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Scottish shopping centre up for sale with reserve price of £1  The Guardian

It's the kind of price tag usually associated with discount stores such as Poundland, but an entire Scottish shopping centre is to go under the hammer with a ...


How politicians' ‘inflation shopping’ is making all of us poorer  Telegraph.co.uk

A powerful Lords committee has accused the Government of cynically using different ways of measuring the cost of living to save the Treasury money and leave ...


Smartphones overtake shopping centres as a popular way to shop  The Telegraph

Smartphones have for the first time overtaken shopping centres as a popular way to shop, figures show. Shoppers are planning to spend £25 billion using their ...


Retail sales slide in December amid changing shopping habits  Telegraph.co.uk

Retail sales fell 0.9pc in December to a 19-month low in what is traditionally the most important month for the sector. The official figures capped a torrid year for ...


Bids for Scottish shopping centre to start at £1  BBC News

The Postings mall in Kirkcaldy is being sold after it failed to attract enough tenants.


Jessie J goes make-up free shopping for groceries in LA  Daily Mail

The 30-year-old showcased her off-duty style while she pushed her shopping trolley towards her convertible Mercedes.


Poundland lorry driver has charges against him dropped after vehicle hit shopping centre  Belfast Live

A lorry driver whose vehicle careered into a shopping centre has had all charges dropped after it emerged that a teenager had tampered with the vehicle's ...


Our reviewer 'nit picks' through the afternoon tea at the Tweedmill Shopping Outlet in St Asaph  Daily Post

There's always time for tea - as Mark Williams finds out when he went to the Blas Clwyd Cafe.


China province looks to boost shopping with longer weekend  BBC News

A province in China may give workers Friday afternoon off as part of wider efforts to boost consumption in the country's slowing economy. Hebei province is ...


Comic-con style event in Walsall shopping centre  expressandstar.com

A comic-con style event will take place in a shopping centre in Walsall.


New shop set to open at Drake Circus shopping centre  Plymouth Live

A new shop looks set to move into Drake Circus shopping centre. Hays Travel has submitted plans to open a store at the top of New George Street replacing ...


Morrisons cheapest supermarket for online shopping, says Which?  The Guardian

Shoppers looking to tighten their belts after the Christmas blowout could save money by online shopping at Morrisons, according to a new Which? survey.


Bromley fire: The Glades shopping centre EVACUATED due to blaze  Express

Emergency services raced to The Glades Shopping Centre in Bromley, south east London, after being called at 5.39pm. The centre was evacuated after fire ...


'Arrogant predator' Ashraf Aggwa spared jail over shopping centre sex assaults  Birmingham Live

The sentencing took place at Canterbury Crown Court in Aggwa's absence as he is currently being detained in Egypt.


£25bn to be spent using smartphones in 2019 as medium overtakes shopping centres  Retail Gazette

A record £25 billion is due to be spent by UK citizens via their smartphones in 2019 marking a 66 per cent rise on last year.


Man urinates over shopping baskets in Derby bus station  Derbyshire Live

Paul Mecia was caught exposing himself in front of horrified onlookers.


Amazon Ruined Online Shopping  The Atlantic

America's largest internet store is so big, and so bewildering, that buyers often have no idea what they're going to get.


7 ways to save money on your student food shop  Cosmopolitan.com

7 ways to save money on your student food shop and make your supermarket spend cheaper - from buying in bulk to seeking out own brand alternatives.


Visiting tourists give new life to shopping centres  Inside Retail

While some shopping centres are replacing traditional retail offerings with more *service*-oriented offerings to offset the effects of constrained consumer spending, ...


SouthGate Bath shopping centre to get £2.5 million makeover  Somerset Live

A shadow lantern will feature the Royal Crescent and Roman Baths to Bath Rugby, representing the city's culture and heritage.


Five 'gunmen' are arrested at Westfield Chatswood shopping centre  Daily Mail

Police were called to the shopping centre on Spring Street in Sydney's Lower North Shore on Wednesday about 6pm after they received reports of men with ...


