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Boss of Burton shopping centre speaks out after armed raiders target jewellers  Derbyshire Live

Manger of The Octagon revealed robbers had been forced to abandon their getaway vehicle.


Doha shopping guide: where are the best places to go?  Telegraph.co.uk

If it's world-class shopping you're after, look no further than Doha. You'll find a host of international brands, swanky cars and and more.


How retailers trick your brain into overspending during the holidays  CNN

Advertisers have gotten really good at targeting the areas of our brains that influence behavior, writes Catherine Franssen, a professor of psychology and ...


£1.65bn Christmas boost for shops expected for Super Saturday  Express

FRANTIC shoppers rushing out to buy last-minute Christmas gifts are expected to boost the struggling high street by £1.65billion on what retail experts are ...


5 live - Live Wires - Plus-size shopping: 'I feel isolated from the high street'  BBC News

Molly Keyworth investigates why plus-size fashion is disappearing from the high street.


Armed robbers raid Burton jewellers  Derbyshire Live

Police were at the scene of an armed robbery at a Burton shopping centre this morning. Five masked men armed with weapons robbed Henry Rose jewellers in ...


Online Shopping Was Supposed to Keep People Out of Traffic. It Only Made Things Worse  TIME

The era of free, one-day shipping from Amazon and Walmart and the like has turned cities into traffic nightmares with lots of pollution.


Bad weather hits Christmas shopping on the High Street  BBC News

Bad weather and the lure of online shopping saw consumers shun UK High Streets on one of the busiest days before Christmas. Retail experts Springboard ...


Catholic church calls for Nativity scenes in shopping centres  Press and Journal

Catholic Church chiefs have urged shopping centres across the north and north-east to “remember the true meaning of Christmas” and display Nativity Scenes.


Thalassa stalls Local Shopping REIT's cash return  Investors Chronicle

Shareholders should hold firm as net cash return should be 19 per cent higher than the current share price.


Dolphin Shopping Centre extends opening hours for late night Christmas shopping this week  Bournemouth Echo

THE Dolphin Shopping Centre is extending its opening hours for late night shopping in the lead-up to Christmas.


Shopping vouchers up for grabs in Christmas giveaway at Nicholsons Centre  Maidenhead Advertiser

The Nicholsons Centre will be spreading Christmas cheer by giving away £5 store vouchers to shoppers at random. The 'Random Act of Kindness' p...


Strictly winner Stacey Dooley goes make-up free for shopping trip after bagging coveted hosting job  Daily Mail

The broadcaster, 31, appeared in good spirits after bagging the impressive gig as she stepped out for a shopping trip in Brighton on Tuesday morning.


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 …


Grenfell fraudster who bragged of Harrods shopping on day he was arrested for £32,000 scam is jailed  Daily Mail

Nigerian father of-five Abolaji Onafuye, 54, claimed he was the brother of Zainab Deen, 32, who died alongside her two-year-old son Jeremiah in the blaze in ...


Gemma Collins carries HUGE shopping bag as Harrods shuts store for her  OK! magazine

GEMMA Collins looked in high spirits following a successful shopping trip.


Ellen Pompeo goes with sporty look while Christmas shopping makeup free at Beverly Hills toy store  Daily Mail

The 49-year-old actress went with the sporty look while Christmas shopping on Monday with husband Chris Ivery in Beverly Hills, California.


An intu Lakeside Shopping Centre motorist gave up her attempts to leave due to gridlocked traffic  Kent Live

Queues of cars trying to manoeuvre out of Lakeside Shopping Centre saw one woman abandon her attempt to leave. The shopper had been waiting to exit the ...


Hundreds of climate change activists disrupt busiest Christmas shopping day  iNews

Hundreds of protesters have been filmed disrupting a city centre where shoppers were frantically trying to complete their Christmas shopping. Members of the ...


Met Police make first facial recognition arrest amid London's Christmas shopping crowds  Daily Mail

Pedestrians in Leicester Square are being filmed by cameras, which then cross-check a photo of their face against a database of wanted criminals.


Shopping centres cast fresh doubt on future of department stores  Telegraph.co.uk

Struggling shopping centre owner Hammerson is attempting to fill empty space by playing the traditional role of department stores, renting out concessions direct ...


