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A PETITION signed by 14,000 people calling for reinstatement of a rate discount for market traders will be discussed at next week’s full meeting of Sheffield Council.

The authority’s cabinet was presented with the signatures at a meeting yesterday.

Traders want the 40 per cent discount reinstated until the new market building is ready on The Moor, claiming fewer customers are visiting the dilapidated Castle Markets building.

They fear that having to pay more rates could force them out of business.