songs and to hear that, as the sun was trying to break through, almost made me forget the fact I'd lost my waterproof and was walking about sopping wet in a glorified bin-liner.
(11) The present results therefore indicate that the environmental contaminants, HPO and SOP, lack any potential for modification of mammary gland or colon carcinogenesis under the conditions of the investigation.
(12) The month-long review will act as a sop to France's Socialist government that wants to keep American hands off what it has described as one of its "industrial jewels".
(13) The intraocular pressure (IOP) was decreased by 14 mm Hg to 3.9 and 4.9 mm Hg after SOP and VOP, respectively.
(14) This would be a drop in the ocean, and do nothing to resolve the mountain of outstanding debt; but it might be enough of a sop to Hollande for him to be able to claim he's shifted the debate towards growth.
(15) Myelomatosis developed in 10 SOP and 2 EMP patients, and this development did not correlate with the presence or absence of an M-component at the time of diagnosis of plasmacytoma.
(16) The offer of a referendum “was a concession to party, a manoeuvre to access some of the Ukip vote, a sop to the rampant anti-Europe feeling of parts of the media.
(17) The second provision was a sop to unions, and as such was seen as a Democratic ask: a tax on group health care plans – which would fund a reinsurance program to protect against early strain on the system from potentially lots of sick people and no healthy people signing up – was to be delayed.
(18) Fisher worked during the height of the recovery, helping launch boats that were going out to sop up oil.
(19) Previous studies have identified a glycoprotein (sOP 92) that is secreted by sheep oviductal epithelium and subsequently becomes associated with developing embryos.
(20) This year, in fact, was an exception, when very late in the day and as a sop to commuters, George Osborne announced that the formula would be simply RPI, forcing the rail companies into hurried changes to their complicated fares tables.