MARKET TRADER, JULY 6 - 19, 2018



Mum retires after 44 years on stall A mother who started working on a market stall as a

Saturday girl when she was 12 feels “sad” to be retiring 44 years later.

Lynne Lawrence’s mum got her the job at the haberdashery stall on Watford Market when

she was barely a teenager, and she took over the running of what became Lynne’s Sewing

Box aged just 19. She told local media: “I have loved working with the public. I’ve had the

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most amazing customers who have become friends over the years.”

She added that although she was sad it had

come to an end, she is looking forward to spending more time with her husband and grown up children.

LEICESTERSHIRE: Fake football kits seized at airport

More than £240,000 worth of counterfeit football kits have been seized at East

Midlands Airport following a two month long crackdown in the run up to the

World Cup. Since April, Leicestershire County Council’s trading standards team, working as part of the National Trading Standards Safety at Ports and

Borders Team, seized more than 12,000 fake kits in 27 separate incidents. Council leader Nick Rushton said: “Unsuspecting football fans can fall

Nick Garrod NORFOLK: Creative market proves popular with shoppers

An up and coming city market which celebrates everything creative about Norwich has been hailed a success. The second Norwich Creative Market did not disappoint, and in

fact proved more popular than the first. Unlike a typical market, creative businesses from across the county are invited to promote their creativity, give advice to visitors and sell some products, including homeware, gardenware and fashion accessories. Charlotte

Whitehead, organiser of Norwich Creative Market, said the event was proving popular and a further two markets are planned for later in the year.

NORTH YORKSHIRE: Shoppers hurt by blown over gazebo

An investigation has been launched after a gazebo blew over injuring two people at the recent Dales Festival of Food and Drink in Leyburn.

victim to purchasing fake and sometimes unsafe goods during the World Cup.

Department for Transport

“Trading Standards involvement at the border not only protects fans but also manufacturers and retailers from being undercut.”

Eyewitnesses said a gazebo from a stall blew over and down the market place after being caught by a gust of wind, knocking over several people in its path.

Two women suffered cuts and bruises and were also both badly shaken by the incident. The gazebo only stopped when it got wedged between a bus shelter and another tent. The stall belonged to the event’s main sponsor, Wensleydale Creamery.


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