Poundland

The High Street Predators of Food Bank Britain

Julian Dobson | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK
Julian Dobson

On the fifth anniversary of Woolworths' closure, it fell to the Pope to offer an alternative to these more-of-the-same mumblings and to the Gordon Gecko philosophy of Boris Johnson. His speech is worth reading for its contrast to the prevailing economic wisdom...

Supreme Court Slams IDS On Poundland 'Back To Work' Scheme

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.10.2013 | UK

Poundland was not enforcing slave labour via the Government's "back to work" scheme, but the UK's highest court has ruled the scheme was legally flawe...

Tories are Destroying Cameron's "Land of Opportunity

Sam Fowles | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Sam Fowles

David Cameron's conference address may have been a long way from that sweaty room behind the church hall, but his tone was exactly the same: Overbearing, condescending, burnished with a membrane deep veneer of sincerity. We all know the world doesn't owe us a living Dave. We've been living in it all our lives.

Poundland Stops Selling Chinese Lanterns

PA | Posted 06.07.2013 | UK

Poundland has become the first retailer to stop selling controversial sky lanterns, days after one caused a huge blaze at recycling depot. There ha...

'Going, Going, Gone'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.06.2013 | UK

The Banksy mural, removed secretly from the wall of a Poundland in Wood Green, has been sold at a secret auction in London to a mystery buyer, to the ...

Jessica Elgot

Banksy Slave Labour Could Fetch HOW MUCH Next Week?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 25.05.2013 | UK

The Banksy mural, removed secretly from the wall of a Poundland in Wood Green, could fetch up to $1m when it is sold at a London auction this week, as...

Forget Everything You Know...

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 15.05.2013 | UK

In a move likely to rock the very foundations of your belief in the UK high street, Poundland has announced it is to 'slash' its prices - to 97p. J...

Banksy 'Slave Labour' Graffiti Put Up For Auction AGAIN

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.05.2013 | UK

A Banksy mural which was withdrawn from a controversial auction at the 11th hour has been put up for auction again, to the dismay of local campaigners...

'Easter Banksy' Confirmed As Fake

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 29.03.2013 | UK

A mural of Jesus being chased by police and paparazzi close to London Bridge that was reportedly to be by graffiti artist Banksy is in fact a fake. ...

Jessica Elgot

Banksy Slave Labour Graffitti Removed From Auction Sale In Miami

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 23.02.2013 | UK

The passionate, international campaign to save beloved north London Banksy mural appears to have won a battle to stop the piece being auctioned in Mia...

Auctioneer Defiant That Poundland Banksy Will Sell..

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 23.02.2013 | UK

The race to save a local Banksy mural which has involved everyone from the local council, to the Culture Secretary, the Metropolitan Police, the Arts ...

Arts Council Urged To Stop £450K Banksy US Auction

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 20.02.2013 | UK

Local politicians have appealed to the Arts Council for help getting back the Banksy which was removed from a Poundland store in north London, and is ...

Art Council Told: Save Our Banksy

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.04.2013 | UK Entertainment

The proposed sale of a Banksy mural that vanished from north London last week and could now fetch up to £450,000 at an American auction has prompted ...

Jessica Elgot

Save Our Banksy

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 18.02.2013 | UK

Just days after Poundland made headlines after what critics dubbed the "slave labour" of workfare graduates in its stores, a Banksy artwork depicting ...

'You're Not Too Good To Stack Shelves'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | JE | Posted 17.02.2013 | UK

Iain Duncan Smith lashed out at graduates who consider themselves "too good" to stack supermarket shelves as he vowed not to back down after a flagshi...

'Illegal' To Force Graduate Cait Reilly To Work For Free In Poundland

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 12.02.2013 | UK Universities & Education

University graduate Cait Reilly has won her Court of Appeal claim that requiring her to work for free at a Poundland discount store was unlawful. T...

Dole Queue Doldrums

Emily Stockham | Posted 14.10.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Emily Stockham

Upon finishing my A Levels I was sold on the idea, like many of my peers were, that heading to university was the right direction to go, a step that would take me towards a rewarding career. It seemed almost alien if you opted not to go- after all; a degree was the pathway to a guaranteed job.

Cait Reilly's Case - How Did Poundland Let It Happen?

Rob Blythe | Posted 07.10.2012 | UK
Rob Blythe

Poundland, who opened their 400th store in July, are thriving in the recession. Last November, however, the growing business took on a graduate for "unpaid menial work", as a judge at London's High Court declared.

Graduate Challenges 'Illegal' Poundland Work Experience In Court

PA | Posted 26.06.2012 | UK Universities & Education

An unemployed graduate is challenging the legality of a government work experience scheme that she says forced her to work for free in Poundland. C...

'New Banksy' Has A Pop At The Jubilee

The Huffington Post UK | Sam Parker | Posted 15.07.2012 | Home

The latest Banksy? We think so... As the country gears up for a period of Queen-mania, that other great institution of British life Banksy appe...

Dear Unemployed: Please Start Building Pyramids

Greg Jenner | Posted 28.04.2012 | UK Comedy
Greg Jenner

There's been a lot of outrage recently in the press. Being a pedant, this always makes me chuckle, mostly because the medieval word 'outrage' originally meant a gratuitous excess of criminal violence.

Burger King Pulls Out Of Government Work Experience Scheme

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.02.2012 | UK

Burger King has pulled out of the government's controversial work experience scheme. The fast food giant said it had decided to cease its involveme...

Minister Rows Back On Claim Socialists Hacked His Email

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Chris Wimpress | Posted 24.04.2012 | UK Politics

The employment minister Chris Grayling has had to backtrack on claims that his email had been hacked by campaigners against a Government work experien...

Dear Government - We Need to Talk About Your Unemployment Solutions...

Ferg Slade | Posted 04.04.2012 | UK Politics
Ferg Slade

I think it's about time I got angry about the government's employment programmes in writing. Specifically, the Work Programme and the Community Action Programme. I would also like to start by applauding Waterstones for pulling out of such a reprehensible programme.

Budget Shop Poundland Backs Down Over Poppy Storm

PA | Posted 29.12.2011 | UK

Budget retailer Poundland has been forced to review its dress code after a row erupted on social networking sites following claims that it had banned ...