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Business rate reform called for as industry reacts to landslide Labour election win

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Following Labour’s general election win, the retail industry has stressed the need for a business rates overhaul to protect high streets across the country.
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Bira calls on new Labour government to prioritise independent retail sector

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Following Labour’s landslide Election victory, Bira, the British Independent Retailers Association, has urged the new government to make good on its promise of change by prioritising the... Read more…

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A family-owner retailer in Inverness, Begg Shoes, has been named Best Independent Footwear Retailer at the 2024 Drapers Footwear Awards, held annually to celebrate the outstanding achievements... Read more…

'Pay-as-you-feel' barber wins hairdressing award

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A man who offers "pay-as-you-feel" haircuts has been named the UK's best barber.
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The Times publishes its list of the seven best shopping streets in the UK

24 Jun 2024

The Times has just published its list of the seven best shopping streets in the UK.
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Indie retail village wins Hospitality Hero Velvet Award for 2024

24 Jun 2024

An independent retail village in Ely that celebrates its one-year anniversary this month has won the Hospitality Hero Velvet Award for 2024.
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Bike shop owner slams police’s “abject apathy” after three shops broken into in one night

24 Jun 2024

A cycle shop owner has criticised the police’s “abject apathy” towards bike theft after thieves attempted to break into his store for the second time in a year, on the same... Read more…

A simple comparison of the General Election manifestos

24 Jun 2024

With less than three weeks to go until the General Election, Bira has produced a simple table comparing manifestos for Labour, Conservatives, Liberal Democrats, Green Party and Reform UK, and... Read more…

Independents Day message - supporting independent shops boosts local jobs and economies.

24 Jun 2024

With the annual Independents’ Day weekend coming up on July 6th and 7th, independent retailers have been reinforcing the message that supporting independent shops boosts... Read more…

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Harrogate record shop marks 30th anniversary with vinyl revival

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P&C Music – Harrogate's oldest independent record shop – is celebrating its 30th anniversary, having become a mecca for vinyl record fans in a wide variety of genres from the classic era of rock music to today’s new releases.

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Renowned for embracing the annual Record Store Day when queues of vinyl fans form in the wee small hours, P&C Music’s Peter Robinson is proud to have reached this major milestone.

“May 21st was the date we took over the shop as a going concern,” says Peter, “making it 30 years in total since its foundation.

And it is rewarding its customers’ support with a selection of offers.

"For one month from today, we're having a 20% discount sale on all our pre-owned stock ,” says Peter, “except those already in our sale crates.”

"We're sure customers will find some gems, so get along to Devonshire Place to snap up some bargains."

At one point as the online world exploded after the turn of the Millennium, some people questioned whether vinyl would still even exist by now. But vinyl sales have just enjoyed their highest total in 30 years.

Last month saw more than 260 shops in the UK take part in Record Store Day, an annual event first launched in 2007 to "celebrate the culture of the independently owned record store.”

The annual celebration of indie record store culture delivers a £9.7m boost to record shops, helping secure the future of one of the key pillars of grassroots music culture.

Despite the constant challenges of an ever-changing music industry, P&C Music is still going strong.

For more information, visit: https://www.pandcmusic.co.uk/shop/

 

 

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