ROMANCE MEETS RETAIL THERAPY

Broughton Street traders are beating tramworks disruption with a series of promotions to retain old customers and attract new ones.

Loved-up locals could be the first to benefit.

Shoppers buying chocolates, roses, gifts, an evening meal, lingerie or champagne on Broughton Street over the St Valentine's Day weekend (12–14 February) will be entered into a prize draw for which the reward is a hamper.

To enter, purchasers will leave an email address at the shop or restaurant when they pay. 'Reciprocal goodies, offers and discounts' will also be on offer between certain shops and cafés over that weekend.

Broughton Street Traders Association will launch a website in the not too distant future. More news nearer the time.