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Bristol market to promote independent businesses

The 'Love Your Local Market' scheme is part part of a national campaign Credit: ITV West

It's hoped new stalls at Bristol's St Nicholas Market today will help promote independent businesses.

The 'Love Your Local Market' scheme is part part of a national campaign by retail expert Mary Portas to help improve High Streets.

The extra stalls will also be around next Thursday (July 5th)

Falmouth sets example for High Street success

MPs and retail experts will be told today how they can learn from the success of Falmouth in reviving high street shops.

Town centre manager Richard Gates is among speakers at a conference in London about ways of creating prosperous and diverse communities. The town was singled out for praise in the recent review by Mary Portas.

The town was singled out for praise in the recent review by Mary Portas. Credit: ITV Westcountry