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
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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