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Positive reaction to Home Bargains store plans

A Home Bargains lorry. Picture: Gary Anthony. A Home Bargains lorry.

Picture: Gary Anthony.

NEWS that a major national discount store has Dingwall on its shopping list has been welcomed locally. Home Bargains wants to build a new 20,000 sq ft store on a 2.5-acre site on land to the rear of St Clement's School on Tulloch Street. A planning application to Highland Council has been made by Forrest Developments Ltd.

The site is bounded by the Peffery, Lidl's store, St Clement's PS and Dingwall Community Centre, with residential properties and gardens to the east. The site already has an extensive planning history including three separate planning permissions for retail use, the most recent being granted in 2014. All three permissions have now expired.

Jack Shepherd, chairman of Dingwall Community Council: "This site is a piece of dead ground that has been un-developed for years, so it will be good to see it being used. "I canvassed the other members about the application and from their responses it seems there is a fair body of support for this development." Members of Highland Council do not usually comment on planning applications in advance of them being considered in committee.

Forrest Developments cited the good footpath network locally, but Mr Shepherd said that he hoped some money would be spent on path upgrading as soon as possible. The developer says a key consideration in the design was to create a high quality architectural development that is appropriate to the surrounding context and character of the Highland town setting. The single floor building would have cladding panels in inky black and grey hues, curtain wall glazing and "quality facing brickwork to bring warmth and soften the elevations with colour and tone to complement surrounding buildings".

Planning papers state: "The proposed plan envisages a pronounced entrance feature and processional colonnade adjacent to the access road and customer car park, providing a point of interest and presence that will orientate customers towards the store entrance.The colonnade will provide generous cover from rain and shade from solar gain along the southerly orientated frontage. " The company, started in Liverpool, employs 22,000 people and lays claim to being one of the UK's fastest growing discount retailers. Related news: Leading discount retailer Home Bargains eyes store opening in Dingwall


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Positive reaction to Home Bargains store plans

A Home Bargains lorry. Picture: Gary Anthony. A Home Bargains lorry.

Picture: Gary Anthony.

NEWS that a major national discount store has Dingwall on its shopping list has been welcomed locally. Home Bargains wants to build a new 20,000 sq ft store on a 2.5-acre site on land to the rear of St Clement's School on Tulloch Street. A planning application to Highland Council has been made by Forrest Developments Ltd.

The site is bounded by the Peffery, Lidl's store, St Clement's PS and Dingwall Community Centre, with residential properties and gardens to the east. The site already has an extensive planning history including three separate planning permissions for retail use, the most recent being granted in 2014. All three permissions have now expired.

Jack Shepherd, chairman of Dingwall Community Council: "This site is a piece of dead ground that has been un-developed for years, so it will be good to see it being used. "I canvassed the other members about the application and from their responses it seems there is a fair body of support for this development." Members of Highland Council do not usually comment on planning applications in advance of them being considered in committee.

Forrest Developments cited the good footpath network locally, but Mr Shepherd said that he hoped some money would be spent on path upgrading as soon as possible. The developer says a key consideration in the design was to create a high quality architectural development that is appropriate to the surrounding context and character of the Highland town setting. The single floor building would have cladding panels in inky black and grey hues, curtain wall glazing and "quality facing brickwork to bring warmth and soften the elevations with colour and tone to complement surrounding buildings".

Planning papers state: "The proposed plan envisages a pronounced entrance feature and processional colonnade adjacent to the access road and customer car park, providing a point of interest and presence that will orientate customers towards the store entrance.The colonnade will provide generous cover from rain and shade from solar gain along the southerly orientated frontage. " The company, started in Liverpool, employs 22,000 people and lays claim to being one of the UK's fastest growing discount retailers. Related news: Leading discount retailer Home Bargains eyes store opening in Dingwall


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Aldi set to open 450 new UK stores

The German discount grocer has released a 'wish list' of locations for the expansion, with an aim to open 400 shops in England, 30 in Wales and 20 in Scotland. Photo: Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images

The German discount grocer has released a 'wish list' of locations for the expansion, with an aim to open 400 shops in England, 30 in Wales and 20 in Scotland. Photo: Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Aldi has announced plans to open another 450 stores in the UK.

The German discount grocer has released a "wish list" of locations for the expansion, with an aim to open 400 shops in England, 30 in Wales and 20 in Scotland. It is planning to open stores in Brighton, Oxford and Bristol in the south of England, Birmingham, Warwick and Leicester in the Midlands, and Manchester, Liverpool and Warrington in the north of the country. In Wales, it has highlighted Cardiff, Newport and Swansea as key areas for new stores, while Edinburgh, Dumbarton and Shotts are being scouted for potential sites in Scotland.

