Eithne Shortall: Let’s hear it for the local corner shop
Small, family-run independent newsagents are often quite literally the cornerstone of our communities, but they need our support to keep their doors open
A favourite weekend ritual is a trip to our local newsagents. In the early morning, I’ll pull on my coat, my three-year-old will hop on his scooter and we’ll whizz around to the corner shop (it’s amazing how often they really are on corners) and load up on reading material. While I peruse the newspaper bench, he’ll rifle through the bottom shelf of the magazine section.
I tend to make my selection first, but Ruan ...