It's been announced that supermarket giant Tesco will NOT be submitting an application for a store in Sherborne.
It follows a huge campaign against the plans. People there said it would ruin the High Street and destroy independent businesses. Tesco say it was planning issues, and not just protesters, that drove the decision.
Around five hundred people have marched through Sherborne protesting against proposals for a Tesco supermarket.
The demonstration coincided with a consultation by Tesco over plans for a superstore on the outskirts of the town in Dorset. Many shops closed for an hour to show how they think the town centre will be affected.
Shop owners in Sherborne, Dorset, say a new supermarket will take vital trade away from the high street - a claim Tesco denies. The company wants to build a store on the site of the Sherborne Hotel, on the town's outskirts.
Plans for a third outlet of Tesco in the small town of Barnstaple have been described as madness by independent traders. With Asda and Morrisons already planning stores in Barnstaple, a major retail study recently found that only one additional supermarket was needed in North Devon.
Farmers in the westcountry who supply milk to Tesco are to get a pay rise of just over 2p a litre from next month. It follows a summer of protests over planned price cuts which saw a series of blockades at dairy processors including Robert Wiseman near Bridgwater.
Morrisons and the Co-Op hiked their prices following the demonstrations. Tesco says the new price of up to 31.58p per litre follows a regular review and is not connected to the protests.
Tesco is seeking a judicial review over Cornwall Council granting planning permission to Sainsbury's to redevelop the heliport site in Penzance into a supermarket.
Tesco, which has a store nearby, is claiming that there was insufficient evidence regarding the loss of the heliport in deciding the application, and that the Council acted unlawfully in not securing an alternative site for the heliport nearby.
British International helicopter services to the Isles of Scilly are now due to move to Newquay Airport.
The Council is disappointed that Tesco has delayed so long and put this claim in as late as possible. The Council will be fully defending this claim, but this process could take several months to conclude.