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Indiana Jones' hat and the Jedi's lightsabers are the most iconic accessories in films, Oxfam reveals

The felt fedora hat worn by Indiana Jones and the lightsabers brandished by Jedi warriors in Star Wars are the nation's favourite accessories in film history. They polled equal first in a survey...

Couples are hiding unwanted gifts and pretending to like them, Oxfam reveals launching The Big Bling & Buy Sale

A quarter of couples (26 per cent) have received an accessory from their partner they didn't like, and most of them - a staggering three quarters (74 per cent) - pretended to like it for fear...

Signed, Sealed, Delivered - taking the Christmas card to heart

The humble Christmas card list is more political than you might think - the average Brit bumps up to five unsuspecting people off their Christmas card list every year, a survey revealed today. ...

69 per cent of women are suffering from ORS (That's 'Outfit Repetition Syndrome'!)

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Generous public response to crises puts Oxfam back in the black

Generous public response to crises puts Oxfam back in the black

The public's willingness to dig deep in their pockets to help the victims of humanitarian crises during 2013-14 enabled Oxfam to recover from a fall in income and help almost 6 million people...

Oxfam reaction to Government Lobbying Bill amendments

Responding to the Government's proposed amendments to the Lobbying Bill, Mark Goldring, Oxfam Chief Executive, said:   ...

Oxfam bookshops report boost in sales as they prepare for Christmas shopping season

Oxfam's celebrity supporters celebrate the bookshops' success by revealing which book they would choose as their 'Christmas gift to the nation'   Oxfam bookshop...

T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land

Rare copy of T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land among Oxfam finds to go under the hammer

First UK edition of Eliot's famous poem expected to fetch up to £3,000 at auction A rare first UK edition of The Waste Land, by T. S. Eliot will be auctioned on 25 June at Bonhams after...

Christmas trading could be a slow burner for charity shops, says Oxfam

Despite a slow start, new research from Oxfam says that the number of people considering buying their Christmas gifts from a charity shop is up by over a third compared to those that did last year. ...

The aMAZEme book maze at London's Southbank Centre

Artists create giant book maze from Oxfam's donated books

A vast labyrinth of 250,000 books, entitled aMAZEme, has been installed on The Clore Ballroom in the Royal Festival Hall, London between 31 July - 25 August, as part of Southbank Centre's...

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