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The council leader is Labour's Ian Ward pictured. Florence was downgraded to a tropical depression Sunday morning but Carolina residents are not out of the clear as widespread river flooding keeps some stranded.

Storm surges, flash floods and winds scattered destruction widely and crews are working to rescue residents pictured top right, a member of the US Coast Guard ' bottom, right a member of the Cajun Navy. Death toll from Florence has reached 14, including three who died in flash flooding on roadways. A couple in South Carolina died from carbon monoxide poisoning after using a generator inside their home Friday.

Rivers are swelling toward record levels, forecasters now warn, and thousands of people have been ordered to evacuate for fear that the next few days could bring the most destructive round of flooding in North Carolina history. North Carolina woman, Breeanna Perry, was rescued from killer floods after social media users responded to her desperate plea for help to save her disabled mother and grandmother Friday.

She and her family had been told to evacuate by officials, but she was unsure where to go as an undocumented immigrant and her children were terrified that they would be separated by ICE. The ponies and pony pen were left untouched on Ocracoke Island during the storm. A bonus is paid when a customer can prove their personal recommendation convinced someone else to buy.

Tantse Walter has benefited simply from recommending deals to friends and family. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey revealed that conservative employees at the company don't feel 'safe' in expressing their opinions and he wants that to change.

Former boxer Michael Watson, 53 pictured who is partially disabled from a fight, confessed it was a 'miracle' that he was still alive after three men were found guilty this week of a horrific attack. She's the undisputed queen of cakes, but in her six years on Bake Off, Mary Berry became known as a fashion icon, too, winning plaudits for her style that women a third her age would envy.

The youngster laughed delightedly after her session right , while her brother Oscar, two, looked on with their mother Crown Princess Victoria, 41 top inset. Jason Maxiell, 35, shocked Iyanla: Fix My Life viewers when he admitted to bedding women but would only tell Brandi, his wife of eight years, it was 'over 50' in year-old interview. The footage shows Charlotte Teeling, 33, dancing in an empty Birmingham nightclub, just hours before she met Richard Bailey - who then lured her to his flat and murdered her.

Dressed in combat uniform, a British soldier casually leans over a desk in his barracks to snort a line of cocaine while his comrades gleefully film him on their mobile phones. Former professional hockey player Tim Brent, 34, from Ontario shared an image of himself hugging the dead body of the bear on Twitter after the hunt in Yukon, provoking a huge backlash.

FBI papers state that email addresses for staff were found on hacker systems. Former Australian prime minister Tony Abbott has narrowly avoided major embarrassment after scraping through to remain the Liberal candidate for the seat he has held for 25 years.

Tens of thousands of 'hardstyles' revellers flocked to Sydney's Defqon. The festival attracted electronic music and dance lovers from across the nation who came together to enjoy sets from world-class international DJs headlined by Headhunterz. Hosted in Penrith, western Sydney, the annual event kicked off at But Mr Gregg, from Egbaston, Birmingham has had the pioneering new treatment.

The Mexico City prosecutors' office said at least one foreigner was among those wounded in Friday night's attack in the capital, which local media said was staged by three gunmen. Last week, Grease actress Olivia Newton-John revealed she was taking cannabis oil to aid sleep and reduce pain after suffering a third relapse in her battle against breast cancer. A video surfaced on social media showing them mockingly compare the Venezuela president Nicolas Maduro to the animal.

The two-minute clip shows one man lead a donkey through a firehouse while another videotaping says they were receiving a presidential visit. The joke is based on a disparaging nickname that critics of the socialist president use for him - Maburro, a play on his name using 'burro,' the Spanish word for donkey. Counterintelligence police arrested the two men at the firehouse after the video went viral.

Lawmakers loyal to Maduro last year passed a law against spreading hate, which carries a prison sentence of up to 20 years. Mrs Justice Gwynneth Knowles gave her approval at a hearing in the Court of Protection, where judges consider issues relating to people who lack mental capacity to make decisions, in July. Massachusetts man Arthur Medici, 26, died after a shark attack Saturday.

