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Weekend news roundup

The best fashion retail stories from the weekend's papers.

The Sunday Express said the board of Woolworth's will meet with Iceland chief executive Malcolm Walker this week, to renegotiate after, Woolworth's rejected an approach from Walker last week.

Walker has backing from Icelandic investor Baugur, which owns 10% of Woolworths.

The newspaper also reported that one of the faces of Marks & Spencer, supermodel Erin O'Connor, hopes to raise £10,000 fro the British Fashion Council, by auctioning off items from her wardrobe.

The public will have the chance to buy 30 pieces including dresses, jackets, shoes and bags, at London auction house Christie's. They are on offer for between £100 and £600.

The Guardian reported that shares in shopping centre owner Liberty International jumped 8% after news that an US rival was stakebuilding.

Simon Property Group declared a 3.45% shareholding in Liberty, which it is believed to have built up over the last few months.

The Sunday Telegraph reported that a model agency has called for grants for next month's London Fashion Week to be pulled, for failing to tackle the "size zero" culture.

Eleni Renton, founder of Quintessentially Models called for funding cuts after the British Fashion Council dropped plans for health checks for models, the newspaper says.

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