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Father Christmas given parking ticket at shopping centre  BBC News

Santa said he was "stunned" to receive the fine, but promises it will not ruin Christmas.

Man 'snatched girl, 7, and molested her while she was Christmas shopping with mum'

The man, who cannot be named, is said to have pounced at Westfield shopping centre in North Lakes, Australia.

Guys, it’s 108 shopping days till Brexit, and we’re grabbing maces  The Guardian

A cancelled vote, a nearly nicked shiny thing – Monday's debacle was a tour de force in parliamentary faffing, says Guardian columnist Marina Hyde.

'Shopping on ice': Iceland installs in-store ice rink  CampaignLive

Stunt in Stratford store was devised by Taylor Herring.

Americans spend nearly two hours a day shopping online at work, study suggests  CNBC

With the holidays around the corner, workers are spending more than an hour a day shopping online, according to a new study.

Shopping visits fall in run-up to Christmas  Sky News

The figures come after Mike Ashley warned that the high street was facing extinction thanks to the growth of internet retail.

Online shopping minnow MySale loses half its value after profit warning

MySale, an Australian online retailer backed by retail tycoons Mike Ashley and Sir Philip Green, lost half its market value after issuing a profit warning triggered ...

Beaming Ant McPartlin treats Anne-Marie Corbett to loved-up Christmas shopping trip  Mirror Online

The returning Britain's Got Talent host couldn't stop grinning as he took his PA-turned-girlfriend and dog Hurley out for coffee.

Pictured shopping hours before she died: pensioner Maureen Whale, 77, who died after break-in  Evening Standard

The last image of pensioner Maureen Whale who died after a break-in at her home was released by police today as her family made an emotional plea to trace ...

Shopping at Doha's Souq Waqif

Shopaholics on the hunt for mementos should head to Doha's historic open-air street market, Souk Waqif, which comes alive when the sun goes down.

Woman killed 'leaning out of train window' after Christmas shopping trip pictured for the first time  Gloucestershire Live

Bethan Roper, 28, was fatally injured in an incident on a train travelling from Bath to Bristol Temple Meads.

Victorian theme comes to Church Street for late night Christmas shopping  Hereford Times

LIVE music kicks off in the city centre tomorrow as part of Christmas Late Night Shopping entertainment.

Why have so many restaurants and shops closed down in Chelmsford this year?  Essex Live

An expert looks at the 'enormous' challenges facing the high street.

Teenager attacked by gang in shopping centre  Birmingham Live

A 17-year-old boy was assaulted outside Iceland in Kings Square Shopping Centre, West Bromwich.

£2bn Elephant & Castle shopping centre scheme final go-ahead  Construction Enquirer

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has rubber-stamped £2bn plans for the redevelopment of the Elephant & Castle shopping centre in South London. Elephant & Castle ...

Shopping with a basket vs cart  INSIDER

Although picking a shopping cart may be the obvious choice, unless you need to push a kid around the supermarket or physically can't lift a basket, a basket is ...

Angelina Jolie takes Shiloh, Vivienne and Knox Christmas shopping  Metro

Who needs a gymnastics class when you have the railings in a car park? Angelina Jolie's children have been doing what every child has done as they ...

Christmas events set to attract more people to Bradford's Oastler Shopping Centre  Bradford Telegraph and Argus

A BRADFORD market trader is hosting a series of Christmas events to attract more people to the city's Oastler Shopping Centre.

Woman assaulted at shopping park in York  The Press, York

A WOMAN was assaulted in the car park at Vangarde Shopping Park in York.

Elephant and Castle shopping centre demolition gets final approval  BBC News

Plans to bulldoze a shopping centre in Elephant and Castle have received final approval. The proposals will see the centre demolished, 979 homes built and a ...

How to Spot Genuine Discounts While Christmas Shopping  Gizmodo UK

How can you spot the genuine discounts from the marketing tricks? And how do you know when a bargain really is a bargain?