The supermarket, which has more than 900 shops in the UK, said each area should be around 1.5 acres and able to accommodate a 20,000 sq ft store with around 100 parking spaces. It is looking for freehold town-centre or edge-of-centre sites suitable for development. Read more: Asda crowned UK's cheapest supermarket despite price rises

The move comes after Aldi pledged to invest a record GBP1.3bn (£1.8bn) by the end of 2021, and create 4,000 new jobs. The company, which opened its first store in the UK in 1990 and is now the fifth-largest supermarket in Britain, posted a pre-tax profit jump of almost 50% in September last year, as sales exceeded GBP12bn. "We have been investing in Britain for more than 30 years now, but we know that there are still areas that either do not have an Aldi at all, or that need another store to meet customer demand," said Ciaran Aldridge, national property director at Aldi UK.

Read more: Spending rises as Brits set for summer splurge "Shoppers are increasingly looking to get unbeatable prices on their weekly shop without compromising on quality. That's why, more so than ever, we're keen to explore all opportunities to open new stores across the country."

It comes as Aldi has committed to removing single-use plastic from all its own-brand tea bags by the end of 2021, following a number of trials

The full list of areas Aldi is targeting include:

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  • 100 sites in the South East, including Brighton, Oxford and Reading

  • 71 sites in the South West, including Bristol, Plymouth and Swindon

  • 54 sites in the West Midlands, including Birmingham, Warwick and Worcester

  • 61 sites in the East Midlands, including Leicester, Lincoln and Nottingham

  • 38 sites in the East of England, including Cambridge, St Albans and Hemel Hampstead

  • 50 sites in the North West, including Manchester, Liverpool and Warrington

  • 11 sites in the North East, including Durham, Newcastle and Sunderland

  • 35 sites in Yorkshire, including Middlesbrough, Harrogate and Halifax

  • 20 sites in Scotland, including Edinburgh, Dumbarton and Shotts

  • 30 sites in Wales, including Cardiff, Newport and Swansea

Watch: COVID-19: UK economy 'will bounce back to pre-pandemic levels by end of 2021' - despite delay to end of lockdown

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Lack of clarity hinders UK gigabit broadband roll-out

Bolstered by a GBP5bn investment from the UK government, the rebooted Project Gigabit is seeing ultra-fast fibre and cable broadband proliferate around the country, but low demand for these better services could hinder the ambition for at least 85% to have access to gigabit-capable broadband by 2025, says a report from the Gigabit Take-up Advisory Group (GigaTAG). GigaTAG - assembled by Which?, the Confederation of British Industry and the Federation of Small Businesses at the request of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport - aims to ensure that UK consumers and businesses are ready to take advantage of gigabit-capable broadband connections as they become available. The research was based on a survey of 2,114 UK adults conducted by Yonder on behalf of the Which? organisation between 12 and 14 March 2021.

Of the respondents, 1,913 were solely or jointly responsible for decisions about their household broadband and completed the survey. In January 2011, the Connected nations update: spring 2021 edition report released by Ofcom showed that the availability of broadband capable of delivering gigabit speeds for domestic households continued to improve rapidly, with nearly 11 million (37%) UK homes able to access such services by the end of January 2021, up from 7.9 million (27%) in September 2020. Ofcom attributed the increase largely to the continued roll-out of Virgin Media's DOCSIS3.1 technology to 2.8 million more homes, along with companies extending their full-fibre networks.

However, the GigaTAG report highlighted the worrying fact that even though there has been a slew of adverts from broadband providers extolling the merits of their fastest services, almost three-fifths (59%) of consumers were not aware of gigabit-capable broadband, and one-third (33%) of small and micro businesses had not heard of gigabit-capable broadband. The report identified affordability as a key barrier to the adoption of gigabit-capable broadband for low-income households, revealing that just over two-fifths (44%) of those in a low-income household cited it as an issue. Other barriers identified in the report were the low willingness among consumers to pay more, with only about one in five (21%) people willing to pay more for gigabit-capable broadband, and a lack of understanding of the benefits, with two in five (41%) unclear about how it differs from their current package.

In a call to action, GigaTAG called on Ofcom and the broadband industry to work together on clear and common terminology to cut through advertising jargon and describe gigabit broadband and its benefits in straightforward terms.  It also put forward a number of recommendations, such as enlisting the help of local authorities to raise awareness and promote the benefits of upgrading to gigabit broadband at a local level. It said that at the right time, the government should also undertake its own nationwide awareness-raising - leading a coalition of stakeholders to work together on a national campaign.

