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ROW OVER HARBOROUGH DC'S ORDER TO CLOSE 'MARKET SHOP'

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The owner of a shop in Harborough has denied claims from the district council that he is breaking the law in allowi...
The owner of a shop in Harborough has denied claims from the district council that he is breaking the law in allowing two market traders to operate from there, reports BBC Leicester.

Terry Norton and Dave Holden, who run stalls in the town's official market, have expanded into a shop in the High Street.

But Harborough DC says the premises could hold up to 18 separate businesses and it has ordered the shop be closed down.

Tony Clarke, who owns the shop, claims it is trading quite lawfully.

He said:'We're a family store; we are not a market at all. If you actually go to the shop itself you'll see it is not set up as a market. In fact we're more going to end up like Debenham's.

'Now if Debenham's moved to the town centre, would they then say that they were a market?'

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