Shop local plea at town stores

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barnsley shoppers will be urged to buy from independent retailers to mark a national campaign.

Wednesday July 4 is Independents’ Day, which flies the flag for local shops.

Visitors to Barnsley town centre will be urged to celebrate the occasion by buying at least one item from an independent retailer.

Nearly 75 per cent of businesses in Barnsley are independent compared to less than half nationally, said Coun Linda Burgress, council cabinet member for development, environment and culture