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Stafford town centre has had more than its fair share of woes during the economic downturn. Vacancy rates are high and many empty retail units line Stafford’s High Street.

Now retailers in the north end fear the new Riverside complex will create a divide in the town. Richard Hilton reports.


A “windfall” for Stafford Borough Council which could mean a 2% reduction in Council Tax was met with strong opposition at a council meeting.

The Conservative proposal, which sets to reduce Council tax by 2% in 2014/15, comes as a result of a projected extra income of over £129,000 from the New Homes Bonus scheme.

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