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Market Trader June 23rd, 2017 - In This Week

1

Council worker admits fraud

A council worker in Somerset who during the course of his job unlawfully pocketed thousands of pounds in cash that he had collected from market stall traders has admitted an allegation of fraud.

Turn to page 2 for more.


2

Market Reflections - Keep calm and carry on

Once the front pages that so few buy these days have gone for re-cycling the attack on Borough Market and surroundings will take its place in that litany of events which bring nothing but platitudes from party leaders and sensible calmness on the part of the rest of us. Mrs May’s ‘Enough is Enough’ was about as platitudinous as you can get and about as useless.

Read more on pages 6&7.


3

Struggling market is losing traders

Three of the best known and longest serving stalls at an indoor market in South Wales have closed.

Page 10 has the full story.


4

London Chat - Portobello Youthquake

Spring Bank Holiday weekend saw more than twenty young entrepreneurs taking their business ambitions to a new level when they traded at Portobello and Golborne Road Market.

See pages 14&15 for more information.


5

Brits prefer the personal touch

New research reveals that a whopping 74 percent of 16-24 year olds would prefer to receive a handwritten note from friends rather than a typed note, busting the myth that young people have moved on from writing by hand.

Please look at page 19 for the full details.


6

Green light for city’s new market

Council chiefs in Wolverhampton have said that a major revamp of the West Midlands city’s markets will begin in August.

Look at page 20 for the rest of the story.


7

The secrets of New Covent Garden Market

New Covent Garden Market is London’s original and finest fruit, vegetable and flower market, and the biggest in the UK.

The full article is on page 22.



Market Trader June 9th, 2017 - In This Week

1

Confusion over closure

There are concerns at a Shropshire indoor market that trade is suffering due to confusion over the closure of a farmers’ market.

Turn to page 2 for more.


2

Decisions in the sun

You might imagine that most important decisions are made in the quiet of a darkened room, but new research would suggest not

Read more on pages 6&7.


3

Trader under investigation

A police investigation has been launched after a car boot sale trader was reported for draping a Nazi flag over his vehicle “in retaliation for the Manchester bomb”.

Page 10 has the full story.


4

London Chat - Islington Vote

Islington shoppers are being asked to nominate their favourite market trader, someone maybe who goes the extra mile, sells the best bargains or has the tastiest food.

See pages 14&15 for more information.


5

National Unplugging Day

Parents across the UK agree that tech and social media are taking over their lives, and being plugged in constantly is damaging their children as they struggle to set a good example with their own tech usage.

Please look at page 19 for the full details.


6

Chesterfield’s Market Trader of the Year

Ibbotsons Fresh Quality Produce on Chesterfield’s Market Place has been crowned Market Trader of the Year at the town’s 2017 Retail Awards, organised by Destination Chesterfield in association with Addooco.

Look at page 20 for the rest of the story.


7

Glued to the screen

Backing up the concerns expressed in our National Unplugging Day report on page 19, new research has revealed that British workers spend an average of 182.5 days a year staring at screens.

The full article is on page 22.


 

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