Tag: high street

Moral Blackmail Is Legal, After All…

While disabled toilets have become more common than they once were, a sizeable minority of disabled people still can’t use them. That’s because they require specialist equipment, including a hoist, and, ideally, a changing table suitable for adults so their…

You Can’t Argue With Success….

Yet more #firstworldproblems: The debut of Lego Friends, featuring a more prominent use of pink than your typical Lego fan would be used to, drew criticism from some consumer groups who said it would reinforce gender stereotypes. As well as…

Projection…

Joanna Blythman (food writer, investigative journalist and broadcaster) doesn’t like Tesco much… Coffee appears to be recession-proof. It falls into the marketing category of a “small affordable luxury”. In business terms, coffee shops are highly profitable. Even people who think…

Well, It’s A Start…

The decision made by the council’s community services committee last week will mean residents can do their shopping locally without having to fork out for high parking charges. Yes. It’s only five free spaces. And the attitude that they are…

Mary Portas’s plans for our high streets

On December 12, the Telegraph alerted the nation to a report by Mary Portas which contains 28 recommendations for our high streets. James Hall, the Telegraph‘s Consumer Affairs Editor, wrote (emphases mine): Years of “erosion, neglect and mismanagement” have left…