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The store's owner Phil Barton says the shop has been unprofitable for many years and he had no more money to put into the business.

"Everyone here has crawled across the field of broken glass to keep this open, but in the end it didn't work," he explains.

"I think it is one of the top three independent stores in Britain. But that doesn't stop it being uneconomic. Everyone here is aware of tough things have been for the last ...

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