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Hoardings outside Metrocentre Lego Store site (6 Nov 2013). Photograph by Graham Soult 0

Exclusive: Lego Store set for 29 November opening at Intu Metrocentre


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The new Lego Store at Gateshead’s Intu Metrocentre is to open on Friday 29 November, I understand. The imminent opening of the store seems to have prompted...

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Me (left) and local retail expert Sam Stockley in The Square, Shrewsbury (10 Jun 2013). Photograph by Graham Soult 4

Shrewsbury: the town where independents are keeping the high street buzzing


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Regular readers will know that I visit a lot of British high streets – including more than 400 different ones in the last four years...

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Nipper logo at HMV in Coventry (7 Feb 2012). Photograph by Graham Soult 7

Nipper on the brink: is there a future for HMV, and do we care?


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If reports tonight are to be believed, it looks like the 92-year-old entertainment retailer HMV could collapse into administration tomorrow (Tuesday 15 January), putting around 235 stores and...

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Cath Kidston, Nottingham (16 Aug 2012). Photograph by Graham Soult 3

Newcastle roundup: retail lettings remain active as Cath Kidston signs and Office expands


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Cath Kidston is to open a standalone store in Newcastle city centre, it has been revealed. The upmarket clothing, accessories, bags and homeware retailer –...

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Former Woolworths, Newcastle (30 Sep 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 7

End of an era as Newcastle Woolworths signage comes down


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Newcastle’s ex-Woolworths in Clayton Street (store #340) has been one of a dwindling number to retain its Woolies signage three years on, as more and...

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