June 20 2013 Latest news:
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
A long-standing electrical goods retailer with four shops in Norfolk and Suffolk is set to close within the next few months, with the loss of 23 jobs.
For the last 90 years, Taylor Electrical has traded in the eastern region, but the company’s four shops in Beccles, Diss, Halesworth and Mildenhall are set to close due to the effects of the economic downturn and competition from the internet.
However, the closure has shocked civic leaders and customers in the four towns, who spoke of their sadness another independent retailer, which had been part of the fabric of the town, was set to close.
South Norfolk councillor Tony Palmer, who represents Diss, spoke of his disappointment at the closure of the Diss store in Victoria Road.
Neville Short, 43, manager of the Diss store, blamed a growing trend for shoppers to buy goods online and the economic downturn for the decision to close.
Figures showed internet sales nationally rose 18pc in December compared to December 2011.
Police are investigating the death of a woman whose body was found in a garden pond today.
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