In addition to ongoing work to introduce voluntary social tariffs, GigaTAG advised the government to conduct an evidence-based assessment of the existing and potential measures to support low-income households and address the UK's digital divide in broadband connectivity. GigaTAG also said further consideration should be given to an employer-led scheme to support the uptake of gigabit broadband by offering employee discounts, similar to the gym membership discount schemes offered by many businesses. This, it said, would also help businesses to support remote working, which has boomed during the pandemic

GigaTAG believes this package of measures, along with other recommendations outlined in the report, will help motivate consumers and businesses to switch to gigabit-capable broadband networks, enabling them to take advantage of the benefits of these connections and support the government's ambition to roll out these faster services across the UK. "Digital connectivity has never been more important, with the pandemic highlighting how dependent consumers are on a good broadband connection for daily activities such as remote working, access to services and keeping in touch with family and friends," said Rocio Concha, director of policy and advocacy at Which? and chair of GigaTAG. "Demand for faster, more reliable broadband services is crucial to the success of the roll-out of gigabit-capable broadband, and to ensure the benefits of these connections are realised.

Better information about the benefits, measures to improve the language used to describe these services, along with possible targeted voucher and discount schemes, will help to address the barriers preventing consumers from benefiting from better connections."

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Brits to get days out vouchers and rail pass to travel around the UK

Brits can now look forward to claiming money-off vouchers for tourist attractions in England as part of a GBP10 million boost to the tourism sector. The National Lottery will be launching the scheme later on this year as part of the Tourism Recovery Plan, reports the Mirror. This means that lottery players will be able to gain entry to UK attractions between September 2020 and March 2022 throughout the scheme.

The tourism industry has been hit heavily for most of the last 12 months, but with society slowly beginning to open back up, the government's recovery plan will be the next step forward. A new rail pass will also be launched, offering flexible travel across the country and discounts to certain tourist places. The rail pass will work in the same way as the BritPass, which is aimed at international tourists visiting the UK on holiday.

Tourism, hospitality and leisure businesses have received more than GBP25billion in grants, loans and tax breaks to help keep businesses afloat, the government said. Tourism Minister Nigel Huddleston MP said: "Our brilliant tourism sector is one of our country's greatest assets, making a huge contribution to our economy and delivering jobs across all communities. "This is why we've provided it with GBP25bn in support so far during the COVID-19 pandemic."

He added: "The Tourism Recovery Plan is our blueprint for how the sector can build back better from the pandemic, even faster than forecasts predict."

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The Tourism Recovery Report also doesn't say how much money off the vouchers will give, or if it will be a percentage amount. Details are expected to be revealed later this year before the scheme launches in the autumn. Visit Britain chairman Lord Patrick McLoughlin welcomed the plan, saying: "Tourism is a critical industry, a powerhouse of innovation, creativity and employment, injecting cash into the economy with a track record for growth and levelling-up, supporting local economies in every part of the UK and strengthening our place on the world stage.

"By working together to drive demand and build back visitor spend as quickly as possible we can emerge from the pandemic and also look towards a brighter future building an industry that is more resilient, sustainable, inclusive and innovative."

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Brits can now look forward to claiming money-off vouchers for tourist attractions in England as part of a GBP10 million boost to the tourism sector. The National Lottery will be launching the scheme later on this year as part of the Tourism Recovery Plan, reports the Mirror. This means that lottery players will be able to gain entry to UK attractions between September 2020 and March 2022 throughout the scheme.

The tourism industry has been hit heavily for most of the last 12 months, but with society slowly beginning to open back up, the government's recovery plan will be the next step forward. A new rail pass will also be launched, offering flexible travel across the country and discounts to certain tourist places. The rail pass will work in the same way as the BritPass, which is aimed at international tourists visiting the UK on holiday.

Tourism, hospitality and leisure businesses have received more than GBP25billion in grants, loans and tax breaks to help keep businesses afloat, the government said. Tourism Minister Nigel Huddleston MP said: "Our brilliant tourism sector is one of our country's greatest assets, making a huge contribution to our economy and delivering jobs across all communities. "This is why we've provided it with GBP25bn in support so far during the COVID-19 pandemic."

He added: "The Tourism Recovery Plan is our blueprint for how the sector can build back better from the pandemic, even faster than forecasts predict."

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Signing up to the newsletter is simple. All you have to do is to click here and type in your email address. It's one of the many ways that you can read the news that matters to you from HertsLive. The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport hasn't revealed a list of places where you'll be able to use the vouchers, or how Brits can go about claiming them.

