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A doll is stacked neatly on a shelf inside a warehouse. It is carefully picked and placed on a conveyor belt, travelling the length of several football pitches before it is boxed, weighed, scanned and stamped ready to be posted out for a lucky child to unwrap on Christmas morning. Welcome to Amazon in Rugeley – a modern day Santa’s workshop.

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Mobile tyre fitting group Hometyre has become the first national franchise network to be endorsed for excellent service and reliability in the new Trusted Trader scheme run by consumer watchdog Which?

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Thousands work to make Amazon magic

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A doll is stacked neatly on a shelf inside a warehouse. It is carefully picked and placed on a conveyor belt, travelling the length of several football pitches before it is boxed, weighed, scanned and stamped ready to be posted out for a lucky child to unwrap on Christmas morning. Welcome to Amazon in Rugeley – a modern day Santa’s workshop.

Russia bank bailout amid rouble woe

Former finance minister Alexei Kudrin arrives for a news conference in Moscow (AP)

Russia has bailed out a mid-sized bank to save it from bankruptcy - a clear sign that the slide in the value of the rouble in the wake of falling oil prices is straining the banking system.

Alstom to pay £494m in bribery case

Alstom has agreed to pay penalties to resolve allegations that it bribed government officials in multiple foreign countries (AP)

A French power and transportation company has agreed to pay 772 million dollars (£494 million) in penalties to the US to resolve allegations that it bribed government officials in multiple foreign countries.

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