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Kinsale Arts Festival, September 19-28: A Mecca for Foodies

Peter McGuire | Posted 18.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Peter McGuire

Kinsale, Co. Cork: Ireland's foodie paradise. Fishy Fishy, Crackpots, The Bulman's... There's no shortage of renowned restaurants in this small fishing village, just 25 minutes from Cork City.

10 New Innovations In eCommerce

Damian Radcliffe | Posted 17.09.2014 | UK Tech
Damian Radcliffe

It should come as no surprise if future eCommerce innovations stem from these regions, rather than more established areas like North America and Western Europe.

How Much Is Enough?

Amisha Bhavsar | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Amisha Bhavsar

'I want, I want, I want!' We all have greed for one thing or another. Are you aware of your 'wants'? When you get what you want, do you find yourself wanting more? And when you get it all, are you satisfied? For how long?

Top Sights in Mumbai and Karnataka, South India

Sandy Dhaliwal | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sandy Dhaliwal

Travelling from state to state can often feel like entering a whole new country. It's food, the people, architecture, the weather, literally everything may seem completely world's away from wherever you might have just been. Though you may have just ventured mere miles in reality.

Spending the Round Pound - A Plus Size Girls Guide to Shrewd Shopping

Becky Barnes | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Becky Barnes

There has been much talk in the past month about the plus size woman, how and where she should be spending her hard earned cash and which brands deserve it. Plus size blogger Chastity Garner of Garner style, this month called to arms fellow chubs to boycott American store Target on account of them revealing yet another designer collaboration with no plus sizes in sight.

Why Don't We Like Multiple Grocers Anymore? Ask Teddington

Mary Portas | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK
Mary Portas

As the saying goes, if you stay in the middle of the road for long enough, chances are you'll get run over. Today, the 'Big Four' are matched (or beaten) on quality and price by competitors and new arrivals. It's increasingly apparent that nobody really loves them, nor can they think of a reason to keep shopping with them anymore.

Heat Wave Style Observations: The Good, the Bad and the Bang on Trend

Daisy May Sitch | Posted 07.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Daisy May Sitch

Having an actual British summertime is amazing. On the matter of style, it's all too easy to throw everything up in the air and opt for something cool and comfortable - I get this, I really do - but in the last few weeks I've seen some real no-nos.

Living in the Future of Retail: Why the Jetsons Were right

Claude Nahon | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK
Claude Nahon

It's been over 50 years since The Jetsons first began to show the world a futuristic vision of the mid-21st century; from flying cars to jetpacks and friendly maid-bots, the future isn't quite here yet but from a shopping perspective, The Jetsons was more than prophetic...

How Important Is the High Street?

Naomi Kerbel | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK
Naomi Kerbel

It seems that vast variety isn't as enticing as it once was. Think of the number of times, you've stood staring at rows and rows of washing powder, an odd trance-like state sweeping over you as you try to remember what it was you were after in the first place.

Shoppers of the World: Unite and Take Over

Rodney Collins | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK
Rodney Collins

"SHOPPING SHOULD BE FUN!" Earlier this month, we stepped aboard the H.M.S. Saxifrage in London for a half-day summit, The Big Shopping Pop-Up. Th...

Gents: What to Wear this Summer

Zahra Razavi | Posted 28.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Zahra Razavi

From well-known high streets brands through to brand new independent boutiques and labels, there's a lot of great male fashion on offer this summer. If you need a little inspiration for a wardrobe refresh this season, check out my men's fashion highlights for this August below.

Supermarket Tax Would Boost Local Business

Natalie Bennett | Posted 28.09.2014 | UK Politics
Natalie Bennett

Twenty councils, among them Green-led Brighton and Hove, asked the government for powers to put a levy on big supermarkets in their area. The money is to be used to support local communities damaged by the business practices of these giants... small businesses and cooperatives could again flower and grow in communities around the country.

10 Things You Need to Know Before Moving to London

Ronnie Joice | Posted 14.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ronnie Joice

My cousin e-mailed me and asked me a few questions about moving to London that I felt compelled to share with you all...

School's Out For Summer

Caragh Little | Posted 07.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Caragh Little

Anticipating coffee and a bun on the second morning of the holidays, I was assaulted by the first Back to School display of summer. No sooner have the holidays begun than we're preparing for them to end: hardly had I dragged myself home on that final half day of term, than the postman assured me with a cheeky grin that the break would be 'gone before I knew it.'

I Didn't Shop in a Supermarket for Six Months

Robbie Knox | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Robbie Knox

Six months ago I decided to stop shopping in supermarkets as an experiment. I haven't bought anything in a Tesco, Sainsburys, Asda, Aldi, etc. since December 31st 2013.

Father's Day Gift Guide

Sarah McGiven | Posted 09.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah McGiven

If giving presents isn't your thing, you could take your Dad out for a drink or make him dinner, spend time with him by taking him out to the cinema or round of golf - just giving up that extra bit of your time will hopefully make for some great memories for both of you.

You Can Now Buy Stuff From Amazon On Twitter, Because You're Just That Lazy

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.05.2014 | UK Tech

Online retailer Amazon has announced a new partnership with Twitter that allows shoppers to add items to their shopping basket just by using a hashtag...

Heard the Rhetoric About Putting Communities at the Heart of Our High Streets? Where's the policy to support it?

Bill Grimsey | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK Politics
Bill Grimsey

I've never much rated Brandon Lewis' vision. The minister for high streets has previously argued that the explosion of betting shops, fast food outlets and payday lenders is a sign of a thriving high street.

Flea Market Shopping: The Ultimate Guide

Vicky Dean | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Vicky Dean

Don't ignore the items that look a little unloved. If an item is very cheap and needs a little work, upcycling an old piece will give you a completely unique piece of furniture that doesn't cost too much.

Shopping Is Our Search For Love

Ruby Wax | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ruby Wax

When we get something we want badly, the wanting diminishes, which is great news until the next want comes along. This puts us into a constant state of want, need, lust, greed and most of the seven deadly sins... The other problem is because we never really feel like we get what we want because there's always someone who has more, we live in a constant state of wanting. This need for success is embedded in our culture. If we don't reach these self- imposed goals, we may experience a sense of worthlessness. In my opinion this is why so many people over-shop.

Interior Trends SS14 - Rich Pickings

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

The sun has arrived, and a new light is cast into our homes, calling for a fresh look at our interiors. Similar to fashion, it's unlikely that many of us can get a whole new wardrobe each season, so it is all about ways of updating our spaces with small accessories - and perhaps a few big splurges along the way!

Animal Rights Activists Object To Bunny Underwear Advert

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.04.2014 | UK

A poster campaign that photoshopped a red g-string onto a rabbit has been criticised by animal rights activists for "sexualising" animals. The adve...

Roof Gardens And Retail: John Lewis Reveals 150th Anniversary Plans

PA | Posted 19.04.2014 | UK

John Lewis is to mark its 150th anniversary with a celebration of the company's growth from a humble draper's shop to a £4 billion international busi...

eBay Truths

Sarah Kwong | Posted 14.06.2014 | UK Tech
Sarah Kwong

I used to be an eBay addict. It sounds laughable, but when you're receiving poorly-packaged parcel after parcel at your office, and you don't have a clue what it's going to be, it's troubling (and kind of like Christmas! Mystery gifts to unwrap! But back to being sinister...)

Shopping: I Cannot Think of a Bigger Waste of Time

Xavier Toby | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK Comedy
Xavier Toby

Notice how I haven't made this into a men versus women argument? Because it's not. I know plenty of men that adore shopping. The weirdoes.