The Tourism Recovery Report also doesn't say how much money off the vouchers will give, or if it will be a percentage amount. Details are expected to be revealed later this year before the scheme launches in the autumn. Visit Britain chairman Lord Patrick McLoughlin welcomed the plan, saying: "Tourism is a critical industry, a powerhouse of innovation, creativity and employment, injecting cash into the economy with a track record for growth and levelling-up, supporting local economies in every part of the UK and strengthening our place on the world stage.

"By working together to drive demand and build back visitor spend as quickly as possible we can emerge from the pandemic and also look towards a brighter future building an industry that is more resilient, sustainable, inclusive and innovative."

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Brits to get days out vouchers and rail pass to travel around the UK

Brits can now look forward to claiming money-off vouchers for tourist attractions in England as part of a GBP10 million boost to the tourism sector. The National Lottery will be launching the scheme later on this year as part of the Tourism Recovery Plan, reports the Mirror. This means that lottery players will be able to gain entry to UK attractions between September 2020 and March 2022 throughout the scheme.

The tourism industry has been hit heavily for most of the last 12 months, but with society slowly beginning to open back up, the government's recovery plan will be the next step forward. A new rail pass will also be launched, offering flexible travel across the country and discounts to certain tourist places. The rail pass will work in the same way as the BritPass, which is aimed at international tourists visiting the UK on holiday.

Tourism, hospitality and leisure businesses have received more than GBP25billion in grants, loans and tax breaks to help keep businesses afloat, the government said. Tourism Minister Nigel Huddleston MP said: "Our brilliant tourism sector is one of our country's greatest assets, making a huge contribution to our economy and delivering jobs across all communities. "This is why we've provided it with GBP25bn in support so far during the COVID-19 pandemic."

He added: "The Tourism Recovery Plan is our blueprint for how the sector can build back better from the pandemic, even faster than forecasts predict."

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Signing up to the newsletter is simple. All you have to do is to click here and type in your email address. It's one of the many ways that you can read the news that matters to you from HertsLive. The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport hasn't revealed a list of places where you'll be able to use the vouchers, or how Brits can go about claiming them.

The Tourism Recovery Report also doesn't say how much money off the vouchers will give, or if it will be a percentage amount. Details are expected to be revealed later this year before the scheme launches in the autumn. Visit Britain chairman Lord Patrick McLoughlin welcomed the plan, saying: "Tourism is a critical industry, a powerhouse of innovation, creativity and employment, injecting cash into the economy with a track record for growth and levelling-up, supporting local economies in every part of the UK and strengthening our place on the world stage.

"By working together to drive demand and build back visitor spend as quickly as possible we can emerge from the pandemic and also look towards a brighter future building an industry that is more resilient, sustainable, inclusive and innovative."

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Brits to get days out vouchers and rail pass to travel around the UK

Brits can now look forward to claiming money-off vouchers for tourist attractions in England as part of a GBP10 million boost to the tourism sector. The National Lottery will be launching the scheme later on this year as part of the Tourism Recovery Plan, reports the Mirror. This means that lottery players will be able to gain entry to UK attractions between September 2020 and March 2022 throughout the scheme.

The tourism industry has been hit heavily for most of the last 12 months, but with society slowly beginning to open back up, the government's recovery plan will be the next step forward. A new rail pass will also be launched, offering flexible travel across the country and discounts to certain tourist places. The rail pass will work in the same way as the BritPass, which is aimed at international tourists visiting the UK on holiday.

Tourism, hospitality and leisure businesses have received more than GBP25billion in grants, loans and tax breaks to help keep businesses afloat, the government said. Tourism Minister Nigel Huddleston MP said: "Our brilliant tourism sector is one of our country's greatest assets, making a huge contribution to our economy and delivering jobs across all communities. "This is why we've provided it with GBP25bn in support so far during the COVID-19 pandemic."

He added: "The Tourism Recovery Plan is our blueprint for how the sector can build back better from the pandemic, even faster than forecasts predict."

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Signing up to the newsletter is simple. All you have to do is to click here and type in your email address. It's one of the many ways that you can read the news that matters to you from HertsLive. The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport hasn't revealed a list of places where you'll be able to use the vouchers, or how Brits can go about claiming them.

The Tourism Recovery Report also doesn't say how much money off the vouchers will give, or if it will be a percentage amount. Details are expected to be revealed later this year before the scheme launches in the autumn. Visit Britain chairman Lord Patrick McLoughlin welcomed the plan, saying: "Tourism is a critical industry, a powerhouse of innovation, creativity and employment, injecting cash into the economy with a track record for growth and levelling-up, supporting local economies in every part of the UK and strengthening our place on the world stage.

