Ockendon battle between Co-op and cornershop rumbles on

The “newspaper war” between the Patel’s newsagent in Canterbury Parade in South Ockendon and the Co-Op next door seems no nearer to a resolution.

Councillor Barry Johnson has intervened to try to plead the cause for the local business who believed that there was an “informal agreement” for the Co-Op not to sell newspapers.

YourThurrock spoke to Cllr Johnson to see how the campaign is progressing.

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