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  1. Chris Halpin

15,000 support city centre flower seller 'forced out' by TK Maxx

More than 15,000 people have signed an online petition in support of a flower stall holder who's been forced to move from his pitch in Derby city centre because of a new clothing shop.

Jonathan Foster has been in the same spot for 23 years, but was told by the Derby City Council that TK Max doesn't want him in front of its new shop. The retailer says that's not entirely the case. Chris Halpin reports.


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Fears for the future of Northampton's historic market

Traders fear for the future because of proposed changes to the layout of Northampton's historic market. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Despite being a fixture in the town for hundreds of years there are fears about the future of Northampton's historic market.

Some stall holders say changes to the layout in the Market Square mean they will get less footfall and could be forced to shut up shop.

"This will be the finish of us, this will affect us so badly. The council do not know what they're doing, they have no idea whatsoever, no consultation whatsoever with traders.

"We might make it until Christmas, but we won't make it after that I don't think, so it'll be the end for us. Very sad, very angry."

– Anne Andreoli, Market trader

Northampton Borough Council is spending £30,000 on the project and says the works will improve the market and bring in more shoppers and traders.

Officials insist all traders were invited to have their say at a meeting.

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