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Which retailers are right for our High Street?


Two news items caught my attention in the last couple of weeks. Firstly, Martin Freeman was featured in the Ashbourne News Telegraph discussing his search for a suitable site for a Starbucks in Ashbourne. He argued that without the major … Continue reading

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Fancy a trip to the Sales? Take a packed lunch and no wallet


I’ve just discovered another reason Try Ashbourne First…everywhere else is rubbish. An inherent assumption in people going to shop in Derby or at the major chains during the Sales is that there is a wider choice and lower prices. The … Continue reading

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Try Ashbourne First: #2 David Neill – Everything DIY


This is the second in a series looking at Ashbourne’s retailers in detail. What do they offer and how do their prices compare with out-of town retailers. The perception of some people is that Ashbourne’s shops have a poor range … Continue reading

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