Oxford Street

Work On 20 Roads, Streets In Natick For Road Improvement Project

When construction crews are present, drivers are asked not to park on that street between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m.<p>NATICK, MA—Work is beginning soon for the …

Roads

Northern Ireland traffic alerts: Co Down road closed after serious crash

Follow our feed for the latest traffic updates from across Northern Ireland.<p>Due to a serious road traffic collision, the Aughnacloy Road is closed, …

Northern Ireland

Lee Stafford brings in Media Bounty for new Cactus-based product launch campaign

Haircare brand Lee Stafford has joined forces with creative social media agency, Media Bounty, to promote the launch of its new Cactus Crush …

Branding

Brisbane retiree wins $100,000 after finding a forgotten lotto ticket in a reusable shopping bag 

Retiree wins $100,000 after finding a forgotten $5 scratchie in a reusable shopping bag<p><b>The Brisbane man won $100,000 after scratching an old lotto</b> …

Brisbane

Waitrose is now selling frozen rosé ice pops for summer

Oh, YES!<p>We're sure you'll agree that no sunny summer's evening is complete without a chilled glass of rosé.<p>So, imagine how chuffed we were to hear …

Lifestyle (UK)

You can personalise what goes into your Quality Street tin this Christmas

A whole box of green triangles.<p>Quality Street pick and mix is coming to John Lewis this Christmas with an exclusive personalisation station at their Oxford Street department store in London.<p>From September – when the Christmas shop will open – John Lewis will partner with the iconic confectioners to …

Personalization

New! Shop closes on Oxford Street in Harrogate

It was a champagne connoisseurs' dream and a highly-regarded shop and tasting bar - but one of Harrogate's classiest outlets has shut its doors on …

Leeds

Crossrail’s coming: Here’s the date the Elizabeth Line will open in December

London has long been counting down the days for when the Elizabeth Line finally goes live, and now we have a date.<p>While the launch of the Elizabeth …

England

London Assembly urges Sadiq Khan to use emergency powers to save Oxford Street

The London Assembly has called on Sadiq Khan to consider using emergency powers to allow Oxford Street to go ahead despite Westminster City Council …

Transportation (UK)

Is Oxford Street pedestrianisation a pipe dream policy?

Tom Edwards @BBCTomEdwards on Twitter<p><b>Oxford Street is the busiest shopping street in Europe but it is highly polluted and one of the most dangerous in London.</b><p>Pedestrianising is also what I'll call a "pipe dream policy".<p>Everyone talks about it but it never happens and is just a pipe dream.<p>(Also note …

England

Quarrel over Oxford Street car ban shifts up a gear | Financial Times

• Deputy mayor says Westminster decision “selfish and devastating”<br>• New plan needed before opening of Elizabeth line in December<br>• Fears for future of …

England

Oxford Street at risk if pedestrianisation blocked, says Sadiq Khan

Oxford Street risks losing its reputation as a shopping destination unless a scheme to pedestrianise the traffic-choked thoroughfare is resurrected, the London mayor has told the council that ditched the proposals.<p>In an escalation of hostilities between the mayor’s office and Westminster council, …

England

Gallery: Bullet For My Valentine Celebrate Gravity's Release With Epic hmv In-Store

To coincide with the release of their new album Gravity, Bullet For My Valentine have been taking to various hmvs around the country for a series of …

New Albums

Oxford Street's Much-Loved Midnight Shift Has Been Bought by Universal Hotels

More than a few hearts were broken when legendary Oxford Street gay bar The Midnight Shift announced its closure last September. But the …

Commercial Real Estate

Zara's coolest (and comfiest!) summer sandals just went into the sale

This season's sandals have had us practically throwing our money at cashiers and running down Oxford Street giddy with glee.<p>With so many different …

Fashion (UK)

Future of Oxford Street’s Midnight Shift as a gay bar unclear after acquisition by new owners

"Where previously the world was gay venues or not, now you’ve got to be open to everybody."The post Future of Oxford Street’s Midnight Shift as a gay …

LGBTQI

Oxford St breaks pollution limit with illegal levels of toxic air on 127 days this year

Banning vehicles from Oxford Street would cut “illegally high” levels of pollution by three quarters, new analysis has revealed.<p>Data compiled for the …

Pollution

Two groups of Spanish tourists delighted in chanting Hare Krishna and dancing

Two groups of Spanish tourists delighted in chanting Hare Krishna and dancing with Harinama Ruci along Oxford Street in London two ...Read More...

Hare Krishnas

Showing pride: Sydney is getting a permanent rainbow crossing this year

An LGBT+ rainbow crossing is coming back to Sydney five years after it was removed by the state government.Lord Mayor Clover Moore said last week, …

LGBTQI

Leederville shops close as retailing slump bites

One of Perth’s most popular cafe and shopping strips has become a victim of belt-tightening.

Oxford Street

How to Pedestrianize a Vital Urban Street

London’s plans for Oxford Street show that even the busiest roads can ban vehicles—but there's one major misstep.<p>Finally, it’s happening. After years of discussion, London’s Oxford Street is being pedestrianized. A key London axis known for its huge popularity as a place to shop—and its equally …

Urban Design

House of Fraser CVA vote: 6,000 job losses at as creditors approve closure of 31 stores

Creditors have granted approval for House of Fraser to close 31 stores, resulting in up to 6,000 job losses.<p>The chain announced plans to close 31 of …

House of Fraser

Lloyds Banking Group axes 450 jobs

LONDON (Reuters) - Lloyds Banking Group said on Wednesday it would cut 450 mainly back office roles, in the latest round of job cuts as Britain’s lenders look to reduce costs and focus on digital initiatives.<p>FILE PHOTO: People walk past a branch of Lloyds Bank on Oxford Street in London, Britain …

Lloyds Banking Group

Sydney's Oxford Street gets its rainbow crossing back to celebrate LGBTI community

Five years after Sydney's popular rainbow crossing on glittering Oxford Street was removed in the middle of the night, it is coming back.<p>The Sydney …

Australia

Westminster City Council intervenes with legal challenge on new Cycle Superhighway after blocking Oxford Street pedestrianisation

In a fresh blow for mayor Sadiq Khan, Westminster City Council has stepped in with a legal challenge on plans for a new Cycle Superhighway - the same …

Transportation (UK)

Can Oxford Street hold onto its allure as retail giants struggle?

It’s an overcast weekday afternoon but Oxford Street is heaving. Thousands of shoppers pound the pavements, dodging in and out of each other’s paths, crowding pedestrian crossings after waiting for the green man and craning their necks to look at ­
eye-catching window displays.<p>But while Europe’s …

England

Residents versus the local economy: The battle of Oxford Street pedestrianisation

Last week, we heard of Westminster council’s surprise decision to pull the plug on a joint plan with the mayor of London to pedestrianise Oxford …

Transportation (UK)

Scrapping plans for car-free Oxford Street is a "betrayal of Londoners" says city mayor

London mayor Sadiq Khan has denounced Westminster Council for blocking a proposal to pedestrianise Oxford Street.<p>The local council has ruled out the …

England

New Look is now selling clothes for £20 or less

The high street brand is cutting prices in a bid to turnaround the business<p>New Look is closing 60 stores around the UK, due to financial troubles and …

Fashion (UK)

The ultimate guide to Soho, London

So Ho! The origins of the liveliest corner in the West End<p>It is said that Soho takes its name from an old hunting cry, used to spur harrier dogs. ‘So …

England