Santa kept busy at Malmesbury's Christmas Late Night Shopping  The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald

CHRISTMAS revellers thronged the centre of Malmesbury on Friday when the town threw open the doors for an evening of late night shopping and festive…

Send a tip on a cool shopping area or street for a chance to win a £200 hotel voucher  The Guardian

Tell us about creative hubs or streets full of interesting independent stores around the world.

The worst things about working in shops at Christmas  BBC News

Christmas present shopping might fill you with joy, but spare a thought for the people working in retail this festive season. The shops are busy, changing rooms ...

Christina Aguilera takes care of some Christmas shopping in Beverly Hills  Daily Mail

Just two days after landing her 20th Grammy nomination for her collaboration with Demi Lovato, Christina Aguilera stepped out to do some holiday shopping in ...

Wheels: Shopping for a car | Local Business News  Conway Daily Sun

Car shoppers come in many different shapes, sizes and levels of knowledge. Some buy on a whim, some follow their heart, others research and come armed ...

Bra Shopping Sucks for Almost Everyone — But It Doesn't Have To  Fashionista

The last time I went bra shopping, I was left feeling as if I didn't know my body at all. Usually, I avoid bra shopping like the plague. It never feels as fun as other ...

3 tips for maximizing your Chase Ultimate Rewards points for holiday shopping  Business Insider

Here's how you can maximize your credit card points from Chase Ultimate Rewards to save on holiday shopping for gifts.

Highcross, Fosse Park and 8 other Leicestershire shopping centres and how they have been rated by you  Leicestershire Live

We'll be packing these places out in the run-up to Christmas.

Revealed: Shropshire Council considered moving its HQ to Shrewsbury's Riverside Shopping Centre

Shropshire Council considered moving its HQ to the Riverside in Shrewsbury but decided against the idea despite identifying that it could create 'a vibrant, ...

Nativity scenes banned at UK shopping centre  Premier

"Religiously neutral" bosses at a UK shopping centre have been criticised by church groups for refusing to allow a nativity set to be staged on their premises.

The opening of the intu Lakeside Shopping Centre leisure complex has been delayed  Essex Live

Eager shoppers have been waiting for a multi-million pound development that will transform the face of intu Lakeside Shopping Centre. But it has now been ...

YOUR views on £4m plans for 'ghost town' Henblas Square shopping centre  LeaderLive

SHOPPERS have welcomed an investment of £4 million for a Wrexham shopping development.

Dundee shopping centre expects 1m visits ahead of Christmas  Evening Telegraph

About one million people are expected to pass through the doors of a Dundee shopping centre in the run-up to Christmas. More than 230,000 people visited the ...

Is the shopping centre ready to check out?  BBC News

In the 1960s shopping centres offered a vision of the future - large shiny complexes which looked to bring the ease and glamour of US suburban malls to UK ...

Sambuca to open in Eldon Garden as plans to rejuvenate shopping centre gather pace  Chronicle Live

The owners of a Newcastle shopping centre which faced closure say plans to breathe new life into the centre are now under way, following crunch talks with ...

Avoid the Grinch, use safe shopping practices  WJTV

Local law enforcement says stay on your toes to keep Christmas grinches from stealing your presents.

Watch out for these holiday shopping scams  CNN

While shoppers hunt for good deals this holiday season, it's also a prime time for bad actors to scam consumers.

Anger at parking fees proposed for Alvaston, Allenton and Spondon shopping areas  Derbyshire Live

The proposals have been called 'bonkers' and 'unnecessary'

Shops give thanks as Black Friday gets decidedly British  The Guardian

The US's big bargain event will generate a much-needed source of revenue for UK retailers too as Christmas nears.

How to spot and avoid counterfeit goods while shopping this holiday season  WTKR News 3

CHESAPEAKE, Va. – Online shopping is the future but it's also an easy way for criminals to sell you fake, and dangerous, goods.

