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Sustainable fashion exhibition at Leeds Museum showcases ‘slow’ and ‘fast’ shopping

Sustainable fashion exhibition at Leeds Museum showcases ‘slow’ and ‘fast’ shopping

By Samantha Lewis Please note material for this article was gathered before COVID-19 lockdown. Leeds City Museum is holding a fashion exhibition which explores how shopping in Leeds has changed over 300 years. The exhibition looks at how handmade and sustainable fashion, is making a resurgence in an age of climate change action. There are 27 garments across three sections […]

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Saluting our supermarket heroes: an ode to the underappreciated workforce

Saluting our supermarket heroes: an ode to the underappreciated workforce

By Jack Walker The names of people mentioned in this article have been changed for confidentiality purposes. Queuing two meters apart. Only one member of a family allowed in a shop at a time. Frequent shortages of essential items. No, this is not the plot of some new futuristic dystopian novel or movie. This is the very real lifestyle we […]

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Guide Dogs for the Blind lead Purple Tuesday efforts at Victoria shopping centre

Guide Dogs for the Blind lead Purple Tuesday efforts at Victoria shopping centre

By Jack Walker The charity Guide Dogs for the Blind has been at the Victoria shopping centre in Leeds today to raise awareness of the difficulties faced by visually impaired shoppers as part of Purple Tuesday. Purple Tuesday is the UK’s only accessible shopping day, aimed at highlighting the needs of shoppers with disabilities. Charlotte Walton, regional fundraiser for the […]

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Black Friday – good for trade, bad for Christmas spirit say consumer experts

Black Friday – good for trade, bad for Christmas spirit say consumer experts

By Leanne Simmons BLACK FRIDAY is ruining the spirit of Christmas, according to consumer experts.. The American bargain shopping craze came over to the UK and has evolved into a week-long event with deals every day, culminating on the last Friday of November.

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More than 200,000 shoppers flock to new Leeds retail development in first few days

More than 200,000 shoppers flock to new Leeds retail development in first few days

By Leanne Simmons WITHIN THE first five days of opening, the new £165 million Victoria Gate shopping centre in Leeds, has attracted more than 210,000 visitors.

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Bradford’s Westfield Shopping Centre on course for late 2015 opening

Bradford’s Westfield Shopping Centre on course for late 2015 opening

Christmas shoppers should take note as Bradford’s Westfield Shopping Centre is set to open its doors in late 2015. At a guided tour yesterday it was confirmed that the £260 million development, on Westfield Broadway, will meet its target for opening late next year. Westfield’s Project Director, Mervyn Lowe, was pleased the shopping centre was going to meet its target […]

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2000 new jobs created by Victoria Gate development

The latest CGI plan of Victoria Gate

By Liam Smedley The development of Leeds’ new £150m Victoria Gate project will bring 2000 jobs to the city. Spokesperson for retail property specialist Hammerson, Emma Stanham said: “Phase one of the scheme will create up to 1,000 construction opportunities and 1,000 retail and hospitality jobs.” Victoria Gate will open in 2016 and will also house the first ever John […]

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