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Landlady urges MPs to save our pubs

The House of Commons is due to debate an amendment to the Small Business Bill Credit: ITV

A Norfolk landlady is urging MPs to back changes which she believes could help stop the growing number of pubs closing.

Dawn Hopkins, landlady at The Rose Inn, said: "Pubs are getting turned into supermarkets, being developed for housing. Licencees are struggling and, if you have a pub company involved, it's even harder to make a living with the rents they charge and charging you double the amount for your beer that you would pay if you went directly to the breweries."

The House of Commons is due to debate an amendment to the Small Business Bill. It could help to secure fair rents and cheaper beer prices for licencees tied to big pub companies.

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Sainsbury's selling 5,000 British Legion chocolate bars an hour

Sainsbury's are selling "in the region of 5,000" of the chocolate bars they have created to support the Royal British Legion.

The bars feature in a special Christmas advert that recreates the famous truce between British and German troops in December 1914.

The bar that features in Sainsbury's Christmas advert. Credit: Sainsbury's/Royal British Legion

They are retailing for £1, with 50p going to the charity, which includes all the supermarket's profits plus a donation from Sainsbury's.

Mark Given, Head of Brand Communications, said:

We partnered with The Royal British Legion, in the 20th year of our relationship with them, to ensure we tell this story with authenticity and respect and we’re selling in the region of 5,000 every hour of the chocolate bars we have made to help to raise additional funds for them.

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Shoppers to pay for some Sunday parking

New charges to park on a Sunday Credit: ITV News Anglia

Charges have been introduced for on-street parking in some roads in Cambridge on a Sunday.

The County Council agreed to the charge, which came into force yesterday, (21st September) after the rise in the number of people shopping in the city on a Sunday.

The council believe by charging it will help people stop blocking a space all day and bring in more visitors.

The new charges only apply to some roads in the city centre and surrounding area of Cambridge accounting for 800 of the 1600 bays available.

Shoppers will have to pay for some on-street Sunday parking Credit: ITV News Anglia

Roadworks cause major downturn in trade at Northampton shops

Shop managers in Northampton are demanding answers after reporting they have lost up to 70 percent of trade during recent roadworks.

Businesses on Derngate Road say they hav been hit hard by road closures which Northamptonshire County Council insists are necessary to ease congestion and provide a more attractive entrance to the town.

Victoria Leggett reports.

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