He was boogie boarding with a friend at Newcomb Hollow Beach in Wellfleet around 12pm when he was fatally attacked. Churchill was the towering figure of the Second World War. He was the one who did most to shape our idea of what actually took place in those terrible years of conflict, according to Peter Hitchens. The loo was sold by auctioneers Clive Emson whose spokeswoman Katie Semmens said: Liu may meet with Trump to discuss the tariffs depending on the talk.

The family of Margaret Moore, who died of pancreatic cancer in April, have been banned from erecting a cremation stone bearing a rose emblem at St Nicholas' Church cemetery in Solihull. A man and woman in southern Minnesota are accused of dropping off a 5-year-old boy in the woods as punishment for wetting himself.

Lynda Michel, 42, and Gregory Wilson, 32, were charged. NEW Stephen Armstrong, 31, said after seeing the moving 'orb' floating above his daughter he had to pluck up the courage to enter Ella's room. Critics believe providers have exploited a lack of joined-up regulation.

While watchdog Ofcom is in charge of pricing, the Phone-paid Services Authority polices directory enquiries. Belmont, which gives mortgages to those with poor credit histories, is now run by several senior figures present during Northern Rock's downfall. The Antiquities Ministry says the sphinx, made of sandstone, was found in the Temple of Kom Ombo during work to protect the site from groundwater in the southern city of Aswan.

Mostafa Waziri, secretary general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, says the statue probably dates back to the Ptolemaic time.

We were at the Kachikally Crocodile Pool in Bakau, a place that is believed to have healing powers. They are intelligent creatures with extraordinary eyesight. Samantha Markle has publicly hit out at Prince Harry again, this time likening him to a hamster on his 34th birthday.

She blasted him in a Twitter post for his treatment of her dad Thomas Markle. A horde of moths have been filmed in Oyonnax, in the Ain department of eastern France. Gaelle Lecompte recorded the insects sticking to the window and flying under a street light in the town. Mr Lecompte said he saw the shocking sight with his partner and believes the outdoor lights are the reason the insects keep coming back.

Thousands of boxwood moths have been turning up in the town over recent weeks with locals saying they're particularly prevalent at night. The boxwood moth is native to Asia, but has been spreading in Europe for the last ten years. A streaker who performed a headstand and caused delays at a New Zealand rugby union game was stopped in his tracks by man dressed as Superman on Saturday.

Australian cricketer Cameron White was lucky to escape injury after he was struck with a ball during the first JLT Cup match in Townsville.

Andrew Murray played a key role in a campaign to support pro-Moscow separatists in Ukraine but has sinceangrily denied being part of any 'so-called propaganda network'. Marks and Spencer has marked the start of the festive shopping season by filming its annual Christmas advert on a West London street, transforming a row of newly bedecked Victorian terraces with a dusting of snow, thanks to the magic of snow cannons. Pictured clockwise from top left: A brunette model walks by a fictional high street toy shop, a classic car gets a dusting of faux snow, the model strides past a guitar shop, the row of London houses transformed for the advert.

Liz Hurley's two-year-old pet labrador Hector nearly died after being run over by an Amazon van delivery driver at her Hertfordshire estate, The Mail on Sunday can reveal. An Australian couple who hit the road in a van nine months ago bring a fresh twist to this unique lifestyle choice. They're travelling baristas and their mission is to bring great coffee to all of Australia. The charity said it was not clear whether the snake had escaped or if it had been abandoned.

The storm hit in Marikina, Philippines just moments after Randy Manaois, 29, and his bride Jennifer pictured , 28, took their vows and prepared to take to the dance floor.

But as they reached the top of the venue, a look of concern spread across their faces and a large crack was heard overhead. The tornado is believed to have a radius of 1km and affected around 20 homes in area. Here's our pick of the best architectural follies where you can spend the night.

The list includes a triangular landmark near Exeter and Hadlow Tower in Kent, pictured. British accessories designer Anya Hinmarch inset has been hosting events on the beanbag - dubbed the Chubby Cloud - main aimed to be more soothing than all of the London Fashion Week runway shows.