Naya Rivera debuts her new bleach blonde hair while out shopping for homewares  Daily Mail

Naya Rivera traded her luscious, dark locks for a head of bleach blonde hair. Rivera was seen exiting her black SUV in a denim jacket, skintight leggings, and ...


Bobby Brown is all smiles while Christmas shopping in Beverly Hills with his wife Alicia  Daily Mail

Singer Bobby Brown was in high spirits on Monday, spending the day shopping in Beverly Hills with his wife Alicia Etheredge-Brown, after appearing on The ...


Plans for car boot sale at Ankerside Shopping Centre's car park  Birmingham Live

Proceeds would go towards Tamworth Carnival and the Mayor's chosen charities.


Oregon FBI Tech Tuesday: Avoiding online shopping scams  KTVZ

This week, the Oregon FBI's Tech Tuesday segment focuses on building a digital defense against online shopping scams.


Woman with a shopping addict, 55, reveals how she spent $1,000 on Christmas present  Daily Mail

Sydney-based mother Janet has turned to apps and special websites that promise bargain deals to snag the items on her Christmas wish list.


Elephant and Castle Shopping Centre Demolition Is Approved  Eater London

London mayor Sadiq Khan formally approved the plans by developer Delancey to demolish the shopping centre next year; it will affect over 40 food businesses.


10 Cool Shopping Ideas For Winter 2018  Forbes

The holiday season is in full swing, which means that you've had your fill of gift guides to help with shopping for everyone in your immediate circle. And hopefully ...


Boynton shopping center gets facelift, new businesses  WPTV.com

Local businesses are filing up a Boynton Beach shopping center that used to be run down and seen as unsafe.


ASOS issues PROFIT WARNING: Shopping giant reveals bleak November  Express

ASOS has issued a shock sales and profit warning, in what is the latest blow to the retail sector in the run-up to Christmas.


Shopping visits fall in run-up to Christmas  Sky News

By John-Paul Ford Rojas, business reporter. Shopping visits fell last month at their sharpest rate since the recession as stores face Brexit uncertainty and ...


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.


Live: Security and police at Bristol shopping centre for Extinction Rebellion protest  Bristol Live

More than 100 activists are thought to have assembled.


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.


Small rise expected in Christmas shopping turnover | Business  www.ekathimerini.com

Greek retailers are anticipating a marginal increase in turnover over the festive season, as they expect it to climb just above last year's 3.5 billion euros.


Conscious City: A guide to London's Christmas pop-up shops  Evening Standard

When it comes to Christmas presents it's the thought that counts. So, we've scoured the city for unique shops that offer gifts worth giving... Christmas is like the ...


Survey: In-store shopping emotionally satisfying  Chain Store Age

Consumers are more likely to feel satisfied with their purchases when shopping in-store than with pure-play e-commerce retailers. That's according to a study by ...


A week from Christmas, Florida holiday shopping still on the rise  Tampa Bay Times

The Florida Retail Federations predicts there will be at least a 4.5 percent increase in holiday shopping this year compared to last.


Festive fun at Frinton's 'best ever' late night Christmas shopping  Clacton and Frinton Gazette

ALMOST 3000 festive shoppers descended upon Frinton's Connaught Avenue for a spectacular late night shopping event.


Grime rapper J Hus jailed for carrying knife outside Westfield shopping centre  Sky News

Award-winning grime rapper J Hus has been jailed for eight months after carrying a 10cm knife outside a major London shopping centre. The musician, who ...


The world's top 10 cool shopping areas revealed - 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 ...


There are few among us that have completed their holiday shopping.  NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ

Fret not if you are not among them, the minds of Bull Moose have gift ideas that will solve all of your problems. From the fancy stocking stuffer to the gift that ...


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.


Christmas shopping this week? This is the weather you'll be facing on Teesside  Gazette Live

Teessiders will see wind, rain, some sunny intervals and temperatures in double figures over the next week.


Holiday shopping guide: Here are the best e-bikes & e-scooters we’ve tried  Electrek

Personal electric vehicles such as e-bikes and e-scooters have proven to be incredibly popular gifts this year. With only a week left before the end of the holiday ...


Full cart, full heart: Deputies in Hampton take senior citizens shopping  WTKR News 3

HAMPTON, Va. - A full cart, makes for a full heart! The Hampton Sheriff's Office is making the holiday season a little brighter for senior citizens in Hampton Roads ...


