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UK retail sales bounce back in May

20 June 2013 Last updated at 11:51 BST

UK retail sales rose 2.1% in May from the month before, official figures show, beating expectations.

Sales were also up 1.9% compared with the same month last year, said the Office for National Statistics.

The monthly change was a big upswing compared with April, when High Street sales fell 1.1%.

Speaking to the BBC, Kate Davies from the ONS said that the sales bounce back had "very much been led by promotions across all sectors".