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Ride to Work Week 2020: Bikes, bikes, bikes!

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Why you should take part in Ride to Work Week 2020

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Free trade entry for The London Bike Show through the ACT

17 Feb 2020

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The Best Small Shops competition gets a new look

14 Feb 2020

The IRC are delighted to announce a rebranding of the Best Small Shops competition to celebrate the fast-paced level of growth and to further amplify the competition

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Redesigning Retail

6 Feb 2020

How big brands are turning the traditional retail model it on its head.
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Calling all Knitters and Crocheters to take part in Reading University survey

4 Feb 2020

The Director at Stitchlinkshas put out a request to all who enjoy knitting or crocheting to take part in a study to explore the psychological effects of knitting and crocheting.
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A Brexit timeline for indie retailers

31 Jan 2020

Tonight the UK will leave the EU at 11pm GMT, ending a 46-year relationship, but what will this mean for independent retailers?

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Indie Retail Calendar 2020: February

30 Jan 2020

The Indie Retail eCommerce calendar for the month ahead to plan your sales & marketing strategies
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Indie Retail to Launch New Monthly Newsletter

29 Jan 2020

On Friday 31st January Indie Retail will be launching a monthly newsletter to be sent out to subscribing independent shops.
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Government to Introduce ‘Jack's Law' Employment Right

29 Jan 2020

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has announced that it will introduce new Parental Bereavement Leave and Pay Regulations.
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ACS calls for Increased Police Funding to Focus on Violence in Local Shops and Communities

29 Jan 2020

The government will increase police funding bymore than £1.1 billion for 2020-21, representing the largest funding increase for the police in ten years.
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London goes traffic-free this Sunday

Posted on in Cycles News, Outdoor News

Eighteen London boroughs will take part in World Car Free Day, with 20 kilometres of road to be closed around Tower Bridge, London Bridge and the City of London on Sunday 22 September 2019.

London boroughs are also organising events including collaborating with residents to create local safe spaces where children can play and communities can get together.

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has a target of 80% of all journeys to be taken via sustainable modes of transport by 2041, compared to the 63% today.

"Air pollution has become a silent killer around the world. This is not merely rhetoric, but an inescapable reality-backed up by cold, hard facts-and one that demands urgent action from our political leaders."- Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan

 

There are many other cities around the world that will be joining in on the day as well. London, Seoul and Santiago are just a few of the cities that are taking part in the UN Environment Programme's Breathe Life network working to beat air pollution in urban areas. The network so far consists of 63 cities, regions and countries covering a population of 271 million citizens with a goal to implement the necessary regulations and create conditions to tackle the air pollution crisis.

Some cities within the network have already excelled passed what is expected, for example, Paris has so far been car free in the city centre on the first Sunday of each month since September 2018. Spanish cities, which include Madrid and Barcelona, are in the process of banning the most polluting cars from the city centres.

World Car-Free Day is celebrated every 22nd of September around the globe where people are encouraged to use public or non-motorized transport such as walking or cycling to get around. This Sunday, ensure you join the global celebrations and leave your car at home, to #BeatAirPollution. 

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