va bank and trust The black-tie awards ceremony was held on 15 June at the Royal Armouries in Leeds, at the centre of the country’s great east-west glass manufacturing corridor – where nine out of ten of the UK’s largest glass manufacturers have production sites. Replacing hardwood windows with aluminium took careful consideration, but the PURe® System looks fantastic and from a performance perspective, it has considerably surpassed my expectations. In fact we now intend to replace all of the windows in the house with PURe® windows!” On Wednesday, on the first four shopping days of Christmas, upscale stores were discounting heavily, including most of the fashion retailers. H&M offers discounts of up to 60%, while Debenhams, Fraser, French connections, gaps, new faces and Dorothy Perkins offer discounts of up to 50%. Not long ago, U.S. debt long positions were near historic highs. The CFTC's holdings report showed that as of Dec. 12, the 30-year U.S. debt had a net gain of 10.091 million, the highest level since last July. Interest rate decisions on Thursday are expected to see the bank of England hold interest rates and provide the latest update on the economy since last month.