Week on week, things are gradually getting back to normal - or a new normal at least. Shops are re-opening on the high street, with people one again returning to buy the things they want and need.
It has been a difficult few months for local and high street shops. That’s why we are sticking to our commitment to get small businesses thriving again with our #SupportLocal campaign, and ensure the local businesses that keep our communities ticking stay in the public eye.
From 4 July it’s the turn of hospitality business - pubs and restaurants - to open their doors once again.
We’ve rounded up a selection of articles from our publications up and down the nation, proving that local business is coming back into bloom.
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Work is well under way on a new bar in the middle of Sheffield which bosses say will be of a standard ‘never seen before’ in the city.
The Prime Minister has announced a series of changes to the lockdown in England, telling MPs the "long national hibernation" was coming to a close.
Ten years ago, Eliza-May Austin was a waitress in Doncaster town centre.
After three months, drinkers in Sunderland will be able to wet their whistle in their favourite pubs after Boris Johnson gave the green light for pubs, hotels and restaurants to reopen from Saturday, July 4.
Fifers can now enjoy the taste of restaurant-quality fine food without having to leave their homes, thanks to a new East Neuk service.
A popular Chesterfield pub is preparing to reopen its doors on July 4 after the Government announced a further easing of lockdown.
A Cambodian restaurant – one of only five in the entire UK – is set to open in Buxton
It means the world to us to see businesses and local communities starting to flourish again. We’re now awaiting the reopening of the English hospitality sector on 4 July with baited breath. We’ll bring you all the highlights as they happen, ensuring that eager customers know just how they can #SupportLocal in the new normal.