CHRISTMAS RAGE: Shopping centre BANS nativity plays for not being ‘religiously neutral’  Express

A UK shopping centre has refused to stage Christmas nativity plays for fear of upsetting non-Christians in a move that has outraged shoppers and religious ...

Shares in shopping centre owner Intu sink after takeover collapses  BBC News

Shares in the owner of shopping centres including Lakeside and the Trafford Centre have plunged after a £2.8bn takeover bid was abandoned. The consortium ...

Armed police to be deployed across Hampshire's busy shopping areas this Christmas  Daily Echo

ARMED police will be deployed across Hampshire's busiest shopping areas during the Christmas period - in a bid to reassure shoppers.

Evolving holiday shopping habits have created 'Black November'  The Drum

Retailers: Beware the ides of November. Consumer spending data shows that shoppers are no longer waiting for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The weeks ...

Police reveal shoplifter's 'Christmas shopping list' including Gucci perfume for 'Tall P'  Evening Standard

Police in Wiltshire have revealed a shoplifter's Christmas list containing orders from 'customers.' The list was recovered from the handbag of a shoplifter left in ...

Shopping on Amazon? Here are 8 tips and tricks to help you save  Which?

Amazon is currently offering free delivery to all customers, but how can you save when shopping on Amazon once the deal is over?

Meet three retailers embracing the 'experience' of shopping  BBC News

After years of pessimistic predictions for the British high street, shops have been forced to look at new ways of attracting customers.

Extra reasons for shopping spree at premium outlet - Metro News  The Star Online

Johor Premium Outlets is offering real treats to its customers in conjunction with the opening of its Phase III.

Commercial Real Estate: Christmas shopping focuses attention on warehouse space  The Province

"As retailers expand their online presence, whether you're a well-known traditional retailer in this country like Costco or Canadian Tire or Walmart, or a new ...

15 empty shop units in Old Christchurch Road  Bournemouth Echo

'GREEDY landlords and estate agents' are to blame for the 15 empty shops found within just 0.1 of a mile in Bournemouth town centre, a leading…

Gran’s fury after following all the parking rules while out shopping but STILL got a ticket  The Sun

POSTING a Christmas gift to her granddaughter ended up costing a former carer £50 after she was slugged with a parking fine – despite having the correct ticket ...

10 things you'll know if you've ever been Christmas shopping at the Metrocentre  Chronicle Live

Get ready to see red, buy things you really don't need and negotiate crowds of people who walk VERY slowly, all while trying to maintain some festive cheer, ...

Horror as man dies after falling from top floor of Glasgow shopping centre  Express

CHRISTMAS shoppers were left horrified after a man died when he fell from the top floor of a shopping centre in Glasgow.

Cubans travel the world searching for shopping bargains

With an increased freedom to travel, Cubans have been able to overcome the limitations of the communist state's economy domination by buying in places like ...

Child injured in gunfire exchange at Alabama shopping mall  Sky News

Police shoot a suspect dead after a confrontation at a shopping mall in Alabama leads to an exchange of gunfire.

VIDEO: Rich's Car Wash toy drive shopping spree in Pensacola  WKRG News 5

An excited crew from the W. Fairfield Drive location in Pensacola raced through the toy aisles of Walmart on Pensacola Boulevard, loading up shopping carts ...

6 hassle-free ways to pull off your Christmas shopping (UK)

Ah, Christmas – it's the most wonderful time of the year. There's the office party with plenty of festive cheer, the fact that it's acceptable to tuck into chocolate at ...

New Mexico man donates $1,000 grocery shopping spree to local food bank  KRQE News 13

When a New Mexico man won a grocery shopping spree, he decided to give it to someone else who needed it more.

All-clear given after bomb threat closes Altoona shopping center  KCCI Des Moines

Law enforcement officials have closed off the Target store, as well as the Lowes and Staples stores at 3414 8th St SW in Altoona. Police have not yet given an...