Gang jailed for credit card scam after £1m designer shopping spree in West End  Evening Standard

A gang who went on a £1 million spending spree in the West End during a credit card scam have been jailed. Marcus Carter, 38, and his co-accused splashed ...


Shopping receipts could ‘increase your cancer risk – as 90% contain dangerous chemicals’  The Sun

PLACING supermarket till receipts into a carrier bag with food may increase the risk of breast cancer or male infertility, a study suggests. Researchers found up ...


Meet the 'social supermarket' where a basket of shopping costs just £3!  Stoke-on-Trent Live

Members pay a weekly subscription entitling them to a week's worth of shopping.


Council defends Sovereign Shopping Centre purchase amid proposed M&S closure  Weston Mercury

North Somerset Council has defended its decision to purchase the Sovereign Shopping Centre despite its anchor retail unit announcing it is set to close.


Forest Hall shopping hub set to be transformed as work continues  Chronicle Live

A number of improvements are being made to the centre of Forest Hall, in North Tyneside, to help boost businesses and create better facilities for residents and ...


What shops will fill empty units at Weston's Soverign Shopping Centre? | Latest Weston-super-Mare and Somerset news  Weston Mercury

Plans to fill vacant units at Weston's Sovereign Shopping Centre got people talking on social media.


SAS hero who stormed Kenya hotel alone 'was out shopping as terrorists attacked'  Mirror Online

EXCLUSIVE: The elite forces operative was on an admin run but ran back to his car to collect his equipment.


DEATH OF THE HIGH STREET: ‘Stark’ outlook as online shopping hits home  Express

CLOSE to two fifths of Britons are apathetic toward the high street according to new research, which was published just weeks after British retailers suffered ...


Teenagers arrested after shopping centre break-in  St Helens Star

TWO youths were arrested by police in connection with an attempted burglary at a shopping centre.


Heroic vendors save complex…Bid to loot Nkulumane Shopping Mall thwarted  Chronicle

Nqobile Tshili, Chronicle Correspondent BRAVE vendors operating from Nkulumane bus terminus have emerged as heroes after repelling violent protestors ...


Rapper Iggy Azalea drops $120,000 in fifteen minutes on shopping spree  Daily Mail

She made an ill-fated comeback earlier in the year.


These Simple and Cheap Walking Robots Can Carry Your Shopping Home  Interesting Engineering

An Australian researcher proposes a simpler approach to walking robots to make them more affordable and more useful.


Hastings Sainsbury’s staff pay 82-year-old’s shopping bill after purse is stolen  Hastings and St. Leonards Observer

Staff at a Sainsbury's store in Hastings have been praised for paying an 82-year-old woman's shopping bill and getting her a taxi home after she had her purse ...


Woman found dead outside a Melbourne shopping centre may have been followed off a tram and raped  Daily Mail

Police are investigating whether the woman found dead outside a Melbourne shopping centre was possibly stalked and raped.


Family devastated after car broken into while shopping at Tesco  Richmond and Twickenham Times

A family from Hounslow have been devastated after their car was broken into at Tesco's car park in Twickenham.


Council to use its reserves to boost Church Square Shopping Centre  St Helens Star

COUNCIL chiefs plan to use almost £900000 from a town centre development reserve to support Church Square Shopping Centre this year.


'Shake up your shopping ... and start cooking' – how to get better at healthy eating  The Guardian

The simplest way to improve your diet and eat more healthily isn't counting calories, “eating a rainbow”, buying low-fat everything or following any other of the ...


Shopping for a Car for MLK Day? Let Us Help | News  Cars.com

Want to buy a car this Martin Luther King Day but unsure of where to start? You're in the right place. Check out our links for getting the most out of your ...


Council to use town centre reserve to boost Church Square Shopping Centre  St Helens Star

COUNCIL chiefs plan to use almost £900000 from a town centre development reserve to support Church Square Shopping Centre this year.


FatFace shut at The Beacon shopping centre in Eastbourne  The Argus

A £85 million shopping centre has suffered a second major blow since it opened in November.


