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....“Tesco is one of the UK’s largest ratepayers, paying almost £700m in rates in 2016-2017, and the 2017 revaluation will not alter that trend,” said a spokesman. “Tesco has a significant physical presence across high streets and town centres, and fixed costs such as business rates are placing huge pressure on our operations. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Labour cited Consumers’ Association figures saying 1,046 bank branches around the UK closed between December 2015 and January 2017, with 486 more scheduled for closure this year. “High street bank closures have become an epidemic in the last few years, blighting our town centres, hurting particularly elderly and more vulnerable customers, and local small businesses whilst making healthy profits for themselves,” McDonnell said. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Tesco to save £105m in business rates after property revaluation image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 16th of April 2017 05:12:13 PM
....“Tesco is one of the UK’s largest ratepayers, paying almost £700m in rates in 2016-2017, and the 2017 revaluation will not alter that trend,” said a spokesman. “Tesco has a significant physical presence across high streets and town centres, and fixed costs such as business rates are placing huge pressure on our operations. ...
Labour plans to halt 'epidemic' of high street bank closures image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 13th of April 2017 11:01:17 PM
....Labour cited Consumers’ Association figures saying 1,046 bank branches around the UK closed between December 2015 and January 2017, with 486 more scheduled for closure this year. “High street bank closures have become an epidemic in the last few years, blighting our town centres, hurting particularly elderly and more vulnerable customers, and local small businesses whilst making healthy profits for themselves,” McDonnell said. ...
Aberdeen wrestles with hard choices as independence looms again image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 18th of March 2017 03:59:43 PM
.... Taxi drivers report trade halved in 2016; one says his usual 30-a-week trips to the airport, at £20 each way, are down to five as a result of a lack of oil workers. “It’s just gradually falling to bits,” says Pete Morton, a barista at a coffee chain in the town centre. ...
Hammond seems to be expecting business rates storm to just blow over image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 07:42:51 PM
.... It is surely perverse for the taxation system to privilege Amazon’s retail warehouses, built on cheap land with low rental values, over high street shops. The policy may create a few jobs in areas of underinvestment, but the effect is to damage further town centres that have been clobbered by the growth in charmless out-of-town sheds. ...
Bridgend reels from jobs threat hanging over Ford plant image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 3rd of March 2017 07:00:39 AM
....”. It was then prime minister (and Cardiff MP) James Callaghan who persuaded Henry Ford II to locate the American giant’s new engine manufacturing plant at the Waterton industrial estate between the M4 and Bridgend town centre. ...
Waterstones chief defends decision to open unbranded stores image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 27th of February 2017 09:50:38 AM
. The managing director of book retailer Waterstones has defended the company’s decision to open three unbranded stores, saying it will be good for “customers, town centres and. ...
Business rates a 'ticking time bomb' for small firms image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 26th of February 2017 08:29:46 PM
....However, Ms Long-Bailey said: "The reality is that business rates are a ticking time bomb. "It cannot be right for smaller town centre retailers to be facing massive hikes while the Amazons and ASOSs of this world have their business rates cut. ...
Business rates rise is biggest issue for small firms in London image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 17th of February 2017 12:01:17 AM
.... In addition, some private healthcare providers, such as Nuffield Health, also enjoy an 80% discount because they are registered charities. Blackpool high street Struggling town centres with a high proportion of empty shops will benefit. ...
Let’s move to Newport, Isle of Wight: ‘Its quaint alleys hide jewels’ image
.... Rentals: a one-bedroom flat, £400-£525pcm; a three-bedroom house, £700-£1,000pcm. Bargain of the week A four-bedroom Georgian town house in the town centre, £154,950, with marvins. ...
Shops 'face perfect storm of rising costs and falling spending' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 2nd of January 2017 05:57:34 PM
....The revaluation of business rates is expected to result in a sharp increase in tax payments for shops in central London, supermarkets, and shopping centres. However, struggling town centres, especially in the north and west of the country, should enjoy a much-needed tax cut. ...
