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10 cool shopping districts around the world: readers’ tips  The Guardian

Hamburg has its vinyl, St Petersburg its designer island and Toronto its arty distillery district. But the retail magic is strongest in Whitley Bay …

My shopping habits help Amazon take over the world. Alexa, this ends now  The Guardian

Knowing the company's terrible labor practices, this Christmas try and resist the convenience of buying your gifts on Amazon.

Mum spits in face of Christmas elf in Stockton shopping centre  BBC News

The woman lost her temper when she was told she could not take her child into a Christmas grotto.

Avenue shopping centre Bournemouth is bought  Bournemouth Echo

THE Bournemouth shopping centre that contains HMV and Sports Direct has been sold to a company that specialises in “breathing new life into…

The world's top 10 cool shopping areas - and Whitley Bay leads the way!  Chronicle Live

It might not be the first place that springs to mind for trendsetters but a main street in Whitley Bay has found its way into a list naming the top 10 cool shopping ...

Woman killed leaning out of train window after Christmas shopping trip was 'beautiful in every way'  Wales Online

The father of a young woman who died after leaning out of a train window said she was "beautiful in every way" and "her goodness and fullness of spirit will live ...

Jennifer Garner looks radiant while shopping in Beverly Hills following date with John Miller  Daily Mail

The sighting comes just two days after Garner was seen grabbing breakfast with new beau John Miller. According to Us Weekly, Jen and John are 'stronger than ...

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.

The North Wales shopping park that is bucking national retail gloom - but not everyone is happy  Daily Post

Parc Prestatyn is booming but High Street retailers have mixed views on the retail park.

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.

Google Shopping launches in India  VentureBeat

Google is bringing Google Shopping to India from today, making it easier for local consumers to find products online at the best price.

Teenager assaulted by youths at West Bromwich shopping centre

A teenager was assaulted by a group of youths in a Black Country shopping centre.

Wellness giant Life Time targets co-working, shopping malls for next act  TechCrunch

Founded in 1990 by CEO Bahram Akradi, Minnesota-based Life Time used to be known as a premier health club that operated large gyms mainly in affluent ...

Row breaks out over councillor's stall at shopping centre  Oxford Mail

A NEWLY independent city councillor has accused his former Labour colleague of 'gatecrashing' a community surgery and being asked to leave by…

£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 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.

Ant McPartlin is bursting with joy during shopping trip with Anne-Marie Corbett and pet dog Hurley  Daily Mail

On Monday, the TV presenter, 43, and his new girlfriend, 42, went shopping in West London with the adorable pet, whom he shares with his ex Lisa Armstrong.

Shopping centre apology to parents after 'Bad Santa' rips off beard and shrieks 'get the f*** out'  Daily Mail

A 'raging' Santa reportedly burst out of his grotto at the Corn Exchange (pictured) in St Ives to barge into a children's rave and scream 'get the f*** out' when their ...

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 ...

Colorado mom caught on camera shopping with baby daughter on Thanksgiving hours before disappearance  Daily Mail

The video of Kelsey Berreth entering a Safeway in Woodland Park with her baby on November 22 is the last visual confirmation police currently have of the ...

Image released following hate incident in Milton Keynes Shopping Centre  MKFM

Thames Valley Police is releasing an image of two men that may have vital information following a hate incident in Milton Keynes.

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.

Scots shopping centre lifts ‘Grinch-like’ ban on nativity scene  The Scotsman

A Scottish shopping centre has dropped their self-imposed ban on staging a nativity scene as part of their Christmas display.

Kohl's offers 'around-the-clock' shopping just before Christmas  KKTV 11 News

(KKTV) - Kohl's is looking out for procrastinators when it comes to Christmas shopping. The retailer announced the return of "around-the-clock" shopping starting ...

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.

German Discount Supermarkets Continue to be the Future of Food Shopping  Gizmodo UK

Aldi and Lidl are the places to be seen this year with a trolley full of bafflingly cheap chocolate and booze that's probably totally fine at getting the job done, ...

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.

OUTRAGE as Father Christmas slapped with PARKING TICKET outside shopping centre  Heart

Santa Claus was given a parking ticket while visiting a shopping centre in Stockton-on-Tees.

Bluewater Shopping Centre is expanding as Levi, Penhaligon’s and Happy Socks plans to open  Kent Live

Levi jeans is opening its first UK store at Bluewater as the shopping centre announces an expansion.

Don't lose the 'Santa years' in shops  Bradford Telegraph and Argus

ONE thing I find a little sad at this time of year is seeing children dragged around shops. Yes, it's busy, but with a bit of forward planning…

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 ...

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.

Plans to extend shopping centre and build new conference and gig venue in Brighton are ‘coming together’  Brighton & Hove Independent

A landmark project to extend Churchill Square shopping centre to the seafront and move the Brighton Centre to Black Rock passed a major milestone last week ...

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 ...

Shopping locally owned toy shops for unique holiday gifts  WPVI-TV

There are several local mom-and-pop toy stores in our area you can sop at for unique gifts you won't find anywhere else.

As more shops close, what can be done to save a High Street?  Eastern Daily Press

That's the message from a Norfolk retail boss as the county's high streets battle a triple whammy of competition from online, rising rates and falling footfall.

Woman assaulted at shopping park in York  The Press, York

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

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.

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.

