Brent Cross shopping centre owner Hammerson was cursing the heatwave today despite rising rents and fuller occupancy in the first half of the year.
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Monday 24 December 2012
Today is 'Manic Monday', where approximately £1.3 billion is expect to be spent on Christmas shopping.
Sunday 23 December 2012
People buying food and last-minute presents face a race against time today as shops have been restricted to only six hours of opening.
Tuesday 06 November 2012
Robbers on motorcycles raided a shopping centre jeweller's shop armed with axes today.
Wednesday 02 May 2012
The beleaguered fashion chain French Connection has put up the "for sale" sign outside 14 of its UK shops in large shopping centres across the UK.
Saturday 03 December 2011
In last year's Independent Christmas Charity Auction, Pickering won the chance to be interviewed by Deborah Ross. So how would she fare with our fearless interrogator?
Monday 18 April 2011
This past weekend was always going to see a big influx of people into the capital for three of the year's major sporting events: the two FA Cup semi-finals and the London Marathon. And there are some things for which no one is to be blamed. It was no one's fault that the football brought to Wembley four teams from the North; no one's fault that a scrapyard fire broke out where it did, close to a key stretch of the M1, and no one's fault that the road had to be closed. Not every inconvenience can be put down to overzealous enforcement of "health and safety".
George Walker: Amateur boxing champion who went into business and made millions building the Brent Cross shopping centre
Saturday 26 March 2011
In his 81 years George Walker had noteworthy careers in boxing and big business, amassing a fortune and living the high life, surviving bankruptcy and having a daughter marry into the aristocracy. His experiences in both spheres could be described as bruising. His last fight was described by a veteran boxing commentator as "unquestionably the most brutal battle I have ever seen".
Tuesday 22 February 2011
Hammerson, the owner of retail and office property, posted a double-digit rise in profits last year, boosted by strong demand for office space in London.
Sunday 16 January 2011
Northern furniture retailer CSL is to make its southern debut at a former Borders shop near Brent Cross in north London.
Monday 27 December 2010
Hundreds of thousands of shoppers pounded the high streets today to snap up post-Christmas bargains in a boost for retailers before VAT goes up in the New Year.
Wednesday 01 September 2010
Tuesday 23 February 2010
Monday 28 December 2009
Millions of bargain-hunting shoppers once more hit the stores today as a record-breaking Christmas sales frenzy continued.
Wednesday 19 August 2009
Monday 13 July 2009
Borders UK has strongly denied it is suffering disrupted supplies to stores from suppliers having credit insurance scaled back.
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- 2 Tower Bridge glass walkway 'smashed' by night-time visitor dropping bottle of beer
- 3 Anti-gay hate preacher accidentally tweets 4,000 followers cartoon clip of him 'confessing' to be a 'homosexual sodomite'
- 4 Woman opens professional cuddling shop – gets 10,000 customers in first week
- 5 Grayson Perry: London needs affordable housing because 'rich people don't create culture'