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market town

Chiefly Brit a town that holds a market, esp an agricultural centre in a rural area
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Lloyds found that house prices in two-thirds of market towns in England are higher than their county average.
SIR - Your article gives information about the demise of the town centres and quotes from Action for Market Towns ("Town centres in decline without high-street help", October 13).
the town, as Guisborough and other Yorkshire market towns are very close to her heart.
With more people choosing to holiday in the UK, rather than abroad, the Northumberland market towns are hoping to cash in on the economic crisis.
It said small market towns would be the hardest hit as retailers continued to crumble under the strain of high costs and falling consumer demand.
The price of homes in market towns is soaring as they are seen as increasingly desirable places to live, figures showed.
A new survey by the Halifax today shows the price of properties in market towns soaring as they are increasingly seen as desirable places to live.
The Rural White Paper Our Countryside: The Future sets out a new vision of rural Britain--one in which market towns are expected to play an increased role as centres for job growth and service hubs while `exploiting their potential as attractive places to live, work and spend leisure time'.
Drivers still park free in towns such as Blyth, Cramlington, Ashington and Bedlington while having to pay in rural market towns.
FEARS have been voiced on the impact of supermarket chains on North East market towns.
Homes in two-thirds of English market towns sell for more than those in neighbouring towns, according to Britain's biggest mortgage lender Halifax.