Charity Shops

20 Shops Closed Every Day In 2012, Replaced By Pound Shops, Payday Lenders And Charities

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Thomas | Posted 28.02.2013 | UK

Fears about the changing nature of the British high street look set to be realised, after new research reveals that 20 shops were closed a day on Brit...

Health And Safety Gone Mad

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.12.2012 | UK

Bans on yo-yos in playgrounds, knives in kitchens and kettles in offices have all been wrongly blamed on workplace safety laws this year, a new report...

Snowman Creator Says Book Is About Death, Not Joy And Christmas

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.12.2012 | UK

The simple pleasure of the holiday season are lovingly portrayed in Raymond Briggs' The Snowman - and its creator doesn't go in for rampant Christmas ...

Vexed by Vintage

Viki Imrie | Posted 15.09.2012 | UK Style
Viki Imrie

Once upon a time, long before I moved to London, I used to enter Oxfam with a heady sense of adventure about the the delights I was sure to discover. And discover I did, knocking aside the elderly in my greedy quest to rifle through the rails, gathering great swathes of questionable but utterly brilliant items into my arms.

Philip Treacy Bag Bought For £20 From Oxfam Charity Shop Is Worth £350,000

Barcroft Media | Sara C Nelson | Posted 13.07.2012 | UK

A pensioner who bought bought a bag in a charity shop for £20 has discovered his purchase could now be worth £350,000. John Richards bought the ...

Recession-Hit Bargain Hunters are Flocking to Charity Shops

Sandy Dhaliwal | Posted 13.02.2012 | UK Style
Sandy Dhaliwal

Thrifty shoppers across the UK are turning more to charity shops since the economic downturn. In my local area of Clapham, I found that charity shops including Trinity Hospice, Cancer Research UK and Ace of Clubs have seen a rise in sales since the recession.

Ethical Fashion - The Stylin' Three Rs

Christine de Leon | Posted 24.12.2011 | UK Style
Christine de Leon

Every eco-fashionista knows that one doesn't have to sacrifice style for green cred. Gone are the days of ill-fitting garments made of itchy hemp and amorphous silhouettes.