The event, which was held at the palatial Banqueting House, ran for three days and sold out. Sunday, Sep 16th 5-Day Forecast. David Beckham takes Victoria out for lunch with the kids to celebrate her emotional London Fashion Week debut after she stopped for a quick smooch on the runway Victoria Beckham was in a celebratory mood today as she made her eponymous brand's London Fashion Week debut at Mayfair's Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac. Cardi B jokes about fight with pic of young fan. Tropical storm set to cause chaos and uproot trees as it batters the west and north of Britain with 70mph winds Tropical storm Helene is set to hit the UK overnight on Monday and through the early hours of Tuesday.

Ant McPartlin's estranged wife Lisa Armstrong 'accuses presenter of adultery and names his new girlfriend Anne-Marie Corbett in divorce papers' Lisa Armstrong will reportedly file for divorce from husband Ant McPartlin on the grounds of adultery and name his new girlfriend Anne-Marie Corbett in the papers.

How well do YOU know the world map? Quiz challenges players to name the capital cities of 25 far-flung countries and getting full marks is trickier than you think! Mother of boy, 11, left with horrific G-force injuries after 'Roundabout of Death' YouTube playground stunt says his vision is STILL blurred as he recovers in hospital NEW Dawn Hollingworth, from Tuxford in Nottinghamshire, said her son Tyler Broome pictured together left is still in hospital with blurred vision after he was spun on a roundabout using the rear wheel of a motorcycle right.

Lily Allen FINALLY apologises to Cheryl as she blames 'sexual frustrations' and jealousy over her success for their year feud The singer has finally apologised to Cheryl, citing the reason behind their year feud on her own sexual frustrations and jealousy over her success.

Britain's oldest person reveals the secret to a long life is a dram of whisky a day as she celebrates her th birthday today Grace Jones, known to her friends as 'Amazing Grace', reached the landmark age after the death of Olive Evelyn Boar, from Felixstowe, Suffolk, in August at the age of A VERY familiar place in the sun: Grandfather, 83, takes his family on holiday to the same Jersey hotel every year since and always stays in the same room and eats the same buffet of cold meats This is the family that just can't get enough of Biarritz Hotel inset in St Brélade, as former civil engineer Bill Platts has been leaving his Barnsley home behind every year to escape for breaks since Popping an aspirin pill a day WON'T keep the doctor away: Study finds 'wonder pill' doesn't lower heart attack and stroke risks, and can increase bleeding Researchers found that a daily dose of aspirin didn't prolong healthy, independent living free of dementia.

Serena Williams adamantly maintains she did not receive coaching during the US Open in her first interview since her controversial defeat Serena Williams remains adamant she did not receive coaching during the US open, despite her coach admitting otherwise. Typhoon Mangkhut hits mainland China, bringing torrential rains and mph winds after killing at least 30 people in the Philippines The world's biggest storm this year reached China after rocking Hong Kong earlier on Sunday, injuring more than people and leaving skyscrapers swaying in the fierce winds.

Train staff tell passengers on Arriva service with broken loos to get off at a station to use the lavatories - and then LEAVE without them An announcement on the Arriva Trains Wales service from Haverfordwest to Cardiff told passengers to take a loo break at Carmarthen file photo if they needed one.

It's a family affair! The Queen gets into the autumnal spirit in an orange ensemble as she heads to church at Balmoral with William, Charles and Camilla Her Majesty looked in great spirits, no doubt delighted to be spending time with her grandson Prince William, 36, who joined her in the back of her chauffeur-drive Bentley to Crathie Kirk near her Balmoral estate.

The Queen makes even me nervous, says Prince Harry: The women making a fortune out of Meghan's every move What started as the hobby of two stay-at-home mums has rapidly become THE global authority on all things Meghan — even Vogue turns to them for intel on her latest headline-grabbing outfit.

TV company may step in to cover Prince Andrew's daughter's big day after talks fail with public broadcaster Eugenie, 28, and her fiance Jack Brooksbank, 32, announced their engagement in January. Security services hunt for 'Doctor Novichok' medic whose job it was to keep them safe from toxin and a fourth man 'who met up with Salisbury hitmen' British intelligence are hunting a medic known as Dr Novichok they say accompanied the hitmen sent to poison ex-spy Sergei Skripal in the Salisbury nerve agent attack.

