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.

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Tyre firm endorsed by Which?

Hometyre

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Labour in pledge on 'mansion tax'

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Owners of properties worth more than £2 million face paying a "mansion tax" in the next financial year if Labour wins the general election, Ed Balls has said.

Stocks benefit from 'Santa' rally

Pharmaceutical and technology stocks led the rally

The Dow Jones industrial average and the Standard & Poor's 500 index has closed at record highs as the market delivered its fourth gain in as many trading days.

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