Opinion PUBLISHED: 08:43 10 July 2018 | UPDATED: 08:52 10 July 2018 Liz Cornwall The clock tower in Market Place, North Walsham. Picture: Stuart Anderson Archant Town left me in tears As, an ex-town and district councillor and mayor for North Walsham, I feel I have to make a comment on my recent visit there. On Friday I came over from Lincoln to Roy and Audrey Haynes’s funeral, and was so surprised to notice nobody from the town council had the courtesy to attend, after all, Roy was a town and district councillor and mayor for many years, and to show respect would have meant a lot to his family. On the Saturday, myself and my husband took a walk around the town. It left me nearly in tears. The precinct and the bottom end of the town is a disgrace. I know shops are closing, but it should be kept in a clean and presentable fashion, to attract more business to the area. I was informed a Costa coffee shop is opening up nearly next door, to a long established delicatessen. … [Read more...] about READER LETTER: ‘Town left me nearly in tears’
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Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Emily Williams Globe Correspondent June 29, 2018 Earlier this week, some two dozen owners of North End pastry shops, cafes, and restaurants gathered in the dimly lit basement of Modern Pastry, the legendary bakery on Hanover Street. Starbucks, the world’s largest coffeehouse chain, has plans to open a location at the corner of Cross and Hanover streets, a prime spot by the Greenway known as the “Gateway to the North End.” The longtime business owners see the corporate giant as a threat to the neighborhood’s old-world feel, and felt the time had come to take action.“It’s about time we made a unified stand,” Damien DiPaola said to his fellow business owners seated at the wooden bar and surrounding tables. “Starbucks does not belong in our neighborhood.” Advertisement In parts of downtown Boston, Starbucks … [Read more...] about Starbucks takes shots over plan to open in the North End
Allie Gross Detroit Free Press Published 10:00 p.m. UTC Jun 26, 2018 Sheryl Evans had found the perfect breezy, full-length cream dress to wear to her brother's wedding in St. Martin next month. For only $24 at Value World it was a steal. There was just one problem: The dress was a halter, and she needed a bra. A comfortable, strapless bra that would work with the dress but also provide support on the dance floor. Luckily, a friend from work had recommended the Busted Bra Shop in Detroit's Midtown. Visiting for the first time, Evans was in high spirits. She was able to find a strapless bra (she put it on hold as she still has to make alterations to the dress) but she also found several other "everyday" options. "I got some everyday bras, in cute colors! Something big girls can't get," she said, explaining that typically the more fun lingerie only comes in smaller sizes. "Big girls only get nude, black and white. Those are the colors." … [Read more...] about Busted Bra Shop founder helps women find right fit in Detroit, Chicago
Daniel Howes The Detroit News Published 12:35 p.m. UTC Jun 20, 2018 Detroit — Few things could more powerfully project the revitalization of Detroit than Ford Motor Co.’s resurrection of the Michigan Central Depot, a looming symbol of a city most of America long ago gave up for dead. Except it’s still here, folks, punctuated Tuesday by a so-called "celebration" confirming Ford's purchase of the long-vacant station. Detroit's continuing reinvention is a testament to the grit, toughness and entrepreneurialism of Detroiters and a new generation of leaders willing to learn from the past instead of remaining captive to it. The Blue Oval’s bid to revive the World War I-era train station and use it to anchor a Corktown campus devoted to next-generation mobility, autonomy and electrification is, no question, a big win for a city. This for a town eager to reshape the reality informing its narrative just a few short years after its historic … [Read more...] about Howes: Ford depot move signals ‘Detroit is open for business’
Last weekend I was set a challenge by LateRooms.com. It was a challenge to take a spontaneous weekend break somewhere in the UK. I know, I know, pretty much the best kind of challenge I would wish for because I love nothing more than a spontaneous weekender. There’s something wonderful and freeing about an unplanned break where you don’t feel any pressure to do ALL THE THINGS. You haven’t had weeks to plan and prep and research so you don’t feel guilty if you miss the ‘top attractions’. LateRooms.com had told me the dates but it wasn’t until Friday afternoon that I knew where I was going and it was only on Saturday morning they revealed my hotel! I was sent a blindfold and a wheel of fortune style wheel with a number of UK destinations around the wheel. I put on my blindfold, gave it a good spin and it landed on Manchester! Here’s what I got up to during my weekend in Manchester… Shopping, eating and people watching in the Northern … [Read more...] about My spontaneous weekend in Manchester: Vintage shopping, cake eating, library hunting and skydiving!