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Sarah Whyte

Sarah Whyte is a political reporter in the Canberra bureau, covering immigration, customs and the High Court. Previously, Sarah was the consumer affairs reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald.

Pop-up shops on Sydney's Oxford Street signal start of retail renaissance

Sarah Whyte Walking down Oxford Street in Paddington less than two years ago was a painful experience for any avid shopper, with ''for lease'' signs and graffiti dominating the once high-end shopping precinct.

The fat's in the firing line as McDonald's home delivers

McDonald's growth is down by more than half.

Sarah Whyte Healthy eating in Australia has a new enemy: home-delivered McDonald's.

'Naughty and nice' list

Oxfam targets Bonds, Just Jeans over Bangladesh accord

bonds

Sarah Whyte Australian brands including Bonds and Just Jeans are among a group of retailers to be targeted by Oxfam to take responsibility for their supply chains in Bangladesh before Christmas.

Doctors give wake-up call on dark side of caffeine

COFFEE

Sarah Whyte Caffeine is creeping into our diets at an alarming rate with the number of cafes and energy drink sales ballooning in a decade, a consultation paper prepared for the Australian and New Zealand...

Health concerns

Caffeine cropping up where it is least expected

Coffee beans

Sarah Whyte Caffeine is creeping into our diets at an alarming rate, as the number of cafes and the sale of energy drinks has ballooned in a decade.

Expert warning

Apple juice as sugary as Coca-Cola, experts warn

free apples

Sarah Whyte Apple juice has as much sugar as soft drinks, and health experts are warning consumers to limit consumption or risk gaining weight.

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Children used in cotton production

Sarah Whyte A report on the Australian fashion industry shows 93 per cent of brands do not know where their cotton is sourced from, making it likely child labour and exploitation have been involved.

Daniel Craig flies in for Lions game

Daniel Craig

Sarah Whyte Eyes may wander from the British Lions game tonight to catch a glimpse of James Bond's alter ego, Daniel Craig, among the crowd, after he arrived in Sydney for the final match this morning.

Teacher training

Online yoga may stretch safety

Yoga

Sarah Whyte Budding yoga teachers who earn their credentials through increasingly popular online courses are putting students at risk, leading yoga practitioners say.

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Fashion finds

Vintage clothing threads its way into online world

 Festival of Vintage

Sarah Whyte Vintage shopping was once the realm of determined bargain hunters and those willing to spend hours trawling through piles of second-hand clothes to find the perfect item.

Online bridal bargains lead to dress disasters

Budget brides

Sarah Whyte, Samantha-Jo Harris THE happiest day of your life could also become the biggest rip-off of your life if you are a budget-conscious bride keen to avoid an expensive wedding.

Party of the week

Sarah Whyte

Sarah Whyte Brooke Addamo, aka Owl Eyes. Kahl Wallace and Andrew Thomson from the Medics.

Low-key Christmas

William, Kate ditch Queen for Middletons

Kate and William

Sarah Whyte IT'S the perennial question that plagues couples every year: which family to spend Christmas Day with?

Instagram trade brisk but comes with security risk

more puppies for sale on instagram

Sarah Whyte IT WAS designed to allow users to instantly share, finesse and curate pictures but the photo-sharing app Instagram is becoming a thriving marketplace.

Old faves stock bar fridges at Christmas

Bar fridge

Sarah Whyte IT IS Christmas time and everyone is buying booze.

Race is on to get Christmas presents in the click of time

computer mouse.

Sarah Whyte IT IS likely you'll hear a cacophony of clicks while you read this as the deadline for online Christmas shopping looms.

The dangerous Christmas toys you won't find in your stocking

Toy pistol

Sarah Whyte Electrocuting metal Christmas trees, dangerous firing pistols and remote-controlled helicopters that could catch fire, are some of the toys that will not end up in Christmas stockings this year.

Lovely day

Designer bride white as a sheet

SHeet

Sarah Whyte Three white umbrellas, four white sheets and eight people were used to hide fashion designer Rachel Gilbert's wedding dress as she climbed out of a black BMW in Rose Bay.

Cyber Monday

Retail sites face meltdown in online sale frenzy

Online shopping, Christmas shopping.

Sarah Whyte, Rachel Wells IMAGINE if the Boxing Day sales - endless queues, jostling and crowds - were online for 24 hours.

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Talent before gender

Missy Higgins

Sarah Whyte Are listeners more attracted to the male baritone voice than to the sultry female alto or would we prefer throwing ourselves around a room to a male dominated hip-hop band than listen to a solo...