Market madness

A BUSINESS without a proven trading record is being offered a 'golden handshake' in the region of £400,000 to move into Lancaster Market – The Visitor understands.

A source this week said that tax payers' money is to be used as a sweetener in a behind-the-scenes deal with Asco Stores Ltd.

And today (March 3) hundreds of people are expected to march from Lancaster Market to Morecambe Town Hall where traders will present Lancaster City Council with a new plan which could save the market.

Asco, a new supermarket chain describing itself as "better than Tesco, cheaper than Booths", confirmed it is the single retailer interested in taking over the market building.

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