Shameless man was caught urinating over shopping baskets in a shop  Ilkeston Today

Horrified people looked on as a shameless lout exposed himself in a busy Derbyshire shop before urinating over shopping baskets.


Parking restrictions being introduced at Cumbernauld shopping centre  Cumbernauld News

The Centre Cumbernauld has announced it is to introduce parking restrictions from next week.


West Lothian community left devastated as only shopping centre looks to close next year  Daily Record

Shopkeepers at The Mill Centre in Blackburn were handed their eviction notices for March 202.


Golden Cross shopping arcade off Cornmarket looks 'empty and forgotten'  Oxford Mail

AN ARCADE just yards from Oxford's busiest street is looking increasingly empty and forgotten following the closure of a number of shops and a cafe.


Serial fraudster went on 'contactless' tour of York shops  The Press, York

A SERIAL offender used "contactless" bank cards to defraud their owners and city stores on an industrial scale, York Magistrates' Court…


Winter storm shopping list: Bread, milk, beer, more snow essentials  syracuse.com

A shopper reaches for a container of milk in a Crest *Fresh* Market grocery store in Edmond, Oklahoma, ahead of a winter storm on Dec. 4, 2013. Winter storm ...


Iconic city arcade undergoing revival as trades flock to unique shopping atmosphere  South Wales Argus

Newport's beautiful Victorian arcade is a key feature of the city centre and is flourishing with an abundance of local businesses. Reporter LEAH…


High street shopping at Spondon, Borrowash and Ockbrook  Derbyshire Life

Ashley Franklin travels east of the city to see what's happening in the trading places/suburbs of Spondon, Borrowash and Ockbrook.


Nancy Williams: How to improve the average shopping cart  Asheville Citizen-Times

If money is going to be spent on shopping carts, there are upgrades we can make other than anti-theft devices.


Moment heartless pickpocket slyly steals pensioner's purse as she pushes shopping trolley into shop  Daily Mail

CCTV footage shows two men following a pensioner into a shop in Corby, Northamptonshire, and taking her purse from her coat pocket. It is thought they ...


Brunel Shopping Centre 'masturbator' comes forward, police say  Swindon Advertiser

A MAN is helping police with their enquiries, after officers issued an appeal for a man suspected of masturbating in the toilets of a Swindon…


Leicester shopping centre fire was arson, police say  BBC News

A fire which ripped through a shopping centre on Leicester's so-called Golden Mile is being treated as arson. At its height more than 60 firefighters tackled the ...


Netflix tidying guru sparks charity shop boom  The Telegraph

A Netflix tidying guru has sparked a charity shop boom, as branches of Salvation Army, Scope and the British Heart Foundation have said she has led to ...


Isis plot to kill Kate Middleton by poisoning her supermarket shopping  Metro.co.uk

Supporters of the Islamic State terrorist group have allegedly used an encrypted messaging app to discuss how to poison Kate Middleton. Terror fanatics are ...


Walmart using technology to speed up shopping  KOAA 5

COLORADO SPRINGS — The Walmart on Razorback Rd. in Colorado Springs is testing new technology that they hope will make shopping more efficient.


Why the internet has ruined Christmas shopping forever  The Guardian

Our increasingly digitized lives have made it harder to give a truly personal present – and Christmas is a cold reminder.


Kate Middleton just did some last minute Christmas shopping in The Range and we're shook  Cosmopolitan.com

The Duchess of Cambridge did her Christmas shopping in The Range.


Toilets in Horsefair Shopping Centre permanently closed due to anti-social behaviour | Wisbech News  Wisbech Standard

An increase in anti-social behaviour has led to the permanent closure of toilets at the Horsefair Shopping Centre in Wisbech for the “safety of shoppers”.


Swindon police hunt man suspected of masturbating in Brunel Shopping Centre toilets  Swindon Advertiser

A SHOPPING centre masturbator is sought by police.


