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Local Politics

Small business vs. Tesco

Story by Sam Stancill-Vines It has now been five years since Tesco Extra opened so we visited local businesses to see how they are managing with such big competition. Del, the manager of Corner Stop, [Read more]
Six children in high vis jackets, sitting in front of a green rangouli hand street sculture with firth park roundabout behind.
Children & Young People

Free 30 hours childcare

Story and photos by Sharon Curtis and Abtisam Mohammed Ellesmere Children’s Centre and Fir Vale pre-school are excited to announce that we will be rolling out the new Government initiative for 30 hours of free [Read more]
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Shops & Businesses

A tour of Pitsmoor shops

Story by Yassin M Usuf News and General Store corner shop on Verdon Street, situated in the middle of residential estate surrounded by flats and houses. The shop’s owner AbdulKadir Johar welcomes shoppers with a [Read more]
Children & Young People

Princess Jasmine

Story and photo by Amy Palmer Over her summer holiday five-year-old Jasmine Barratt from Byron Wood Primary School decided to do something very generous and had seven inches of her hair cut off to donate [Read more]