Delegates at a special general meeting in Manchester have voted unanimously in favour of a series of radical reforms to restructure the co-op.
The planned changes to the cooperative group follow a troubled period for the northwest based mutual as Ralph Blunsom reports.
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The move comes amid a boycott of the paper in Liverpool due to its controversial coverage of the 1989 Hillsborough disaster.
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