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Boom in websites supporting local UK shops amid Covid lockdowns

Stream of initiatives helping independent businesses appear across Britain * Coronavirus – latest updates * See all our coronavirus coverage When website developer Nathali Alpi heard England was going into another month-long lockdown at the start of November, she was immediately worried for her friends running independent shops around Bristol. “I knew they would be missing all that footfall at one of the most important times of the year - and I just didn’t know how they would survive’,” she told the Guardian. Instead of wringing her hands, she and her husband took action – creating a virtual high street for independent traders, Shop Here Not There. “It’s a gift to all of the small independent shops of Bristol,” she said. “It’s not a business, it’s really just there to help.” Continue reading...

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