Celebration of town’s market

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BARNSLEY market is taking part in a national campaign aiming to attract new market traders and highlight the importance markets play in local communities.

The market is taking part in the Love Your Local Markets campaign between June 23 and July 8, inspired by celebrity Mary Portas' report on the future of the country’s high streets.

She singled out Barnsley market as being one of the best in the country.

Coun Linda Burgess, Barnsley Council cabinet spokesperson for development, environment and culture, said: “We have a strong heritage in market trading and see this event as an ideal way of promoting the market to the next generation of traders.”