#highstreets

  1. Chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall in TV clash with Tory Victoria Atkins over obesity failure

    By Dave Burke A TV chef has launched an astonishing attack on the Tory Health Secretary over the Government's catastrophic failure to address the UK's obesity crisis. Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall said ministers have done "next to nothing" to help "ailing, struggling citizens" in a c
  2. Wilko stores re-opening near you announced by new owners in time for Christmas shop

    By Graeme Murray Chain store Wilko is to open five outlets in new areas before the festive season. The firm stopped trading on October 8, before a new owner called CDS Superstores took over and said the stores will reopen across the UK. The new owner, which has existing shops under
  3. Labour-controlled council to cancel Christmas lights to save eye-watering £75k

    By Georgina Cutler A Labour controlled council has scrapped its Christmas lights as they claim the move will save £75,000. Medway Council in Kent, which went from Conservative to Labour earlier this year, said it made the "sad and difficult decision" in order to slash a potential £
  4. ‘B***dy disgusting!’ Wilko owners blasted by Britons as all stores prepare to close for good

    By Ben Chapman Wilko owners are under fire from furious Britons after it was announced the name will disappear from UK High Streets for good. A rescue deal for the chain fell through, meaning all of its 400 stores across the UK will close by early October, the GMB union has said. Re
  5. HMV owner in desperate last-ditch rescue effort to save Wilko from collapse

    By Kieren Williams HMV’s owner is said to have extended a last-ditch rescue effort to save Wilko from the brink of collapse . Canadian businessman Doug Putman bought up HMV when it was in administration in 2019 and is credited with turning its fortunes around. Mr Putman, whose famil