May warned to get her 'act together' and deliver sanctions on Russia amid claims they could be delayed until after Brexit despite Salisbury MPs have demanded faster action after a minister suggested the so-called Magnitsky List may not be imposed until , despite the attempted assassination of Sergei Skripal. Russian secret service 'in crisis' after botched Novichok assassination attempt in Salisbury The Gru, Russia's military intelligence service, have been accused of 'crossing the line' by rival agencies over the way they attempted to kill the Skripals.

Charles Bronson's ex-soap star wife says 'Britain's hardest criminal' is really 'a chubby cry baby' who cried when parole board turned him down Paula Williamson, 38, married Bronson last year after he proposed to her on Valentine's Day, but split after less than a year of marriage. Jihadis hijacked jail bible classes: Prison chaplain tells how he was terrorised by Muslim extremist inmates 'who backed ISIS and yelled support for the killers of Lee Rigby' Pastor Paul Song today describes how he was left in a state of near- constant fear after Muslim gangs, acting with impunity, came to dominate Brixton Prison in South London.

US prosecutors demand 'killer dad' Chris Watts provide DNA and fingerprints in triple murder case after he claims he saw his wife strangle their daughter until she was 'blue in the face' Christopher Watts was arrested and charged with first-degree murder in the deaths of his year-old wife, Shanann Watts, and their two daughters at their home in Frederick, Colorado.

Katie Piper reveals she suffers from depression and anxiety more than a decade after harrowing acid attack The model has revealed she suffers from depression and anxiety more than a decade after her acid attack. Sweeping tax cuts for workers would help in no deal Brexit. Boris 'made frantic calls to ex-Tory aide Carrie Symonds' as it is revealed they were seen holidaying in Italy together weeks before end of his marriage Boris Johnson has allegedly called Carrie Symonds and told her he 'can't wait to see her', after they were spotted before his marriage ended.

Government probe into why so many girls want to be boys: Investigation ordered after number of 'transitioning referrals' increases by four per cent Figures show the number of children referred for gender treatment has risen from 97 to 2, in eight years including Alex Bertie pictured who showed his transition on YouTube.

Big Brother and Celebrity Big Brother axe: Reality show tipped for ITV. Have we met Charlotte Foxfield? What happened to Chanel Dyson? Mother of Manchester terror attack survivor slams BBC drama Bodyguard for using its own reporters - including Andrew Marr and Laura Kuenssberg -saying they make the show TOO realistic The hit drama has come under fire for using 14 real-life BBC reporters - including high profile stars Andrew Marr and Laura Kuenssberg - in cameo appearances in the thriller.

Ryanair passenger films a baggage handler opening a suitcase and pocketing a speaker while loading luggage onto a plane A passenger boarding a Ryanair flight from Ibiza to Madrid filmed the thief - who had only started his job three days earlier - in action before alerting an air steward.

Former England cricketer and Strictly star Darren Gough remarries his ex-wife 16 years after they divorced The former Yorkshire fast-bowler first married Anna in before splitting up nine years later, only to reunite in , break up again in and settle down once more in They won't be feeling so Fresh this morning! New university students enjoy a boozy night out as they arrive in Manchester to start their studies Drunken scenes in Manchester show the students launching themselves into the partying lifestyle as they spent their first weekend away from home.

Pussy Riot member, 30, in hospital and suffering from hallucinations after suspected poisoning following court appearance Pyotr Verzilov pictured was flown to a Berlin hospital overnight after a suspected poisoning, as his estranged wife said it may have been attempted murder. Pregnant Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson reveals her history of depression and self-harm as she says she NEVER wants to be Prime Minister Ruth Davidson, 39, last night revealed that she suffered from suicidal thoughts as a teenager, and that she would not risk her mental health by running for Prime Minister.

The Agent Boot file: Michael Foot went to his grave protesting his innocence, but is this the evidence that exposes him as a liar - or worse? North Carolina prepares for 'catastrophic' flooding as Hurricane Florence kills 13 and residents are told to flee or risk their lives Fayetteville, North Carolina, Mayor Mitch Colvin warned people living within a mile of Cape Fear river or Little River they had to leave by 3pm Sunday.

