Aileen Simkins
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September sees rise in UK retail sales

UK retail sales rose by 0.6% in September, according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

That was stronger than analysts had forecast and more than reversed a 0.4% fall in volumes in August.

The ONS also reported that sales were 0.6% higher than September last year.

Aileen Simkins from the ONS says small stores are growing faster than bigger stores - which may show that people are starting to make different decisions about where they shop.