"By working together to drive demand and build back visitor spend as quickly as possible we can emerge from the pandemic and also look towards a brighter future building an industry that is more resilient, sustainable, inclusive and innovative."

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Brits to get days out vouchers and rail pass to travel around the UK

Brits can now look forward to claiming money-off vouchers for tourist attractions in England as part of a GBP10 million boost to the tourism sector. The National Lottery will be launching the scheme later on this year as part of the Tourism Recovery Plan, reports the Mirror. This means that lottery players will be able to gain entry to UK attractions between September 2020 and March 2022 throughout the scheme.

The tourism industry has been hit heavily for most of the last 12 months, but with society slowly beginning to open back up, the government's recovery plan will be the next step forward. A new rail pass will also be launched, offering flexible travel across the country and discounts to certain tourist places. The rail pass will work in the same way as the BritPass, which is aimed at international tourists visiting the UK on holiday.

Tourism, hospitality and leisure businesses have received more than GBP25billion in grants, loans and tax breaks to help keep businesses afloat, the government said. Tourism Minister Nigel Huddleston MP said: "Our brilliant tourism sector is one of our country's greatest assets, making a huge contribution to our economy and delivering jobs across all communities. "This is why we've provided it with GBP25bn in support so far during the COVID-19 pandemic."

He added: "The Tourism Recovery Plan is our blueprint for how the sector can build back better from the pandemic, even faster than forecasts predict."

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Signing up to the newsletter is simple. All you have to do is to click here and type in your email address. It's one of the many ways that you can read the news that matters to you from HertsLive. The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport hasn't revealed a list of places where you'll be able to use the vouchers, or how Brits can go about claiming them.

The Tourism Recovery Report also doesn't say how much money off the vouchers will give, or if it will be a percentage amount. Details are expected to be revealed later this year before the scheme launches in the autumn. Visit Britain chairman Lord Patrick McLoughlin welcomed the plan, saying: "Tourism is a critical industry, a powerhouse of innovation, creativity and employment, injecting cash into the economy with a track record for growth and levelling-up, supporting local economies in every part of the UK and strengthening our place on the world stage.

"By working together to drive demand and build back visitor spend as quickly as possible we can emerge from the pandemic and also look towards a brighter future building an industry that is more resilient, sustainable, inclusive and innovative."

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Brits to get days out vouchers and rail pass to travel around the UK

Brits can now look forward to claiming money-off vouchers for tourist attractions in England as part of a GBP10 million boost to the tourism sector. The National Lottery will be launching the scheme later on this year as part of the Tourism Recovery Plan, reports the Mirror. This means that lottery players will be able to gain entry to UK attractions between September 2020 and March 2022 throughout the scheme.

The tourism industry has been hit heavily for most of the last 12 months, but with society slowly beginning to open back up, the government's recovery plan will be the next step forward. A new rail pass will also be launched, offering flexible travel across the country and discounts to certain tourist places. The rail pass will work in the same way as the BritPass, which is aimed at international tourists visiting the UK on holiday.

Tourism, hospitality and leisure businesses have received more than GBP25billion in grants, loans and tax breaks to help keep businesses afloat, the government said. Tourism Minister Nigel Huddleston MP said: "Our brilliant tourism sector is one of our country's greatest assets, making a huge contribution to our economy and delivering jobs across all communities. "This is why we've provided it with GBP25bn in support so far during the COVID-19 pandemic."

He added: "The Tourism Recovery Plan is our blueprint for how the sector can build back better from the pandemic, even faster than forecasts predict."

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Signing up to the newsletter is simple. All you have to do is to click here and type in your email address. It's one of the many ways that you can read the news that matters to you from HertsLive. The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport hasn't revealed a list of places where you'll be able to use the vouchers, or how Brits can go about claiming them.

The Tourism Recovery Report also doesn't say how much money off the vouchers will give, or if it will be a percentage amount. Details are expected to be revealed later this year before the scheme launches in the autumn. Visit Britain chairman Lord Patrick McLoughlin welcomed the plan, saying: "Tourism is a critical industry, a powerhouse of innovation, creativity and employment, injecting cash into the economy with a track record for growth and levelling-up, supporting local economies in every part of the UK and strengthening our place on the world stage.

"By working together to drive demand and build back visitor spend as quickly as possible we can emerge from the pandemic and also look towards a brighter future building an industry that is more resilient, sustainable, inclusive and innovative."

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