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Video: First ever new market in Market Rasen

It is just a few weeks since a small town in Lincolnshire was named the only place in our region to become one of the first so-called Portas Pilots.

Market Rasen is getting 100 thousand pounds of investment as well as advice from retail expert Mary Portas on how to revamp its town centre. Preparations are now being made for the first big new market there tomorrow.


Preparations made for market in Portas Pilot town

The Lincolnshire town that was the only place in our region to become one of the so-called Portas Pilot locations will hold it's first new market this Saturday. Preparations are being in Market Rasen for around 30 stalls to set up in the market square from early morning.

Market Rasen has won £100,000 Credit: Calendar

The market is first major change in the town since it won £100,000 of government funding to revamp its high street with advice from the retail expert Mary Portas. Organisers say the market will focus on high quality local produce and five further such markets will be held before Christmas.

Members of the new Market Rasen Business Improvement Group have spent the last few weeks drumming up support from retailers in the town and hope it helps to increase the number of shoppers and in turn ensure the high street there has a sustainable future.

Dalai Lama at Yorkshire Business Convention

The Dalai Lama, the spiritual and political leader of Tibet, is joining leading figures from the world of business, sport and politics at this year's Yorkshire International Business Convention

Among the other speakers at the event, which is held concurrently in Leeds and in Bridlington for the first time, are retail guru turned government advisor, Mary Portas, political heavy-weights Michael Portillo and John Prescott and former world record holding athlete Steve Cram.

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