A Nottinghamshire MP has written to the Transport Secretary asking him to help shopkeepers worried that their trade could be hit by work to build new tramlines.
Businesses in Beeston are furious that the contractors are planning to close off a main road for up to a year.
Their local MP Anna Soubry says it could be devastating and drive some traders out of business. Our correspondent Peter Bearne reports.
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