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Five Christmas shopping pitfalls we should try to avoid  The Irish News

ONLINE FRAUD Over 15000 shoppers across the UK were conned out of more than £11 million over the Christmas period last year.


Angelina Jolie smiles while shopping with Shiloh, 12, and 10-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox  Daily Mail

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


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 ...


15 empty shop units found in just 0.1 miles of a busy Bournemouth shopping district  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…


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.


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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.


Indoor Market launches 'Shop and Drop' initiative to 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.


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

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 way Aussies are easing the silly season shopping bill  New Idea

Gumtree Australia has revealed that 65% of Australians are happy to receive second hand gifts, helping loved ones save hundreds off their Christmas shopping ...


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.


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.


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 ...


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 ...


Goldman Sachs: As long as consumers keep shopping, there's hope for the economy  CNBC

Although falling stocks and rising interest rates will continue to weigh on sentiment, those negatives are likely to be offset by higher wages and retreating oil ...


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 ...


How to get your holiday shopping done with Google Home  CNET

Holiday shopping means massive crowds at the mall, long lines and the stress of going from store to store looking for the year's hottest toy. Why not skip all of ...


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, ...


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 ...


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.


Weighing The Week Ahead: Time For Your Holiday Shopping?  Seeking Alpha

Market declines are following a pattern where small tidbits of news have a magnified effect. Economic data remain strong, with some continued growth at a ...


From shopping to tourism, French protests hit economy  Channel NewsAsia

PARIS: Shops shuttered in the run-up to Christmas, chaos on the roads: France's "yellow vest" protests are dealing a blow to the economy which the finance ...


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 ...


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 ...


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?


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 ...


Kylie Jenner Shops at Minnesota Ulta After Forgetting Makeup  Allure Magazine

Kylie Jenner brought best friend Jordyn Woods along to an Ulta store to buy her own Kylie Cosmetics Lip Kits after forgetting her luggage on the way to see ...


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.


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.


Thought goes a long way for holiday shopping ideas  The Times Herald

Holiday shopping season has arrived. Some people will relish these next few weeks of gift-buying joy. They will savor the each moment, humming in sync to ...


Shopping: the best last-minute outfits and accessories buys for party season  The Times

The high-neck dressIrridescent fringe dress, Ports 1961. Velvet dress, £35; topshop.com. Silver sequined dress, £120; warehouse.co.uk. Crochet dress, £445 ...


5 titles for the bookworm on your Christmas shopping list  CBC.ca

Whether you're shopping for your kids, your parents, or your in-laws, books are always a good idea to add to your holiday shopping list. But with so many titles ...


‘Starchitect’ Renzo Piano’s new Bay Area endeavor: A shopping center?  San Francisco Chronicle

When the plans for City Center Bishop Ranch were announced in 2014, the notion of revered Italian architect Renzo Piano designing a shopping center in a ...


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.


'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.


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.


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.


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.


Online Property Sales Are Booming in China  Bloomberg

From a three-story villa in Chongqing to a rundown factory in Jiangsu province, you can search, find, and buy it without leaving your living room in China.


Shopping spree led to Christmas curfew  Western Telegraph

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


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.


Christmas shopping: The ultimate guide to finding the perfect present  The Independent

Frenzied, shambolic and plagued by last-minute desperation: Christmas shopping is not for the faint-hearted.


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.


6 hassle-free ways to pull off your Christmas shopping  cosmopolitan.com (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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


At FLAIR, holiday shopping 'pops'  GazetteNET

NORTHAMPTON — At first glance, Nick Behrens and Cristine Levitre say they may appear to be an unlikely duo; Behrens is 25, and Levitre is over 60.


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.


‘Google Shopping enables fake competition for ads’  Ecommerce News

In Europe, Google was forced to open up its shopping *service* to outside competitors. But now it seems that digital marketing agencies are profiting from the ...


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.


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.


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.


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.


'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 ...


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 ...


Hundreds of kids in need treated to Christmas shopping trip  WDRB

Each child was paired up with a police officer, firefighter or other local hero, and were allowed to pick out $100 dollars worth of gifts.


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 ...


Holiday pop-up brings local vendors together for one-stop shopping  WGN TV Chicago

CHICAGO — Whether you're into fashion and style, art and photography, or original board games, the block of pop-up stores at the Chicago Design Market ...


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 ...


A Look Back at Walmart's Multibillion-Dollar Shopping Spree in 2018  The Motley Fool

Walmart (NYSE:WMT) has been defying critics of its digital strategy. Since its $3.3 billion purchase of Jet.com in 2016, the retailer's online sales have gone from ...


Natalie Portman does some Christmas shopping at Barney's after apologizing to Jessica Simpson  Daily Mail

Natalie Portman stepped out to do some Christmas shopping in Beverly Hills, in the aftermath of her controversial comments about Jessica Simpson, after ...


Central New York cops, firefighters take dozens of children shopping this weekend  syracuse.com

Several police departments throughout Central New York held "Shop with a Cop" events this weekend to help children this holiday season.


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…


Cranes music shop in Swansea is closing after more than 30 years  Wales Online

The firm has been in operation since 1851 and has already closed its Cardiff branch.


SHOPPING WARNING: Morrisons says food prices will SOAR after Asda-Sainsbury’s merger  Express

FOOD prices will soar if a merger between two of Britain's biggest supermarkets goes ahead, it has been warned.


Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design to host shopping event  Cape Breton Post

SYDNEY, N.S. — The Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design will host the annual 'Relax, it's in the Bag' shopping event Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The ...


The world's biggest shopping holiday is in China — not the US. Here's how Singles Day became No. 1  CNBC

Chinese retail giant Alibaba made a record $30.8 billion worth of sales across in 24 hours, at its annual Singles Day shopping event on November 11 this year.


Christmas treat for homeless before Street Store 'shopping' | Cape Times  Independent Online

Christmas came early for hundreds of homeless people in the city centre when they were treated to a hot lunch and a “shopping” experience.


Inside Leicester's new B&M store - which opens in Haymarket Shopping Centre tomorrow  Leicestershire Live

A local charity will take centre stage at the opening event.


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.


Five stores open at Eastbourne's new shopping centre The Beacon  The Argus

Five new stores have opened in the first phase of Eastbourne's £85 million extension of the newly rebranded shopping centre, The Beacon.


Jho Low’s shopping spree: Global effort needed to recover gifts and assets  Malay Mail

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 10 — Efforts to recover assets and gifts bought by fugitive financier Jho Low — whose full name is Low Taek Jho — involves half a dozen ...


Dubai shopping tips for the festive season  Telegraph.co.uk

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 ...


Unique holiday shopping at Thompson's Point  WABI

The picnic holiday sale took place at Thompson's Point in Portland Sunday.


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 ...


FB QVC? Facebook tries Live video shopping  TechCrunch

Want to run your own home shopping network? Facebook is now testing a Live video feature for merchants that lets them demo and describe their items for ...


Mount Dora police officers take kids shopping at Target  Daily Commercial

The Mount Dora Police Department and Target of Mount Dora held the annual Shop with a Cop event on Saturday. Officers accompanied 30 students selected ...


Runcorn shopping centre uses empty shop to warm the streets this winter  Runcorn and Widnes World

A SHOPPING centre in Runcorn has opened a collection point for warm clothes to help the homeless.


Reese Witherspoon goes on Christmas shopping spree in Beverly Hills after wearing glasses  Daily Mail

The 42-year-old actress was bundled up as she hit the 90210 area to pick up some luxury goods from Goyard on Rodeo Drive on Monday evening.


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 ...


This is when work to transform Gloucester's King's Walk Shopping Centre will start  Gloucestershire Live

Shoppers in Gloucester will see changes to King's Walk Shopping Centre start in 2019 after civic chiefs at Gloucester City Council gave the green light to ...


Man jailed for filming up dozens of women's skirts at Peterborough shopping centre  ITV News

A man who used his mobile phone to film up the skirts of dozens of women at a Cambridgeshire shopping centre has been jailed. Nigel Matt was caught by ...


Further details and images of 'substantial' revamp of shopping centre revealed  Basingstoke Gazette

AN AMBITIOUS plan to transform a shopping centre is one step closer to reality.


Plans for hotel, shopping and leisure scheme in Blyth take major leap forward  Chronicle Live

Plans to transform Blyth seafront with a hotel, shopping and leisure development have taken a major leap forward after they were officially submitted for approval ...


Protests in France disrupt retail in crucial shopping period  Inside Retail

French President Emmanuel Macron will address the country on Monday as he seeks to placate “yellow vest” anti-government protesters who wreaked havoc in ...


Kate Middleton and Prince George enjoy after school shopping trip  HELLO! Magazine

Kate Middleton and her oldest son Prince George were spotted in Peter Jones doing some after school shopping ahead of the Christmas holidays.


Eyesore shopping centre set to finally be demolished  expressandstar.com

A 'shocking blight' on Brownhills High Street could finally be gone after plans to redevelop a dilapidated shopping centre were approved.


Push for French-only holiday shopping  CityNews Montreal

There is a push to get Quebec businesses to serve customers only in French this holiday shopping season. Andrew Brennan reports. Dec 09, 2018, 6:40 PM.


Abundance swap offers alternative to holiday shopping for locals  KOBI-TV NBC5 / KOTI-TV NBC2

ASHLAND, Ore. — Hundreds gathered at the Historic Ashland Armory Sunday with residents looking to trade holiday gifts. Without spending a dime, participants ...


West Tennesseans go holiday shopping regardless of cold weather  WBBJ-TV

JACKSON, Tenn– “People in Jackson usually get freaked out about weather,” said shopper Stephanie Ryan. That was far from the case Sunday afternoon as ...


Queensland shopping centre sells for millions  Warwick Daily News

A NINE-tenancy Burleigh Heads shopping centre has sold at auction to a Brisbane investor for $2.9 million. The 5-7 Tallebudgera Creek Rd property was sold ...


White Sox and Cubs have long shopping lists as the winter meetings begin  Chicago Tribune

The Cubs and White Sox have several important needs as the winter meetings start in Las Vegas.


The Apprentice 2018: Is the TV shopping channel task real? What channel are they on?  Express

THE APPRENTICE 2018 tonight sees the remaining candidates trying to sell products live on a TV shopping channel. But is the challenge real and what channel ...


Lisa Armstrong stocks up on wine during London shopping trip  Daily Mail

Lisa Armstrong stopped by a London shop to stock up on wine for the festive season this week.


Brexit: Shopping bills could rise 10% if UK leaves EU with no deal, Bank of England governor Mark Carney warns  The Independent

A disorderly no-deal Brexit could force up UK shopping bills by 10 per cent, according to the Bank of England's governor Mark Carney. Giving evidence to the ...