Traders fear for jobs after plan to close market hall

Traders say they fear for their livelihoods after a deal was agreed to sell the city’s £3m market hall.
The indoor market will shut down and the site will be sold off to make way for a new cinema complex under the deal agreed in principle by Wakefield Council, developer Sovereign Centros and the owners of Trinity Walk last week.
The market hall could shut as soon as January and traders said they were worried their jobs could be at risk if they cannot find somewhere else to set up shop in time for the closure.
Martin Ashby, who has been on the market for nearly 50 years, said: “Since the... read more

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