Xmas lunch at £16 

Sales of all Christmas-related groceries will hit £1.07bn this year - 4% more than last year - the British Retail Consortium and Nielsen have predicted. Each household will spend about £169 on food and drink, pushing the average cost of Christmas lunch to £16. 

No fear of radiation 

Levels of radiation in food are below limits set by the EU and are not harmful to consumers, according to the FSA's latest Radioactivity in Food and the Environment report. 

Fish get the vote 

A fishmonger is the shop consumers would most like to see open in their neighbourhood, according to a survey of 1,000 shoppers by the British Shops and Stores Association.

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