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Irate Patrons: Harrods Is 'the Grinch Who Stole Christmas'

Customers are miffed that only big spenders can visit the store's Christmas Grotto

(Newser) - Starting on Friday, Harrod's department store in London will open the doors to its Christmas Grotto, a "snow-covered woodland filled with sparkling surprises that will leave little ones mesmerized" through Christmas Eve, including a visit with Father Christmas himself. But those little ones will need caretakers with fat...

London Soccer Fans Not Keen on New Jacko Statue

Critics say no connection between famous singer and soccer team

(Newser) - A new statue of Michael Jackson , incongruously erected outside London's 115-year-old Craven Cottage home stadium of the Fulham soccer team, is going to stay, regardless of its many critics, reports the Guardian . Fulham is owned by Egyptian businessman Mohamed Al Fayed, who was friends with the famous singer. "Why...

New Kick for Brit Soccer Fans: Jacko Statue

Fulham FC fans will be greeted by King of Pop at stadium

(Newser) - A statue of Michael Jackson has found an unlikely home outside a soccer stadium in London. Jackson's statute will greet fans arriving at Fulham's home ground Craven Cottage on the banks of the Thames after it is unveiled early next month, the Telegraph reports. Team owner Mohammed Al Fayed, who...

Harrods Now Selling Gold Bars

London emporium offers bullion to luxe-loving shoppers

(Newser) - The world's most over-the-top department store has taken bling to a new level. Beginning today, shoppers at Harrods, the London emporium owned by Egyptian billionaire Mohamed al-Fayed, can buy gold bars and coins over the counter. The store has teamed with a Swiss bank to arrange for customers to purchase...

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