Toronto’s Yorkdale Shopping Centre adds gender-neutral bathroom  The Globe and Mail

The mall is the latest public space to offer such washrooms as schools, restaurants, community centres and other institutions move to be more inclusive.

Yorkdale Shopping Centre opens gender-neutral bathroom  CTV News

Shoppers at one of Canada's biggest and busiest malls can now use the same bathroom regardless of whether they identify as male or female as Yorkdale ...

Want to shop online? Best have a mobile signal  BBC News

Banks are introducing passwords sent to your mobile phone, a problem if you don't have coverage.

Lisa Vanderpump and husband Ken Todd take their precious pup Christmas shopping in Beverly Hills  Daily Mail

Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Lisa Vanderpump stepped out with her husband Ken Todd to get more Christmas shopping done. The happy couple were ...

The Broken Bow shopping experience  1011now

If you are tired of struggling through big box stores, why not try shopping small? "I want you to come into my store and feel like it's home," Broken Bow store ...

Shopping spree led to Christmas curfew  Western Telegraph

An unsuccessful thief has been given 12 weeks of tagged curfew for the festive season.

Darlington Indoor Market 'Shop and Drop' initiative will help customers with heavy bags  The Northern Echo

TRADERS in a historic Victorian market have signed up for a new *service* to help their customers in the lead up to Christmas.

'Shopping can be so embarrassing for me'  BBC News

Shopping can be frustrating at the best of times, but for many disabled people it comes with even more unnecessary challenges - narrow aisles, no step-free ...

As shopping centre bans nativity scene, we ask is it time we took the Christ out of Christmas?  Daily Record

After Stirling's shopping centre, The Thistles, ruled a nativity scene past it's sell-by date, we asked if it was still relevant in a modern Scotland.

Shopping centre hides treasure troves for people to find  Watford Observer

A shopping centre will be giving out presents worth a total of £1000 in a treasure hunt around town.

Why members of the travelling community are donating trolleys full of shopping to food banks  Wales Online

Members of the travelling community are challenging each other to carry out incredible acts of kindness by donating trolley loads of shopping to food banks.

Why the annual Black Friday shopping event sounds like a disaster  The Guardian

Today is “Black Friday”, the annual discount-shopping frenzy. Black Wednesday, when Britain fell out of the European exchange rate mechanism in 1992, was a ...

These are the quietest times to do your Christmas shopping in Leicester  Leicestershire Live

We used Google's 'popular times' feature to figure out when you should hit the shops.

Tamara Ecclestone is SWAMPED with designer bags during Christmas shopping spree  Daily Mail

Tamara Ecclestone, 34, hit the most exclusive strip in London to get Christmas presents from Louis Vuitton, Gucci and Hermes on Thursday.

Comparison sites cry foul over Google Shopping service  The Register

Fourteen price comparison sites have written to the EU in Google's longest-running competition case, asking the European Commission (PDF) to rip up the ...

Lily-Rose Depp goes makeup free while shopping in New York after being spotted out with mystery man  Daily Mail

Lily-Rose Depp, 18, was spotted stepping out in Manhattan with a pal on Wednesday and getting in some retail therapy.

I popped to the shops to get some last minute pressies on Christmas Eve and returned with TWINS – after they a  The Sun

Sara Myles, 36, from Falkirk, Scotland, was a month away from giving birth when she called in at the hospital on the way to pick up some last minute presents as ...

Ikea eyes bigger city centre stores as shopping habits change  BBC News

Ikea may open large stores in city centres as it seeks to adapt to changing shopping habits. Javier Quinones, UK boss of the Swedish furniture giant, said the ...

Keep your shopping list ready, market may drift lower in next few sessions: Nilesh Shah, Envision Capital  Economic Times

Start nibbling where you see value and then be ready to top up more as prices drift lower, Nilesh Shah, MD & CEO, Envision Capital, tells ET Now.

