Money expert Martin Lewis gives his advice on hunting down the cheapest train tickets.

Martin Lewis: Expert tips on how to find the cheapest train fares

The only way to find the cheapest rail ticket is to throw all logic out of the window. Ask at a station or online, “What’s the cheapest train ticket from Pennyhill to Walletsworth?” And sadly you can’t rely on the answer. In many cases there are far cheaper options than the answer given.

Helen Dickinson

Shoppers provide welcome boost for high street

BRITAIN’S high streets delivered their best overall footfall performance in two years last month, which is a sign that many consumers still value “bricks and mortar” retailers, according to the British Retail Consortium (BRC).

Professor Matthew Robson of Leeds University Business School

Retailers could look to franchise model to expand around globe

FOR an island nation with a successful history of trade around the world, it is something of a puzzle that so many UK retailers tend to stay close to home. While a few companies have grasped the nettle and expanded their business overseas, as a general rule our nation’s shopkeepers have focused their energies on building, or at least maintaining, sales in their core domestic market.

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Hats off to the great Yorkshire flat cap

They used to be most commonly-worn by elderly farmers, but these days style-conscious, young men and women are joining a growing fan club. Flat caps are fashionable and the evidence of that is clear in impressive recent sales figures.

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