Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

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Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

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ONE purchase in 10 is now made over the internet as shoppers shun the High Street stores. Online shopping boomed at Christmas with one out of four gifts purchased online by 26 million Britons who spend an average of [pounds sterling]816 each.

This year surfers will spend [pounds sterling]30 billion, up from [pounds sterling]8.2billion in 2005.


A NEW weapon has been launched in the fight on crime - the plodcast. The pioneering Cambridge police force is the first to create a special download which features Chief Constable Julie Spence reading out the latest crime figures.

It also runs the trailblazing e-cops scheme, where beat bobbies send out emails on local issues.


A BUMBLEBEE Conservation Trust has been set up to save the 25 species left in Britain. Scientists at Stirling and Southampton universities said their loss could have a catastrophic effect on the countryside. They fear that many plants and animals that depend on the bumblebee will die out. …

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