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Suburban retailers can now open their doors for trade on the public holiday.

The store will officially open to the public on Thursday 21 March.

"It’s fair to say that many retailers have only survived the last few years because we’ve lived beyond our means. But that ship has now sailed."

It is estimated that 780 deaths and 52,000 injuries are caused by unsafe products every year.

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The Wetmore Forest characters are set to come to books.

The Australian licensing business has partnered with two big YouTube names.

The children's character will have new channels and videos launched as part of a new YouTube strategy, to be managed by WildBrain.

264 items will be released in the new Adventure Time range.

The parnership will see WildBrain manage an exclusive library of Playmobil content.

The toy business has announced a licensing partnership for Barbie, as well as live-action film for Hot Wheels.