Local resurgence: 20,000 independents gear up for Small Business Saturday image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 29th of November 2016 07:30:42 AM
....Small Business Saturday hopes to boost trade for independents further with practical measures, such as free parking. Ovens says over 80% of local authorities are supporting the campaign and many of those are offering free parking in town centres on 3 December. ...
Just about managing? In towns like Pontypool that’s a dream | Aditya Chakrabortty image
.... For a time, under Victoria, it was richer than Cardiff. Even now, to look along its skyline is to see traces of wealth: the park with its Italian gardens and bandstand; the covered market with its olde price list for snipes or a brace of pheasants; the 25 listed buildings that make this one of the most sumptuous small town centres in Britain. ...
St Ives moves step closer to restricting second home ownership image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 10th of November 2016 05:57:31 PM
....Tofts said it could result in people wanting to buy in St Ives targeting old homes in the historic centre rather than on the outskirts, where most new homes tend to be built. “It is anticipated that these town centre homes will now command an additional premium to reflect them being free of the restriction. ...
McDonald's sues Florence for 18m euros for blocking restaurant image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 8th of November 2016 01:47:31 PM
....It argues it put forward a plan to "operate respectfully towards the local policies, even accepting to introduce typical local products in our offer, as requested from the local commerce regulation". "We completely agree that the cultural and artistic heritage and the Italian historical town centres have to be protected and guaranteed, as well as the traditions and the historical small shops, but we cannot accept discriminatory regulations that damage the freedom of private initiative without being advantageous to anyone," McDonald's told the BBC in a statement. ...
M&S to close 30 UK stores and cut back on clothing image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 8th of November 2016 08:00:40 AM
....M&S’s decision to retreat from the high street will be a blow for some towns, where it is a main destination store, especially following the demise of BHS. But as more purchases are made online, stores in smaller or less attractive town centres and shopping centres are finding life difficult. ...
UK towns and villages running out of hard cash, says report image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 16th of October 2016 11:01:47 PM
.... People then went to the Co-op to get cashback, and then they ran out of money. On New Year’s Eve, which is a night when a lot of people are going out and spending money in the pubs, suddenly we find that people can’t get cash in the town centre. ...
Post Office workers staging 24-hour strike image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 15th of September 2016 02:41:02 AM
.... . A total of 118 of the 305 Crown offices in city and town centres were closed, the Post Office said. ...
Shy billionaire image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 9th of September 2016 06:57:46 PM
....Even this week, when the company's rising share price made him the richest man in the world for two days, he wasn't ready to retire. Every day he still makes the 10km journey from his town centre house to the Inditex headquarters, based just outside the coastal town of A Coruna where he first launched the Zara brand. ...

Victoria Wood statue to be erected in comedian's home town of Bury after her death from cancer
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....The mother of two's brother, Chris Foote Wood, has now launched an online appeal to raise the £20,000 required. He met council bosses to discuss the plan for the permanent tribute to the star, which will be built in Library Gardens in Bury's town centre. ...

Pensioner brought fake bomb into bank after he missed mortgage payments, court hears 
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....Two boxes similar to greengrocer crates had been left in the reception area, one inside the other and covered in black bags and tape. The bomb scare caused the town centre to be cordoned off for several hours, Maidstone Crown Court heard. ...

Rouen bar fire sees French policewoman's birthday end in tragedy
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 6th of August 2016 06:09:38 PM
.... At least 50 people were searching for missing friends or family. The horrific fire plunged Rouen into profound shock for the second time in 10 days after Islamist terrorists slit the throat of an 85-year-old priest in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, only six miles from the bar in the town centre. ...

Britons, it's your patriotic duty in the age of Brexit to hit the town and drink like you've never drunk before
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.... And to our elected officials, please stop getting in the way. Loosen up your licenses, remove your stunting market regulations, and cut the heavy-handed policing in our town centres. ...

Two people a day being turned away from extremism, says police chief 
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 1st of August 2016 02:27:18 PM
....He said it was often members of the person's own community who were alerting the authorities about a change in character, but said nobody could afford to be complacent in the ongoing fight against terror. Explaining how the police were able to interrupt a person’s path towards extremism, Mr Rowley said: “We will get information, someone will see something unusual in their town centre where they work, they might be concerned about terrorist reconnaissance and they will report that to us. ...
