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How bad is crime and antisocial behaviour in Britain’s independent retail sector today?

Independent retailers' organisations are redoubling their efforts to move the issue of crime affecting the sector up the political agenda in 2016. So how...

Manufacturer slams proposed sugar tax

Health experts have suggested a 'sugar tax' is needed to curb the nation's sweet tooth but manufacturers say this will not work. Mary Isokariari...

Stop bashing the corner shop

Indies have hit back after the Mirror suggested readers use supermarkets rather than local ships. Mary Isokariari reports.   Retailers have condemned the Mirror Newspaper for...

Independent retailers are booming in the UK

A new report reveals the local shop sector is in great shape, growing by more than five per cent. Mary Isokariari finds out why.   Convenience...

A blanket ban for legal highs?

As the year moves towards the festive season the issue of legal highs, or new psychoactive substances (NPS) as they are technically known, is...

E-cigarettes: healthy or not?

With so much confusion around electronic cigarettes, Mary Isokariari examines the health and legislation associated with the product. The controversy surrounding e-cigarettes has been fuelled...