In a YouTube video with nearly five million views, Scarlett Johansson leans seductively into the camera and purrs: "My real job is saving the world."
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Monday 23 May 2011
Wednesday 11 May 2011
Monday 02 May 2011
Scores of firefighters battled a blaze that left an Oxfam warehouse badly damaged yesterday.
Sunday 01 May 2011
Scores of firefighters battled a blaze that left an Oxfam warehouse badly damaged.
Sunday 06 March 2011
Oh the joy of stumbling across a little second-hand shop, crammed with random tat – and hidden treasures. They're rare these days, and increasingly pricy. The good news? There are lots of ways to get your rummage fix online (and it doesn't begin and end with eBay).
Thursday 17 February 2011
Tim Brierly, a founding member of Oxfam's African aid team, has died at the age of 84. An inveterate traveller, an efficient administrator, a helpful and appreciative boss, Tim epitomised the kind of solid, colonial professionalism Oxfam's aid programme enjoyed in the pioneering days of the 1960s.He belonged to that special cadrewho – thanks to Britain's then rolein the world – did and saw extraordinary things at a very young age.Entering the colonial service atthe last gasp of Empire, their careers were cut short by the "winds of change" in Africa, and Oxfam was lucky to recruit them.
Tuesday 04 January 2011
Clothes donated by members of the public to charity are being stolen by organised criminals and sold abroad, depriving leading charities of millions of pounds for good causes.
Sunday 28 November 2010
Dame Barbara Stocking, chief executive of Oxfam GB, is in talks with European financial services groups about creating a "fund of funds". This would raise capital to invest directly in projects to help would-be entrepreneurs in some of the world's poorest regions.
Sunday 28 November 2010
Friday 29 October 2010
Elton John opened his own pop-up shop in Covent Garden to sell his old outfits. Kylie Minogue's costumes were the subject of an exhibition at the V&A. Yet despite being the frontman for the band named "Best Act in the World Today" at this week's Q Awards, Kasabian's Tom Meighan chose to dispose of the contents of his wardrobe at his local branch of Oxfam, in Leicester. The singer recently made two trips to deposit more than 100 items at the charity shop, including an £800 Vivienne Westwood jacket, signed T-shirts and Leicester City football strips. Meighan wore many of the garments at gigs and festivals; they have, allegedly, been washed since. "He was quite interested in how much money we made," store manager Ahsan Sheikh told the Leicester Mercury. "I said I'd let him know." (Let us know, too!) Among the apparel from Meighan's collection available to buy online is a pair of black jeans, which staff have helpfully placed in the "Women's Clothing" section of the store's website. Hmm. I always thought they looked a bit tight.
Monday 18 October 2010
A plan to focus more Government aid on failed states which threaten Britain's security will put even more humanitarian workers at risk, the head of one of Britain's biggest charities has warned.
Sunday 19 September 2010
Sunday 12 September 2010
Thursday 19 August 2010
Outlook Good luck to Oxfam as it attempts to give the flagging campaign for a "Robin Hood tax" on bank's profits a shot in the arm. I say flagging because, while the arguments for additional taxes on the banking sector have had some success in recent times – with a range of levies now planned around the world – those such as Oxfam who hoped the proceeds would be channelled towards the developing world have been disappointed.
Tuesday 17 August 2010
Pakistani flood victims, burning straw and waving sticks, blocked a highway to demand government help as aid agencies warned that relief was too slow to arrive for millions without clean water, food and homes.
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