Woman tweets desperate SOS from attic to save her life and disabled mother and grandmother from killer Hurricane Florence floods North Carolina woman, Breeanna Perry, was rescued from killer floods after social media users responded to her desperate plea for help to save her disabled mother and grandmother Friday. Heartbreaking video shows mother in tears over fears that US immigration will arrest her, separate her children and then deport the family if they seek shelter during Hurricane Florence She and her family had been told to evacuate by officials, but she was unsure where to go as an undocumented immigrant and her children were terrified that they would be separated by ICE.

Wild horses in North Carolina calmly graze through the worst of Florence The ponies and pony pen were left untouched on Ocracoke Island during the storm. Send us your videos. Most Shared Right Now. Britain's oldest person reveals the secret to a long life is a dram of whisky a day as she celebrates her th birthday today.

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Mary Berry's fashion secrets: Bake Off icon reveals her enviable style is down to dozens of jackets, Tesco jumpers - and never showing any decolletage She's the undisputed queen of cakes, but in her six years on Bake Off, Mary Berry became known as a fashion icon, too, winning plaudits for her style that women a third her age would envy.

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Former hockey player receives death threats after posing with the body of a grizzly bear he shot on a hunt in Canada - as British stars including Ricky Gervais join the backlash Former professional hockey player Tim Brent, 34, from Ontario shared an image of himself hugging the dead body of the bear on Twitter after the hunt in Yukon, provoking a huge backlash.

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Barely-there bikinis, bizarre 'hakken' dancing and even a cameo by 'Muslim soldier' Yakiboy: Take a look inside Sydney's colourful Defqon. Georgia , U. Erwin Fahlbusch and Geoffrey William Bromiley write that throughout their existence, organizations advocating first-day Sabbatarianism , such as the Lord's Day Alliance in North America and the Lord's Day Observance Society in the British Isles, were supported by labor unions in lobbying "to prevent secular and commercial interests from hampering freedom of worship and from exploiting workers.

In some religions, the day of the Sabbath is the seventh day of the week, said to be the day God rested after six days of creation. Specifically as number 3 or 4 in the list of the Ten Commandments known as "Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy".

Not to follow one or many of the Ten Commandments can be considered a sin , or a wrong thing to do. In Judaism , the Sabbath is the seventh day of the Hebrew calendar week , which in English is known as Saturday. EU law allows each member state to set its own policy concerning work on Sundays. The European Court of Justice in its case law on the subject, built in the s, has not confirmed that Sunday should forcibly be the day of interruption.

For the European Commission, "the choice of a closing day of shopping involves historical, cultural, touristic, social and religious considerations within the discretion of each Member State". The following European Union countries currently allow all shops to open for at least part of every Sunday: The following European Union countries currently allow shops to open every Sunday on tourist declared towns and cities and currently have a very extensive list of them that includes capitals and major cities: Belgium, France, Netherlands and Spain.

In Malta, restrictions have been lifted in early , and grocery shops are now allowed to open; other stores have to pay a fee of Euros per week to be open on Sundays. Shops in Belgium may open on a certain number of Sunday afternoons. Six of these are determined by the federal government and three may be determined by municipalities. In addition, the criteria which a municipality must meet to be recognised as a "tourist centres" were relaxed. There are also arrangements for food stores to open on Sunday and wider arrangements for Sunday opening of certain sectors such as furniture and do-it-yourself stores and garden centres.

The Roman Catholic Church and some other minor organisations tried to influence the Croatian Government in order for Sunday shopping to be banned.

Although it had worked for some time, the Croatian Constitutional Court declared banning Sunday shopping to be unconstitutional, and on 28 April issued a decision making it legal. However, this new ban was also declared to be unconstitutional by the Croatian Constitutional Court on 19 June The current law [1] permits even the largest retailing venues to stay open on Sundays. The new law came into force on January 1, France's laws about Sunday shopping are complex.

