Rain dampens summer clothing sales

Press Association
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Clothing retailers suffered their worst sales performance in nearly four years in April, official figures have shown, as heavy rain dampened demand for a new summer wardrobe.

Clothing sales volumes plunged 5.2% month on month in April, the lowest level since June 2008, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said, as retailers failed to shift summer clothing stocked up in unseasonably warm March.