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Coming home? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 22nd of July 2016 09:08:31 PM
....". Despite it being a regular weekday, few customers are to be seen - the only life visible in the town centre are a scattering of older women, sitting on stoops and smoking idly. ...
The hard-hat chancellor: what kind of Britain is George Osborne building? image
.... It means not creating models of new neighbourhoods to be followed around the country, but getting the housebuilders, Persimmon, contrary to its practice on some developments elsewhere, to provide a door into the garden as well as a front door. The site is further complicated by the decision of Osborne’s ex-cabinet colleague, the former communities secretary Eric Pickles, to assign part of it to a gigantic new London Paramount Entertainment Resort, an employment generator at such time as it opens, but before that a monster whose demands for road access make a cohesive town centre hard to realise. ...
How the town of Corby dusted off the ashes of post-industrial decay image
....The £20m Corby international swimming pool welcomed its first visitors in the same year, while the new Savoy cinema began screening films last year. The nearby town centre, including the £40m Willow Place shopping centre, bustles with shoppers and all but a few sites are occupied and doing a brisk trade. ...
Housing crisis: affordable homes vanish as developers outmanoeuvre councils image
.... The local council risks losing not only the affordable homes, but all the homes. Furthermore, said Lee, council leaders “need developers to deliver their vision for their areas, including town centre regeneration schemes. ...
Why a new toilet law could flush cafes and takeaways down the pan image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 18th of May 2016 04:18:17 PM
....Related: UK public toilets mapped: where's your nearest?. The real issue, he adds, is the loss of public toilets from our cities and town centres. ...
Port Talbot workers urge government to rescue site and save jobs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of March 2016 07:04:24 PM
....Like many in the town, Evans spent more than 30 years at the works, and recalls the plant’s better days in the 1960s, when more than 20,000 worked there. Port Talbot was a town with virtually full employment when the plant was operating at its peak, but the effect of its decline is evident in a town centre that has a significant number of charity shops and payday loan stores offering ‘cash for gold’. ...
Fast cars and education create hope of revival in Welsh valleys image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 26th of March 2016 04:00:31 PM
.... A pack of teenage boys was pinging a rugby ball around, while groups of girls chatted before heading off for lessons, lectures or practicals. Those taking an early lunch were strolling towards the funicular railway, which zooms passengers up from the gleaming new college of further education on the valley floor to Ebbw Vale town centre. ...
BHS battles to stay on the high street image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 19th of March 2016 03:59:14 PM
.... He initially sparked new life into the department store chain, but the online shopping revolution and the rise of new high street rivals such as Primark has taken its toll on BHS, which has lost money for several years in a row. If BHS does collapse then its disappearance from the high street would have a similar impact to the recent failure of two other town centre stalwarts, Woolworths and Comet. ...
Shoreham show 'unaware' of pilot's plan image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 10th of March 2016 02:00:03 PM
....He was not, therefore, able to identify where they would take place, or which groups of people would be put at risk. The report notes that in a previous display, in 2014, the same aircraft had flown over residential areas several times, as well as performing a steep turn over the town centre of Lancing. ...
Mobile users face long wait for Ofcom to help with compensation for loss of signal image
....“What he didn’t mention is that Vodafone has no 3G coverage in Saffron Walden. I’ve had no reception at all in most of the town centre and no 3G internet service anywhere. ...
How to solve the housing crisis image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 21st of February 2016 09:06:16 PM
.... It is not necessarily about building on the green belt or building huge towers. Densities need to increase: many town centres have good public transport facilities but have limited housing within them. ...
Cold winds blow in shoppers to the high street image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 15th of February 2016 06:00:10 AM
.... . The three main kinds of retail destinations - the high street, retail parks and out of town centres - posted an uptick in shopper numbers reporting a rise in footfall, the first time this has happened in more than five years. ...