Although Sunday shopping is generally not allowed, there are many exceptions such as certain zones and municipalities of the metropolitan areas of Paris, Marseille, and Lille; as well as around cities that were declared as tourist towns, including major cities such as Nice, Le Havre, Vannes, and Bordeaux. Most major stores nationwide open every December Sunday prior to Christmas.

Supermarkets but not Hypermarkets are allowed to open nationwide every Sunday morning until The relaxation allowed all stores to open in tourist areas before, only sports, toys and cultural shops were allowed.

The most visible result is that now clothing stores open every Sunday in places such as Champs Elysees in Paris, La Défense, downtown Marseille, downtown Cannes and downtown Nice. However, only the ones in the Paris metropolitan area actually do so. In Germany, opening hours have long been restricted through the Ladenschlussgesetz. The law was changed, in the face of strong resistance from labour unions, to allow langer Donnerstag "long Thursday" until 8: In , the Federal Constitutional Court ruled against lifting restrictions on Sunday opening, which is still confined to some small bakeries and to convenience stores inside railway stations and airports.

In and , the responsibility for opening hours was transferred to the state governments instead of the federal government, leading to an end to regulated Monday—Saturday opening hours in several states. Studies on the German deregulation find that, far from causing an increase in consumer prices, the liberalisation lowered prices to some extent, though revenue was unaffected.

This decrease in prices was probably driven by productivity increases created by the smoothing of consumer traffic over a longer period of time and the greater ability of consumers to compare prices in a deregulated environment.

As of , the number of Sunday shopping days per year became regulated by the local government bodies. Berlin, [28] for example, allowed 10 Sundays each year in , reduced to 8 Sundays in , of which two must be during the month before Christmas.

Several major railway stations are permitted to operate their shops, such as grocery stores, bookstores, drug stores, on Sundays. Until 15 March , shopping hours in Hungary were not regulated. Most convenience stores and general stores were open on Sunday, even if only in the mornings. From 15 March , new regulations banned shops from opening on Sundays. The general exception from the law is the four Sundays in Advent and one day that the shops can choose themselves.

Lidl chooses to open and close different stores on different Sundays, and lists which will be open in its flysheets. Due to the very negative social feedbacks, a referendum was also planned against Sunday shopping ban. From 17 April , the shopping hours in Hungary are again not regulated. On Christmas Eve , shops must close by 2 pm; while on 31 December, shops can be opened until 6 pm.

There has been no recent legislation regarding Sunday trading in Ireland , which is regulated by the Shops Hours of Trading Act However, the act itself is largely inoperative, and as a result, most shops and businesses may open whenever they please, including on Sundays and public holidays.

Major retail chains such as supermarkets, department stores, stores that specialise in DIY, household goods, clothing, etc. In Dublin , almost all shops are open on a Sunday. Supermarkets, convenience stores, and petrol stations are open longer hours than other shops on Sundays, typically from early morning Some supermarkets, such as Tesco , are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Many convenience stores, petrol stations and food service outlets are also open permanently — particularly in Dublin.

Alcohol can only be sold in shops with a special license - this includes most supermarkets, convenience stores and petrol stations. Alcohol can only be bought between The relaxed nature of the Sunday trading hours in the Republic of Ireland saw in the past a large number of people from Northern Ireland travelling over the border to shop, eat and drink as Northern Ireland traditionally had very strict Sunday trading rules - and still does by comparison.

For example, pubs in Northern Ireland were not permitted to open on Sundays until This affected trading in key border towns and cities especially in counties Donegal, Monaghan, Louth and Cavan.

Many people from Northern Ireland would spend most of their Sundays over the border, as nearly all of their shops, pubs and restaurants were open. In the Netherlands , all municipalities have the authority to in principle allow shops to open every Sunday. However, in the Christian-dominated Bible Belt area, little use is made of this due to severe pressure from conservative Christians claiming Sunday as a day for worship only.

Until 1 July , all communities were only allowed to open shops 12 Sundays a year. The law provided for touristic municipalities including major cities such as Amsterdam, Rotterdam and The Hague to allow shops to open on Sundays year-round. A Sunday on which shops are opened is known as a koopzondag in Dutch , literally "buying Sunday".

