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Calls to bring Primark to Newbury

There are calls for Primark to make a move to Newbury town centre.

The retailer's being urged to consider the Berkshire town as a base for one of its stores, after one prominent councillor in the town suggested the idea on social media.

That person was the Deputy Leader of Newbury Town Council, Councillor Miles Evans.

He's told us the town centre is in need of another big business:

"You probably want somebody who is posting a rise in sales, is prominent and will have a big impact on the local area.

"Primark is a name that just keeps coming back to people's minds."

Councillor Evans says the town centre is particularly an area which is in need of investment:

"If you look at footfall figures, they're slightly down year on year.

"There's obviously the need here to do something - and we know that.

"If you look at other areas with a Primark store you see the difference, so we know it has a big impact."

Primark replied to Councillor Evans' tweet, saying they'll get staff in the Store Development department to consider his idea.

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