Supermarkets offer enormous $60,000 reward for customers to help find lost shopping trolleys  Daily Mail

Australian supermarkets are offering a total of $60000 worth of prizes to reward customers for reporting lost trolleys, often found dumped in rivers, parks and ...

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.

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, ...

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?

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

I left my Stradivarius on top of the car while I went shopping  Slipped Disc

That's one version of what happened to the Duke of Alcantra Stradivari violin before it went missing in 1967. The other is that the player left it inside the car while ...

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.

Finish up your holiday shopping with these great last-minute deals  Android Central

Don't get caught writing an IOU for a gift that you waited too long to order!

The Ultimate #InstagramGiftGuide Is Here  Refinery29

Here's your one-stop shop for shopping on Instagram this holiday season.

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?

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.

A better, smarter way to shop on Amazon

According to a recent report, nearly half of millennials would choose Amazon over sex, but are they getting the most value? Here's a better way to shop and save ...

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 ...

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.

Angelina Jolie smiles while shopping with Shiloh and 10-year-old twins  Daily Mail

Angelina Jolie brought three of her six children to get a little shopping done on Sunday in Los Angeles.

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 ...

Here's what to buy for all the people you're dreading shopping for this Christmas

UNLESS YOU'RE ONE of those people who positively revels in crowded cosmetic halls and stuffy shopping centres, then it's probable you hate Christmas ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

Man punched in face at bottom of escalators in Bishop's Stortford shopping centre  Hertfordshire Mercury

A man has been punched in the face in a shopping centre in Bishop's Stortford. The assault happened around 3.30pm on Sunday, November 25 in Jackson ...

Armadillo Christmas Bazaar offers local choice for holiday shopping

If you're looking to keep your holiday shopping local, you might find the perfect gift over at Palmer Events Center. The 43rd annual Armadillo Christmas Bazaar ...

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 ...

FOP brightens holidays for savvy-shopping kids | Police/Fire | Journal Gazette  Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

If it hadn't been for the Fraternal Order of Police, Mesa Daugherty wasn't sure what Santa would have brought her four children for Christmas this yea ...

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 ...

VIDEO: Zaxby's Northwest Florida Magical Christmas Toy Drive Shopping Spree  WKRG News 5

Zaxby's of Northwest Florida, a sponsor of the WKRG News 5 Magical Christmas Toy Drive, packed up buggy after buggy today of toys for needy children when ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

The Bank of England governor set out his view of the expected impact of crashing out of the EU without a withdrawal agreement as he appeared before MPs on ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Purple Tuesday: 'Shopping with a disability can be humiliating'  The Guardian

Going shopping makes Mike Adams feel “very disabled”. He says: “I can go into a shop and be made to feel invisible. There's an apprehension. Staff are unsure ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Dog left in car accidentally hangs itself at Tweed Mall shopping centre carpark  Gold Coast Bulletin

THE RSPCA is pleading with pet owners to stop leaving their animals unattended in cars after a dog accidentally hanged itself at a shopping centre car park.

Topeka USD 501 students go Christmas shopping with Advisors Excel volunteers  The Topeka Capital-Journal

On Wednesday morning, a school bus pulled up in front of Kohl's, 6130 S.W. 17th St.Out jumped a group of Topeka USD 501 middle school students, who ...

Abandoned America: An Ohio shopping mall that died an early death  USA TODAY

Photographer Matthew Christopher was one of the last people to document Ohio's Randall Park Mall, once the largest mall in America, before its demise.

Shopping spree led to Christmas curfew  Western Telegraph

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

Man arrested for taking shopping cart full of items out of Publix  WFLA

A man was arrested after loading a shopping cart with beer, pork chops and chips—no bags—and pushing it out of a Publix, without paying for any of the items.

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 ...

Complaint says job-shopping attorney has conflict of interest  Miami Herald

Jose Smith, the former city attorney from Miami Beach — and then North Miami Beach — is contract shopping in Miami-Dade municipalities on behalf of Bryant ...

Suds, slots and shopping fuel Uber  The Daily Gazette

ALBANY — Going shopping, playing the slots and drinking beer are the top reasons Uber drivers get summoned for rides within the Capital Region.

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.

Cybersecurity tips for holiday shopping, travel  WSIL TV

WSIL -- With less than two weeks until Christmas, many have wrapped up their holiday shopping or are hopefully close to it. But, gift shopping means swiping ...

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…

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

The difficulty of dealing with council red tape to overturn a parking fine has proved expensive for a Plymouth woman.

Deserving students go on holiday shopping spree with Halifax police officers  Global News

Cop Shop is an initiative that was created in Halifax in 2005 to give deserving local children a shopping spree of their own.

History behind Perth shopping landmark London Court  PerthNow

It's a retail experience like no other, complete with gargoyles, masks, shields and crests. Take a look at the history of Perth's iconic shopping arcade, London ...

Think it's cheaper to shop online? Think again  MarketWatch

We think we get better deals online than in stores, but often it ends up costing you.

Local man wins Great Barrington 'shopping spree' |

Brandon Pantorno of Great Barrington is the winner of a drawing for 20 gift certificates, each worth $25, for a grand total of $500. The gift certificates were ...

STEVE SMITH SHOPPING SPREE: Former Panther Steve Smith gives local children Christmas shopping spree | WSOC-TV  WSOC Charlotte

Former Carolina Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith was back in Charlotte on Wednesday, and he was spreading holiday cheer to 10 local children.

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.