Delta Goodrem wears a $600 Louis Vuitton scarf as she goes shopping on Rodeo Drive  Daily Mail

The songstress was seen shopping at Saint Laurent on Rodeo Drive over the weekend with a gal pal.


Aberdeen jewellery shop worker stole more than £1,400 from store  Aberdeen Evening Express

A woman has been ordered to repay more than £1,400 she stole from an Aberdeen jewellery shop while employed as a supervisor. Nicola Bennett, 28, stole ...


’Tis the season to go shopping – but glad tidings are scarce for UK retailers  The Guardian

Trolleys are full and delivery drivers are flat out, but it's retailers who may be facing the biggest headache.


Power cut at shopping centre set to last until 6pm  The Press, York

A POWER cut at Vangarde shopping centre is set to last until 6pm tonight.


Shock after yob urinates on clothes donated to Aberdeen charity shop  Aberdeen Evening Express

An Aberdeen charity shop has been forced to boost security measures – after someone urinated on their donations. Bosies charity shop, on Justice Street, has ...


Huge rise in footfall in popular Brighton shopping lane  The Argus

A POPULAR shopping destination has enjoyed a bumper year.


Stacey Solomon and Joe Swash's exciting shopping trip to decorate new home  HELLO! Magazine

Loose Women panellist Stacey Solomon and her boyfriend Joe Swash went on an exciting shopping trip to decorate their new home together.


Canary Wharf death: ANOTHER man dies after falling from shopping centre - Daily Mail
  Daily Mail

A man has died after falling from a height inside a shopping centre at Canary Wharf – less than 24 hours after a commuter was killed in a similar horror plunge at ...


Storm shopping: Blame it on meteorologist, tradition and need to control the 'uncontrollable'  Tribune-Review

Whenever meteorologists start the drumbeat of a pending snowstorm, and particularly significant snowfall, panic buying at area grocery stores typically sets in.


String of violent robberies at East Bay shopping center  KRON4

A series of robberies at a popular shopping center in Fremont has left some residents feeling uneasy.


Alexandra Burke goes shopping in Hull on break from starring role in The Bodyguard  Hull Daily Mail

The former X Factor winner is currently starring in The Bodyguard at Hull New Theatre.


Slate cheese shop in Aldeburgh and Southwold finalist in top national awards | Suffolk and Essex Business News  East Anglian Daily Times

A Suffolk cheese shop could be in line for a slice of success after being shortlisted for a major national award.


Three men jailed for murder of five in Leicester shop blast  The Guardian

Aram Kurd, Hawkwar Hassan and Arkan Ali plotted £300000 insurance scam.


Reckless BMX riders pull risky stunts outside Merry Hill shopping centre  Birmingham Live

The youths filmed themselves doing wheelies and other dangerous moves in Brierley Hill, Quarry Bank and Cradley Heath.


PODIUM: Personal service and face-to-face shopping are still important  The Westmorland Gazette

Deborah Atkinson-Jones, owner of Deborah Jane Bridal in Morecambe asks: is online shopping really a one-stop shop and does one size actually fit all?


This is the best thing about shopping at Everlane  Yahoo Lifestyle

At Everlane, there's no middleman adding an extra markup. Everybody wins, especially you.


P&G Still Merits a Spot on Shopping Lists  Morningstar.com

Efforts to hone its focus are starting to yield top-line gains.


Is Bodycare at Intu Derby really cheaper than the other shops?  Derbyshire Live

Several products at bargain cosmetics store Bodycare are available for the same price or cheaper at other stores. The Intu Derby shop is often busy with ...


The secret deli with excellent TripAdvisor reviews you may struggle to find  Liverpool Echo

"If you like a nice coffee you must try this place... We will definitely be coming back."


WATCH | Security guard robbed of gun at busy Soweto shopping centre  TimesLIVE

Police are appealing to residents of Soweto who might have information that could lead to the arrest of four men who robbed a security guard of his firearm in ...


Rows of closed shops reveal full crisis on Birmingham's high street  Birmingham Live

Boarded up fronts on New Street, Corporation Street, Cherry Street and Bull Street.