Since 1 March , [30] the restriction on Sunday shopping is throughout Poland:. Initially, in , a law was passed banning trade on state holidays. The law entered into force on 26 October , and the first day of the ban was All Saints' Day In , the Sejm rejected a civil law bill amending the Labour Code, which prohibits stores closing on Sundays.

The bill came in force on 1 March The law applies to all stores, except those where the owner is the sole worker in the store, stores located in train stations, airports, ports, as well as florists, bakeries until Commercial liberalisation during the s allowed Sunday shopping with no restrictions. However, due to pressure from the small independent shops, certain restrictions were introduced in the s.

In June , measures were adopted to liberalise shop opening hours, causing great controversy. The regional governments, the employers' associations representing small and medium-sized retailers and the trade unions opposed the reform.

The CEOE employers' confederation and the employers' associations representing large retailers were in favour of the changes. Currently, each autonomous community may establish its own Sunday opening calendar. The general trend is to allow Sunday opening once a month usually the first Sunday and every Sunday during special shopping seasons including Christmas and sales.

Certain sectors including bars, restaurants, bakeries, pharmacies, fairly big convenience stores, small family-run stores, and bookshops are granted an exception and may open every Sunday with no restrictions. It is not hard to find a small grocery store open on Sunday in any Spanish town as of Religious concerns have been notably absent from the debate. The main bone of contention lies in the competition between big department stores, supermarkets and shopping centres, who push for complete liberalisation, and small family-run shops, who cannot afford extra staff to open on Sundays.

On July all restrictions were lifted for the whole Madrid metropolitan area and all towns in Madrid province. Ever since shopping malls, supermarkets and downtown shops in each city have started opening every Sunday. Shops in towns and areas declared as touristic are allowed to open every Sunday. The list as of is quite extensive as it includes downtown Madrid , most of Valencia municipality including every shopping mall in the city , downtown Zaragoza, downtown Palma de Mallorca, most of the Catalan coastal area except Barcelona , most of the Murcia coastal area, as well as many municipalities in the Madrid metropolitan area, the Andalusia coastal area and the Valencia coastal area.

Shopping malls and hypermarkets in these areas usually stay open every Sunday. In Spain, where relatively few restrictions survive, small retail stores open 46 hours per week on average. This runs counter to the prediction that Sunday shopping hurts retailers by leading all of them to open longer hours.

There is no law restricting the opening hours of shops. In Sweden, 15 years after liberalisation, shop opening hours have not yet been standardised across industries.

This supports the argument that consumer preferences can point in the direction of an extension of shop opening hours in a given area without this need arising in another area. In Denmark the closing laws restricting retail trade on Sundays have been abolished with effect from 1 October On these days almost all shops will remain closed.

Exempt are bakeries, DIYs, garden centres, gas stations and smaller supermarkets. Sunday trading in England and Wales was not generally permitted until This meant that shops such as department stores and supermarkets were not able to open legally. A number of specialist outlets were able to open legally, including garden centres , small "corner" or family-run shops, and chemists.

An earlier attempt by Margaret Thatcher 's government to allow Sunday shopping in was defeated in Parliament , with opposition coming from Conservative MPs who saw it as a threat to family life and church attendance, and Labour MPs who were concerned about workers' rights.

However, some large shops, such as off-licences , service stations and garages, are exempt from the restrictions. Christmas Day and Easter Sunday have been excluded as trading days. This applies even to garden centres, which earlier had been trading over Easter, but not to small shops those with an area of below square metres.

Since the Act allowed stores to open, stores seem to keep to it meticulously, perhaps more so than before when they were flagrantly breaching the law by opening at all. For example, in Birmingham in several stores opened seven hours, In , emergency legislation was passed stipulating that Sunday Trading Laws Sunday Trading Act would be suspended by the government on eight weekends from 22 July during the Olympics and Paralympics.

In , the Tory MP Philip Davies called for a permanent abolition of the restrictions but initially asked for a relaxation in a similar vein to that which happened during the London Olympics. In July , it was proposed that Sunday trading hours should become a devolved issue for local government. The Enterprise Bill —16 introduced in September included a provision for major towns and cities to decide how long shops could open for on Sundays.

