This week we're being encouraged to support our local traders for Love Your Markets week but in Northamptonshire this morning, shoppers would have been greeted by some particularly young stallholders. The town held its first Teenage Market providing free stalls for young entrepreneurs.
Claire McGlasson reports.
Birmingham is hosting the city's second International Fashion Week today and over the weekend. It will celebrate and showcase designers from the Midlands, the UK and Europe. It comes hot off the heels of New York Fashion Week and London Fashion Week.
Organisers say it's a chance for Birmingham as the "second city" to celebrate the fashion industry, and recognise emerging talent from the Midlands.
Fashion guru and TV presenter Gok Wan will be in Coventry today, as he joins his brother Kwoklyn to help promote martial arts and healthy living from around the world.
The 39-year-old, who is from Leicester, will appear at the Ricoh Arena to launch his new cook book at the Martial Arts and Healthy Living Expo.
Gok’s brother Kwoklyn is an accomplished martial artist who teaches in Leicester. The event will also see over 120 exhibition stands where some of the biggest brands in martial arts and healthy living will be selling merchandise.
A Midlands Fashion Awards organiser says tonight's event in Birmingham is a chance for the fashion industry to find the next niche "Christopher Kane"-type designer.
A Midlands Fashion Awards organiser tells ITV News Central about this year's categories at Friday's big event in Birmingham.
Jennifer Eason from the Midlands Fashion Awards on what visitors can expect from Friday's show, and her take on the Midlands' fashion scene.
Jules Cardozo-Marsh, who's working behind the scenes at the Midlands Fashion Awards in Birmingham, on why fashion talent should be recognised in places outside London.
Jennifer Eason from the Midlands Fashion Awards on Friday night's big show, how it began and how budding designers can showcase their work on a bigger scale.
TV model competition winner Lauren Lambert thinks the fashion day at Birmingham's Town Hall today went really well.
She says the show is all about "mixing and matching" different styles.
Reality TV star Rylan Clark says the crowd in Birmingham has been "unreal" at today's fashion show, and that the city is giving London "a run for its money" in fashion stakes.