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Town's only independent newsagent closes down
2:55pm Saturday 5th October 2013 in News
ROMSEY’S only independent newsagent has closed suddenly.
Shocked customers turned up to buy their papers and magazines at Latimer News yesterday to find a notice saying that the business run by Agnes Bowman had closed.
In a statement Mrs Bowman, who ran the business for 12 years said: “It is with great sadness that I have taken the decision to close Latimer News. With the latest increase in rent, rates and the drop in footfall it was made impossible to carry on trading.
“I feel desperately sad for my loyal staff who have been by my side giving me unwavering support.
“I thank all my loyal customers who I have got to know well over the past 12 years. I will miss you all very much,” said Mrs Bowman.
Customers of the Latimer Street-based shop who planned to sponsor Mrs Bowman’s daughter Janine’s 15,000ft skydive over Salisbury Plain on October 11in aid of Southampton General Hospital’s children’s cancer unit have been asked to use her Just Giving website.
The site is justgiving/janine-bowman or send a cheque payable to Piam Brown Ward to Seawork Marine Services, Unit 6, Budds Lane, Romsey, SO51 OHA.
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