The week before Christmas was the busiest
week of the year across the country - despite the distractions of lastminute Christmas shopping - with the Land Registry recording 3,746 sales every day that week in each of the past five years.
Head of ATMs at Sainsbury's Bank, Iain Gibson, commented "With December typically being the busiest
month of the year for withdrawing cash, we're encouraging people to be extra vigilant when they're using an ATM.
The overall busiest
station in the UK was revealed to be London Waterloo, with 98 million visits per day, followed by London Victoria with a grand total of 81 million.
Last year also saw Edinburgh Airport become the fifth busiest
in the UK and Edinburgh become the third biggest city in the UK in terms of airport passenger numbers, after London and Manchester, the airport said.
Customers were then out in force again yesterday, shopping for Christmas presents and generating our busiest
day of sales ever.
It's clear that a great opportunity exists to provide a quick and efficient route straight to the centre of Gateshead and Newcastle taking significant numbers of cars off our busiest
Given our surging growth rate and London Heathrow's capacity constraints we are well placed to overtake them as the world's busiest
airport for international traffic by 2015.
Seydou Diarrassouba, 18, was killed after a fight broke out at a Foot Locker sports shoe store on London's Oxford Street, which police described as "the busiest
place in the United Kingdom on the busiest
in the region was Morecambe with 25 launches, and across the north of England Skegness topped the table with 39 call-outs.
STRICKEN whales and stranded children gave Scotland's lifeboats one of their busiest
CITY shop managers spoke of their frustration last night after a power cut made trading impossible on one of their busiest
days of the year.
RETAILERS are braced for record online trade this festive season - and Sunday will be the busiest
internet shopping day.