In recent years M&S’s self-inflicted problems – poor clothing ranges, sub-standard online operation and shabby stores – have been compounded by the malaise afflicting the wider retail sector.

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Akasya shopping centre,  Istanbul. When it opened in 2014, a metro stop and dedicated cross-city bus line were opened nearby to allow shoppers more easily reach its 257 stores.

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People cross an Istanbul street beneath a billboard advertising the Apple iPhone X. President Erdogan has indicated that Turkey will boycott US electronic goods, including Apple products. Photograph: Getty Images

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London: A new “hopper” bus ticket is to be rolled out across the English capital

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US president Ronald Reagan and his wife Nancy on their wedding anniversary in the White House on March 4th, 1985. Photograph: Reuters

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Dubbed London’s most dapper dude, 28-year-old Cypriot Matthew Zorpas has carved a name for himself for style with a blog that commands 55,000 uniqu(...)

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