Scratchcards and tobacco on stolen card man's shopping list  Lancashire Telegraph

A MAN who unsuccessfully tried to use a bank card he had found on the Tesco car park was arrested for fraud and handling stolen goods.


Use Basket app to find the lowest prices on milk, bread and more  TCPalm

Looking for the lowest price on milk?The Basket app is putting shoppers in the driver's seat to savings at the grocery store.


Men with pickaxe target Freemantle One Stop shop  Daily Echo

ROBBERS armed with a pickaxe threatened staff at a corner shop before making off with hundreds of pounds.


Police in York shopping centres for anti-terrorism initiative  The Press, York

SHOPPERS had the chance to learn more about how police protect the public and stop terrorist attacks at two major shopping centres in York on…


How The Duchess of Cambridge has already mastered 2019's most important shopping mantra  Telegraph.co.uk

It's January and unless you've sworn off all social media, television and are avoiding all forms of public transport then you are unlikely to have managed to miss ...


Loyalty scheme set to reward people who shop at York independents  The Press, York

A LOYALTY scheme that rewards customers for shopping locally could be launched in York.


China offers six-year shopping spree to eliminate trade deficit with US  The Australian Financial Review

China has offered to go on a six-year buying spree to ramp up imports from the US, in a move that would reconfigure the relationship between the world's two ...


Extra 2m cars on UK roads for festive shopping and visits  The Guardian

Driving home for Christmas could best be done on Sunday, according to motoring organisations, with an additional 2.2m cars expected on the roads on ...


Byo Vendors save shopping mall from looters 'superman style'  iharare.com

Vendors save shopping mall from looters. The vendors operating from Nkulumane bus terminus have emerged as heroes after barricading violent protestors ...


Woman beaten with pipe during robbery at Fremont Hub shopping center  The Mercury News

FREMONT — A woman became the third robbery victim in 11 days at a popular shopping center on Monday, and police are trying to find the culprits.


Swap shops may boost recycling  Wiltshire Times

OLD and unwanted furniture could be saved from the dump as part of a bid to get a re-use scheme up and running in household recycling centres…


This shop is leaving Grand Central in Birmingham for West Bromwich  Birmingham Live

The Black Country is set to become the go-to destination for dress shopping as one of the UK's largest prom and ball gown retailers is moving its flagship store to ...


Shopping for health care in San Antonio? New price lists might not help.  San Antonio Express-News

Comparing the price of giving birth at San Antonio hospitals may not be as simple as it sounds. Beginning this month, hospitals across the country were required ...


Huawei CFO under house arrest but spends days shopping  Toronto Sun

Meng Wanzhou steps out of her $4.2-million mansion, a GPS monitor strapped to her ankle, and slips into a chauffeured black SUV. Then she's off, largely free ...


Town centre supermarket could be broken up into four shops and given revamp  Bucks Free Press

An “austere” and “uncompromising” town centre supermarket looks set to be redeveloped and broken up into different retail units in a bid to…


Haven, a New App From OB1, Lets Users Chat, Shop and Send Crypto Privately  Bitcoin Magazine

Blockchain startup OB1, the developers of decentralized shopping platform OpenBazaar, have announced Haven, a privacy-focused app for socializing with ...


Courteney Cox opts for comfort as she goes barefoot during casual shopping trip in Los Angeles  Daily Mail

Courteney Cox decided to get comfortable as she removed her shoes to go barefoot while shopping in high end store Celine in Los Angeles.


Naperville hopes bringing homes to shopping center will boost 'second downtown'  Chicago Daily Herald

A land-use change to allow medium-density housing could bring a boost to a south Naperville development envisioned as a "second downtown," city officials ...


Get on the SS19 Fendi Flex with Our Picks of its All-Over Logo Accessories  Highsnobiety

Italian luxury fashion house Fendi killed it with its 2018 output, and our affinity to the letter F shows no sign of abating in 2019. For SS19, the label goes heavy on ...