A TORY former Cabinet minister has called for an internet sales tax to be brought in to level the playing field for high street
shops with online retail giants such as Amazon.
Minister Andrew Percy said: "Over 300,000 votes have been cast in the competition so far, proving that people are passionate about their high streets
up and down the country.
It's among 33 to be chosen for the Healthy High Streets
programme, which aims to increase the number of people visiting town centres by 10%, reduce the number of vacant properties by 20% and create more jobs.
The towns are among the 33 latest additions to Business in the Community's Healthy High Streets
initiative, which is targeting 100 towns across the UK.
Healthy High Streets
was set up to provide support to high streets
through business expertise and resources.
PLAID Cymru is calling on shoppers to support their high streets
all year round.
All high streets
have to adapt to a changing environment - and we've been no different.
Known locally as Bishy Road, it trumped 230 high streets
and will receive a share of an PS80,000 prize pot.
PRESTON, MIDDLESBROUGH and Coventry have the 'unhealthiest' High Streets
in the UK, according to a report published last week (March 26) by the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH).
They are launching a campaign today which they say is aimed at boosting and supporting Welsh high streets
Week is the focus of the Welsh Government's 'Support Your High Street
' campaign, which is raising the profile of high streets
City Hall has announced plans to celebrate the capital s high streets
this summer and to continue a major focus on improvements that has already seen millions of pounds invested on schemes to rejuvenate some of London s most important localities.