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Portas Pilot has been a flop, admits scheme’s ex-chair

The Portas Pilot project, intended to revive business in Croydon’s ancient Surrey Street Market, has been a failure. That’s effectively the admission of Mary Portas, Prime Minister David Cameron’s “retail guru” and self-proclaimed “Queen of the High Street”. It is … Continue reading

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Croydon gets ready for a royal visit from the Queen of Shops

Croydon is readying itself for a royal visit today: Mary Queen of Shops may be heading into town. This is not to be confused with Kate Middleton’s in-laws pressing the flesh along London Road, back 13 months after last year’s … Continue reading

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