Shop vacancies fall to six-year low, but 'dry January' drags on sales image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of February 2016 05:00:27 AM
. Britain’s shop vacancy rate fell to a six-year low last month, as town centres and retail parks across the country reported improvements in the number of sites being filled. ...
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Let’s move to Farnham, Surrey image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 22nd of January 2016 04:30:08 PM
....Related: Let’s move to Chepstow, Monmouthshire. Bargain of the week A characterful two-bedroom cottage in the conservation area, a short stroll from the town centre; £330,000, with Bridges. ...
Primark blames freak December weather for flat sales figures image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 14th of January 2016 01:22:34 PM
....Primark’s difficulties reflect the problems faced by several other big clothing retailers last month, as shoppers left knitwear, coats and winter boots on the shelves during the warmest December on record. Flooding and rain in parts of the country, a reluctance to spend time in town centres in the wake of November’s incidents in Paris, and the growing convenience and popularity of shopping online also kept people away from the high street. ...
Holland & Barrett is 'a trusted brand, but not quite loved', says boss image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 2nd of January 2016 02:30:35 PM
.... . Aldis believes retail has a big role to play in communities and town centres and speaks at length about his concerns that the Government’s proposals to devolve business rates will do little to ease the rising multi-billion-pound burden on the sector. ...
High street stores cut prices to compete for Christmas customers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of December 2015 07:04:35 PM
....Upmarket Kingston has one of the most internet-savvy shopping clienteles in the country. “It’s very mild and it doesn’t feel like Christmas,” said Nick Bubb, an independent retail analyst, as he walked around the town centre. ...
UK shoppers shun the high street on Black Friday image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 14th of December 2015 05:00:22 AM
.... . Diane Wehrle, Springboard’s marketing director, said improving access to town centres could help to stem the decline in footfall seen in recent months. ...
Holding the base rate risks house prices rising faster, says BNP Paribas image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 7th of December 2015 03:44:49 PM
....George Osborne’s announcement that buyers of any kind of second property will face a 3% stamp duty surcharge has been factored into the forecasts. The researchers found the move would have little national impact, but would dampen house price growth in regional town centres and in London. ...
Stay local – and freshen up your supply chain image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 4th of December 2015 08:15:20 AM
....Three years ago Jason Wilkes and his brother Mark set up Bert and Gert’s, a company that runs arts and craft markets across the Midlands and down to the south coast. The firm runs the events in shopping centres and town centres, giving consumers who may be shopping on the high street the opportunity to buy from local producers. ...
Small Business Saturday will be bigger than ever for local stores image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 4th of December 2015 05:15:40 AM
.... . Some 60 small traders will sell their art and crafts through the company, which pitches its markets in town centres and areas with a high footfall. ...
Retail homogenity is what makes online shopping the place to be, says Not on the High Street boss image
.... This huge range of goods and services is a major draw for customers. It was recently revealed that four out of ten of the nation’s high streets have been turned into “clone towns”, where individuality has been replaced by a monochrome strip of national chains, creating dozens of bland town centres across the country. ...
Cashing in on driveways and spare rooms: the UK's sharing entrepreneurs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 25th of November 2015 08:20:31 AM
....”. Gazeley also rents out a space on his driveway in a similar way via JustPark, which nets him roughly £10-15 per week from shoppers struggling to park in Cheltenham’s busy town centre. ...
Beware squeezing more tax out of companies image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 21st of November 2015 04:08:00 PM
Let’s move to Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 6th of November 2015 04:30:03 PM
.... You won’t want for suburbans. Cheaper Victorians fringe the town centre. ...
Are pop-up shops high street heroes – or just a temporary fix? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 5th of November 2015 12:00:26 PM
Life after steel: can Redcar rise from the ashes? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 27th of October 2015 04:26:17 PM
.... There are two Consetts: the high street remains rundown and forlorn, but up at the new retail park there is a bustling Tesco and a swish, state-of-the-art Starbucks. At the Whistle Blower pub in the town centre, where lagers are being downed at 10am ahead of the Sunderland-Newcastle derby match, a latte costs me 99p. ...
