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25 June, 2010

l British American Tobacco UK is to take over responsibility for the marketing and distribution of Samson hand-rolling tobacco. Both companies will be communicating the change to customers over a six-week period.

Halifax retailer Jas Chatha, who has three Chatha’s off-licences, won an England shirt, signed by 1996 heroes Geoff Hurst, Gordon Banks and Martin Peters – in a Vimto competition he entered at a Parfetts Cash & Carry trade show.

Pop singer Billy Ocean has re-released his 1984 hit Suddenly after it was featured in a recent TV ad for This Water.

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English wine: a happy harvest for Christmas

All across England and Wales, vineyards are being harvested. Down winding country lanes come armies of welly-wearing conscripts wielding secateurs and buckets, ready to reap the rewards of our vines. Happily they come, their cheeks ruddy with pride. Half an hour later they’re crawling over muddy clods with lacerated hands, drenched in claggy juice and cold sweat, as if ploughing through an endurance race.

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