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Can You Have Too Many Cafés In One Town Centre Street?

Duration:
3 hours
First broadcast:
Friday 14 February 2014

Café and shop proprietors on St Giles Street in Northampton say recent approval by Northampton Borough Council for another café to open there will damage their businesses.

Existing café and shop owners in St Giles Street give their views, and reporter Martin Borley seeks the views of shoppers in Kettering to the idea of premises of a similar type opening next door to one another.

Stuart talks to Councillor Tim Hadland from Northampton Borough Council.

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