BREAKING: Anti Tesco protest set to take place in Sherborne today
Anti-Tesco campaigners are expected to gather in Sherborne this afternoon in protest to plans for a supermarket.
Businesses are set to board up shop fronts and staff members are planning to walk to the third and final public consultation session from 2.30pm.
More than 9,000 business owners and residents have signed paper and online petitions in opposition to proposed plans by the retail giant to build a store on the Sherborne Hotel site, on the A30.
Mary Portas, John Challis and other celebrity figures have supported the anti-Tesco campaign.
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A pro-Tesco petition has also been set up with more than 100 signatures.
The public consultation of plans takes place at the Digby Hall, Hound Street, between 2.30pm and 7pm today.
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For the full story see Thursday's Sherborne edition of the Western Gazette