Sainsbury's chief attacks proposal to change Sunday trading laws image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 26th of October 2015 12:01:04 AM
.... If a neighbouring authority chose to allow stores to open on a Sunday, they might be forced to follow suit. Lowman also suggested they were more likely to liberalise trading hours for out-of-town centres and shopping malls, meaning that already struggling high streets might come under more pressure. ...
The cheapest supermarket in town? It might actually be Waitrose image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 24th of October 2015 06:00:12 AM
....What we found: At the Morrisons supermarket in Letchworth, Herts, a loyal group of “regulars” arrive each day as the store opens at 7am to grab heavily discounted items – some for as little as 9p. The largish store in the town centre has three discount points during the day, staff told us. ...
VW must bypass its entrenched culture for the road to recovery image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 17th of October 2015 04:35:23 PM
.... Yet, in Germany, the city of Wolfsburg has grown to become a thriving, modern city thanks to the existence of one company – Volkswagen. A planned town centred on the village of Fallersleben, it was built in 1939 to house workers of the VW factories which had been erected to assemble the Beetle on the orders of Hitler, who wanted Germany to mass- produce a car that could compete with the Model T Ford. ...
Scots councils to control business rates image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 16th of October 2015 07:06:36 AM
...."Scottish councils will be able to use these powers from the end of this month and, in contrast to England, will be able to retain all the business rates they collect. "With these new flexibilities councils could, for example, use their local knowledge to attract new investment into town centres and help create vibrant communities where people want to live, socialise and do business. ...
Latte nation: Britain's cafes elbow out shops, pubs and payday lenders image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of October 2015 11:01:46 PM
.... . High streets and town centres were ravaged by the credit crunch as shops collapsed under the weight of debts and a consumer spending squeeze. ...
Marketing and PR 2015-16 competition entry: Faith PR image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of October 2015 09:25:55 AM
....Faith PR, a PR and communications agency located in West Yorkshire, recently launched its own independent coffee bar as a joint venture with some neighbouring businesses. Big Shots café was initially conceived as a benefit for our staff, who are poorly served for lunchtime essentials and afternoon treats as the agency is located outside the town centre. ...
How recession-hit Rochdale is saving its troubled high street image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of September 2015 07:00:06 AM
Take vehicles that fail diesel test off the streets to protect public health image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 26th of September 2015 07:49:07 PM
.... It cannot be solved while dirty diesel and defeat devices remain on our streets. We need a national network of clean air zones to keep diesel vehicles out of our most polluted town centres unless they meet the toughest new pollution standards on the road, not just in the lab. ...
Morrisons faces legal spat over unwanted stores image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 26th of September 2015 07:00:36 PM
.... . At the start of this year Morrisons also pulled out of a £36m development in Cheltenham, despite construction work on the town centre’s car park starting in the previous one month earlier. ...
Mapped: The most expensive and cheapest new towns (don't write them off) image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of September 2015 04:00:19 AM
.... To which notion many thousands of post-war families must have waved their hats and raised a loud cheer. The guiding principles were that, as well as being affordable, the new towns should have clearly defined residential and industrial areas, innovative architecture, lots of green space and pedestrian-friendly town centres. ...
Almost 10,000 shops left vacant for more than three years as landlords struggle to fill units image
. The number of shops left vacant in British town centres for more than three years has surged by 24pc to nearly 10,000, as landlords struggle to fill units that are seen as being the wrong size or in the wrong location. ...
265 Phones 4u stores still vacant a year after collapse image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of September 2015 05:13:58 PM
....The large number of unoccupied stores reflects the damage caused by the controversial administration, which led to the loss of 3,500 jobs. Nearly one in eight high street shops in Britain are empty, as town centres grapple with the growing popularity of online shopping and malls. ...
The future of high street banking? It's time to wake up and smell the coffee image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Tuesday 1st of September 2015 11:57:31 PM
.... As you might expect, Mr West has researched the shape of branches all over Europe and beyond. And what he finds frustrating, he says, is the limitations put on what he’d like to do by some of the behaviour that is sadly not uncommon in Britain’s town centres. ...