Sunday trading laws in Scotland are devolved to the Scottish Parliament. Scotland has never had any general legislation regarding Sunday trading. However, the Sunday Working Scotland Act prohibits shops from compelling their workers to work on Sunday. This lack of restriction allows opening hours of larger shops to be longer than in England and Wales, and many large supermarkets remain open seven days a week with little or no adjustment of opening hours at the weekend.

There is no equivalent to the legal restriction on Easter Sunday opening that exists in England and Wales, but opening on Christmas Day is very unusual. Actual practice varies across the country according to local custom and local council regulation. In the Western Isles , where the Free Church of Scotland has a considerable following, there has been virtually no commercial activity on Sundays until 6: In tourist and holiday areas, there is typically an increase in the number of shops opening late and on Sundays during their particular tourist seasons.

This was to create a greater gap between Sunday services and the opening of large shops, in response to objections from churches, which have more influence than in the rest of the UK.

Pubs were not allowed to open on Sunday in Northern Ireland until In Bosnia-Herzegovina Sunday shopping is not regulated although working hours are shorter and retailers choose whether to stay open or not. Employers are obliged to pay an increased compensation to employees who work on Sundays. For special occasions such as Christmas shopping there are exceptions. Federal labour law in Switzerland generally prohibits the employment of staff on Sundays. The law provides for exceptions for very small shops, shops in certain tourist areas as well as shops in major train stations and airports.

The latter provision was adopted in a popular referendum in which it was opposed by labour unions and conservative Christian groups. Moreover, the cantons may allow shops to open on up to four Sundays a year. Very little regulation applies to Sunday trading.

The majority of stores maintain similar opening hours as on a normal business day, while others have extended hours to accommodate the weekend shopping wave. While Sunday is a holiday or day of rest, shopping hours are not regulated and decided wholly by store owners. Sunday shopping is generally allowed in the Philippines, where families go out to major retailers.

Store hours on Sundays are usually the same as on Mondays to Thursdays, which tend to close earlier than on Fridays and Saturdays. During the Holy Week, for the three days leading prior to Easter Sunday, stores are closed or operate on a very limited basis only to completely reopen to full hours on Easter Sunday itself. But many stores are closed on this day as per discretion of the owners. Many citizens find it convenient to shop during this day when they are more relaxed, as it is generally a holiday for other institutions.

Also due to this policy, there is no pressure on families to stock groceries on Saturday, like many European nations, and reduces last minutes rushes. There are no specific restrictions on Sunday shopping in South Africa, but it tends to be limited to supermarkets and retail businesses in large shopping malls.

This is likely a result of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act, which requires that workers are paid 1. In Canada, each province and territory has its own legislation regarding employment standards and Sunday shopping. However, at that time, only the Canadian Bill of Rights existed. That document only protected existing Canadian rights. As a result, the Court noted that Canada was an overwhelmingly Christian country that had accepted Sunday closing laws for years.

The Court determined that the Lord's Day Act did not force people to practice Christianity or stop practising their own religion. However, later that year, the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms was introduced, ensuring freedom of conscience and religion, regardless of existing federal or provincial laws. The ruling examined the original purpose of the act. It found that the Christian value of keeping Sunday holy had been incorporated into a law that affected all Canadians, Christian or not.

This law—the Lord's Day Act—prevented non-Christians from performing otherwise legal activities on Sundays. This was inconsistent with the Canadian charter. In , the province of Alberta granted municipalities the right to allow, or prohibit, retail stores opening on Sundays. By the end of , some stores in Edmonton were open on Sundays, but the controversy over Sunday openings continued for a number of years.

In some communities in Alberta, the question was still being debated in Until 4 October , Nova Scotia was the only province in Canada that prohibited year-round Sunday shopping.

The Retail Business Uniform Closing Day Act allowed some stores, such as video rental outlets, pharmacies and bookstores, to open on Sundays, but department stores had to remain closed. The restrictions were based on the area of a store and its form of business.

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