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Torteval General Stores to close

The owner of Torteval General Stores has announced she's having to close down the business after 9 years.

Emily Rowe says it's proven too difficult for a small independent business to continue, against much larger competitors.

She also says road closures and diversions have had a serious impact.

The workshop behind the Torteval General Stores is not closing, and the owner of the site the Stores is based at is hopeful that there is scope for another business to establish itself on the premises in the future, but did not want to comment further.