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Market Trader November 8th, 2019 - In This Week


Temporary move for improvements

A historic market could be temporarily moved to make way for improvements to the site, a council study has suggested.

Turn to page 2 for more.


London Chat

Findings of the City of London’s public consultation on plans to consolidate and relocate three historic wholesale food markets to a new site in Dagenham Dock in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham have been revealed.

Page 6 has the full story.


Council aims to keep it local

It has been reported that one third of the traders signed up to operate at Newcastle’s newly-expanded Christmas markets are from the North East.

See page 10 for more information.


Market Reflections

Imagine if you can a 1960 living room with a GEC 18 inch TV on its table in the corner. It is day time; I am seven or eight home for some reason from school. (I must have been at death’s door; mum wouldn’t stand for ‘swinging the lead’.) I’m watching a schools programme on cleanliness in catering.

Please look at page 14 for the full details.


Right market, wrong location?

A council in Cheshire has given the green light to plans for an artisan market hall in a similar style to that of Altrincham’s popular venue.

Look at page 19 for the rest of the story.


Trial move for market

An Essex town has begun a trial period of hosting its Saturday market in a new location in a bid to boost trade.

The full article is on page 22.

Market Trader October 25th, 2019 - In This Week


Market shortlisted for award

Traders at an indoor market in Lincolnshire are going about their business with an extra spring in their step after being nominated for a prestigious national award.

Turn to page 2 for more.


Keys of new kitchen door

How time flies – indeed as I get older it seems to try to keep up with that Kenyan chap who recently ran a marathon in under two hours. That somewhat depressing thought was brought on by news that Borough, as we know it today, is 21 years old this year.

Read more on page 6.


Mansfield gets set for the Big Switch On

This year’s Christmas celebrations in Mansfield will begin on Sunday November 17 with the Big Switch On event.

Page 10 has the full story.


Brits fear High Street will disappear

Unique data has revealed that in the first six months of the year nearly 3,000 shops have closed on UK high streets.

See page 15 for more information.


Retail vacancies plummet in the last 12 months

New job market data has revealed a downward spiral for the retail industry, with available vacancies in this sector plummeting by -25 percent in the last 12 months.

Please look at page 19 for the full details.


Not the end of the line after all

A historic Greater Manchester market that was due to see its last ever trading day on October 14 has been granted an eleventh hour reprieve.

Look at page 20 for the rest of the story.


New £20 note revealed

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney recently unveiled the design of the new £20 note featuring the artist JMW Turner. It will be issued for the first time on 20 February 2020.

The full article is on page 22.


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