Shops, pubs and restaurants could fold if Winter Wonderland event does not go ahead

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A Nottingham city centre newsagent believes having no Winter Wonderland in Old Market Square could cripple the city this Christmas.

His views have been backed by the East Midlands Chamber who said "it could have significant economic ramifications should the event not go ahead."

Mick Garton, who owns newsgents across Nottingham, made the decision to close MSR Newsgroup in Wollaton Street in July after making as little as £50 a day.

He has since reopened the shop but said businesses need a 'Christmas boost" otherwise they will struggle to continue through the hard trading months of January and February.

He is calling on behalf of city centre businesses for Nottingham City Council to put on

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