High Street News

The latest craic on what is happening on the high street.

Next jelly shoes for kids - one to keep an eye on

There could be a potential recall on Next's jelly sandals for children, after a mum found that they'd injured her child after only 30 minutes of wear. As you can see from the photos, the child's feet are bleeding after wearing the jelly shoes, bought at Next. Lisa Connor said that her daughter, Esmé, wore…

Aldi and Lidl gin is the best buy!

Gin enthusiasts will be able to save some money on their gin habits, as judges from the International Spirits Challenge (ISC) have given the thumbs up to an Aldi gin which costs less than a tenner. Aldi's Oliver Cromwell London Dry Gin for £9.99 was raved about by the gin judges, and gave it a…

Veggie box company wants £50 a day after bad review

Have you heard of Kelly's Vegies? If you have, you may have given them a wide berth, thanks to the crappy spelling of 'veggies'. However, it looks like there's a whole other reason to avoid them, as one customer was hit with a number of charges after giving the company a negative review. According to…

Littlewoods charge more for same items on Very

Some of you might already know this, but it always worth reminding people that Littlewoods charge more for products sold on their sister-site, Very. In some instances, you'll pay a third more at Littlewoods, for exactly the same item. So if you're doing some shopping with Littlewoods, it is always worth checking out Very too.…

#CarrierBagGate - House of Fraser and Debenhams ethically charging for paper bags

Another story on carrier bag charges and if you plan to read on, prepare to be OUTRAGED. When the 5p charge was introduced in October it was supposedly to encourage people to re-use their own bags instead of grabbing more plastic non-compostable bags. So considering paper bags are recyclable (and Tesco was recently giving these…

Co-op - now sitting on shoplifter's faces

It probably says something about Bitterwallet that we think this all seems very dirty, and that we've got mucky minds... but at a Co-op, a shoplifter got his face sat on by a member of staff. Those who went to the store in Stroud over the weekend, may well have been greeted with the sight…

M&S launch 'Sparks' loyalty card

Marks & Spencer are going to reward their regular customers with access to all manner of things, like money off vouchers, food masterclasses and trips to vineyards, under a new thing called the Sparks members club. Seeing as a lot of the people who go to M&S look like they're prone to the golf club…

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River Island jobs on the go!

River Island jobs on the go!

Jobs time again on Bitterwallet! Yes indeed, we're looking at getting the out-of-work, very much into god-I-hate-having-to-work-all-the-time-but -wages-pay-for-the-booze-so-I-can-forget. This time, we're looking at River Island who have LOADS of roles going. Of course, they'll be taking on staff for Christmas, but they seem to have all manner of jobs going, should you be looking for…

Deathwatch: British people drinking tea

Sometimes, we put things in Deathwatch as a joke... but today, we're not messing around. This is bleak, bleak news. British people aren't drinking as much tea as they used to. And why? Because they're always down those bloody coffee shops. This is an outrage and we're going to start an internet petition to revive…

WH Smith's bizarre concept on drinking their booze

You'll know that retailers have to impose all manner of rules on customers that are buying booze. They advise you drink responsibly and ask you not to drink them on the premises and all that jazz. However, at WH Smith, they have drinking rules that are, to say the least, conceptual. As you can see…

GearBest's customers are not happy

You may have seen GearBest knocking around, selling video games, gadgets, clothes and all that, but it looks like there's a lot of people that are desperately unhappy with them. One reader got in touch with us and said: "Ordered from Gearbest 4 items the promised 3-5 days when nothing came I emailed them they…

Greggs have a rather offensive logo, according to Google

If you tap 'Greggs' into Google and look at the logo that pops-up, you might notice that there's something a little unusual about it. That's right - Google have once again found themselves hosting an image which is less than complimentary about a company thanks to people mucking around. As you can see, the Greggs…

The smell of Abercrombie and Fitch causes anxiety

If Abercrombie and Fitch - the shop for heartless jocks and their girlfriends the world over - didn’t make you feel anxious and panicky enough, it turns out that it also pumps out the SMELL OF FEAR. It’s policy in A&F’s shops to pump its signature cologne – called Fierce – through the air conditioning…

Tesco store riddled with dirt and old ham

Tesco in Slough is filthy, and not in a good way. Customer Sylvia Tyler was browsing in the Slough branch of the store when she found that the shelves were covered in grime, crumbs and general detritus. When she asked the manager why they were in such a grotty state, she was told that the…

Currys dragged over coals by disgruntled staff on Twitter

A Twitter account has cropped up which is attacking Currys for the way staff are being treated. Anonymously run, the account sees current members of staff offering their opinions and, pleasingly, a huge amount of scurrilous allegations have been made against the retailer. The account yells about everything from sexism, to illegally low pay, to…