Durham Shopping Extravaganza smashes through half million barrier  The Northern Echo

VOLUNTEERS behind a charity shopping event in County Durham have smashed through the half a million pounds barrier after 30 years of dedicated…

NYS Police tips to avoid being targeted by thieves during holiday shopping season - News 4

It's the holiday shopping season which means thieves are on the lookout for crimes of opportunity.

What's in a name? How 'mystery shopping' studies show bias  The Guardian

The results of the Guardian's investigation into discrimination in the property rental market echo the findings of similar studies in recent years. The approach of ...

Killjoy Stirling shopping centre bosses blasted as ‘Grinch-like’ for refusing to stage a nativity scene bec  The Scottish Sun

Chiefs at Thistles said customers didn't want to be subjected to individual organisation's beliefs.

Bayfair Shopping Centre evacuated after alarm activates  New Zealand Herald

Bayfair Shopping Centre has been evacuated in a fire emergency.

'The reasons why I disagree with new Kingsway shopping park'  Derbyshire Live

Developers want to build a huge Next, a restaurant, and a coffee shop with a drive-thru.

Pharmacist jailed for life for murdering wife with a shopping bag  ITV News

A pharmacist has been jailed for life at Teesside Crown Court with a minimum term of 30 years for murdering his wife Jessica at their Middlesbrough home.

Marlow's High Street packed out as popular late night shopping event returns  Bucks Free Press

Marlow's High Street was packed out once again as crowds turned out in droves to the popular late night shopping event this week.

Kim Kardashian rocks hot pink look while out shopping for Christmas decorations with sister Kourtney  Daily Mail

The raven-tressed reality television beauty was in full holiday mode as she and sister Kourtney headed to Aldik Home in Van Nuys, California to pick up some ...

Digital-first retailers moving into malls once thought doomed by online shopping  The Globe and Mail

Online retailers are getting physical. A growing number of brands born on the internet are now opening brick-and-mortar stores and moving into the suburban ...

This high-end shop is set to open in Peterborough's Queensgate Shopping Centre  Peterborough Telegraph

Queensgate Shopping Centre is delighted to announce that premium jewellers Swarovski is coming to the centre.

10 Portland-centric gift card ideas for your Christmas shopping list

Out of ideas for the Portlander on your list? Try grabbing a gift card to Powell's, OMSI or another local joint.

Mark Carney warns no-deal Brexit could see 10% shopping bill hike  Sky News

The Bank of England chief sets out the expected impact of an "extreme" Brexit while fending off criticism over his interventions.

Blaine police officers take kids on holiday shopping spree  KMSP-TV

The Blaine Police Department partnered with Target for a special holiday shopping spree with kids in need as part of the Heroes and Helpers event.

Police appeal for witnesses to Hermon chip shop death  BBC News

Dyfed Powys Police want to speak to workmen in the Carmarthenshire shop when the ambulance arrived.

The safety tips anyone doing online Christmas shopping needs to know  Wales Online

Every year more and more people are doing their Christmas shopping online. You can beat the queues, get it all delivered to your door and quite often make a ...

Your guide to Uckfield late-night shopping – it's today  Uckfield News

It will all be going on in Uckfield town centre tonight (December 7) as the town's late-night shopping event promises to be bigger and better than before. Here are ...

Shopping makes animals £12000  News & Star

BRAMPTON Co-op has proved the power of the town's community, raising more than £4000 for the Penny Jones Animal Hospice.

Epsom shopping centre extends opening hours and offers free parking  Surrey Comet

The Ashley Centre in Epsom is extending its opening hours and offering free parking and entertainment for shoppers over the Christmas period.

Dubai shopping tips for the festive season

There is no better city for shopping than Dubai. Here, discover where to soak up the spice-scented souks and mooch the glittering malls at your leisure this ...

D&G: China shopping sites pull products in ad backlash  BBC News

Dolce & Gabbana products have been pulled from Chinese e-commerce sites as the backlash against a controversial ad campaign grows. The firm posted ...