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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 Bank compared house prices in 113 market towns across the country with those in their wider counties.
While we're seeing a similar rise in other parts of Mid Wales and Shropshire, it's these three market towns that seem to be firmly placed in the homebuyers' radar at the moment.
The 2012 Action for Market Towns National Awards have become a recognised quality mark for best practice.
He said: "I am very pleased the council is continuing the tradition of giving shoppers in our market towns free parking in the run up to Christmas.
living in market towns is clearly evident from the substantial increases in
Since the onset of the economic downturn, some of the region's market towns have seen unemployment rise by more than 50 per cent, while demand for services has risen by more than 20 per cent.
MP Peter Luff (Con Worcestershire) said: "This is a welcome package of measures to help our market towns deal with a painful recession.
Despite soaring house prices Marsden remained one of the least expensive market towns in the region.
Homes in two-thirds of English market towns sell for more than those in neighbouring towns in the same county, according to Britain's biggest mortgage lender Halifax.
The latest Halifax Market Town Review shows that two-thirds (67%) of market towns have a higher average house price than the neighbouring towns in their county.
TWO Worcestershire market towns are celebrating success after winning top awards for breathing new life into their community.
Thriving South Wales market towns like Cowbridge are becoming victims of their own success, a leading farmer will claim.