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Think local Christmas shopping

Christmas Local Shopping Thoughts of Christmas are not too far away, ordering the turkey and what are we going to buy everyone? Let's make this Christmas the year you buy as many of your presents as possible from small local...Read More

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Specialist Charity Shops, furniture & electrical shops

The Red Cross has 17 specialists shops across the UK Second-Hand Furniture and Electrical Shops Ballymena 57-61 Church Street, Ballymena, Co. Antrim BT43 6DD Telephone 028 2565 0749 Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 9am–5pm Dunfermline 11 Bridge Street, Dunfermline, Fife...Read More

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Could it be the last of our traditional crafts-people?

The BBC reported 19 July 2014 Are these England's last traditional craftsmen and women? By Jenny Scott BBC News   Craftsmen such as Jeremy Atkinson, from Herefordshire, are keen to pass on their skillsEngland's traditional crafts are in danger...Read More

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Charity Shopping, ethical and eco-friendly

This article from The Ecologist written in 2009 is as relavent today as it was then. Charity shop chic Laura Sevier  17th April, 2009 High-street fashion at bargain prices, charity shops are the ethical way to accentuate a wardrobe....Read More

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Eco-friendly Wood Choices

This list comes from The Independent Newspaper The good wood guide: Eco-friendly options for furnishing your home BAMBOO ORIGIN: Found in all climates across Asia, sub-Saharan Africa, northern Australia and the Americas USES: Treated bamboo makes an incredibly light and...Read More


Specialists Charity Shops, Vintage Designer Clothing

The Red Cross 13 specialist vintage, retro & designer charity shops Chelsea 69-71 Old Church Street Chelsea London SW3 5BS Telephone: 0845 054 7101 Westminster 22-24 Buckingham Palace Road Westminster London SW1W 0QP Telephone: 020 7630 5076 Vintage and retro...Read More