by Peter Fountain on Monday 22nd May

A report by the New Economic Foundation has found that street markets offer a greater range of fruit and vegetables than many supermarkets and charge up to 50 percent less.
One of the researchers, Guy Rubin, said 'street markets provide vital revenue for local economies, and the irony is that because the value of markets has not been quantified until now, planning decisions are being taken around the country which are undermining
the small enterprises that can prevent us becoming a nation of cloned towns.'