Three people have been arrested after a suspected break-in at JD Sports. Picture: King's Lynn Police Archant Three people have been arrested on suspicion of burglary after a break-in at a popular sports fashion store. You may also want to watch: Police were called to JD Sports on the High Street in King's Lynn at about 11pm on Monday, May 13.King's Lynn Police said on Twitter: "Three people arrested around 11pm last night on suspicion of Burglary following a break in at JD sports. All await interview at Kings Lynn Investigation Centre." … [Read more...] about Three arrested after high street break-in
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PUBLISHED: 11:05 14 May 2019 | UPDATED: 11:05 14 May 2019 Caroline Culot Max Sowerby is opening his ninth office, and on the high street. Pic: Archant. He started from scratch but Max Sowerby is celebrating a quarter of a century of selling homes by opening another branch as well as expanding his Norwich base. Max Sowerby, pictured in 1994, when he opened his very first office in Burnham Market. Pic: Sowerbys.Independently-run Sowerbys, started by Max in Burnham Market in 1994, has just announced it is opening in the centre of Fakenham and enlarging its Norwich office by taking over the building next door. The move will see a total investment of more than £100,000.MORE: Norwich gyms slash membership fees in battle of fittestThe new office on Oak Street, Fakenham, will bring the total number of Sowerbys branches around the county to nine. The agency is also making its Norwich city centre office at Old Bank of England Court bigger by moving into the … [Read more...] about Property agents Sowerbys is opening a new high street office
Video PUBLISHED: 06:00 01 March 2019 Conor Matchett Thetford town centre. Picture: Sonya Duncan ARCHANT NORFOLK PHOTOGRAPHIC © 2009 Like many towns, Thetford’s high street is struggling under the weight of stagnating wages and competition from the internet. Ian Hilton, who runs J Jones Butchers in Thetford. Picture: Conor MatchettFor almost a third of respondents to a survey by this newspaper, the health of the high street is the number one concern for Thetford residents.Half of respondents ranked the issue of the health of the high street as 10 out of 10 in the survey, with many listing a lack of town centre shops and the closure of shops as an problem the town must face. Problems with schemes aimed at opening up the high street such as Kings Square with its broken clock and non-functional fountain, built for £600,000 in 2013, have exacerbated problems and led to anger from residents.Ian Hilton, who runs J Jones’ Family … [Read more...] about Thetford: Another dying high street or a town embracing tech?
Towns across the country are urged to bid for a share of £675 million to transform their local high streets into modern vibrant community hubs. The Future High Streets fund which opened today (26 December) will help local leaders implement bold new visions to transform their town centres and make them fit for the future with co-funding to consolidate properties on the high street, improve transport and access into town centres and converting retail units into new homes.At October’s Budget, in response to interim recommendations from Sir John Timpson, Chair of the Town Centres Expert Panel [LINK] the Chancellor announced £675 million Future High Street Fund as part of the Government’s Plan for the High Street.High Streets Minister Jake Berry MP said: “We all know high streets are changing, we can’t hide from this reality. But we’re determined to ensure they continue sit at the heart of our communities for generations to come.“To do this we … [Read more...] about £675 million fund to transform high streets and town centres open to communities
Our high streets are transforming into ghost towns, our shopping malls into abandoned buildings. Small businesses and big names alike are finding that brick-and-mortar commerce just isn’t what it used to be. Our town centres are losing as much as fourteen shops a day as struggles to make rent and pay wages only worsen. It seems the heyday of the high street has come to an end.The blame for high street decline is commonly placed on the success and growth of online shopping and ecommerce giants like Amazon. Whether this is the case or not, one thing is certain: there’s been a digital shift in the way we live, work, and indeed, shop.Howard Williams, marketing director at Parker Software, explores the ongoing high street decline and what it means for businesses.Sinking like bricks (and mortar)In the first half of 2018, almost 2,700 high street stores were closed, yet only 1,569 opened in their place. And it’s not just smaller businesses struggling. Big names like … [Read more...] about High street decline and the urgency of digital transformation