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eBay issues apology for Nazi memorabilia sold on its site

By Charlotte Oliver, November 4, 2013

Online auction site eBay issued an apology yesterday, after it was revealed that its users were trading Nazi Holocaust memorabilia.

Among the offensive items uncovered by the Mail on Sunday were yellow Star of David armbands, shoes thought to have belonged to concentration camp victims, and an Auschwitz prisoner uniform.

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Man dressed as Nazi thrown out of Asda

By Charlotte Oliver, November 1, 2013

A man was thrown out of Asda in Cambridge yesterday after browsing the aisles dressed in full Nazi uniform.

Horrified shoppers spotted Paul Dutton, 48, wandering around in a black SS uniform with a cap and red armband and alerted the store manager, who asked him to leave.

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Security checks after Nairobi shopping centre attack

By Sandy Rashty, October 4, 2013

Security at Westfield shopping centres is being monitored in the wake last month’s terrorist attack in Kenya.

At least 60 people were killed after al-Shabaab Islamists conducted a siege at the Israeli-owned Westgate Mall.

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Slash business rates to save out high street

By Alex Brummer, September 26, 2013

Outside of Britain’s biggest city centres, the high street is dying on its feet.

Governments, both national and local, do not seem to recognise that we are still a “nation of shopkeepers”. Indeed, the sector comprises around 95,000 firms, uses £326bn of gross assets and borrows £65bn each year.

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Succah built in Brent Cross in show of interfaith

By Sandy Rashty, September 23, 2013

Brent Cross was the location for an example of festive inter-faith co-operation this week, as Jews and Somalis came together to build a succah in the shopping centre.

The booth was erected by members of the Finchley Reform (FRS) and New North London synagogues with the Muslim Bravanese community.

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Charedim flock to Ikea

By Ben Hartman, July 18, 2013

Long referred to — jokingly — as one of the country’s main pilgrimage sites for secular Israeli families, Ikea is now also a destination for large groups of Charedi shoppers looking to snap up home supplies and furniture.

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We'll drink to Glasgow addition

By Adam Henderson, July 15, 2013

The drinks are on Lubavitch of Scotland, which has opened a new kosher wine shop and café at its Giffnock, Glasgow, premises.

Rabbi Chaim Jacobs — who runs the group along with wife Sora — said the move was a means “to help enhance Jewish observance. Seven years ago, there was no kosher eaterie in the community and we started a kosher restaurant.

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A Cinema, hotels and parking charges: Brent Cross in 2020?

By Sandy Rashty, June 19, 2013

This is what Brent Cross Shopping Centre could look like by 2020, if a £4 billion expansion scheme is granted planning permission.

Brent Cross co-owners Standard Life Investments and Hammerson released this computer-generated image this week showing the proposed development, which will include two hotels and a cinema complex.

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New app reveals secrets of London’s diamond geezers

By Jennifer Lipman, June 13, 2013

New light is being shed on the London’s diamond trade, and the role played in it by Orthodox Jews.

Following the publication last year of Diamond Street — the Secret History of Hatton Garden, author Rachel Lichtenstein has now devised an app that uses film, photographs and text to take people on a virtual tour of London’s historic jewellery area.

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Seders, suits and sartorial savvy: the rabbi who has it all sewn up

By Zoe Winograd, April 4, 2013

Jewish religious teachers are better known for their disapproval of contemporary fashions — but Rabbi Yosel Tiefenbrun is at the cutting edge of London’s sartorial scene.

Rabbi Tiefenbrun, who is also an apprentice at Savile Row tailor Maurice Sedwell, was so well-dressed at the Golden Shears Awards ceremony last month that GQ magazine named him “best in show”.

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