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Gloucester is one of seven places in the UK being rewarded for revitalising its high street.
It'll get over a hundred and thirty thousand pounds of the High Street Renewal Award.
The city has been praised by the Local Growth Minister for supporting local-start ups and providing advice to growing businesses.
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)
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.