Holiday Patrol Upped For Conway Shopping Centers  www.fox16.com

Blue lights and badges can be seen cruising every shopping spot throughout the city.


13 ways to save even more money shopping at Kohl's  Business Insider

Kohl's is well loved by shoppers for its low prices — here's how to save even more money.


Storm Deirdre brings icy conditions to UK roads on major Christmas shopping day  The Independent

Motorists have been warned of icy conditions on the roads in parts of the country after Storm Deirdre swept through the UK bringing freezing rain, high winds and ...


Tuesday's papers: Sensible shopping, darker days, misleading names, and the case of the dill sniffer  YLE News

Among the items in the morning newspapers are a look at sensible seasonal shopping and a cautionary tale about how not to test supermarket produce.


Developers poised to lodge plans for £30m cinema and shopping complex in Perth  The Courier

Long-awaited plans for a £30 million cinema and shopping complex on the edge of Perth city centre are back on track, developers have assured. The highly ...


‘Evil paedo snatches girl, 7’, while she’s out Christmas shopping with her mum  The Sun

THE distraught mum of a seven-year-old who was allegedly kidnapped from a shop and sexually abused has spoken of feeling “sick” about her girl's ordeal.


Faith in humanity restored for mum who left Christmas shopping on the bus  Gloucestershire Live

The miracle of Christmas arrived early for one shopper in Gloucestershire after they were reunited with the presents they'd bought for their daughter. After Helen ...


Ryde's Pink Elephant sweet shop holds closing down sale  Isle of Wight County Press

A RYDE sweet shop is closing its doors after more than two years of trading on Union Street.


Another blow for town centre shopping centre as cafe is set to shut this weekend  Stoke-on-Trent Live

Frankie's has joined Argos and Next in quitting Newcastle's Roebuck.


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.


PICTURES: Farm shop hosts festive shopping event by candlelight  Somerset County Gazette

FESTIVE food tastings were among the attractions at a candlelit shopping event - and raised money for good causes.


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

Stunt in Stratford store was devised by Taylor Herring.


Fresh call to refund all parking fines at Basildon shopping centre  Echo

A PARKING company has been urged to refund fines issued at Westgate Shopping Centre, Baildon.


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 ...


Pizza & Beer of Richmond restaurant to anchor new shopping center in Hanover, north of Rutland  Richmond.com

A new shopping center that will be anchored by a Pizza & Beer of Richmond restaurant from EAT Restaurant Partners is going up at Route 301 at Rutlandshire ...


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 Mall to extend shopping hours in run up to Christmas  Lancashire Telegraph

THE Mall is extending its opening times and Santa workshop hours in preparation for the last full week before Christmas.


Explosion rocks Japan shopping centre  AOL UK

Around 41 people were injured in an explosion at a complex of shops in the Japanese city of Sapporo on Sunday. Reports said the explosion occurred at ...


Woman reveals how she paid for her Christmas shopping entering competitions  Daily Mail

Australian game show 'repeat offender' Anthia Galanis shares how she managed to turn her talent for trivia into a great gift haul for her family. And she also ...


Shopping at Doha's Souq Waqif  Telegraph.co.uk

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.


Telescope buying guide: Don't be fooled while shopping  WRAL.com

If you are planning to put a telescope under the tree for that curious child in your life, a few simple tips can ensure your money is well spent.


Cardiff St Mary's shopping street evacuated after threats made  Daily Star

A MAJOR shopping street in Cardiff centre was evacuated today with police telling Christmas shoppers to “move”.


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

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


Sarpy County deputies takes dozens of kids shopping in Gretna  KMTV - 3 News Now

Monday night, dozens of children got to do some important shopping over the holidays.


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 ...


Smart Santa: Hack your Christmas list with these smart shopping apps  Evening Standard

The great Christmas shopping rush has begun and the real pros aren't lugging heavy bags on the Victoria line or dodging crowds in Oxford Street. This year, the ...


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.


How to save £87 a month on your food shop in Birmingham  Birmingham Live

There are ways to bring that shopping bill down a lot.


OFFER: Great value Christmas shopping or a New Year break to France with Brittany Ferries!  Bournemouth Echo

Why not get away from it all with family and friends on a great break to France. You can travel on.


Shopping mecca Lerwick, drink driving campaign, Eric Gray Centre donations and artwork on display  Shetland News

LERWICK's historic town centre has joined an exclusive list of ten “cool shopping districts around the world”, published in Friday's Guardian. The magic of ...


