JJB sales up 5pc

JJB Sports has said like-for-like sales rose five per cent in the four weeks to 26 November.

Like-for-like sales for the 21 weeks to 26 December were down 7.8 per cent.

But that was an improvement on the 17.7 per cent fall reported for the previous six months.

JJB said the consumer environment was still "extremely challenging".