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INTERVIEW IN THE BIG ISSUE

I WAS INTERVIEWD BY STEVE MACKENZIE FOR THE BIG ISSUE on HIGH STREET SPIRIT -Why you should feel hopeful about the high street Here is an excerpt: Independent businesses offer a glimpse of green shoots. In 2019, large retailers with 10 or more outlets closed 5,901 shops – an increase of 79 per cent on […]

On The Cover of The Yorkshire Post Magazine

I was interviewed by The Yorkshire Post about the ‘Independent Spirit’ of my hometown of Halifax. Halifax has been undergoing a renaissance over the last few years, and, alongside investment from the council, big projects like The Piece Hall and a beautiful new library, a big element of the town’s success is how businesses & […]

YORKSHIRE POST ARTICLE ON TOTALLY LOCALLY

An article which appeared in The Yorkshire Post June 2019 The Totally Locally campaign launched in Yorkshire in 2010 and now has supported dozens of high streets across the globe. Laura Drysdale speaks to its founder Chris Sands. When Chris Sands holidayed in the Portuguese district of Viana do Castelo, he was immediately struck by […]