These fascinating photos show exactly how Lakeside Shopping Centre has changed since it opened  Essex Live

This is the history of Lakeside you never knew you wanted to know.


Angry mum spits in face of Christmas elf in Stockton shopping centre because her child couldn't see Santa  ITV News

An angry mum spat in the face of a Christmas elf after being told her child couldn't go in Santa's Grotto. The woman was became irate when told she needed to ...


Minories shopping arcade sealed off as man collapses in city centre  Birmingham Live

A Birmingham city centre shopping arcade was sealed off after a man collapsed in Birmingham city centre. West Midlands Ambulance *Service* said a passing ...


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

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


Report: Caps not shopping Burakovsky  TSN

The Washington Capitals are not actively shopping forward Andre Burakovsky, who is expected to be a healthy scratch for the fourth straight game when the ...


Holiday gift ideas: the best tech deals for your last minute shopping  The Verge

Whether you're buying for yourself, or for others, your window to shop before the holidays arrive is closing. Thankfully for you, there are quite a few deals going ...


Mall hours for last-minute 2018 holiday shopping in Cobb  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Cobb County's mall will be open pretty much up until the last minute to buy Christmas gifts for people who apparently need stuff you to buy for them.


Parrot goes shopping with owner's Alexa | News  The Times

When Rocco the parrot is peckish, he knows who to turn to — Alexa. The African grey parrot has become so adept at giving orders to Amazon's smart speaker ...


Kettering shopping centre accredited as autism friendly  Northamptonshire Telegraph

A Kettering shopping centre has been recognised for making its environment more autism friendly.


Demi Lovato looks fresh-faced and happy as she enjoys a shopping trip with pals at LA mall  Daily Mail

She's looking healthier and happier than ever as she continues to recover from her near-fatal drug overdose earlier this year.


Kanye West smiles as he does some holiday shopping at Balenciaga  Daily Mail

In fact, the Stronger rapper, 41, couldn't have looked any happier as he browsed for goods at Balenciaga, drawing a large crowd outside the storefront in New ...


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.


Google brings its shopping service to India, tapping into the country's digital boom  CNBC

Google has launched its shopping aggregator *service* in India, in a bid to take advantage of the country's booming digital economy. The tech giant said Thursday ...


Angelina Jolie does her Christmas shopping in US bargain store Target – despite being one of Hollywood’s hig  The Sun

The actress was spotted shopping for bargains with her kids ahead of next weeks festivities.


Why this store in a struggling shopping centre is closing for good  Derbyshire Live

Landlords have lifted the lid on why a major clothes store in Uttoxeter is closing - and delivered a scathing parting shot to its Dubai-based billionaire owner.


Shopping expert shares the best last-minute buys to add to your Christmas wish list  Daily Mail

Shopping guru Kathy Sheehan has revealed her top picks for last minute buys ahead of the festive season to ensure every Australian loved one has their ...


The worst things about working in shops at Christmas  BBC News

Christmas can be the most terrible time of the year for people working in shops.


Local shops seeing the effects of holiday shopping  WJCL News

We're only one week away from Christmas, and people are scrambling to the stores to find that perfect gift. That includes stores here in Savannah. Workers at ...


Why leaving your Christmas shopping to last minute is a good idea  Daily Hive

Don't be ashamed to leave your Christmas shopping until the last minute. Shopping on Christmas Eve isn't as bad as you think.


Indies flee Exeter shopping arcade set to be demolished for student flats - and here's where they're going  Devon Live

The arcade is to make way for 55 'high quality' student studios.


New Sidmouth gift and card shop opens following late night shopping | Latest Sidmouth and Ottery News  Sidmouth Herald

Contemporary and quirky gifts are flying off the shelves after the reopening of a popular card and gift shop.


How this fully let Teesside shopping centre is bucking the national trend  Gazette Live

This Teesside shopping centre has let its last remaining empty unit as footfall increases year on year, so why do people love it so much?


Megan Fox does some solo holiday shopping in ripped jeans and a beanie  Daily Mail

Megan Fox stepped out solo on Thursday, doing some holiday shopping in Los Angeles on her lonesome. The 32-year-old Transformers star turned heads in ...


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

From a Wall Street crash to Australian bushfires, 'black' days usually denote catastrophe. So what makes this day of runaway consumerism any different?