Game Over or Continue: What has become of Leamington Spa's games industry?  image
.... . The Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership also stumped up £110,000 to convert a town centre property into a start-up incubation hub, 26HT, which will house up to eight micro studios. ...
Affordable dream homes in beautiful places: welcome to Britain's hidden gems  image
.... The famous Ashburton Cookery School, which started more than 20 years ago, has moved to a bigger site and visiting gastronomes keep the B&Bs busy. Most of the town centre is listed, and its National Park status has kept building at bay. ...
VIDEO: Scotland's retail slide continues image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 17th of August 2015 10:19:39 AM
....4% in a year. The government says it has invested heavily in town centres. ...
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Shoppers continue to desert high streets, despite more outlets opening image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 16th of August 2015 11:01:07 PM
....”. There are now more retail outlets in town centres than at any time since 2011, with the vacancy rate standing at just 9. ...
Peter Marks interview: 'I don’t think dancing will ever go out of fashion’ image
.... . Clubs have been hit by the recession, late-night pub licensing, the smoking ban, supermarket alcohol sales and the parlous state of town centres, but Marks is optimistic. ...
Oxfam faces tough new test in the era of Lidl, Aldi and Primark image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 14th of August 2015 05:11:06 PM
.... There are 27 charity shops in the centre of both Colchester and Norwich, compared to 20 and 21 respectively in 2010. In the last year alone, an extra 64 charity shops were added to Britain’s leading 500 town centres, the biggest increase of any retail sector according to accounting firm PwC and the Local Data Company. ...
Dwell bounces back with new stores after DFS buyout image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 9th of August 2015 08:35:15 PM
.... . Aamir Ahmad, who started Dwell in 2003 and sold out of the company in 2012, reopened stores in Tottenham Court Road, Westfield London, Westfield Stratford City, Barton Square in Manchester and Glasgow town centre. ...
Shops in struggling high streets permitted to be open all day Sunday under new rules image
....Shops in struggling high streets would be allowed to open all day on Sundays while megastores in retail parks would be excluded from the longer hours, under plans to be announced by the Government. The move is aimed at breathing fresh life into town centre stores facing mounting pressure from online competitors as well as from out-of-town supermarkets. ...
Councils allowed to relax Sunday trade laws to promote 'thriving high streets' image
.... That’s why we want to give local leaders the power to decide whether Sunday trading is right for their area, and to give their retailers the option to stay open for longer. “We have already taken a range of measures to boost the Great British high street and now we are giving local areas another tool to encourage shoppers to the town centre and get shops to grow and thrive. ...
Look no hands: Self-driving cars image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 3rd of August 2015 11:14:42 PM
.... . Arrive at the railways station, step into a two-person pod, say where you want to go (in a limited town centre range of addresses) using your smart phone, and off you drive. ...
Britain at the Bookies: a rose-tinted view of the nation’s gambling habit image
....Stuart gets paid fortnightly and has no fewer than 13 days to wait for his next payday. Will he survive? Will the 11 betting shops in Huddersfield town centre survive?. ...
How teenage markets are revitalising UK towns image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 31st of July 2015 06:00:14 AM
....Browsing her stall, Portas told McDonald to hike her prices up, advice that the young trader has taken on board. Now 22, McDonald is preparing to start selling her products from a shop in Stockport town centre – but she wouldn’t be where she is today without her debut at the Teenage Market, an event set up by brothers Joe and Tom Barratt to breathe new life into flagging UK markets. ...
Priced out of London? Move to Wellingborough, says Lloyds' report image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 29th of July 2015 06:01:02 AM
....”. Bartella said that for the average £160,245 Wellingborough house price, quoted in the Lloyds survey, buyers could find a smart three-bed semi with a garage, or a good size Victorian terrace in the town centre , or even an entry level detached house. ...
Greek air force pilot 'flew F16 to Turkey' to withdraw euros image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 20th of July 2015 12:53:18 PM
.... The RadioCocpit. fr website claims that the pilot “hid” the plane in a hanger while he made to the town centre of Söke where he withdrew the equivalent amount of around £1,400 €2,000 in Turkish lira from three ATMs before changing them into euros at a foreign exchange bureau. ...

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